Get Out of Your Own Way by Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg

Blackmans Book Report

Stop procrastinating.

Pg 1 “Get in the habit of putting yourself in the other person’s shoes by asking yourself, What is it like for him/her right now?

Pg 4 “First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children.

Pg 44 “Sadahara Oh, The Japanese Babe Ruth, said he looked at opposing pitchers not as adversaries but as partners helping him to be a better hitter.

Pg 45 “A know-it-all who doesn’t know what he is talking about is a jerk. A know-it-all who does know what he is talking about is just an a$$.

Pg 88 “Its not a slam at you when people are rude, it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before.

Pg 149 “ Traumas tend to hit with a one-two punch. The first blow shatters our innocence and sense of safety. The second is not a trauma at all, but the fear that whatever happened will happen again.

Pg 154 “The only cure for grief is action”

Pg 159 “Diplomats say they prefer to deal with the enemy they know rather than the ally they don’t know. However, its sometimes wiser to face the unfamiliar. If you wait until you’re burned out, you may burn all you bridges first.

Pg 169 “When people you care about are upset, before you offer solutions, show them that you care. If you don’t the anger they already feel will turn on you.

Pg 173 “Another distinction worth noting is between being ready and being prepared. Being ready means having sufficient resources to handle any reasonable contingency. Being prepared means having what is necessary for a specific occasion.

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