Girl Crush Alert! The Motivator Every Woman Needs: Rachel Hollis


Being a girl boss isn’t easy, let’s be real, being a woman in general isn’t easy, but it is easy to find yourself lacking motivation! That’s part of why we LOVE Rachel Hollis. This media mogul will have you fired up in no time, ready to change your life and chase your dreams. With her upcoming documentary, “Made For More Presented by Rachel Hollis” just days away from hitting theaters, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our love for Rach and all she does so you have time to snag some tickets before the big day!


Image Source: Rachel Hollis

Image Source: Rachel Hollis

Rach is a girl of our own heart -- she started her career in wedding and event planning. This morphed into an extremely influential blog, The Chic Site, as well as multiple books and her motivational speaking career. She even earned a spot on Inc’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. One of her most recent books, Girl, Wash Your Face, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has taken the world by storm! We’ve talked about this book in the past and why every woman should read it, so if you haven’t hopped on the train yet, do it now!

Rachel also hosts an annual women’s conference -- Rise. It’s on our must-hit list for 2019! This two day conference will leave you feeling completely empowered and seriously ready to change your life. Because she knows not everyone is able to afford the costs of attending such a conference, this year at their 2018 event, they decided to film and create a documentary around the weekend. How amazing is that?! For the price of a movie ticket, you can experience the Rise conference in the comfort of your local theater.


Image Source: Rachel Hollis

Image Source: Rachel Hollis

Regardless of whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a sister, a friend, a college student, you can benefit from what Rachel Hollis has to say. Her words are relatable, action steps are doable, and she’s beyond motivating. Girl, Wash Your Face is all about how to improve your life while giving yourself grace. She debunks common lies we tell ourselves as women, sharing her story with each lie and how she was able to break past these things holding her back.

She has made it her mission to help women discover their potential. And she’s helping give them the means to do so! Between her books, her Rise podcast, conference, and social media live streams, there is a wealth of knowledge and information. She’s a self-made mogul and influencer who illustrates that you truly can do anything you put your mind to. Grab Girl, Wash Your Face, and your tickets to “Made for More” in theaters August 2nd and August 13th at your local theater to get that motivation and inspiration rolling. Also be sure to check out the Rise podcast and the whole Rise site for all the information regarding her live events!

Meet Kristen of Charleston Candle Co.


Have you ever had such a passion for something that you feel inclined to start a business to honor it? Meet Kristen, owner of Charleston Candle Co. We caught up with Kristen to hear all about her love for Charleston, what led to her decision to create a candle line to honor her city, and her number one tip for anyone thinking of starting their own business. Be sure to check out her shop and follow her on Instagram!

PI: We love that you find inspiration for your scents from Charleston landmarks! What drew you to the city and the idea of creating scents based off of its landmarks?


KS: I moved to Charleston in 2013 after my husband and I got married – he was still attending school which was the practical reason for living here, but we both knew we wanted to stay in Charleston.  There is so much history here and always something to do.  I love how each part of Charleston has its own unique identity.

PI: Have you ever thought about starting another candle collection inspired by another city?

KS: I have briefly thought about collections based on other cities, but I’m not sure I could really do another city justice since I have such a passion for Charleston.  We are definitely working on more collections that aren’t necessarily Charleston-specific, but will still be southern inspired.

PI: What’s your favorite scent?


KS: My favorite scent overall is “The Gold Bug” candle from our Fall Collection.  It has such a unique and pretty scent that I really could have burning all year long.  From our signature scents, it’s hard to pick a favorite – but I really love “Sweetgrass Basket” and “Sunday Brunch Mimosa”.  They both have fresh, vibrant smells that always remind me of being downtown on the weekend.

PI: What made you want to venture into the candle business?

KS: I started making candles for fun, but when I thought of pairing candle scents to different places and ideas from Charleston, I thought others might love a fun reminder of their time here too.  Candles are one of those things that you can never have too many of – and always provide a relaxing and calming presence to any space.  I love that our candles go a step further and help our customers relive special memories from Charleston.


PI:  What tips do you have for someone looking to start their own business?

KS: So many people have amazing ideas for a new product or service, but in an “Etsy World” it’s easy to get lost among the thousands of other new businesses that are always popping up.  What makes your product or idea special?  Figure out your motivation behind what you’re selling, because that is what customers are going to buy into before they commit to purchasing a product or service from you.


We’re so excited to share one of Kristen’s deliciously scented Christmas candles. Head over to Instagram for your chance to win!


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