Rachel Hollis, founder of the website TheChicSite.com, CEO of her own media company and inspiring author of the self-help book Girl, Wash Your Face has returned to give us more advice on how to live our lives courageously and take active steps to transform our goals into reality.

Rachel Hollis points out in her new unflinchingly honest and encouraging self-help book Girl, Stop Apologizing (HarperCollins Leadership), that a woman’s value is often wrapped up in other people’s happiness. She is judged by how she behaves as a mother, wife, friend or employee pleasing other people. With all of these roles serving others, it’s easy to lose track of your own needs and ambitions.

Rachel reminds all of the women who feel unsatisfied, overshadowed or unworthy that they are made for more. Regardless of what your more looks like (hitting your goal weight after resolving to complete a regular workout routine, ignoring toxic people in your life or even spending more time on a favorite hobby), Rachel confidently asserts that you are capable of achieving your goals.

However, before you can work towards transforming your dreams into concrete results, first you have to stop making excuses. Most importantly, as someone working towards a goal, you have to “stop apologizing for being who you are and become who you were meant to be.”

Looking at Rachel happy and successful both in her professional and personal life, you would have never guessed that she has come so far from the person she was at a younger age–thoroughly uncomfortable in her own skin. Overweight and constantly looking for approval, she transformed her life for the better. Now she is a regular marathon runner and confident in her business and home life.

How did she get here? Rachel breaks down her positive life transition to three essential practices:

1.) Letting go of the excuses that kept me stuck

2.) Adopting great habits and behaviors that set me up for success

3.) Acquiring the skills necessary to make exponential growth possible

Addressing these three areas of expertise, Rachel identifies obstacles that usually prevent women from using these practices and steps they can take to overcome these hurdles to achieve the best versions of themselves. She also carefully unpacks how to eliminate toxic misconceptions, like equating personal worth with the opinions of others.

Rachel also encourages women to become hustlers, focused individuals she holds great admiration for. While the word may have certain aggressive connotations, Rachel maintains that hustlers to her are simply independent people who chase after their goals. She shares, “I love someone who is unabashed about what they want for their lives and refuses to let anyone talk them out of it.”

While Rachel encourages single-minded determination in pursuit of one’s plans, she also makes the distinction that this doesn’t mean you have to refrain from asking for help. In fact, asking for help from the right people is normal and often an essential part of your journey to success. More helpful behaviors to adopt, like maintaining confidence, keeping a positive attitude in the face of setbacks and laying the groundwork for success are also discussed in great detail.

Rachel gives clear accessible tips in a fun and informal manner, sprinkled with anecdotes and allusions so you feel that you are chatting with a close friend. She also speaks with the professional background of a CEO and determination of a self-made woman, bringing inarguable credibility to her methods.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop making excuses and pick up Rachel’s newest self-help book Girl, Stop Apologizing to get inspired and start hustling for your dreams today.

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Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author, a top business podcaster and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. As a bestselling author and wildly successful lifestyle influencer, she has built a global social media fanbase in the millions. She’s a proud working mama of four and a big fan of the small town in Texas hill county that the Hollis family calls home.