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. Maryn says…
    09/12/2012

    What a lovely manifesto - I'd love to read the book!

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  2. Whitney says…
    09/12/2012

    Big fan of you both! Would love this book.

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  3. bdaiss says…
    09/12/2012

    I am SO excited to get my hands on this book! And why am I not surprised you two are friends? :) Thanks for the chance!

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  4. Sacha says…
    09/12/2012

    This book sounds like it would be great for me right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. MandiD says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you Ali and Brené for all you do to help us live, remember, record and be our best selves!

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  6. Randi says…
    09/12/2012

    Something for me and my children to learn from and grow.

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  7. linda says…
    09/12/2012

    As we say here in the South ... Oh. Mah. Word. Can't start reading this book soon enough! Rock on, Brene.

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  8. Lynn Y says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like an awesome book. I would love to win!!

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  9. SusanMC says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like something that is a must read!!! And something we can all learn!

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  10. vicki says…
    09/12/2012

    Oh, my...I need to read more...

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  11. Kirsten says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm intrigued. Would love to win!

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  12. Jenny says…
    09/12/2012

    I've never read any of her books either, so I'll be interested in checking it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. kelly says…
    09/12/2012

    i love brene's books and this one sounds like it is just what i need.

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  14. iHanna says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm a fan of Brené too, love her way of seeing life. Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

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  15. Rosslyn Weigelt says…
    09/12/2012

    So excited...thanks to your introduction on your blog over the last couple years I have been tapping into the wealth of wisdom that Brene shares. I pre-ordered Daring Greatly, and cannot wait for it's arrival! I need a matching t-shirt. LOL!

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  16. Heather W says…
    09/12/2012

    This book looks amazing, I can't wait to read it.

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  17. Jonda says…
    09/12/2012

    Would love the opportunity to read this, Even more so to WIN it! Thank you for the chance, Ali! <3

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  18. Nancy Hyland says…
    09/12/2012

    I saw her ted clips that you recommended on PRT and I am very interested in this book.

    thanks

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  19. SoozG says…
    09/12/2012

    Have been eagerly awaiting this book! So need this message in my life at this very moment...so looking forward to reading it.

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  20. Susan C says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a book I could really use. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Kathy A. says…
    09/12/2012

    I just started reading "The Gifts of Imperfection" and am really enjoying it. I would love a chance to win her new book. Thank you!

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  22. Francisca says…
    09/12/2012

    I loved reading Brene's 2 other books and I would love to read this new one too!

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  23. AshleyM says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome giveaway and I love that she is quoting T.R.! He was awesome!

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  24. MaryAnnP says…
    09/12/2012

    This comes at perfect timing for me. I would love the experience.

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  25. KellyO says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds amazing and definitely will be put on my to read list. I've been doing lots of work surrounding vulnerability and relationships for the last couple of years.

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