You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness + Start Living An Awesome Life, written by Jen Sincero, is no ordinary *self-help* book. Sincero offers a unique approach to living your best life + is perfect for anyone looking to manifest greatness ++ reach her goals with an optimistic, confident attitude. One of the biggest messages from the book is that The Universe has a plan for all of us. As long as we welcome the highs + lows of life with open arms, we can all create wonderful lives for ourselves.
It can be difficult to trust your future with the *higher forces* of life, as Sincero suggests, but if you truly believe you can live a happy, meaningful life, you will. It’s about surrounding yourself with people who uplift you [your fellow CHAARGies! : )], having faith in your ability to succeed, visualizing the life you desire, ++ doing whatever you can to make it happen.
*The Universe will match whatever vibration you put out. ++ you can’t fool The Universe.*
If you put out good energy, you’ll receive it in return. Being surrounded by CHAARGies, in person + in the virtual community, is to be surrounded by positive energy, encouragement, ++ good vibes. As they say, *your vibes attract your tribe* — if you radiate positive vibes, they’ll come right back to you. This can be in the form of anything from an uplifting group of friends who are attracted to your confidence + positivity, a new career//internship opportunity, or the chance to travel to Europe. If you believe you can’t achieve your goals, the life you want to manifest won’t appear. You don’t only have to want it — you have to believe you can have it, which is where self-love + self-appreciation come into play.
The book also discusses how we often choose to focus on life’s drama instead of focusing on how great life can be. Sincero writes that *it’s just as easy to believe we’re awesome as it is to believe we’re giant sucking things.* Instead of believing that you can’t do thirty burpees or make it through a full spin class, convince yourself that you can because you’re awesome + completely capable, ++ you’re now ready to have a great sweat sesh. Your workout will become an awesome party celebrating how strong you are + your mind won’t be weighed down by all the *I can’ts*, giving you more mental clarity + a more positive way of thinking to carry through your whole day.
The book encourages that we cannot let fear get in the way of our dreams. We should show the world that we can + will have an awesome life. It’s all about having a positive mindset to build the life you desire. Jen Sincero’s book shows you exactly how to believe in your own greatness to create this positivity. When we realize that we are connected to a higher power, tap into its energy, ++ begin to believe that we are amazing, capable human beings, we can start creating the lives we want ++ the lives we deserve to live. : )
++Ashleigh Monaco [ashvm_inchaarg] // University of Iowa