Takeaways from Rachel Hollis

Last December, my best friend, Meagy, encouraged me to read Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. On the day she sent the link to the audiobook version, I began listening to it immediately.

I was hooked after the first five minutes.

There was not a more perfect time to absorb Rachel’s words of wisdom and encouragement. It was just before the new year so it only pushed me to strategize, plan, and outline exactly how I was going to accomplish my 2019 goals. I think I finished the entire audiobook in less than one week, acknowledgments and all. Every word, every sentence, every chapter, hit home for me. I am not exaggerating when I say that my love and respect grew for Rachel as I completed each chapter.

Back in mid-March, I asked for your feedback on the subjects you wanted to read about on the blog. I added several polls on IG stories, and I could not help but to notice, 100% of the voters picked personal development over work-related stuff. This definitely got me excited. Personal development is my jam. I did not start reading books for personal enjoyment until I was in college. As soon as I read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, I was hooked on self-help books. I tried to get my hands on every book related to self-help, self-care, or spirituality. If personal development is something that really interests you, I highly suggest to begin by reading books. For a list of my favorite self-improvement books, you can click here. Note: I’ll have to update this list soon, or write another blog post, because I’ve read more books since then.

On that note, if you have yet to read Girl, Wash Your Face, no worries because I’ve listed my top ten favorite quotes from Rachel. All of them are too good not to share!

“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.”

“Don’t let someone in the cheap seats have an expensive opinion in your life.”

“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”

“Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.”

“Childhood trauma is not a life sentence.”

“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”

“When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.”

“That’s the incredible part about your dreams: nobody gets to tell you how big they can be.”

“It is not about choosing what you want right now, it is about choosing what you want most.”

“Nobody will ever care about your dream as much as you do.”

– Rachel Hollis

Rachel dives deep into the lies she once believed to be true. Each lie is covered in a single chapter, and the end of each chapter, she provides different ways to overcome the lie. I love how she actually equips the reader with ideas and/or tools to overcome these lifelong lies.

If you’re interested in tuning in to the audiobook, you can sign in with your Amazon account here. This allows you to listen to two audiobooks for free.

Hope you enjoyed tonight’s post. I was not able to publish this any sooner but so glad I pushed it out before falling asleep. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post, I am sharing details on an adorable dress that is perfect for spring!

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