“Get Real”

“Get Real”

“The more of me I be, the clearer I can see.” ~Rachel Archelaus

“Get real, man.”

We say this, euphemistically, when we sense someone is avoiding or obfuscating or being dishonest.

“Get real.” As though it’s something to be acquired rather than something to be revealed.

And the “real” you—the one you keep inside, down deep, where others can’t hurt you the way you’ve been hurt before, the one with the hopes and dreams and fears—can’t be bought, it can only be excavated from under the dirt left by the former landslides of your life.

To be real with others demands we be real with ourselves first—by telling the truth, the hard, mirror truth.

And why bother? Because self-honesty, at least initially, can be painful. So, what’s the value—the pay-off—to the effort required to “get real”?




Shed the shame, reclaim yourself.

Not a bad trade-off.

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.” ~Elvis Presley


Stay connected with our Monday Morning Message

Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

When your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more easily and collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses. They are the result of Emotional Intelligence in action.

More details can be found in my recent best seller with co-author Jennifer Eggers:
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back

The power of resilience within organizations and can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations. This book is that manual.

“If you  want to build more resilience intentionally—personally and professionally—read this book.”
Fran Karamousis, Chief  of Research, Gartner


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