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Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money has opened new doors into making self help accessible. Photo credit: Raelyn Rooney

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money has opened new doors into making self help accessible. Photo credit: Raelyn Rooney

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money has opened new doors into making self help accessible. Photo credit: Raelyn Rooney

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With graduation coming up, many students are looking forward to the next chapter. With the next chapter comes the dream of success, but not knowing exactly how to be successful.

Many people question how some people become so successful, while they are sitting in their room feeling sorry about their life and all that it has in it. The self-help world and wanting to fix oneself has always been a taboo topic. Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money has opened new doors into this realm making it much more acceptable and easy to understand.

According to Sincero, he went from living in a garage to traveling the world making 7-figures a year. I want that life and I’m sure most college students do as well. Success is something that many dream about, but few chase.

The first secret Sincero shares to success is believing in a personal, spiritual energy around you at all times.

“Call it whatever you want- God, Goddess, The Big Guy, The Universe, Source Energy, The Great Poobah, gut, spirit, The Mother Lode– it doesn’t matter,” said Sincero. “Whatever you choose to call it isn’t important, what is important is that you start to develop an awareness of, and a relationship with, the Source Energy that is surrounding you and within you.”

Sincero explains throughout her books that whatever you want, you must visualize in detail. Just like explaining your order at a pizza place, you need to order up your life. You must also realize that your sources are already out there. There are millions of dollars if you want it. There is an open parking space if you want it. There are plenty of resources, you just have to start believing in them.

People begin to get stumped when hearing of such possibilities and ultimately give up, but if this is so wrong, why do successful people such as Jim Carrey and Oprah Winfrey speak of the same exact power?

“I would drive home and think, well I do have these things… they’re out there, I just don’t have a hold of them yet, but they’re out there,” said Carrey in an interview with Winfrey. “I wrote myself a check for $10 million for acting services rendered, and I gave myself three years, and I dated it for Thanksgiving of 1995. And it withered and withered for those three years, but then right before Thanksgiving of 1995, I found out I was going to make $10 million on, I think it was, Dumb and Dumber.”

This was no coincidence. It was simply a detailed order to God, Source Energy, the Universe etc. that was given the ingredients it needed by taking risks. It came out hot and ready for picking.

“Many of you are where you are in your life based upon what you believe,” said Winfrey. “And it’s not just what you think you believe on the surface; it’s also your shadow (subconscious) beliefs that are holding you back from moving into the life that you believe you deserve.”

You must break down your limiting beliefs in order to break through the wall that’s blocking you and make success happen for yourself.

When asked what success means, Moorpark students gave their answers, proving that all of us have the knowledge of how to be successful.

Shafiq Nomair, 19, a Computer Science major at Moorpark believes that success first begins with being happy.

“The people who are usually successful have two main qualities: they don’t give up and they always persevere,” said Nomair. “I believe anyone can be successful because everyone can feel deep down inside what makes them happy. All they have to do is pursue that feeling.”

Eddy Boquin, 20, radiology major, finds goals to be a driving force for success.

“The type of people that are successful differs because we all have different opinions and views on what success means,” said Boquin. “For me, success truly means happiness. Keep pushing and you will eventually accomplish the goal you’ve set.”

A common trend among Moorpark students seemed to be happiness. Sincero wrote: “You need to raise your frequency to match the vibration of the frequency you want to tune into.”

The secret to success seems to be within all of us.

“Success is when an individual reaches their goals,” said Courtney Newman, 20, a Communications Major. “To achieve success takes dedication, optimism, and most importantly, belief in oneself. Those who succeed will be the ones with a desire.”

As Sincero said “Desire means ‘of the father.’ Your desires are part of the package, they are what make you uniquely who you are, and they are what you were put on this planet to live out.”

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