Girl, Stop Apologizing
“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. 

Girl, Stop Apologizing Details

TitleGirl, Stop Apologizing
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 5th, 2019
PublisherHarperCollins Leadership
ISBN-139781400209606
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Audiobook, Personal Development

Girl, Stop Apologizing Review

  • Torrie Tovar
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't think it was possible but I enjoyed this one even more than Girl, Wash Your Face. I didn't know who Rachel Hollis was until I read Girl, Wash Your Face earlier this year but I am glad Goodread suggested that book and I am beyond thrilled that I got an Advance Reader's copy of this book, because it is amazing! Hollis is SO inspiring and SO energetic that you cannot help but to get excited about your dreams and goals. She says things and your like "Oh My Gosh, I so do that!" I finished th I didn't think it was possible but I enjoyed this one even more than Girl, Wash Your Face. I didn't know who Rachel Hollis was until I read Girl, Wash Your Face earlier this year but I am glad Goodread suggested that book and I am beyond thrilled that I got an Advance Reader's copy of this book, because it is amazing! Hollis is SO inspiring and SO energetic that you cannot help but to get excited about your dreams and goals. She says things and your like "Oh My Gosh, I so do that!" I finished the book and came straight here to review it and I am giving it to someone to read tomorrow, even though they aren't aware of it. This book is one every woman should read! Thank you for empowering women!!
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  • Kathleen Garber
    January 1, 1970
    Rachel’s first book, Girl, Wash Your Face, has made headlines and is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. I have not read the first book so I can’t compare it to this one, but I found the second book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, very good.Now whether you agree with me or not will depend on your viewpoints. If you are a fervent Christian who believes women should not work outside of the home then you will not like the book. It’s about making goals and following them and not making apologies for having tho Rachel’s first book, Girl, Wash Your Face, has made headlines and is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. I have not read the first book so I can’t compare it to this one, but I found the second book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, very good.Now whether you agree with me or not will depend on your viewpoints. If you are a fervent Christian who believes women should not work outside of the home then you will not like the book. It’s about making goals and following them and not making apologies for having those goals.If however you have a more feminist viewpoint, you will love the book. If you have a mixture of the two (like me) you will also find the book helpful and although you likely won’t agree with the way Rachel does things in some regards, you will be able to use what you find helpful. So from my viewpoint, it’s a 5 star book. But I understand why some people take offense to the book, based on their views.So what’s in the book?First Rachel shares excuses we should let go of if we want to accomplish our goals. These includes things like I don’t have time, I’m terrified of failure or What will they think? Then she goes over behaviours we need to adopt such as stop asking permission and ask for help. Finally she goes over skills you need to acquire (and how) such as confidence, effectiveness and positivity.Read the full review: http://smsnonfictionbookreviews.com/2...
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  • Felicia
    January 1, 1970
    I find Rachel to be very motivational! I share her views on everything so far, but sometimes you need someone else to tell you what you already know.So I finished the book, and all I can say is that Girl, Wash Your Face is the gentle prelude to this no-nonsense, make no excuses motivational, pre-game, go out there and kill it pep talk. If you plan on hanging onto any reasons as to why you can’t reach your goals, this book is not meant for you. My takeaway was this: 1) No matter who you are or wh I find Rachel to be very motivational! I share her views on everything so far, but sometimes you need someone else to tell you what you already know.So I finished the book, and all I can say is that Girl, Wash Your Face is the gentle prelude to this no-nonsense, make no excuses motivational, pre-game, go out there and kill it pep talk. If you plan on hanging onto any reasons as to why you can’t reach your goals, this book is not meant for you. My takeaway was this: 1) No matter who you are or where you come from there is zero reason you should not be pursuing the best version of yourself. 2) Make sure your goals are YOUR goals. Don’t try and live someone else’s life or let someone try and live yours!
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  • Megan Barefoot
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! Great ideas and tips! I could have done without the long Intro! Other than that she doesn’t disappoint.
  • Raquel
    January 1, 1970
    This was AMAZING. *Excerpt from my review:Sacrifices such as - not binge-ing the next season of Stranger Things right away like everyone else because you're too busy working on your own goals. Or working on a project for your own timeline while your family is having a board game night in the next room. These are scenarios I struggle with. Because I want to do both.Rachel talks about writing this book while she's at one of her son's games and having other parents give her snooty looks for not pay This was AMAZING. *Excerpt from my review:Sacrifices such as - not binge-ing the next season of Stranger Things right away like everyone else because you're too busy working on your own goals. Or working on a project for your own timeline while your family is having a board game night in the next room. These are scenarios I struggle with. Because I want to do both.Rachel talks about writing this book while she's at one of her son's games and having other parents give her snooty looks for not paying attention while she's using the time to write her book. Okay, but when else are you supposed to fit everything that you want to do into the time you have? I want to have fun and join in and make those memories but how much do I want to write a book or achieve those other bucket list goals? The sacrifices I have to be willing to make are some of the things that have been forced under my nose from reading this book and cause me to question what it is I truly want to attain and how am I going to get there.*Read my full review here : http://www.paperdreamsblog.com/br-gir...
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  • Jaclyn
    January 1, 1970
    So very very good! 🙌🏼Full review on my blog: https://literarytreats.com/2018/11/29...+Thanks to Harper Collins Canada for the ARC!
  • Lacy
    January 1, 1970
    I won an ARC of this book through Goodreads Giveaways, and just finished it a couple of days ago. This book is so motivational. It has made me look at the way I try to accomplish goals in a whole new light. I have a whole new plan for trying to tackle my goals to make my dreams come true. Since finishing this book, I have already started making a plan of action because this year, I’m getting shit done! I highly recommend this book if you’ve always had big dreams, but never really had a plan of a I won an ARC of this book through Goodreads Giveaways, and just finished it a couple of days ago. This book is so motivational. It has made me look at the way I try to accomplish goals in a whole new light. I have a whole new plan for trying to tackle my goals to make my dreams come true. Since finishing this book, I have already started making a plan of action because this year, I’m getting shit done! I highly recommend this book if you’ve always had big dreams, but never really had a plan of action for accomplishing them, or even knew where to begin. Also, if you are good at starting towards your goals, but then get unmotivated because you feel like nothing is happening, then this is the book for you. Your goals take some thought and breakdown to ultimately reach the end. Rachel breaks the path down into “Guideposts” and “Mile Markers” that you are trying to reach and overcome. You must complete the mile markers to get to the next guidepost with the end result ultimately being accomplishing your goal. With a little hard work and dedication, anyone can make their dreams happen! #books #reading #goals #dreams #girlstopapologizing #rachelhollis
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    I was super excited to win this advance copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing from Goodreads. What a great book to end the year/start the new year on! I will be honest that I was a bit underwhelmed by the beginning of the book. It felt like a re-worded edition of things she has written before. But I did feel like there was some solid new material to finish the book. Definitely glad I stuck it out and finished the book! Though her story is not my story and her focus is not my own, I believe she has a po I was super excited to win this advance copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing from Goodreads. What a great book to end the year/start the new year on! I will be honest that I was a bit underwhelmed by the beginning of the book. It felt like a re-worded edition of things she has written before. But I did feel like there was some solid new material to finish the book. Definitely glad I stuck it out and finished the book! Though her story is not my story and her focus is not my own, I believe she has a powerful message to share about making positive change in your life. I think the key is to walk away with the truths that speak to you and apply them.
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  • Catherine Coles
    January 1, 1970
    Earlier this year I read Girl, Wash Your Face. I hesitant to read it at first because 1) I had no idea who the author was (so why would I want her advice on living?) and 2) I read that it had a religious slant – nothing wrong with this, just not for me. I kept hearing about it, so I gave it a try and was not disappointed. I found Hollis to be very likable, engaging and motivating. The book is not really about one thing in particular, but rather the general concept that only YOU are responsible f Earlier this year I read Girl, Wash Your Face. I hesitant to read it at first because 1) I had no idea who the author was (so why would I want her advice on living?) and 2) I read that it had a religious slant – nothing wrong with this, just not for me. I kept hearing about it, so I gave it a try and was not disappointed. I found Hollis to be very likable, engaging and motivating. The book is not really about one thing in particular, but rather the general concept that only YOU are responsible for determining how you live your life and what you make of it. Who can argue with that? Apparently, quite a few people on Goodreads… Anyway, when I got the chance to read Hollis’ follow-up Girl, Stop Apologizing (to be released March 2019) I jumped. I think it was even stronger than the first because it includes so many practical tips and frameworks for goal-setting and goal-reaching, not just amusing anecdotes – although there are plenty of those too. It’s definitely worth a read if you are looking for a “kick in the pants” motivation boost.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqa082gHUL2/
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  • Candice
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Harper Collins Canada for the advanced copy of this book - all opinions are my own.I went into this one a little skeptical, as I had heard mixed reviews of Rachel's first book and I am not generally a proponent of religious categorized books, however loosely. But this turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. The book is upbeat, positive, motivating and offers tangible and realistic steps for women to work towards embracing and then chasing their personal goals. I really enjoyed Rac Thank you Harper Collins Canada for the advanced copy of this book - all opinions are my own.I went into this one a little skeptical, as I had heard mixed reviews of Rachel's first book and I am not generally a proponent of religious categorized books, however loosely. But this turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. The book is upbeat, positive, motivating and offers tangible and realistic steps for women to work towards embracing and then chasing their personal goals. I really enjoyed Rachel's writing style, and her references back to her own life, successes and failures. While I would say that not every part of this book is going to resonate with every reader, I do think every reader can find areas of value in here that can be easily applied to their own lives.There are concrete pieces of advice for skills to develop, behaviours to embrace and excuses to give up. Truthfully it was the perfect book to kick off my new year as I feel more inspired than ever!
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a huge fan of Rachel Hollis and her message. I love her work ethic, humor, and honesty. The book is broken up into 3 sections - excuses to let go if, behaviors to adopt and skills to acquire. While most of the information wasn’t new to me, I enjoy her writing style and the important reminders. I’m always interested in different author’s take on personal development and Hollis never disappoints.*I won an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads.
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  • Jenny Hull
    January 1, 1970
    Love this book! Rachel is so cute and fun to read!
  • Christa Sampson
    January 1, 1970
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  • Johanna
    January 1, 1970
    Boiled down, this book is about embracing and expressing who you are without apology. That message I can get behind. The general layout is first addressing the excuses to let go of that keep you stuck, adopting great habits that set you up for success, and then acquiring the skills necessary to make growth possible.I’m breaking my review into three parts because I have complicated feelings towards Rachel Hollis. She is a motivator and an inspirational speaker – that you cannot argue with. She kn Boiled down, this book is about embracing and expressing who you are without apology. That message I can get behind. The general layout is first addressing the excuses to let go of that keep you stuck, adopting great habits that set you up for success, and then acquiring the skills necessary to make growth possible.I’m breaking my review into three parts because I have complicated feelings towards Rachel Hollis. She is a motivator and an inspirational speaker – that you cannot argue with. She knows how to pump you up and how to kick you in the butt to get you going. So there are some things I got out of this book. As with anyone and anything, there are some personality quirks and little things that just aren’t my favorite or not my style. Beyond those annoyances and style differences though, there are some truly problematic things that RH says in this book. She has a large cult following who overlook these things, but they are not okay.As a disclaimer: I have read her previous book, followed her online for years, viewed her documentary, seen countless live videos and Instagram posts, read tons of email newsletters, and been a general fan of RH for a long time (up until the last few months). So this is not a negative nancy review coming from a cranky curmudgeonly troll. This is someone who sees the immense power in her influence and wishes she’d listen and do better.Positive things I got out of this book and/or things I am glad she said: - Rachel discusses how as children we pick up on the behaviors that are going to get us attention, which we generally equate to love. If we aren’t extremely self-aware, these behaviors will remain well into adulthood as ways to earn love and affection, and these habits and beliefs about who we’re supposed to be can be damaging to our adult growth. - Letting other people’s support of you/appreciation of you determine how you embrace yourself or live your life is just stupid. “Are you a shadow of who you’re meant to be because someone in your life doesn’t fully appreciate you?” - She actually addressed feminism and how we culture little boys and girls as children to become the grown men who can actually function in society and grown women who are crippled by the idea that their worth is found in how good they are for other people.- Basic boundary and schedule stuff. It’s old news for me but a lot of women still have no idea they can actually say no to people, leave toxic relationships, or change their schedule so they’re not exhausted 24/7. So I’m sure this was beneficial for many readers.- Set aside 5 hrs/week to reach your goal, and treat that time as sacred.- Aim for feeling centered/grounded, not balanced.- “Mommy guilt is bullshit.” *claps all around*- I honestly loved her bit about guilt & shame, specifically in reference to the religious community she grew up in and how it translated into her sex life as an adult.- “Are you humble enough to suck for as long as it takes you to become better?”- You’re allowed to do things that inconvenience other people. And in reference to that, “If you’re willing to do it for them, you better be willing to demand they do it for you.”- I also love her tough love that if you can’t find an hour in your day to yourself, you’re not really living. My first gut reaction is to get defensive of the moms she’s speaking to, but I really do believe this for most people most of the time, and I think this is one of those things that you need someone to tough love you on.Little things I was not personally a fan of: - A LOT of pop culture references. The book starts off with a story about a Demi Lovato song, and there are references to Beyonce, Oprah, the Kardashians, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and more throughout. - She is a wealthy woman, and it makes her extremely unrelatable. At one point she said, “You know how when you meet with a nutritionist for the first time and they have you write down everything you eat in a week?” I actually laughed out loud at the idea of her thinking hiring a nutritionist is relatable content. She also recommends you take a weekly date night with your spouse and talks about how they keep their marriage healthy by going on “extravagant vacations every year without kids.” - Felt a little like a not-so-humblebrag. Lots of talk about her goals being bestseller list, flying first class, her follower count, her makeup, her hair, plastic surgery and her resulting great boobs… Just a lot of status symbols as goals. Problematic things that are objectively not okay in this book:- Rachel doesn’t seem to realize that 90% of the things she says are extremely albeist and harmful to people with chronic illness, mental illness, and/or disabilities. Examples: “Still using a diaper at 32? That would NOT be cute.” She says that if there’s anything wrong with you or you’re suffering in any way, in pain at all or unhappy, that you’re not focusing enough on your own self-care, that you just don’t GET “self-care.” I’d like to see her say that straight to the face of someone with chronic illness or chronic pain. She also mentions several times that if you’re not in tip-top shape physically and emotionally, you will have a lot harder time reaching your goals and being successful. - Rachel is obsessed with weight, appearance, exercise, and body size. Unhealthily obsessed, and it’s not okay. She falls into fat-shaming several times in this book, which I wasn’t surprised by, but the sheer quantity of mentions of “getting in shape” and “sticking to your diet” and “losing that weight” was actually baffling, I wish I had counted them. Examples: She quotes herself as “severely overweight,” yet has said in multiple places that she was a 12 (maybe a 14?) at her heaviest – to call a 12-14 (smaller than the average American woman) “severely overweight” is objectively unhelpful, stupid, harmful, and fatphobic. She summarizes being overweight as being not the best version of yourself and not the best mom you could be. “It’s so simple to lose weight. It’s so simple to get in shape. It’s simple, but it’s not easy.” - further reinforcing that if you’re overweight it’s because you’re lazy, shortsighted (because you can’t hold out for the joy of a future hot bod when that Chick-fil-A sauce is calling your name), and you don’t have the willpower to look attractive. And my favorite – “There are no overweight animals in nature.” Literally RIGHT after she says that it doesn’t matter what size you are or what your weight is, she says, “There are no overweight animals in nature.” and “The only animals that are overweight are the ones that live in our homes. Pets are overweight. You are not a pet. You are a powerful, beautiful, bold woman, and you will treat yourself as such.” I truly have NO words. And a second favorite – she’s discussing her breast size after babies and says she went from a perfect B to an E cup: “E. That’s a cup size. E as in ELEPHANT, as in ENORMOUS, as in YOWZA.” No joke. Still I have no words for this woman’s opinion of larger bodies.- Along with weight, she doesn’t seem to know exactly what she wants to tell you about it. Several times she’ll tell you not to live in the “I’m too fat” feelings, and encourages you to change your mindset by writing yourself a letter about all the times your body was incredible, but then she tells you a story about how much she hated her post-baby boobs so instead of learning body positivity, she spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery. There’s nothing inherently wrong with plastic surgery, but be straight up about whether or not your solution to hating your body is a healthy perspective/mindset shift OR if it’s just doing whatever it takes to make your body look like the idea you have in your head. (Which is obviously destructive, and she doesn’t give quantifiers for people with eating disorders and/or unhealthy relationships to food. All she cares about is – “if you don’t feel good about the way you look, what are you waiting for????”) - She walks this weird line between acknowledging her privilege and thinking she is where she’s at because of her own merit alone. There was a whole rant in the book about how disappointed she was in some celebrity for not acknowledging they had help with raising kids and running a business, and she talks a lot about all of the professional help they have around the house and with the kids, but still in other places it felt like she just doesn’t get it. She talks about how when she wanted to start her wedding planning business, she just went and got an unpaid internship and dealt with abuse from clients for a long time so she could learn the skills and network. I don’t know about any of y’all, but I couldn’t afford the sacrifice of time (choosing to work for free means sacrificing time you could work for money, so it does in fact cost money to do an unpaid internship), and I don’t even have children. She could afford to do that because her husband had a crazy job at Disney and could afford for her to not make any money, AND they had a freaking nanny full-time. But instead she just says that she worked hard and traded her current comfort for the future end result she wanted. She continues to talk about how she built her business with only hard work, hustle, and a Google search, but also takes the time to point out all the people who helped her in the early stages of her business, even going so far as to say that no one is truly self-made. It’s very confusing.- Rachel Hollis has a major problem with stealing people’s intellectual property. It’s been in the news for a long time, and I was honestly skeptical that she was maliciously stealing mommy blogger’s quotes and info, but after reading this book, I’m much more of a believer. I counted at least 15 quotes in this book that she pretended were her own idea. No attribution, no citing, no reference to the person who originally said the phrase. She just rolled it into her own content, pretending she came up with it. A list for you: “Hope is not a strategy.” “I love Jesus but I cuss a little.” The quote about how if you’re not in the arena taking punches you can’t criticize me (Teddy Roosevelt quote originally and Brené Brown has been applying it to her work for years). “You can’t take care of anyone if you don’t take care of yourself first.” The quote about aiming at what you can hit vs. aiming higher and flying (has been rendered many times but isn’t original to her). “Be interested more than you strive to be interesting.” “If everything is important, then nothing is.” “If it’s not true for everyone, it shouldn’t be true for anyone.” “You are a combination of the 5 people you hang out with most.” The quote about how the only way you fail is if you don’t try at all and don’t accomplish anything as a result. “If you want to change someone else, change yourself” (seems to be a pretty close rendition of Gandhi’s quote about changing the world). “Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.” “Don’t compare your beginning with someone else’s middle.” “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done” (Thomas Jefferson). “You cannot control the circumstances of your life; you can only control your reaction to them.” SHE DID NOT WRITE THESE QUOTES OR COME UP WITH THESE IDEAS.- Rachel has a serious problem with the working class, and it’s not okay to toss your mom under the bus for making you boxed cake every year for your birthday. C’mon. That’s tacky.- She states in her section about her mom leaving her dad that it was essentially ridiculous for her mom to move out because “you cannot assert your independence if you don’t have the financial means to back it up.” I don’t have the time or energy to go into how destructive this is as an idea for women in abusive relationships, but it’s severely disappointing that she’d say something like this without thinking it through and that none of her very well paid editors caught this massive mistake. There are other ways she could have communicated the same general idea if she really wanted to talk about how traumatic it was for her to not be wealthy as a child (I grew up fairly poor, so I understand the underlying feelings, but I would share them in way less immature ways), she could have done that. Instead, she tossed out a careless statement that can and will be used to make women in abusive relationships feel like they cannot leave if they don’t have financial independence to do so, and that’s definitely not something we need more of in the world.- She states that you can go cold turkey on addiction if your why is strong enough (as she did with smoking), and that’s not great. She doesn’t understand addiction or mental illness and continues to pretend she is the equivalent of a mental health professional and continues to spew the garbage that if you only have a strong enough willpower you can get rid of any mental illness or addiction you may have. The Audible version does include two bonus features: a session from the Rise conference (I didn’t listen to it – the book was already too much and I’ve seen the documentary already) and a meditation on gratitude (which I did listen to. I appreciated her trying to teach meditation, but she could have first done a little research into how to guide meditation well – she didn’t leave enough quiet space for anyone to actually meditate with her. She talked nonstop for the 5 minute duration). Overall, I would not encourage you to read this book. There were some positive things, but I think the negative and destructive ideas she continues to push at her readers are too bad for me to recommend this book in good conscience.
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  • Candy
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this! Every woman from hs student to senior citizen should read it ... really makes you think about your priorities and dreams.
  • Vena Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I first Discovered Rachel Hollis with girl Wash your face . I love the fact that in that book and in this one girl stop apologizing she tells it how it is. Sometimes you need somebody to be upfront with you to make you realize what you're doing so you can become more. Can't wait to read more .
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Motivational. Makes you want to go out in the world and get stuff done. Great, practical tips for how to make space for achieving goals. I liked it even more than Girl, Wash Your Face. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Motivational. Makes you want to go out in the world and get stuff done. Great, practical tips for how to make space for achieving goals. I liked it even more than Girl, Wash Your Face. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • Cara McGee
    January 1, 1970
    I love Rachel Hollis, but I was unsure of how useful this book would be for me because I don’t consider myself much of a hustler, or go getter because I don’t own a business, blog, or a side hustle. So I was pleasantly surprised while reading that so much of what she had to say applied to everyone, not just entrepreneurs. A lot of what she said was common sense, but honestly, sometimes people need to hear it in a different way from someone who is highly motivated and not their best friend, spous I love Rachel Hollis, but I was unsure of how useful this book would be for me because I don’t consider myself much of a hustler, or go getter because I don’t own a business, blog, or a side hustle. So I was pleasantly surprised while reading that so much of what she had to say applied to everyone, not just entrepreneurs. A lot of what she said was common sense, but honestly, sometimes people need to hear it in a different way from someone who is highly motivated and not their best friend, spouse, etc. Hollis is effective in pumping you up and helping to give you the courage and starting point to doing the things you’ve always wanted to do, but have been to scared, unmotivated, or intimidated by. Note: I received an Advance Readers Copy from the publisher.
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  • Taren Blanchette
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve never been more fired up to tackle my goals and dreams after reading this book! OMG SO FREAKING MOTIVATING! If you’re looking for specific ways to reach your goals and to truly motivate you...this is your book! 💗I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a great follow up to “Girl, Wash Your Face”. I think any woman, no matter what stage of life she is in, would benefit from this book. I appreciate Rachel’s honesty about her own life and feelings that she has worked to overcome. I don’t feel like she lectures her readers, but she shares what she has learned from her own experiences. After reading this book I felt motivated to make changes in my life, not all of them big, but still changes that will make me a better, happier person.
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  • Ebojang
    January 1, 1970
    Just finished! It’s got the same spunk, straight talk, and no-frills feel as Girl, Wash Your Face but with more in depth application. This is where all the stuff she talks about is centrally located, so for those who follow her closely you won’t find a lot of new information. It is just a great resource for all the information she so freely gives every day. I don’t have a problem with that because even though you can get the info free if you follow her online, it is nice to have it in one place Just finished! It’s got the same spunk, straight talk, and no-frills feel as Girl, Wash Your Face but with more in depth application. This is where all the stuff she talks about is centrally located, so for those who follow her closely you won’t find a lot of new information. It is just a great resource for all the information she so freely gives every day. I don’t have a problem with that because even though you can get the info free if you follow her online, it is nice to have it in one place any time you need it, without having to remember when Rachel said it or on which media platform she said it on (Instagram, Facebook, her podcast, her email list, etc). This is a great resource for any woman wanting to learn how to set goals and grow into the person you want to be.
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  • Bailey Wenkel
    January 1, 1970
    The best book yet! Don’t wait to read it!
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Girl, stop Apologizing was so good! In fact, I’m about to start reding it a second time. There was so much in it, there was no way I got everything out of it the first time. Rachel Hollis has done it again! Girl, Wash your Face, was outstanding, and this was not any less outstanding than that was. I cannot wait for the world to get their hands on this book! Rachel goes into detail about the excuses we need to let go of, the behaviors we need to adopt, and the skills we need to acquire in order t Girl, stop Apologizing was so good! In fact, I’m about to start reding it a second time. There was so much in it, there was no way I got everything out of it the first time. Rachel Hollis has done it again! Girl, Wash your Face, was outstanding, and this was not any less outstanding than that was. I cannot wait for the world to get their hands on this book! Rachel goes into detail about the excuses we need to let go of, the behaviors we need to adopt, and the skills we need to acquire in order to live a better life.One of my favorite quotes from this book is, “Because this is real life, not a fairytale, and I don’t for one second think it’s going to be easy every day, no matter who you are or where you live. Real life is going to suck sometimes, and you’ll have whole seasons that rob you of the energy you need to pursue your goal. But you still have hopes and dreams and goals for yourself and your life, and they are possible. Sometimes you’re going to sprint at them headlong and sometimes you’re going to take the smallest inch forward, but you’ve got to keep yourself in the game. You cannot control the circumstances of your life; you can only control your reaction to them.”I am so thankful that I received an advance reader copy of this book!
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Even if you didn’t like Girl, Wash Your Face, this book is absolute FIRE! Fire for your life and soul. Fire for growth and love. This is a game changer and will leave you with pages of notes! An absolute must-read for literally everyone.*I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Jeri Ritchie
    January 1, 1970
    All the tears. This book brought to the forefront so many things I have left uncovered in my life. It made me wish for more transparency in my relationships and left me longing to never apologize for being myself again. If you have been or currently are a people pleaser, this book is for you. If you feel the need to justify your actions, this book is for you. If you've ever felt the need to make yourself small in order to gain acceptance, this book is for you. Ladies, Stop Apologizing...reach fo All the tears. This book brought to the forefront so many things I have left uncovered in my life. It made me wish for more transparency in my relationships and left me longing to never apologize for being myself again. If you have been or currently are a people pleaser, this book is for you. If you feel the need to justify your actions, this book is for you. If you've ever felt the need to make yourself small in order to gain acceptance, this book is for you. Ladies, Stop Apologizing...reach for your dreams and don't give up. Thank you Rachel Hollis! You have helped me realize I don't need anyone's permission to reach for my dreams!!!
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  • Joanna Ellis
    January 1, 1970
    As I read this book I went through a full range of emotions. I wasn’t ready for that. I figured I’d be inspired, uplifted, excited and feel ready to take on the world when I finished the book. And truthfully, I did feel that way when I FINISHED the book...but about 1/2 way through I was actually in a puddle of tears about my own inadequacies and insecurities. I wailed to my husband “I don’t have any of these dreams or goals. I’m a failure because I don’t want any of these huge earth-shattering t As I read this book I went through a full range of emotions. I wasn’t ready for that. I figured I’d be inspired, uplifted, excited and feel ready to take on the world when I finished the book. And truthfully, I did feel that way when I FINISHED the book...but about 1/2 way through I was actually in a puddle of tears about my own inadequacies and insecurities. I wailed to my husband “I don’t have any of these dreams or goals. I’m a failure because I don’t want any of these huge earth-shattering things Racheltalks about in the book. What’s wrong with me that I don even remotely want HUGE success.” (I mean a media empire? Not on my radar in the least!) I was approaching the book (and probably my life...) in the wrong way. I was comparing my beginning to someone else’s middle. I wasn’t tailoring the message to me and my current circumstances or my personal dreams. My husband kindly reminded me that I have my own goals and dreams. They might just look different; but I could still find value in the advice in Rachel’s book. Then today when I sat down to finish reading the book I felt a huge weight lifted. My mind was in a better place, the sun was shining outside, and I felt much more excited and hopeful about what I was reading. I didn’t compare my reality to the author’s, but focused on what ways she did overcome certain things to achieve great things. I decided to be inspired by her success and awesome progress instead of feeling overwhelmed and small because those goals were bigger than my own. The concepts she taught about confidence, efficiency, and breaking our goals up into guideposts and mile markers is powerful and valuable. It’s a good book to give step by step suggestions to achieve what you’re wanting in life - whether big or small. I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book and look forward to y’all to get a chance to read it when it’s released in March!
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  • Alana Hayes
    January 1, 1970
    I recieved an advanced reader copy from the publisher. I absolutly did not think that it was possible for Rach to hit it out of the park again to this degree, but she did! I knew it would be really good(dont get me wrong).... I mean... Come on yall... ITS RACHEL HOLLIS! This book is completly new content that will without a question reach you to your core. She is real and genuine to break down all of the barriers for the excuses that you give yourself and coach you through how to TACKLE.THEM.DOW I recieved an advanced reader copy from the publisher. I absolutly did not think that it was possible for Rach to hit it out of the park again to this degree, but she did! I knew it would be really good(dont get me wrong).... I mean... Come on yall... ITS RACHEL HOLLIS! This book is completly new content that will without a question reach you to your core. She is real and genuine to break down all of the barriers for the excuses that you give yourself and coach you through how to TACKLE.THEM.DOWN. as well as redirect common behaviors to build a foundation of success.
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  • Kimberly Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book! I didn't really dig reading or self improvement books before Girls Wash Your Face. I didn't think Rachel could top that, but man oh man did she!! The level of truth this book spits is mind blowing. Let me just drop you one of my fav parts..."Not having the knowledge just makes you teachable, not stupid. Not being in shape just makes you moldable, not lazy. Not having experience just makes you eager, but not ignorant. Flip the script and force yourself to see the pos I absolutely loved this book! I didn't really dig reading or self improvement books before Girls Wash Your Face. I didn't think Rachel could top that, but man oh man did she!! The level of truth this book spits is mind blowing. Let me just drop you one of my fav parts..."Not having the knowledge just makes you teachable, not stupid. Not being in shape just makes you moldable, not lazy. Not having experience just makes you eager, but not ignorant. Flip the script and force yourself to see the positive where you've only seen negative." ~Rachel Hollis~
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  • Jenna Shrove
    January 1, 1970
    Rachel has done it again! This is a must read - full of tangible tools for women wanting to get past their excuses and on to achieving their most audacious dreams. As with her first book, her veracity and wit are so refreshing. A pleasure to read.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Brigid Long
    January 1, 1970
    Couldn't put this down!! It was the voice of sense and humour that was needed. Rachel's style of writing might not be for everyone but I absolutely loved it, and was sad when the last page was read. Counting down for the release of her next book now.
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