Gut Reaction: Loved it! Now, I know Rachel Hollis can be a little “controversial” depending on who you ask, but remember, this is my gut reaction, and that is--2 enthusiastic thumbs up! This book put all the wind back in my sails, all the kicks back in my steps! When I read this book, I was at a place in my life where I had too many ideas and I did not know how to move forward with them. While on a trip to Hawaii, someone recommended this book to me, and I thought, “I’m going to put everything else on the back burner, and just read!” That was literally the best decision I could have made because this helped me so much with all of the goals, visions, and manifestations that were floating around in my head. I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I read through the entire thing on the plane ride, along with taking notes. Now, that is a good read!
My gems: Rachel is so completely real, vulnerable, and honest. She shares openly about her life and about who she is. She talks about raising kids, managing her really high expectations on herself for work and business, her relationship, and about learning how to just be herself… without apologizing. As someone who doesn’t have kids, unless you count fur ones, I still found the entire book extremely relatable! Rachel has a way of writing about things that just resonate, she built everything she has from the ground up and because of that she is an inspiration to me, and I’m sure, many!
Who might like it: 100% moms who also have a passion for their work, families, and are committed to self growth, but that is just the obvious answer. I think women the world-over could benefit from reading her work… I think men the world over could benefit from reading her work! I’d say, any adult can benefit…but mostly women would enjoy!
**I listened to this on Audible, so I don’t have page numbers for you, these are just a few little pieces of inspo I jotted down as I was listening.
“It’s time to stop apologizing for who you are. It’s time to become who you were made to be.”
“Grown-up women don’t ask permission.”
“There is so much untapped potential inside people who are afraid to give themselves a chance.”
“You cannot control the circumstances of your life; you can only control your reaction to them.”
“Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.”