• Julianna Sweeney

Badass Habits | Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero has recently come to be one of my favorite self-help authors.


Her voice comes across SO clearly and she writes in such a relatable and eye-opening way. After reading her first book, "You are a Badass," I got the rest of the books in the "Badass" series. She always includes actionable steps to take to really implement the positive changes into your life that you need to succeed.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • “Chances are excellent that deep down you’re scared to stop overspending because you’re trying to fill an emotional hole with stuff and experiences.”

  • “You have already created the “reality” in which you exist via the thoughts, beliefs, mantras, habits, and actions you’ve repeated over and over throughout your life.”

  • “Our “realities” are determined by how we habitually perceive ourselves and our worlds.”

  • “When it comes to building great habits and ditching lame ones, your commitment to staying focused on who you’re becoming regardless of where you are/who you are right now is the mightiest power you’ve got.”

  • “Changing your habits and your boundaries takes courage, audacity, and a whole lot of self-love.”

  • “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”

  • “Belief is a muscle, and when you’re changing a stubborn old bad habit and really stretching yourself, a hell-bent decision is the perfect personal trainer to get your belief in shape.”

  • “One of the premier causes of unnecessary drama is bad boundaries.”

  • “When you repeat something enough times, you establish new neural pathways in the brain that your habit flows through effortlessly and automatically, allowing you to literally fuggetaboutit.”

  • “Drama dies without an audience”

  • “Human beings would often rather adapt to the fun-free familiar instead of risking the unknown. Until (and unless) the familiar becomes so unbearable that they’re willing to risk taking the leap into the void of change.”

  • “One of the main reasons we fail to stick to new good habits and ditch negative ones is that we focus on changing what we’re doing (or not doing) without also making sure that we embrace this habit as a new and valuable part of our identity.”

Perfectionism is just procrastination in a fancy outfit.

In terms of books about habits, this one is a really close second favorite for me behind "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. Whether you're looking for a follow up to "Atomic Habits" to reinforce what you've learned or you're looking for a new angle/perspective on the topic, this is a book you're gonna want to check out!


Sending love always,

J.S.



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