Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals 1

What’s in it for me? Learn the skills and behaviors that can turn you into a dynamic achiever.

One of the symptoms of growing up in a patriarchal society is that women feel the need to get approval from their male authority figures. And because most women feel a distinct need to fit in and have similar values to their peers, they feel unsure about stepping out of line and doing things differently.
For many women, this upbringing and peer pressure results in the need to apologize or ask for approval if they have desires that don’t align with the traditional female roles of wife and mom. For many, being a good mom means that you have to devote yourself fully to your kids and give up ideas of a full-time career. But as author Rachel Hollis succinctly puts it, it’s time for women to stop apologizing and start embracing their unique desires in life.
Whether your dream is to start your own business, create an app, run a marathon or write a book, these blinks provide some empowering advice on how to break free from concerns about what others are thinking, and focus your attention on the goals that really matter.
In these blinks you’ll find
• how five hours a week can put you on the right path;
• how the 10-10-1 exercise can keep you focused and motivated; and
• why you should always be specific regarding your goals.