You Are a Badass

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

by Jen Sincero

Number of pages: 256

Publisher: Running Press Adult

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 978-0762447695

About the Author

Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her newsletters, products, seminars, public appearances, and books. You can find out...


Editorial Review

You Are a Badass is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don’t want to get busted doing it. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.  

Book Reviews

"Sincero (Don't Sleep With Your Drummer) brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes… The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs" — Publishers Weekly

"If touchy-feely self-help tomes make you feel, shall we say, less than inspired, this no-nonsense manifesto to awesomeness might be just what you're looking for. Filled with blunt and sassy advice, do-it-yourself exercises in personal transformation, and a whole lot of hilarity, You Are a Badass will silence your inner critic, and help you build a life worthy of the kind of Facebook news feed that others envy. Take a day off from looking for your inner goddess, and spending some time cultivating your outer badass instead.” — Bustle

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Wisdom to Share

If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.

Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else’s beliefs.

Our conscious mind thinks it’s in control, but it isn’t. Our subconscious mind doesn’t think about anything, but is in control.

All of us are connected to this limitless power and most of us aren’t using but a fraction of it.

The Universe will match whatever vibration you put out. And you can’t fool The Universe.

You need to raise your frequency to match the vibration of the one you want to tune into.

When we’re happy and all in love with ourselves, we can’t be bothered with the bullshit (our own and other people’s).

Comparison is the fastest way to take the fun out of life.

You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.

What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.

All that matters is what’s true for you, and if you can stay connected to that without straying, you will be a mighty superhero.

When we share what we were brought here to give, we are in alignment with our highest, most powerful selves.

Our fantasies are our realities in an excuse-free world.

Our thoughts are the most powerful tools we’ve got.

To think what you want to think is to think the truth, regardless of appearances.

You can cut yourself off from the supply of awesomeness when you are not in a state of gratitude.

The moment you decide to forgive and let your negative feelings melt away, you are on the road to freedom.

Holding on to resentment is like taking poison and waiting for your enemies to die.

What you choose to focus on becomes your reality.

Life in an illusion created by your perception, and it can be changed the moment you choose to change it.

So often, we pretend we’ve made a decision, when what we’ve really done is signed up to try until it gets too uncomfortable.

Nobody gets to the top of the mountain without falling on his face over and over again.

The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.

Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture.

Your faith in the Universe must be greater than your fear of not getting what you want.

An epiphany is a visceral understanding of something you already know.