January Book of the Month- Didn’t See That Coming

Title: Didn’t See That Coming
Author: Rachel Hollis
Genre: Women & Business, Motivation, Self Improvement, Motivational Management & Leadership

Book Jacket Summary:
You don’t need a catastrophic event to appreciate the good things in your life– but my gut says that if you picked up this book, there is a good chance you’ve gone through (or are going through) one. What I want you to hear me say right here up front is, I get it. I’d like to look you in the eyes and tell you that you’re strong enough to survive this– even on the days that feels impossible. You are strong enough an it is possible to come out on the other side as a better version of yourself. Yes, I said better.

This is hard. It hurts. And the worst part? You didn’t see it coming. But Rachel Hollis sees you. She has carried the weight of hard things many times. Those hard times don’t define her and they don’t define you., but you have to make a choice. You can learn and grow, or stay stuck in place, where your identity becomes rooted in what has hurt you.

In Didn’t See That Coming, with her signature humor, heartfelt honesty, and true-life stories, Rachel Hollis shares how to embrace the difficult periods in life for what they are— a way to teach us, to let us reframe our future and build new identities. Guiding through the most essential ideas of life; finding perspective, gratitude, and joy in every day— even when it sometimes feels like our world is falling apart– and creating habits in the good times that will anchor you in the bad, Rachel opens up about when she’s walked through the fire and transformed herself. You can too.

Inspirational and aspirational, Didn’t See That Coming is a small book about big feelings, and delivers hope that darkness and light can coexist.


Why I Chose This Book:
I chose this book because I didn’t see 2020 coming… I didn’t expect to see every area of my life/future change without my control. I also love “self help” books because they help me refocus and stay on track with my goals.

My Review:
I am not a “Rachel Hollis follower” by any means… I know she has quite the following and very hot/cold reactions to her work… but I think she’s got a good message throughout the book and appreciate the candidness and relatability. This book read really easy and there were examples and lessons with actionable ideas and strategies to carry out your plans. Its always nice to have a refresher and feel like you have extra tools to utilize moving forward.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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