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. Holly Costello says…
    09/12/2012

    Awesome giveaway! Where did you get your chevron skirt??

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  2. JC says…
    09/12/2012

    Brene is such a gift to this world -- her research and bravery have truly made a difference for so many. I cannot wait to read this book!

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  3. laura says…
    09/12/2012

    i am extremely vulnerable right now. shaking in my boots, fearing what is ahead. there's a risk i want to take, but i fear the outcome.

    sounds like this is just the push i need. perhaps it's better to dare than to play it safe?

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  4. Peggy says…
    09/12/2012

    Found Brene through you a few years ago and would love to have her new book! Love your work on the manifesto!

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  5. Mindy says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like exactly the book that I need to read right now!

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  6. Kristia says…
    09/12/2012

    Oh!!! I have been so excited for this book to finally be available. Would LOVE a copy!

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  7. Pam Ballard says…
    09/12/2012

    Please include me in the giveaway.. Congrats to Brene for her new book!

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  8. Madelon Wise says…
    09/12/2012

    I downloaded Daring Greatly in the Kindle edition last night. Brene Brown and he research have changed my world and I can't wait to read this latest book.

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  9. JenR says…
    09/12/2012

    So excited about this book! Love her!

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  10. LindaHAZ says…
    09/12/2012

    I would like to read the book!

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  11. Cherri Engle says…
    09/12/2012

    One of my life's motto's is to be more vulnerable, visible and touchable. I look forward to reading her book and gaining more insight into this way of living. Thanks for the give-a-way opportunity.

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  12. lindsey says…
    09/12/2012

    I could listen to Brene speak all day long. Been reading all of the reviews of what I'm sure will be a life changing book for me. It's on my wishlist for sure!

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  13. Kristine V says…
    09/12/2012

    WOW. I can see already that this book is pure brilliance! Thank you for the chance to win this!!

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  14. Kimberly K says…
    09/12/2012

    You my friend are such a brave inspiration to me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Celeste says…
    09/12/2012

    sounds wonderful!

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  16. Gina M. Taylor says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds inspiring!

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  17. Liz Nelson says…
    09/12/2012

    Love Brene's books.....can't wait to read the new one.

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  18. michelle says…
    09/12/2012

    what i am trying to do, but feeling like a failure every time, in every relationship. please......

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  19. kathleen says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks for the introduction to a great lady. I would love to read her book!

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  20. Hanna says…
    09/12/2012

    Loved her book - The gifts of imperfection and can't wait to read this book as well.

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  21. cindy b. says…
    09/12/2012

    Your life is so blessed to be able to meet such AMAZING people! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  22. Kimberly says…
    09/12/2012

    I saw Brene's talk without knowing who she is...very inspiring!

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  23. marsha j says…
    09/12/2012

    thanks for the manifesto, sounds like a great book. thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. erica says…
    09/12/2012

    wow. watching that trailer makes me eager to read this!! i love her twist on the "what would you do" quote. <3 thanks for this chance to win!!

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  25. Melissa R. says…
    09/12/2012

    You know some amazing people! I'd love to read her book! Thanks for the chance!

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