Jen Sincero

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Jen Sincero in 2021

Jen Sincero (born August 7, 1965) is an American writer, speaker and success coach.


You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, , a 2013 self-help Sincero.


  • If you want to live a life you've never lived, you have to do things you've never done.
    • p. 15

CHAPTER 5: Self-perception is a Zoo[edit]

  • It's just as easy to believe we're awesome as it is to believe we're giant sucking things. Takes the same amount of energy. The same amount of focus.
    • p. 49

CHAPTER 6: Love the One You Is[edit]

  • In the interest of perpetuating such radical, reality-altering self-love, here are some of the best ways to win yourself over again:
    1. Appreciate how special you are
    2. Drown yourself in affirmations
    3. Do things you love
    4. Find a replacement
    5. Ditch the self-deprecating humor
    6. Let the love in
    7. Don't compare yourself to others
    8. Forgive yourself (Listen up! This one's extremely important.)
    9. Love yourself
  • Do not spend your life clinging to the insulting decisions you've made about yourself. Instead, make the conscious choice to replace them with new and improved ones.
    • p. 59
  • Comparison is the fastest way to take all the fun out of life.
    • p. 61

CHAPTER 7: I Know You Are but What Am I?[edit]

  • You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.
    • p. 66
  • The trick is to not only deny the criticism any power over you, but, even more challenging, to not get caught up in the praise.
    • p. 67
  • Because if you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks of you, you hand all your power over to other people and become dependent on a source outside of yourself for validation.
    • p. 67
  • So how can you truly not care what other people think and be your most powerful Self?
    1. Ask yourself why
    2. Always do your best
    3. Trust your intuition
    4. Find a temporary role model
    5. Love yourself
    • p. 67–70
  • There's no faster way to fall prey of outside input then when you're feeling insecure. And there's no better way to feel insecure than knowing you half-assed something or don't really believe in what you're doing.
    • p. 68

Chapter 8: What Are You Doing Here?[edit]

  • Every single person is born with unique and valuable gifts to share with the world.
    • p. 73
  • Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you're going.
    • p. 76

Chapter 13: Give and Let Give[edit]

  • When we trust that we live in an abundant universe and allow ourselves to give freely, we raise our frequency, strengthen our faith, and feel awesome thereby putting ourselves in flow and the position to receive abundant amounts in return. When we're in fear, we hold on to what we've got because we don't trust that there's more. We pinch off the energy, we're scared to share, and we focus on, and create more of, the very thing we're hoping to avoid, which is lack.
    • p. 110
  • If you want to attract good things and feelings into your life, send awesomeness out to everyone around you.
    • p. 111
  • It's important to look for ways to be grateful for all that you've manifested, even things that you might label under "No, thanks."
    • p. 119

Chapter 15: Forgive or Fester[edit]

  • When is the last time when you physically hurt yourself? What did you do to get the pain to stop? And how long did you wait to do something about it? When we're in physical pain, we're usually extremely proactive about figuring out how to make it go away immediately because, you know, it hurts. Even if we have to go through more pain from pouring a disinfectant that stings on an open wound or suffering through getting stitches, we do it, right away, because we're very focused on our ultimate goal: relief. When it comes to our emotional pain, however, we're apparently way more game for seeing how much torture we can endure, wallowing in our guilt, shame, resentment, and self-loathing, sometimes for entire lifetimes.
    • p. 121-122
  • Holding on to resentment is like taking poison and waiting for your enemies to die.
    • p. 123
  • What you focus on, you create more of, and if you keep expecting people to annoy you they will not let you down. Focus on their finer points and encourage their good behaviour if you want to create more of it.
    • p. 128

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