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BJ Richards’ proclaimed aim is to assist the newbie on the self-development path to implement the lessons from Rachel Hollis’ book ‘Girl Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing And Achieving Your Goals.’ Richards offers us a summary of Ms Hollis’ book, along with the key points of each chapter or lesson, and we are invited to create a map for our personal growth. This companion book is an easily accessible guide to start the practice of self reflection, question limiting beliefs, and to put in place new habits that can lead to living ones life more fully and authentically. It deals with the inner critic as saboteur, -excuses and strategies that keep us playing small, and seeing through opinions and judgements internalized from culture and people around us. It’s a great workbook for creating structure around self reflection and intentionality towards a goal, and I would recommend it to someone who is just starting to question where they are at, and what else there might be possible for them in life.
I was given this workbook by a co-worker who said she found it very beneficial. I had already learned a lot of the lessons in there so I gave it to a younger co-worker who apologizes a lot for things that she shouldn't and she really loved it. I wish I had this book to work through when I was in my twenties. I wish I had learned these lessons earlier, but I'm glad I finally did learn them and I'm glad there is a way to encourage young women to figure things out before they hit middle age and think, "I wish I had pursued what I want instead of always making sacrifices for everyone else."
I love love this piece! I"m someone who reads LOTS of self help books and I'm always trying to underline, notate and get the most out of my experience but of COURSE this is the best way to digest Rachel's book! So great to have a place to actually make sense of my thoughts as I go through the book and really helpful tools to then channel those thoughts thoughtfully into action! THanks for putting this together!
The author of this book, BJ Richards, recommends several times to purchase and read the original work by Rachel Hollis, however I have not. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review, and so my views are based off this book without seeing Rachel's version.
BJ does a great job of providing a background story on Rachel Hollis and I liked that since I didn’t read her work. I love the first thing I read into this author’s work “It’s your dream. You don’t have to justify it.” Not just for women, but all people fall into this issue. We say what our dreams are and then follow up with “because…” as if we are justifying it.
I enjoyed this book, and feel it would make an ideal book for girls of all ages to encourage them to be stronger and build their self-esteem. It also opens up for powerful discussions for parents to have with their daughters. This book offers many resources as well as ways to stay in touch with the author which shows the compassion of this author to be available for her readers on this topic.
This workbook offers spaces to write out their thoughts and answers, and I feel some of those spaces are lacking a bit. It should provide more room because when there is a lot of space to write, it forces someone to think deeper. If someone sees a few lines for an answer, than the person will provide a quick response and that’s it. Overall, great book.
Overall, the messages are positive and affirming, guiding girls to believe in themselves. I think it was intended to apply to all females, I think it's more appropriate for younger people. Main concepts are fundamental to growing up but most people struggle with most of their lives. I think its a good workbook (Openly unofficial workbook) and was thinking as I read it that this would be a great gift for girls graduating from high school.
I like that this book asks a bunch of questions, getting you to be introspective. I think just the sheer amount of space this book gives you makes it a good companion to the actual book. Although I have not read the actual book this workbook is inspired by. Still these exercises are helpful to consider as either individually or as a group. The book is also filled with a bunch of step by step breakdowns which makes it all easier to follow. I love books like this so I recommend it for those who like Rachel Hollis or are looking for a little handholding along the way.
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2019
I personally enjoy filling out workbooks to organize my thoughts, and loved completing study guides for books in school, so this was a lot of fun for me! It's not an official book from Rachel Hollis, but it's very helpful in applying what she's teaching you in "Girl, Stop Apologizing."