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How to Get Out of Your Own Way

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

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by Tyrese Gibson

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Actor, singer, songwriter Tyrese Gibson crafts a memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. With personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle", Tyrese hopes to inspire readers to pursue their dreams and not let life's obstacles stand in the way.


Actor, singer, songwriter Tyrese Gibson crafts a memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. With personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle", Tyrese hopes to inspire readers to pursue their dreams and not let life's obstacles stand in the way.

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is organized into a series of fundamental questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was as a human being, and evolve into a new man. Tyrese stresses that life becomes infinitely richer when one takes the time to know him or herself and understand the true meaning of peace and fulfillment. This book is a guide to helping yourself, using his experiences as a learning tool. "It's not about talking down to people, it's about elevating them," Tyrese says.

Some of Tyrese's chapter-based questions include: How much do you love yourself? How much do you want for yourself? Why do men cheat? What is your bottom line? Are you ready for the next level?

Quotes and Reviews:
"Tyrese wholeheartedly shares his life experiences and how he discovered a new road map of conscious compassion and love to define his true potential." --Deepak Chopra, author of The Soul of Leadership

"HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is a triumph. Tyrese will shock and amaze you with how he overcame the odds and became a superstar. This star of the Transformers sequel will show you how to transform your life in this amazingly candid book!" --Rev Run

"I've watched Tyrese for many years - I've watched him succeed; I've watched him fail; I've seen him as a beneficiary of serendipity, and I've watched him suffer at his own hand. And in the recent years, as we've become friends, I've witnessed Tyrese Gibson learn how to get out of his own way as he wrestled his destiny from the fickle hands of fate." --Will Smith

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
SUAVV More than 1 year ago
Let me first start off with a little bit of truth. When I saw your book signing poster in a Barnes and Noble location a few weeks back, I first thought to myself, "Tyrese wrote a book? This should be interesting." What I never expected was to have that same book impact me on the magnitude that it did. Being the co-owner of SUAVV Magazine, I have done close to 50 book reviews over the last 5 years. This means that I have read book on top of book to produce what I felt was a personal interpretation and recommendation for our audience. I remained able to commit to memory excerpts and stories from Russell Simmons, Donald Trump, Kirk Franklin, Steve Harvey, Michael Eric Dyson, Spike Lee, Bill Cosby, Lance Armstrong, Tom Joyner, Hill Harper, Cornell West, Rev Run, and many more. Throughout those periods and all of the amazing books, I have NEVER sat down to begin reading a book and stood up in the same day finishing that book. After reading, I grabbed a highlighter and post it tabs to mark reminders of quotes and phrases on the corner folded pages that affected me the most. This book is not just another celebrity book. This book is going to open the eyes of someone who may have never had a self-delving conversation with another person. It's going to touch the lives of men who feel as though showing their vulnerability may be considered a weakness. This could very well be "That Book" that could turn the volunteering efforts of the inner city around. It's very important that this book gains the platform that is needed to help others realize their true potential. I have decided to take on two concepts of the book. First, "Only those that can see the invisible can do the impossible," and "Becoming the best Rashod that I can possibly be." It's my mission at this point to utilize my platform to help make sure that no child will have to endure your worse "No". Your journey of success and the level of self-understanding has taken me away from a fan or your music and repositioned me as an enthusiast and supporter of you as a man. Keep encouraging, influencing, motivating, and succeeding in all that you do. I am personally giving my best wishes. It's Love, Rashod Davenport Executive Editor / Co-Publisher SUAVV Magazine
AraceliOnline More than 1 year ago
It took me 3 days to read it. That's how hooked you get. Let me just say that after reading this book I LOVE and ADORE Tyrese even more. My Family and I will continue to support all and/or any of your present and future endeavors. Thank you for your courage as a man but most of all as a human being. You are in a position where you didn't have to write this but you did and I'm eternally grateful. When my 12 yr. old nephew stays with me I read it to him as a bedtime story. Then the next day I have him tell me what he remembers and then I explain it to him in greater detail. It was hard to hold the tears back when you touched upon your upbringing because it's very similar to his. I wanted him to know that from now on there is no excuse to be involved with the wrong people because of your surroundings. His mother(my sis) asked to borrow the book, but I'm afraid it will just sit and collect dust. I will get her a copy in hopes that she actually opens it and reads it because she needs too badly! For the sake of her own being and most of all her children. To deny a child to have the best possible upbringing because you can't deal with your BS, is unfair. In Amazon I read a review a couple weeks ago about the cheating & the way men think and how that didn't mesh well with the overall message of the book. I must disagree because if all women would read those chapters they would save themselves ALOT of heartache. It is so dead on and is truly the way men & women think. There must have been something in those chapters that YOU made the reader look at, that she didn't necessarily want to. I've listened to your voicemails in the past and was always left wanting more but not anymore! :D Thank you for reminding me to look for God whenever possible. With all of that said I will continue hearing & acting upon those messages that I've been getting all year long to get off my ass & keep pushing so I can live the life I was meant to live. Once again Thank You and May God Bless You with all His Blessings and then some!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book and I plan to buy several copies to give as gifts. It read like a conversation which made it easy to follow and his transparency even through painful issues is appreciated. We need more books like this which let people know that you don't have to stay in bondage to your childhood but there is a way out, VERY inspiring!
TreeLH More than 1 year ago
To say I was surprised at Tyrese's depth would be an understatement. He had me reevaluating how I approach my life and the events of past, present and some changes I will be making in the future. Thanks alot Tyrese for your insight and unexpected wisdom. I have always been a fan but now I see another side to you and I salute you and wish you much more success and blessings overflowing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Tyrese since the days he was singing for Coca Cola on a bus to now, I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be such a great book. I'd recommend it for every young adult with big dreams. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," sold here on BN another great book with a timely message.
HONEYBABY More than 1 year ago
This is the best self help book i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not even halfway threw this book but yet Im blown away from how much Im learning!
ImPH More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. Very inspirational and emotional. Tyrese explained every detail of his story and strong advice to the readers with great brillance. He leaves the reader with a lot to think about regarding love, relationships and LIFE!!! You have to read this book to understand what I am talking about. It was just an amazing piece of work. Congratulations to Tyrese for your Best Seller!!!! May God continue to bless you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is vey informative and inspiring. It gives you an insight on how to love new life.
Randy Hardy More than 1 year ago
Tyrese's book was awesome and it allowed me to see another side of a very deep sound brother making positive things happen. This is must read book for all males thinking that they know Tyrese.
sihachack More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent and a MUST READ. This book is very honest, sincere, powerful and emotional. I cried twice in the first first chapter and was inspired throughout the rest!
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roena More than 1 year ago
Although, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I must say that it is geared to youngster's. I wish he was around when I was in my twenties, early thirties. He seems like an "old soul", much wiser then a guy of his age would be. I did take away a lot of knowledge and would recommend this book to many people. I now follow him on facebook, although he is not posting as he used to. I think he said he was taking a break from it. I thought he was only an actor, I had no idea he sang too. I will have to listen to his music to see if its too my liking. Very original writing, and great speaker too. I hope more people do get into his work. A very talented young man. You make a mom proud.
TaraHL07 More than 1 year ago
This was a very inspirational, motivating and insightful book. Tyrese touches may different subjects and with each topic he gives very good advice. He is not preachy but at the same time he speaks from a God centered perspective. Once I began reading it, I found it very difficult to put down. Excellent read! I recommend it to anyone looking to change directions in life. If this book doesn't motivate you..I don't know what will.
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Omg tyrese i can t belive you done work on a book in really told these young girls and boys the real thing thank you for keepin it real
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damn he went threw sum shyt
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Yaaas my booo keep on makin books that the kind of man a real women( bot me either juss a good women honestly all women deserves someone good to them) needs smart and so sophisticated and not rick sophistucated either i juss like wrutin g00d stuff biut ny thou its unnessecary
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