I read tons of buzz about Brene Brown’s latest book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, before it even came out. After watching her incredible TED Talk, reading her first book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, and taking her Ordinary Courage e-course, I knew I’d be reading Daring Greatly as soon as I could get my hands on it. I was stoked when I was lucky enough to get tickets to the book debut of Daring Greatly & was even more eager to read the book after hearing her sharing about courage & vulnerability.
Wow is the best summary that I can provide for this book. This book really hit home on so many levels, but especially sharing insights into how we choose to show up in the world every day. It’s so easy to look around at our broken world- the violence, the endless drama of politics, the daily ways we subconsciously beat ourselves up and feel hopeless about the situation. Brene builds on her previous research on shame and shame resilience to offer us an answer to the disconnectedness that is so common in our modern life.
Brene bases all of her work on cultivating a wholehearted life and the areas where we can best giving meaning and substance to our lives. Not only an incredible researcher, Brene is a gifted writer that tackles a difficult topic with personal stories and a dash of humor. There are so many amazing nuggets in her book and it maybe one of the few books that I hang onto to read again in the future- I think that her work and the rich new frontiers in relationships and authenticity are hopefully on their way to changing the world. As the title shares, this type of revolutionary thinking can play such a pivotal role in areas like teaching, parenting, relationships, and politics.
I adored this book and all the incredible work that Brene Brown is doing right now- I’d highly encourage you to read this and be ready for a seismic shift in your thinking, attitudes, and actions.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: I love the new(er) dinner & a movie theaters- going tonight!