In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her 10 guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."
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"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brené's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." (Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist)
"Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." (Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind)
"This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice.' (Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection)
This book is rich with insight, wisdom, laughter and guideposts for living a wholehearted life. Very highly recommended this book.
I like the flow and honesty of the author. The guidance/advice seemed genuine and honest
Some personal experiences and some research based it was a very good balance
The reader did a very good job and I enjoyed listening to her
I like the whole book -
I will listen to this book again. I have told friends about this book. It is a good choice if you are thinking about becoming a better person
Different reader. I just started listening and I am not interested in continuing. Listen to Brene's speeches and understand her spirit in what she is communicating.
I was very disappointed to find it was not Brene Brown reading this or even someone like her. The reader is very stilted. Not Brene's style at all. Brene is humorous and makes the subject interesting while making the mood lighter. Thiis reader shows no personality. Just reads like robot.
Too stilted. Not at all offering the SPIRIT of Brene's message.
chose another reader.
This book is not talking about things that are entirely new. Rather, it triggers us to be more aware of and better at practicing what should be intuitive but we normally overlook.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
Brenes books are amazing and have filled in a huge missing piece within the power of intentions theory. I strongly suggest pairing this book with the E Course offered through own and getting a journal and water colors. This combination has had a profound affect on me. The narrators voice was a little too sweet and fairy tale ish for Brenes whit and truth talk. Though I do understand she's a busy lady that needs boundaries.
The book and the narrator were a little irritating and self righteous. I powered through the whole book because there were a few golden nuggets of helpful wisdom buried DEEP inside.
This book was just okay for me. Unfortunately, I just don't feel like it was that memorable. I listened to it at various times during three different days & there just isn't a lot that stood out as life-changing. The performance was fine & the story was easy-flowing. I liked what the author had to say about guilt & shame and their roles in our lives etc, as well as the effects they can have on our relationships. I appreciate many of the author's points...but, there just weren't that many after the first couple of chapters.
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