Girl Stop Apologizing
Rachel Hollis

by

Karim Chandra

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Part 1-1

Old age habits are determined by what people do as children. During their youth, people develop different ways in which they respond to societal ex...

Part 1-2

In this chapter, the author speaks to women who live believing that they cannot have goals — an idea that Hollis disagrees with wholeheartedly. S...

Part 1-3

Hollis starts by first acknowledging that time is a rare resource and nearly everyone in the world feels time-pressed. However, she argues that eve...

Part 1-4

Hollis starts this chapter by narrating how she sometimes have thoughts of herself not being “good enough” to defeat her challenges — just as...

Part 1-5

In this chapter, the author provides different situations in which a person can forfeit their happiness for the sake of others. For example, women ...

Part 1-6

Hollis explains how women are always terrified of failing in the presence of other people because of the shame that comes with it. She gives an acc...

Part 1-7

According to Hollis, women tend to avoid exploring ideas that have been explored before. However, she argues that having any idea, in the first pla...

Part 1-8

This chapter beings with Hollis declaring that she had just started boxing practice without caring much about what others think, simply because it ...

Part 1-9

In this chapter, Hollis narrates her life as a child and how their family had serious financial problems. These challenges are what helped shape he...

Part 2-1

In this chapter, Hollis emphasizes the need for women to be free in making their own choices and decisions. The author accounts how she was brought...

Part 2-2

Next on Hollis’ shortlist is the need for individuals to focus on one goal at a time. The author makes a claim that women have a tendency to want...

Part 2-3

The author starts by expressing disgust at the stereotypes being held against ambitious women, and emphasizes this point by accounting how she had ...

Part 2-4

In this chapter, Hollis urges women to embrace the idea of asking for help, arguing that a willingness to do so is an important behavior that all s...

Part 2-5

Hollis dedicates this chapter to the importance of having a strong foundation for success. She sets out by using an analogy to describe what happen...

Part 2-6

In this chapter, Hollis is urging women not to let other people distract them from their goals. She acknowledges that there are a lot of challenges...

Part 2-7

Hollis encourages women to be ready to say ‘no’ to things they dislike or are against their beliefs and pursuits. She starts by revealing that ...

Part 3-1

Hollis starts by giving an account of how she and her husband got lost the first time they traveled to Amsterdam after they were flown to a country...

Part 3-2

Hollis defines confidence as the belief that “you can count on yourself — that you trust your gut in the place you find yourself in”; it make...

Part 3-3

In this chapter, Hollis sets out to talk about the importance of being persistent by giving a list of her own achievements that called for immense ...

Part 3-4

Hollis explains the importance of being effective in everything one sets out to do. Through examples, she describes how people tend to waste time d...

Part 3-5

In discussing the benefits of having a positive mindset, Hollis narrates on the horrors she underwent just prior to the birth of her first born, Ja...

Part 3-6

The author explains the importance of having leadership skills, but keenly notes how they tend to be suppressed in women. Hollis encourages women t...

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