The One Book I Beg You to Read Before the New Year!

Anyone looking for a good book to read or listen to? I have the ultimate recommendation to fire you up for the new year.

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis is an incredibly well written kick in the pants! If you have ever wanted more for your life but didn’t know where to start, Rach is your girl.  Centered around continuous self-improvement and reaching for more, Rachel talks about what’s held her back from living to her potential.

There are lies living in our subconscious that we don’t even know are there. Lies that tell you you aren’t good enough or strong enough or you are too young, old, fat or woman to do this thing. You may not think you have this dialogue circulating in your mind but I can assure you you do. As you read or listen to her breakdown the lie in her own life, you will feel them unravel in yours.

You can buy the book on Amazon here:

I have recommended this book to 5 other women who said they stumbled across the book but had passed on it because they thought that it might only apply if they had kids (which they don’t).  I convinced them to read it anyway because the message is so powerful. All of them texted me within the first 3 chapters to tell me how amazing the book was.

She doesn’t gently massage her message and tell you it’s all going to be OK. She tells her story, shows how it related to you, gives you some grace and then kicks your butt into action and gives ownership and accountability for your life back to you.  She is the friend who keeps it real and tells you how it is because that is how you get past and conquer hard things.

I had no less than three physical reactions per chapter. I laughed, cried, jaw dropped in shock. I have had so many “aha” moments. Every chapter, even the ones that I didn’t think would apply to me totally did. There were so many stories that I kept thinking “OMG! I have SO been there!”  She pushes you to think past your limitations and want more than you ever though possible.

Listening to this book instead of reading the paper version made it so much easier to consume and made it feel like Rachel was talking to me.  I listened to it once, and then again, and then two more times. Then I listened to it again on a business trip when I was alone in a hotel room where I was finally able to do some of the exercises she recommends. That was the night that Do Own Live Love was born. I was so pumped about tackling the thing that has been pulling at me for so long that I just did it, that night!

I still find myself re-listening to this book or referring to the highlights I made in the text when I need a pick me up! My favorite chapter is Chapter 6 “The Lie: No is the Final Answer.” followed by a close second Chapter 10: “The Lie: I Should Be Farther Along By Now.”

Later I found out that by subscribing to her email list on her website,, you can get a self study guide for free to use as you walk through this book. That seals the deal! This is the most applicable and action insighting book I have ever come across!

The list of lies she covers is:
CH1: The lie: Something else will make me happy
CH2: The lie: I’ll start tomorrow
CH3: The lie: I’m not good enough
CH4: The lie: I’m better than you
CH5: The lie: Loving him is enough for me
CH6: The lie: No is the final answer
CH7: The lie: I’m bad at sex
CH8: The lie: I don’t know how to be a mom
CH9: The lie: I’m not a good mom
CH10: The lie: I should be further along by now
CH11: The lie: Other people’s kids are so much cleaner/better organized/more polite
CH12: The lie: I need to make myself smaller
CH13: The lie: I’m going to marry Matt Damon
CH14: The lie: I’m a terrible writer
CH15: The lie: I will never get past this
CH16: The lie: I can’t tell the truth
CH17: The lie: I am defined by my weight
CH18: The lie: I need a drink
CH19: The lie: There’s only one right way to be
CH20: The lie: I need a hero.

Read this book and define what you want for life! Do it now so that when the new year comes, you are ready to get working on making the life you’ve always dreamed of.

She has a new book coming out in the March of 2019: Girl, Stop Apologizing. You can pre-order this on Amazon now. I already got mine!!!

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  1. So, I finally started reading this book and you are right! It is AWESOME!!! I’m only a couple chapters in, but it will be one I’ll go back to time and again.

    As I listen to Rachel Hollis read it (on Audible), and how she overcame the many lies she discusses, I see you in her solutions. It makes me more than just a little giddy that I raised you 😉


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