Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis was the first I have read by this author. I found out about Rachel after receiving it as a book recommendation from my friends. I had recently read Jen Sincero's You Are A Badass book for the second time and thought that it would couple nicely, and it did.
Girl Wash Your Face, according to the author, was written from the perspective of answering fans' emails and direct messages on social media. Prior to becoming a personal and business coach, Rachel Hollis was a lifestyle blogger. She goes into detail about her life prior to becoming one of the top female influencers in the personal development space. She is extremely vulnerable with the stories she tells about the loss of her brother by suicide, her journey with adoption, her struggle with infertility, her lack of self-love, health issues with food, and parenting. There was just so much that she talked about that most of us, as women, can relate to that after you've read the book you will leave feeling as though you know her personally. I certainly did; especially the chapter on being a mom today.
Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a working mom or even if you're not a mom, women are constantly judging each other. According to Rachel, "this needs to stop!" She goes on to explain that women should be working together to build a stronger tribe rather than wasting time gossiping, shaming and being judgmental towards one another. She encourages women to use that energy towards achieving goals and dreams in life.
What if life isn't happening to you? What if it is all happening for you? It's all about perception. - Rachel Hollis
I love this quote because it is all too true. Perception is reality. If you live life exactly as you want it to be then you will get what you set out to achieve. This entire chapter was golden for me because I had just begun working on starting my business, DRM Scholars, and was feeling overwhelmed by all the pieces I had to accomplish to be where I am today. I loved where she said, "Don't give up on your dream. Your dream is worth fighting for. No one will ever care about your dream as much as you do." This quote has stuck with me long after I finished reading this book and I am certain you will have a couple that will speak to your heart as well.
Overall, this was a wonderful read. There's just so much that was covered in this book that I highly recommend you check it out when you have a chance. It's also a very fast read and the hardcover is not that expensive over on Amazon.
Who is this book for? Ideally for women that are a similar age as the author, moms, entrepreneurs, women of faith, and anyone who enjoys reading about personal development.
Have you read this one yet? If so, then join the conversation below. Let me know what you think about this one. What were your favorite quotes? What topic stood out most for you? Did you find anything helpful from this book? Could you relate to any of her vulnerabilities? If so, which one?