By Jen Sincero
Yes. Yes. I know. I AM a badass. Well, ok, so I am a 51-year-old suburban woman who wears cardigans, but I am convinced of my ‘bad-assery’ after reading this book. Jen Sincero, author of “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” thoroughly convinced me of this fact after reading her book. I am more of a memoir/novel/historical fiction reader, but every once in a while, a self-help book will pique my interest. (And by the way, can we come up with a better genre name for “self- help”? Ugh, it sounds so needy and pathetic…perhaps “personal transformation” or “motivational”?...and I can assure you that I am not needy or pathetic…especially after my newfound superhero/rock star/badass status.)
This book has been on the non-fiction bestseller list for a year now. It has caught my eye over and over again while cruising around our fabulous Wellington Square Bookshop, and then I received a copy from a friend for Christmas; so I was thoroughly excited to read it.
Interestingly, Jen Sincero’s basic rules for success already exist in all of us. She outlines:
“Doubt is resistance, faith is surrender. Worry is resistance, joy is surrender. Control is resistance, allowing is surrender. Ridicule is resistance, believing is surrender. Energy needs to flow or it stagnates. Surrender puts you in the flow.” Let it in, and be your best self. Happy 2017.
Staff of Wellington Square Book Shop