Wise Words from Jen Sincero, Author of “You Are a Badass at Making Money”

Wise words from Jen Sincero, Author of You Are a Badass at Making Money

A couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to go see Jen Sincero, author of my most favorite self-development book ever, You Are a Badass at Making Money, speak live.

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Have you ever heard of this book? Have you read it? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please leave me comments below.

Jen really has a way with words. Not only is she brash and has a bit of a foul mouth (obviously, just look the the title of her book!) but she’s also heartwarming, hilarious and she really makes you want to get your butt up off the couch and start getting your life together!

If you haven’t read this book, the please do yourself a favor and get it right now! By the way, I really recommend the Amazon Audible version. Not only can you listen while you do boring stuff, but Jen reads the book herself and I’m telling you, she’s funny.

I laughed so many times when I was listening! You know those people who are outside walking and just crazily laughing to themselves? Yup, that was me during this book!

A Little Town in Pennsylvania

Sign from Newtown, PA

I went to this little place called Newtown, which is a town filled with old houses and lots of charm.

Being in Southeastern, PA, our little corner of the world is filled with these cute historical towns. It’s so cool knowing that Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were traipsing around these parts. It’s fun to imagine that I’m walking the same paths as these great forefathers. It’s one of the best things about this area.

The theater Jen spoke in was equally as cute and charming. A perfect place for Jen’s really bad mouth. lol

Just kidding. It was only slightly bad! Her language may have been a little off color (which was fine for me, it’s just the way she is!), but the advice was spot on.

5 Great Reminders from Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero reading from her book1. We don’t live in the comfort zone.
We live in the familiar zone. Being broke isn’t being comfortable. Get out of the familiarity zone!

This one hit me big time because I *almost* thought of not going to this event. Why? Because I had never been to Newtown, I didn’t know where I was going, I was going by myself, and it was unfamiliar and uncomfortable! Do you think I was glad I went? Oh yea!

2. Replace thoughts of “I can’t afford it” with “money comes to me easily and freely”.  
You get what you think about. It is a Universal law. If you think you can’t afford it, you’re right. And  you will be shown evidence of that. If you think money comes to you easily and freely, you’re right and you will be shown evidence of that. Which one will YOU pick? Because it is a choice.

3. Anxiety / fear and excitement are pretty much the same feeling.Jen Sincero giving a talk
So, instead of saying that you fear something, tell yourself you’re excited about it instead. (This is also advice I read from Mel Robbins’ book The 5 Second Rule.)  “I’m so excited I get to step on stage and talk to all these people!”

4. As soon as you have an inspiring thought, take action on it.
Immediately. Because that’s the Universe trying to get ideas to you! And then what we do is think about it too much, let our egos get in the way and then talk ourselves out of it. Nope. The Universe is way more powerful than the ego. Get out of your own way, listen to the big U and get going on that idea! Now!!

5. This was my most favorite advice from Jen of the night.
Do something that scares the crap out of you every single day, and your life will change faster than you can keep up with. Just thinking about doing that scares the crap out of me, but I also know she’s right. She’s so, so right.

Are You Ready to Go Out There and Get Rich?

Here are a couple of action items for you to do right nMe & Jen Sinceroow.

1. Get You Are a Badass at Making Money.

2. Read my post about How to Get Out of Debt Quickly.

3. Get a coach. For now, you can use free resources. I highly recommend DaniJohnson.com.

We’ve got one life to get this right. Let’s not waste it in our familiarity zone.


One More Thing.

Because I was at Dani Johnson’s First Steps to Success recently, she talked about building relationships and communication skills. She reminded me not to be looking at my phone while in line and instead try to get to know people.

As an introvert, this isn’t super easy for me, but I try!

Anyway, while waiting in line to get books signed by Jen, I was able to talk with three fabulous women.

If I had stayed in my familiar zone, I would have never started chatting with them. And it would have been a missed opportunity to meet three awesome people.

If I had stayed in my familiar zone, I would have never gone to the event in the first place! So, just a reminder. Don’t stay in that zone. You will miss out on so, so much.

Here's to getting fabulously rich!

How are YOU going to get fabulously rich? Leave your ideas in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Wise Words from Jen Sincero, Author of “You Are a Badass at Making Money””

  1. Thank you Christina for this article! It was very helpful and encouraging!

  2. Hi there!

    I was wondering what you do every day that scares the shit out of you 😀 I mean, there are quite a few things but I simply can´t do it, either because I would have to visit somewhere or I am lacking time!


    curious Manny

    • Well, it’s definitely my favorite advice, but I’m not great at following it yet! lol I have ideas. Like do a Facebook Live video. eek. That would be one that scares me. Introduce myself to a stranger. Things like that!

  3. Thank you for this great article, I really enjoyed reading it and can relate to the ‘wise words’ from Jen. I have actually applied some of this advice – get out of the familiarity zone, attract positive things with positive thoughts, take action on an inspiring thought right away. I was quite amazed myself at how well this works. With inspiring thoughts it really is a matter of action it right away. If you wait, the spark is gone and the thought wasted. The only thing I haven’t tried is doing something scary every day. Do you have any suggestions what sort of things I could start off with?

    • It sounds like you’re already off on the right track! The do-something-scary-everyday thing is something I definitely still need to work on. I know that that one would work. Again, it’s all about getting out of that familiar / comfort zone. Some things that would be scary for me are doing a YouTube video, doing a Facebook Live, striking up a conversation with a stranger (introvert here!), driving to a new place to do a new activity, calling up an old friend. For you, it might be completely different. It’s whatever is really uncomfortable (but exciting at the same time) for you.

      Hope that helps!

  4. Inspiring article Christina! This is indeed a great reminder for me 🙂


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