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Stop Believing Those Lies and Be You

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I love this book, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis.

I am ashamed to admit that as an aspiring lifestyle blogger I had never heard of her until about a week ago. However, I always believe that the best time to find someone is when you are ready to hear that person’s story.

Yesterday my Momma would have been 64, and I was just–well–out of sorts.

I am pleased to say that I’ve gotten better since she passed in 1996, but her birthdays and Mother’s day are the two hardest days for me.

All I wanted to do was sleep. Of course, it didn’t help that I couldn’t get to sleep until after 2 am, and I wasn’t consciously thinking about her, I but maybe it was playing in my subconscious.

I had tried to buy Rachel’s new book last week, but the Kindle version wasn’t released yet, but at 5:30 last night when I went to lay down and read, the sample I downloaded opened and I saw I could finally buy it!

I am so glad that I did!

I think that was the first thing that caught my attention with the title.

Momma used to say when I’d get upset and cry about something that I needed to pull myself together, wash my face, and put on my makeup. She would say that every girl knows how important it is not to mess up your makeup by crying. I firmly believe her statement is reason makeup has always played such a huge role in my life.

No matter what was happening in her life, she always did her hair, nails, and makeup. And yes, I am now the same way.

Although I am happy to report that I am to the point where I can leave the house without makeup and even come to work without it.

Rachel shares twenty lies that she believed and how she copes with each of them.  I love her transparency, which is in my opinion, so much more than honesty.

Honesty is when someone asks you a question, and you tell the truth, but transparency is when you offer up your reality when no one is asking for it.

I hope that as I write to you, or do videos, I can be just as brave.

I am sure that it will take a while for me to completely bare my soul to you as Rachel does, but she is indeed a shining example!

I want to encourage you to pick up this book because there are too many good points for me to write in this review and because there is no way I can give her story justice.

If I were to take this book and give you ten take away points it would be as follows:

  1. Stop breaking promises to yourself – Whatever that goal, desire, or dream you have, you owe it to yourself to follow through with it.
  2. Your words have power-Stop allowing lies to be your truth.
  3. Find friends-Stop trying to do this life on your own. Seek others who will love and support you.
  4. Become an expert at rejection – Understand that rejection is what gives you the strength to continue on your journey.
  5. Take ownership of your dreams – Stop waiting for someone else to make your dreams a reality.
  6. Change your perception – stop thinking things are happening to you, but believe and know these things are happening for you.
  7. Everything takes time – just like a baby, birthing your dreams takes time, stop thinking if it doesn’t happen in three days, weeks, or years that it’s not going to.
  8. Pursue your wildest dreams – why because that is what you were put on this planet to do.
  9. Be yourself – stop limiting who you are because you are afraid of how other people will respond. God created you to be uniquely you, not some limited version.
  10. You can do anything – Understand what you’ve already been through and how that makes you qualified to keep going. I know when my Momma died, I had never been through anything like that before. Quite frankly, I didn’t think I could survive without her, but here I am stronger for the journey!

Alright, girl, it’s time for you to wash your face!

I’d love to hear what you think about this book. Have you read it? If not get it and share your thoughts.

Uniquely yours,

Dianna

 

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