I have been feeling some type of way lately. I feel lost, confused, self-conscious, and filled with so much doubt. I don't know what I want out of life, what I'm working toward, or how to come into my own. Life feels really confusing and overwhelming right now and I need some guidance.

Because of that, I've been nose deep in every self-help, empowering book I could find and this was one of them. "Girl on Fire" is included in Kindle Unlimited and is by an author that I've followed on and off for years. Cara Alwill Leyba wrote "Girl Code" back in the day and the book was everywhere. She became an inspirational, women empowerment icon and has written several other books based on that messaging. 

"Girl on Fire" is her latest, published in 2019 and it is a short, empowering book full of exactly the words you want to hear. I devoured the book within a few days and highlighted so many paragraphs and nuggets of wisdom that I wanted to come back to in the future. 

Publisher's Summary

Who would you be if you stopped following *their* rules? What would you create if you had nothing holding you back?

Now that women entrepreneurs are banding together in sisterhood and realizing the importance of collaboration over competition, it's time to take things to the next level. It's time to rise up, together, and challenge the status quo. It's time to question the way things have been done in the past, to write our own rules, and do life and business OUR way.

The world needs us, as women, to utilize our voices now more than ever. We must step into our power and we must let nothing hold us back.

Business is changing rapidly, and there has never been a better time to choose yourself. Gone are the days of waiting to be chosen by an agent, a record label, a company, or a publisher.

Successful entrepreneurs don't wait for their "big break" —they create it. They don't wait to be featured in a magazine, or picked up by a publisher, or given a chance to speak on a stage. They promote themselves on platforms they create, they self-publish their own books, they launch their own podcasts, they create their own events and build their own stages.

Now is the time to show up for ourselves. We all have the ability to design a life and career beyond our wildest imaginations without permission, selection, or validation. Girl on Fire will show you how to do it.

This book is for every woman who has had a vision that others might not understand. It's for every woman who is sick and tired of playing by the rules. It's for every woman who has known she was meant for more and has waited far too long for someone to give her the permission she thought she needed.

My Thoughts

This is the pep talk I needed. This is what I needed to literally light a fire under my butt. Cara puts everything into perspective, she shares her rough patches, her mindset, and how she pushed herself over every mountain.

"Girl on Fire" isn't a self-help book in the way that it's going to give you direct advice on how to achieve certain goals but it's going to help change your mindset. It's going to give you a confidence boost and help steer you in the right direction. It allowed me to envision the type of woman I want to be, the success I want to welcome into my life.

It sounds very hokey and a little out there but sometimes you just want someone to tell you it's all going to be ok and to assure you that your dreams can come true, you just need to find the right way to get there. I think this is the perfect book to read when you need a pick me up; when you're feeling lost, scared, vulnerable, and not where you thought you were headed.

This book reignited my love of self-help, self-empowerment, and self-love. It made me a fan of Cara Alwill Leyba again and while it didn't 'cure' me of my lost feeling but it definitely helped.  

I will be reading "Girl on Fire" for years to come! 

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