How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

Category: Arts & Literature
Author: Lilly Singh

About This Book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the 2017 People's Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star comes the definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Lilly Singh isn't just a superstar. She's Superwoman--which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It's no wonder she's garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn't get to the top by being lucky--she had to work for it. Hard.

Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it. How to Be a Bawse is the definitive guide to conquering life. Make no mistake, there are no shortcuts to success, personal or professional. World domination requires real effort, dedication, and determination. Just consider Lilly a personal trainer for your life--with fifty rules to get you in the game, including

* Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass.
* Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like an item on your daily to-do list. People will go out of their way to help and support you because you make them feel good.
* Schedule Inspiration: Lack of motivation isn't permanent or a sign of weakness. Expect it and proactively schedule time to be creative.
* Be the Dumbest: Challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with people who know more than you do. It's a vital way to learn and improve.

Told in Lilly's hilarious, bold voice and packed with photos and candid stories from her journey to the top, How to Be a Bawse will make you love your life and yourself--even more than you love Beyonc . (Yes, we said it!)

WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, or cute quotes. That's because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life need to be worked for, not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.

Praise for How to Be a Bawse

"Singh segues from her inspirational and uber-watched YouTube videos to essays on how to become a bawse, that is, a supremely self-confident person. She's been named one of Time's 2016 '30 Most Influential People on the Internet,' Variety's '10 Comics To Watch for 2016,' Forbes's '30 Under 30,' Vogue's '8 YouTube Stars That Are Taking Over the World,' and more."--Library Journal

"Lilly is a bona fide #girlboss, boss, and bawse. Her meteoric rise has come with so many incredible lessons that we are all lucky to have access to. This book is a must-have for the hustler in all of us."--Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss
Reader's Review 

This isn't another Youtuber book and how they got to become "Youtube famous". How to be a BAWSE is a manifesto. Lilly breaks up fifty rich chapters into four areas; Master your Mind, Hustle Harder, Make heads turn, be a Unicorn. Each section covers a different area of going after the life you want. She takes readers through the highs and lows and doubts on her incredible journey. I have dog-eared over fifty pages in her book and will read parts of this book on a regular basis.

There is so much to this book. One of my many takeaways was talking about shaping the environment around you. This includes what you eat, what you watch, who you surround yourself with, and even where you live. I use this daily with who I follow on social media, what videos and books I consume, and eating broccoli. I also applied this principle when deciding to work at Disneyland. I wanted to be closer to other creative minds and LA is THE PLACE for inspiring Youtubers like myself (and writing and authors like me too).

A great read that I will add to the books I gift to others.

-- Reviewed by Nate Johnson, for more information please visit his blog