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Can you imagine what life would be like if you could accept failure, cellulite, wrinkles, imperfection, screw-ups, and vulnerability?
I’ll tell you what would happen: you would finally take that weight off your shoulders and build unshakeable, sustainable confidence. The truth is that confidence isn’t about living up to anyone’s expectations—it’s about affirming, every day, that you’re an effing boss. It’s not the result of being skinny, making a six figure salary, finding your dream partner, or drinking a green juice every day. It requires patience, dedication, forgiveness, bravery, and an incredible amount of self-compassion.
You’ve probably read that “confidence is a choice,” and while that’s true, it’s more accurate to say that confidence is a series of repeated choices to accept yourself. To choose pride over insecurity. And to fearlessly show up in the world as the truest expression of yourself.
It took me a long time to overcome all the BS. It took me a longer time to develop a rock-solid sense of inner-peace and become intimate with my intuition. To achieve real confidence that lasted longer than a sugar rush.
My goal with this book is to share with you how I have arrived here, how I’ve helped my clients arrive here, and hopefully save you years of pain, shame, and uncertainty. Because, girl, I know how rocky this road can be. I’m going to show you how to block out all the noise around you, and how to free yourself from the opinions and judgment of others. I’m going to teach you how to trust your gut, reclaim your life, and rock what you’ve got.
I’m going to show you how to own the place.
About the Author
Cara Alwill Leyba is the acclaimed author of Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, which Inc. named one of the "top 9 inspiring books every female entrepreneur should read." She is also a Master Life Coach, a popular public speaker, the host of the “Style Your Mind” podcast, and the creator of the “Champagne Diet” blog, which has been featured in Glamour, Marie Claire, Shape, and Cosmopolitan, among other media. She lives in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
"Urgent, powerful, and generous, this book gives you a chance to pick yourself. Cara spares us empty reassurance and offers something much more valuable: useful truth, and a plan for finding the confidence you deserve."
—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
“Cara’s latest book is a gift to women everywhere. She’s at her most authentic and vulnerable as she inspires us to embrace every single aspect of ourselves—the real key to stepping into our power. My copy has become a precious journal I’ll refer to again and again. Bravo!”
—Romi Neustadt, author of Get Over Your Damn Self
“In Like She Owns the Place, Cara's vulnerability and honesty are the perfect reminder that what makes us great is not how flawless we can seem—it's how comfortable we are with ourselves.”
—Chelsea Fagan co-founder and author of The Financial Diet
"The second I started reading this book, I felt like Cara was a best friend who totally understood me. Her stories of what it looked and felt like to step into her authentic truth had me literally feeling more confident the very next day. If you see your future self as a woman who is changing the game, get this book and read it now."
—Lori Harder, founder of The Bliss Project and author of A Tribe Called Bliss
"Not only does Cara Alwill Leyba inspire women all over the world, she's also a damn good writer. Naturally, Like She Owns The Place doesn't disappoint. You will walk away with tools to actually apply your own life. Tools build more confidence, happiness, and—most importantly—sass. Truly, Cara is a shining example of what happens when women support women."
—Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of The Skinny Confidential