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  • Engaging
  • Inspiring
  • Bestseller
  • Concrete Examples


Best-selling author and lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis is in your corner with her bubbly personality and infinite confidence. Hollis wants you to become the best possible version of yourself, and offers practical, actionable advice about how to make that happen. Hollis is on a mission to convince women that they can be and do more. She warmly encourages every woman to dream big and pursue those dreams unapologetically. Hollis is her own favorite case study. She cites her personal history as an example of overcoming insecurities and self-doubt to set and achieve impressive goals and build several successful businesses. Hollis offers solid girl-power affirmations, although the self-promotion peeps through. Despite her forceful tone and sometimes repetitive message, many women will find the inspiration they need in Hollis’s promise: If I can do it, you can, too – and I’ll support you all the way.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How societal expectations and self-imposed limitations hold women back;
  • What three strategies enable women to set and achieve ambitious goals; and
  • How to integrate these approaches in your life for great success.

About the Author

Rachel Hollis, who wrote the bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face, is a motivational speaker, lifestyle blogger and social media influencer.



You’re “Made for More”

Society judges women in relation to how well they serve the people around them. You’re a good mom if your children are happy and well-behaved, a good wife if your husband is content and successful, and a good daughter if you look after your parents. But in this never-ending process of people-pleasing, you can lose the essence of yourself. You sublimate your hopes, dreams and goals in the service of others. Engaging in something fulfilling is difficult when you feel guilty for pursuing your dreams and desires.

Dream big, and act on your dreams. Whether you want to train for a road race, start a business or go back to school, you have every right to develop your full potential. Best-selling author and lifestyle influencer Rachel Hollis knows about setting and achieving audacious goals. She overcame childhood trauma to build a multimillion-dollar company, growing from an overweight, insecure teenager into a healthy marathoner, and evolving from a desperate people-pleaser to a confident wife and mother.

Hollis stopped apologizing and making excuses. Instead, she developed behaviors...

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