Rachel Hollis is known for her upbeat style and skill as a motivational speaker, podcast host, and bestselling author. Hollis is devoted to creating opportunities to empower women in business, particularly through The Hollis Company which she founded with the goal of helping people create lasting change. She's also reached millions of readers with her bestselling books, starting with Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be.
Earlier this year Hollis released her latest no-nonsense, take-charge tome, Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals. In this follow-up to Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis gives readers the tools to let go of fear of judgement or worrying about not being good enough, in order to live their best, most successful life.
So what does this enthusiastic self-help author and motivational speaker like to read in her free time? Here are four books she's loved recently:
Rachel Hollis' favorite reads of 2019
What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz
Ben's last book (The Hard Thing About Hard Things) is one of my favorite business books of all time so my expectations for this were really high and, man, did he exceed them! I absolutely loved the lessons on the culture we create at work, and as a massive history nerd, the historical references were such an unexpected treat.
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union
This one has been in my TBR pile for a while and now I'm kicking myself for not picking it up sooner. Gabrielle's writing feels so utterly authentic that I'm convinced we actually ARE girlfriends having wine and trading stories.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, M.D.
My friend Tom Bilyeu and I trade our favorite non-fiction reads and this was his recommendation but now I'm stealing it for my own. It's about mindset and how our thoughts affect our feelings and how those feelings shape our reality. It should be required reading for the world!
Excellence Wins by Horst Schulze
Every month I choose a book for my leadership team to read and this was a recent choice we all loved. Schulze shares his real life experience of building the Ritz Carlton brand and what it looks like to reach for excellence in business. I took 8 pages of notes in my journal, it's SO good!
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