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Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life

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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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Ed Aust
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Larry Hance
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Erica Brown
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
When I get stressed, this book helps get me back on track for being authentic and real with myself. I return to it often.
Liz Montantes
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great Book that has helped me on my path to consistent truth, no matter how much it hurts or how scared I am. I am grateful to my girlfriend for recommending this to me.
May 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
An authentic life is what living is all about and susan shows you just how to do that here.
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good book with down to earth, simple advice about how to communicate clearly and honestly with others. I liked it.

I hope I will also have the courage to use her advice.
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
An emotionally difficult (self help) read but one that is profoundly powerful. I have recommended it to many.
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
I like how this book makes me feel better about my self, but some of the examples used are a little too perfect for the reak world.
Nov 13, 2008 marked it as to-read
Great book on open communication. Will support you in improving your relationship with anyone!
Dec 13, 2008 rated it liked it
a good read though not to be read as a novel..information overload.
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