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The number one New York Times best seller. One million copies sold!

From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. 

“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 the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.(Theodore Roosevelt)

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. 

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” 

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena - whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen. 

Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Changed my life

This book literally changed my life (along with some other circumstances already happening... before and since). I was so thrilled to see it available narrated by Dr. Brown this time, because it just feels so much more real and easier to digest from her rather than a professional narrator.

I actually designed word art from the Theodore Roosevelt quote that is the namesake of the book and hung it on my office wall. Here's to "daring greatly!"

I highly recommend reading "The Gifts of Imperfection" as well before going on to Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness. There is also a recorded seminar she did called "The Power of Vulnerability" which is a great introduction to everything as well.

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finally Brené narrates

I love this 10x more with Brené narrating. since I listened to other audibles by her it was distracting listening to the book in another voice. such a great book on vulnerability and living your best life.

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Brene is a life changer

This book helps you personally, professionally, as a leader and as a parent. Her telling her own stories makes it an easy listen. You’ll laugh and cry!

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Thought Provoking

This a great read. It will challenge you to rise up to a new level in all relationships in your life especially as a parent.

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must read

fabulous, one of the best! loved it! needed and applicable. paradigm shift eye opening must read

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Revealing the human in me

this book is strongly recommended for personal growth and development. Amazingly insightful and eye opening.

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Dr Brene Brown is talking to all of us

I have now read 3 of Dr. Brown’s books, and this one is my favorite. When she is reading, it feels she is really telling you from her heart. Since reading, I have practicing sharing my weaknesses along with my strengths, and it ha really helped my friendships with others. People have really starting saying, “I thought it was just me!” When we discuss our hits and misses in life.

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Amazing!!!

Truly phenomenal!!! If one chooses, the content of this book can be life-changing! Listen and change your life!

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Brené Brown doing Daring Greatly

Thank you so much Brené for narrating your work, it’s so much richer and nuanced which you stories and connection to the work, its so appreciated what you do.

People listen,
This lady’s work is bulletproof,
Her research goes so far and so deep that you can absolutely trust where she will take you when going deem in your own life.

Everyday is better when I come from courage and be brave in owning who I am when others try to pull me down.

Thanks again Brené,
I am in awe of your courage!

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Brene' is Brilliant

I could not love her books any more than I do. She is an amazing author and when she reads the books for the audio series it just makes the words hit home!