Blanche’s Book Club: ‘You Are a Badass’.

I have been talking walks a few times each week as my “quarantine workout.” Most of the time, I listen to a podcast or a playlist, but I started adding audiobooks to the list.

My first audiobook was one I’ve had on the list for awhile: “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero. Here’s the scoop:

Packed with humor, inspiration, and advice, You Are a Badass is the #1 New York Times bestselling self-help book that teaches you how to get better without getting busted.

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to:

  • Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want,
  • Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, and
  • Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.

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.

This was the first book from Jen Sincero that I’ve ever read (or listen to). In general, I really like her style. It’s a self-help book, but she’s no nonsense and I really enjoyed how much of her personal experiences she shared in the book.

Like many other self-help books I’ve read, I don’t think all of this information is groundbreaking, but it was motivating to read/hear.

The parts that resonated with me the most were the “identify self-sabotaging behavior” and the part about money.

These were things I really hadn’t heard or read about before, aside from being areas I need to address in my own life.

I actually already purchased Sincero’s “You Are a Badass at Making Money” during an ebook sale earlier this summer, so now I am excited to read it!

She also has another book “You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable.”

I would definitely recommend “You Are a Badass” if you need a kick in the pants to get things moving — it definitely made me think about a lot of areas in my life.

If you’re interested in the audiobook version, I liked it! I am always weary of audiobooks because I’m scared the person’s voice will be annoying (no offense to voice actors!).

The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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