Self-doubt creeps in on everyone, often when we least expect it.

We're cranking right along, and then BAM! — that little devil side of your brain starts to flare up and says: Hey, you!  Yeah, you!  You can't do that.  You're not good enough.  You don't have the time.  It costs too much. The kids won't approve.  Your partner will go bonkers…

Yup, you know the routine — been there, done that hundreds of times, right?

So, how do you combat those feelings?

stop doubting yourselfFor me, it's reading and listening to wise people. Over the years, I've read thousands of books (in just about every genre) and hundreds of books on self-improvement.

Sadly, I find most of the self-help literature to be not all that good or wise, frankly.  Many so-called gurus offer vanilla and generic checklists and activities to help you learn a certain coping skill, whether it's to stop doubting yourself or any of the other 3,000 things that could possibly be wrong with you. I often feel that some of the writers force themselves to fill pages and pages with rather meaningless worksheets and other administrivia.

That's why it's such a pleasure for me to be able to tell you about Jen Sincero, and her two books: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life and her follow-up You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.

Sincero avoids of the problems that other self-help authors often fall afoul of — she writes from her own and client experiences in very direct, and specific terms.

 

stop doubting yourselfIf you want to improve your life — personal or professional — or any aspect of it, go get these Sincero books.

I've read each of them twice.

And, I've just finished listening to each of them in audiobook form (Sincero does the narration and she's great on that front too.)

You can send me a thank-you card when you're done.

(I've asked her when we can expect the next book, but haven't heard back yet.)

 

A slight variation of this article appears on the Mindtrekker site.