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You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life | [Jen Sincero]

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Jen Sincero (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"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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    Amazon Customer Vestal, NY 06-02-14
    Amazon Customer Vestal, NY 06-02-14

    PC Gamer & Tech Enthusiast

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    "Good at times"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Only during a few moments.


    What was most disappointing about Jen Sincero’s story?

    The entire story as repetitive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Often the quotes in beginning of each chapter.


    Was You are a Badass worth the listening time?

    Only for the quotes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    KIM California, USA 07-13-14
    KIM California, USA 07-13-14 Member Since 2012

    Kim

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    "Way too much counterfactual new-age nonsense"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Has You are a Badass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    If you prefer your self-help more evidence based, have a look at anything by Kelly McGonical.

    42 of 46 people found this review helpful
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    Moe 06-26-14
    Moe 06-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Finding your inner BadAss"
    What did you love best about You are a Badass?

    This Book will inspire you to be better....reminding & guiding you to be better than where you are now....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You are a Badass?

    "There is nothing more unstoppable than a freight train of fuck yeah"....(Yep, she throws a few "F" bombs around haha)


    Which character – as performed by Jen Sincero – was your favorite?

    She does a great job with the presentation of the material.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from You are a Badass?

    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....


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Abel mission, TX, USA 05-09-14
    Abel mission, TX, USA 05-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Badass = Kick Ass. Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of You are a Badass to be better than the print version?

    I always enjoy reading books but the way the "story" and advice was delivered ...it had to be in the author's own voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Jen Sincero’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard of her. I just loved the title and thought...Why not?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michail 06-19-14
    Michail 06-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "The "New" Secret - Load of Bull"
    What would have made You are a Badass better?

    This has nothing to do with anything. 5 Hours of talking in circles.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jen Sincero again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jen Sincero’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from You are a Badass?

    The narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    44 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    A. Peterson 05-08-14
    A. Peterson 05-08-14
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    "Loved it, bitches!"
    Would you listen to You are a Badass again? Why?

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I bought the book, so I could highlight all of the useful shit!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You are a Badass?

    I enjoyed all of it.


    What does Jen Sincero bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's funny!


    Any additional comments?

    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
    :)

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Meisha Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-15-13
    Meisha Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Edgy self help"
    Where does You are a Badass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was a self help book so I guess Jen because she seems like someone I would be friends with.


    What about Jen Sincero’s performance did you like?

    It was lively and entertaining.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time to be you.


    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    abby San Francisco, CA, United States 11-03-13
    abby San Francisco, CA, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book is absolutely amazing."
    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the whole thing in two days, it uplifted me completely and is so completely inspiring. She explains how simple and beautiful the world is, and how having everything you desire is easy.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 06-06-14
    Kim 06-06-14 Member Since 2011

    Book lover

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    "Best book I have heard all year"

    I listen to a ton of audiobooks, on average 2 a week. This book was the best for me this year. She is hillarious, but she is also hugely inspiring. There were numerous times while listening to the book that I had some major insights into my life. I highly recommend this book.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    ButterflyGirl 05-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Jen knocked it out of the park!"

    If you're easily offended or faint of heart, this work is not for you. But, on the other hand, if you can handle the truth, want what you want with fervor and determination and appreciate a wicked sense of humor and some sharp wit - you are going to love this book.
    Jen Sincero is super articulate and hilarious as she goes through each painful subject bringing in humor and levity to knock it outta the park.
    Right on, Jen! You are my soul sister.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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