These women. These warriors. This she-wolf pack. This incredible, powerful STRONG group of women played full out on day two and showed up for the hard work. Thank you to all 3,500 of you for owning your past and for choosing to believe it doesn’t define your future. Today we slogged through some hard things, tomorrow, we RISE. #risewknd #risexminn
Yesterday being on stage at RISE was truly the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Harder than any of my labors, harder than running a marathon— I actually can’t believe that I managed to teach and dance and workout and motivate on stage all day at #RISExMinn when I was so sick. All I could think of was how excited our audience was and how hard the staff had worked and how badly I wanted to share the lessons I’d prepared for day one. I am the queen of mind over matter, I can WILL myself to do anything but yesterday I was hurting so badly and so nauseous (particularly during the last half of the day ) that I didn’t know how I was gonna keep upright. As soon as I got off stage at the end of the day my body shut down: unrelenting shakes, I couldn’t get warm and everything in me hurt at level 10. For the first time in my professional career I missed an event (the VIP party last night ) because I couldn’t get out of bed. Yesterday I kept thinking, “how could this happen?! I prepared SO hard to bring them my best and now I’m sick?! 6 months of working out and pushing myself and blood tests and nutritionists all so I could be at the top of my game for RISE and now I’m ill??” At some point last night, piled under all the blankets in the hotel and two heating pads I realized something: if I hadn’t done all of that work to get strong mentally and physically, NO WAY would I have been able to take the stage yesterday let alone for 4+ hours. The preparation was essential, just not in the way I thought. Also I have to honor the crowd on day one who brought SO much beautiful life and love and who played full out— your energy literally held me upright. I want to thank everyone who prayed for me last night, I FELT your prayers and I woke up this morning feeling so much better. I’m still hurting but as we talked about yesterday, pain that you choose to embrace because it will make you stronger isn’t a weakness, it’s the greatest sign of strength. Yesterday I showed up on stage at 100% even though my body was at 30%— today my body is back to 80% AND im overwhelmed with gratitude because I’ve got some energy back... RISE DAY 2, y’all better buckle up!!!
I haven’t felt good in a couple of days (super painful cramps means my uterus is trying to take me down— and therefore take down #risewknd 😂 ) so I keep reminding myself: you once lived through 52 hours of labor, you once ran a full marathon in 92 degree heat, you once lost your big brother in the most horrific way possible and through all of these things you FOUND A WAY to carry on. Our past hardships aren’t an anchor, they’re the strength we draw from, the platform we build ourselves on— which is truly what @letsrise co is all about. For an added boost, you KNOW I brought my dry erase marker so I could encourage myself on the hotel mirror. “Being confident in this... He who started a good work in you will see it through” Phil 1:6 Let’s goooooooo!! #MadeForMore #RiseXMinn
Guys, it's my 100th episode!! When I started the RISE Podcast several years back I had NO idea what I was doing (like basically every new business venture for me ). I only knew that I A: LOVED business podcasts and B: Didn't see any women regularly in the top of the business charts. I kept thinking "Why aren't there more women here? Where are the female leaders? Why aren't any of these shows interviewing female founders and female entrepreneurs??" Then one day I saw the Gandhi quote, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." and it was the impetus I needed. I decided to start my own podcast and do the kind of interviews I wished I could find. I taught myself to be a podcast host by watching YouTube videos, I begged guests to come on my unknown show and when they agreed, I fumbled my way through conversations. It was a slog. It was hard to produce and even harder to promote. PS -- Every time you build something from scratch it's a slog. But dude, look at us now, three years later! 13 Million downloads, #1 in the Careers category on Apple, #4 in the Business category on Apple and in the top 100 of all podcasts in the world on Spotify. We've come a loooong way baby and it's an important reminder for any of my fellow dreamers. Your dream is going to require WORK but you have no idea what you can build if you don't go for it! Today we're celebrating with the Best Of and my top ten favorite interviews of all time -- listen in wherever you enjoy your pods. 😘#RisePodcast
When the world asks you, "Who do you think you are?" Sis you better remind them that you are WHOEVER YOU CHOOSE TO BE! After I wrote Girl, Wash Your Face... SO many you were asking what to do next? Y'all had this feeling in your gut, a fire in your soul, knowing that you were MADE FOR MORE but weren't exactly sure where to go from there. This is exactly why I wrote Girl, Stop Apologizing - it is all of my BEST advice for letting go of the excuses that are holding you back. The world needs YOU to live out your dream! LET'S 👏🏼 GOOOOOOO 👏🏼SIS! If you haven't grabbed your copy already do it today — Link is in bio! #girlstopapologizing
This week we RISE!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 So excited to see everyone for @letsrise co / #RISEwknd in Minneapolis. So excited to hang out with 4k new friends who are committed to reaching for more. We are about to have so much fun, get your hearts ready!! Let’s goooooooo!!! #RISExMinn #MadeForMore
The year is already halfway over-- I don't say that to freak you out, I say that to wake you up! We're going to blink and it will be fall and then the holidays and then all of a sudden it's New Year's Eve and you're thinking of all the things you wished you would have kept your commitments to. It's not too late! DO NOT BLOW OFF THE REST OF THE YEAR JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU'D BE BY NOW. Stand back up. Begin again. Go again. Try again. Reevaluate. Create a new road map. Untether yourself from the anchor. Put on some DMX (if that's your jam ) or some Amy Grant (if that's your jam ) and TRY AGAIN. In six months you could change your whole life forever-- in six months you could change the whole world. Stop wallowing in where you thought you'd be by now, you are wasting time. You are CAPABLE. You are WORTH THE WORK and the only thing standing in between you and the pride of accomplishment is your willingness to keep moving forward! Drop a 👊🏻if you're committed to making the last six months better than the first six months!
My greatest career achievement —literally, the thing I’m most proud of in my entire work history— is the success of my books in Iran. The day I first saw Girl, Wash Your Face translated in Persian I cried for hours. Girl, Stop Apologizing is out there now too and I’m still weepy. I swear, every time I’m having a hard day or feeling weary I will see one of these beautiful shots come through my feed and I will remember that there is something much bigger than me at play here. Our Iranian sisters embracing my books about female empowerment? That is NOT me, there’s no way I could have done that even if I tried. A great reminder that you don’t need to know what’s on the road ahead of you to keep walking in faith and it’s not on you to know HOW you’ll pull it off when you begin a journey. God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called. #ریچل_هالیس #girlstopapologizing . Thank you @we_r_bookworms_hedie jamei for the shot!!
You guys for the longest time I didn’t understand how to make change or understand that life could be any different than the way it was - It wasn’t until I started therapy and learned the right tools that I was able to see a positive shift that really worked. Once I started understanding WHY I was experiencing anxiety, WHY I was feeling the way I was, I learned HOW to cope with it, how to MANAGE it and then how to make it BETTER. 💪🏻 It wasn’t a quick fix. It took time and energy, but the reward was so worth it because there’s such incredible power in understanding that you are in control. My own experience got me thinking about coaching and then I thought…What if I could speed up the process? What if I could teach other people the core key things that really changed for me? What if I could build and support a community that I didn’t have? It starts with YOU wanting to make positive change. You are the solution to every single thing you want in your life. But it starts with you standing firmly in your power and believing that you are worth it. 💕 Stop apologizing for wanting to work your way to get to the next place. Join our coaching community and let’s do this together!! Tune into IGTV for more and when you are ready to make change, your community is right here. Link to sign up for June is on my bio, y’all!
How do you find the time? You don’t. You MAKE the time because it’s a priority in your life.
One year ago, @mrdavehollis and I decided to run with what has been weighing on our hearts for years. We intentionally made a decision to choose uncertainty and we chose it over 👏🏼 and 👏🏼 over 👏🏼 and over again because we knew we HAD to follow our dreams. We had to create this company that EXISTS to create tools and experiences to help you change your life. Today I walked into HQ and felt all the gratitude you can possibly imagine. Y'all one year ago we started with just 4 people and now we have 39 people!!! I've been writing in my #starttodayjournal everyday that the @theholliscompany employs 100 people and I know without a doubt we'll get there.
Friday morning pajama coffee date with my best girl ☕️
You guys want to know what MOTIVATION is?! Today on the Start Today Morning Show I share why its SO dang important to have perseverance. To stand back up even when you fall because you want that "thing" more than you are willing to stay in the discomfort. You need to find what that WHY is that sets your heart ON FIRE so that you have no other option but to stand back up again. Let me ask you sis — What are your truths? What's stopping you from being the very best version of yourself? Let's stop breaking promises to ourselves and let's start showing up. Don't know where to begin? Start here. → link in bio
[ And you ask, "What if I stumble?" Ahh, but darling, "What if you fly??" -- Erin Hanson ] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Only ONE 👏🏻MORE 👏🏻WEEK to @letsrise co Conference and 3,800 women flying in from all over the world to have their hearts lit on fire! Who's joining us for #RISEwknd? #RISExMINN
Oh my gosh you guys 😭 I found out yesterday that Girl, Stop Apologizing just passed 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you for telling your friends about it, thank you for buying a copy for your sister, thank you for listening on audio, thank you for posting about it on social and telling everyone in your down line and ordering it into your local library. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! When I started as an author EVERY publisher turned down my book. When I self-published, I sold 50 copies of that first title and 49 of them were bought by @mrdavehollis — no seriously, he hid the box in our garage for years so I wouldn’t know that only one person actually bought my book besides him— I know what it’s like to sit at a book signing for hours and not have one person walk up to your table. I know what it is like to write one book, and another, and three more after that that nobody cares about. I want you to know that I NEVER take your readership for granted. I am so grateful for your faith in me and your belief in this mission. Writing for you is one of the greatest honors of my life but NONE of this happens without YOUR support. Thank you for believing in me and thank you for believing in YOURSELF enough to buy a book that helps you reach for more. I love you all and I’m so grateful to call you friend! #GirlStopApologizing
Um, guys, we got all the samples for our #RISEwknd pop up shop and they’re PERFECT!! There are so many fun things to shop for while you’re at conference with us in Minneapolis + Dallas but the best (in my humble opinion ) are the hats! We worked with @47 (the makers of my favorite ball cap ) to design five different sayings that you are going to LIVE in this summer. I rocked one for my workout this morning so I know they’re perfect for: beach hair, lake hair, mom hair, gym hair and/or just looking adorable all around while you live your best life!
The newest pieces from my collection launched today and EVERY dress has pockets! Why? Because we ALL know a dress with pockets > a sad dress that can't carry anything or give you a place to rest your paws. Tap the link in my bio to shop the collection on @QVC 😎 #RachelHollisXQVC
“Your inexperience doesn’t mean you won’t succeed; it just means you haven’t yet. Stop pretending. Stop faking it. Stop suffering in silence. Stop setting yourself up as a martyr. Stop taking it all on alone and then feeling bitter about it. Stop wasting your time on activities you hate as penance for the time you want for yourself. There are a hundred ways to learn to swim and one very easy way to drown, and that is by being unwilling to admit you’re drowning in the first place.” — From the “Ask For Help” chapter in my newest book Girl, Stop Apologizing. You want to know how I “do it all”? I absolutely DON’T. I ask for help: from my husband, the team at HoCo, our incredible nanny, our loving housekeeper. When I wrote this chapter Dave was nervous for me “Are you sure you want to admit that we have a nanny? A housekeeper? The internet will tear you apart for that” But I knew how important it was to tell the truth. If you see me operating at this level with four beautiful kids AND @theholliscompany to look after, and you think I do it alone— it’s a disservice. It goes against everything I believe in to encourage you to pursue your dreams and not be honest about what it take for me to pursue mine. So I wrote an entire chapter about exactly how much help I have and how that showed up in different ways in different stages of our life (giving up date nights out when we were newlyweds so we could afford a house cleaner to do a “deep clean “ for us once a month or trading babysitting hours with another mom when I couldn’t afford to pay someone to sit with my oldest as a baby ) I asked for help back then and I ask for it now. I see a therapist when I feel anxious, I talk to a pastor when I need guidance, I call friends when I need to vent. I ask for help! You can take on this big wide world my friends but you CANNOT do it alone. 👊🏻 Tag someone who needs this reminder today. And if YOURE the one who needs this reminder, dang it girl, go read this book or listen to me read it on audio. Tap the link in my bio to buy or get it from your local library for free. #GirlStopApologizing . 📷: @memoriesbymeyers
At The Hollis Co our motto is giving women the tools to change their lives.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started using it years ago back when I was only sharing viral dinner recipes or DIY Pegboard Organizer because I loved the intention that our work would be helpful in the lives of our readers. Then, when we began to host live events and we saw the reaction women were having to our life-changing weekends we realized we could give women tools on a much bigger scale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then we made a bold decision: we would only focus our energy on things that help our audience to change their lives. That could be big and grand like a personal growth conference, everyday encouragement like a podcast or products that we love and admire but we decided we’d no longer commit to any new business that didn’t fit in with our mission.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here’s some #HustlerHomework: what is YOUR mission? What dream are you chasing down? What is that little thing inside of you that won't quiet down?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s no wrong answer, so make sure to share yours in the comments below!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you want to build a community around you to help you chase down your dreams, you’re just the kind of woman that belongs in our life + business coaching programs. PREACH!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio, y'all! 👆🏻
I finished my eggs before she did and I just sat and watched her eat, so happy to be back home with my babies... and then I noticed she was holding her jaw while she ate. I got worried— did she have a toothache? A headache? When I asked she told me no and I finally went back to watching her... which is when I realized why she was eating like that. She was sitting like me. 😭 I made Dave come and take a picture.
Ireland, go raibh maith agat!! Thank you for the stunning countryside and the long walks. Thank you for the horseback ride and the eight course dinners. Thank you for the fresh butter and the soda bread. Thank you for the music and the laughter. Thank you for the unparalleled hospitality. We’re going home with full hearts, full bellies and memories to hold onto for the rest of our lives. Éirinn go Brách! 🇮🇪
Last night in Ireland... if anyone needs us we’ll be singing ourselves hoarse to The Greatest Showman + Les Mis. @thehughjackman isn’t ready for the energy the Hollis’s just brought into this arena! #hughjackmantour2019
On this day, fifteen years ago we finished up the rehearsal dinner and went back to separate rooms at the hotel. I had my childhood best friends piled into that hotel room with me and long after everyone else fell asleep I was still awake worrying about the next day. It was after midnight when I finally snuck down to his room so he could hug me and tell me everything would be alright. “As long as we’re together, everything will be fine,” he told me. “Better than fine.” Tomorrow we’ll celebrate fifteen years since our wedding day and that statement has always been true. We’ve been together— no matter what— and it’s been better than fine.
One of these creatures is a fierce, powerful, bird of prey who can take down obstacles twice her size. The other is a hawk.
I planned this trip (he’s ride or die, so he’s down for whatever ) but I planned it, which means we’ll spend the next week LIVING MY BEST LIFE. What’s my best life? History! I am a nerd about all history but to explore MY history and learn about my ancestors? Im all in! This afternoon we did a 4 mile walkabout lead by a local tour guide where we learned the history of The Burren (the area where we’re staying ) that covered botany, geology and archeology and I was GEEKING OUT. Every 12 minutes our tour guide stopped to perform a poem by Yeats or Longley (no I am not making that up ) and God bless Dave who was as enthusiastic as if he had planned it himself. First full day in Ireland was one for the books!
We landed in Ireland yesterday and when we checked in at our hotel they told us to “mind the village traffic on Saturday” on account of the half marathon. We looked at each other and grinned and immediately canceled our touristy plans to sign up. OK, so as you may have seen in our stories, Irish people DO NOT PLAY on endurance... it was easily the most difficult race we’ve ever done (over the top of TWO mountains and across crazy rocky terrain ) but dang it, we did it. 13.1 miles this morning in Ireland commemorating it with our post run jumping pic (sorry about blocking your face @mrdavehollis 😂 as per usual, my enthusiasm knows no bounds. ) We’re here to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary but we’ve been adventure buddies since the day we met! #RAchelHRuns
Would you look at that... the little girl who grew up on Weedpatch Highway, the one with only a high school diploma to her name, won Best Podcast in the BUSINESS category. The little gal who lives most days in flip flops and yoga pants beat out all the big guys in suits. Friends, don’t EVER let anyone tell you what you can or can’t offer the world. Don’t EVER buy into the idea that your unique perspective isn’t valuable. Don’t EVER think that just because it’s the way it’s always been (the business category in podcasts forever dominated by men ) is the way it must remain. Also, don’t ever underestimate a country mouse determined to RISE. Yeeeee haaaw! #RisePodcast @iheartradio #IHeartPodcastAwards
Are you "too loud"? Is your personality "too big"? Are your dreams "too audacious"? Do they call you extra? A hustler? Do your goals make them uncomfortable? 😏 That makes two of us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The world will tell you to make yourself smaller, I'm going to tell you to live fully into who your creator made you to be. The world will tell you your dreams are impossible, flip your ball cap around to the back and show them what grit looks like! The world will ask you "Who do you think you are?" You remind them: I am my father's daughter, I am my mother's child, there are generations of strength and courage running through my veins, I am WHOEVER I CHOOSE TO BE!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Donde esta mi gente? Where are my entrepreneurs? Where are the mamas with a side hustle? Where are my bodybuilders? Where are my female leaders? Tag someone below who's also reaching for more, who keeps pushing for a better version of themselves even when no one understands it! #GirlStopApologizing #MadeForMore
Are you part of my book club for Girl, Stop Apologizing?? It's totally free and totally fun AND it comes with a 41 page PDF to help you take a deeper dive into my newest book Girl, Stop Apologizing! Here's what you do: tap the link in my bio and then the button that says "sign up for our email list". Drop your email in and you'll immediately get the PDF sent to you so you can live your best workbook-life. 📋 Then join me + @mrdavehollis on live stream every weekday morning at 8AM central as we take a deeper dive into all the parts of the book: the excuses that hold us back, the steps to achieve a goal, how to have confidence, how to ask for help... you name it, we're covering it! It's called #TheGSAClub if you want to see what the community thinks about this club and don't forget, this book is available anywhere books are sold + in audiobook narrated by me + at your local library for $0. 😘#GirlStopApologizing
Shout out to my sweet friend @amyporterfield who flew all the way to Texas to teach our business coaching students about lead generation in this month’s class on Email Marketing. Every month my goal is to add great new tools to your small business tool kit and May was one for the books! I can’t WAIT to hear what y’all do with your email lists now that you know our best tips and tricks! #RachelHollisXBusinessCoaching
You guys, astounding women are doing this. Women who have built hundred-million-dollar companies or are running massive teams with unbelievable revenues. THOSE kinds of women are afraid to admit that they’re good at their jobs or that they love what they do. Interacting with them has made me feel less alone, has made me understand that this is something many other women face down. So I’m telling you my story in the hopes that if you’re like us, you know that there’s a tribe of ladies who feel the same way, even if not everyone has found the courage to say it out loud yet. — An excerpt from Girl, Stop Apologizing. Do you struggle with this too? Check out my new book Girl, Stop Apologizing available anywhere books are sold, on audiobook narrated by me or at your local library to borrow for free. #GirlStopApologizing . 🖋: @memoriesbymeyers
30 minutes of physical activity. Everyday. Everyday. Everyday. We work out not as a punishment for something we ate but as a celebration for the blessing of being alive. You were made for more, it’s time you start acting like it! #MadeForMore
Shout out to everyone who’s hustling for THEIR version of more and also, all about that minivan life! There are seasons in life that for sanities sake (like with a new baby ) where you’ve got to give all your intention to one thing and you should do it with your whole heart. But, if you’re not in one of those seasons? Do YOU queens! Be a mama AND a hustler and do it with pride. Don’t allow anyone to make your feel badly about who you are. Keep your head up while you work at home or on your dreams—we wouldn’t want your crown to slip off! Drop a 👑 you’re going to wear your crown with pride this week! #GirlStopApologizing #MadeForMore