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. Leonie says…
    09/13/2012

    what a great book - it's sound really good

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  2. Vikki says…
    09/13/2012

    Maybe 404 is my lucky number. ;) thanks Ali!

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  3. Mariette says…
    09/13/2012

    Looks great, would love to read it!

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  4. Annie says…
    09/13/2012

    I love Brene Brown's work and can't wait to read her next book!

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  5. Karen Weigman says…
    09/13/2012

    Whether or not I win. I will have this book! I have been making slow and steady changes to myself to improve my life, and I look forward to some additional suggestions and success stories of others that are trying to allow themselves to be vulnerable and not perfect, and exposing that delicate face to the world. Mostly, I don't want my daughter to grow-up with the stress and pressure of needing to be perfect or the best. She is perfect to me, flaws and all!

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  6. Debbi G. says…
    09/13/2012

    great giveaway! thanks :)

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  7. Norma N says…
    09/13/2012

    Thank you for the great giveaways!

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  8. Stacey Butler says…
    09/13/2012

    Thanks Ali - sounds amazing!!

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  9. Stacy says…
    09/13/2012

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I'd love to read Brene's newest work.

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  10. Kendra Dafoe says…
    09/13/2012

    Looks like a wonderful book! Thank you!

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  11. Flo says…
    09/13/2012

    Sounds like a neat book. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. Kim L says…
    09/13/2012

    Sounds inspiring, thank you!

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  13. Kim H. says…
    09/13/2012

    awesome giveaway

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  14. Clare says…
    09/13/2012

    This book sounds amazing so ready to embrace new things.

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  15. Cyndi Speelman says…
    09/13/2012

    I already have the new book and have read 1/3 of it (LOVE her work), but have plenty of people in my life I would love to give it to. Beautiful manifesto!

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  16. melody says…
    09/13/2012

    I've loved each of Brene's books and TED talks. Want this one, too!
    Thanks

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  17. deb pereira says…
    09/13/2012

    I have two of Brene's books and would love to add this to my collection! LOVE her!

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  18. Angie says…
    09/13/2012

    I'm currently reading The Happiness Project and this book looks like a great one to follow it. I would love a copy!

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  19. annie says…
    09/13/2012

    I've been reading The Gifts of Imperfection and am loving it.

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  20. Krys72599 says…
    09/13/2012

    LOVe the manifesto - would LOVE to win a copy of Brene's new book - I've read her previous...

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  21. Jane says…
    09/13/2012

    This book looks fascinating. I'd love to read it and also pass it along to my sister who is struggling a bit with her family life right now! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  22. Donna C. says…
    09/13/2012

    Thank you for introducing me to Brene. I love her books.

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  23. Wendi says…
    09/13/2012

    I can not wait to read this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  24. kristin says…
    09/13/2012

    my husband and i have watched brene's talks on ted.com and loved them! we'd love to win her book!

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  25. Dana Winsmann says…
    09/13/2012

    This could not have come at a better time. I am staring fear in the face. My inner voice is roaring to be heard, but I am trying with all my might close my ears. Why, because my inner voice is telling me I can't do it. I don't want to believe that voice. So you can only image that when I watched the trailer by Brene, the tears began to flow because it spoke to me just when I needed it most.

    Thank you for the chance to win her book, and thank you for always sharing your journey.

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