Get Out of Your Own Way
A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment
On Sale: March 10, 2020
Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people. Then he woke up.
About the Book
The idea that you could be more but got in your own way should wake you up in the middle of the night. Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people, then he woke up.
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, Dave will help you:
- Discover the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than the status quo
- Drop negative ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are
- 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”
- Learn the tools that helped him change his life, and may change your life too
Get Out of Your Own Way is a call to arms for anyone who’s interested in a more fulfilled life, who, along the way, may have lost their “why” and now wonders how to unlock their potential or be better for their loved ones.
'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
- On Sale: March 10, 2020
- Pages: 240
- List Price: $24.99
- Trim Size: 145.000mm x 220.000mm x 23.000mm
- Category 1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood
- Category 2 : SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
- Category 3 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships
- Category 4 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
- Category 5 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies