You are a Badass at Making Money, by Jen Sincero

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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!

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You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero

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This book is definitely badass. I’m not one for the “self-help” genre, but every now and then I hear from multiple bookish people that a book is great and I finally cave. I have seen this splashy cover all over Instagram and actually thought there is no chance in hell I will read this book. It sounded cheesy and self-righteous. Like come on, “start living an awesome life”?!? Then I heard the girls on By the Book Podcast recapping their experience of living by this book for two weeks, and chatted with a friend in the same day about how awesome this book was… so I ran on over to Hunter Street Books to buy it.

You are a Badass is a book aimed at people who want to improve their lives. Jen Sincero is a success coach, and a writer, who has documented the process on how to start understanding yourself, and start kicking some ass!

If you want more time in your life, show time some respect.

This book has so much great information, but the main thing is… it’s all things that we know, but just aren’t putting to practice. Sincero gives some really honest, and great advice. The one thing that really rang loudly for me was changing my internal story. I’ve been juggling two jobs for awhile. One where I work at a clinic, another where I am self-employed and trying to build my own business. And in all honesty, I’m exhausted lately, and tired of saying how busy I am. Sincero had said to try changing your story to let’s just see… and maybe from there you can start giving it a shot. For a long time my internal story was I need to keep both jobs for security, because what if my business doesn’t work. Well, from now on I’m just gonna see if I can really make it work. I finished this book, and decided that I need to quit my one job, and really make space for my business to grow and flourish.

I have lived a long life, and had many troubles, most of which ever happened. – Mark Twain

Another thing that this book reminded me was that I’m the WORST procrastinator ever! I will literally put something off to the very last minute, then run around like crazy to get the job done. You are a Badass totally kicked me out of that procrastination habit… for awhile. Let’s see how long that lasts 🙂

Well… honestly I could go ON and ON about this book, and the lessons that it reminded me and taught me. I have dog-eared, and highlighted the shit out of this book, and I have also reflected back on it so many times already. It’s an easy-to-read, full of sarcasm, and completely inspiring book. I suggest it whole-heartedly, and am literally telling everyone I meet about it.

Anywho, until next time, happy reading!!