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. Erin says…
    09/12/2012

    So inspiring!

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  2. christen says…
    09/12/2012

    i would LOVE to read this book!!

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  3. Andria says…
    09/12/2012

    I love Brene's other books. I can't wait to read this one!

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  4. Karen says…
    09/12/2012

    Your post is perfect timing for me and this book. I can use a boost for my life and this could be the starting point. Thanks for suggesting it.

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  5. Liticia says…
    09/12/2012

    I'm reading the "Gifts of Imperfection" now. Ready to be open to the new and vulnerable to allow change a place in my life! Sounds like just what I need right now!

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  6. Vicki says…
    09/12/2012

    The Gifts of Imperfection was such an effective read for me. I would love to win a copy of Daring greatly.

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  7. Karin S says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the chance!

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  8. SusanMcL says…
    09/12/2012

    I would so appreciate winning this book.
    I am very happy to know that you are friends.

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  9. Lida says…
    09/12/2012

    Would love to read this book!

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  10. Amy K says…
    09/12/2012

    LOVE everything I've ever read and watched of Brene's. It makes me smile whenever you write about the friendship you've formed. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  11. JillT says…
    09/12/2012

    After seeing all the talk about this book, it would be a great win!

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  12. Nicky from Okotoks says…
    09/12/2012

    would love to check it out

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  13. Cindy says…
    09/12/2012

    looks like an amazing book!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Beth says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow. Would love to read more after reading the Manifesto.

    Thanks Ali!

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  15. Lisa Cole says…
    09/12/2012

    If ever I wanted to read a book, this is it. I am blending my 14yo daughter and myself into a family of 4 - engaged to the love of my life - and it has been trying at times. Trying to incorporate an only child who has had everything, into a loving family that shares and is grateful for everything they have. Trying to make sure she feels like she belongs in the larger group, still by my side, still my child. Thank you so much for sharing this opportunity.

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  16. Marsaille says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you for sharing Brene with us!

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  17. Amy says…
    09/12/2012

    This is something I need. Desperately

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  18. Karen J says…
    09/12/2012

    Wow, sounds like a great read!

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  19. Tiffany M. says…
    09/12/2012

    What a great manifesto! Thanks for sharing and will have to check out the book!

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  20. Amber says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like an amaziv woman and an interesting book.

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  21. Amanda D says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Marsha LL says…
    09/12/2012

    This is a wonderful opportunity for me to LEARN and to CHANGE.

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  23. Sherry Carr-Smith says…
    09/12/2012

    Of course you and Brene are friends! This makes perfect sense as you are both so awesome. I love when creative people get together for cool stuff.

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  24. maegan says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to reading her book and following the blog read-along.

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  25. Dawn says…
    09/12/2012

    The book looks fantastic! And the parenting manifesto is already downloaded...love it!! The website seems like a great resource too. Thanks!! Quick unrelated question...any idea where you bought your chevron patterned skirt? Its fabulous!! I've been looking everywhere for one.

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