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Girl, stop apologizing : a shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals
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"Hollis's writing is beautifully blunt, and she humbly thanks her fans for her success. Her actionable ideas and captivating voice will encourage women to believe in themselves." - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are."

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people--whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee--instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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Hollis has built a successful empire on motivating women to take charge of their lives and live their dreams. In this inspiring book, she shares her strategies and serves as a personal coach. Hollis begins by lambasting excuses women commonly use for their lack of success. Not goal-oriented? You can learn the skill. Not enough time? You can make time for your aspirations by eliminating less-important tasks. What will other people think? Your life is your concern. Hollis is painfully honest about her own choices and admits to needing help to balance her family and work lives. But these choices reflect her clear priorities and goals. She stresses adopting such behaviors as learning to stop asking for permission, embracing ambition, and practicing saying no. And, finally, she describes necessary skills, such as planning, persistence, and positivity, emphasizing that these can be learned by anyone willing to put in the effort. Hollis' straightforward advice is both practical and inspiring. Any female reader, from high-school student to senior citizen, will be boosted by her enthusiasm. Judging by the popularity of her social-media posts, seminars, and other books, this one will fly off the shelf.--Candace Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist
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Table of Contents
Introduction: What Ifp. ix
Part IExcuses to Let Go Of
Excuse 1That's Not What Other Women Dop. 3
Excuse 2I'm Not a Goal-Oriented Personp. 16
Excuse 3I Don't Have Timep. 20
Excuse 4I'm not Enough to Succeedp. 29
Excuse 5I Can't Pursue My Dream and Still Be a Good Mom/Daughter/Employeep. 41
Excuse 6I'm Terrified of Failurep. 52
Excuse 7It's Been Done beforep. 59
Excuse 8What Will They Think?p. 66
Excuse 9Good Girls Don't Hustlep. 76
Part IIBehaviors to Adopt
Behavior 1Stop Asking Permissionp. 87
Behavior 2Choose One Dream and Go All Inp. 95
Behavior 3Embrace Your Ambitionp. 108
Behavior 4Ask for Help!p. 112
Behavior 5Build Foundations for Successp. 121
Behavior 6Stop Allowing Them to Talk You Out of Itp. 138
Behavior 7Learn to Say Nop. 145
Part IIISkills to Acquire
Skill 1Planningp. 153
Skill 2Confidencep. 167
Skill 3Persistencep. 181
Skill 4Effectivenessp. 187
Skill 5Positivityp. 197
Skill 6Lead-Her-Shipp. 201
Conclusion: Believe in Your Dang Self!p. 207
Acknowledgmentsp. 211
About the Authorp. 213
Notesp. 215
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