Rachel Hollis opens up about her new book, ‘Didn’t See That Coming’

The self-help guru is helping people deal with life’s curveballs in her new book, which she was editing during her divorce.
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Transcript for Rachel Hollis opens up about her new book, ‘Didn’t See That Coming’
She's a big friend of the show. She's already a two-time "New York Times" best-selling author, and mom-fluencer. Rachel Hollis is about to release her new book, "didn't see that coming: Putting life back together when your world falls apart." She joins us now. Rachel, good morning to you. Thank you so much for joining us. Oh my gosh. Thank you guys so much for having me. In your book, this is about helping people deal with curveballs that are thrown throughout your life, and you started writing this book in the middle of the pandemic, and then while you were editing the book, you announced that you were getting divorced. Your followers, they wanted to thank you. They said, thank you for being real in sharing your journey. Why did you decide to be so open about everything you were going through? You know, so much of my work is about speaking authentically about telling my truth, about telling my story, and to write a book trying to guide you through hard times and not be honest about the hard time I was in felt very inauthentic. So it was important to me to speak that truth even if writing it was brutal. I know we have one of the messages that one of your followers sent. They said, sending you the strength and love to conquer everything all over again. I follow you on Instagram. I know their support means so much to you. Absolutely. I think any time that we navigate a really difficult season in our life, and I think we're doing that as a global community, the real life community that you have is so essential in getting through it. So it has meant the absolute world to me. And a lot of people are struggling right now. They're trying to keep up with how life was before the pandemic. So what's important for them to keep in mind? So here's the thing that we have to remember. The headline in all of this has been, you know, in an uncertain future, in an unknown future. Your future has always been unknown. Your future has always been uncertain. The only difference now is that you're aware of it. So there's some freedom in understanding that you have never been in control of what life throws at you, but you are certainly in control of yourself and your response to it. It is hard -- Love that. It is great because a lot of people get discouraged not knowing what the future holds, especially with what we're living in right now and the times that we're in. You have some tips about how not to get discouraged in all this. Right. I think that it comes back to perspective. So focusing on what you have, focusing on your blessings. I really feel like human beings having this incredible ability to hold both joy and pain simultaneously, like, this is one of the hardest seasons of my life as I navigate through a divorce with four children and wanting to be a strong mama and wanting to be a strong leader, and in th midst of that, there are days where I'm bawling my eyeballs out, and then there are days where I'm going to hold onto levity and I'm going to laugh with my 3-year-old and I'm going to reach for joy, and we are in control of our perspective every single day no matter how hard it is. We just put up some pictures of the kids. They're beautiful kids by the way. Thank you. I'm a father of four. What lessons can we teach our kids during this pandemic? I feel like the most important thing to focus on right now is this is an incredible lesson in resilience for our children. I saw a study that said because of social media, children today are so much less likely to try something that they know they will fail at. They only see sort of the polished version, and so they won't try anything that they're scared of, and man, as a society -- as a business owner, we are all seeing opportunities to teach our kids about what it looks like to stand back up and go again. When it's hard and I'm having a hard day, I stand up and go again because the kids are counting on me. When the business -- I own a business that's about live events. That is a really bad business to be in in 2020, and as a leader, I got to stand back up and go again. So talk to your kids about what that looks like. They are not just listening to your words. They are watching what you do. So show them what it looks like to show up. Rachel, thank you so much for being such a strong voice, and we want you to know we are thinking of you and your whole family right now through everything. Thank you guys. I appreciate that. "Didn't see that coming" is out Tuesday. Check out "Gma" book club on Instagram for a chance to get a free copy at our website. For Rachel's six tips for when life falls apart.

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