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You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

August 30, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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I read this as the Shield Sisters Initiative Book of the Month in August 2016. The book was, well, interesting. It was super motivating. Here’s a great excerpt:

You’ll probably have to do things you never imagined you’d do because if any of your friends saw you doing it, or spending money on it, you’d never live it down. Or they’d be concerned about you. Or they’d stop being friends with you because now you’re all weird and different. You’ll have to believe in things you can’t see as well as something that you have full-on proof are impossible. You’re gonna have to push past your fears, fail over and over again and make a habit of doing things you’re not so comfy doing. You’re going to have to let go of old, limiting beliefs and cling to your decision to create the life you desire like your life depends on it.

You can see it, right? How hearing that- how being told you’re amazing and deserving of all your hopes and dreams- for 200 pages can be motivating AF. It’s like having a person trapped in your mirror who reminds you every day that you are the most beautiful person in the world and everyone wants to be you. That’s essentially what Sincero does- tell you how amazing you are, that you are deserving of your goals, and that if you work towards them you will achieve them.

I just don’t know that Sincero needed 200 pages to do that. The message is great and books have an average size, but I found the book to be slightly repetitive, at least thematically.

Good read. Would not re-read. Three stars. 


Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.