You are a badass!
My biggest take away from the book is that not everyone is going to like what you do. You are going to lose some people along the way and that is okay, in fact that is actually a good thing. At one point in the book she says "You are responsible for what you say or do you are not responsible for whether people freak out about it."
and "Don't waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you".
She also brings self love into every part of the book even ending each chapter with "Love yourself."
I have been lucky enough to read this awesome book with a group of inspiring and motivational 'awesome peeps' where we have been able to share our views and ideas. If you have read this book I would love to hear your views and biggest take aways from the book in the comments at the bottom of this post.
Through the duration of the book Jen gives tasks to complete and questions to ask yourself. Below I have written our some of the tasks. They are not in the order of the book as I have linked a few tasks together. (they may not all make sense if you haven't read the book)
- Write down the first 5 things that come to mind when you think about money.
- What are your parents beliefs about money? The people you grew up around?
- Spend 24 hours being the alien. step back and take a look at your life from the view of a total outsider. What do you say? What do you have fun doing?
- Give away 29 things for 29 days
- Pick one or two causes close to you and give to them monthly. This could be time or money.
- Yes to invites you would usually pass on.
- Someone is snarky and mean raise them up by giving them love.
- Make a vision board
- Upgrade your environment to keep your vibrations high.
- Get some outside help. Pay someone to do it for you. "Delegate or die."
- Come up with some affirmations for yourself and say them daily.
- Make doing things you love a priority.
- Set honest goals. Start with things you can do and build.
- Get fit and healthy. Your mind and body work best when they are working together.
- When "bad" things happen practice "this is good because…"
- Write 10 things you are grateful for at the end of the day (thank you notes)
- Listen to your intuition. spend five minutes alone a day.
- Make a habit of meditating daily. The morning is the best time. Set a timer.
- You can try out setting intentions/asking for answers to questions
Some questions to ask yourself
When am I most turned on by life?
What makes me loose track of time?
Who do I need to be for this situation not to bother me?
What is your story?
Start paying attention. Get clear on your story.
Become aware of what you are gaining from your stories. E.g. by always saying you're poor people pay for you. Your false reward for staying poor is people paying for you.
Make a list of your false rewards.
Write down each one and find a new story to replace them with.
Repeat this new story/affirmation over and over until it becomes truth.
Take action now you've done the work. behave the way this kind of person would, dress how they would dress etc.
What is your fear? e.g. writing a book that no one will read
Break down your fear and flip it e.g. I'd feel stupid and ashamed if I wrote a book that no one read... well, how stupid and ashamed will you be if you don't write the book because of fear.
Write down your goals and read them all the time! When you wake up and before you go to sleep especially.
Write them in the present tense and be as specific as possible.
- Where do you live?
- Who do you live with?
- What do you do for fun?
- Who are you surrounded by?
- How much money do you make?
- How do you make it?
- How do you want to give back to the world?
- What are you wearing?
And finally, in the words on Jen Sincero "Love yourself - You are a badass!"