Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014
Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.
Via chapters such as "Your Brain Is Your Bitch," "Fear Is for Suckers," and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not.
Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass. By the end of You are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
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"Sincero brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes... The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs." (Publishers Weekly)
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Only during a few moments.
The entire story as repetitive.
Often the quotes in beginning of each chapter.
Only for the quotes.
Has a few good moments but overall is often repetitive. She always goes back to love yourself. I also disagree that if you wish for a million bucks it will somehow manifest. The only way to really make money is to work for it. Yes she is right we need to reach higher goals by putting in the effort, but just wishing for the universe to bring me what i want is unrealistic.
Removing the 80% of this book that confidently makes bold assertions about how the world works with respect to "source energy", "connecting" to said source energy, how energy vibrates and vibrates at certain frequencies, how we want our energy to vibrate at higher frequencies and how our energy vibrating attracts anything that vibrates at the same frequency, etc.
I read to learn and not just to reaffirm my existing worldview. Yet, for me, far far too much time is spent making these extraordinary and - from my perspective - implausible assertions.
One does not need to agree with, or even understand, everything in a book to benefit from it, but I do prefer to find some common ground to build on before starting to accept new assertions.
None of the claims about energy and frequencies and attractions are new at all, of course. To the contrary, I think that at this point we do have reason to believe that those claims are false.
I really did make an effort to sit through the parts that make these claims I think are very likely false; all the while trying to see them as allegorical and trying to extract whatever benefit and meaning from them I could. Eventually it seemed to me that I just couldn't recognize the world I live in with what the author spent the vast majority of the time conveying.
So why don't I just live-and-let-live, and allow people with a worldview different from my own to benefit from this book in whichever way they can? I do. Nothing I'm saying here interferes with that. I'm writing this for people like myself so they can have an idea about what they're getting in to.
No, not at all.
If you prefer your self-help more evidence based, have a look at anything by Kelly McGonical.
This Book will inspire you to be better....reminding & guiding you to be better than where you are now....
"There is nothing more unstoppable than a freight train of fuck yeah"....(Yep, she throws a few "F" bombs around haha)
She does a great job with the presentation of the material.
So many....a few stand out moments for me where regarding time & money. Showing "respect" to these two very important life spokes....she presents material in a very "Real" way. It's not a lecture....It's a "Hey, get your ass in gear....& get the fuck on the fuck"...haha (whatever that means:). It's all the great material from all the good books rolled into one. It's good. You will enjoy....
I have read all the "Good Books"....This is the best....It's entertaining & inclusive of all the Good Lessons. She tells it to ya in a real way. I am a 48 year old Male. I loved it. Listening for the 5th time and don't ever plan to stop....it's a great resource.
I always enjoy reading books but the way the "story" and advice was delivered ...it had to be in the author's own voice.
The fact that she drew from others but never sugar coated anything. I love self help books but this was one book where tough love was still love.
Never heard of her. I just loved the title and thought...Why not?
Sure! The way it was presented was in a conversational tone and stayed away from a lecture , the standard "I TOLD YOU SO!" type of delivery.
This came at a time where I needed a kick in the pants to get me moving again. I've been self employed for over 14 years now but I have entered a phase where i'm all in. The lord has led me to where I am at and I've been scared. I've never met the author (no had i ever heard of her) but I felt she was delivering the truth right to me. Not sure if she'd ever read the review but I'd love to thank her for her advice.
This has nothing to do with anything. 5 Hours of talking in circles.
This is a bunch of new age if you think it, then you will get it. The basis of this book is about vibrating at the same frequency as your desires to attract the like vibrations. Blah, Blah, Blah horrible. Useless.
It is an entertaining self help book. I am listening a second time. I am glad that I own it. I also like the fact it was read by the author.
It was a self help book so I guess Jen because she seems like someone I would be friends with.
It was lively and entertaining.
Time to be you.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I bought the book, so I could highlight all of the useful shit!
I enjoyed all of it.
I thought it was a great book. I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but most of it seemed awesome to me. She's my new hero
I have already listened to this book two days in a row, I absolutely love it and plan to listen again. It gives you a step by step plan on manifesting your best life!
The what & the how to align physical & spiritual action steps.
This is the first time I've listened to Jen Sincero, now I'm hooked! Loved her performance!
Meditating for manifestation. Aligning myself up with what I really want, so that I can be, do , and have it!
I want more of Jen!! Looking forward to hearing more of her work. Excellent!
Elizabeth, Artist, Alaska...
Sincery reiterates a lot of the self-help genre's methods, and madness, but seemingly with a fresh voice. She's witty, self-referential, admits her failings and is very, very human. Put in her voice, many of the activities/behaviors/ideas take on a new meaning.
Definitely enjoyed it.
Also---really appreciated her talking about the energy and vibrations of the world within us and between us. Call it God, call it the Force; I got it.
I rarely read printed versions, i commute and listening gives the special exclamation point in the sentences that the writer means to, instead of the reader assuming that is the important part.
Many. she talks like I do, no holes barred, honest & straightforward she is the girlfriend who WILL tell you "yes your ass does look big in that dress". and everybody needs a girlfriend like that.
no I have not but probably going to now.
no, only because I like to absorb each chapter to be sure i learned something from it. Although it is educational it is also very entertaining. she always has an example for the point she is making and they are usually quite funny examples.
If swearing offends you this is probably not for you. I personally feel somethings need spice and somethings need more than an exclamation point to get your point across! some people sugar coat and worry about politically correctness so much that the true meaning is lost. She does not sugar coat. I came away from this book with a new outlook and ambition to get off my butt and do things I have been putting off and experience life more fully so I can be the bad-ass I was meant to be.
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