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. Trish says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome giveaway....as always.

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  2. Helen says…
    09/12/2012

    Love all of Brene's books and think I have contributed a fair few of the millions of views of her TED talks.....would **really** love to win!

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  3. Carolyn says…
    09/12/2012

    Neat stuff. I've been wanting to read her books. Love the manifesto.

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  4. Christy says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful.

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  5. Regina says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow! She and her book sound amazing. I'd love to read it.

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  6. Sonia says…
    09/12/2012

    Pick me!

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  7. scrapper al says…
    09/13/2012

    Thanks for the chance to this inspiring book.

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  8. Karen P. says…
    09/13/2012

    I watched her Ted Talk a few months ago and was very touched by it. I'm excited she has this new book and can think of a few people who I can buy it for. Also - it's so cool to find out two women I admire are besties! Cool. (And thanks for the chance to win.)

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  9. Jeannine D says…
    09/13/2012

    I am looking forwarding to reading this book - thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wendi says…
    09/13/2012

    What an exciting book, looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for this post and recommendation. : )

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  11. Shelly K says…
    09/13/2012

    Thanks for sharing!!!
    U r amazing!

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  12. Kate says…
    09/13/2012

    I pre-ordered the book after hearing one of her Ted Talks. It just arrived today! And I can't wait to dig in.

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  13. Nathalie Hardy says…
    09/13/2012

    I am one of those many people who have watched Brene's video on vulnerability over and over again ... carrying me through some darker times into a much better place! Looking forward to reading this book!! I love that you are friends. :)

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  14. Elizabeth says…
    09/13/2012

    Thanks for the FDR quote and parenting manefesto. good words!

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  15. Val'ee says…
    09/13/2012

    Incredible book! Would love to read it.

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  16. Val'ee says…
    09/13/2012

    Incredible story. Will be anxious to read the book.

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  17. Jennifer says…
    09/13/2012

    Brene is absolutely amazing. I have her book on my Nook and read it over and over. She makes me feel as if I'm not crazy!!!!

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  18. Emery says…
    09/13/2012

    I've really enjoyed and appreciated Brene's TED talks. This book has been on my wishlist for several weeks. Thanks for letting us know it's available.

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  19. Sam F says…
    09/13/2012

    This book looks amazing!!

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  20. Melissa Burford says…
    09/13/2012

    This is fabulous. I am very interested and will check out Brené's site as soon as I finish this comment!

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  21. Shannon D says…
    09/13/2012

    Have always loved everything you have said about Brene and have been enjoying getting back into reading. Loved Dinner:A love story and Susannahs Books at your recommendation. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Hueisei says…
    09/13/2012

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Toni says…
    09/13/2012

    Awesome Ali - Love that manifesto - so needed

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  24. Jennifer A says…
    09/13/2012

    Great giveaway! Would love to win.

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  25. Laura Glover says…
    09/13/2012

    I've been a fan of hers....would love to read this book!

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