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.
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About the Author
Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, a company that exists to help people build better lives. He is husband to Rachel and father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah. Together with his wife, Dave hosts the podcast Rise Together, the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Dave was previously president of distribution for the Walt Disney Studios until he left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the Hollis Company. Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has been an advisor or board member of technology incubator Fandango Labs, philanthropy start-up Givsum, film charity Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation, Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, and foster care champion National Angels. Dave and his family live in Austin, Texas, where he drives a 1969 Ford Bronco named Incredible Hulk and has a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.
Get Out of Your Own Way gives you the other side of the coin to Girl Wash Your Face & Girl Stop Apologizing. Dave had a very successful career but was unfulfilled and in a rut. He gives the reader a glimpse into what he did to work through all the lies and insecurities to become a better husband, dad & person. Dave uses his own experiences, both good & bad, to encourage the reader to make changes to improve their own lives. I felt connected with Dave because I use to have a similar mindset regarding self improvement. Dave has helped me change that mindset and begin to life a more fulfilled life. I would recommend this book for both men & women.
Just finished reading this book last night and had to hop on and share how great it is! Many of you are familiar with Dave Hollis's wife Rachel Hollis and her awesome books, (Girl Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing) but now Dave has dropped some major wisdom in his own book titled "Get Out of Your Own Way". Dave debunks common self-limiting beliefs and the ways that he personally overcame them as well as helped me to see areas that I am also holding myself back. I could relate to a lot of Dave's experiences, but also found myself learning from how he overcame them, and how he took on the realm of self help in his own way. The books is on pre-order and absolutely worth it. I think my kids and husband would also from a lot of his wisdom as well. The book its easy to read, but full of strategies and plans to break through to a stronger, more confident version of yourself. So preorder your own copy so you too can learn how to GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY. #HarperCollinsAmbassador (I did receive an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest opinion)
Dave Hollis is the husband of Rachel Hollis, author and entrepreneur. He is also a businessman in his own right, having worked for Disney and several other major companies throughout the years. In his first book, "Get Out of Your Own Way," Hollis takes similar principles that his wife Rachel shared in her wildly popular book "Girl, Wash Your Face" and applying them to the male perspective. Hollis breaks down misconceptions that have led him to avoid pursuing his goals, neglecting his health and other common missteps. Every chapter has a theme, much like "Girl, Wash Your Face." I actually gleaned some good insights from this book and plan on sharing it with my husband and some friends who could use its message. Bear in mind that this book is considered self-improvement, so if you're not ready for implementing change, it's probably not for you. However, if you need a book that will spur you on to change and encourage you at the same time, "Get Out Of Your Own Way" could be a helpful read. Hollis is engaging and blunt at times, but seems to really want the best for those around him, which is an admirable trait. While I am not necessarily the target market for this book, it was a great read and worth the time to dive into. I did highlight a lot of the book and have shared some quotes that were particularly meaningful to me. This is a secular book, so expect a few curse words, but if you can overlook that, the book is well worth the read. Hollis is down to earth and affable with encouragement to spare. I was an early reader, thanks to Thomas Nelson Inc. Publishers and #NetGalley. I loved it so much I purchased a copy for my husband as a gift. Don't miss it!
Dave Hollis brings the fire! He is laying it all out there. Dave explains his trudge through the lies he was believing and what helped him get over them. If you're constantly being tripped up by something, but aren't sure what's holding you back, maybe you're in your OWN WAY! Start by examining the lies you're believing about your own life and setting yourself free of those. Only then can you properly determine a course of action to get out of your own way and reach your goals! *I received an ARC from the publisher, but that in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my own.
Dave Hollis nailed it. Through his direct writing, as if sitting across the table from you at a coffee shop yell-talking with you, he vulnerably peels the layers of lies he/we all believed to reveal how he/we can be our true authentic selves. Male or female, Gen X, Y or Whatever, Fortune 500 boss or work from home champion, we all can learn how to accept the truth about living for ourselves to be the best version of us at rest, at work, at home and at play for those humans in our lives. This is a book you will pass around to those you love, those you work with and those you sense may need a nudge toward self acceptance and love. I received my copy from HarperCollins Leadership. #HarperCollinsAmbassador #GetOutOfYourOwnWay #GOOYOW