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. Pattie says…
    09/12/2012

    I pre-ordered Brene's book a few months back. Can't wait to start reading it!

    Ali - Would you share where you bought that beautiful chevron striped skirt in the top photo?

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    1. Angela says…
      09/12/2012

      I LOVE that skirt as well!!!

  2. Lindsay says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Angela says…
    09/12/2012

    Never read one of her books and glad to see she's a Houston girl as well!
    Angela M
    Houston, TX

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  4. Theresa says…
    09/12/2012

    So cool! Thanks!

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  5. Lina Fo says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like this would be a great read. Hoping for the chance to win.

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  6. Sarah Stegall says…
    09/12/2012

    This book sounds like it is very fitting for the happenings/changes in our family right now.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Donna says…
    09/12/2012

    I have love Brenees work. Would love to win her newest book!

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  8. Sharon says…
    09/12/2012

    I love the manifesto and cannot wait to read this book! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Rae Bangs says…
    09/12/2012

    Wonderful! Great giveaway!

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  10. Darla says…
    09/12/2012

    It is so cool how the universe brings us what we need. Love to read this book.

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  11. Lynn says…
    09/12/2012

    I can definitely say from my own personal experience that vulnerability can serve as a catalyst for meaningful connection. It's been a rough year here, where vulnerability wasn't a choice in our family, but has been something life required of us. Courage has been something that was hard to get to, but when we are surrounded by those we love and connect with them on this level, we can absolutely reach a place of gratefulness for the vulnerability in our lives. The book sounds amazing. Thanks Ali!

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  12. Candyce says…
    09/12/2012

    I saw this title recommended on Andrea Scher's new site in the 'good things' section. I checked my library for it, and they didn't have it, so I am SO excited by this giveaway! Thank you!

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  13. Wendy WendtVanGuilder says…
    09/12/2012

    This is a great giveaway and something I need to read. Lately, vulnerable is about all I feel. Starting a new job, kids each moving up a grade closer to middle school, working at marriage.... it's all up in the air. Good luck to everyone!

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  14. Missy K says…
    09/12/2012

    What a great giveaway--- I've loved Brene's TED talks.

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  15. Jen G... says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the manifesto! Thanks!

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  16. Diana C says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds wonderful! Looks like a good read. What a nice experience that turned to a new friendship.

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  17. Amy says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

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  18. tape says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great book!

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  19. Maribel says…
    09/12/2012

    This sounds like something I need to read now!

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  20. Lisa W. says…
    09/12/2012

    WOW...just watched the trailer for her book. QUITE touching, and really REALLY makes me want to dig it! Thanks Ali for your ever revolving door of wonderful things you bring to us!

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  21. j. says…
    09/12/2012

    I simply adore Brene. And, I am so excited to watch her on Katie today....my dvr is set. LOVE her.....thanks for the opportunity....and hooray for you embracing vulnerability!

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    1. j. says…
      09/12/2012

      Oops....Brene is appearing on Thursday...not today.

  22. Dawn Cheshire says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a fabulous book, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  23. margie s says…
    09/12/2012

    So excited for her to speak at my church next month!!

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  24. Laura A in OR says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  25. J Allen says…
    09/12/2012

    WOW! She said with tears in her eyes and a knot in her throat! Don't know why (will maybe I do) but this really got me....

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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