Yeah, I thought that might get your attention. I wish I’d thought of that blog title myself, but I lifted it from Jen Sincero’s fantastic book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.
I’ve read loads of similar books, but for some reason this one stands out so I wanted to recommend it here. I hope to listen to this yearly or whenever I am feeling stagnant and need some inspiration to get in the groove again. Note: this is a great audio book if you can manage that format since the author reads it with the same conversational tone as if you’re sitting in the room with her.
Sincero is a clear and compelling story teller so this is actually a fun, as well as educational, read. This book probably wouldn’t fall under the “spiritual” category, but it certainly covers many of those principals, perhaps just using different terminology. Frankly, sometimes “spiritual” books can be so philosophical and big picture, that they can be a turn off to some folks. Sincero, however, is witty and clear so it is easy to remember and implement her suggestions (admonitions?) immediately. This book would be a great start for anyone looking for some tangible tasks and/or results.
I could not get enough of this book and will be asking my husband to read it for my next gifting holiday:). Ms. Sincero, if you find this blog review somehow, I implore you to write an ever so slightly less colorful version for kids–I’d make my whole family sit down and listen!
If you get it or have read it, let me know if you did or didn’t like it as much as I did. In the meantime, know that it’s true, You Are a Bad Ass! No go get ’em!