Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis | ARC Review
Publication: HarperCollins Leadership
Release date: March 5, 2019
How I got the copy: HarperCollins Canada
I can’t say when or how many years ago I found Rachel Hollis but I do remember that I found her through YouTube. At the time, Rachel had a series on YouTube called Rach Talks and I loved it so much! It was then that I knew I wanted to subscribe to her channel. She talked about pop culture, about her week, and just casual conversation to catch up with her audience. This series no longer produces new episodes but it was great while it lasted and I’m still here, right?
I have yet to read any of her other books and Girl, Stop Apologizing is somewhat of a follow up to Girl, Wash Your Face which, I haven’t read and, I probably should have read prior to reading this… but I don’t think you need to read these books in any particular order and it all depends on what you’re really looking for in a book.
Right now, I’m in the mood to read self-help type of nonfiction so, on top of the fact that I already follow Rachel, I was thrilled to get a copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing.
I’ll admit since Rachel is a mother and that’s a big part of her life, she talks about it in the book a lot, it’s used in so many references to how she pushed through the hard times or what obstacles she faced while working towards her dreams but it’s all very interchangeable to whatever it may be that’s holding you back.
What I love about this book the most is the fact that whatever it is you’re trying to work towards Rachel really shows how she pushed to get what she wanted/wants in life regardless of the obstacles OTHER PEOPLE put in front of her or made her believe were in front of her. I know everyone face this while trying to follow their dreams and it’s such a simple message but one that needs to be knocked over our heads continuously until we believe it and can’t forget it.
Girl, Stop Apologizing is a very relatable pep talk to encourage and motivate women (or whoever) to take charge of their own lives and to follow their dreams relentlessly. I love the fact that this book doesn’t only target people who want to be entrepreneurs. It’s also for those people who just need encouragement to go for their personal goals too. Rachel talks a lot about training for a marathon or working out. She explains how to schedule time in and some ways to find support to make time to follow those dreams or goals.
The book is sectioned into three parts, excuses, behaviours to adopt, and skills to acquire. I truly believe you need to be into self-help books or wanting to read self-help or it all seems obvious but sometimes you need that big sister you don’t really know to remind you that you’re amazing and you can do whatever it is you want because it’s your life and no one else. A huge part of Girl, Stop Apologizing is reminding women who they are and that is not only a person who needs to be there for other people! We’re tend to be conditioned to be there for other people because we are women but then who’s there for us when we need it? We need to be that person for ourselves regardless of the number of friends or family members we have.
Since I’ve been following Rachel for so many years, I just want to support her. She worked so hard to make her dreams come true and she’s honest with her past and the road leading up to her now success. She doesn’t hold back from telling us in this book how unglamourous it is to get where you want to be in life and in your dreams.
Girl, Stop Apologizing is super real, super motivational, and it’s truly an example that anyone can make their dreams come true with hard work! I jugged with what to rate this book but honestly, I was inspired while and after reading this that it deserves five stars. The point of the book is to motivate in order to self-improve and it pushes you in that direction and lays out a loose plan on how to start following those dreams and meeting those goals.
*A copy of this book was provided by HarperCollins Canada in exchange for an honest review*