I have the privilege of working with Phil, and I can tell you firsthand that he is exactly as he portrays himself in this book. My suggestion would be to read the entire book first and then go back to work on the action steps. Keep in mind that this is not a book; it is a workbook. Reading Phil's insights serve as a springboard for your own ideas.
I am normally a skeptic about books of this type. However, Phil writes in a manner that captures the essence of concepts that are so simple, we often overlook them. I have not changed my mind in general about these books, but this one stands out from the rest.
Take the challenge and read the book. I then encourage you to e-mail Phil and tell him what you think. Ask him for a suggestion. Ask him for a resource. He is very approachable and genuinely interesting in helping all of us reach greatness.
Life throws us all curve balls. Phil gives you a unique and insightful perspective on how to deal with this. One of the most valuable things I learned was to stop making excuses for why I cannot do things. I have the power to be proactive and make things happen, or, as Phil would say, Make it Great!