Lilly summarizes well why I started reading this book. Let me quote her:
“Hearing someone so accomplished talk about their struggles and successes has definitely become crucial inspirational fuel for me.
…I think there’s something so inspiring about hearing about other people’s experiences and what drives them” – How to be a Bawse Chapter 15 Schedule Inspiration
This and the fact that I see Lilly’s face everywhere, from Youtube ads to Google Play Books. She even had an event here with some of the local Youtubers. I didn’t know her before so when I saw on Play Books that she has a book, that just added fuel to my curiosity. Who is this Lilly Singh and why do I see her face everywhere?
First, let us define a Bawse. According to Urban Dictionary, a Bawse is a human being who exudes confidence, turns heads, reaches goals, finds inner strength, gets hurt efficiently and smiles genuinely-because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side. The double-handed praise was created for them.
Lilly Singh shares lessons and experiences she learns in life in this 50-chapter book. Divided into five parts, she tells and guides us in our Bawse training. It did remind me of #Girlboss. But unlike #Girlboss, this book focuses heavily on your most important investment – yourself.
With lots of self-help books in the market, they’d start sounding the same with each other. Somehow, Lilly’s voice manages to stand out from the sea of books. She gives a different line of thinking, or a point of view on things. For one, we’ve all heard the advice set deadlines and reward yourself. But what made a lasting impression on me was the advice to love yourself. Like all things, it is easier said than done. I claim to love myself, more than anything. I thought I valued myself enough. Then Lilly mentioned in her book that loving oneself is just like loving the important people in your life. You cheer them on their endeavors, you pat their shoulders when something good happens, you hug them when things are rough – basically, the number one supporter. I haven’t thought or seen things like that before. I always say it, but never really believed or acted like one. I’m never my best cheerleader because I’m my own worst enemy instead. What Lilly said in this chapter made me see things in a different perspective. And that helped me a lot.
The road to being a Bawse is not all unicorns and rainbows. Lilly fought long and hard to get to where she is right now. Being a Bawse requires more than luck. A Bawse earns it by working hard. Like real hard. Lilly shows that in her book. She doesn’t just tell you to work hard but she shows you how to do that and the key attitudes needed to succeed. By the time I finished reading, I have nothing but respect towards her. She is a real Superwoman and deserves all the success she has.
Sale or not, this book is worth every penny and time I spent. Now, excuse me. I have some Superwoman videos to catch up.