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!
As I wrote Honest Sex, I spent a lot of time thinking about my own and client’s struggles and breakthroughs. I saw again and again how important honesty is for relationships to thrive.
At times we know what we’d say if we were being honest, but then something gets in the way.
When we get to the heart of it, it’s often about the fear of losing someone or something important to you.
Or the fear that we’ll cause discomfort or unresolvable conflict in our relationships.
But if we aren’t honest, we end up dissatisfied and less alive and inspired by life.
Do you hold back your truth? IF so, why?
I know this one too well. I’ve sat on my 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 woman I deeply respect and 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 I speak my truth more often as a result of her tools and perspectives.
May you continue to take risks with people you feel safe to share your truth with!
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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 The 5 Minute Relationship Repair.