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Daring Greatly Giveaway

I'm super excited to support my friend Brené Brown today as she launches her new book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.

Just the title gets me excited.

GIVEAWAY | One person will receive the new book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and a Daring Greatly T-shirt.

I met Brené five years ago at a gathering of women brought together by Kelly Rae Roberts and Jen Lemen. We became fast friends when we roomed together as we chatted about our families, our work, our childhood (we were both swimmers and life guards), and our type-A personalities.

Earlier this summer Brené and I held our breaths & practiced bravery together as we took off on an adventure in an 8-seater airplane for a vacation with our girlfriends.

Bottom line, she's one of my favorite people and I'm super thankful we were put in that room together five years ago.

Here's a bit about her professionally:

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Her 2010 TEDxHouston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of most watched talks on TED.com, with approximately 5 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame, at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach.

Here's the description of her new book:

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

Check out the trailer for her new book:




Daring Greatly Book Trailer from Brené Brown on Vimeo.

It's on my nightstand and I can't wait to begin.

Here's an excellent review I read yesterday which will give you more insight into some of the themes covered in the book.

When we got together in July Brené asked if I'd be interested in doing some handwriting for a parenting manifesto that's part of Daring Greatly.

YEP.

You can download this 8x10 manifesto (and others on leadership and engaged feedback) by clicking here.

I also wanted to mention that there are Daring Greatly t-shirts. $10 from the purchase of each shirt goes to charity: water. The goal is for the Wholehearted community to raise $15,000 to fund a tap for 230 people in Rwanda. Click here to track the progress at charity: water.


TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific on Thursday evening. The winners will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items.

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  1. Alicia Johnson says…
    09/12/2012

    So ready to be vulnerable and more connected with life and the people I love.

    Thank you Ali!

    Blessings,
    Alicia
    Matthews,NC

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  2. olga says…
    09/12/2012

    I need this more than ever!
    Thank you.

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  3. Shayne says…
    09/12/2012

    Admitting you are vulnerable is probably one of the biggest steps one can ever take - sounds like an incredible book and i'd love to win!

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  4. Sarah Giles says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow. LOVE the manifesto. If the book is like that it's definitely a must-read for me! :)

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  5. rene says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm a teacher and I'm going to offer the "wholehearted parenting manifesto" to all my parents. Thanks for sharing this.
    I'd love to win a copy of Brene's book and do the read-along!
    From reading both your blogs I can understand why you would be fab friends!!

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  6. Michelle L says…
    09/12/2012

    I have read Brene's other books they are excellent, I would love to win this one

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  7. Karen says…
    09/12/2012

    I love her books and can't wait to read her newest! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. Toni from says…
    09/12/2012

    I am going to check it out, looks like a great read!

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  9. HeatherC says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow!sounds super cool..thanks for the opportunity and I am putting this on my to read list!

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  10. Chris Cross says…
    09/12/2012

    Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Diane B says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds awesome!

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  12. Mary Sara P. says…
    09/12/2012

    Amazing. Thanks for the chance. Can't wait to read more.

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  13. Charline says…
    09/12/2012

    This is on my "amazon wish list"

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  14. Kim says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds great; thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Susan Anderson says…
    09/12/2012

    Just finished reading the Gift of Imperfection and can't wait to get started on this book. Awesome writing and experiences that everyone can relate too.

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  16. Vicki I. says…
    09/12/2012

    It is so hard to take chances and be vulnerable. I recently became a co-leader for our new Cub Scout Tiger Cub den. This takes me WAY out of my comfort zone. I can't believe how quick people are to criticize the smallest things...it has been a challenge for me to ignore that criticism and keep my focus on why I took the position in the first place - the wonderful boys! I'm definitely going to read this book.

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  17. Tameeka says…
    09/12/2012

    this book sounds beautiful! thanks for the chance to win one Ali.

    Tameeka :)

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  18. Susan says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. allyson says…
    09/12/2012

    Loved her TED talks! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  20. Shawna says…
    09/12/2012

    amazing how perfect the timing is in my life.
    thank you for the chance to dare greatly!

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  21. Janie says…
    09/12/2012

    I have already pre-ordered mine but I would like to enter my Pastor in the drawing. Bill Lenz.

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  22. Kim says…
    09/12/2012

    Exactly what I need to read.

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  23. Milla says…
    09/12/2012

    That sounds like a book worth reading, I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

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  24. Diane says…
    09/12/2012

    What a beautiful manifesto! I can only imagine how wonderful the book will be. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Anita says…
    09/12/2012

    I would love to win a copy of this book! What an interesting subject. Love from Norway

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