3 Takeaways from “Girl, Wash Your Face”

If you need a kick-in-the-booty type of motivation to rise up + follow your dreams, look no further than Rachel Hollis’s Girl, Wash Your Face. Contrary to what you may believe, this book is NOT about skincare or literally washing your face. This book highlights Rachel Hollis’s advice to help you begin living your best life today — not tomorrow or next week or next year. Once you pick up this book, you’ll become entangled in Rachel’s story + you’ll be more on fire to follow your dreams than ever before.


Rachel Hollis is a top author, speaker, + podcaster, owns her own multimillion-dollar media company, + is a mother of four — talk about a powerful woman! Her life hasn’t always been so successful, though. Rachel’s first book was rejected by numerous publishers + it took years of building her lifestyle blog, The Chic Site, to get her media company off the ground. Rachel is the definition of what it looks like to work hard for your dreams + never give up, ++ she shares her secrets to success through her personal anecdotes in Girl, Wash Your Face.

Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be.

This is Rachel’s tagline for the book. Each chapter focuses on a different lie that we as women tell ourselves that hold us back from living our fullest lives — I’ll start tomorrow, I’m not good enough, no is the final answer, I need to make myself smaller, I will never get past this, + good girls don’t hustle are some examples of the types of lies that Rachel dives into throughout the book! She also covers topics surrounding motherhood, sexuality, + her rise in the media industry.

Rachel explains how she has believed each lie in her personal life by sharing raw + vulnerable stories with her readers. I loved that she formatted each chapter this way because as she shared how she related to each lie, I was able to think of how I could relate to each lie in my own story. Rachel doesn’t just leave the reader with these statements + her stories, though — she ends each chapter with tangible efforts that have helped her work past each lie + believe the truth in her life.


#1] No one can change your life for you.

Rachel makes it very clear throughout the book that your life is in your hands — your goals + your dreams do not mean as much to someone else as they mean to you, ++ ultimately, you’re the one that needs to fight for yourself. Rachel didn’t write this book to change your life — she wrote it to inspire you to change your life. Get after it!

#2] Keep your goals in sight at all times.

Many times, Rachel highlights the key idea that she could not achieve everything she has achieved without reminding herself of her goals every single day. She’s proven that she’s a hustler + she wants to help you do the same! Rachel shares throughout the pages that she begins every day by writing her ten, huge life goals down in her journal. We love journaling + think this is a great practice to add to your daily routine to refine your goals + stay motivated — keep working hard!

#3] You are meant to live your life to its fullest.

Stop waiting for everything to fall into place + make it happen yourself! There will never be perfect circumstances for you to begin living life to its fullest. Start today — there’s no better time than the present! Rachel says it best — “Rise up from where you’ve been, scrub away the tears + the pain of yesterday, ++ start again… girl, wash your face!”

Grab your copy of Girl, Wash Your Face + add the new sequel Girl, Stop Apologizing to your list of books to read — prepare to be inspired! Have any other inspiring books you’ve read lately? Share them with us in the comments or on Instagram using #inCHAARG!

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