LOS Book Club: Girl, Stop Apologizing By Rachel Hollis

Hi gorgeous souls,

It’s time for another LOS book club review. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m all about self-care and personal growth which is why this year I’ve been focusing on reading more books in this genera.

 ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ by Rachel Hollis is one of these books and guys, can I just say, this is such a motivational book!

Rachel Hollis is a successful entrepreneur and draws on her personal experiences when writing this book which is all about encouraging women to embrace their dreams, achieve their goals and finding ways to unlock their full potential. She offers practical advice in the form of: 1) excuses to let go of, 2) behaviours to adopt and 3) skills to acquire which makes this book a full-blown guide with a step-by-step approach for how you can walk into your full potential.

I really enjoyed this book because Rachel’s writing style was frank, straightforward and to the point. In fact, it was almost like talking to a best friend who doesn’t sugar coat the truth and hey, sometimes in life we need to hear the truth in a blunt, unfiltered tone. It’s one of the ways to get motivated enough to take action.

The book is broken down into three main sections. Part one of the book focuses on excuses to let go of. This section of the book really challenges us to confront our own limiting beliefs which I loved. It’s almost like a form of constructive criticism, forcing you to take a good, hard look at who you are currently. From thinking you’re not a goal orientated person to not having enough time to saying it’s been done before and what will others think – this part of the book really forces us to question the common phrases (which are actually excuses) that we’ve been telling ourselves for years.

I also really loved the practical strategies she’s included as recommended behaviours to adopt. These strategies help set you up for success. From the 10 years, 10 dreams and 1 goal rule to outlining simple but important steps to help you build the foundations for success, part two really provides you with a step-by-step approach on what you can start implementing NOW to make a difference.  I really resonated with this chapter because she emphasises self-care and self-acceptance.

Prioritizing your mental, physical and emotional well-being for YOU is so important without seeking validation from external sources which can so easily influence our mindset. Simple and easy to implement tips are included like ways to get healthy, stay hydrated, move your body, practise gratitude and get your personal space in order.

Rachel writes for every woman regardless of their background, race or age. I love that she spoke about problems which are so real for us as women. From imposter syndrome, fear of failure and pressure to conform to what society expects of us, she takes us through some of the common problems that we face irrespective of who we are.  

To conclude, Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis is such a powerful and motivating book that I think every woman should read. If you’re looking for a book that encourages you to embrace your dreams and focus on your goals, gives you tips on how to overcome self-doubt and build your confidence without feeling the need to apologize, then definitely add this book to your reading list.

LOS Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Until our next book club,

Life of Shal

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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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