So, I recently finished the #1 New York Times Bestselling book You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero and it changed EVERYTHING for me. Like, so much so that I want you to read it (or listen to it, like I did) LIKE RIGHT MEOW. I loved it that much.
Sometimes it just takes finding the right voice to speak to you that you find a connection with. I found something in Jen’s sharp wit and sincerity that deeply resonated with me – so I was able to really understand every topic she talked about in this book.
For example, I remember a point in my early twenties where I tried to read the epic self-help book The Power of Now not once, not twice, but probably 15 times. I understood the concept enough to know I WANTED TO LIVE THIS WONDERFUL, SITTING ON A BENCH IN A PARK ONLY FOCUSED ON THE BEAUTY OF THE SOUND OF BIRDS SINGING EXISTENCE SO BADLY, but couldn’t for the ever-loving love of God figure out how to apply it and actually do this. I was stuck in a spin-cycle of a grumpy attitude topped with a dash of a reactive and negative response to situations I didn’t like that were happening to me (ie, the way someone spoke to me or an unexpected but inevitable hiccup with my online business)
Until I read Jen’s book. She has completely nailed simply explaining the concepts of being present – really! Maybe something about her being a world-traveling success coach hit home had something to do with why I fell in love with her words and took everything she said to heart.
“No matter how clueless you may feel right now, pay attention to suggestions and opportunities that suddenly present themselves…Take the first step in the direction toward something that feels right and see where it leads you. And do it NOW.” -Jen Sincero
And out of ALL the amazing topics in this book – living in the present and curbing your negative thinking is the main reason I think every online entrepreneur, in any and all parts of their journey, should check this life-changing book out.
Your putting ‘sweat equity’ into your online business, which means that more often than not, you aren’t making much money in the beginning (before those awesome passive income dollars start rolling in.) That can be PAINFUL, and AGONIZING, and it can quickly spiral into a thought-process of, “What?! Seriously?! What in the shiz am I doing spending all this time working on a ‘blog’?!” (Surprise – that is a FALSE BELIEF, SO DROP IT ALREADY!)
I get it – I’ve been there. And if you’re feeling it, You Are A Badass is a book you absolutely HAVE to read. I feel more confident about myself and my online business (and I’ve been a lot nicer to everyone in my life because I haven’t been so pissed-off) since I finished it.
You Are A Badass is funny, it’s loud, it’s in your face, and it will remind you YOU are in control of your destiny and your online business, and you are completely capable of changing your entire life for the better (no matter how desperate you feel about actually doing it) starting today. Oh, and once you’re feeling ready, head over to How To Start A Blog and let’s do this.