Last week, I picked up You are a BADASS: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. You are can order it. If you are not a reader, you can
you can listen to it!
I discovered the book in Target while wandering the aisles. I think the yellow cover caught my eyes. You really can’t miss it. It is bold and bright.
Then, I read the title: You are a BADASS.
I really didn’t read much more than that.
I was sold.
The book was added to the cart. I also threw in the matching push button that yells: You are a BADASS, You can do it, Do what you love, You create your reality, Feed fear a suck it sandwich…!
Now I haven’t finished this book yet but I have read about 62 pages and Jen has laid out some great points on how to change my life and others for the better.
Of course, this is not the first self-help book I have purchased.
No, there is a number of them but her humor and wit makes this one enjoyable and super personal instead of the typical other stuff out there on the market that feels too spiritual, too sappy, and well just eh.
I love how she starts with a quote by Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, “You can start
out with nothing, and out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made.”
Beautiful. I dig it.
Now you are asking me why would I share this with you.
I already hear you saying, “This is a date site not a self-help site.”
True that. But I also would like to add that investing in you and knowing yourself helps you discover you and that time and energy will then laid you in a relationship that you desire.
Bottomline: If we don’t check in, then we are just there and NOT TRULY living are BADASS AWESOMENESS. And that is boring.
Also, I believe to be a great partner, dater, or just a person, in general, you have to invest time in discovering who you are.
Not just when we are newly dating but regularly and often. The little check ins guide us to the next destination, allow for reflection, and moves you to the next chapter.
And a book like this may help you or someone you know. Again, there are a ton out there but this one may be THE ONE! THE ONE with the right words. The right message. The right Ahh moment that changes your life or someone you know.
So far I love her Chapter 6: Love The One You Is.
In this chapter, she lists 9 ways to love YOU!
I will share them with you now.
- Appreciate How Special You Are
- Drown Yourself in Affirmations
- Do Things You Love
- Find a Replacement
- Ditch the Self-Depreciating Humor
- Let The Love In
- Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
- Forgive Yourself
- Love Yourself
Now if you want more details, you can grab the book or listen to the audio link. Jen also has a few videos on YouTube on her channel . Maybe watch them while doing something else like the laundry, dishes, or at the gym.
Oh yes, grab a highlighter and mark up this book!
Make it bleed yellow.
As I read on I will take notes and share out with you but for now, take these 9 points and the idea that loving yourself is the biggest key to finding your AWESOMENESS and move on with your day.
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