Summary of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead: by Brené Brown

Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat - but understanding both of them are necessary. 

This guide will lead you through the book Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown. 

In her book, she explains how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Vulnerability permeates all areas of our lives. If you aren’t opening yourself up to vulnerability, you’re not truly living. 

This summary will debunk some of the most common vulnerability myths: 

  • Vulnerability is weakness 
  • I don’t do vulnerability 
  • Vulnerability is letting it all hang out 
  • We can do it alone 

You will also learn some of the most common types of vulnerability armor and how to disarm yourself from them: 

  • Foreboding joy/practicing gratitude 
  • Perfectionism/appreciating imperfection 
  • Numbing/setting boundaries, finding comfort, and cultivating spirit 

Of course, before you can become vulnerable, you must learn to understand and combat shame and blame - and ultimately disengagement. This guide will help you to understand all of that and so much more!  

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 

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Highly recommend this book.

This book explains how to help people recognize their motivations and set proper boundaries. Highly recommend this book.

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Excellent overview.

My relationship with everyone in my life is getting better and I finally got real world advice on how to practice vulnerability. No matter who you are this book is a gold mine.

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Like it.

Finding good books about emotions and feelings can be challenging because they are either too sweet, too ethereal, too bland or just off mark. This is a good book about vulnerability.

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I highly recommend this book.

This book was recommended by my counselor, and it's offering me new perspectives and things to think about. Actually, it's changing my life -- for the better -- in a very enjoyable and fun way. I highly recommend this book

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Useful information.

This book is beneficial in so many ways whether a person is searching for personal growth, raising children, nurturing others to live a fuller life and/or trying to approach a current circumstance with renewed energy, hope and direction.

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Informative.

It provides resources and tools to potentially unlock one's authentic self and lead a more fulfilling and honest life with resilience and perseverance.

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OMG!

Daring Greatly takes the listener on a journey that includes taking the time to understand our own vulnerabilities and where our own feelings of shame root from and then helps us harness those discoveries to create unimaginable greatness and courage.

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Informative.

This book is amazing and authentic, and the author hasn't taken the easy road--she digs deep into the subject matter, offering insights that are both painful yet ultimately healing.

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This is a great listen.

This book is about daring to be vulnerable and therefore daring to connect. It came to me a just the perfect moment in my own personal journey and if these are issues you are ready to look in in your own life. I recommend it highly

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Most Informative.

This is an amazing look into what each of us knows about ourselves, but most of the time will not admit openly, or silently in our heads.

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  • Lora
  • 07-24-18

Life changing.

This was a very bold listen. It had me questioning the way I do a lot of things and examining everything from a vulnerable standpoint. I really enjoyed it and plan to re-listen it more than once!

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  • Rudy
  • 07-25-18

Fantastic. Enjoy this book.

The best writers about vulnerability, strength, courage, and how to get a life we love. I so appreciate her books and her! This is a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to dare to do great things in is/her life!

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  • DAISY
  • 07-25-18

Strange.

It looks at life from a completely different and valid perspective. It has been very helpful in showing me how to push past the usual roadblocks that life, human nature and our own personalities throw at us.

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  • Christena
  • 07-26-18

Excellent overview.

In a culture where we never have enough, and always want more, many people are deeply unhappy and hurting inside. We compare ourselves to others - to what they have and to what they do, and we never live up to what we think we see.

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  • Churchill
  • 07-26-18

Interesting and a great piece of work.

Short, concise, interesting and a great piece of work. Taking time to listen this book may just be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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  • mind-body-spirit
  • 12-08-19

Robotic voice

The content was great but the robotic style and tone of voice was jarring. It actually took away from the experience. The style did not suit the topic and content which is about authenticity and vulnerability, it felt impersonal and mechanical which is far removed from how Mrs. Brown writes.