“When Girl, Wash Your Face came out, so many people said the same thing: ‘I wish my husband/son/boyfriend had a book like this!’ And now it’s here. Dave’s first book is vulnerable, authentic, and earnest, written from the perspective of a friend on the journey with you.”—Rachel Hollis
When a looming career funk, a growing drinking problem, and a challenging trek through therapy battered Dave Hollis, a Disney executive and father of four, he began to realize he was letting untruths about himself dictate his life. As he sank to the bottom of his valley, he had to make a choice. Would he push himself out of his comfort zone to become the best man he was capable of being, or would he play it safe and settle for mediocrity?
In Get Out of Your Own Way, Dave tackles topics he once found it difficult to be honest about, things like his struggles with alcohol and his insecurities about being a dad.
Offering encouragement, challenges, and a hundred moments to laugh, in Get Out of Your Own Way, Dave:
Points the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than the status quoHelps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really areHelps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed—such as “I Have to Have It All Together” and “Failure Means You’re Weak”
Reveals the tools that helped him change his life … and may change your life too
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Much of what you believe about yourself might be based on lies. That’s the harsh but ultimately freeing realization that Dave Hollis had while climbing out of a depression a few years ago. Inspired by the openness of his wife—the best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face—Hollis engaged in deep self-examination, unearthing 19 common false beliefs that quietly sabotage emotional health, especially in men. In a refreshingly candid style, Hollis describes his experience with each of these false notions, like the belief that your role in a relationship is constant and fixed, which stops you from being able to accommodate both partners’ growth. Or the idea that everyone around you is critically focused on what you’re doing, when most folks are preoccupied with their own stuff. Hollis wraps up each fallacy with a bulleted list of ways he changed his thoughts and actions to banish these beliefs. This orderly, reasonable approach to a vulnerable topic makes Hollis’ insights easy to absorb for people not accustomed to self-examination. Hollis doesn’t present himself as a life coach or any other kind of expert—and it’s his guy-at-the-end-of-the-bar approachability that makes his book work. If he can get out of his own way, then we can too.
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Get out of your own way
I have never been a big believer in reading self help books. My wife bought this for me recently and I couldn’t put it down! It was an eye opening experience and helped me realize that we some times need help in our lives without knowing it. I would suggest this book to everyone and why not learn how to improve your life with the love of your life! Great job Dave Hollis you have opened my eyes to a whole new world and thank you!