Girl, Stop Apologizing
by Rachel Hollis
Have you ever read a book and just knew it was speaking directly to you? Well... Girl, Stop Apologizing was this book. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy from the publisher and be able to participate in her launch team.
After reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis last Summer, I continued to explore Rachel and her mission. She is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, blogger, and mom. She has done a lot in her career while raising a family and in seeing her achieve goals, I know it is possible to keep pushing myself to be at the level I want to be at with Chic Avenue Boutique. We are almost 4 years in and we have found our Tribe.
My favorite quote from Girl, Stop Apologizing is "The goal isn't to have a balanced life, the goal is to have a centered life." Now stop and think about that.
I always see questions posted on social media on how to do it all. How do you work full time? How do you run your home when you are away? How do you get to practice, go grocery shopping, feed the kids, go to school yourself and work? How do you do it all? How do you stay balanced?
The answer is simple. It will never be balanced. You have to accept that and feel centered with your life. You can not run your home, work your full-time job and raise your kids successfully. One or all will suffer. You can do one of these things very well, but the other things are not so well done. But when you have accepted that your not Super Woman you will feel centered.
Yes! It is possible to pursue something for yourself while showing up for the people you love. Be their biggest cheerleader, but also keep working on your dreams and goals.
This quote stuck with me on so many levels. Community over competition has been a motto of mine for some time now. I believe that it is important to help those around you whether you can give them a little insight, give them a pep talk, point them in the right direction. I am not saying I have it all figured out, but I am saying a little help from your friends goes a long way. I have appreciated every single person who has taken time out of their day to help me with my business questions, given insight on how to grow, collaborated with, encouraged me through my master's program.
Can you be that person? Can you show up for someone while pursuing your own thing?
YES, YOU CAN!
Rachel speaks volumes. Stop having the fear that you are not good enough. Be an original and stand out from the crowd. You can do amazing things and people will want to follow you. But you need to get over the fear of unworthiness and self-doubt to gain control. Stop worrying about what others will say or think. They are going to say and think them anyways. But why would you let them crush your dreams? Who are they to say what you will or won't do well at?
Get out there! Show up and fight for your dreams! You will do amazing things, you just need to believe in yourself.
I hope you enjoyed my motivational pep talk today inspired by Rachel Hollis. Get out there and go after your dreams.
You can pre-order your own copy of Girl, Stop Apologizing at https://www.harpercollinsleadership.com/girl-stop-apologizing/
Let me know what you think of the book in the comments.
*Disclaimer: I received an advanced readers copy from Harper Collins Leadership. I was not paid for my review. These thoughts are my own and the quote images were provided from the Hollis Co.