Book Reviews

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

I am one of Jen Sincero’s biggest fans. I read You Are A Badass a few years ago, and it was the greatest kick in the tush that I needed. Then, I read You Are A Badass Every Day and it was also amazing. I’ve been having a lot of money thoughts recently on how I can be smarter, so I thought I would give You Are A Badass At Making Money a shot!

The Book

You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

Learn to:

• Uncover what’s holding you back from making money
• Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
• Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
• Shake up the cocktail of creation
• Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
• Shape your reality—stop playing victim to circumstance
• Get as wealthy as you wanna be

“This book truly crystallizes the concept that financial abundance is an inside job—in that it all begins with your mindset—and Sincero gets serious (in the funniest ways possible) about helping you identify your particular limiting beliefs surrounding money.” —PopSugar

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My Thoughts

Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. While You Are A Badass At Making Money was entertainingly motivational (as only Jen Sincero can do), it was a let down.

I know that money is different for everyone. However, I thought I would get more from this book than “Believe in yourself and money will come to you.” There was more to it than that, but it’s essentially the gist. This was definitely more of a mindset book. If you’re looking for actionable steps to increase your money flow, this is not the book for you.

Phew, now that I’ve gotten the unpleasantness out of the way, I did flag quite a few passages as resonating with me, both in my financial mindset and general motivation.

Time wasted rationalizing the mediocre could be time spent creating the magnificent.

Page 6

Everybody arrives on this planet with unique desires, gifts, and talents, and as you journey through life, your job is to discover what yours are, to nurture them and to bloom into the most authentic, gleeful, and badassiest version of yourself.

Page 15

You need to play to win instead of play not to lose.

Page 207

I gave You Are A Badass At Making Money a solid three stars. It did nothing to help me plan for or with the money that I have, but it was a good bit of motivation. I had different expectations for this book, which is why it was a bit more of a let down.

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