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. Stefani says…
    09/12/2012

    I've added it to my "required" reading list! Great giveaway.

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  2. jen says…
    09/12/2012

    I love her work and am so excited for this new book. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  3. Shae says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks!

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  4. Gayle P says…
    09/12/2012

    I've had her books on my wishlist for a while. I need to make the leap and order them!

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  5. Catherine C R says…
    09/12/2012

    I am currently knee deep in "The Gifts of Imperfection." I have had it for over a year & knowing this book was coming out helped me leap into it. She is great. I love her approach, her words, her support for humanity. Thanks for the chance to win this follow-up!

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  6. Donna says…
    09/12/2012

    Can't wait to read her book. Thanks for the chance at a 'special' copy!

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  7. J3SS1C4 says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the chance to win! I've been waiting on getting her Gifts of Imperfection book, but haven't had the funds to do it until next week when I get paid. Her books really do look awesome!

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  8. Laura says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the manifesto, and her other books...really looking forward to this book.

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  9. Dee Cummins says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm so excited to read this book! Thanks, Ali.

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  10. Bonnie says…
    09/12/2012

    What a great giveaway!

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  11. melbourne liz says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow! I feel taller already! What an inspirational woman.

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  12. Tamara says…
    09/12/2012

    what a wonderful giveaway! thank you so much for the chance!

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  13. Kelly says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a super read. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  14. Julie says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow! This book sounds great! I would love to win, but if I don't, I'll be looking for it!

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  15. Lisa says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you for sharing--this sounds like a great read!

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  16. Paulette says…
    09/12/2012

    I have the book on order but would love to surprise a friend...as always, thanks for Sharing Ali:o)

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  17. Lauren says…
    09/12/2012

    Dr. Brown's talk on vulnerability set off light bulbs for me. I will be thinking about her conclusions for a long time. Thank you for sharing this.

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  18. Rachel says…
    09/12/2012

    I am so looking forward to reading this new book!

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  19. Christy says…
    09/12/2012

    Whether I win or not thank you so much for all of the "leads" you provide. Not only do I find inspiration in you, but I have been able to find many other sources of inspiration through you.

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  20. Paula says…
    09/12/2012

    This truly sounds like a life-changing book!

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  21. Laura Stewart says…
    09/12/2012

    sounds great!

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  22. rani says…
    09/12/2012

    I Love Dr.Brene Brown and would love a chance had this hard copy and one of the Daring Greatly Shirts!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  23. KarenP(kphike) says…
    09/12/2012

    This is a great giveaway!!! Thank you!

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  24. Corinna says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm actually current reading one of Brene's other books and would love to win this one!

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  25. Leanne says…
    09/12/2012

    Love Brene's books...can't wait to read this new one!
    Thanks:)

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