You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero PDF


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Summary of You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero PDF

Jen Sincero, a success coach, wrote You Are a Badass, a self-help book that was published in 2013. Sincero employs informal, frank language to explain that our life’s mistakes and challenges are all in our thoughts, and that success is frequently only a question of identifying and correcting poor habits.

Sincero begins with a quick introduction in which she describes her own history of being completely unconscious of her own self-sabotage despite several losses and failures. She claims that the book isn’t an attempt to generate money, but rather an attempt to share the wisdom she’s gained from coping with her own challenges over the years. She adds that adopting the book’s suggestions will almost certainly force you to step outside of your comfort zone.

Sincero then gets down to business, suggesting that our subconscious mind is far more significant than we know. Sincero claims that our subconscious is like a blueprint for our existence, holding all of the beliefs that govern our decisions, despite the fact that we are mostly unconscious of what’s going on there. We are dominated by our subconscious mind if we are out of touch with it.

Sincero goes on to say that being in the moment, aware of what’s going on both inside and outside yourself, is the key to a more joyful and purposeful life. By forcing yourself to be aware of what’s going on, you’ll be more open to new experiences and ideas.

Sincero tells us to be mindful of and distrust our own ego. According to Sincero, our ego is a defense mechanism born of uneasiness about our place in the cosmos, and it works by disparaging the beautiful things around us so that we don’t have to feel little and less amazing in contrast. Your inner self is a “superhero,” focused on love and joy and receptive to the experiences the universe has to give, whereas your ego usually gets in the way. Sincero recommends following these simple steps to overcome your ego: stop at nothing, believe in yourself, stay the course, and honestly think that you are amazing.

This leads to Sincero’s idea that loving yourself is critical. This entails letting go of your concerns about what other people think of you and instead focusing on how wonderful you are. You have no influence over how others see and treat you, but you do have power over how you treat yourself and how you think about yourself, so use it to your advantage. Then, according to Sincero, there are seven steps to happiness:

  1. Get started right away.
  2. Figure out what you’re strong at and focus on that.
  3. Don’t overthink anything—if you like it, it doesn’t have to be distinctive or different.
  4. You have the freedom to change your mind.
  5. Intuition is a valuable asset.
  6. Dream big and go after your goals.
  7. Be kind to yourself.

Sincero then considers how to achieve the objectives she has established. First, she recommends that you look into meditation. Many individuals, she claims, talk themselves out of trying to meditate by stressing about the ways they might fail. She suggests that you just do it and don’t worry about whether or not you’re doing it correctly. The act of attempting will be useful in and of itself.

According to Sincero, changing your thought is the only way to change your reality. It’s that simple: thinking positively will lead to greater positivity in your life. Accepting the wonderful things in your life requires gratitude. Forgiveness is also important—not to help others, but to allow yourself to let go of the negative sentiments that have been held inside you.

Another part of being a badass is getting through your own BS. Sincero suggests that we identify when we’re clinging to unpleasant things out of uncertainty or fear, so creating a negative reality. Recognizing this will enable you to let go of the bad aspects of your life and create a more positive reality. Sincero points out that the people we surround ourselves with usually reflect our own desires, worries, and dreams, searching out the beauty and joy in others will do the same.

Sincero goes on to say that hesitation is often what causes us to be sad. She advises you to make a commitment—to choose a path and stick to it, whatever your fears. She points out that this will almost always entail spending money, which many people fear, but that such sacrifices are worthwhile. You will be happier if you spend the money and pursue your aspirations. She advises that it’s easy to commit and spend the money only to back out at the last minute, leaving you with nothing to show for your efforts. To pursue your aspirations, you must be willing to go all the way.

Sincero concludes with some parting advice: Allow yourself to be who you are by giving yourself permission and the resources to do so.

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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.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: My Subconscious Made Me Do It
CHAPTER 2: The G-Word
CHAPTER 3: Present as a Pigeon
CHAPTER 4: The Big Snooze
CHAPTER 5: Self-Perception Is a Zoo
CHAPTER 6: Love the One You Is
CHAPTER 7: I Know You Are But What Am I?
CHAPTER 8: What Are You Doing Here?
CHAPTER 9: Loincloth Man
CHAPTER 10: Meditation 101
CHAPTER 11: Your Brain Is Your Bitch
CHAPTER 12: Lead with Your Crotch
CHAPTER 13: Give and Let Give
CHAPTER 14: Gratitude: The Gateway Drug to Awesomeness
CHAPTER 15: Forgive or Fester
CHAPTER 16: Loosen Your Bone, Wilma
CHAPTER 17: It’s So Easy Once You Figure Out It Isn’t Hard
CHAPTER 18: Procrastination, Perfection, and a Polish Beer Garden
CHAPTER 19: The Drama of Overwhelm
CHAPTER 20: Fear Is for Suckers
CHAPTER 21: Millions of Mirrors
CHAPTER 22: The Sweet Life
CHAPTER 23: The Almighty Decision
CHAPTER 24: Money, Your New Best Friend
CHAPTER 25: Remember to Surrender
CHAPTER 26: Doing vs. Spewing
CHAPTER 27: Beam Me Up, Scotty

Introduction :You Are a Badass PDF

You can start out with nothing, and out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made.

Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith; former drug enthusiast turned spiritual enthusiast turned inspirational badass

I used to think quotes like this were a bunch of crap. I also didn’t understand what the hell they were talking about. I mean, not that I cared. I was too cool. What little I knew about the self-help/spiritual world I found to be unforgivably cheesy: it reeked of desperation, rah-rah churchiness and unwanted hugs from unappealing strangers. And don’t even get me started on how grouchy I used to be about God. At the same time, there was all this stuff about my life that I desperately wanted to change and, had I been able to bulldoze through my holier-thanthouism, I could have really used some help around here. I mean, overall I was doing pretty well—I’d published a couple of books, had lots of great friends, a close family, an apartment, a car that ran, food, teeth, clothes, clean drinking water—compared to the majority of the planet, my life was a total cream puff. But compared to what I knew I was capable of, I was, shall we say, unimpressed.(You Are a Badass pdf)

I always felt like, Come ON, this is the best I can do? Really? I’m going to make just enough to pay my rent this month? Again? And I’m going to spend another year dating a bunch of weirdoes so I can be in all these wobbly, noncommittal relationships and create even more drama? Really? And am I seriously going to question what my deeper purpose is and wallow in the misery of that quagmire for the millionth time? It. Was. A. Snore. I felt like I was going through the motions of living my lukewarm life with the occasional flare-ups of awesomeness here and there. And the most painful part was that deep down I KNEW I was a total rock star, that I had the power to give and receive and love with the best of ‘em, that I could leap tall buildings in a single bound and could create anything I put my mind to and . . . What’s that? I just got a parking ticket? You have got to be kidding me, let me see that. I can’t afford to pay this, it’s like my third one this month! I’m going down there to talk to them right now . . . then, doop de do, off I’d go, consumed once again by lowlevel minutiae, only to find myself, a few weeks later, wondering where those few weeks went and how it could possibly be that I was still stuck in my ricketyass apartment, eating dollar tacos by myself every night. (You Are a Badass pdf)

I’m assuming if you’re reading this that there are some areas of your life that aren’t looking so good either. And that you know could be looking a whole lot better. Maybe you’re living with your soul mate and are joyfully sharing your gifts with the world, but are so broke that your dog is on his own if he wants to get fed. Maybe you’re doing great financially and you have a deep connection to your higher purpose, but you can’t remember the last time you wet your pants laughing. Or maybe you suck equally at all of the above and spend your free time crying. Or drinking. Or getting pissed off at all the meter maids who have precision timing and no sense of humor who, in your mind, are partly responsible for your personal financial crisis. Or maybe you have everything you’ve ever wanted but for some reason you still feel unfulfilled. (You Are a Badass pdf)

This isn’t necessarily about making millions of dollars or helping solve the world’s problems or getting your own TV show, unless that’s your thing. Your calling could simply be to take care of your family or to grow the perfect tulip. This is about getting mighty clear about what makes you happy and what makes you feel the most alive, and then creating it instead of pretending you can’t have it. Or that you don’t deserve it. Or that you’re a greedy egomaniacal fathead for wanting more than you already have. Or listening to what Dad and Aunt Mary think you should be doing. It’s about having the cojones to show up as the brightest, happiest, badassiest version of yourself, whatever that looks like to you. The good news is that in order to do this, all you need to do is make one simple shift: You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life. Wanting can be done sitting on the couch with a bong in your hand and a travel magazine in your lap. Deciding means jumping in all the way, doing whatever it takes, and going after your dreams with the tenacity of a dateless cheerleader a week before prom night. (You Are a Badass pdf)

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 some things 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. Because guess what? Your life does depend on it. (You Are a Badass pdf)

As challenging as this may sound, it’s nowhere near as brutal as waking up in the middle of the night feeling like someone parked a car on your chest, crushed under the realization that your life is zooming by and you have yet to start living it in a way that has any real meaning to you. You may have heard stories about people who had these major breakthroughs when the shit really hit the fan—they found a lump or got their electricity turned off or were moments away from having sex with strangers to buy drugs when suddenly they woke up, transformed. But you don’t have wait until you hit rock bottom to start crawling out of your hole. All you have to do is make the decision. And you can make it right now. There’s a great line from the poet Anaïs Nin that reads: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” This is how it was for me, and how I think it is for most people.

My journey was a process (and still is) that started with my decision to make some serious changes, regardless of what I had to do to make them. None of the things I’d already tried were working: mulling it over and over with my equally broke friends and my therapist, working my ass off, going out for a beer and hoping it would take care of itself . . . I was at the point where I would try anything to get my act together, and Lawdy Lawd Lawd Lawd, it’s like the Universe was testing me to see just how serious I was. I went to motivational seminars where they made me wear a name tag and highfive the person next to me while shouting, “You’re awesome and so am I!” I beat a pillow with a baseball bat and shrieked like I was on fire, I bonded with my spirit guide, participated in a group ceremony where I married myself, wrote a love letter to my uterus, read every self-help book under the sun, and spent blood-curdling amounts of money I did not have hiring private coaches. Basically, I took one for the team. (You Are a Badass pdf)

If you’re new to the self-help world, I’m hoping this book will ease you into some of the basic concepts that totally changed my life so you can have a breakthrough, too, without making you want to run off screaming in the process. If you’ve already dipped your toe in the self-help pond, I hope it will say something in a new way that turns a light on so you can make some major shifts, create some tangible results, and someday wake up crying tears of giddy disbelief that you get to be you. And if I can save one person from ever having to take their inner child on a play date, I have done my job. My main focus when I started working on myself was how to make money. I had no idea how to make it on a consistent basis, and was totally weirded out by admitting that I even wanted to in the first place. I was a writer and a musician; I felt it was sufficient—and quite noble thank you very much—to focus on my art and let the money part work itself out. THAT went real well! But I saw so many people doing such sleazy and heartbreaking things to make money, not to mention those people who were working jobs that were death-of-a-thousandwounds boring, that I wanted no part of it. Add to that my slew of other crippling beliefs about the unholy dollar and it’s a wonder I wasn’t eating out of a dumpster. I finally realized that I needed not only to focus on making money, but that I also needed to get over my fear and loathing of it if I wanted to start pulling it in. This is when the self-help books started infiltrating my house, and the name tags assumed their mandatory and humiliating post above my left boob. Eventually I took my credit card debt to unthinkable heights by forking over more money than I’d paid for all my janky cars put together and hired my first coach. (You Are a Badass pdf)

Within the first six months, I tripled my income with an online business that I created around coaching writers. And now I’ve grown it to a place where it affords me the means and the luxury to travel the world freely, while I write, speak, play music, and coach people in all areas of their lives, using many of the concepts I used to so enjoy rolling my eyes at and with which I am now obsessed. In an attempt to help you get to where you want to go too, I’m going to ask you to roll with some pretty out-there things throughout this book, and I want to encourage you to have an open mind. No, on second thought, I want to yell in your face about it: STAY OPEN OR ELSE YOU ARE SCREWED. I mean it. This is really important. You’ve gotten to where you are right now by doing whatever it is you’re doing, so if you’re less than impressed with your current situation, you clearly need to change things up. If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done. (You Are a Badass pdf)

I don’t care how big a loser you may or may not perceive yourself to be right now, the fact that you’re literate, have the luxury of time to read this book and the money to buy it puts you way ahead of the game. This isn’t something to feel guilty or whiney or superior about. But it is something to appreciate, and should you make the decision to really go for it, know that you are extremely well-poised to knock it out of the park and share your awesomeness with the world. Because that’s really what this is all about. We need smart people with huge hearts and creative minds to manifest all the wealth, resources, and support they need to make their difference in the world.

We need people to feel happy and fulfilled and loved so they don’t take their shit out on themselves and other people and the planet and our animal friends. We need to be surrounded by people who radiate self-love and abundance so we don’t program future generations with gnarly beliefs like money is bad and I’m not good enough and I can’t live the way I want to live. We need kickass people to be out of struggle and living large and on purpose so they can be an inspiration to others who want to rise up, too. The first thing I’m going to ask you to do is to believe that we live in a world of limitless possibilities. (You Are a Badass pdf)

I don’t care if you have a lifetime of proof that you can’t stop shoving food in your face or that people are intrinsically evil or that you couldn’t keep a man if you were handcuffed to his ankles—believe that anything is possible anyway. See what happens—what do you have to lose? If you try getting through this book and decide it’s a bunch of crap, you can go back to your sucky life. But maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

Editorial Reviews – You Are a Badass


#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Sincero (Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer) brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes… The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there’s humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs”
—Publishers Weekly online

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“If touchy-feely self-help tomes make you feel, shall we say, less than inspired, this no-nonsense manifesto to awesomeness might be just what you’re looking for. Filled with blunt and sassy advice, do-it-yourself exercises in personal transformation, and a whole lot of hilarity, You Are a Badass will silence your inner critic, and help you build a life worthy of the kind of Facebook news feed that others envy. Take a day off from looking for your inner goddess, and spending some time cultivating your outer badass instead.”

“I adore Jen’s realistic and funny take on all matters of living an awesome life. She has such a gift for writing in a very digestible way that will appeal to everyone. If you’re looking for purple unicorns and rainbows you won’t find them here, what you will find are practical and easy ways to connect with your inner badass and change your life.”
—Madisyn Taylor, Co-Founder, DailyOM

“Author and success coach Jen Sincero takes the self-help book to another level with her cutthroat humor and in-your-face attitude. …The 27 thoughtful, well-written chapters are worth it—by the time you finish the book, you will understand the secrets to a life you deserve and how awesome you really are at controlling the outcome of your life. In other words, you’ll realize how much of a BAMF you really are!”
—Albuquerque’s Weekly Alibi

“Sincero has probably written the most entertaining self-help book many readers will ever get in their hands on…. Reading this book was like talking to a best friend – the one that will tell you like it is no matter the circumstances and that forces you to think outside the box.”
—The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento campus paper

“[You Are a Badass] is (and I quote) “the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives, but don’t want to get busted doing it.” You have permission to upsize your serving of awesome with this funny, fulfilling read.

YOU ARE A BADASS is a phenomenon!”
—Liesl Freudenstein, Boulder Book Store

About the Author

Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her newsletters, seminars, private sessions, public appearances, articles, products, and books. Sign up for her newsletter at JenSincero.Com

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