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How to Get Out of Your Own Way [Kindle Edition]

Tyrese Gibson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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


Editorial Reviews

Review

"An uplifting and inspirational guide." -Kirkus 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

About the Author

Tyrese Gibson-known to his legions of fans as "Tyrese"-is an American multi-media entertainer who has been hugely successful as a multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and fashion model.

Born and raised in the gritty South Central L.A. section of Watts, Tyrese was discovered at the age of fourteen when he won a local talent show. His performance in a 1995 Coke commercial, singing the phrase "Always Coca-Cola," led to worldwide recognition and a longstanding music career. After releasing several award-winning albums, he transitioned into films, first with John Singleton's critically acclaimed Baby Boy, followed by some of Hollywood's biggest movies, including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers and Michael Bay's Transformers. Tyrese created the bestselling comic book Mayhem and produced the television show First In.
He is currently working on his sixth studio album.

Product Details

  • File Size: 682 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009XPSR9Y
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047Y177A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover May 28, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I was not a tyrese fan. He has a good voice I thought but what could a kid from the hood teach an upper middle class African -American woman with a juris doctorate, money, and status. As an entertainment attorney for many years I just thought "how hollywood of him to release a book during the same month his movie furious five is released."
Days later I found myself drawn to the book-opened the cover-started reading the introduction and couldn't put it down. I finished the book in 3 days.

3 days later, I am now a tyrese fan and send out my apologies for "judging a book by it's cover". Tyrese speaks to women and men alike with his words: "How much you love yourself is a direct link to the people you surround yourself with; The way you allow people to treat you." And more importantly the way your body and your home look are direct reflections of your mind-set and how much you love you.

Each word cut like a knife through my brain twisting and turning and cutting out negative thoughts.

I was letting go of my past, my wrong decisions, my wrong thinking with the turn of each page.

Thanks Tyrese for Sharing Your Truth and I apologize emphatically for judging a book by it's cover.

P.S.-I encourage all of you to send a copy of this book to someone who you love enough to help transform their lives through Tyrese's words. In the process, you are also helping Tyrese become a best selling author.
Everyone Buy Two.
It's worth it.
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72 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal March 27, 2011
By Glenda
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Tyrese's book actually exceeded my expectations. Not only was this book informative, it was very inspirational. My 76 year old father can't stop talking about it. Tyrese thank you for making me take a hard look at myself, I will never be the same. I also appreciate the message for the youth. We need more people (celebrities) to keep it real with our youth. They look to you guys for guidance more than their parents. I humbly thank you. At your request, I am going to make sure your book is available in several prisons in my home state, Illinois. I am also ordering books for several parents in my school district. Thanks again for the positive message brother. May God bless all your endeavors. Much love and respect.

Glenda
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I ordered this book and sent it to my mom in Oklahoma. I was on the phone with her when the UPS man dropped it off at her house. She tore it open like it was Christmas, and read the inside jacket. She said this is good, and hung up the phone. I couldn't get her back on the phone for three days! When she finally returned from her trance she was in, and said she finished the book and it was the best book she has read in many decades (my mom is old)! The reason why she isn't leaving this response and I am is that she doesn't own a computer. This is what she told me to tell everyone, "That they should read this book, because (Tyrese) this man is a genius and everyone should know about it! Sorry son but he is and your not! When are you going to write a book like this? Well you can't write one like this, but try and write another one. Maybe a pop-up book or something else for kids" Anyway, she thought it is a Great Book and everyone should read it! Sincerely, Ron Ledford
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High and low therapy April 24, 2011
By Anthony
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all I would like to thank Tyrese for opening up to the world and shedding light to us in a fatherly way - This books content is strong..every page has a lesson to learn about..highs and lows all the way through..from being a troublesome child ..being kicked from school to growing up and facing growing pains,to having weight issues uncontrollable eating disorders,also having issues with women..

Tyrese also talks about how he almost messes his career up due to being extra selfish and immature..
This book here definitely has the power to change people's lives and surroundings.

High and low therapy all the way through
Tyrese is no different from any of us,he has made mistakes..NO..and CAN'T is not in his vocabulary..
I was personally going through problems when I read this book..
It motivated me to the point of looking for jobs (not run 5 miles yet lol)
But yeah I love the book it is definitely a book worth reading.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Like many of the other readers, I too was very impressed with this book.Tyrese opened up his soul to us. He expressed so many things that the average person would be afraid to say or address. I'm grateful that he allowed himself to be so transparent. It shows that we are all human and make mistakes but every now and then you have to do some self reflecting and stop being bound by those around you. You have to be in control of your own enviornment. This book was right on time. I had already started cleaning house and doing some self reflecting of my own. It was just confirmation of everything I had been thinking. In this book, Tyrese sheds light on so many things. I could continue to right about this but I won't. You just have to read it for yourself. You won't want to put it down. If you have to, it won't be for long. It's a great read. It's just like having a conversation with a friend.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read April 14, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Overall I enjoyed reading the book by Tyrese. For me the second half was much more engaging. I am happy that he found success. The only part that I had some trouble with is the part on relationships. He was honest about his perspective but it still seems that excuses are found for those men that choose to cheat or like to see multiple women. Yes, he said men should be honest about this and give the women the opportunity to make an informed choice as to whether they want to be in such a situation, but in my opinion it sets up the women to be in competition to try and out do one another while the man benefits from the attention. However, it is what it is. I am glad that Tyrese is trying to plant positive seeds and is encouraging others to be their best, be honest, and take control and responsibility for their own success/happiness or lack thereof.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I am so proud of tyrese this book was everything ...
I am so proud of tyrese this book was everything . I have told other about this book and i have co worker read it and other wanted it as well thank again tyrese on your success .
Published 10 hours ago by Cecilya Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opener and it shows you that there are different approaches to...
I'm not done with it yet but it's captivating for sure and I've got a lot to learn from this. Also if you're thinking about getting this for a kid and you don't want them to read... Read more
Published 4 days ago by moses
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
A lot of thought was obviously put into writing this book. A great read!!!
Published 11 days ago by Aisha Swaby
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I love it!!! i bought the book could not put it down entertaining from beginning to end . I recommend it to everybody who like to hear the truth not what they want to hear tyrese... Read more
Published 16 days ago by nick georges
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book makes me look at my life completely different. Awesome
Published 21 days ago by Dj
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I found this book 3 years ago and it took me until now to open it. I'm glad I opened it because it had shed light on a lot of problems I've been having in my life, and why I... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Travaunn
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It's ok
Published 1 month ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Initially, I was hesitant about buying this book. The reviews and ratings were too good to believe. Now I see why.. Tyrese did his thing with this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivational
This book is beyond amazing and influential. Wow. Blew my mind away. God has put this book in my path for a reason! Motivated me to do better because I am capable of it! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joana
4.0 out of 5 stars a must read
I enjoyed the book very much. It has a lot of good information and advice. I will get this book to my kids to read in hopes that they actually read it and get something from it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Granillo
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