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Like She Owns the Place

Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic
Written by: Cara Alwill Leyba
Narrated by: Cara Alwill Leyba
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Publisher's Summary

From the woman who has built an empire of badass female entrepreneurs comes the long-awaited sequel to Girl Code.

Cara Alwill Leyba's riveting voice and kinship with her audience drove the self-published success of Girl Code, a book that encouraged women to support each other in the business community. Now her many fans are ready to take the next step: building sustainable confidence from the ground up.

Most women who are insecure look for the equivalent of a sugar rush, such as telling themselves they're better than other people or changing the way they look. But those tricks won't protect them from losing confidence in the future. Neither will simply being outspoken and aggressive, if those traits aren't authentic.

Leyba has three simple but provocative arguments. First, confidence doesn't come from "winning" - it comes comes from ignoring the success narratives we absorb from magazines and movies. Second, the impressions people make on others depend on their personalities, not their looks - so there's no reason to use the word ugly, ever. Finally, the foundation of confidence comes from "audacious auditing", Leyba's term for identifying toxic people and habits and getting rid of them.

Written in her chatty older-sister voice, and full of revealing stories from every stage of Cara's life, Like She Owns the Place will help listeners rewire their minds to be more confident. Take it from the woman who quit her job at MTV, dyed her hair pink, and made herself a best-selling author - there's a path to becoming stronger and happier.

©2018 Cara Alwill Leyba (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Thank you!

Loved it!!!
This came at just the right time. Thank you for talking to me!

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Great book!

Overall it's a great read. I really enjoyed the book. Listening to her voice made it even easier to get through. I learned some helpful lessons.

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seriously awesome

inspiring, not annoying to listen to, made me fall in love with Cara and get her other books too!!!

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literally this book change my life!!

I really love this book I cry at the end! every word, goes directly to my soul! now I feel it!

I'm a new me

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  • Jackie
  • 2018-07-18

Cara delivers!

This book will inspire you to take a good look at what is really going on inside. I personally love the mantras she has in here and even have one hanging in my living room! Amazing book and different thought process behind some of the same ideas I’ve heard before!! Brava Cara!

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  • Naomi
  • 2018-07-11

So disappointed, loved her other book

I loved Cara’s other book and usually what she stands for. I was so excited for this release, pre purchased it. The book actually makes you feel worse about yourself. Cara gives this superiority and gives off a judgy vibe like she’s better than everyone else. While saying “do you” but then your not quite as good cause your not doing my way. I get what she’s trying to do with the “high vibe” movement but she went about it so harshly. Definitely disappointed if you let people be them don’t write like your better than others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-14

This book was amazing!!

This is the first book I read from Cara and I now want to read them all! I LOVED IT!! I’ll be rereading this one again!

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  • Michelle Burke
  • 2018-07-12

Another great book by Cara!

I absolutely loved this book! I listened to it here on audible but will also be purchasing a hard copy!! Too much fantastic wisdom not to have it in hand!! Thanks Cara 💗

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-13

Full 5 stars!

I’ve read a lot of self help/self love books and this is in my top 3! Cara’s wisdom and realness has taken my confidence and inner self love to a deeper level!!! I ended up buying this book for my whole leadership! Highly recommend!

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  • dvac85
  • 2019-01-05

Grab Your Coffee & a Notebook

I love Cara, and this is my favorite work of hers to date. Inspiring and empowering, this is one I will listen to [thrice] the next time I need a reality check from a friend. Her workbooks and sweatshirt are on point as well.

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  • AMcCabe
  • 2019-08-30

Go You!

Pretty good read on building yah you confidence. I appreciate that the author digs a little deeper than surface level to unveil what may be holding one back.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-18

Going to try to convince my husband to read i too!

There are so many amazing points, I can't even begin to summarize it. I feel like it so inspiring & relatable it's the perfect read! I really am going to try to get my husband; who has been really struggling, to read it too! Thank you!

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  • Krystalie
  • 2019-08-06

Confidence Boosting!

I did not think I’d enjoy this book at first, because I felt like I’d exhausted my need for girl power, self love books. But I am glad I stuck it out. It improved my mood everyday after listening to it, and made me feel empowered. Her voice is easy to listen to, and it isn’t too long or self-indulgent. Good read for young women in search of a little boost

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  • Brittany
  • 2019-03-13

love this.

Cara is by far one of my favorite authors, this book is just as if not better than all of her others. learning self confidance and the true power behind it is so huge for all women.