I really enjoyed the content of this book. Well researched and written. I found the narrator a little hard to listen to. Not sure if it was simply a pitch in her voice, which would be a personal preference thing, or if she was just a little too quick in her pace. I love when a narrator makes the book feel like a conversation is being had, or story is unfolding. This felt a little like a rushed reading. That said, I will recommend this book to many.
Think Big, Work Smart, Live the Dream!
Thought provoking. Actionable. Yet light and enjoyable listening. Life/Happiness smarts. Whole-hearted living is not what I expected. The topic of developing resilience was enlightening!
Please don't let this be your introduction to Brene Brown, unless you're buying a physical copy of this book to read yourself. The reader on this one is just not a good fit for the material. She sounds like a fine reader, but here she's emotionless & even monotonous. I found myself bored & tuning out, when the actual material inspires anything but that reaction. Brene herself covers this book in pretty much its entirety in her speech series "The Power of Vulnerability" (often word-for-word) & it's SO much better delivered than in this audiobook. With that one, you get to hear the charm & the wit infused in her words that's just missing here.
BUT... the information (in both works) is truly life-changing. It's extremely relatable, so even though you're learning new ways to see things and new ways to see yourself, it's like a great friend who's enlightening you with examples. You get enough of her background to appreciate the authority with which she comes to conclusions, but it's done with such loving warmth, you get it while you're smiling & laughing. And the more you get it, the more you'll practice it in your own life. For example, you'll start to recognize when something you're wanting to do is blocked by a "shame gremlin," and you'll learn ways to shine the very light on that gremlin that will eradicate it. I simply cannot praise Brene's work more highly, but the reading of this particular audiobook is most unfortunate and not at all the way anyone should dive into learning what she has to share.
It's okay to be you. As a matter of fact, you will learn to love being you - your perceived imperfections and all - that's what makes you, YOU. I came across this book a few years ago, purely by accident. But as I'm quickly discovering, there are no accidents. This book is brilliant and has become one of the go-to books in my personal library. I'm truly grateful for the understanding this book provides.
This book teaches ways and reasons to embrace your true imperfect self.
Based around researches and facts!
Life changing, looking forward to reading more books written by Brené!
It's different from all the usual self help book. If you really want to dig deep, and be free, and just be you, and be proud of who you are, this book is a must! Plus, is so easy to understand, and great performance!
Made me really understand myself from the perspective of shame. What an effect it has had on the first half of my life. I won't be defeated by it in the second half. Thank you Brene.
Everything Brene writes is refreshing, enlighting, humorous and plain brilliant. In this book she uses her research but most importantly her personal experience.