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.


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  1. Cindy McAllister says…
    09/12/2012

    Dr. Brown sounds like an amazing person and friend to have...after ready your blog today I stopped and paused to think on the word "vulnerability" and even looked it up in the dictionary. I would love to read her book and gain new insight from her research and writing.

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  2. christene says…
    09/12/2012

    As a mother, I look at the Manifesto and think 'I must post this on the ice box for all to see'. As a new teacher, I think, 'I must post this in my classroom for all to see'.

    I must read the book!

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  3. Candy says…
    09/12/2012

    I would be interested in reading this inspirational book!

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  4. caro says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm afraid to read this, so that means I must.

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  5. Sheryl Coe says…
    09/12/2012

    ME! I love the idea of this concept. Beautiful.

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  6. Stacy trimble says…
    09/12/2012

    After a very tough parenting day and me not being the mom I want to be... reading this post truly couldn't have come at a more better time for me.

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  7. Janelle says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm intrigued.

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  8. Christy says…
    09/12/2012

    I have not heard about her before and I would love to win and read Brene's book. I cant wait to see Brene on Katie Couric's new talk show tomorrow!

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  9. Susan Todd says…
    09/12/2012

    Can't wait to read Daring Greatly...Brene Brown's other books have had such a positive impact on my life!

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  10. Cara C says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the Parenting Manifesto and can't wait to read Brene's new book!!!

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  11. Tracey says…
    09/12/2012

    I've heard so many good things about Brene's books. Would love to read this. Thanks Ali.

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  12. Mary in IL says…
    09/12/2012

    sounds awesome

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  13. Crystal Schaar says…
    09/12/2012

    WOW! Thank you for this amazing giveaway. This book is exactly something I need right now. Glad to be introduced to your friend.

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  14. Tagati says…
    09/12/2012

    What a great give away! I'm such a fan of Brene and would luv to win her book!

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  15. Melissa says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you very much!

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  16. Melanie says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome giveaway! I would live to see what her ideas are all about.

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  17. tonya says…
    09/12/2012

    wow! how cool! i actually met Brene last year in amarillo! It was so nice to visit with her!

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  18. Kate L says…
    09/12/2012

    I take your recommendations to heart. Love the manifesto. Thanks for sharing what encourages you to encourage us.

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  19. Carla says…
    09/12/2012

    Such perfect timing for posting this opportunity. As usual Ali, your connections hold so much for all of us and I am grateful for the opportunity to read what promises to be yet another wonderful book that you have recommended. Thanks!

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  20. Memoriesbymanda says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a truly insightful and inspiring book. Thanks for the introduction and a chance to win.

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  21. Kristen says…
    09/12/2012

    Love this giveaway! The manifesto is wonderful! Thank you!

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  22. Cheryl T. says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm hoping I have rockstar luck! I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Melinda T says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow, great manifesto! Going to check out her book!

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  24. Tracy says…
    09/12/2012

    Looks like a great book! Thanks!

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  25. Laurel says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank You, Ali. Great giveaway. The parenting manifesto is amazing. Had me in tears. Lovely.

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