She’s A ReadHER: Tyrese Gibson’s “How To Get Out Of Your Own Way”


It’s really sad that I’ve had this book, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way, for a little over two years and hadn’t even cracked it open until recently.  SMDH!!!

A couple years ago, I purchases a handful of books off Amazon because I wanted to get back into reading. When I was younger, I used to read books all the time, not just for pleasure, but to strengthen my vocabulary and keep the muscles in my brain strong. Since getting older with so many other distractions like LIFE and SOCIAL MEDIA, I have kind of gotten away from reading unless it’s something that I am doing for the blog or what not.

Soooooooo, when I decided to take a social media break a few weeks ago, which didn’t last as long as I had planned, I got in my closet and blew the dust off my books and decided to read this one first. I have a couple more that I need to tackle, but this book just seemed like it was more appropriate for what I was going through, and still am, at the time so I picked it up.

Even though I haven’t gotten that far in the book just yet, it has already started to hit home. I am loving the way Tyrese is breaking down the things that he went through, how he grew up and how he was determined to have a better life. It is really hitting home for me in some ways which makes me want to hurry up and get to the end. When I first bought the book, I was going through some struggles, but again LIFE got in the way and I just put it to the side without even reading it, but I will say that everything happens for a reason because this is THEE perfect time for me to actually be reading it because one of the obstacles, hell barriers, in my life is long gone and I am ready for my new journey.

People were giving rave reviews about the book when it first came out, but I really didn’t believe it much. You know all the celebs get together and be a hype man for each other and help each other promote, unlike us common folk and the masses, instead we just hate on each other… Ummmmm hmmmm!

Anywho, the book is way better than I expected and like I said, I am not even that far in the book. If you all haven’t gotten a chance to read it, and you’re struggling with fear, direction and feel like giving up, you need to get it.

Check out the synopsis below:

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?  

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