Sharing Freedom: #YouAreABadass


cover badassIt is hard for me to do the things I need to do. I waiver. I worry. I get frustrated and I complain. I think that this website will never grow. I think no one will enter the travel writing award. I wonder if it is worth it to spend so much time and energy. Then I read Jen Sincero‘s book, You are a Badass, and get going on my journey.

After reading the quotes from her book below, you need to do TWO THINGS: 1. buy her book, 2. enter my travel writing award!

Sincero asks:

“Is your fear greater than your faith in the unknown and yourself?

Or is your faith in the unknown and yourself greater than your fear?

On the other side of your fear is your freedom.”

Here are her tips to “navigate your way through the jungle of fear:”

  1. View fear from your rear view mirror and remember our greatest fears are the greatest waste of time
  2. Flip the Fear
  3. Be in the Moment
  4. Cut off the stream of crap “Wallowing in the pain and suffering isn’t gone got help anyone, yourself included, any more than starving yourself will help the hungry.”
  5. Don’t think of anything upsetting in bed at night
  6. Love yourself and you will be invincible.

jen sincero badassI love what Jen Sincero learned on her trip to India:

  • Talk to strangers, we’re all family on this planet.
  • Expect, and enjoy, the unexpected.
  • Find the humor.
  • Join the party.
  • Live in the moment.
  • Time spent enjoying yourself is never wasted.
  • Share your space.
  • Loosen your bone, Wilma.

My friend recommended I read Jen Sincero’s book and I agree it is fantastic. I am keeping it on my desk for inspiration and to stop getting in my own way. I have built We Said Go Travel and I am going to keep going. What are you doing to do? I would love to hear about your journey to awesomeness! Remember #youareabadass!

Listen to Sincero:

“Whatever you desire to do with your precious life—believe that it’s possible.

And that it’s available to you.

And that you deserve to be/do/have it.

Why not?”

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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