I read – a lot. I’m already clocked at 73 books this year, over 17,000 pages, and still going strong. Reading is such an important part of my life. It helps me to learn things that apply to my different jobs, my clients, and just my mindset in general. So for me to say that a book is life-changing is a little bit of a big deal.
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The book in question is You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero. This and You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life have been on my To Be Read list for quite some time. I finally got the audiobooks out of the library and listened to both really quickly. She has a way of explaining our mindsets and making comparisons to other things that’s really clear and understandable. Full disclosure, there is language….if that wasn’t apparent from the titles of her books. I recommend the audiobooks because you can hear her inflection and pauses. Haha, and she’s really, really funny.
This book came at a bit of a perfect storm in my life where I had realized – I haven’t been valuing myself in my work (like, it’s embarrassingly bad), I have something to share (secret project I’ll share at some point), I need to make investments in myself and not only be all about investing in our real estate business. For all the books I read, you would think I would have recognized this in myself a lot sooner, but hey, life is about growth and change, amiright?
There was a section in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life where she talks about the importance of you showing up and doing what you were put on this planet to do. She compared not showing up to your favorite band. How much would it stink if they never went into the studio, never practiced, never wrote any new song? And it just hit me, I have a message to share with people. I have a deep passion for something and by me not sharing that and helping others, they could be missing out on something great.
So, I decided to make a commitment, purchase a course bundle that will help me jumpstart the project, and get started on this new business/dream/project. But then, we were looking into buying a car, putting in an offer on our first house (didn’t get it by the way), and a ton of other financial reasons that said “you shouldn’t do this now!” But I fought my old ways of thinking, and I said you know, if I don’t do this now, I won’t do it. So, I took some time to write out a contract with myself. I listed things I struggle with and how I wouldn’t let them define this new project. And I purchased the course.
And all of this happened because of these books.
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