10 simple steps to be a badass

I know a lot of people with badass potential.  They are strong, they are talented, they are unique, they are kind, they are persistent, they give 110%.  But they are missing one little piece of the puzzle and because that piece is missing they aren’t badasses…yet. But with these simple steps, they could be a badass in no time.

Being a badass is about more than just being a good person.  It’s about being a person with purpose, who is happy becasue they are contributing to the world in a positive way that aligns with their talents and desires.  It’s being the best version of yourself and making a difference in the world.

If you want to bring out the badass in you, start with these 10 steps and join my free Be Your Badass Self Facebook group.

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Shredding in Canggu, Bali

Step 1: Filter out the bad from the Badass

Maybe you are already a badass and just don’t know it.  

We get so caught up in the business of our lives that we forget to stop and think, 'Do I even like this?  Is this serving me?  Why am I doing this?'Click To Tweet

Sometimes just stopping and noticing all the things that you are already a badass at is enough.  But if you want more out of life, if you want to be able to live a life that revolves around what gives you your stoke and brings out all your badassery then it’s time to implement these next steps.

 

Step 2: What would your perfect badass self look like, feel like, think like?

It doesn’t matter what labels the world has put on you.  What matters is what you think of yourself.  

Your beliefs shape you more than anything else so what exactly do you want that story you keep telling yourself to be?

I am capable.  I am strong.  I am smart.  I am kind.  I have something to offer the world.

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Taking a huge fall in Frankenjura Germany. “It’s not how hard you fall…it’s how many times you get up and try again!”

Step 3: What does your badass self do?

Does it climb mountains? Does it play tag with your kids at the park (and smoke them)? Does it jump on a plane to Belize? Does it have a spotless kitchen? Does it run errands?  

You are the sum total of your actions.  And by just making the time to do the things you love more often, you become a badass.

 

Step 4: Get rid of the things that get in the way of your badass time

Do you have every intention on doing Step 3, but something or someone gets in the way?  Remove the obstacle or redefine it or reprioritze it.  For me, that thing is dishes and having a spotless house/RV.  

If I prioritized spotless counters and immaculate floors, I'd never get outside, I'd never climb mountains, I'd never have time to write blogs.Click To Tweet

 When I look at the disarray around me, I smile becasue it means I’m spending more time on things that make me happy.

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Exposed ridges? Adrenaline? Fatigue? Hell ya I’m in!

Step 5: Spend time with other badasses

You know the saying, you are the sum total of the 5 people you spend the most time with.  So spend time with people who bring out the best in you.  People who are stoked on life.  People who have an “I can!” attitude.  People who see your greatness and encourage you to be your best.

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The three badasses I love to spend my time with

Step 6: Badasses don’t let themselves feel stuck

A badass will notice when things don’t feel right and do something about it.  If you want to be a badass, you have to be honest with yourself.  Which means, you kinda need to know yourself better.  Bringing awareness to our thoughts helps us realize where we are and gets us back on track to where we want to be.  

It’s like having a discussion with yourself and saying, “Hmm, that’s interesting. I didn’t know you felt that way,” and then at the same time saying to yourself, “Ya know, we should work toward achieving that, fixing that, changing that” etc.

 

Step 7: Badasses let go of baggage

Badasses know they can’t change the past and energy spent dwelling on all the things they could’ve and should’ve done differently, will zap them of the strength they need to be a badass today.  

Shit happens and life can suck, but if you are lucky enough to wake up and start another day, don’t waste it on what you did or didn’t do yesterday.  Acknowlege the mistake and learn from it.

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It’s hard to hang onto regret when you’ve got a cuddle like this one

Step 8: Badasses know who they are

I have many flaws that I am fully aware of.  And many strengths that help me balance them out.  Badasses are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and try to use these constraints as an opportunity to find self-fulfillment and bring out their badass potential.  

I use the 16personalities.com model, but there are many different tests that will help you understand your personality and help you make choices that align with how you are wired.

 

Step 9: Badasses have goals

Badasses know what constitutes a WIN to them.  They have vision and purpose.  It’s hard to build confidence and skill when you don’t know what you are trying to achieve.  Pick a time- a week, a month, a year, a decade-and decide where you want to see yourself then.  

How do you want to feel?  What do you want your life to look like?  How do you want to spend your days?

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Everything always seems to make sense and fall into place when I stand on peaks

Step 10: Manifest that badass shit often

Make a vision board.  Write yourself a letter.  Put sticky notes all over your house.  Meditate twice a day.  Do whatever it takes to stay aligned with that goal.  I want to be full time blogger, so I blog most days.  If you want to be a great rock climber, then you need to climb most days.  If you want to be a writer, you need to write most days.  

To be a badass you need equal parts vision and action.  One without the other will either make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off or make you feel like your head is going to explode being stuck thinking what you want & never working towards it.Click To Tweet

Alright, now that you have those steps down, it’s time to raise your vibration.  Check out 39 Awesome Tricks For Manifesting Your Badass Self.

 

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