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Get Out of Your Own Way - by Dave Hollis (Hardcover)

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About the Book

Dave Hollis used to think that "personal growth" was just for broken people. Then he woke up.

Book Synopsis

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, 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 quo
  • Helps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are
  • 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" and "Failure Means You're Weak"

Reveals the tools that helped him change his life ... and may change your life too

Review Quotes

'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.'----Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'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.'----Mike Bayer, author of the New York Times bestseller Best Self: Be You Only Better and life coach on the Dr. Phil show

'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!'----Ed Mylett, entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and top podcast host

'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.'----Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of For the Love and Of Mess and Moxie and host of the For the Love podcast

'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.'----Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author and host of The School of Greatness

'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.'----Brendon Burchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author and CEO of

'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.'----John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert

'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.'----Ryan Holiday, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stillness Is the Key
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Format: Hardcover
Author: Dave Hollis
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2020
TCIN: 77352513
UPC: 9781400215423
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4893
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
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13 recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
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Chaoomma - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
So I bought this book for my fiancé and well I’ve started reading it and find it’s relating to me and I can use the tips just as much!
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Get This Book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ang - 4 years ago
This book is straight fire! I love Dave's vulnerability and authenticity. It makes it that much harder to put it down! I have finished it, and I will go back and read it again because I don't want to miss writing down any quotes that ring with me! Thank you Dave!
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5 out of 5 stars
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AKG1024 - 4 years ago
This book is absolutely amazing! It came out at the perfect time! It is raw and real and so relatable! I can’t wait to see what else he comes out with in the future!
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Targetforallthethings - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve followed Rachel and Dave for some time. Love them both. For some reason, I’m more drawn to Dave’s style so I was very excited to read this book. I am not disappointed! Love it as much as Rachel’s books!
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Don't Let Doubt Hold You Back!

4 out of 5 stars
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EmilyP - 4 years ago
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!
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For my Husband

5 out of 5 stars
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ChanelQ - 4 years ago
I bought this book for my husband and of course I had to start reading some of it before I handed it over. Very, very good so far and I cant wait to hear what my husband gets out of it so then I can finish reading it.
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Buy this book

5 out of 5 stars
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EliMm - 4 years ago
Great book! Whether you need a refresher or are getting started this was a great book.
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Amazing read!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ela00 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Really good read. So real and drives the message home for those that are not naturally motivated. I love both books by Rachel Hollis and this one gives the advice from another angle. Not to compare the two obviously because Dave did an outstanding job with this book. Thanks for your great work Dave Hollis!!
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Dave Hollis brings it!

5 out of 5 stars
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Manda48 - 4 years ago
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.
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Dave Hollis Nailed It!

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NP2019 - 4 years ago
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
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Great book to start on a personal development journey!

5 out of 5 stars
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Lindsay - 4 years ago
This is a great book for those starting on a personal development journey or for someone trying to understand why someone they know is focused on personal growth. It is also a good refresher for someone who has been on a journey for awhile but wants a summary of actions to check in on or add to their toolkit. I related very much to the “lies” and found connection to the truths and actions to take. This book is for men and women. I have read both of Rachel Hollis’ books and thought they were fantastic. I specifically connected with Dave’s book as I am an exec in Corp America and really could identify with some of his themes and this is not a “guys” version of Girl Wash Your is a perspective of someone who is not intrinsically motivated like Rachel is. If you consume a lot of Dave’s content on social then you will see a lot of the stories are familiar but this packages up his best advice very well. It’s a quick read and I recommend it!
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Not your typical self help book!

5 out of 5 stars
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psychgalmom - 4 years ago
As a long time follower of Rachel and Dave Hollis and all things Hollis Company, I was not sure if I would have much to glean from Dave’s debut book, #GetOutOfYourOwnWay but I was SO WRONG! Even if you listened to every RISE and RISE TOGETHER Podcast and watched every weekday morning live show on social media, there is more to learn! Dave saved some of his best nuggets of wisdom for the pages of this book. If you are searching for your “why” or tend to self sabotage or just need a good swift motivational kick in the pants, this book is for you! Grab your tissues though because I wasn't expecting the tears I shed as he shared a deeper dive into the foster care and adoption journey to complete his family. It is overwhelmingly refreshing to see this level of vulnerability from a male author. In a trademark Hollis move, Dave invites us along on his transformation from a mixed mindset to a growth mindset. "...the way you think may be leading you, rather than you leading the way you think." page 72 Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Harper Collins Leadership in exchange for an honest review.
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Dave Hollis wrote a book!

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- 4 years ago
Get Out Of Your Own Way is candid and relevant to the daily lies we tell ourselves. Men and Women of all ages will enjoy how relatable and raw this book is. It is packed with motivation that is easy to understand and apply to everyday life. If you loved Girl Wash Your Face, you will love this book. I can't wait for the audible version to hear Dave "yell talking." Don't be dumb and pick up your copy. I received a advanced copy from Harper Collins. #gooyow #getoutofyourownway #harpercollinsambassador
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