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Get Out of Your Own Way by Dave Hollis
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥.5
240 Pages | Published: March 20, 2020 by HarperCollins Leadership
Book Jacket Synopsis
Dave Hollis, CEO of the Hollis Co. and husband of #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis, refutes the lies people believe but don’t talk about, keeping them stuck in a rut, and points the way for readers to finally start living the best versions of their lives.
When Rachel Hollis began writing the #1 New York Times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face, her husband Dave bristled at her transparency about her self-deceptions. Then he had a revelation: women aren’t the only ones who believe lies. Both women and men buy into a host of lies that keep them from reaching their potential, often against a backdrop of ingrained ideas about how they should or shouldn’t act, how they should or shouldn’t reach for help, or how they show up for life.
Dave knows this personally. He believed all the lies, too. He found himself stuck in a rut, unmotivated, unfulfilled, and a version of himself he didn’t like, all while being skeptical he could actually do anything about it. Then, he began to wake up. In his new book, he talks honestly about topics people aren’t normally honest about–his impulse to solve instead of listen, his struggle to accept help or admit he needs it, even his insecurities about being a parent. Unpacking the untruths he once believed, he reveals how those lies held him back and outlines the tools that helped him change his life. Offering encouragement, challenge, and a hundred moments to laugh at himself, Dave points the way for others to drop bogus ideas and finally start living the best versions of their lives too.
Book Links: Amazon
Review & Thoughts
Initial Thoughts: Notes
Themes, Elements & Review Notes: Overall, I enjoyed listening to Dave narrate his book. It had some good points and entertaining/interesting stories. I liked the ‘in conversation with’ Rachel at the end. I’m giving this a lower rating because a lot of the information seems irrelevant when you realize that Dave and Rachel are no longer together.
The audiobook listens like an extended podcast or a podcast series and is enjoyable if you view it that way.
One thing I did like about the book was the reminder about the 5 Love Languages and the idea that we all express and want to receive love in a certain way. It’s important to show our spouse/partner love in the way that they appreciate it.
In a Nutshell: Audiobook was a decent listen but overall wouldn’t recommend this one.
Book Format & Source: Audiobook borrowed via the Libby app
About Dave Hollis
Husband. Father. Business owner. Bronco enthusiast. And for the very first time this Spring, published author of Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment.
Dave Hollis is one half of the dynamic, powerhouse duo that is Rachel and Dave Hollis.
What’s he up to now? In addition to running a company and raising four small humans, later this year Dave will embark on The Dave Hollis Book Tour, regaling audiences all over the US with tales of how one former personal development skeptic became a spokesperson for growth and fulfillment.
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