Telling the truth can be one of the hardest things to do, especially when you’re afraid to lose a relationship, job or something that matters to you. Dr Susan Campbell is a master of truth telling in a way that creates MORE connection and ultimately makes sure you don’t lose yourself!
Some of us hold back our truth in big ways or outright lies.
Others bend the truth to look better or tell little white lies…
Why do we do it?
When you get to the heart of it it’s usually about the fear of losing a friendship, relationship, a job, or something important to you.
Or the fear that we’ll cause discomfort or unresolvable conflict in our relationships.
But then we end up dissatisfied and less alive and inspired by life.
I know this one too well. I’ve sat on truth, avoided conversations and tried to sugar coat my desires or disappointments. Instead of just telling it straight!
It costs us a lot when we do this.
We end up twisting into or hiding behind protective strategies, trying to cover up what we haven’t said or build a case for what we have.
Holding back truth is draining and eventually backfires.
Dr. Susan Campbell has written many books and facilitated thousands of people through this tender territory. She is a master of truth telling in a way that creates MORE connection and ultimately helps you not lose yourself!
In today’s Man Alive podcast conversation we covered:
- The 10 Truth skills you need to stay vital and connected
- The power and benefits of receiving feedback and how to ready yourself for it
- How to go from hours of processing to a 5 minute repair in relationship
- Surprising ways to bring your truth at work that make you more likely to advance and succeed
- What many people get stuck on and triggered by that you can shift to take control of your life
I loved this conversation with Susan and have been speaking my truth more often as a result!
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Dr. Susan Campbell has authored nine books on relationships and conflict resolution, has delivered hundreds of seminars and workshop internationally, and has counseled thousands of individuals and couples. In demand with the press, radio and TV to help interpret the status of contemporary human work and love relations, she has appeared on CNN’s NewsNight and Good Morning America and Dr. Dean Edell.
Accomplished in the business world, Susan has directed a think tank, run non-profit organizations, consulted to Fortune 500 companies, and guest lectured at the Harvard, Stanford, and UCLA business schools.
An avid adventurer and proponent of “living your life out loud,” she has made millions, lost millions, lived in other cultures, and spent two years sailing her 47-foot sailboat halfway around the world.
Some of her more well-known book titles are: The Couples Journey, Beyond the Power Struggle, Getting Real, Truth in Dating: Find Love by Getting Real, and her new book The 5 Minute Relationship Repair.