Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life
By Susan Campbell, Ph.D.
Foreword by Brad Blanton
Everyone values honest communication, but how many of us have the necessary skills? In this new book, business consultant and noted relationship expert Susan Campbell provides a set of simple yet profound awareness practices that support living a life of radical aliveness – the kind of aliveness that comes from letting go of our attachment to being “right, safe, and certain”.
By using honest communication as their spiritual awareness practice, readers can discover the freedom that comes from being “real, unique, and open to surprise.”
Getting Real helps you notice your automatic beliefs, assumptions, and control patterns using such questions as:
- In what areas of my life do I feel the need to lie, sugar-coat, or pretend?
- What does this reveal about my beliefs about myself and the world?
- Is the intent of my communication to relate or to control?
Designed to help readers get beyond the scripts they were given by family or other authorities, the book teaches ten “truth skills” that enable readers to overcome the tendency to worry too much about looking good, being liked or appearing in control. Practicing these skills help you discover that you don’t have to control people to get what you want. When you are being real, people naturally find you more credible, magnetic, trustworthy, and attractive. These truth skills can be used effectively in both personal and business relationships.
Getting Real presents the best, most sophisticated communication practices available, culled from Campbell’s extensive career as a relationship coach and a teamwork consultant to Fortune 500 companies.