To Go Through Life Or To Grow Through Life. What Would Shakespeare Do?

Growing Plants“To be or not to be, that is the question.” No offense to Shakespeare, but I think he got it all wrong.

The real question is, are you going to just go through life or are you going to grow through life? After all, you only get one go-around. And while walking along the surface of life is nice, going deeper is where the real magic happens.

Kind of like it does here at Be yourself and the rest will follow®, the everything-you-need-to-be-you-and-then-some blog.

Don’t worry. I won’t ask you to say that 20 times fast in a row. 🙂

But I will invite you to join the Be Yourself community (i.e., read my blog!). Rest assured, you won’t find any couches here where you’ll have to pour your heart out while I ask you how you feel.

No, what you’ll find here is easily digestible, practical wisdom that gets you thinking, going deeper and approaching your life and your interaction with the world around you in new and more proactive ways…authentically and empowered…as you.

And not just as you, but as your best you.

Because trust me, life goes better when you’re you. And, while it sounds kinda corny, the world is a better place when you’re your best you. (Really, your best you doesn’t cut me off in traffic!)

So, what can you expect to find here?

  • Musings delivered by moi on being the best possible, most proactive “you” you can be. (And while I’m horrible at physics, I’m great at writing super creative blog posts that won’t put you to sleep!)
  • Guest bloggers who’ll share their unique wisdom and advice with you – because I don’t know everything.
  • Interviews with super interesting people. (Speaking of super interesting people, know someone who’d make a great interview on the topic at hand? Email me!)

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Until next time…be yourself and the rest will follow.® In fact, before then, I have a question for you that I’d love to hear your comments on below.

What’s the one thing you love most about yourself? Brag away!




  1. Molly Naugher says:

    I think generosity is my best (and sometimes worst) attribute. When my second child was born I didn’t have the onslaught of visitors and food that I had experienced with my first. I was sad at first (and maybe a little hormonal!) and then angry as I recalled all the lasagnas I’d baked and delivered after surgeries, births, and loss. But then I decided that I’d rather be the one that gives than the one who takes.

    Great blog, I look forward to more!

    • Rachel Franco says:

      That’s a wonderful attribute, Molly. My parents always told my brother and me growing up – “Winners are givers and losers are takers”. And your giving clearly makes you a winner! 🙂 I know firsthand that it can be hard when you feel like your giving isn’t reciprocated (and I know that hormones don’t make it any easier!), but I think part of the answer lies in what you said…in making the decision that, regardless of what someone else does, you are going to continue doing what’s true and feels right for you – giving.

      Thanks so much for the comment!

      ~ Rachel