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Lilly Singh

A Guide to Conquering Life

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    Become friends with your mind by improving your self-awareness.

    Your mind can be both a delightful asset and a difficult obstacle. Sometimes it generates brilliant ideas, but it may just as often hold you back, refusing to let go of old ways of thinking. Clearly, you want your mind to work for you, and that means you need to befriend it. And the best way to make your brain into your buddy is to develop self-awareness.

    The first step toward self-awareness is recognizing the intricate layers of your inner issues. Each issue has at least three layers that need to be peeled back before you can reach the root cause.

    To explain this strategy further, let’s take a look at an issue the author is dealing with: she tends to act like she isn’t currently interested in having a romantic partner. At the first layer, she tells people that she’s too busy with work and building her career. At the second, she tells herself that the commitment of a relationship would impede her progress toward her goals. At layer three is yet another reason for her not wanting a relationship: she doesn't know how to balance her career aspirations and a healthy partnership.

    But, at the fourth and deepest level, she avoids relationships because of her childhood experience. She was never exposed to healthy relationships, and this resulted in her believing that they only bring out people’s ugly side.

    If you want to resolve a personal issue, you must first dig beneath these layers and identify its exact root cause, all while being completely honest with yourself. Only then can you start investing time and effort into resolving it.

    The second step toward self-awareness is conquering the thoughts and emotions that negatively impact you. Understanding why you feel certain emotions at particular times is important because it will put you in control of your feelings.

    Here are some pointers on managing typical thoughts and emotions: First, when someone brings out a negative reaction in you, try not to take it personally. In all likelihood, there are issues in that person’s life – issues that have nothing to do with you – that are influencing his or her behavior toward you. Second, remember that happiness is a better motivator than fear. And, thus, you should work toward something that makes you happy.

    Identifying the root cause of your issue, and managing negative thoughts and emotions, are the two key steps in developing self-awareness.

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    What is How to Be a Bawse about?

    How to be a Bawse (2017) offers major insights on how to achieve success in life. Drawing on firsthand knowledge from her rise to stardom, Lilly Singh, the YouTube sensation, covers topics such as motivation and discipline, and rounds them off with personal anecdotes and practical tips.

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    If you cant control people, then control your reaction to them.

    —Lilly Singh
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    Who should read How to Be a Bawse?

    • YouTubers who want to increase their subscribers
    • Anyone looking for tips on how to become a star
    • People interested in the mindset behind a meteoric rise to success

    About the Author

    Lilly Singh is a Canadian comedian, actress and YouTube celebrity, more widely known as IISuperwomanII, her YouTube username. Her YouTube channel boasts over 13 million subscribers and her success has led to tours and performances around the world. How to Be a Bawse is her first book.

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