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The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

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The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage

It is so easy to be in our comfort zone and not make ourselves be vulnerable.   It is so uncomfortable to be seen at times.

Putting yourself out there and not worrying about what people think is a challenge for many people.

This book really teaches you to “show up and let yourself be seen”.   Brene Brown helps you understand, through her journey, how to live wholeheartedly with purpose.

If you want to learn how to live more freely and less vulnerable, read this book.

-Rosemary


Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen

Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise – that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books – it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I’m very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”

Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living

Over the past twelve years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense -and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability.

“In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions—so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cultivating shame resilience—the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging.
  • Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership.
  • Our emotional armory – how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable.
  • The myths of vulnerability – common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency.
  • Discovering your vulnerability armor – recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change.
  • The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living – essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life.
  • Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr. Brené Brown.” (audible.com)

 

Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability
Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.  Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.  Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”  Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability

“Daring greatly means the courage to BE VULNERABLE.  It means to show up and be seen.  To ask for what you need.  To talk about how you’re feeling.  To have the hard conversations.”  Brene Brown

 

Originally posted 2016-06-04 16:06:23.

Rejection & Vulnerability

Rejection Proof – Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang - Rejection Proof
Jia Jiang – Rejection Proof

How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection

It is so hard to get rejected.   You feel not good enough.

We sometimes try so hard and then fail.   It is painful to fail.   It actually sometimes hurts.

Jia Jiang’s book is amazing.   It really helps you understand that if you can get good at getting rejected and really learn by putting yourself out there, you will see that there is so much opportunity that you once did not see.    In his journey, he challenged himself by doing an experiment called “100 days of rejection”.

If you are afraid of getting rejected or failing, this is a great book that will teach you how to be okay with getting a NO.   It will teach you to not give up.    There are so many successful people that were rejected multiple times before someone gave them the opportunity.   If they would have given up, they wouldn’t be where they are today.

Don’t give up on your dreams just because you are not successful in your attempts or because someone says you will not make it.    In addition, being aware of how you approach people when they share their dreams with you is so important because you can help shape the dreams of others by being a good listener and encouraging them to stick with it.

-Rosemary


Rejection Proof is Jia Jiang’s entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes.

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his “100 days of rejection” experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis – from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loudspeaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).

Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and here he shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence – a plan that can’t be derailed by a single setback.

Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.” (audible.com)

Originally posted 2016-06-04 16:04:43.