You Are A Badass at Making Money (Master the Mindset of Wealth) is a funny and engaging rulebook on how to live your best life, make a lot of money and not give a damn about your fears. The book teaches how to shift from a mindset of lack to one gratitude and positive expectation while maintaining a can-do attitude. I like Jen Sincero because she is totally honest, ballsy and is exactly what you’d want from an author with “Badass” in their book title.
Jen was once broke. Broke af. She was living the struggle and for many, many years there seemed to be no way out. She didn’t begin to understand money until she was well into her forties. And as we know, by that time you’re expected have it all: house, car, home, family. Stress-free. Today, though, because Jen has done it all – not necessarily the way society dictates, but in her own badass way – she speaks with the utmost truth and brutal honesty.
In the first chapter called “Allowance”, she talks about changing the way we look at money. Money doesn’t make you greedy, it isn’t dirty nor is it something you’re destined not to have because of your environment/where you grew up.
Having healthy finances and a good income, the income that is ideal for the life you want to live, creates harmony; you’re allowed to be your best self and do all the things you want to accomplish in this lifetime. And it’s up to you to define what that is. With enough money, we can free up our time and energy so that we’re also giving more and contributing to a better world.
Sincero’s approach feels very holistic and grounded. Her method involves operating from the inside out. For example, she says “Your external world is a mirror of your internal world.” It’s our thoughts, words and beliefs that form our outside world. If you concentrate on lack, struggle and poverty on the inside (with your thoughts, beliefs and emotions), you end up experiencing more of that on the outside world. Likewise, if we were to think of money as our friend and someone who is on our side, we develop the right attitude for making and receiving more of it.
Universal Intelligence is mentioned a lot in this book. Jen defines Universal Intelligence as that larger force which is acting all around us. Its limitless power is similar to electricity or gravity. We can’t see any of them, but we do understand how amazing and important they are to our existence. We can act in agreement with Universal Intelligence/God/Spirit through the creative and positive thoughts we hold.
One thing I love about this book is that I was inspired to get specific about how much I want to make. Without that specific end goal/destination you wouldn’t have a clue where you were heading. A clear vision lets you see which steps need to be taken and where to begin.
Jen uses Jim Carey’s story as a good example of this. Jim was a struggling actor who wasn’t getting the breaks he deserved. One day he decided to write himself a cheque for $10,000,000 for acting services rendered to be paid in 3 years from that day – note how clear his goal was! Jim believed in his craft and his ability, and his faith was never-ending.
He started acting as if he was already in possession of the $10,000,000 and did all that he could to become the successful actor he had envisioned himself as. Not long before the cheque’s date, he received an actual cheque for his role on Dumber and Dumber for $10,000,000. Now that is complete faith!
Another useful piece of advice Jen gives is improving your environment. We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, and our income goes by the same formula. Who do you surround yourself with? Where do you get your financial advice from? What does your general appearance say about your attitude? Or how about your fitness routine?
Your environment has a huge effect on what you say and do. Being around people who are striving for more has a positive impact on the decisions you make about your future because you are encouraged to reach up rather than stoop or look down. And remember, it’s the small things that add up in the end.
The message of the book is quite simple: get inspired and be an inspiration to those around you. Open the gates to more riches and your best life.
After reading You Are A Badass at Making Money (Master the Mindset of Wealth) I felt totally energised and reassured that I can do it and do it BIG!. This book is overflowing with practical advice, funny anecdotes and relevant examples on how to be a real badass at making money, overcoming limitations and enjoying every step along the way. If Jen can do it, so can you!
JEN SINCERO is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who’s helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books.
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