On the surface, confidence may seem easy to acquire. We just have to think positive thoughts, remember the good things we have (and the people who love us) and the rest will take care of itself. That is often easier said that done, especially when someone suffers from anxiety, low self esteem or depression.
Best selling author and life coach Jen Sincero has a message for those let doubt and fear hold them back: you are a badass and you deserve the good things in life. Forget the b*llsh*t, forget the nonsense and forget the people who you believe are holding you back. Her new book is entitled You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.
Appealing to those who are in desperate need of self esteem and self worth, Ms. Sincero speaks to the reader as if she was having a one on one conversation with them. Her goal is to help the reader become the confident person they already are, if they are willing to do the work and let that confidence shine through the darkness of low self esteem. But at the same time, she doesn’t want to make it obvious that the reader is working on building that confidence.
There are many self help books on the market, especially in the area of self esteem, anxiety and depression. Whether they are written by professionals in the mental health arena or someone who has finally allowed themselves to be self confident after years of self doubt and internal criticism, it’s not always easy to choose which book to read.
I found this book to very appealing. Using her professional experience as a life coach as a guide, Ms. Sincero
makes the case very plain to the reader: stop whining and do it. Life is hard and people are mean, but that is no excuse to let your mojo be taken away. Within the book, she provides examples from both her own life and the lives of her clients. Broken down into small chapters, one of the aspects of this book that made it stand out was the exercises. I found the exercises to be the best part of the book as make the reader see that they have the confidence while confronting whatever is holding them back.
Written without the jargon that is sometimes used in similar books written by mental health professionals, it appeals to the John or Jane Doe on the street who needs that pick me up to hold their head high and be proud of themselves. But with a little hard work, a positive attitude and a pitchfork to battle the demons that lurk inside of us, it is possible to the badass that we have been all along. We just need the confidence to say to be that bad ass.
This book is excellent and I absolutely recommend it.