You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Book Review – The Relatable Kick in the Pants I Needed

My “You Are a Badass” Jen Sincero Book Review: This book was motivational, relatable, and inspiring. It was full of humor plus a few f-bombs.

Ok, so I don’t know if you can really call a book review “badass” but I couldn’t pass up the lame joke. What wasn’t lame was Jen Sincero’s You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.  The book was motivational, inspiring, and had lots of humor and a few f-bombs, aka it was right up my alley. 

you are a badass jen sincero book review

You Are A Badass Jen Sincero Book Review

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Sincero really focuses on the one thing that keeps most of us from getting out there and accomplishing our goals: ourselves. Our subconscious minds are full of doubts and reservations. Many of which started developing when we were children. One example Sincero uses of these childhood established doubts is a child whose parents struggled financially. After witnessing their parents’ struggles, they develop the subconscious belief that money results in relationship problems. Or that it results in suffering in general. These subconscious beliefs cause them to shy away from their financial goals. They elect to stay in their comfort zones instead of risking possible financial hardship. This stops them from setting goals and working towards those goals.

Put It Out In the Universe

Sincero also talks about getting back what you put out into the Universe. This sounded a little “woo woo” to me at first, but I was totally on board with the idea by the end of the book. It’s like those days when I get up early and have my coffee in peace. I sit and relax which in my head translates to a “great morning.” This keeps the rest of my day on a pretty positive path. The alternative is waking up to my kids fussing because they are hungry. Then rushing to make breakfast, get coffee in my system and wake myself up. All to the tune of grumpy kids. This results in me being frazzled and thinking the day is going to be a disaster.

If I can switch my mood around and throw out some positive vibes, then usually the day isn’t so bad. And while it may not be the Universe picking up my vibes, my kids totally are. If Mom is unhappy, they know it and our interactions for the day are kind of strained. Bad days totally happen, but finding a moment to sit down and refocus totally recenters you. You’re in control of your thoughts and the vibes you send out. “Your brain is your bitch.”

you are a badass book review

Make That Money

The other big focus of this book is making money doing something you enjoy. The author shares a lot of personal experience in starting out as a success coach. She talks about the struggles of being honest about her self-worth and raising her rates as she became more experienced. She has an entire chapter with five subsections about “wealth consciousness.” She believes that money is just another form of energy to open yourself up to. In order to make money, you have to think that you are worthy of money. You have to walk around and own it like a badass. From this, you can make money that you didn’t think you were capable of making. For those that are more into the making money aspect of the book, Jen Sincero has another book that is all about making money, You Are a Badass at Making Money.

I’ve mentioned a few times here and on my Instagram that I’m on a motivational book kick. The past year has been so trying for me, but reading books that say “HEY! You can do this!” has really helped. Another favorite of mine is Slay Like a Mother!


  1. I feel like I’ve been seeing this one all over Instagram so I’m glad I Finally know what it’s about! haha I love motivation books! I recently read For the Love by Jen Hatmaker and I loved it! Kind of a different type of non-fiction book but I think you’d like it!

  2. I’m just finishing reading this book! I agree, it started off a little “woo-woo” to me to but man, am I ready to make some changes now! I’m not normally into motivational books but I’ve definitely enjoyed this one. Next up on my “motivational” reading list is The WOW book by Todd Durkin. We received a free copy at BlogFest and I really liked his message so I’m definitely interested in reading it! 🙂

  3. i will have to see if the library has this one- sounds like something i could use! i loved amy poehler’s “yes please” … i require humor and great anecdotes in motivational books so a lot of the books out there others love i do not get into. 😉 this one sounds good for me!

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