What I’m Reading: You Are A Badass

Courtesy of jensincero.com

Courtesy of jensincero.com

            Jen Sincero manages to be hilarious and down to earth while giving great life advice in You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.  The personal stories she shares had me almost in tears from laughter and her no nonsense, cut-the-crap statements make this an easy read you won’t put down. Sincero manages to be relatable and inspiring in a way that makes you want to hang out with her and be awesome.  You Are A Badass is worth reading for anyone who wants to improve their life but is a little wary of the self-help movement.                                                       In her irreverent signature style, Sincero makes sense and offers a clear path to getting everything you want out of life.  Making your life better and dramatically improving your circumstances starts with getting out of your comfort zone. She writes “As French author and fearless truth-seeker, Andre Gidé, so aptly put it, “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”  What a way to put it!  Self-improvement is a journey because anything worth having takes time and effort.

If you want to live the life you've never livedOn being yourself, she doesn’t mince words. “Do not waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you…the truth is, the only questions you ever need to consider when making decisions about your life are:

  1. Is this something I want to be, do, or have?
  2. Is this going to take me in the direction I want to go (not should go)?
  3.  Is this going to screw over anybody else in the process?”

It’s on you to take control of your life and become the person you want to be.  In Sincero’s words “Your life is happening right now.  Do not snooze and lose.”  Start today.


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