Yeah, you read that right. We said it. It's time to get off your fanny, take charge and do all those things you've dreamed of doing! Life is hard. Life is fast. Life can kick our butts. We get it. It kicks our butts on the daily, but we've read some pretty great books lately that have us really inspired. We are yelling, "I am woman, hear me roar"!
Lets begin with the first book, The Power of I Am by Joel Olsteen. This book is about changing your "I ams". We must stop putting ourselves down all the time, and say "I am good enough"! When you speak negative words, negativity surrounds you but the moment you begin speaking positive, then your world will change in such a positive way. It really does work! It sounds so simple but for many of us, it is so easy to be too hard on ourselves. So read this book, and start saying "I am awesome"!!
The second book, titled Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin is about a 12-step plan created by the author. Nicole Lapin is a financial journalist who teaches us to invest in ourselves rather than nickel-and-diming ourselves. She's smart, she's funny and after reading her book, you will feel relaxed and confident about taking on your own financial freedom!
The third book we recently read, Just Shut Up and Do It by Brian Tracy, is about taking the bull by the horns and conquering your goals. No matter how big or small any particular goal is, sometimes we are all talk and no action. Brian Tracy provides you with 7 steps to take in order to put those words into action. Now anything is possible.
The last book, The Stash Plan by Laura Prepon and Elizabeth Troy, for us was more about how to keep healthy while taking on the world. It is really a great educational book about how all of the processed foods we consume today are hurting our bodies in the short term as well as the long term. The things we can do, according to Laura and Elizabeth, to remain healthy are really quite simple. This book is an easy read with easy recipes and tips. We felt healthier just for reading it!
So, what do you say? How about you put your big girl panties on, stop your complaining and get BUSY? Okay, okay...we already know you are super busy; we get it, promise. If you keep telling yourself you are too busy, your debts are too big, you'll never be able to buy that house, then you will remain as you are. But if you want to be a total #badass, then change those "I ams" to positve ones, get your finances in order, get healthy and most importantly, "just shut up and do it"!
P.S. We had a really hard time not quoting Stuart Smiley in this post but feel it is necessary. So we are doing it as afterthought. "I am good enough. I am smart enough, and doggoneit, people like me!" Stuart Smiley