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Rachel Hollis

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Top Motivational Speaker | Top Podcast Host | Wife to @mrdavehollis + Mama x 4 | Founder + CCO @TheHollisCompany

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True story. Drop a 👊🏻 if this one resonates with you and if you're fighting to push pass ANY excuse and find a WAY. #Last90Days

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You get ONE and only one chance to live, and life is passing you by! Stop beating yourself up, and dang it, stop letting others do it too. Stop accepting less than you deserve. Stop buying things you can’t afford to impress people you don’t even really like. Stop eating your feelings instead of working through them. Stop buying your kids’ love with food, or toys, or friendship because it’s easier than parenting. Stop abusing your body and your mind. Stop! Just get off the never-ending track. Your life is supposed to be a journey from one unique place to another; it’s not supposed to be a merry-go-round that brings you back to the same spot over and over again. #GirlWashYourFace #MadeForMore

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He’s my person. He’s the one I tell everything to. He’s the one I cry with and laugh with and watch stupid memes with. He’s held my hair back when I was sick, held my hands as I walked through anxiety, held my leg while I pushed our sons into the world. He’s my best friend, my business partner and my partner in crime. This is usually the part of the post where someone writes, “well sure, he’s not perfect” or “sure we’ve had our struggles...” but that’s not my style. I’m grateful for this man everyday not because he’s perfect, but because everyday I look for gratitude. I appreciate him everyday as a habit... because seeing the positive or the negative in others is a choice and I choose it again and again. There’s a world full of media that will encourage you to see only the flaws in your partner... don’t buy into the hype. There is plenty of real life stuff that can make it hard to reach for joy... reach for it anyway. @mrdavehollis is the greatest gift in my life because everyday I make sure to notice all the ways I’m blessed by his love. YOU choose your reality. You choose to see your relationship as a gift or a burden. You choose to see your marriage as a struggle or a blessing. Everyday we look for blessings, which is why, everyday, we find them.

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One of the number one reasons people give up on their dreams??? "It's taking too long!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You set out to pursue something or chase something down and you have all the momentum in the world but then it doesn't happen in that first month, or the second or the sixth. All around you people seem to have it all and do it all and accomplish it quickly. So why does everything feel so hard for you and seem to be so easy for everyone else? You start to second-guess yourself. You start to question whether or not this dream makes any sense. You start to believe the negative voice in your head that tells you all of the reasons it's not going to work. DON'T LISTEN TO THAT VOICE. Don't quit on yourself. If you feel like it's taking too long, hit the link in my bio and pump yourself up with this week's motivational video. It's not taking too long, it's taking exactly as long as it's supposed to. #Last90Days #Motivation

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One day? Or Day One? Only you can decide. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is this the day everything changes or just another day you keep dreaming without doing? Will you let another month or another year end while your potential slowly dies? I KNOW it's hard to make a big change, but dang it, it can't be any harder than living half a life! You don't need a new week or a new year to be the person you want to be. You only need to make a decision, right now today, that says THIS IS WHO I AM NOW. #GirlWashYourFace #Last90Days

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You guys, I made two beds FROM WOOD SCRAPS using only human know-how and the man power of a team of 6th graders! 👊🏻 I spent the morning building sets with Jackson’s theater department and I’ve never felt so accomplished in my whole entire life! 1. Texas middle schools do NOT play. They build it ALL. A full pirate ship is coming out of the stage in the cafeteria. A multi-level platform that is both the nursery and Neverland depending on which way you angle it, is freshly painted on center stage. AND John and Peter’s super-sturdy-made-from-wood-scraps-and-dreams beautiful beds are there too, PTL! 🛏 Truthfully, I was tired this morning: I traveled yesterday and gave a 2 hour keynote and got back late. I was SO tired. But each of my kids has their “thing” and Jackson’s is theater and I promised him I’d help. So I showed up thinking they’d ask me to paint a tree or organize the prop room (I’m excellent at organizing small, colorful things!) And instead they were like, “Can you guys build some beds?” Like with our HANDS, you guys! And power tools. And a group of 11 year olds I was supposed to supervise (which PS- is like asking a 6th grader to oversee 6th graders!) I forgot to guide them in any way and only wanted to hear about who they were going to be for Halloween or what their plans were for homecoming. My only nod to safety protocol was when one boy —not my son— tried to drill his finger to see how it felt and I stopped talking about makeup videos with a 12 year old long enough to holler at him, “Hey! Don’t be DUMB!” And then afterward I wondered... Shoot, is a parent volunteer supposed to say things like that?! Regardless, I basically feel like the greatest mother that ever lived and when opening night of Peter Pan happens I’ll be like, “Look, that’s my kid!!” And then quietly, under my breath I’ll add “and my bed-making skills... look how sturdy it is. Look how it barely wobbles at all.” 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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The truth is that you are strong and courageous and a fighter... but if I’m telling you that, it’s because I want you to see those characteristics in yourself. I want to grab you by the shoulders and shake you until your teeth rattle. I want to get in your face until you have the courage to look me in the eyes and see the answer for yourself. I want to shout at the top of my lungs until you know this one great truth: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN LIFE!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #GirlWashYourFace #MadeForMore⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @the_health_link_ for the quote card!!

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First of all, I have to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for today’s level of support. Our hosting company said they’d never seen these kinds of numbers. Ever. Hundreds of thousands of people tried to buy my @starttodayjournal and I am humbled to my toes. When you show up for us like this, you aren’t just supporting the Hollis family... you’re also supporting the 15 employees and countless freelancers who support THEIR families because of the work we do at @theholliscompany. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We’re down to about 50 journals in each cover design and a few hundred spiral bound notebooks but rather than continue to tap out the system we’re going to shut it down, get on a new server and be back to sell out the rest of this stock next week. I’m so sorry if your customer experience today wasn’t awesome. It’s so important to me that you always love your time with us and feel how much we care about you in every interaction. I know today wasn’t ideal but our only excuse is, we had no idea how much people would love this idea and want to own one. So if you didn’t get your journal/notebook yet, we’ll be back next week. And if you don’t snag this first round we’ve got 3 new gorgeous covers coming at you in just a few weeks right in time for holidays. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new world of retail and product... we promise we’ll get ALL the bandwidth and hire an actual human who knows how technology works and knock it out of the park for you in round two. We love you all so much!! Thank you for your kindness and your patience. xo, Rach + Dave

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OK, yes. Our site crashed 9,000 times today and people have been trying to buy journals for 5+ hours— which is not how I envisioned this day would go. But you know what else?? It was MIME day at Jackson’s school so Noah got mimed too (obviously!) and they sent me this photo and everything is going to be OK! 🤡

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UPDATE: Y’all, you broke the internet. Literally thousands and thousands of peeps are all trying to get a journal at once so the site keeps crashing! 😭 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We’re working on it with IT and I’ll let you know as soon as it’s back up. 🤞🏻 They're here! They're here!! All three Start Today Journals are ON-SALE as of 10AM central on @TheHollisCompany's brand new website and since this first print run is so small we don't think they'll last long. Hit the link in my bio to see the new site in all its glory and to grab your journal and/or spiral bound notebook in Tortoise Shell, Color Block or Gold Brush! #StartTodayJournal

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My Start Today Journals go on sale TOMORROW morning and I'm so dang excited I could just spit! If you haven't heard me talk about them yet, these are journals we made based on a daily practice I've done for the last several years.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every single morning I write down 1. What I'm grateful for 2. Dreams I want to make come true: written AS-IF they've already happened and 3. The one goal I'm going to focus on first. It's Daily Gratitude + Intentional Goal Setting as a way to start every single morning and I'm telling you, it's a major factor in the success I've found both personally and professionally. The journal begins with a chapter explaining the process and a step-by-step guide to figuring out where you want to go and who you want to be. By resetting your intention every day you'll work on the results you're after, not the never-ending to-do list. If you're interested, check out @StartTodayJournal to see the gorgeous cover design options + the matching spiral bound notebooks. Our first round is a limited run and we don't anticipate they'll last long so if you want to grab yours make sure you're signed up for my email [ TheChicSite.com/EMAIL ] which is where the link will go out tomorrow morning at 10 AM central. 😘I'm SO grateful for the support of this community as we work to create products we believe in and think you'll love as much as we do. I can't wait to hear what you think! #StartTodayJournal #TheHollisCompany

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Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business. Those words are so powerful for anyone who tends to hold other people’s opinions ahead of their own; and they are never more profound than when we’re creating something. Maybe it’s a book, a blog, a company, a piece of art, or your fashion sense. When you’re creating something from your heart, you do it because you can’t not do it. You produce it because you believe your creation deserves to be out in the world. You work and work and then you close your eyes and cross your fingers and hope it finds recognition. But here’s the thing about that magical, mystical thing you’re making: You create because you have a God-given ability to do so. You create as a gift to yourself and to the higher power who blessed you with those abilities. But you can’t make people like or understand it. You have to be willing to put it out there even if they don’t like it. Even if they hate it. Even if they give it two stars or none at all. You have to understand that every person on earth has an opinion, and their opinion—even if they’re the most widely recognized expert on the subject—only has bearing on your work if you let it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @salann5 for the gorgeous Girl, Wash Your Face quote, I love it! #GirlWashYourFace

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