Book Review: How to Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (though I’m definitely biased)


Age Recommended: Every. Single. Unicorn.

I’m so happy to have finally read this book, and needless to say, it exceeded expectations that were pretty high in the first place 🙂 Lilly Singh has been one of my role models for the longest time. I religiously watched her new videos every Monday and Thursday, and even on the days she didn’t post new videos, I would go back and re-watch the old ones.

My friends would laugh when I quoted her and my mom would blame her for my “teenage attitude” and “excessive sarcasm”. In my first year of high-school I suffered from iiSuperwomanii withdrawal (too much school work) but when this book came out, I knew that I had to read it and blog about it! 🙂

Lilly Singh refers to herself as a unicorn. A little bit savage, a little bit sassy, and a whole lotta hustle. This book is exactly that. If you were expecting her to throw you a pity party, you’re in the wrong place.

This book tells you how to brace your fall, let that hand pick you up, and use that stick to make sure you don’t fall again. Pushed down seven times, get up eight. Pushed down nine times, get up ten.

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“A guide to surviving conquering life”

50 rules to get you in the game.

Some of my favorites:

4. Get Uncomfortable

“Everything you want is outside your comfort zone.” If you want it, you’ll have to push yourself and get uncomfortable. “The goal isn’t always the trophy. The goal can also sometimes be the stepping-stones.”

22. Take The Stairs

“There is no escalator to success. You have to take the stairs.” It may be human nature to take shortcuts, but no matter what you try, you won’t succeed unless you do the work.

29. Climb Another Ladder

So you’ve climbed one ladder just to realize that you’re at the bottom of another. What do you do? Remember that “no matter who you are, there is going to be something you do that will require you to start from the bottom”.

32. Be The Dumbest

Put yourself in a room where you’re smarter than everyone and you’ll accomplish nothing except for feeling good about yourself for no real reason. Put yourself in a room where you’re the dumbest and you’ll have nowhere to go but up.

46. Have Values, Not Hobbies

“Having strong values is optional, not mandatory.” But if you want to be a good person, you’ll have to work on it, because even though it’s tempting, your values should not change because of your circumstances.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life


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