Okay, so maybe it wasn't necessary for me to read two self help books in two weeks, but I actually did read some other stuff too. I just didn't think the world needed my sappy opinion on John Green novels, so we're gonna talk about this bad-ass book instead.
Okay, let's start with this: This book is fucking awesome. It seems to condense every good lesson you can find in a self-help book into one book. Which saves you (not me though, because I like reading) lots of time if you're looking for a one stop shop for all of the answers. Here they are. All of them. No joke.
Jen Sincero deserves every dollar she makes off of this book because gosh golly that woman did her homework. This book addresses everything from the law of attraction and vibrations and energy to the importance of some good old fashioned hard work. She touches on the idea that our past experiences and narrative shape how we view the world (Something addressed in the old classic "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People") to the themes of "stop bullshitting yourself" that permeate "#GIRLBOSS". She instructs is to acknowledge a higher power, whatever that may be. Whether it's God, The Universe, that flying spaghetti monster in outer space, or something else entirely, telling us that by channeling the power located in said "higher power", we tap our unstoppable ability to get literally anything that we want.
This book has changed my life by constantly pushing two things: First, that the best way to attract what you want is to firmly believe that it's already yours. Act like it's yours. Be grateful you have it. Simply by believing that the thing you want not only already exists but is destined for you make a huge difference in how you see the world around you in general. And I love that. Speaking of love, the second thing is something that I almost didn't notice. In each chapter Jen gives you several instructions. While the number of instructions varies from 3 anywhere to 8 or more, the last one is always the same thing: "Love Yourself". It took until halfway through this fantastic piece of writing for me to realize that I was being told something incredible every 15 minutes. Love Yourself. And Sincero has a point. Simply by loving yourself - by doing what's good for you, by encouraging yourself, by telling yourself that your doubts are only doubts and that you can do anything you put your mind to, you are turning yourself into the kind of person who truly is a badass.
If you haven't read this book yet, please do. It will change your life. If you let it.