Love yourself… or else (You are a Badass by Jen Sincero)

If you have already read my review of this book here, you will know that I love it.

The book holds plenty of practical applications for the self-help concepts which are discussed. And each set of practical application ends with a reminder to LOVE YOURSELF.

I enjoyed these constant reminders and also how it related to eacg chapter. Of course, within context, they have so much more impact but here they are:

LOVE YOURSELF… because it’s the Holy Grail of happiness

LOVE YOURSELF… no matter what anyone thinks

LOVE YOURSELF… like you’re the only you there is

LOVE YOURSELF… unless you have a better idea

LOVE YOURSELF… and the bluebirds of happiness will be your permanent backup singers

LOVE YOURSELF… and everyone benefits

LOVE YOURSELF… and be grateful for all you are and all you’re becoming

LOVE YOURSELF… you deserve it

LOVE YOURSELF… and life becomes a party

LOVE YOURSELF… more than you love your drama

LOVE YOURSELF… right now, wherever you’re at

LOVE YOURSELF… you’re doing an awesome job

LOVE YOURSELF… and you will be invincible

LOVE YOURSELF… fiercely, loyally, unapologetically

LOVE YOURSELF… you can do anything

LOVE YOURSELF… and you will have it all

LOVE YOURSELF… and the motherlode shall bestow her magic upon you

LOVE YOURSELF… with a kung fu grip

LOVE YOURSELF… you are a badass


Book review: You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.

Jen Sincero, You are a Badass. Chapter 23: The Almighty Decision

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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What you learn to do

Through the methods expalined in the book, Jen Sincero guides you through:

  • identifying negative self-talk and limiting beliefs as well as the self-sabotaging stories you tell yourself to keep yourself safe
  • improving your self-love and giving constant reminders to love yourself and why (read them all here).
  • manifesting what you need and want and how to put positivity and high frequency out to the universe and meditation
  • getting validation from within through a variety of methods
  • learning that you deserve happiness, money, a good relationship, a great career and anything else you want to aim for and it is available to you through the methods explained in
  • giving to others and forgiveness
  • managing your time and all the excuses which come with it
  • navigating fear
  • owning and questioning your ugly
  • attracting more money

My thoughts

I absolutely love this book! It is especially good if you need a quick pick me up and reminder of the power within you because it is set out and laid out so clearly, so concisely and with purpose.

It brings humour in an understanding and anecdotal way to self-improvement making it an interesting read as well as a practical manual. There are 27 bite-sized chapters which provide so many useful insights, concepts and ideas.

Almost every chapter ends with a list of practical applications of the concepts which were spoken about. This is a high-quality self-help book with a good balance of practices, concepts and humour.

Quotes from the book

Because if you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks of you, you hand all your power over to other people and become dependent on a source outside of yourself for validation.

Jen Sincero, You are a Badass. Chapter 7: I know you are but what am I?

The majority of pain and suffering in our lives is caused by the unnecessary drama we create.

Jen Sincero, You are a Badass. Chapter 19: The drama of overwhelm

Ever notice how if you’ve got six months to do something, it’ll take you six months to do it, but if you have a week, it’ll take you a week.

Jen Sincero, You are a Badass. Chapter 19: The Drama of Overwhelm

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My growing list of books I’ve read

Now in April I made the crazy goal to have read 50 book by the end of the year. It’s a tall order and I’m not currently on track, especially when I get certain books when I want to write the concepts down. However, here is my list so far and I will keep working towards to it. This blog post will be a constant work in progress.

  1. The 5 am Club by Robin Sharma
  2. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  3. Work Like A Woman: A manifesto for change by Mary Portas
  4. The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber
  5. Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
  6. What They Don’t Teach You In Harvard Business School by Mark H. McCormack
  7. Think And Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
  8. It’s Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race by Mariam Khan
  9. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  10. High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
  11. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  12. Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires by  Tim Mackintosh–Smith
  13. The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard

Why books?

You ever just look back at your achievements and think “Woah… I did not expect that”? April 2020 at the sweet age of 25, I had a “Woah… I’m now a reader! Who am I?” moment.

I read as any other child from the 90s, but when I hit about 14, the reading dwindled and I can safely say I from about the age of 16 I never read a full book cover to cover unless it was a school/university textbook. At least, until I hit 24. I decided to make some serious life decisions because I was just not happy with my day-to-day life. I started looking for the answers in books.

After hearing a few of his podcasts, I bought ‘The 5am Club’ by Robin Sharma. It absolutely blew my mind and changed my perception on reading, I then picked up one book after another.

Then suddenly, out of nowwhere, my life gets cancelled. The coronavirus hits the UK and lockdown ensures my usually busy out-and-about life comes to a swift halt. The opportunity this gave me was to read more and more and essentially get a little obsessed with it. Who’d have thought.

My purpose with the book segment of the blog is to:

  • share the books that I’ve read, my thoughts, likes and dislikes in the hope of inspiring you to buy a great book which suits your needs and likes
  • share specific life-changing concepts that I’ve found helpful
  • grow and cultivate a tribe of book-lovers who are also interested in mental well-being

Book review: You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

It brings humour in an understanding and anecdotal way to self-improvement making it an interesting read as well as a practical manual. There are 27 bite-sized chapters which provide so many useful insights, concepts and ideas.

Book Shelf Raiders

As you may be able to tell, I love to read and although my personal book list is quite long and usually non-fiction, I do love the idea of a book club. I came across this Instagram account which intrigued me called Book Shelf Raiders. What they do is give a theme for the month … Read More