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. Sara S says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for introducing me to Brené. I will check it out.

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  2. Sandy says…
    09/12/2012

    I cannot wait to read this!

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  3. Danielle Roe says…
    09/12/2012

    Love Brene's writing, that's so cool that you guys are real life friends. Thanks for another awesome giveaway opportunity.

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  4. Patti says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It sounds very inspiring.

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  5. Roberta says…
    09/12/2012

    Can't wait to check this out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Gina says…
    09/12/2012

    I am truly inspired and i have to say that i have added the book to my amazon shopping cart, just in case i don;t win it!:) thank you for introducing me to such great people and concepts and sharing your experiences with us!

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  7. Suz says…
    09/12/2012

    This looks like a wonderful life-lesson book! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  8. TJ Jay says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great book and a great friend!

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  9. Carmen Pauls Orthner says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful! :)

    Carmen.

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  10. Kelly says…
    09/12/2012

    What a lovely giveaway!
    Would love to win!
    Would love to wear the shirt with pride!

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  11. Melissa F. says…
    09/12/2012

    I can't wait to read this book and hope I win ! It sounds wonderful and inspiring.

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  12. Letty Sandoval says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks Ali for the chance to win such a great gift!

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  13. hannahk says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow what an amazing book. As a new Mum, I am more than ever aware that "Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure"

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  14. Tona says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow. This sounds like an amazing book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  15. Becky Linn says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm reading another of Brene's books right now - The Gifts of Imperfection. I'd love to read this one too! Thanks

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  16. Cheryl says…
    09/12/2012

    I am looking forward to this.
    Thank you. Cheryl

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  17. Tracey S says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great book...will have to check it out & thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Susan O says…
    09/12/2012

    Teaching our children they are love and accepted but teaching them accountability and respect should be taught by living it to others...thank you for sharing that little piece of inspiration. It was a good day for that:)

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  19. Kim Warne says…
    09/12/2012

    This couldn't come at a better time in my life...After floundering for some time, this book may be the answer to reshaping my life.

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  20. Pam Simos says…
    09/12/2012

    Love your blog and this book looks amazing and timely. Just got Brené's other book out of the library. Would love to have this one by my bed.--Cheers

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  21. Michelle O. says…
    09/12/2012

    Ali,
    Thank you for introducing me to Brene' and TED.
    You continue to teach and inspire. Thank you.
    Her book sounds awesome!

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  22. Jenny B says…
    09/12/2012

    I would love to win a copy of this book; I am facing a lot of challenges this year in my teaching job and I need the courage to be vulnerable with all of the changes I am experiencing.

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  23. Kate says…
    09/12/2012

    I would love to have a copy of this book. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Judy G says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. The book sounds fascinating!

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  25. Katie Krueger says…
    09/12/2012

    I am so desperate for this book! Totally in love with Brene's research - I have made every family member watch her TedTalks and rave about her constantly!

    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

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