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. Susan says…
    09/12/2012

    pretty cool! sounds like a good book. i've never read her books; this one is intriguing.

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  2. Shirlene G. says…
    09/12/2012

    This looks like a great book!

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  3. Mehran says…
    09/12/2012

    I... LOVE Brene Brown. Her words and perspective are so, so important. Love to be entered in the giveaway!

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  4. Stephanie E. says…
    09/12/2012

    I'd really like to read this book. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  5. Fiona Gains says…
    09/12/2012

    Off to find the book :)

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  6. Paige says…
    09/12/2012

    This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing and telling us about it and also offering a chance to win a copy.

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  7. Dianne says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  8. Rachael says…
    09/12/2012

    So tickled to see that you did the artwork for her AWESOME parenting manifesto! I've got the book, but plan to buy a copy for several people. Would love to win a copy!

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  9. Sue Evans says…
    09/12/2012

    I so need to read this book!!!! Sounds great!!

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  10. Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie says…
    09/12/2012

    I would really love to read this book. So inspiring!

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  11. Lisa says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a book I could use, would love to win!

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  12. Stacy K says…
    09/12/2012

    I've heard good things, and definitely plan to read her books, starting with Daring Greatly.

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  13. cara Maat says…
    09/12/2012

    wow. just...wow. that book sounds amazing. I cannot wait to read it!

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  14. Beth P says…
    09/12/2012

    Amazing Ali and Brene - love that manifesto - can't wait to start reading this book...too often vulnerability is seen as a weakness and as a negative instead of as an opportunity for learning and growth and change...

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  15. Emily says…
    09/12/2012

    I love Brene's books! Thanks for the opportunity to win this one!

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  16. Kelly Cole says…
    09/12/2012

    I can't wait to read this book! Would LOVE to win it!

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  17. Megan says…
    09/12/2012

    Just from reading the manifesto I can't wait to get my hands on this book...thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  18. Tashia D says…
    09/12/2012

    This book sounds like it's right up my alley!

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  19. Sherri says…
    09/12/2012

    I need to read this book!!!!

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  20. Michelle says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a fantastic book. Love the manifesto!

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  21. Jodi says…
    09/12/2012

    Her TED talks have been very inspiring, I would love to delve deeper with the book.

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  22. Karen Davis says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Dot Fowler says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the Manifesto! Thanks for opportunity to win.

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  24. Caroline says…
    09/12/2012

    I was greatly inspired by Brene's "The Gifts of Imperfection" book, and I hope to keep making progress on my journey to become a wholehearted self with "Daring Greatly" (as soon as my student budget can afford it). As a graduate student, I'm surrounded by people that strive on shame and perfectionism, and Brene's work is greatly helping me learn to cope with and detach myself from all that madness.

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  25. Teri H. says…
    09/12/2012

    I LOVE Brene's TED talks, and would love to read her book.

    Thanks!

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