I was first introduced to the You Are A Badass books last spring when I went to book club. I don’t like to overuse the term “life-changing” but Jen Sincero is in that category for me, along with Brene Brown. These books did something for me in a time that was considerably challenging. I wasn’t in the best place emotionally and I also was undergoing a lot of changes job-wise and also with school for our kids. It was a time of great uncertainty in a lot of ways.
I am not great at transitions, and I am a person that thrives on daily routines and knowing what is coming next. These books pushed me at a time when I was generally in a pretty negative place and helped me look at both triumphs and struggles in such a different way. I can’t recommend these books enough and the positively and self-awareness they helped me achieve in a time of some big changes.
“Forgiveness is all about taking care of you, not the person you need to forgive. It’s about putting your desire to feel good before your desire to be right. It’s about taking responsibility for your own happiness instead of pretending it’s in somebody else’s hands. It’s about owning your power by giving all your anger, resentment, and hurt the heave-ho.”
The abundance mindset was the biggest shift for me, and the chapters about gratitude. I also loved the idea that you can be thankful for even the hardest challenges because sometimes they lead you to something even better. This has been so true for and I have learned so much from even the most challenging experiences and conversations.
“If you wanna stay stuck in the same place and keep getting spanked with the same lessons over and over, be negative, resentful, and victimized. If you want to get over your issues and rock your life, be grateful, look for the good and learn.”
You Are a Badass At Making Money was also super inspiring and I found the advice to be about working towards certain goals and mindsets that didn’t just have to be pertaining to finances. “What you focus on you create more of.” This was a great “action” book for me and took the advice of You Are a Badass and put it into workable steps towards creating these mindsets in your career, relationships and daily life.
I am excited about her third book You Are A Badass Every Day which was released this week. Is anyone else planning on reading this? I hope to discuss it on here soon.