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Summary

Oh hi! My name's Olivia and I am *clears throat* a long-time member of the Insecure Girls' Club. If you are too, then you're not alone - a recent study found 62 percent of girls and women feel insecure or not sure of themselves, with seven out of 10 believing they don't measure up. But it doesn't have to be this way! There are ways out of those slumps and the days where we feel unsure about ourselves, and that's where this book comes in.

The Insecure Girl's Handbook will guide you through your insecurity no matter what life stage you're at, pointing out the pitfalls of people pleasing, negative backchat and crippling comparison along the way. It's a carefully curated toolkit of tried and tested mechanisms and small pearls of wisdom to start combatting that feeling that holds us back from speaking up, from following our dreams or even feeling that our dreams aren't good or big enough. I hope it will provide you with a comforting hug and pep talk, from one insecure girl to another, so you can stop imposter syndrome in its tracks and halt the waves of self-doubt that sometimes unexpectedly flood our work life, friendships, relationships and every other crevice in between.

So, here's to treating ourselves like we treat others, putting ourselves first and being the secure and thoughtful women that we know we can be. I know you're good enough - and by the time you've finished listening, I'm positive you'll think so too.

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©2020 Liv Purvis (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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For younger listeners in their teen years-20s

The narrator voice was pleasant, but there was more personal stories of a young girl and statistics than actual advice. It could be more useful to a teenage or a young woman in her 20s, but for 30+ who lost confidence due to some external events (multiple cancer in the family, being mobbet at work you cannot quit due to financial obligations, insuline resistance from stress causing rapid mass growth until diagnosed) not so much.

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Every woman needs to read this

What an inspiring and relevant book. As a young, working, professional female this book is so relatable and helps you realise you aren’t the only one with imposter syndrome! Particularly love the friendships chapter with practical ways of tackling difficult friendships and giving you the confidence to walk away from toxic ones. A must read, thank you for this book!!

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Not for me

I don't want to be too critical, being an insecure person myself I know how crippling criticism can be, but this wasn't for me. I can definitely see it being useful to others but I couldn't quite relate to it. My insecurities run much deeper than what seems to be portrayed by the author. I'm possibly not the right age for this either. But some bits were useful and nice to hear, it just wasn't for me.

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Game changer

Absolutely loved this book! It’s a combination of a warm hug of comfort and a bit of a kick up the backside to start believing in yourself. Will definitely be coming back to the take home messages and reminding myself of all the beauty in this book!

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Wow 💗

This book related to me so much, I would recommend to any woman no matter what age!

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Like having a conversation with a friend

Skipped the chapter on friendships as I feel I'm good in that department but I took something positive from every other chapter. I definitely think when I have bouts of insecurity in future I'll crack open this audio book as a pick me up.

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  • Alex
  • 26-08-20

Lovely & The Most Helpful

I am beginning my journey to self love. This was the first book I saw on Google when googling “best self help books for dealing with insecurities”. I was a bit nervous and unsure, but when I say I’ve learned so much from Liv, it’s an understatement. She is so relatable and helpful. I felt like my closest friend was in my head and telling me the best ways to overcome my fears and how to love myself. Her tips and tricks are realistic and doable. I absolutely, 100%, recommend this book to anyone else that is beginning or has already begun their journey to self love!

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  • Liz
  • 04-03-21

so refreshing.

Perfect book to begin my journey to self love, confidence building and self image repair.

Lots of great pointers and advice.

Today I woke up uninspired and lacked motivation due to work not going the way I had planned out (I'm in Real Estate) I decided to pick up some new books to help me shake out of the funk.
This book definitely helped lift my spirits and remind me that it is me that's self sabotaging myself and that I need to get out of my own head.
The narrators voice is very soothing and calming, she's witty and clever. I'll be sharing this book with my sisters and my teen daughter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-21

Great book!

Liv is so relatable and easy to listen to. Great resource for women to use.