“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
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Self-improvement is serious business, but who says it can’t be fun? That’s the message that turned blogger and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face into one of 2018’s breakout hits. With her follow-up, Hollis amplifies her earthy-but-inspirational philosophy, zeroing in on the message that women shouldn’t be afraid to want things for themselves—and to go after them with everything they’ve got. For those of us who tend to put others’ needs first, that simple idea can seem more scary than empowering. But Hollis’ confidence-building pep talks and relatable humor help quell the anxieties that often hobble our plans before we even start.
Hollis (Girl, Wash Your Face) presents strategies for women to pursue their ambitions in this passionate guide to building confidence. She wants readers to know that she "did not wake up" motivated and organized and relates stories of personal struggle to illustrate how lies can hold women back; particularly revealing is her discussion of her decision to undergo breast augmentation, which she originally believed was "artificial and vapid" but later realized "would make me feel more confident." Being open about her own priorities (herself, her marriage, her kids, and her work, in that order), Hollis writes with an authority that feels grounded and tested: "So stop waiting for someday; someday is a myth. Don't wait to have the time; start planning to make the time." Hollis's plan comes in three phases: letting go of excuses (such as being unworthy of success or paralyzed by fear of failure), adopting new practices (asking for help, learning to say no), and honing new skills (organization, and optimism). She also provides a list of practices she calls the "five to thrive": proper hydration, waking up earlier, giving up one unhealthy food for 30 days, daily movement, and daily faith-based gratitude practices. Hollis's writing is beautifully blunt, and she humbly thanks her fans for her success. Her actionable ideas and captivating voice will encourage women to believe in themselves.
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I enjoy this book so much and definitely learn something that applies to intuitive my goal, routine and get to the point that I wanted to overcome successful! win-win! Thank you for inspiring book.
Girl, come up with your own ideas. Or at least credit others for theirs.