The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage

  • Title: The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage
  • Author: Brené Brown
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  • Page: 105
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • The Power of Vulnerability Teachings of Authenticity Connections and Courage Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness In our culture teaches Dr Bren Brown we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear shame and uncerta
    Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness In our culture, teaches Dr Bren Brown, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love On The Power of VulnerabiShow Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness In our culture, teaches Dr Bren Brown, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr Brown offers an invitation and a promise that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me, Bren explains This is the first place that all of my work comes together This audio course draws from all three of my books it s the culmination of everything I ve learned over the past twelve years I m very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted LivingOver the past twelve years, Dr Bren Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love, explains Dr Brown When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self defense and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability In my research, Dr Brown says, the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted Being wholehearted is a practice one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.HIGHLIGHTSCultivating shame resilience the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging.Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership.Our emotional armory how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable.The myths of vulnerability common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self sufficiency.Discovering your vulnerability armor recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change.The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life.Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr Bren Brown.

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    About Brené Brown


    1. Dr Bren Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Bren Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three 1 New York Times bestsellers The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong Her latest book, Braving the Wilderness The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone, will be released Fall 2017.Bren s TED talk The Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.In addition to her research and writing, Bren is the Founder and CEO of BRAVE LEADERS INC an organization that brings empirically based courage building programs to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.Bren lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.


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    1. I decided to give this audiobook - narrated by the author - a chance right after having watched Alain de Botton's talk, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. I don't really recall how my mind then led me to associate the aforementioned with Brené Brown's work, but here we areOn The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meanin [...]

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    2. Vulnerable, open, funny, and heartful.I didn't know this type of research existed. I'm really grateful I found this book. The book is made of live lectures given by Dr. Brown; so it is better heard than read.We live in a world where image is everything, and for a lot of people that is just exhausting! We go through hoops to please everybody. We are always anxious and afraid, asking ourselves, what if they think this or that about me? What if they find out that I'm not good enough? We shield ours [...]

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    3. The best way to get an idea of this book is to watch Brené Brown's TED Talk on vulnerability. It was a real eye-opener for me and it went viral so I wasn't alone in loving it.I was delighted to find this 6-talk series on Audible that I could use as a refresher.  Brown pulls together all her research to continue the vulnerability conversation on a deeper level. Brown herself is so engaging and genuine that the sessions are easy to listen to. She freely shares personal stories as examples so you [...]

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    4. A profoundly life-changing lecture. Brené Brown helps us to see the beauty that lies in being vulnerable. Being vulnerable is difficult, but it’s an essential step to us being wholeheartedly our genuine selves.It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, [...]

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    5. This was such a great "re-listen" and very short, as well. I really don't have much to add on from my original review, so I'll leave it below. This was more of a "Ted Talk" than a book. Well, I guess it isn't actually a book at all. I listened to it on audible and it was a tremendously enjoyable listen. It had so many great moments that really make you think. Vulnerability is considered a weakness among many people, but she makes a great argument that it's not a character flaw, but one of the gr [...]

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    6. I kept thinking all the way through this audio "book" which is actually a set of talks Brown gave over a period of two days at some type of conference, that everyone (most of all, me) needs to hear this. A researcher, a social worker, and a communicator that is attempting to do what she is "preaching," Brown's message is relevant to every human being if he or she has the courage to first listen to it and then apply it. Half way through this audio book, I ordered her book, The Gifts of Imperfecti [...]

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    7. Love, love, love!!! I listened to this conference Brene Brown spoke at on Audiobook, I really think the content is the same as on a Daring Greatly. Easy to listen to and life giving/changing. Highly recommend!

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    8. Love, love, love this! I listened to the audio version, which is an audio learning course, presented by her as a series of sessions. She balances her own research with other well known authors and researchers, in addition to her own experiences as great examples of how to apply her theories in daily life. I am a big picture person, and I loved how she could weave together various aspects of our psychology to formulate an almost all encompassing thesis of living life "whole heartedly". From redef [...]

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    9. This is awesome, as are all of her books, but I suggest if you are going to read any of Brene Brown's books, read this first.

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    10. Heerlijk om deze bestseller van Brené Brown te herlezen. Het thema blijft actueel, haar schrijfstijl blijft raken. Wederom onder de indruk!

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    11. I'm lying in bed at almost midnight, crying as I write this review. I'm one week out from a painful break up, and I think this book arrived as a gift from the Universe just letting me know that it was right to take the risk to love, even though it hurts right now. Even though it didn't turn out as I hoped, I did as Brene Brown advises: I showed up and was present. I let myself be seen. I really do live wholeheartedly. This is one of those books (lecture series, whatever) that everyone should rea [...]

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    12. A book to read again. Deals with the linked issues of shame and vulnerability in an empathetic way, with disarming honesty (Brene Brown practices what she preaches) she lays bare the roots of shame and perfectionism and the way these are everywhere in our culture (and am I cynical if I add: our churches? I think religion often uses these same tactics to keep people subordinate) and points to their effects - all too recognisable I must add. She also as a fellow traveller advises on the way to sha [...]

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    13. I think this is my favorite of her books.

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    14. I did the audio. This is actually more of a series of workshops Brene Brown did on this topic so it is her speaking and sharing her work. Fabulous!

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    15. I guarantee you, too, will cry and nod along knowingly to every word of this. Brene Brown is arguably the most important truth-teller of our times.

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    16. One of my favorite books so far and Brené Brown is quintessential example of wholehearted people. This book is really well broken down into what she learnt about vulnerability and shame in her 12 years of research.I must say a part of me was shocked by some of the findings, but the other part of me felt how common it was in our society. Her writing is incredibly honest and humble. I liked that she talked about God, spirituality, faith etc and loved hearing her POV on the those subjects. My favo [...]

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    17. LIFE CHANGING - not too many times in life have I had an experience like I had listening to this book. I also was unaware that many of our great leaders of today are whole hearted vulnerable people. Of course they are only vulnerable to people who have earned that right.There is so many things in this book that spoke to me as I believe it would to many people. The major topic is shame and how shame plays a major role in our lives. The book talks a lot about parenting and as adults our affect on [...]

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    18. Overall I found this very enlightening & would recommend it to anyone. There were times when it was perhaps a little too black and white, and on occasion a little over "Americanised", but not to the detriment of the audiobook as a whole. My favourite quote about vulnerability, "It's the first thing I look for in you, but it's the last thing I want you to see in me". I think there are few people that wouldn't resonate with. Thank you to Brene Brown for tackling such a challenging, taboo subje [...]

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    19. I can't get over how many a-ha moments there are in this! I got the audible version and it's essentially a seminar series with the author herself. I literally started listening to this when I got to work not really knowing what to expect and could not put it down until I went home (then I picked it back up and finished it!). Too many insights to mentionjust get this and go.

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    20. Wonderful listen. There are many things that I've already subtly changed, and I've noticed a difference. This book has led to many interesting conversations with family and friends. I plan to purchase the written book so I can refer to it often and continue my growth.

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    21. I felt as if Brene' Brown was speaking about me, to mewas me.

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    22. I just feel like I need a little Brené in my life every day!

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    23. Definitely worth tracking down the audiobook. Her story telling is excellent and her connection and vulnerability is palpable.

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    24. It may be too soon, as this is only my first Brené Brown, but I am on the Brené Brown bandwagon. I may not agree 100% with everything she said, but I love her perspective on so many issues. The timing of this was perfect. I was just talking about some of the things she addressed with my husband. I can't wait to listen and read more from Brené Brown! <3

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    25. Not to be dramatic but I think this book changed my life. Dr. Brown is a shame researcher which sounds like a fake job. Watch her TED talks then start reading. There were many times she perfectly articulated feelings I have felt that I didn’t know I had. Don’t be thrown off by the cheesy cover. Dr. Brown gives great insight into every kind of relationship. Friends, families, significant others, and yourself. Let’s do everyone a favor and everyone read this book.

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    26. This woman is Powerful, her works are life changing 😍

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    27. TL;DRThis is a very clear view on the topics of vulnerability and shame, but a little bit of interest in psychology and mental health will help you, of course. It's based on research and Brené Brown tells it in a fun way on audiobook!The Power of Vulnerability is a nonfiction book about psychology, mental health, and predominantly: shame.It is a recording of different lectures/lessons in how shame dominates our lives, makes us afraid to be vulnerable and how we can learn to be vulnerable once a [...]

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    28. An exquisite introduction into the necessity of talking about shame by one of the funniest researchers out there. Definitely a gateway piece to wholeheartedness and the acceptance of vulnerability.

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