Daring Greatly

How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592408419

Category: Assertiveness (Psychology)

Page: 320

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Previously published as a Gotham Books hardcover.

Rising Strong

How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 081299583X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR Praise for Rising Strong “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post “With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships—with others and with oneself.”—Publishers Weekly “It is inevitable—we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice—do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brené Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up.”—Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn'T)

Making the Journey from What Will People Think? to I Am Enough

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592403352

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

Daring Greatly

By Brene Brown --- a Full Summary and More! -- How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533613257

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Daring Greatly: A Full Summary! Daring Greatly is a book written by researcher Brene Brown and the main subject this book deals with is something that maybe some people will find odd. This book deals with subject of vulnerability and what is even more interesting and intriguing is that the author points vulnerability as something positive. Vulnerability is something, as Brown suggests, that can be used to benefit human lives, because by being vulnerable and by risking being hurt or by risking of failure, we also open doors to countless possibilities in our lives. Most people perceive vulnerability as a sign of something bad and by exposing this myth Brown tries to help her readers to understand that being vulnerable is also the way of taking the best what life has to offer each and any of us. The author also talks about connection between shame and vulnerability and explains it fairly thoroughly, also explaining how people tend to shield themselves from accepting their own vulnerability as something normal and beneficial for their lives. Daring Greatly is another great work from Brene Brown, the one that will serve to open eyes of many people and show them new way and new perceptions of things that they feared of or rejected before. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In Daring Greatly, you will get a detailed summary of the novel In Daring Greatly, you will find some analysis to strengthen your knowledge about the book In Daring Greatly, you will get some fun multiple choice quizes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel. Click the Buy Now With One Click Button, and learn everything about Daring Greatly .

Women and Shame

Reaching Out, Speaking Truths and Building Connection

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975425237

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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A compelling and provocative exploration of the complexities of shame and its impact on women's lives. Based on interviews with over 200 women, here are ideas, information, and strategies for understanding shame across a wide range of topics, including appearance, sex, body image, motherhood, parenting, health, and aging, supported by poignant and relevant case examples. Four key elements that allow women to transform shame into connection and acceptance are identified and explained. Original.

The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Author: Brene Brown

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 9781592859894

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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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, PhD, 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 ten 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.

Citizenship in a Republic

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 40

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The Duties of American Citizenship is a speech by Theodore Roosevelt. This speech was delivered in Buffalo, New York on January 26, 1883.Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party (GOP) and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. Born into a wealthy family in New York City, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma. To overcome his physical weakness, he embraced a strenuous life. He was home-schooled and became an eager student of nature. He attended Harvard College where he studied biology, boxed, and developed an interest in naval affairs. He quickly entered politics, determined to become a member of the ruling class. In 1881 he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he became a leader of the reform faction of the GOP. His book The Naval War of 1812 (1882) established him as a learned historian and writer.When his first wife Alice died two days after giving birth in February 1884 (and his mother died the same day in the same house), he was heartbroken and in despair; Roosevelt temporarily left politics and became a cattle rancher in the Dakotas. When blizzards destroyed his herd, he returned to New York City politics, running and losing a race for mayor. In the 1890s he took vigorous charge of the city police as New York City Police Commissioner. By 1897, under President William McKinley, Roosevelt was in effect running the Navy Department. When the war with Spain broke out in 1898, he helped form the famous Rough Riders, a combination of wealthy Easterners and Western cowboys. He gained national fame for his courage in battle in Cuba, then returned to be elected Governor of New York. He was the GOP nominee for Vice President with William McKinley, campaigning successfully against radicalism and for prosperity, national honor, imperialism (regarding the Philippines), high tariffs and the gold standard.Roosevelt became President after McKinley was assassinated in 1901. He was inaugurated at age 42, the youngest person to become president. He attempted to move the GOP toward Progressivism, including trust busting and increased regulation of businesses. In November 1904 he was reelected in a landslide against conservative Democrat Alton Brooks Parker. Roosevelt called his domestic policies a "Square Deal", promising a fair deal to the average citizen while breaking up monopolistic corporations, holding down railroad rates, and guaranteeing pure food and drugs. He was the first president to speak out on conservation, and he greatly expanded the system of national parks and national forests. By 1907 he propounded more radical reforms, which were blocked by the conservative Republicans in Congress. His foreign policy focused on the Caribbean, where he built the Panama Canal and guarded its approaches. There were no wars, but his slogan, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" was underscored by sending the greatly expanded Navy—the Great White Fleet—on a world tour. He negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.

Do More Great Work

Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters.

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761156445

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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You work hard. You put in the hours. Yet you feel like you are constantly treading water with "Good Work" that keeps you going but never quite moves you ahead. Or worse, you are mired in "Bad Work"—endless meetings and energy-draining bureaucratic traps. Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing "Great Work"—the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006, is a business consultant who’s found a way to move us away from bad work (and even good work), and toward more time spent doing great work. When you’re up to your eyeballs answering e-mail, returning phone calls, attending meetings and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that engages and challenges you, that has a real impact, that plays to your strengths—and that matters. The exercises are "maps"—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly Best manage your overwhelming workload Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it.

Dare to Lead

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

Playing Big

Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message

Author: Tara Mohr

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592409601

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 269

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"In her coaching and programs for women, Tara Mohr saw how women were "playing small" in their lives and careers, were frustrated by it, and wanted to "play bigger." She has devised a proven way for them to achieve their dreams by playing big from the inside out."--Amazon.com.

Daring Greatly... in 30 Minutes

A 30 Minute Expert Summary

Author: 30 Minute Expert Summary Staff,Brené Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781623150648

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Page: 36

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Do you live your life to the fullest? Or does shame and the need for perfection prevent you from being vulnerable and facing your fears? Are you tired of shying away from challenges, and desire to live courageously? Daring Greatly ...in 30 Minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding how to embrace fears and live vulnerably as outlined in Bren Brown's best-selling book, Daring Greatly. Understand the key ideas behind Daring Greatly in a fraction of the time: Concise chapter-by-chapter synopses Essential insights and takeaways highlight the importance of daring greatly Illustrative case studies reveal Brown's groundbreaking research on shame and vulnerability In Daring Greatly, best-selling author and research professor Bren Brown explores the world of shame and vulnerability. Having spent ten years conducting research on the subject, Brown posits that life is not about winning or losing, but about having the courage to enter the arena and dare greatly. According to Brown, people's belief that they are not enough, and do not have enough, spills over into their workplaces, affects their social lives, and causes distress within their families. The way to counteract this condition, says Brown, is to cultivate Wholeheartedness-to feel a sense of self-worth in the face of uncertainty and risk. In Daring Greatly, Brown explains that if people can learn to practice vulnerability, they can find deeper connections with family members, friends, and coworkers-and, perhaps most important, they can establish compassionate and loving relationships with themselves. An essential read for anyone who aspires to bring purpose to their life, Daring Greatly provides the tools for living a worthy, connected, and authentic life. A 30 Minute Expert Summary of Daring Greatly Designed for those whose desire to learn exceeds the time they have available, the Daring Greatly expert summary helps readers quickly and easily become experts ...in 30 minutes.

Falling Upward

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life -- A Companion Journal

Author: Richard Rohr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428536

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A valuable new companion journal for the best-selling Falling Upward In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding of the ideas in Falling Upward Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important companion to Falling Upward is an excellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of how we grow spiritually.

Summary - Rising Strong

The Reckoning - the Rumble - the Revolution

Author: E. Z. - Summary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543195583

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Page: 38

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Rising Strong: A Complete Summary! Rising Strong is a book by Brene Brown, a social work professor and psychology researcher who focuses on discovering what it is that prevents people from being happy and living fulfilled lives. Brown has also written two other brilliant works in addition to Rising Strong, titled The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly, both of which fall into the category of self-help literature. These two books, similar to Rising Strong, use real life situations and stories to provide practical approaches to every problem. This book talks, as the title suggests, about getting up when we "fall down." The author does not mean getting up when we literally fall down, but when we fall down emotionally and spiritually. Every human being has, more or less, this unpleasant experience of falling, when we feel like the world and our life is just pressing us too hard and that it is seemingly impossible to continue living. This is something that will be familiar to many, if not all, people. The author, as in her previous works, uses real experiences from people in her everyday life to offer her readers practical solutions to their problems by showing them a different perspective and demonstrating what to do in order to solve particular problems. If you liked Brown's previous work, then you will most certainly like Rising Strong even more because it will be in a familiar style. If you haven't read any of Brown's previous books, then it is never too late to start, and Rising Strong would be a great book to begin with. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Rising Strong.

Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - Summary & Analysis

Author: Book Junkie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530440184

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You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Brene Brown. Daring Greatly is an Amazon bestseller, which has been written by the award winning author, Brene Brown who is one of Ted Talks most famous speakers. In this book, she uses her decades of research and examines shame and vulnerability, and the way we can use these emotions to empower ourselves, becoming better people who live fuller lives. This is more than the typical self help guide; it uses research and real life situations to details ways we can connect better with other people, enriching our existence. It contains tips and advice that can apply to literally anyone. This summary gives you a greater insight into the book, breaking down the chapters and looking at the themes that run through it. Readers will get: Information about the author. Background information. Quotes for further thinking. An examination of the writing style. A look into the focal points of the novel Further reading material. Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this."

Broken Open

How difficult times can help us grow

Author: Elizabeth Lesser

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407060988

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Anaïs Nin Elizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from her own life, the lives of those she has taught and counselled and the lives of friends and family, tales that explore the big challenges of death, illness and divorce, as well as the daily roller coaster rides of relationships, parenting and work. Woven into these stories are quotations from great poets and philosophers. And following them is a toolbox of valuable aids, including meditation, psychological enquiry and spiritual practice. The result is a book that runs the gamut of the human experience, and in a style that is genuine, funny, often heartbreaking, but always inspiring, she shows us how we, too, can allow the pain of adversity to break us open instead of breaking us down, making us bitter or closing our hearts.

Wholeheartedness

Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self

Author: Chuck DeGroat

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467445215

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions. As a therapist, Chuck DeGroat hears that line all the time. “I hear it from students and software developers,” he says. “I hear it from spiritual leaders and coffee baristas. And I hear it from my own inner self.” We all feel that nasty pull to and fro, the frantic busyness that exhausts us and threatens to undo us. And we all think we know the solution — more downtime, more relaxation, more rest. And we’re all wrong. As DeGroat himself has discovered, the real solution to what pulls us apart is wholeheartedness, a way of living and being that can transform us from the inside out. And that’s what readers of this book will discover too.

Linchpin

Are You Indispensable?

Author: Seth Godin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101196311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This life-changing manifesto shows how you have the potential to make a huge difference wherever you are. Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach that Seth Godin has had. In a series of now-classic books that have been translated into 36 languages and reached millions of readers around the world, he has taught generations of readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. In Linchpin, he turns his attention to the individual, and explains how anyone can make a significant impact within their organization. There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. Linchpin will show you how to join the likes of... · Keith Johnson, who scours flea markets across the country to fill Anthropologie stores with unique pieces. · Jason Zimdars, a graphic designer who got his dream job at 37signals without a résumé. · David, who works at Dean and Deluca coffee shop in New York. He sees every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift and is cherished in return. As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."