How to Know if You've Been Lying to Yourself & Learn to Get Comfortable Being Honest With Yourself and Others with Charlamange Tha God by iHeartPodcasts

How to Know if You've Been Lying to Yourself & Learn to Get Comfortable Being Honest With Yourself and Others with Charlamange Tha God

from On Purpose with Jay Shetty

by iHeartPodcasts

Published: Fri May 17 2024

Show Notes

Why is it challenging to acknowledge when you're lying to yourself?

How can one maintain a habit of honesty in daily life?

Today, let's welcome The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha God. He is a prominent media personality and New York Times bestselling author, best known for his candid approach to celebrity interviews and his advocacy for mental health. His latest book, "Get Honest or Die Lying," challenges readers to forego the superficial and engage in meaningful, transformative dialogue.

Charlamagne shares his insights on the societal detriments of small talk and why superficial conversations are not only a waste of time but also a significant barrier to meaningful human connection and understanding. He argues that the small, meaningless exchanges that fill our daily interactions should be replaced with deeper, more substantial dialogues that challenge, enlighten, and engage us on multiple levels.

With Jay, Charlamagne explores the psychological and social impacts of engaging in—or avoiding—small talk. He illustrates his points with personal anecdotes and experiences, including his own struggles and breakthroughs in striving for more genuine interactions in both his personal life and professional endeavors. He stresses the importance of being present in conversations, listening actively, and expressing one’s true thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.

In this interview, you'll learn:

How to initiate deeper discussions

How to be honest in conversations

How to set personal boundaries

How to reflect on personal growth

How to encourage others to engage

This episode not only challenges listeners to evaluate the quality of their own conversations but also inspires them to make every word count in the quest for deeper understanding and genuine relationships.

With Love and Gratitude,

Jay Shetty

You can pre-order Charlamagne’s latest book, Get Honest or Die Lying here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/p/get-honest-or-die-lying-preorder

This interview was held at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water.

What We Discuss:


Why Small Talk Doesn’ Work

Be Honest About Your Feelings

How Do You Stop Being Offended?

Realizations During Therapy

Not Setting Proper Boundaries

Stop Being a People Pleaser

Online Oversharing

Detaching from Your Ego

Getting Caught Up in Lies

Passing Judgment on People We Don’t Know

Confronting a Cheating Father

In-Tune with Your Visions

Why Some Things Don’t Work

Successful But Unhappy

Don’t Make a Decision Based on Emotion

Don’t Confine Yourself In Small Boxes

Honest Conversations with Your Kids

Episode Resources:

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