If you can hear me right now or even read this post, YOU are doing better than other people. Every single one of you has something to be grateful for when it comes to your body because, guess what y'all... YOU ARE STILL HERE. . . Drop a 💛 if this resonates with you.
Meanwhile... back at home 😭
The time is NOW you guys!!! It's time to take massive action. Don't wait for the new year, don't wait for next month... GO ALL IN TODAY. 🙌🏽 . . Drop a ❤️ if today’s your day!
STOP PROCRASTINATING!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You want a life that's different than everyone else has? Well then, you're going to have to WORK in a way that other people aren't willing to work! In 2019 I am working HARDER than I have in my entire life and y'all I have a staff of 44 people!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People don't procrastinate because they're not capable, they procrastinate because they know how hard it's going to be and what that level of success is going to take. They tell themselves that they need more research, more time, more help, more rest before they can make a go at it. Be honest... You're not resting. You're HIDING from your potential!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you need some tough love to move you out of the comfort zone of procrastination?? 🎙Tune into episode 107 of my #RISEpodcast.
My good friend, @trentshelton asked me how I deal with my haters and here's the thing y'all... Haters or people who are going to write mean comments exists for ALL of us. You have to remind yourself to have compassion because, people who are hurting try and hurt others. And I can't say this enough... Other people's opinions of you, are none 👏🏻 of 👏🏻 your 👏🏻 business! . . Tag someone who needs to see this!
Did you ever cut your hair and then feel like your new haircut needed a new shirt to show it off or is that just me?? #notanad #ispentmyownmoney #ontherhode
Hey middle schooler! Hey high schooler— this one is JUST for you! I made a YouTube video with all the things you need to know before you go BACK TO SCHOOL! 📝 To all my friends who are about to start high school, middle school, or heck- even elementary school.. I want you guys to start thinking about what you’re PASSIONATE about! For years I didn’t have people in my life telling me about these things and I hope that these tips serve as a reminder as to how you choose to show up this year. ✨ . . Head to the link my bio to watch the whole video and if you’re a mama or teacher or you know/love a teen girl, tag her below! ❤️
Yes, I know that it is WAY too hot wherever you are to be showing you all of this flannel and cuteness and boots, BUT I have a good reason! I'm bringing my flannel peplum top onto @QVC this evening and dang it girl, this is my FAVORITE thing in the collection! It's like your best flannel top (in three really cute colors! ) but with a peplum and some fringe to make it feminine AND to cover up the food baby you created after you ate ALL the things at the tailgate party! Even if you're not in the mood for flannel goodness it's worth a tune in just to see if I pee my pants or throw up on TV or fall-- falling seems like a REAL possibility since I've never brought my clothes to QVC live before and it feels vaguely terrifying. Details are below 👇🏻Tell your mama, holler at your sister, this is the viewing event of the season! . PS - How cute is Noah in her boots?! Tune In: PM Style on QVC at 7PM EST
GUYS, this is NOT A DRILL! I'm going to be on @QVC tomorrow!! EEK! I have never been on air with the collection before and I have no idea how fancy, legit hosts talk about fabric or embellishments or whatever-- I'm just going to be my awkward nerdy self and tell you all of the reasons this "Falconer Sweatshirt" (which yes, I named after my favorite historical romance heroines who were always raising birds of prey and catching them on their gauntleted wrists which is what these cool fuzzy cuffs looked like when I first saw them! ) is going to be the perfect, cozy piece to add to your fall wardrobe. I'm also showing off some other favorites from the collection-- did someone say flannel peplum?! All of that to say, the shows I'll be on are below (sorry I don't know exact times ) but if you've got the time I'd so appreciate you tuning in and sending ALL the good vibes so that I don't say anything too embarrassing or accidentally pee my pants while on live TV. 🤞🏻 . Monday, Aug 19th Kerstin's Closet - Sometime between 10AM - 1PM EST Jayne & Pat's Closet - Sometime between 2PM - 3PM EST PM Style - Sometime between 7PM - 10PM EST
Am I the only one who’s worried about this?? What if the whole movie is just a grand adventure with the reindeer and the snowman and Elsa has to stay the third wheel in the Anna/Kristoff tricycle forever? What THEN guys??!
The key to lasting, healthy change isn't about demonizing what's wrong with you-- it's about loving yourself enough to desire a better life. Drop a ❤️if that resonates with you.
When you ask them to smile and they both look like serial killers 😂
First of all... can we give my girl @officiallyquigley some love for being so authentic!! I know she is not the only one who has struggled with this. Listen up y'all... It is not your job to answer to everyone. Give yourself some grace in how HARD you are currently working. The world needs you to take care of yourself so that you can continue to show up with a joyful spirit and a happy heart!
Chop chop ✂️
My big sister just sent me this screenshot from her Facebook memories. 11 years ago on this day, I was geeking out because my blog was getting a SINGLE like. I freaking LOVE the reminder of how far we've come and also, HOW LONG IT TOOK.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 11 years from there to here. 11 years of trying and failing. 11 years of pushing myself. 11 years of working harder than anyone could understand to chase down a vision no one else saw. So many years where nobody got it. So many times when no one showed up to the book signing or my conference breakout session. So many days when a post on social got 3 likes (and they were all family ).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big dreams take BIG time and MASSIVE effort. You know the goal you want to achieve? Ask yourself if you're willing to give up 3 years or 11 years or 20 if that's what it takes. If the time commitment scares you then consider this... THE TIME WILL PASS ANYWAY. Better to spend your life in pursuit of something you believe in then get to the end of your days filled with the regret of what could have been.
Do you have dreams that fire you up and get you excited?! I can promise you that you will not be able to chase those dreams the way that you want if you don’t TAKE 👏🏻 CARE 👏🏻 OF 👏🏻YOURSELF. You are in control of what happens next... Drop a ❤️ if you are going to commit to taking care of yourself.
I had to get up at 4:30 to make it here in time to do 6 miles before rushing back to get ready for my keynote today but I haven’t been able to do this run since we moved. I only miss two things about LA... I miss seeing my friends in real life over long drawn out happy hours and I miss this run. 6 years ago I took up running as a way to manage my anxiety. I built myself one mile at a time... not rebuilt, but BUILT. I didn’t even know who I was before I came here. I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to endure. Running gave me all of those things and so much more. I have logged hundreds of of miles around this three mile loop and it’s one of the most sacred pieces of earth I know. When I was a little girl growing up in a small Pentecostal church out in the country we used to sing this old hymn “We are standing on holy ground... and I know that there are angels all around... let us praise Jesus now... for we are standing in his presence on holy ground.” I always think of that song when I come here. I’m so blessed to have found my thing in running. I’m so grateful for a thing that’s exercise and therapy and church all rolled into one. I’m so grateful that my thing never requires a membership— only the will and a pair of sneakers. My wish for all of you is that you find YOUR thing and if you haven’t discovered it yet— do everything in your power to find what it is. #rachelhruns
🤣OK, so apparently I get real fired up about this and say it a lot but seriously... Stop overthinking it! Stop talking yourself out of it or debating... just EAT THE STUPID SALAD! DRINK THE WATER AND GET SOME SLEEP.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, queso and sweet tea and staying up all night watching Friends would be way more fun, but you've got to love yourself enough to take care of yourself!
Raise your hand if you're a recovering people pleaser? 🙋🏼♀️For years I chased other people's opinions and approval until I made THIS shift in my thinking. If I love MYSELF completely, if I love others UNCONDITIONALLY then I will never need to seek out love and approval in unhealthy ways again.
Before you can teach THEM you must reach for more in your OWN life. After all, if you don’t see it, how do you know you can be it? If women in your community or your network marketing group or your Zumba class don’t ever see an example of a confident woman, how will they find the courage to be confident? If our daughters don’t see a daily practice of us feeling not only comfortable but truly fulfilled by the choice to be utterly ourselves, how will they learn that behavior? #GirlStopApologizing
Back to school “fancy dinner” whereby we take them to a restaurant with actual tablecloths and talk about our goals and intentions for the school year. Other topics of convo included what animal you would make if you could mashup any two creatures. Another highlight? Using the complimentary mouthwash in the men’s restroom. 😂
Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome? You are NOT alone. So many people --even the most successful-- are carrying around this fear even as they push themselves into something new and big. My girl @RobinNYC asked me what I do to cope with it and here's my advice. Listen up.
We can’t keep doing this to ourselves ladies! We can’t keep drowning in the same waters that have been holding us back since we were 13. It’s time for some self awareness and an honest conversation about what you need to face and unpack so that it stops ruling your life. Tag the women in your life who need this message. Share this in your insta stories— we NEED to talk about this!
The Hollis Fam is rolling into this last week before school starts like...
I see the most progress and traction in my life when I get laser-focused on ONE thing. I tried to get healthy forever (usually around the first of the year ) and always while attempting six other things. I would start out strong but then I'd lose momentum and end up quitting everything while feeling intense disappointment in myself for failing again. Rinse, repeat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I began to make lasting change when I zeroed in on one area of development (my health ) and then got extremely specific on where to begin. For me, it started with giving up soda. I didn't go on a diet, I didn't try to incorporate workouts-- I began with one tiny, but powerful change. No more soda. No cheating. It was the first time I'd ever stuck with a nutrition promise in my life and I was so proud of myself for doing it that it became a foundation for my health journey. Over the next several years I added proper hydration, then nutrition that blessed my body, then workouts that blessed my mind and gave me more energy and strength. Once I mastered my health journey it was no longer a goal but a habit and I could change my goal to business. One thing at time. One piece at a time. I built the life I have today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're struggling because you feel like it's taking too long or you're not seeing any traction, ask yourself what it might look like to put all your energy and effort into ONE area of your life. You've only got so much time to give to something new so rather than spreading it out over several projects, get intensely focused on one major move and just watch how fast you see real growth! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖋: @memoriesbymeyers
Stripes and curls and ruffles and hats and La Croix and swim diapers. Noah and I are HERE for a Sunday swim!
Sunday is a GREAT time to check in with yourself and ask “How do I want to show up this week??” Do these THREE things to set your intentions and set yourself up for a week of success. 👊🏻
Just 1 more day until the #RachelHollisxQVC Fall Collection is out and in the world! 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tell me, what is your FAVORITE part about Fall?! 🍂
Brought this boy along on my business trip today and I am NOT going to acknowledge the fact that he’s my height! Do any of you have kids that have outgrown you?? 😭
Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world. 👊🏻 PS - The fall collection has all new sayings on our perfect tee! #RachelHollisXQVC
This week's #RISETogetherPodcast is a little different from what y'all are used to hearing but I promise you're in for a TREAT! We're talking with some of the mega-talented staff at @theholliscompany about love, marriage, and singlehood in the 20-teens (yup- that's what we're calling it! ). You might recognize who they are from social media or RISE conferences! Our topics are covering everything from dating apps to how to help your partner be better in your relationship! Get your hearts ready!!! ❤️
This little book baby has sold over 3.5 Million Copies you guys! 😭It's absolutely beyond comprehension that so many people resonated with my stories about back fat and shaving my toes and struggling with being a wife and a mama and an entrepreneur but I'm so grateful that you like it and it's helping. Have you read it yet?? If you haven't, grab it at your local library for freebies or wherever books are sold OR use your Audible credit to grab it on audio narrated by me. #GirlWashYourFace
Last One / Best One. Most of my workouts are drowned out by whatever music is in my ears (tap the “playlist” circle in my bio if you want to get my @spotify faves ) but sometimes when I’m tired or unmotivated I have to coach myself through the entire session. In those instances I draw upon EVERY motivational saying I’ve ever heard. Lately my go to is “last one, best one” as in, make every choice, every rep, every effort BETTER than the one before. In the past I would get progressively weaker and less focused as the workout went on, but if you’ve got to make THIS moment better than the last it forces you to stay present and put in the effort. Excellence is a decision and it’s not a decision you make once— it’s something you have to choose everyday. So whatever you’re doing today, do it with your whole heart and all of your effort. Last one, best one. Let’s go!! 👏🏻👏🏻 #MadeForMore
If you haven't made it to a RISE weekend yet, this week's #RisePodcast is a special treat for you! Join me, @mallyroncal (Founder of Mally Beauty ), @luzmadoria (author and executive producer ) and @lisabilyeu (co-founder of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory ) as we share the honest truth on how we each built our empires. Struggle with Motherhood? Mentorship? Money? Well- I promise you sis, this is the podcast episode for YOU! Head to the link in my bio to listen! 🎙 . . Let me know what empire you are building in the comments! 👇🏻
Who was there for #RachelHollisxBusinessCoaching in July?!🙌🏻 I covered one of my FAVORITE topics of all time, SOCIAL MEDIA!! If you know me by now, you must know that social is how I grew my business to where it is today! In the month of August, #RachelHollisxBusinessCoaching will be covering: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Productivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop a ❤️ if you need ALL the ideas for how to be more productive on your business or your side hustle.
The question isn't "what will it take?" the question REALLY is "how hard am I willing to fight to have the life I want?" How hard are you willing to fight for your marriage? How hard are you willing to work to get out of debt? How much effort will you put in to growing the business you know you can build?? How badly do you want it? What is the life of your dreams TRULY worth to you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every day I wake up and fight for more. More as a mama, more as a leader, more knowledge, more faith, more joy, more peace-- I am actively building my ideal life every single day. Remember, nothing worth having is accomplished easily. You want it? Go CREATE it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks @memoriesbymeyers for the gorgeous quote card
You were a dreamboat the first time I saw you @MrDaveHollis -- you've only improved with time. 😍#ManCrushMonday
How I “Read” Non-Fiction Books: Years ago I began this practice of approaching non-fiction books as a class to study rather than a passive way to spend some time. I’m not sure if this will be helpful to anyone else but I thought I’d share how I take notes as I read so that I can actually apply the knowledge... because remember, knowledge isn’t power— APPLIED knowledge is power. . 1️⃣ I don’t take notes for every non-fiction book because frankly, not all of them lend themselves to it. You know how it is... some of them get to the point in the first 25 pages and then repeat themselves for the rest. Those aren’t books to study. BUT, every once in a while I start reading something and on page 3 I’m like “Oh shoot, I need my notebook!” This particular book is called Excellence Wins by @thehorstschulze and it’s SPECTACULAR! I took 9 pages of notes!! . 2️⃣ Make up symbols to represent the appropriate action to take. I start a sentence with “?” If it’s a question I want to answer, like (what are the surveys like post RISE ) If it’s just a quote I love it will start with “” if it’s an action item I want to take immediately I start the line with a ◽️so I can check it off later. I also draw concepts (like that leaking cup ) as a way to make something really stick in my brain. . 3️⃣ Any book that’s worth notes gets set in a special place on my bookshelf and I reread them AT LEAST once a year. Some faves in the stack? 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Hug Your Customers, High Performance Habits, Relentless, The Ultimate Sales Machine, Entreleadership and Big Magic just to name a few. . 4️⃣ I don’t read these kind of books while lounging in bed, I read them during my morning routine while sitting at a desk or on a plane when I’m awake and have total focus and no interruptions. I don’t ever feel like i get good work done or focus well when I’m in bed or lounging on the sofa so I have to be very intentional about my learning time. . I ❤️ self education since everything I know about business I learned in books, podcasts, YouTube and conferences. The answers are out there and they’re TOTALLY free. All they’ll cost you is time and effort. It’s time to MAKE THE EFFORT.
I bought these shoes years ago in the middle of our long adoption process. I bought these shoes two years before she was born. I bought these shoes when I had no idea how our #adoptionjourney would turn out. I saw these high top converse with their cool, funky print and I thought “Those look like shoes my daughter would wear.” For a long time they sat on a shelf alone in an empty room waiting for the baby girl who would wear them. So many times I felt discouraged — 4+ years and multiple failed adoptions is awful— but then I’d see those shoes sitting on the shelf and I’d calm myself down and find my patience again. Today I saw these shoes sitting on her shelf and I realized they would finally fit. Sometimes faith looks big and impressive and sometimes faith looks like pink sneakers in a toddler size 8. #AdoptionIsLove #LoveMakesAFamily
Stop saying “someday I’ll start that business” or “someday I’ll write that book” or “someday I’ll start taking care of myself” We tell ourselves that when we have more money, more time, more help, more resources THEN we’ll finally be the person we’ve always dreamed of becoming. Stop waiting for someday. Start TODAY. Be that person TODAY! Tomorrow is NOT guaranteed. And even if you knew for sure you had all the time in the world I promise you that more time isn’t going to make you into someone new. Time won’t make you into the person you know you are, but a decision will. The decision that THIS is the day we stop talking about it and start being about it! Get up. Stop overthinking. Make a move. Then tomorrow, make another move. Rinse. Repeat. 6 months from now you could be light years ahead of where you are now but you have to take advantage of TODAY. Drop a 👊🏻 if you feel me! Does this fire you up?? Share it in your stories so your crew can get fired up too!!
Aristotle has this quote that I repeat to myself often: “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, BE nothing”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A good reminder that you CAN avoid getting picked on, attacked and disparaged... the only thing you’ll need to give up is your mission, your calling, your dreams and your freedom to live authentically.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You want to do something different than what they’re used to? You’ll be criticized. You want to be successful? You’ll be criticized. You want to start a company? Build an app? Write a book? You’ll be criticized. The question is not “will there be opposition” the question is, can you stay grounded in positivity despite the opposition?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I choose to remain joyful regardless of what gets hurled at me— not because I’m naive but because I am too strong to let someone that I don’t know and therefore don't respect affect the way I view myself and my work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will get it wrong along the way. I will mess up. I will fail. But I'd rather make bumbling attempts at putting goodness into the world than create nothing at all because I'm afraid of imperfection.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @rootandrosedesign for the quote card!!
Today on our couple's podcast we're talking about CONFRONTATION. We're getting into how our totally different style of fighting got us into a bad place early in our relationship and how understanding the other person's style changed EVERYTHING. Tap the link in my bio to listen to today's episode on iTunes or grab it anywhere you get your pods. #RiseTogetherPodcast
Like many other women, I’m still in the process of overcoming a lifetime of people-pleasing. I constantly strive to move through every part of my life unconcerned with the opinions of others, but truthfully, I don’t always achieve it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, even me, the professional advice-giver, even I sometimes get trapped inside the crippling weight of other people’s expectations and have to talk myself down from the ledge. But you better believe there are areas where I have mastered it. There are whole segments of my life where I’ve worked hard to keep my eyes on my own values and not worry what other people might think of them. The biggest example of this?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big, audacious dreaming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Massive, obnoxious goal setting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being a proud working mother instead of buying into the special brand of oppression found inside mommy guilt.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Daring to believe that I can change the world by helping people like you feel brave and proud and strong.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I may occasionally get tied up in the trappings of some stranger being mean on the internet about my hair or my clothes or my writing style—but I no longer spend a single second of my life worrying about what others think of me for having dreams for myself! #girlstopapologizing