book review you are a badass at making money @duffythewriter

‘You Are a Badass at Making Money is THE in-depth, step-by-step guide to overcoming your blocks, pushing past your fears and starting to make some serious money.’

After reading and enjoying ‘Get your Sh*t Together’ this book caught my eye. I do ‘ok’ but I am not, and never felt I would be, part of the rich gang. Reading You Are A Badass At Making Money would change all that I thought. But, it just really wasn’t my kind of vibe.

This is a VERY ‘American’ book. Jen Sincero talks a lot about ‘putting it out there to the universe’ and ‘being your authentic self’. She lived in a converted garage with no money, barely getting by, and is now a very rich author and ‘success coach’. What is a success coach? I imagine lots of seminars about being rich and successful being held in large conference rooms in American hotels with lots of high fives and ‘Yeah!’ being shouted in unison.

I really did try to get into this book, as I do with all the publications I am asked to review. I just couldn’t get a grip on this one. I’m all for any book which boosts your motivation, creativity, and of course wealth, and some may get something out of it. I just became mildly irritated by it. What grated on me most were chapters asking you to write a letter to money, along with snippets of emails and letters Jen had received from ‘believers’ who had gone from nothing to rich just by following the book and it all being so easy.  Reading anonymous “you changed my life emails” alerted my bullshit antennae and from there, unfortunately I just couldn’t carry on.

If you are looking for a book which is something new and different, you won’t find it here.

Unrated from me (unfortunately!)