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Like She Owns The Place

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Master life coach and social media influencer Cara Alwill Leyba has spent her entire life trying to become comfortable in her own skin. After years of feeling as if she was zipped inside a constricting dress, struggling to breathe, she’s done.

Scratch that. She’s ready. Ready to show women that we are enough, right now, exactly as we are.

Maintaining confidence is work, Cara admits in her new book LIKE SHE OWNS THE PLACE: Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic. It requires patience, dedication, forgiveness, and an incredible amount of self-compassion. 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. Real, sustainable confidence takes time, and discovering your self-worth can be a rocky road.


“Urgent, Powerful, and generous, this book gives you a chance to pick yourself.”

– Seth Godin, author of Linchpin


Using her own story and the stories of friends and clients, Cara maps out a path to confidence, reminding readers that gaining a sense of self is not a one-size-fits-all process. In the book, you will learn:

  • Why we don’t need to “Think Like a Man.”

  • Trust your gut. That bitch knows what’s up.

  • No one ever discovered happiness from a thigh gap.

  • There is no formula for success, so burn the rule book.

Written in Cara’s bubbly, honest voice, that hundreds of thousands of readers have come to love, Like She Owns The Place reminds readers that “the place” they’re trying to own is actually themselves. Feeling lost and unlost inside your own bones is just part of maintaining confidence, Cara says. But you can always return to yourself. Always.


The Writer Behind the Writing

Cara Alwill Leyba is the acclaimed author of Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets of 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 media such as Glamour and Marie Claire. She lives in the East Village neighbourhood of Manhattan.​

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