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"People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses."

- Brené Brown, Rising Strong

This book is about despair, shame, struggle, vulnerability, hope, grit, bravery, authenticity, purpose, and unconditional self-love.

Written with candour, a generous dose of humour, and wisdom collected at rock bottoms, I give the reader a rare insight into the mind of someone who hopelessly struggled with addiction for decades and later soared to unimaginable success by creating and living by the six principles in my BADASS framework and the pursuit of self-mastery.


I demonstrate how you can apply the BADASS framework in your life every day to:

  • Increase your courage and confidence 

  • Deepen your authenticity

  • Gain clarity on your purpose and direction

  • Take more intentional action 

  • Create genuine love and respect for yourself at all times. 

Ben Palmer

Chief Executive Officer
Genos International

“Nikki helps us see and understand ourselves more deeply. Her BADASS framework gives us a powerful road map for improving our well-being and being more of our best selves more often. Her story is inspirational and the framework is powerfully simple and practical to apply. It’s an exceptional read for everyone.”  

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