Girl on Fire: How to Choose Yourself, Burn the Rule Book, and Blaze Your Own Trail in Life and Business
by Cara Alwill Leyba
Rating: 5 out of 5
I absolutely LOVED this book! It’s not a stuffy self help book like a lot of things I have tried to read. Cara is relatable, funny, and gives actionable tips that you can implement right away. There are also sections where Cara asks questions to help you brainstorm what you really want and how to go after it. It’s not just for entrepreneurs, it’s for any woman who wants to grow in her career and/or in life. You can get a copy here!
Girl, Stop Apologizing
by Rachel Hollis
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This book was really good! I especially loved that it gave actionable steps you can easily implement into your life to help you set and crush goals. One of my favorite tips is to write down 10 of your dreams every day. This helps your brain visualize something you want to do and make it happen. I’ve started implementing this into my daily journaling and can really tell it’s making a difference in how I approach my daily life.
The one “beef” I had with this book is that at one point Rachel tells us to completely cut out a food group for a month to help us be healthier and prove to ourselves we can. I do not believe in restricting ourselves at all, I think everything in moderation is okay. I do not like spreading the restriction mindset as I think it generally leads to binge eating and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I do understand everyone is entitled to their opinions and different approaches work for everyone and if this works for her GREAT, it’s just not something I can personally get behind.
Wanna check it out? You can get a copy here!
Girl, Wash Your Face
by Rachel Hollis
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book was SO GOOD! It really gave me a gut check on realizing I was putting off goals out of fear and reignited a fire in me to get some shit DONE. I cannot wait to read her next book – Girl, Stop Apologizing. The only thing about this book I didn’t care for was how much she talked about God. I totally understand she is Christian and her faith helped her through a lot, but I found it kind of hard to relate to since I’m not super religious. If you’re not religious, it is still a great read and I would highly recommend it! You can get a copy here!