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You Are a Badass

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Written by: Jen Sincero
Narrated by: Jen Sincero
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

Via chapters such as "Your Brain Is Your Bitch," "Fear Is for Suckers," and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not.

Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass. By the end of You are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

©2013 Jen Sincero (P)2013 Tantor

What the critics say

"Sincero brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes... The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great listen with all kinds of helpful tips

Jen uses all sorts of life experience stories to create a book with tips to improve yourself, get past personal barriers and move forward in life.
If you're not interested in the "whoo hoo" of law of attraction or putting out positives vibes...than maybe this book isn't for you...OR MAYBE IT'S EXACTLY FOR YOU! I saw a review that says its not a good read for Christians....really? REALLLYYY??? Sorry your religion keeps you in your boxed state of mind.
I'm new to law of attraction, and it F**king works! Sounds crazy..I don't even tell my childhood friends about it yet. But It's working! Buy the book, use the credit...give it a try!
I would recommend this book, its smart, funny and opens you up to the possible life you've always wanted to live!

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Not bad, not good

Her voice was a bit annoying and the book was just ok. Some good tips, some bad tips but nothing new or really deep.

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Etcetera!

This chick LOVES to use the word “etcetera”. About half way through listening to this book, I was beginning to wonder why she kept reading it out loud. We get the idea that your examples are not exhaustive, dude. It started to take away from the message (for me, at least). Otherwise the book is informative and shines new perspective on life and what holds us back, and is well in line with other authors on similar topics (but nothing new or ground breaking if you have read other books in this realm, like “unf*ck yourself” or “braving the wilderness”. Certainly each author has a different style. Jen Sincero’s is in between the two I’ve mentioned (a balance of in your face vs sweet and nurturing). I enjoyed her perspective and certainly has helped me think about and transition from leaning on all my crap!

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Love this book! So inspired :)

I got so much out of this book! There is so much valuable information to help you re-wire your way of thinking and start living a more positive, abundant life 😊 I’ve already bought the hard copy as well.

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life changing and fun

loved every minute. what a perfect read for a long drive or just cleaning the house

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very good listen

really good content but you have to believe in magic. i do so we're set here. great job.

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loved this

this book is life changing and basically slapped me in the face in the beat way in every chapter. I highly recommend it

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Excellent

This is an excellent book. No bullshit. No mumbo jumbo. Great advice. I would recommend it to everyone. I'll be listening to this regularly and be buying a hard copy as well.

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Great read. As always Jen nailed it.

My fav was chapter 21. She talk about hitting the eject button. That is very good advice because most times we get stuck because we tolerate. the things are keeping us in this state of unhappiness.

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why did I buy this.

the psychology talk was neat. but then new wave psuedo science takes over and suddenly my life goals are all just vibrations in the Nebula. this book could be a summary of new wave cultist theory and you wouldn't need to change a word. Just make the narrator say everything ironically. now that I wouldn't mind buying.

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  • 2019-05-13

Can't listen to this book

Hate to say it, but I had such a hard time enjoying this audio book with the reader's speech defect.

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  • Omid Parto
  • 2019-05-03

Nothing new to offer

This seems to be a collection of many other self help notes, only with a change of vocabulary and tone to slang and profanity.
Letting the author to read her own book was also a mistake. The tired, monotone and untrained voice ruined the effects of many quotations, jokes, and humors.

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  • Matt
  • 2014-07-29

Title misrepresents tone of content

What disappointed you about You are a Badass?

With a stand-out title like "You are a Badass", I expected a down-to-earth, rough around the edges perspective on the self-betterment theme. The LAST thing I expected was more of the same new-age speak that tends to pervade this genre. While the book contains chapters titled like "Your brain is your bitch", the actual content veers into discussions of communicating with the "source energy" of the universe, and "raising your vibrations" through meditation to fulfill your visions. The dissonance between how the book presents itself and the actual content was enough to prompt me to write this review to help inform future potential buyers.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The book is not without its helpful points and uplifting message- I did enjoy aspects of it. However, I'm offended by what seems to me to be a manipulative marketing angle using "curse words" in the title and chapter titles as an attempt to set this book aside from the sea of other self-development books that have similar content and approach.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was great!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from You are a Badass?

As editor, I would have strongly suggested the author remove or rework aspects that veer into new-age speak. "Raising your frequency", "vibrations", "source energy", "yoga", "mantras" are what a book titled "You are a Badass" should NOT contain. With as much time as this books spends on these topics, I'd suggest it be titled "Raising Your Vibrations: How to tap into the Source Energy of the Universe" - then readers would get what they paid for.

Any additional comments?

The title / cover marketing of this book was successful in that they convinced me to buy the book, but a failure in conveying the mood of the content.

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  • Kevin
  • 2018-11-18

Not for those looking for practical advise

The title should really be shorter: "You are a badass, how to stop doubting yourself". Aside from that, there is no actual practical advice here. Sincero states that simply thinking you can make $150,000 a year will actually make you $150,000 a year.

What?!

While I agree we need to get rid of our limiting beliefs, there is a whole lot more to success than that. She then goes full Tropic Thunder and talks about the universe wanting to give it to you as long as you 'vibrate with the same frequency' and other completely non-practical, anti-scientific and complete bullshit "scientific" claims. Anyone looking for, oh I dunno, advise on skill development, strategy, planning, other resources, or will get nothing from this book.

However, if you are looking for a different perspective on how to overcome your limited beliefs, this might be your book: just be careful not to actually believe your success is dependent on some sort of mother energy just waiting for you to vibrate properly before money rains down from the skies.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2014-07-31

Great excitement, not so much depth.

Would you try another book from Jen Sincero and/or Jen Sincero?

I doubt it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I like that she challenges the listener to apply these tactics in their life and test them out for themselves. Wasn't thrilled by the "what do you have to lose? Your life sucks anyway." vibe. To each their own.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration was good. I enjoyed the energy.

Was You are a Badass worth the listening time?

It is worth a listen for some of the gems you'll pick out.

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  • Steve
  • 2019-04-26

Religious self help cliche nonsense

Make a real improvement in your life and skip this book.

Nothing new, just rehashed self help bullshit dipped in creamy god-is-real-and-you-just-don't-understand-because-you're-damaged! 🙄

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  • LM
  • 2015-10-04

Best reminder I've read in a long time!

Every now and then we all need to be reminded just how much more we can be, and just how fast it's over. This book serves as a great reminder that you do as much as you can, have as much fun as you can, enjoy this planet as much as you can and love everyone around you as much as you can. Go do those things you love so much and do them now. Don't you dare look back in regret for what you didn't try...

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  • Carmen Lawrence
  • 2019-05-17

Not Worth the Time

I don't really think Jen is qualified to give life advice, and I think some of her advice is downright reckless and self-indulgent. Not a fan- also, she could have used some voice coaching when recording the book. It was obviously a new experience for her and a little help wouldn't have hurt.

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  • Jerry
  • 2019-05-16

Disappointing

I downloaded this book despite the mixed reviews because it was recommended by Aaron Marino on the Alpha Male YouTube channel. I decided to return the book due to the semi-constant use of sarcasm and the profanity. Overall, I found the book to be disappointing and I would look elsewhere.

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  • Cheryl Pozek
  • 2019-05-03

Not what I thought is would be

Not what I thought is would be too new age. From the beginning of the book she talked trash and it got worse.

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