The Next Chapter·Bedside Books

How a book about finding your personal best inspired country music star Lindsay Ell

The Calgary-raised musician talks about why she loved reading the self-help book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

'The minute I started reading this book, I realized it is exactly what I need to hear.'

Lindsay Ell is a Calgary-born country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. (John Shearer, Running Press)
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This interview originally aired on Sept. 21, 2019.

Singer-songwriter and musician Lindsey Ell grew up in Calgary and began her music career in her teens. About a decade ago, she moved to Nashville, where she still lives and records. 

One book that Ell is currently reading is You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. She dropped by The Next Chapter to tell us why. 

"The book is all about finding your personal best — and not letting other people and other people's judgments of you affect how you view yourself. 

"Being a musician and being in the music industry, a lot of that self-reflection is a huge part of my job. The way you talk to yourself — the self-talk that you do — is so important and so crucial. The minute I started reading this book, I realized it is exactly what I need to hear. It's so motivational without being cheesy."

Lindsay Ell's comments have been edited for length and clarity. 

Watch the video for Lindsay Ell's song Waiting On You

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