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Rachel Hollis Shares Her Secrets to Becoming Your Best Self
Why the greatest things in life are on the other side of hardship

Author, blogger, podcast host, and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis (@msrachelhollis) joins me this week’s episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles to discuss her secrets to becoming your best self. 

Rachel Hollis is a three-time New York Times bestselling author with over 100 Million podcast downloads. She is known for her authenticity and optimism and uses her platform to empower and embolden fellow dreamers. Her energy and real-talk have made her one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Rachel is also the founder of RISE Conferences, the #1 personal development conference focused entirely on women. Rachel is the author of Girl Wash Your FaceGirl Stop Apologizing, and Didn’t See That Coming.

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We have hard seasons, and things suck a lot sometimes. But if you’re going to have those good moments, acknowledge them because I really do think it’s like getting a little taste of something that you want more of, because otherwise, you’re just spinning your wheels. And none of it matters. None of it hits you.

Rachel Hollis

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In This Episode, Rachel Hollis and I Discuss Her Secrets to Becoming Your Best Self

Rachel Hollis discusses how her last two and a half years have been filled with defining moments. She talks about the impact on a personal level and a professional level. She’s experienced a lot of loss, a lot of grief. And in that process, as brutal as it’s been. She explains how she is entirely different because she realizes that every great thing she has in her life came on the other side of hardship, a difficult season, or a hard lesson to learn.

  • Rachel Hollis and I explore why hard seasons allow us to fully appreciate the good in our lives.
  • Rachel provides her advice on how people can do the work to get over challenges or trauma in their life for the better.
  • We discuss how you decide what is a must in your life and what you must let go of.
  • Why is there power in accepting the waves of grief?
  • How to make choices during the critical life moments that align with where you want your future self to be?
  • The secrets to reinventing yourself in life and business.
  • Why should we live in the gain and not the gap?
  • Why should we focus on the what and not the how?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
191 | Secrets to Becoming Your Best Self | Rachel Hollis | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
191 | Secrets to Becoming Your Best Self | Rachel Hollis | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

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More From My Interview With Rachel Hollis On Becoming Your Best Self

During the Passion Struck podcast interview, Rachel and I discussed why humans come out on the other side when they go through something hard, for better or worse. I asked her for her suggestions for what people can do to work to get over their challenges in a way that’s for the better.

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Rachel Hollis explains, “I can tell you, after 15 years of doing this work, that the thing women are most petrified of is failure. They’re so afraid of getting it wrong. They’re so afraid of doing it wrong. And if you unpack that with them, if you sort of dig deeper and try and understand the psychology there, what you find is that they’re not afraid of failing. They’re afraid of other people seeing them fail. Those are two very different things.

And if you’re afraid of others seeing you fail, you will never do anything. You will never run for political office in your hometown. You’ll never start the business. You’ll never ask that guy out on the date. You’ll never do anything different than exactly the comfort zone that you currently live inside of. So what I found is that it is a readjustment of the way that we look at things. I think that this life (that we are blessed enough to get to live) is supposed to be an experiment. We’re supposed to try stuff and see how it goes. And if that doesn’t work, we try something else. If that doesn’t work, we try something else.

Again, in my own life, my business, my career, and how I’ve shown up as a parent or a partner, it has been just testing stuff out. When we brought our kids home from the hospital, we didn’t know what we were doing, then like the baby would be crying, and you try something and then like, okay, there’s so crying, that’s not the answer. And you’re like, well, we got to figure it out and do something else.

If we could approach our lives from a space of experimentation until we get to the right solution, we wouldn’t be so afraid of getting it wrong. And I think it would really lower a lot of the stress, it would lower a lot of the pressure, I think we’d see more freedom and creativity, I think we’d see more people try stuff and be weird and experiment. And I think art would explode and business and science and all of it. Because we wouldn’t be living in failure of getting it wrong.”

Thanks, Rachel Hollis!

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About Today’s Guest Rachel Hollis

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Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, top podcaster, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Hollis connects with a highly engaged and growing global audience who treasures her transparency and optimism.

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