You’re A Badass Pt. 2

My last review centered around Jen Sincero’s “You are a Badass” book, which discusses strategies to increase your self esteem in a “you can do it!” fashion. Today’s review looks at her next book which is a follow up to that book and is called, “You are a Badass at Making Money.”

I initially wanted to read this book even more than Sincero’s book “You are a Badass”, because I am in serious need of learning more about creating a stable financial lifestyle. While reading the first Badass book the money section was one of my favorites and I was thrilled to see she decided to write a book solely focusing on the topic. This book was well balanced between the “You are a Badass” way of living of doing whatever you put your mind to, and providing ideas of how to succeed at being as wealthy as you want. Sincero is clear that it is up to you to get over your mental hurdles, and that you need to do some leg work to figure out what you want. It’s more about figuring out your financial goals and then figuring out your own path to get there. So you want to pay off your debt faster? Can you sell stuff you have? Can you start a second — or third — side hustle to give you the extra cash? Why can’t you do these things, and if you “can’t,” then how bad did you really want to reach the goal you set for yourself if you aren’t willing to do extra to get it?

I absolutely love (in case you couldn’t tell) the mentality of this book. However, there were sections I didn’t find as helpful, or as easy to digest. By easy to digest, I mean more along the lines of the topic needed to be sold better instead of it being difficult to understand. Sincero wrote this book from her perspective and life experiences. She’s a life coach, and wrote heavily about her path to become a coach and coming up withย  A LOT of money to pay her first coach in order to learn. I liked the message that if there is something you want bad enough you’ll find a way to make the money to get that thing. But, I found her examples weren’t the right ones for me.

I often have a difficult time going full steam ahead on something and try to figure out the pitfalls, when it might be a better option to be wholeheartedly optimistic and just go for it. A large part of the methodology of Sincero’s books, as well as other books in this genre, is that you need to let it all go and just believe. I often begin the book, and maybe even begin doing some of the things the book in question suggests, but then start to flounder, and it goes by the wayside. One of my 2018 goals is to get over some of these mental hurdles I have and do the things!

Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

You are a Badass Pt. 1

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 ๐Ÿ™‚