“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.
Self-Help books are books I tend to struggle with. It feels just so very repetitive to me. And the answer is obvious but then I have to re-set my thoughts and remember that not everyone sees things the way I do. And so with that in mind I cleared my mind and began to read Girl, Stop Apologizing.
There were 2 key points I took away from this book and that’s what made it a great read for me. Two things I didn’t even realize were actually detrimental to myself.
1. I noticed how often I apologize. For things I shouldn’t be apologizing for. Oh did I say sorry because I turned down plans with friends because I really need some “me” time? Yes. Did I need to? NO. Little things like that which are in fact not little at all.
2. I am a people pleaser. I always find myself going above and beyond to please others when I should be putting myself first, always. Hollis goes into detail about looking inward and asking yourself “What do I really want?”.
There has been some controversy regarding Hollis which I will not get into because frankly, that’s not why I’m here. If you’re looking for a book to uplift you and to better yourself try Girl, Stop Apologizing.
**Thank you Harper Collins Canada for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**