You Are A Bad Ass

You Are A Bad Ass

How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780762447695
0762447699
Branch Call Number: 158.1 SINCERO
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: You are a badass

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This book is a kick in the pants for anyone who is either afraid or "not ready" to take the leap of her life. Whether you are wanting to build your brand, buy your dream home, pay off your student loans, or live your best life in other ways, Sincero is here to help.
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LPL_KateG Apr 03, 2016

Currently listening to this fab book, read by the author herself. Get on the holds list for the print version or go to Hoopla NOW for the audiobook and get ready to manifest your dreams! (Hoopla has no holds or lines!) Seriously, this book is the perfect amount of admitted cheesiness and straight... Read More »


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ArapahoeJane Sep 08, 2020

Written in a frank and irreverent tone, this book provides a "kick in the pants" to anyone who has used their own thinking to hinder their progress...which is to say, everyone. I loved it both for the wise advice therein and for the author's jaunty style. I just may read it again!

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elyse0513
Dec 29, 2019

Yellow cover prompt

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ruchiskhandelwal
Sep 09, 2019

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Kimberlyjay
Aug 23, 2019

Want an inspiring book to get you moving? This book was amazing, absolutely loved it. It inspired me to get up and start living. She combines comedy with walking through life with serious guidance.

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wrtrchk
Aug 03, 2019

I will just come out and say it. This book pissed me off. I don't offend easily and given the name of the book, I figured there would be strong language. No problem there. Then the author infused her spiritual beliefs in the universe and energy and such. Okay, no judgement from me on that. But as I mustered through the book, the racist undertones became stronger to the point that I was getting angry while reading a book that is intended to be hilarious and insightful. And if you think the audio book is any better, guess again. Behind the author's sarcasm, and Daria-like humor and tone, my frustration magnified. And to top it all off, I didn't get a single morsel of information that I could use in my daily life or business. But I did save $9.60 plus shipping and handling (thanks Charlotte Mecklenburg Library!)

Since this "Best Seller" taught me nothing, might I suggest something that did, Girl Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis. I've applied a number of that book's suggestions towards my personal and business life and I absolutely love it. You Are A Badass, not so much.

StephanieOne Jul 31, 2019

If I had to read the phrase "Love Yourself" one more time, I was going to chuck the book out the window.
There's a few tidbits of decent advice buried in between the "love yourself" and the discussions of your energies and vibes. There's nothing really new here, and the small bits I found helpful were buried in so much other stuff I almost missed them.

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dogedays
May 16, 2019

Some of the advice in this book is great, and could help out a lot of people! However, some of it is incredibly toxic. While I don't doubt that the author wrote this book with only the best of intentions, a lot of the advice in here was stuff that I used to buy into, and it really screwed me up.
If you have depression, PLEASE don't try to "change your story" and "let it go", any more than you would try this strategy with a broken leg. If you broke your leg, and decided to "change your story" by "recognizing" that you were gaining rest, and attention in the form of treatment, or people signing your cast, for example, and then simply decided to let it go and act as if nothing were wrong, you would only be gaslighting yourself and exacerbating your problem. If you break your leg, the solution is obviously to seek treatment as soon as you notice the problem.
You need to have the same energy for mental health problems that you have for physical problems. If you have depression, it's likely that you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. If not, your problem is still more serious than anything that can be solved by just "choosing to let it go", and especially if you've been struggling with it for a while, and it is within your means to get help, get help. If you are in treatment, stay in treatment. You cannot solve serious problems by choosing to let them go.
Please don't make the same mistakes that I did.

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mstadtmiller
May 10, 2019

How is this book a best seller? I hated it and I couldn't get past the first few pages. To each his own.

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fupthesides
Mar 08, 2019

I think for the typical person this is a good self help book. I think that if some one is suffering from depression, or a mental health issue that requires professional help, then some of her message could do more harm than good. I believe there was a part where she says, and I am really really paraphrasing, if you don't do "this" then you can go back to your pathetic "blah" life. Also, if you are sensitive to cussing or have children around... pass on this she does it a lot.

As for me, I liked the overall arc of this book. I did have a few aha moments. Mostly what I am getting out of the excuses/fears that I have, she calls them false rewards. I think that at lot of it are all things that we have heard before but it was put together in a relatable way. I love the quotes that she chose for her book and there are some good takeaways. I think that listening to the audiobook made the difference for me. I don't think I would have been able finish it had I read the actual book.

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pondgrl
Jan 23, 2019

I tried, I really did, but when she started talking about a "higher being", I had to put it down and return it. Disappointing!

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ArapahoeMaryA Feb 05, 2018

Loosen your Bone, Wilma!

If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.

Don’t get so tangled up in the stupid little stuff that you miss out on enjoying the people who have part ownership of your heart.

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