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. Michaela says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you for the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto! That is exactly where I'm trying, struggling, to head each day... can't wait to read the book (and re-read time and again, I'm sure).

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  2. Gina Crowley says…
    09/12/2012

    Ooh. Ooh. Pick me. Pick me.

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  3. Christine says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm third in line at the library and can't wait to read it!

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  4. Mari says…
    09/12/2012

    Cannot pass up a chance to become a better human. Wishing Greatly!

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  5. Diane says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow, this sounds exciting...and scary! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Michelle R says…
    09/12/2012

    Great giveaways, I would love to read this book.

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  7. Nina says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome giveaway :)

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  8. Bethany Becker says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Grisel Blanco says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow, that does sound interesting! Would love to win a copy of her book! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. Tiffany says…
    09/12/2012

    sounds awesome. xoxo.

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  11. Shaela says…
    09/12/2012

    LOVE that manifesto - I will definitely need to check out that book!

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  12. Cheryl SD says…
    09/12/2012

    I've read your blog posts where you've mentioned Brene and linked to her TED talks, etc. I read, watched and listened! Thank you so much for sharing. Brene has such good information that the world needs to hear. I've been wanting to get one of her books. I'd be thrilled to win this new book. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  13. Cheryl Smith says…
    09/12/2012

    I've loved Brene's talks and her book. I'm looking forward to this new one. She definitely has something to say that we all need to hear!

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  14. Jeni says…
    09/12/2012

    I love that manifesto.

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  15. Carolyn HP says…
    09/12/2012

    Would so love to win this book, thanks for the chance to enter!

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  16. carolyn williams says…
    09/12/2012

    Fun!

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  17. Beth Meier says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for introducing me to Dr. Brown. I look forward to reading her work.

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  18. Michelle Baesler says…
    09/12/2012

    Checked out the TED talks. So wonderful. Thank you!

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  19. Lori says…
    09/12/2012

    This sounds great! I am a social worker and this struck a chord with me as today I question why I chose this work, as I feel vulnerable. Maybe that is a good thing, but today it is painful. This is on my must read list.

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  20. Britiney @ Consider the Lilies says…
    09/12/2012

    beautiful!

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  21. Caroline says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds wonderful!

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  22. Steffb says…
    09/12/2012

    Wanted to buy this book today but payday is Friday!

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  23. Stephanie Penfield says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds wonderful! :)

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  24. Monique says…
    09/12/2012

    Love her! Have read her first two books so would love to get this one! Thanks Ali!

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  25. Jenn Serrano says…
    09/12/2012

    Oh! That book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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