In light of my recent career changes, I picked You are a Badass at Making Money up in attempts to have some hard steps help me grow my business. You may all remember my raving review for You are a Badass… I was/am still obsessed with that book. It was amazing, so I was pretty eager to pick up her next one.
You are a Badass at Making Money is written by world-renowned success coach Jen Sincero. This book is basically a summary of all the decisions that have lead her to becoming a someone who is scraping by in life, to someone who is kicking some serious ass financially.
You can have excuses or you can have success; you can’t have both.
Jen Sincero’s writing is easy to read, and so funny!! This book is filled with quotable lines, in which I have underlined and dog-eared to go back and remind myself. She’s an incredibly wise woman, who definitely believes in the Law of Attraction.
What comes out of your mouth comes into your life.
If you are looking for hard steps/facts that will lead you to financial success, this isn’t your book. Jen Sincero’s approach is a much more modern day, “if you build it, they will come” type method. In a similar vein to You are a Badass, she gives you steps in which to encourage confidence, visualization, and wanting something bad enough to make it happen. While I agree that all these things will put you on the right path to success, I also think that this type of jump-in-with-both-feet-without-thinking attitude can be detrimental. I do believe in a little thing called luck, and that some people do have it. On the other hand, if you never try to do anything how do you know if you aren’t the lucky one??
I really liked this book, I think it’s everything that I want to believe can happen if you truly desire something. But I do think it’s worth saying that there are flaws in it for sure. I don’t think that everyone can afford to take a chance, and this is where the lines get a little muddy. Not everyone can throw caution to the wind and invest in a dream. Dream chasing can be a luxury, that not everyone can afford.
Anywho, that’s all I have to say on this one today! Up next I’m reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Let’s just say I’m mildly obsessed with the glamour of the Fitzgerald’s, and I’m excited to share this one with you!
Until next time, happy reading!