Like She Owns the Place

Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic
Narrated by: Cara Alwill Leyba
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (542 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the woman who has built an empire of badass female entrepreneurs comes the long-awaited sequel to Girl Code.

Cara Alwill Leyba's riveting voice and kinship with her audience drove the self-published success of Girl Code, a book that encouraged women to support each other in the business community. Now her many fans are ready to take the next step: building sustainable confidence from the ground up.

Most women who are insecure look for the equivalent of a sugar rush, such as telling themselves they're better than other people or changing the way they look. But those tricks won't protect them from losing confidence in the future. Neither will simply being outspoken and aggressive, if those traits aren't authentic.

Leyba has three simple but provocative arguments. First, confidence doesn't come from "winning" - it comes comes from ignoring the success narratives we absorb from magazines and movies. Second, the impressions people make on others depend on their personalities, not their looks - so there's no reason to use the word ugly, ever. Finally, the foundation of confidence comes from "audacious auditing", Leyba's term for identifying toxic people and habits and getting rid of them.

Written in her chatty older-sister voice, and full of revealing stories from every stage of Cara's life, Like She Owns the Place will help listeners rewire their minds to be more confident. Take it from the woman who quit her job at MTV, dyed her hair pink, and made herself a best-selling author - there's a path to becoming stronger and happier.

©2018 Cara Alwill Leyba (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Editorial Review

Bubbly advice for a confidence boost

While Cara Alwill Leyba’s Girl Code provided the pep talks needed to get through a tough workday, Like She Owns the Place promises to "ignite confidence from within." In her latest book, Cara focuses on lifestyle changes to help you find and assert your most authentic self—like dumping that toxic boyfriend, forgiving yourself for skipping your cycling workout, and blocking out the idea that you need to chase promotions to find success. Even though some of us don’t share a deep bond with our hair stylists (or have the funds to take champagne breaks at our desks), we can still learn a thing or two from our categorically metropolitan, pink-haired powerhouse. Her real-talk reminders, such as "stop saying you’re sorry when you have nothing to apologize for," "you don’t need plastic surgery," and "check your f*cks at the door," are confidence-building mantras intended to inspire all women to rock a neon 'do if they want to. —Rachael X., Audible Editor

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Cara delivers!

This book will inspire you to take a good look at what is really going on inside. I personally love the mantras she has in here and even have one hanging in my living room! Amazing book and different thought process behind some of the same ideas I’ve heard before!! Brava Cara!

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So disappointed, loved her other book

I loved Cara’s other book and usually what she stands for. I was so excited for this release, pre purchased it. The book actually makes you feel worse about yourself. Cara gives this superiority and gives off a judgy vibe like she’s better than everyone else. While saying “do you” but then your not quite as good cause your not doing my way. I get what she’s trying to do with the “high vibe” movement but she went about it so harshly. Definitely disappointed if you let people be them don’t write like your better than others.

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This book was amazing!!

This is the first book I read from Cara and I now want to read them all! I LOVED IT!! I’ll be rereading this one again!

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Another great book by Cara!

I absolutely loved this book! I listened to it here on audible but will also be purchasing a hard copy!! Too much fantastic wisdom not to have it in hand!! Thanks Cara 💗

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Confidence Boosting!

I did not think I’d enjoy this book at first, because I felt like I’d exhausted my need for girl power, self love books. But I am glad I stuck it out. It improved my mood everyday after listening to it, and made me feel empowered. Her voice is easy to listen to, and it isn’t too long or self-indulgent. Good read for young women in search of a little boost

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Full 5 stars!

I’ve read a lot of self help/self love books and this is in my top 3! Cara’s wisdom and realness has taken my confidence and inner self love to a deeper level!!! I ended up buying this book for my whole leadership! Highly recommend!

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Grab Your Coffee & a Notebook

I love Cara, and this is my favorite work of hers to date. Inspiring and empowering, this is one I will listen to [thrice] the next time I need a reality check from a friend. Her workbooks and sweatshirt are on point as well.

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Beautiful book-for you when weary

Great book thank you Cara for reminding us we actually do own the place. Amen 👌🏼👸🏼there is not a pink-haired queen-they need to add it. Muah 😘

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I genuinely enjoyed it!!

This was my first book from Cara and it has made me want to look into her other work. Her narration of it seemed genuine and it was a good book to listen to while doing self care or just relaxing. I would recommend for someone who wants a boost without all the complication. I might even listen this again 😁

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A good read

I loved most parts of this book. Some of the ideas were what I actually do already to help me regulate myself and work hard for my dreams. It felt good to hear it from a professional. Some ideas sounded a little selfish to me like kicking friends out of your life. I think everyone we encounter has a message for us to help us improve, or reach our dreams. When we hate people, we need to think, be patient and learn from them, not be rude and kick then out of our lives.
Overall, it was a good read with plenty of bubbly ideas. Thanks Cara!