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.

Sign in or sign up to comment.

456 thoughts

  1. Beth says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    Reply 0 Replies
  2. Cheri says…
    09/12/2012

    I love Brene's work and have been following her blog for a few years. What an awesome giveaway!

    Reply 0 Replies
  3. Karen G says…
    09/12/2012

    Looking foward to reading Daring Greatly. Have enjoyed her other books as well.

    Reply 0 Replies
  4. Amanda Susan says…
    09/12/2012

    I got my copy of the book yesterday and am excited to jump into it today.

    Reply 0 Replies
  5. Diana says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds great! Would love to win!

    Reply 0 Replies
  6. KathleenB says…
    09/12/2012

    I have heard a lot about this book and have it on my Wish List on Amazon. Would love to win a copy!

    Reply 0 Replies
  7. Tiffany says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful!

    Reply 0 Replies
  8. Leslie says…
    09/12/2012

    This book sounds wonderful...thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Reply 0 Replies
  9. Teresa says…
    09/12/2012

    I've learned so much about how to really live the life I want to from her other books and TED talks. Can't wait to read this one too. Thanks for the chance to win and for the download of this parenting manifesto.

    Reply 0 Replies
  10. Sandi M says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for introducing us! I love the manifesto and can't wait to read this book.

    Reply 0 Replies
  11. Elaine Bieman says…
    09/12/2012

    great manifesto. Very moving.

    Reply 0 Replies
  12. Lindsay says…
    09/12/2012

    so awesome. would love to read this book.

    Reply 0 Replies
  13. Kim S (nerdgrl) says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the manifesto. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Reply 0 Replies
  14. Leora Henkin says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for sharing this. Good luck to all!

    Reply 0 Replies
  15. Graviela says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the giveaway!

    Reply 0 Replies
  16. Lisa says…
    09/12/2012

    So excited about this book!

    Reply 0 Replies
  17. Lizzy says…
    09/12/2012

    This one is on my wishlist and would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Reply 0 Replies
  18. Suzie Perrie says…
    09/12/2012

    Ok I think I am definitely going to have to check out her books now. That manifesto struck a heartchord.

    Reply 0 Replies
  19. Tracey H says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks Ali, would love to read this.

    Reply 0 Replies
  20. Madeline St Onge says…
    09/12/2012

    This sounds like an interesting read, will have to check it out

    thanks Ali

    Reply 0 Replies
  21. Kimberly Loxtercamp says…
    09/12/2012

    This sounds like a great message!

    Reply 0 Replies
  22. Enjoli says…
    09/12/2012

    I have been wanting to read her books. This one seems like a great one! She is such an inspiring woman, I hope I can help the world as she does. :)

    Reply 0 Replies
  23. heidig says…
    09/12/2012

    This sounds like a wonderful book - something I'd love to read!

    Reply 0 Replies
  24. Kacie says…
    09/12/2012

    I've never read one of her books - I'd love to check it out!

    Reply 0 Replies
  25. joeynumber41 says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome!

    Reply 0 Replies

Sign in or sign up to comment.