Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
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 12 years of research, her book 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.
Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A nationally renowned teacher and speaker, she is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t). Her groundbreaking work has been featured widely in the media, including PBS and NPR.
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“A wonderful book: urgent, essential, and fun to read. I couldn’t put it down, and it continues to resonate with me.” (Seth Godin, New York Times best-selling author)
“In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown refers to herself as both a mapmaker and a traveler. In my book, that makes her a guide. And I believe the world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. If you’d like to set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you’ll need.” (Maria Shriver, New York Times best-selling author)
I didn't find any new or interesting information in this long book - none at all. The narration wasn't my style either but at least you can hear a sample of that and decide if you're willing to still listen to the book.
Author, and globe-trotter.
I love when Brene Brown reads her own books. Her voice is the best for her material. This audiobook narration was TERRIBLE. I just couldn't go through it. It's like she's reading a soap opera. It was so distracting. I really want my money back on this one and it is the first time I've said that and I've bought DOZENS of audiobooks on Audible.
An audible addict:)
This book is helping me searching for the true me. Really glad I listened to it. Encouraged me to dare great things ;)
Not Karen. She was a complete mismatch for this book.
Yes. The topic is relevant
Get someone to narrate who is closer to Brene in tone and delivery. I bought this book after watching the TED talks. The narrator chosen doesn't have the same tone. I felt like I was listening to an hours long infomercial.
You are what you feed your mind...so, feed it the good stuff!!!
The insight that Brene brings to the subject's of shame and vulnerability is incredible. You can tell by the quality the level of effort, the amount of work, time and love she invests in you!
I love Brene Brown, but I have already listened to lots of her stuff, so this just was repetitive. same stories, examples and anecdotes -unfortunately!
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