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.


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  1. judi says…
    09/12/2012

    will buy the book if I don't win, sounds wonderful!
    judi
    highland, in

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  2. AnnEliz says…
    09/12/2012

    Looking forward to reading this book.

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  3. Krystyn says…
    09/12/2012

    I just bought her "gift of imperfection" book and cannot wait to read it.

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  4. Kevin says…
    09/12/2012

    As one of those 5 million who watched the TED talk I'm really looking forward to this new book.

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  5. Colleen Tucker says…
    09/12/2012

    Love the quote that inspired the title! Wish I could be in London next month when Brene speaks at the ICF Global Conference.
    This book definitely on my wishlist.

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  6. Avital says…
    09/12/2012

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I enjoyed Brené's TED talk immensely.

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  7. Alexandra says…
    09/12/2012

    So great to read a little bit about your friendship with Brene
    - thank you.
    And thanks for this opportunity - I'm sure the book in amazing.
    xo

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  8. Jenn H says…
    09/12/2012

    Thanks Ali! I am very excited to read her book!

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  9. Heather M. says…
    09/12/2012

    I read one of Brene's books earlier this year and it was life changing, really looking forward to his next book of hers. She has such a gift.

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  10. madcapangel says…
    09/12/2012

    Oh my goodness. This book comes at a perfect time for my family and me. Would love to be able to open up to vulnerability, and learn how to pass on to my family how to live whole heartedly. Brene's talk on TED was so enlightening, I can only imagine the insights she shares in her new book, Daring Greatly. What a fabulous title, doesn't it just open your heart and mind?

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  11. Bari says…
    09/12/2012

    I pre-ordered the book on iBooks and started it yesterday. I intially wanted it because I had seen the leadership manifesto and because I have more confidence in my professional life then I do my personal, I really connected with it. But reading the forward to the book yesterday, and the parenting manifesto today, I am learning that my personal life is the focus and why this book found me. I am looking forward to daring greatly, for myself, so that I can be the best for the most important people in my life, my family.

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  12. Karen S says…
    09/12/2012

    I'd love to read this book!

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  13. LiLi F says…
    09/12/2012

    Will absolutely be reading this!

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  14. Segolene says…
    09/12/2012

    why am I so scare to dare? Is it my personality or was I raised that way? Either way, I so want to dare but never go for the first step. There is always a good excuse: money, kids...

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  15. Beth Ann says…
    09/12/2012

    Looks like a must-read. Thanks for the opporunity to win!

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  16. Cathy L. says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

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  17. Dori says…
    09/12/2012

    Perfect timing! Thank you so much!

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  18. Richelle says…
    09/12/2012

    I'd love to win this book!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  19. Mandi says…
    09/12/2012

    I *just* finished reading her last book a couple days ago - I ended up having to buy it from the library because I marked it up so much - I couldn't help myself, there was just too much I had to remember!!! I would love to read the new book!!!

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  20. Megan says…
    09/12/2012

    Sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it!! Thanks for the chance, Ali!

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  21. amberca says…
    09/12/2012

    The book sounds wonderful! I am wanting to embark on a new challenge in my life and I need a little push in the right direction.

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  22. Deb J says…
    09/12/2012

    I did Brene's 1st online book study with her and have loved her ever since. It's great she has a new book coming out. Will have to get it.

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  23. Judi says…
    09/12/2012

    WOW that was great - thanks for the giveawy

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  24. Judi says…
    09/12/2012

    Great intro - thanks for the giveaway

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  25. slmnontec says…
    09/12/2012

    Most of my major parenting is done. It is so HARD as I'm inadequate. The Manifesto has lofty goals but we, as humans, usually cannot achieve that.

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