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Fear Is My Homeboy

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What a fun and creative read! Judi Holler does a great job with making fear your friend and breaking down barriers to taking action. It's a shame-free book filled with examples and stories. It's a quick read in a breezy, conversational style.  Any book that tries to explain that fear doesn't mean you're helpless is something I want to read, and I enjoyed the prose even more than I had hoped. She takes on many of the misconceptions we have about standing in our own power and our desire for the world to never scare us but without making the reader feel inadequate. 
If you have a hard time believing in yourself and you've been knocked down by life, go grab this book to help pull yourself back up! 
A great book to pick up if you're feeling down and out if you want to feel like a brave version of yourself!
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A GREAT read on how to turn your fear into a powerful asset.  Her chapters were so insightful and she is so inspirational. A MUST read for all boss babes.
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Loved the style of this book, it's written in a fun and lighthearted way, so easy to get into and follow and one I think I'll dip into over and over again!
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I started reading this in between novels and I ended up not being able to put it down. As a definite “no” person it opened my eyes to see that maybe it will be okay to step outside my comfort zone.
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I used this for a reading list on the Glitter Guide. It was a great, inspiration read. Definitely for various people.
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This book is for anyone that needs a good talking to about their life. It is basically like a good friend sitting down over coffee with you giving you a pep talk. Very easy to read and well worth your time.
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I just read a very motivating book about being a modern woman in a modern world....and this isn't it. I liked this book but - 1. 'homeboy' is dated and 2 - I didn't learn anything I didn't already know. Judi Holler is a talented writer but this does feel about dated and stale. 

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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I liked how the author integrated her improv background into this book. She offers good tips for both actual bosses and aspiring bosses (the schedules for people who work at home/on their own businesses were helpful). The writing could be a bit more concise, but overall it was very good.
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Rating: 2.75/5.00 

My inner introvert is shooketh (eww..why). This is, for sure, the very first book in this genre that I have ever read, and I had mix feeling about it. It's not that this book is bad, I just don't particularly understand how to enjoy this type of genre, aside from the occasional inner thoughts of "yes i know this already..yes i already did that..good idea! perhaps i can try doing that". I flew through the pages fairly quickly (not necessarily in a good reasoning). The narrative seems at times very repetitive, but maybe that's just my lack of exposure to these kinds of books that did all the talking. Perhaps in order for this book to depict strong waves of motivational/inspirational values, it needs to be on repetitive mode so as to make your brain numb by these narratives.

This book talks about fears, self-love, self-improvement, perks of social interactions, and so much more. It taught the readers to seize the opportunity in whatever forms it may come. This book mostly surrounds the idea of being the CEO (Chief Energy Officer, Ha!) of your own life and how you can make use of your "badassery" traits to be a fearLESS person, professionally and personally.

There are bazillions worth of good passages in this book, but the one that stick with me the most is:
"Fear is your friend, your best friend, your business partner, and your home-boy. Why would we want to get rid of something that can keep us safe, be an incredible compass in our lives, shake us, wake us, and remind us that we are very much alive?"

Despite my conflicting feeling towards this genre, i enjoy the various terms that were generously poured in the storyline. I also appreciate the practical examples with diverse scenarios, the social scripts that may be used for networking references that i find myself jotting down to these cues whilst reading. All things considered, this book was unfortunately not for me, but since one of my reading goals for this year is to incorporate more self-development-improvement books to my list, i will give this genre another shot.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of my honest reviews - all opinions are my own.
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Are you lost? Are you fearful of taking risks? If you don't take risks the likelihood is that you will be missing out on the most exciting part of your life. Is there any way out? Yes, read this book and get inspired, understand that your are unique, let that fear in your life because it will only make you stronger!
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I absolutely love this book. 

Judi gives us ways and strategies to friends with fear, and her guidance is written in a funny, accessible and very readable way. I’m sure her advice will form a go-to resource for a some time to come; I’m planning to work my way through all of the chapters and I’m excited about what I can achieve on the way. 

Buy this book, sit down with a cup of coffee and your favourite highlighter pen then prepare to make plans that will change your life.
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This was a lighthearted and fun self help book about facing fear in a different way. It was a quick and easy read and I liked the author's style.
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Loved this book. It’s not out for a while so posting initial feedback here, will update nearer the time with full review and blog links. Really enjoyed it though!
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Like most self help books, this one starts out with what's key and that's acknowledging that to see the change, you've got to take charge.
It's what I'd call a light read and something you can pick up and build upon as you read along, which makes it a great companion in facing and overcoming your fear.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.
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