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Stop living for others and live for yourself

  • Too often for fear of selfishness, we do what others tell us to do or what we think they think we are supposed to do. It’s understandable why we react this way. Society values selflessness a great deal.


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Your negative beliefs are the biggest obstacle between you and your dreams.

  • Sincero’s book also challenges you to stop and pinpoint what it is that’s holding you back — or more specifically, what are your negative beliefs and where are they coming from?

Your parents might have told you no one in the family has ever been any good at making money, Sincero reasons, adding that as a result, “You shy away” from your potential, leading to what Sincero calls “The Big Snooze.”


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Discover the person you want to be, and don’t let anyone tell you to quit.

The book argues that younger people tend to be more intuitive. What they lack in experience, they make up for in instincts and confidence.

  • However, something happens to a person the older they get and the more times they get knocked down by life.


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Express a desire to learn, cultivate gratitude, and learn how to forgive for a happier, richer life.

Sincero’s You Are A Badass observes that one’s time is limited, so it is important to make the best of it.

  • Each day offers you an opportunity to find value, and if you’re not taking advantage of that, then you have changes to make.


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Your thoughts are powerful, so make them work for you!

When trying to enact meaningful change and find your inner badass, it is important to stay hyper-focused on action.

  • If there is a huge project you’re unsure of how to approach, take some time to break it down into actionable steps.

Uncover the “how” of the process.


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Tackle procrastination, excuses, and hesitation, and nothing will stop you from taking action.

Procrastination is the devil’s tool, if you believe in such entities. It allows you to delay what needs done now and wastes precious time you’ll never get back. Worse, it manages to do so without you realizing it. Sometimes it can even convince you genuine wastes of time are necessary parts of the work. Essentially you fool yourself into thinking you’re working when you are not doing anything at all.


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From your friends to your habits to your money, focus all aspects of your life toward your goal.

Rejection, the book argues, is part of every journey, but quitting should never be an option. Just allow your failures to lead you toward thoughtful changes and responsible pivots.

  • And remember: to reach any goal, it helps to surround yourself with people, who have similar passions. By understanding this, you can give yourself permission to live your dreams.


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