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Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life
Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills. Susan Campbell provides simple yet practical awareness practices — culled from her 35-year career as a relationship coach and corporate consultant — that require individuals to “let go” of the need to be right, safe, and certain. Such questions as “In what areas of my life do I feel the need ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 27th 2001 by HJ Kramer/New World Library
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As a relational bumpkin, I've found this book immensely practical in helping me relate more honestly to just about everyone at home and at work. I'm convinced that honest relating is one of the most important skills to master, yet far more difficult than mountaineering, painting, or playing the harp. It requires self-awareness, determination, and most of all, courage, to break unhealthy patterns of control and speak what is "real" to others. Susan Campbell presents psychological wisdom and pract ...more
My friend, Larry Leon, loaned me his dog-eared, post-it noted copy of this book to me. No one I know is more real than Larry. The book is fairly simple and straight-forward, but still organized in a way, through demonstrations, "quizzes" and so forth that it really helped me to see more about where I'm being real in my life, and where I'm not so much. I obviously took some time to finish it, picking it up and putting it down, but I'm glad I did.
I was very eager to read this book as the concept about learning to be completely truthful really appealed to me, and it is something I had already been trying to do in my life recently. Being able to openly tell someone exactly what you think or ask for exactly what you want really can take a load off of your mind. While I would give the information and examples in the book a 4, I would give the execution about a 2.5 so I went in the middle with a 3. I think the information is valuable to every ...more