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

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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!

Who?

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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.

Why?

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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!

Girl Boss Life: Our Tricks to Help You Get on Top and Stay There!

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Being a Girl Boss isn’t easy -- we get it! Whether your passion project is your full time gig or just a side hustle at the moment, we all want to be successful in our ventures. Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track and find that path to success. While everyone operates differently and has different tricks of the trade, today we’re sharing our six keys to lead to being a successful Girl Boss and staying on top!

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Image Source: Anna with Love

Be Passionate About Your Work

What’s your dream job? If you’re a Girl Boss, the answer should be what you’re doing! In order to keep up with the demand of running a business, being a hustler, and starting from the ground up, you need to truly love what you’re doing. This business should be your passion project, your baby. Chances are you’ll need to eat, sleep, and breath your work to achieve your goals. If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.

Stick to Your Guns: Set Your Mission Statement and Stick with it

As humans, we tend to have a variety of interests. Don’t get lost in trying to expand your brand to cover too many things too quickly. What’s your mission statement? What “pain points” are you trying to relieve for your reader? Write them all down and stick to them! It’s easy to start a snowball and trend away from your mission. Set a reminder to check in with yourself every so often to make sure you’re staying true to your brand and staying on track. A cohesive brand that readers can easily understand will go much farther than one all over the place and hard to identify!

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Organize! Organize! Organize!

Regardless of whether you’re a Type A or a Type B personality, organization is key when running a business. You need to have your stuff together. Pick a system that works for you and stick with it! Operations will run significantly smoother if everything is organized and has a place. This makes it so that you can easily reference back to things if need be and everyone involved can easily understand all necessary aspects of the business. We’re HUGE fans of organization and love color coding, labeling, and having our various checklists/to-do lists. Keeping things organized creates a streamlined system where everyone know what they’re responsible for, what others are responsible for, deadlines, and where to find things!

Set Attainable Goals

Goal setting. Some people aren’t as motivated by goals as others are. Even if you’re one of the former, it’s still really important to set those goals! At the end of each calendar year, we sit down as a team to come up with our list of quantitative and qualitative goals for the upcoming year. We have people tracking our progress on these goals weekly, monthly, and quarterly. As a team, we review quarterly to make sure we’re on track and adjust accordingly. Your goals don’t have to be set in stone, they can be fluid. If your business is growing more rapidly than you expected, bump those goals up, girl! If things are moving more slowly than you predicted, maybe adjust in the opposite direction. Set your goals and push to not just meet, but crush them!

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Image Source: Michael Kors

Hustle like it’s Your Job

It won’t work if you don’t. Running a business is no joke! When you first start out, you’re putting in crazy hours and working non-stop to get things off the ground and keep up with everything. Yes, once you’re established, it’s the healthy move to start to back down a bit and take a breather… but don’t step back too much. In such a fast-paced world, you need to always be on top of your game (or have people working for you who are on top of their game!) to stay successful. You’ll always regret the things you didn’t get done.

Personal Development

Pushing yourself to be a better human and businesswoman is a huge piece of the puzzle! Commit to reading some personal development each and every day. Even if you take 5 minutes first thing before you get out of bed or at the end of the day before you fall asleep. Opt for an audiobook you can listen to while driving to work or working out! Choose books that resonate with you and you see as elevating yourself or your business. Looking to gain some skills to add to your repertoire? We’re sure there’s a book to help you get there! We’re also huge fans of webinars and online trainings. Check out top influencers in your field, or just influencers you admire to see if they have any free (or inexpensive) trainings that can learn from!