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10 Simple Steps On How To Be A Badass

Being a badass is about more than just being hardcore. Being a badass is a combination of being strong, disciplined, adventurous, persistent, and owning your uniqueness, while also making the world a better place. It’s about being a person with purpose, who is happy because they are contributing to the world in a positive way that aligns with their talents and desires. Being a BADASS means being the best version of yourself and making a difference in the world.

Use these simple steps and become a badass in no time.

10 simple steps to be a badass

Step 1: Own Your Badass Schedule

The first thing you have to do to be a badass is to be honest with yourself and look at where you spend your time. We get so caught up in the business of our lives that we forget to stop and think, Why am I doing this? Do I even like this? Is this serving me? 

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 take control of your schedule and stop doing things that don’t serve you. You need to filter the BAD from the BADASS.

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Shredding in Canggu, Bali

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Step 2: Believe You Are A Badass

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?

When you are a badass, you believe that you are capable, strong, resilient, intelligent, kind, and have something to offer to the world.

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Step 3: Have Badass Vision

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.

Badasses know what constitutes a win to them. They have a vision and purpose. It’s hard to build confidence and skill when you don’t know what you are trying to achieve.

What do you want your life to look like in a week, a month, a year, a decade?  How do you want to spend your days? How do you want to feel?  

Make a vision board. Write yourself a letter. Put sticky notes all over your house. Meditate on it twice a day. Do whatever it takes to stay aligned with that goal and do it daily.

Step 4: Do Badass Things

It’s one thing to believe you are capable of anything, it’s another thing to actually go do it. You are the sum total of your actions and by just making time to do the things you love more often, you become a badass.

Can your badass self conquer mountains? Engage in tag with your kids? Jet off to Belize? Maintain a pristine kitchen? Handle errands?

Step 5: Create Badass Habits

Do you have every intention of living a badass life, but something or someone gets in the way? You are the direct reflection of your habits and your environment. Try removing obstacles that are in your way or reprioritize the habits that will get you the results you want.

For me, one of the things I changed was the habit of doing 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, and I’d never have time to write. When I look at the disarray around me, I smile because it means I’m spending more time on things that make me happy.

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.

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Exposed ridges? Adrenaline? Hell yeah, I’m in!

Step 6: Surround Yourself With Other Badasses

You know the saying, “You are the total of the 5 people you spend the most time with” so spend time with people who bring out the best in you.

Find people who are brimming with enthusiasm for life, exuding a “can-do” spirit, recognizing your greatness, and inspiring your best self.

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3 badasses I love to spend my time with.

Step 7: Don’t Allow Yourself To Get 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 8: Let Go Of Baggage

We believe that “Obstacles become opportunities” and that “Life is your medicine.”

Stuff happens and life can suck at times, 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. Acknowledge the past and learn from it, but then focus on the future you want to create and create habits aligned with it.

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.

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

Step 9: Know Your Wiring

Your personality defines your personal reality.

It’s your personality that shapes your perception and belifes. Knowing your personality type will help you become aware of your strengths and weaknesses and maximize your badass potential.

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

Step 10: Get A Coach

Are you ready to remove roadblocks, become more self confident, and chase your dreams? Having someone in your corner who inspires and motivates you while also is honest with you, will help you be your badass self faster.

Inside Be The Hero Academy we have a huge library of free workbooks, courses, workshops, as well as live coaching calls that will help you create your BADASS LIFE. Join here.

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