You Are A Badass: My Favorite Lessons

Fiction books can be devoured in a couple hours. However, it always takes me longer to read non-fiction, especially if it falls in the self-help category.

That’s not because I’m not interested, if anything it’s the exact opposite. I am very picky about the self-help non-fiction that I read so I take my time to make sure it’s going to be good.

When a non-fiction book is really good, I like to take my time with it. I don’t know why but it’s just how I’ve always been. With fiction, when I’m really into a book I want to speed up the process as much as possible. When it comes to non-fiction, it’s the complete opposite. I want to savor it, make sure I am picking up every lesson and along the way find ways to implement what I’ve learned.

you are a badass

You Are A Badass is a book that I’ve heard about, and owned, for quite some time but finally decided to read this past month after seeing one of my favorite bloggers, Mattie James of, rave about it.

I am glad that I made that decision. You Are A Badass is a fantastic book that is willing to give you a swift kick in the ass. Jen gives it to you straight, no chaser, and I find that’s what I need.

Here are my favorite lessons from You Are A Badass:

Remember that done is better than perfect.

Which reminds of a fantastic podcast episode by Sakita Holley of Hashtags and Stilettos. Check that episode out here.

Don’t compare yourself to others.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Follow your fantasies.

“Our fantasies are the most revealing peepholes into who we are and what we think is awesome. No matter how out-there and ridiculous they may seem, they mean something t us, and usually represent our biggest and best versions of ourselves.”

Love Yourself

Unapologetically and with your whole heart.  It’s the most important lesson. No one will love you better than you. Love yourself and the rest will fall into place.


If you haven’t read this book, I suggest you pick it up and let me know what you think. You Are A Badass is for the dreamers, the creatives, and anyone who really wants to make a change but needs that extra push to do so.

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