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)
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I would recommend this book to many people! It is a wonderful no nonsense way of telling us how important it is to love ourselves first. Otherwise...no one can else can love us.
Spoken in the first person, there is only one character but Lauren's voice is perfect for the attitude portrayed within the book!
YES!! But alas it took me a couple of days....
I am very familiar with Lauren from other books she has narrated and I love her voice and intonation! She does the book justice! Rock on Lauren!
I like all the messages but would have preferred to listen to the author, Brene Brown. This narrator is annoying as you can hear her every breath.
Yes, but not this version
You can hear her intake of breath consistently throughout the reading and it is really distracting.
Brene Brown is one of my favorite female authors. Her books are insightful and hearing the ideas outloud just brings them home all the more.
Pema Chodron's books are similiar in that they talk about leaning into life's vulnerablities and uncertainties.
I don't know if I would listen to it again. But I am definitely interested in reading her other book. I found her research very interesting and would like to know more on that. But for the average person it is very inspiring.
I can't remember there being a specific moment that moved me. I loved what she says about having compassion for ourselves, being vulnerable, and connection.
I have suggested this book to several women in my life.
The ideas and how they make so much sense.
I have listened many times so it is all memorable
Sometimes the voice sounds speeded up. That was annoying
Too much to list. It was all very timely and significant to my life right now
I'm recommending this book/audiobook to all the people I know who might find it valuable.
Good books are hard to find!
I loved the way the book made you question your thoughts on what others think of you.
The book that I will compare is Joseph Luciani's book Self Coaching-Get The Power.
She is very easy to listen to, and adds emotion to the book.
I am examining the way I perceive life, and more importantly the way I demand perfection in what I do or appear as.
This has been the only book I have ever done a review on. I am a male Diesel Mechanic in the oilfields, and I am so glad that books by Brene Brown are done to help even us.
Simple ... it's how i describe this books ... while listening to it i felt like i was sitting and talking to Dr.Brown herself ... the book is very personal and i found it very inspiring and mind chaging ... i learned alot from it
I have only listened to this book, but after listening to it, I intend to purchase the print version. There are a number of references I would like to read in print, earmark to return to.
I appreciate Brene's sharing of personal experiences and stories that validate her ideas.
Engaging, easy going.
no - enjoyed it all.
No, this book is psyhcobable
She was great!
This book is a rowboat of thought, next to a battleship of words.
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