You Are A Badass: A Book Review
I’m not a reader. I know, I know – readers are leaders…but in my case, readers are sleepers. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading, it’s just that my eyes get really overwhelmed – or something to that effect. However, every now and again I’ll give reading another go-round, because I do really enjoy learning new things and hearing ideas from another person’s perspective. So I thought, alright Megs, let’s give it another go…and to Amazon I went. I decided to look into the motivation/self-improvement books, thinking I might land on something genius to write about here, and lo and behold: You Are A Badass, by Jen Sincero. New York Times Best Seller, female author, reportedly humorous – the next step was obvious. Here are my thoughts.
What It’s All About
Who’s a badass? You. You’re a badass. That’s what this book is about. If you’re thinking the title has completely ruined the ending, and now you have no need to spend your precious time reading the book…you are incorrect. You Are A Badass is intended to help you realize how awesome you are (and it IS pretty obvious), and how much potential you have right now, in this very moment. She takes you all the way back where you came from in childhood, helping you understand why you have the thought processes and beliefs you do, to the present, where you’ll take charge of your life, dream big, and plan where you want to go in the future. Essentially, this book is all about you. The baddest badass you didn’t know you knew.
What You Can Expect
If you’re reading this blog, and you’re reading it because you enjoy the way I write, you will probably like Jen Sincero as an author. She’s very straight forward in presenting her ideas, offering a number of entertaining personal examples of her own failures and successes. You can expect a well-timed cuss word every now and again to wake you up and add a little color to her story.
Besides offering up experiences from her own journey, Sincero also helps you get the motivational juices flowing by recalling your own experiences and realizing your current aspirations. She offers a number of hypothetical examples of how you can improve the quality of your life and get as much as you can out of the awesome life you already have. These strategies can be applied to your goals in fitness, relationships, finances, and any other area of your life where you’re not yet satisfied. She also provides a number of exercises and activities you can do to determine where your focus should be, and how to get started on making your dreams and reality. Don’t be an eye roller – just do it, it doesn’t hurt anything to dig deep every once in a while and get out of your comfort zone. Sincero is highly successful, and travels all over the world getting paid to do what she loves to do. She loves her badass self, and the badass life she’s created for herself – so do what the lady says!
Why You Need This Book
Here’s the deal. No matter how motivated you are, or how great you think you are – we can all use a little reminder sometimes. This book will help you to think BIG. So many people limit themselves by aiming low. Of course it’s necessary to set and achieve smaller goals on your way to bigger ones, but you can’t let yourself become a victim of your current circumstances. Sincero will empower you to think beyond what you perceive to be your limitation(s), and take the necessary steps in order to get out of your comfort zone and become the badass you were always meant to be. Whether you want to make strides in your health and fitness, business, your relationships or your finances, this book will get you fired up to take that all-important first step!
Where You Can Get It
Shocker – Amazon, of course! You can of course by the physical book, or the Kindle version, MP3 CD or…my personal favorite – Audible. Sincero is even the narrator for this book, so you can hear exactly how she intended the book to be read! I may have mentioned this in a recent post, but I’m ok with saying it again. Using Audible is a great way to multi-task, and get some “reading” in while you’re driving, on a cardio machine, or just want to fall asleep to happy thoughts and a good story. It’s been my saving grace when it comes to getting reading in, for sure. Give it a try! The trial is free, you get 2 free audio books…and it’s only 14.95/mo. after that – everybody wins! If you want to really badass, and play big right out of the gate, go for the Gold Membership (14.95/mo.). Check it out if you want to experience soaking up knowledge with basically no effort 🙂
What To Do After You’ve Read It
Take action. That’s all. Decide what needs to be done or, more likely, what several things need to be done – start with the easiest, most attainable one, and build up from there. Be open to trying new things, getting out of your comfort zone, and doing things that scare you, on the regular. You’ll be so happy you did!
If you’ve read this book, or ended up reading it after this review, comment below and let me know what you thought! I’d love to hear about all the greatness you’re striving for and, especially, what a BADASS you’ve become 🙂
Thanks for being your badass self – keep it real.
Founder: MCP Total Fitness