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We’ve made it to the start of another week! I am so excited for my book, “Oil & Ink” to come out tomorrow and I’m actually starting to take a screenwriting class this week. Screenwriting is something I’ve been wanting to learn for years now, but have been too afraid to try — not anymore!
After 2020, I am determined to use my continued time in quarantine in a way that actually benefits me. So, after publishing my book, the class was next on my list of things to get done this year. I’ll keep you posted 🙂
But, let’s jump into the latest read from Blanche’s Book Club, “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth” by Jen Sincero.
This was the last book I read in January. Honestly, I was hoping to review my first February book today because I’m reading all books by Black authors this month, but I started with a GIANT book on Malcolm X and I haven’t finished it yet. It’ll come!
Anyway, I wanted to read this Jen Sincero book at the start of the year because I have some financial goals for 2021. In college and in the few years following, I had so much financial trouble — even when I moved to Austin I had absolutely $0.
Money has always been a sticky issue for me, but over the last few years, I’ve really tried to confront these issues and try to understand why I had the problems in the first place. As a result, I’ve been able to pay down my credit card debt significantly and last year, I paid off my Jeep — I’d never paid off a car before!
At the end of 2020, I bought a budget planner as one step toward reaching my financial goals. And I also wanted to read this book!
I read Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” last year and really enjoyed it. I think books in the self-help genre are hit or miss. Not every book is going to be for everyone because we all resonate with different kinds of advice. I read the reviews on GoodReads for this one and they were very mixed.
So, I don’t think this one is any different — it’s not for everyone. But, I liked it. It’s very focused on getting your mind right to make more money. She talks a lot about how we block ourselves from success without knowing it, and the book is full of ways that you can attract money or money-making opportunities your way.
Aside from Jen’s advice, there’s several stories from other people’s success and my favorite part is that every chapter ends with tangible things you can do to set yourself up to make money.
If you’re not a person that’s into mantras and accepting signs from the Universe, this one probably isn’t for you. But if you are into it, I’d recommend it!
I actually made a YouTube video discussing all of the books I read in January (I don’t share all of them on the blog) if you want to see more! Come back tomorrow for my book launch 🙂
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