As hokey as it may sound, there are 8 basic principles that are keys to feeling amazing and living the best life you can:
- Live by choice and not by chance
- Make changes not excuses
- Be motivated not manipulated
- Be useful not used
- Excel, don’t compete with others
- Choose self esteem, not self pity
- Listen to your inner voice
- BE YOURSELF! aka BE A BADASS!
There are a ton of self-help books and motivational speakers out there hyping people up. Most of the time, people listen to the hype or read the book but come away with no action plan to actually change! I think that sucks.
At the beginning of the year I resolved to truly ‘get happy’ in 2017 and do the work to get over my bs so that I could live up to my potential already!! The problem is I had no idea where to start.
I knew that intention controls reality at the very least, so I wrote these resolu– ehhhh I don’t like that word, ‘goals” on a piece of paper, and trusted the Universe do the rest! (Or God, Budhha, Allah…whoever you like these days). A couple days later, I saw a friend post a photo of a book on Instagram called “You are a Badass”, How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life”. Coincidence? I think not.
She raved on and on about the book, about how funny it was and how it helped her snap out of her funk and get it together! Since she was my friend, I figured she couldn’t be totally cookoo right? Right. As such, I took a chance and bought the book on Amazon for under $10! Let me just tell you that I actually laughed out loud at the first page! Don’t believe me? Peep it below.
I was hooked. It was like she knew me or something! And anyone that can make me laugh, has my attention. As I moved through the book, I realized homegirl had more than just chuckles to offer! Each chapter came with a little “self work” assignment to help dig you out of your hole. The concept of changing your life via changing your mind wasn’t new to me, but I just love how practical and easy she makes it!
Jen Sincero is a great writer, funny, but also thoughtful and learned. The icing on the cake is that her writing style is easy to read and relate to. Definitely invest in this one, and comment on which parts of the book were your fave!