Everywhere I turned it seemed I was finding the book, “You are a badass: how to stop doubting your greatness and living an awesome life,” by Jen Sincero. I kept thinking to myself–I should read that book, but wouldn’t set aside the time to read it. It’s not a long book, and it was a pretty quick read cover-to-cover.
I started reading the book with a pretty open mindset on what Sincero was proposing for readers to better themselves. What was most appealing to me was the no nonsense attitude she has toward getting over crippling behaviors and beliefs. Sincero is not shy about using language that many authors typically stay away from to make sure they get the maximum numbers of readers. To Sincero it is simple–you will only succeed if you really want to make progress in that area of life. If you are only half invested in making yourself better, sooner or later a slip up will happen and it will be harder to get back on the wagon eventually with making good decisions.
I agree that you have to be wholeheartedly invested in improving yourself to actually improve yourself, and many of the tactics mentioned throughout the book are useful in helping you do just that. As I began the book I was gung-ho and thought everything was great. And I believe that this book is great for getting readers up and raring to start a change.
As I finished the book I started thinking it was a little unrealistic. Once you have the tactics down, I’m not sure how helpful the book is. It may be helpful as a boost when you’re not as sure of your skills, or feel on a downward spiral into your old ways. It would be a good idea to continually check back and reread sections of the book if you intend to follow a badass lifestyle.
Although I do have some reservations about the book, I mostly really liked it and it invigorated me to get started on living a badass lifestyle and not taking no for an answer. I also decided to read Sincero’s “sequel” to this book, “You are a Badass at Making Money,” which as a millennial with many student loans I was even more excited to dive into than this book. You all can look forward to a review of that book later this week.
Happy Reading 🙂