You Are a Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero is the 2nd book in her collection. In this one, the focus is entirely on the mindset of wealth or a millionaire mindset.
In comparison to her first book, I found You Are a Badass at Making Money more relevant to my situation. I’ve heard self-help books have the greatest impact when they’re read at a critical time when the information is needed. After quitting my job, starting my own online business and using government aid, there’s no time like the present!
“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down” – Ray Bradbury
Keep reading for my full thoughts on Jen Sincero’s advice on creating a winning millionaire mindset.
You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
Published By: Viking
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Personal Development, Money
You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
Synopsis retrieved from Goodreads
MY THOUGHTS ON JEN SINCERO AND THE MILLIONAIRE MINDSET
Changing Your Perception About Wealth
One of the main themes throughout the book is the power of changing your mindset. It is the premise of her entire series and Jen Sincero applied the same argument towards attaining wealth.
What I liked about this book is she turned wealth and riches from something negative to a positive. It was all a matter of perspective. There are several people whom I’ve met that view wealth as an evil thing. According to them, wealth causes issues such as greed, abuse, and corruption. In the hands of some individuals, this might be true. However, the growth of wealth doesn’t result in a bad person. In fact, Jen Sincero argues that money allows you to be your true self. Money isn’t the source of evil but a conduit between people and what they need. It’s the people that give money it’s personality, whether it be good or bad.
Sincero suggests you consider what you truly want in life, then question how much money you need to accomplish it. Without money, you wouldn’t be able to afford the things you need to grow and foster your best self.
When you change your perception of wealth to fit that idea, then money becomes a source of good in life.
Manifestation and the Law of Attraction
Like The Secret, Jen Sincero is a believer in the law of attraction and ability to manifest your dreams by adopting the right mindset. If you can think it, it already exists and your intuition will present it to you.
I’m not sure if I agree with this 100%. Mindset and positive thinking are important but it shouldn’t be the only action you take towards your goals. You can’t visualize into existence a 6-figure income if you’re not doing the work as well. My approach to manifestation and the law of attraction is to go into it guns blazing, acting as if you’ve already reached your goal or are going to (no questioning it) and it will happen. That has been my experience anyways.
Taking Risks for Rewards
Another piece of advice offered by Jen Sincero is the need to take risks in order to get ahead. Risk-taking is a shared trait of many entrepreneurs and an avenue to increase your income to new heights.
Jen Sincero describes her own risks she took that ultimately led her to earn over 6-figures. One such story is how she spent $85,000 on a business coach to help mentor her to scale her business. It was a risk because she didn’t even have that much money to spend on a business coach. She hired him or her and decided to find the money afterward, knowing it was necessary if she wanted to live the life wanted.
I can relate to this problem of allowing poverty to hold you back. Sometimes you have to take risks to get rewards, even if it means jumping before you have a parachute.
Quieting the Fear and Drama
Part of taking more risks and altering your mindset about money is gaining control over the fear and drama. Jen explains that this can come from our environment or internally.
Fear and drama from our environment that might hinder our success include the fears of society or even close family members:
“We live in a fear based society that totally gets off on cautioning us, on reminding us how difficult life is, warning us how hard it is to make money, on holding us back lest we bite off more than we can chew on, screaming “Lookout!” instead of “rock on!” As a result, we’re brought into this idea that it’s better to limit ourselves then to stretch, and we’ve developed this fun free either or take on what’s available to us: you’re either doing what you love or making money, you’re either a good person or a rich person, you can either help the world or you can help yourself, you can either go on vacation or pay your car loan”.
Jen Sincero does a good job explaining how our external world impacts our internal thoughts, and how we can move beyond it.
The second fear and drama that gets a mention in the book are what Jen calls our “internal negotiator”. I loved this point and actually discussed it on my Instagram while reading the book. In a nutshell, your internal negotiator is that voice in your head that appears during decision time. Jen argues that it will always win if you give it a second of attention. For example, if you told yourself you would make 5 sales calls a week and find you are always talking yourself out of them…it’s your internal negotiator. This really stuck with me and I’ve been using it in my own life since reading the book.
Have Faith and Surrender to Opportunities
Finally, the last piece of advice I took away from You Are a Badass at Making Money is to have faith and surrender to the opportunities that come out of nowhere.
As Jen Sincero points out, sometimes we can get caught up in manifesting our vision and don’t realize an opportunity that’s offered to us. If it falls outside of our plan we don’t see it for what is it and should be going for it. There is a good chance those opportunities will lead to something lucrative or rewarding.
Also, it’s important to have faith (not the God-loving faith but the other kind) that you are going to get where you need to be. If you focus on your goals, avoid distractions, fear, drama and have faith that it will happen when you’re using a millionaire mindset as described by Jen Sincero.
MY RATING – YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY BY JEN SINCERO
I gave You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero 5 out of 5 stars because of how motivating her language is. It also received a perfect score because it was relevant and had perfect timing for my life right now. I absorbed the advice in this book like a sponge!
I recommend any aspiring entrepreneur pick up a copy of this book if you’re interested in expanding your perception about money and training your millionaire mindset.
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