Just recently, I started reading “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero and, while I haven’t gotten very far, I have to say that the book is incredible. Now before you ask, yes it is a self-help book. There is a stigma that exists about people who purchase self-help books. The immediate assumption is that someone isn’t okay, or they are depressed. Well, that’s not the case here. I purchased it because I think that an expert’s advice is valuable. It’s good to see things from a different perspective and to gain a better understanding of yourself and the people around you. That is why I purchased the book.
The purpose of this book is to help you too:
- Stop self-sabotaging
- Create a life that you love
- And the type of money that you’ve never made before.
It’s all about improving your life. Jen offers 27 chapters full of stories, advice, and different exercises that you can do.
While reading this book, I came across a quote by Kurt Cobain that says “Wanting to be someone else, is a waste of the person that you are” and it reminded me of a period in my life where I seriously disliked who I was. I think that we’ve all gone through this period in life and we’ve all handled it differently. Some people still feel like that even as adults, I know that I do occasionally and that’s okay. No one is perfect, that just doesn’t exist. We all have flaws and things that we wish to change. But, it’s important that we don’t allow these flaws to turn into self-deprecating beliefs and behaviors. Instead, how about we embrace them. Grab onto them and hold on tight because they are what makes us unique. They are what makes us one-in-a-million. Don’t waste the person that you are. Get out there and just be free. Don’t let negative opinions hold you back from fully embracing yourself. If you have curves, embrace them. If you have a gap in your teeth, love it. If your skin isn’t clear, so what? You can fix those things but don’t let their existence stop you from loving you. Don’t waste who you are.
Grab yourself a copy of Jen Sincero’s book and start being the best you and living the best life.