Jen Sincero is a badass at turning her life around and giving us the tools to do it ourselves.
This book is proof that you can “make it” at any age.
Jen was 40 when she started learning about money. Now she is earning 7 figures as a coach and author. The key to earning the money you need to live the life you want is to get comfortable with the idea of doing scary and uncomfortable shit. She defines that scenario as being rich. Rich is when you are able to afford all of the things and experiences required to fully experience your most authentic life.
What holds people back from pursuing their rich life is the belief that they are not worthy. They also feel that it is selfish for them to want to be wealthy. However, Jen states that wanting to be rich is healthy and it means that you have a desire for life.
Letting go of one’s lack mindset is another thing that holds people back. People believe that there is not enough money to go around so they don’t even try.
A great motivator for people who have negative emotions about making money is that in order to make positive changes in the world one needs to make money. Everyone wants to have a positive impact and money is a tool that will help you do that.
Just wanting money is not enough. You have to be focused, determined, and stretch your imagination. What you focus on, you create more of. The level of your determination will determine your outcome. Believing anything is possible by doing things that are uncomfortable.
How to make money?
Jen says that first you really have to believe that everything you want is attainable. Then you need to do different things than what you’ve been doing to get there. You also need to shift your emotional state from doubt and fear to excitement. Have faith because that strengthens your self-confidence and mindset. Lastly, you need to embrace your badassery.
In order to get to the other side, you have to embrace the turbulence along the way. How many crazy plane rides have you sat through to get to paradise? Well, it’s the same thing. You may be on a long journey or a short one. You may have a little turbulence or a lot. Either way, you will get to where you are going and that’s what matters.
In addition to staying for the ride, Jen says that to reach the success we must hire a team. That can be a coach for us, writers, technology specialists, or video editors. This will require us to do the real uncomfortable thing of spending money we don’t have yet. If we don’t then we will stay in our comfort zone, which won’t get us anywhere.
What changes do you need to make to begin your money-making journey?
- Surround yourself with people who cheer you on and offer support
- Put yourself in the new environment that you want to be in
- Hang out with people that are going places
- Do things that make you feel super uncomfortable
- Take risks
- Stick to your decisions
- Set boundaries
- Talk about ideas, not other people
- Know what’s going on with your money
- Get back up instead of giving up
I feel so inspired after reading this book! It has made me reach deep inside for my inner badass!