Welcome to the Book Club discussion for You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. Below is a list of discussion questions to get the conversation started. We are excited to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. We’ve added our thoughts for each question as well. Feel free to answer all the questions, or pick and choose a few questions to discuss!
1. What were your main takeaways from the book?
I am not really one for manifesting things through thought, but rather than dwell on her points relating to that, I took away that thinking positively and upwardly (is this a word?) are a great start to achieving your goals.
Her discussion on examining self truths also resonated. She suggests thinking about things you say that start with “I always” and “I never.” I believe she calls this section “Becoming aware of your stories” and it really stuck with me. I think everyone has a tendency to define their own personality and make grand declarations about their tendencies (For example: I’m an introvert! I hate exercise!). She points out that this can be limiting and suggests breaking free of your own self defined personality boundaries.
2. Did the author’s style of writing appeal to you? Did you find it to be entertaining? Too brash?
I enjoyed her style of writing. It was a nice change from the cut and dry tone of similar motivational books I have read. The tone made it feel like she was speaking directly to you, which made the novel almost feel like being personally coached or mentored.
3. What did you think of the fact that the author ended each chapter with “Love Yourself”
I think I just kind of started jumping over this last one once I realized it was repeated at the end of each chapter. It is a good reminder though!
4. So far, have you made any changes in your own life based on the advice given in the book?
I would say I have already adopted two things.
Ask Yourself Why! I am fairly self- aware, but I have been trying even harder than usual to ask myself why I am about to say or doing something, particularly if it leans towards negative attitude. I am already catching myself more. This goes along with the section in which she discusses thinking about why you may dislike something and really break down your thought process.
Get rid of your stories! I have also been trying not to limit myself based on the own definition of my personality I have created over the years. Basically trying to let go of the grand declarations I make about myself to others.
Share your comments below!