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Summary of The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Too often, we feel like we're not "enough". We feel like we could do more, be more. We try to be perfect when, in reality, there's no such thing. We need to understand it's okay to embrace our imperfection. 

In her book, Brené Brown takes readers on a journey exploring the gifts of imperfection. She provides 10 guideposts to lead readers along this journey. 

You'll explore topics like: 

  • Authenticity 
  • Self-compassion 
  • Resilient spirit 
  • Gratitude and joy 
  • Trusting intuition and faith 
  • And so much more

You can use this guide to provide you with a brief overview of what it means to live and love wholeheartedly. You will hear many personal stories from Brené as well as gain some insight from those she interviewed during her research for her book. Join this journey to living and loving with your whole heart today - you'll be so glad you did.

(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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Absolutely amazing book!

This book has really helped me to examine my intentions behind my actions and then revise my thinking to be more whole-hearted. I have learned a lot about my own disordered thoughts and behaviors, where they might stem from, and what to do about them.

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Great book.

I now find myself recognizing destructive cycles and breaking the thought chain before it can spiral out of control. That has drastically improved my life and my relationships. This book has been a tremendous blessing in disguise as I venture out into life on my own post-college.

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This is a great book that gives a concise overview

This is a great book that gives a concise overview of various concepts. What was different about this book compared to others in this category, is that author does not just rely on her own singular experiences to teach, but rather the experiences of countless others she has interviewed over many years.

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Well informative.

The book is well worth a listen for anyone who feels too caught up in what we think life is supposed to be. The author has written a book to help one have the courage to show up and let ones true self be seen.

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Nice!

The most fundamental human needs into words that really come to life and make sense and get people to talk about them and put them into practice. I have grown up in a generally healthy social and family life. I have been to college, grown up in a strong religious background and community, my parents being missionaries, and I think I have more or less been happy.

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Excellent book.

Such a clear, entertaining, heartbreaking, funny, poignant, and entirely authentic way. I truly believe her work and message of living wholeheartedly by embracing your vulnerabilities, recognizing your shame triggers, and working to embrace your imperfections is so critically important.

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This book spoke to me so much.

This book spoke to me so much that I turned around and bought five more for my mother, sister, niece, and two cousins. It was a very positive punch to the gut. The author explains shame and fear in such a way that you can't help but just let them go. My deepest gratitude for finding this awesome book.

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Helpful.

I'm a perfectionist which means nothing is perfect and it gets to me. I like he book because it sets you free from perfectionism so you can be free to live for the day and be content.

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Useful information.

The information and perspective here was VERY helpful. Whether or not you suffer from perfectionism and have a critical nature, the Gifts of Imperfection will enable you to better recognize shame and deal with it. Shame IS universal. This is an important book.

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Good job.

I can't think of a single person who wouldn't benefit from this great book. Self-help books can get a bit on the sappy side but the author give practical real advice that have greatly influenced my decision making. I love this book so much I buy it for other people. Another great selling point is that the book itself isn't too long.

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  • 07-19-18

Great Idea!

This book is beautifully written and expressed so deeply from her heart and mind. It is a revelation of why we act as perfectionists and what we can do to be easier on ourselves. This book can freedom you!

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  • Rudy
  • 07-19-18

Marvelous.

A very insightful book that will help anyone who needs less striving and more time to accept that life also has imperfections and needs adequate time for quality of life. Listen this one thoughtfully-don't rush through it.

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  • DAISY
  • 07-19-18

What a WONDERFUL book.

What a WONDERFUL book, full of insight and tips on accepting ourselves and each other. This is a critical listen in an age of unprecedented pressure to be all things: thin, rich, good looking, smart, etc. I recommend this book all the time, to people dealing with all sorts of issues.

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  • Dominic
  • 07-19-18

This book is about living .

It's so easy to give up and stay in the struggle when we feel that we're so different from everyone else. That no one else will ever understand why we're so ashamed to show others how truly brilliant we are is life's biggest tragedy. This book is about living from the heart and really enjoying.

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  • Lora
  • 07-19-18

Outstanding.

Outstanding. Full of humor, wisdom and lots of personal experience. Thank you for your opens and vulnerability .