Girl, Wash your Face
By: Rachel Hollis
Gut Reaction: I read Rachel’s two “self help” books a little backward. Most people I know have read this one, Girl, Wash your Face, first because it is more about personal development as opposed to business and entrepreneurship, but hey, I think it’s actually quite fitting for me! My gut reaction is the same, I can’t get me enough Rachel Hollis! I love her writing style, her message, and her raw honesty! Give me more! Give me more!
My gems: The way this book was set up was my biggest “gem.” I really enjoyed how Rachel started each chapter with a lie; a lie she used to believe that did not serve her well at all. She then told the story of the lie and finally, why it was indeed not true. Then, she gave concrete tips about how to transform some of our “lies” in our own lives . I love this! She is completely relatable and in my own personal opinion, she found the right combination of sharing some information about herself but also making the content applicable to a wide audience of readers. She kept me on my toes throughout!
Who might like it: Again, her writing is more catered toward women, but I think any person who can easily take text or a story and “zoom out” if you will, to see how it applies to their own life, would thoroughly enjoy this read. This book, as opposed to Girl, Stop Apologizing got deeper into the spiritual aspect of things. She talks about God, religion, and her faith a lot. I personally love a good spiritual story, but I know some of my gal pals who would draw the line at all of the God stuff. You’ve been warned, proceed as you see fit.
** 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.
“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”
“‘Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.’ Let me say that again for the people in the cheap seats.”
**Side note: this is one of my all time favorite quotes and I remind myself of this often.
“When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.”
“You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy.”
“I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me.”