I just finished listening to Rachel Hollis’s book Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be and it was totally worth it. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend moving it to the top of your list today!
With all of the hype about this book I wasn’t sure what to expect.
In each chapter Rachel takes on a lie many of us tell ourselves. And it’s like she’s right there in your mind. Not every lie applied to me and not all will apply to you. But if you are anything like me, this one will apply big time!
The Lie: I’ll Start Tomorrow
How many times have you told yourself you’ll start your diet tomorrow? Or run a half-marathon this year?
Or tomorrow is the day you are going to get your business bookkeeping in order and keep it that way? Yea, me too.
In this chapter, The Lie: I’ll Start Tomorrow, Rachel not only hits this lie on its head but she talks about the psychology of WHY time after time we repeat it. And then she talks about how she broke the habit and you can too.
She brings up a very valid point, do you have a friend or colleague who never follows through on a work project? Or always bails on plans?
Do you trust that colleague with an important assignment on a tight deadline? Or do you make plans with that friend to see a show that you need to pre-buy tickets for?
No, of course not.
But as Rachel so rightly points out we do that to ourselves. We don’t meet deadlines we give ourselves for changing habits. We don’t show up at the exercise class we bought a package of classes for.
Until you change your pattern and habit of breaking the promises you make to yourself your subconscious will expect you to fail.
And your subconscious will make it easy for you to fail.
If this broken record of failed attempts to meet your goal sounds familiar then you are going to love Rachel’s full explanation and her solution.
New Year Goals
I listened to this book when the new year was right around the corner full of sparkly goals and shiny new resolutions.
It turned out to be the perfect time to Girl Wash Your Face.
Did you have a new years goal this year? I’m guessing that if you did you forgot about before Presidents Day.
If you aren’t sure the author or book are for you or you didn’t get very far you new years resolution, read or listen to this one chapter, The Lie: I’ll Start Tomorrow. I promise it’s worth it!
You can get your copy of Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis here.
And then join me in reading or listening to her next book Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals .
Rachel Hollis gives readers a peak behind the curtain on how she grew her business. She also talks about how she chooses the time for important things and what she’s willing to miss for business success.
She’s also honest about the fact that she has help to get all the things done. And she takes a minute to talk about the women in Hollywood who pretend to do it all on their own.
One of my favorite parts is her reflection on Girl Wash Your Face and how it lead to one of her most publicly embarrassing moments (and its not from anything she wrote in the book!)
If you are like me you are still going to want more after reading these two books. Rachel’s husband Dave Hollis has his own book Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment this coming out spring 2020.
You can pre-order it now!
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