The badasses of WISE Chicago's book club.
Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach or dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision, or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero's book is an easy step-by-step read filled with humor and no-nonsense advice on how to rid yourself of your drama and BS.
She begins by going over "How You Got This Way." (Hint: It’s all about the law of attraction.) Next up is how to use affirmations to embrace your inner badass. She continues with the topics of decision-making, getting clear, tapping into the mother lode and manifesting, and she offers some secrets on how to achieve pure happiness: give, be grateful and forgive.
Finally, Sincero provides exercises on "How to Get Over Your BS." In this part of the book, she reminds us that nobody succeeds without failure — and, sometimes, a lot of it — using a couple of these "failures" as examples: Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg and Thomas Edison. "The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information," she writes.
My biggest takeaway as a recovering perfectionist — done is better than perfect! The main theme — LOVE YOURSELF! There is only one you, and you are special.
Submitted by: M. Lauren Fisher-McBrayer | Atlanta | 15+ years professional experience
This book was selected by the WISE Atlanta and WISE Chicago book clubs.
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