Manifesting Wealth with Jen Sincero #BookReview
I’ve finally figured out that I am happiest when reading books about manifesting wealth aka the life I desire and other types of inspiring and kickass self-help books. You know how sometimes you ask yourself how many of the same kind of books you’re gonna read? Well apparently…a lot. I’ve got to give it to my ex who put me on to Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil way back when. Ever since I read that book, something turned on inside of me that sets my soul on fire and gives me that invincible feeling that I can conquer the world, live the life I desire, make all my wishes come true, etc etc. However, I need that fix to keep going. That book helped me out through some shaky times and helped me to land on my feet, but as soon as I got comfortable, I started to feel lost again. Whenever I get comfortable/bored/frustrated, I start to yearn for that motivation to be the creator of my life’s path and not the reactor to the environment around me.
I came across a recommendation from a food blogger I adore and I immediately purchased the book without reading the sample first in my Kindle app like I usually do. Big mistake. It wasn’t the right fit for me. I got distracted again, not wanting to deal with what I figure was sure to be a needle-in-a-haystack search for my type of motivational reading. But as I began to feel more and more claustrophobic in my environment, I knew it was time for change again. I knew I needed to connect with my internal energies and find my motivation to kick some ass. So I Googled “top manifesting wealth books”or something of the sort and came across a top 10 list. As I began to click through on each book, reading reviews on Amazon and trying to figure out which ones I wanted to read, I went down into the rabbit hole of self-help books and came across Jen Sincero‘s new book, You Are a Badass at Making Money. I read the reviews and decided to download the sample to my Kindle.
The Perfect Kick in My Ass
Finding this book was the perfect motivational reboot I needed. If you’ve ever read a Napoleon-esque book, you know they can be somewhat “heavy” and difficult to absorb. You really need to be in a mental space of concentration when reading one of his type of books. On the contrary, I found Jen’s book to be the perfect amount of light and sass filled with witty but strong and actionable tips to immediately shake myself out of my funk. I was happy that I decided to purchase the hard copy instead of getting the Kindle e-copy as some books you want to hold physically in your hand and flip through pages when you desire.
In the book, Jen describes how she was once just as broke as you and I, unable to figure out just how she was gonna live the dope-ass life she knew was meant for her too. She took us through the frightening and sometimes downright crazy things she did to dig herself out of hand-to-mouth-dom and step by step climbed up to a lifestyle that most of us, I certainly at least, desire. Outside of her own stories, she also references several others, whether celebrities, clients of hers, neighbors or others that cross her path who were also able to turn their lives around and begin making mad money.
Mental Money Blocks
She also helps us to tackle some mental blocks we may have with money in our own lives. Some of us think wanting to become rich is downright greedy, some have a bad relationship with money because of childhood or other trauma and some of us don’t even know we have this unhealthy relationship with money. In the book, she attempts to make us lay on the couch as she “shrinks” us into a better relationship with money, allowing us to attract more money in our lives. I appreciated those moments because even though I’m not sure I had any abhorring thoughts about money, I held that stigma of greed we think of when desiring to be rich. That shame, so unnecessary. Money enables us to live our best lives. Absolutely nothing is wrong with wanting to live our best lives.
Since reading the book, I can definitely say that I have begun to make some moves towards the life I desire. The wealth ain’t flowing yet, but I will surely revert to this post when I’m rolling in the dough! The book was a great reminder that we are the creators of our life and that we decide on exactly how we live, not our parents, not our boss, bot the environment which we live in, but us. We choose how we want to live our lives and if we’re not happy with how life is right now, we can actually change it. It’s within our power to live our best possible lives. And I am committed to living mine.
If you feel like you’re committed to living yours too but now sure how to start, maybe this book will help you too. I’ll be giving away one to a commenter to congrats to you if you made it all the way down to the end of the post! All you’ve gotta do is tell me in the comments why or how you feel this book could help you out then tweet me @iriediva to say you entered my book giveaway and you’re ready to manifest with mo! (Just click on the tweet below to do this) One winner will be chosen from the comments so good luck! I’ll be sending the book from Amazon so make sure you’re all set up to receive.
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Hi Diva, I too am at a crossroads and needing that constant reminder – I create my own future and destiny. It’s scary and liberating at the same time. I appreciate this blog post a lot because it’s good to see another fellow Jamaican on the journey to breaking the mold. “Money enables us to live our best lives. Absolutely nothing is wrong with wanting to live our best lives” Loved this!
It can be so scary yes, but I’ve decided no more mediocre! I appreciate you stopping by!
Thank you Diva for sharing this blog post. I really appreciate it. I’ve always settled with the idea of having just enough money to be comfortable and/or get by in life. After reading your post, I have decided that I want to live my best possible life and start making changes pronto! All the very best to you on your journey.
Hi Juii, I’m happy you stopped by and so happy the post inspired you! Thanks for entering the book giveaway
I really appreciate this post because in challenges times, I become so blinded and think I am alone. It’s always refreshing and uplifting to be reminded that I am not. I really love your writing style and this nugget of wisdom resonated with me: “I start to yearn for that motivation to be the creator of my life’s path and not the reactor to the environment around me.”
Right now I am out of a job and out of money, but I don’t want to do anything out of desparation, I want to create not react- even though this is where I am, I still want to make decisions that are for my greater good and not just to be ‘ok’ again. I have made decisions based on just to be ok and hence why I am here- lol. Like you, I have a problem finding motivational books that suits my style, based on how you talk about this book- I figure it will help me as well.