Get Out of Your Own Way
A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment
On Sale: 2020-03-10
Dave Hollis, CEO of the Hollis Co. and husband of #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis, refutes the lies many men believe but don't talk about, topples the phony ideas about what 'real men' do, and points the way for men to finally start living the best versions of their lives.
About the Book
Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people.
Then he woke up.
When Dave Hollis’s wife, Rachel, began writing her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he bristled at her transparency and her willingness to talk about such intimate details of their life. But when a looming career funk, a growing drinking problem, and a challenging trek through therapy battered the Disney executive and father of four, Dave 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, problems in his marriage, and his insecurities about being a dad. Dave helps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed—such as “I Have to Have It All Together,” “Failure Means You’re Weak,” and “If They Doesn’t Need Me, Will They Still Want Me?”—and reveals the tools that helped him change his life.
Offering encouragement, challenge, and a hundred moments to laugh at himself, Dave points the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than status quo, and helps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are.
'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. What started as a collection of stories to illustrate the masculine point of view turned into something that will help both men and women struggling to reach for more.'
'In this life-transforming book, Dave Hollis inspires us to take a good hard look at the lies we tell ourselves and flip them into reasons for real growth. It's a witty, vulnerable, and truly thought-provoking work from a skeptic who became brave enough to change. A must-read in personal development.'
'I love Dave for a million reasons, but one is because I relate to him. I get the impulse to side-eye the whole personal development movement from a comfy perch on my couch like a real Sideline Critic. So his straightforward, funny advice on how to get out of that self-defeating rut hits me right between the eyes. This book is for anyone who wants to figure out how to start showing up for their life.'
'In Get Out of Your Own Way, my friend Dave has identified an important truth: believing certain lies about ourselves keeps us skeptical that we can ever change the trajectory of our lives. Thank goodness in this great book! Dave also shares with us the tools that helped him change his own life so you can change yours too.'
'To improve you have to confront yourself and your ways of thinking. Dave Hollis's book is an important guide for any man--and woman--who wants a better life.'
'Dave Hollis packages his own vulnerability in an impactful but fun way to empower readers. This is a wise, introspective, and purposeful guide to anyone looking to break free of fear, ego, and blame.'
'Get Out of Your Own Way is a testament to one's ability to take control of your own life by freeing yourself from the lies that hold us back. Dave's approach to max out his life will inspire readers to do the same!'
'In his compelling first book, my friend Dave Hollis shares his path to change with candor, humor, and humility in a way that will inspire you to take charge, change your habits, and lay a foundation for living the life you always dreamed of.'
- ISBN: 9781400215423
- ISBN 10: 1400215420
- Imprint: HarperCollins Leadership
- On Sale: 2020-03-10
- Pages: 240
- List Price: $24.99
- Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
- Publication Date: 2020-03-10
- Category 1 : SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
- Category 2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships
- Category 3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
- Category 4 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies