3 Lessons I Learned From the You Are a Badass Book

POPSUGAR Photography | Alexandra Mossey
POPSUGAR Photography | Alexandra Mossey

I like to read while eating breakfast, and today's session resulted in me finishing the phenomenal You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. The book pictured is a cute little mini version, but I just finished the real deal. And if you still haven't read this valuable yellow book, make sure to get your hands on it! It's relatable and funny, and it provides the kick in the behind that so many of us need. Jen Sincero comes across as a good friend with the tough love and positive thinking that everyone needs in their life, and her style of writing kept me engaged the whole time. Of all the "aha" moments she lends to her audience, here are the three biggest takeaways that I got from this eye-opening book.

1. You need to play the part to get the part.

This made so much sense to me. You Are a Badass reminds us that it's important to dress, act, think, and socialize for the success that we are working to achieve right now, and not just when you finally achieve your goals. By playing the part, you're raising your frequency of getting the part, because the universe will recognize that you're open and ready for it, and therefore it will send opportunities your way. Furthermore, I connect with this idea because there's really no need to deprive ourselves of the good things in life just because we haven't gotten "there" yet. I now believe that we should all dress, act, think, and socialize for the life we want to live right this second and keep working toward our goals along the way. I'm not saying to buy the Ferrari next Tuesday, but live at the frequency you deserve and desire.

2. Open yourself up to the universe.

This book taught me a lot about how every ounce of my soul needs to be committed to the type of life and opportunities I want in order to have them come my way. To surrender yourself to the universe is to trust with gratitude that everything will work out, that all the good things are on their way, and that we just need to keep hustling in the meantime. Financially, it's a slow time of year in the service industry, so my bank account has been a little weary. However, I haven't lost faith in the universe that it will all work out just fine. Instead of worrying or being angry or frustrated, I've surrendered to the belief that it will work out because it always work out, and I know in my heart I will always do whatever it takes to keep things afloat and forward-moving. That being said, my bank account reflected a substantial deposit yesterday that I had nothing to do with. As it turned out, my last company took care of some loose ends and provided me with some unknown vacation pay. Thank you, universe! Good vibes only.

3. Just do it already!

You are a Badass is a true kick in the butt to encourage you to live an active lifestyle. We can read all the self-help books, study all the tactics, or focus on being perfectly prepared for the main event . . . or we can just go for it already. Sincero lends the healthy reminder that it doesn't matter what other people think, and it doesn't matter if there are doubts. If we truly want something with every fiber of our being, the only way to get it is to go in manifest mode. And by striving for an active lifestyle, I don't just mean physically. Sincero brings to light the fact that we need to go for our goals with our emotions, our spirits, our brains, and our bodies in order to reach our highest goals and gain our highest frequency. And we don't need to commit our whole beings only when we're "ready;" we need to just do it now. It's this kind of thinking that has me writing early in the morning. I'm not sure exactly what I want to be doing for work in 10, 15, or 20 years, by I know this is the avenue I want to take. So before heading out for the day, I'm working toward my goal of having a happy life that's self-directed and creative. Onward and upward, every day.