Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (30 Minute Expert Summary)

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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 Brené Brown's best-selling book, Daring Greatly.

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Overview

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 Brené 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 Brené 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623150648
  • Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2012
  • Pages: 36
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    This summary of Brene Brown¿s book, ¿Daring Greatly¿, puts all h

    This summary of Brene Brown’s book, “Daring Greatly”, puts all her points into perspective, quickly enough to show you how they all fit together. From society, to the individual, even to parenting, this summary makes it easy to see how the concepts of shame and a lack of vulnerability have caused us (and you) more mental anguish than we deserve. Here, you’ll find out how to let your vulnerability be your greatest asset.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Daring Greatly is about some of the scariest human emotions. Am

    Daring Greatly is about some of the scariest human emotions. Among these emotions include vulnerability, guilt, shame, fear, isolation, and scarcity to name a few. It tells of how important it is for a person to be vulnerable in their life. The author tells us that our fear of being vulnerable is what puts us at risk of leading an unsatisfied, bruised, and potentially isolated life. If you have ever felt any of the above mentioned emotions, as I’m sure you have, then it’s essential that you take an hour or so of your time to sit down and read this important work of art. It will change the way you feel about yourself, as well as those close to you.

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    Shame and vulnerability are something that all of us as human be

    Shame and vulnerability are something that all of us as human beings has experienced at least once in our lives. This Author gives you tips on how to turn those into positive experiences. I really liked the chapter on disengagement. People in power positions such as Priests and Politicians, are expected to behave a certain way and carry themselves a certain way. That is a lot of pressure to put on a person. We are all human and make mistakes. The Author gives plenty of examples of how people in power positions will act a certain way in public but can be totally different when they are out of the public eye. Everything this Author says makes perfect sense. Vulnerability and shame are usually looked at as bad things. This Author is amazing in her way of turning them into very positive experiences. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book!

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    I have followed Brene Brown's work since I saw the first of her

    I have followed Brene Brown's work since I saw the first of her amazing TED Talk videos a few years ago.  The title is "the Power of Vulnerability," and I watched it because I could not understand how anyone would ever think Vulnerability could make you powerful... what was TED thinking?  By the end of the video I was starting to think that maybe I had been wrong, she made a compelling argument that being vulnerable, being open to your own imperfection was a powerful way to achieve personal happiness, good health and positive relationships at home and in the office.  I watched her other free video, then I stumbled on this concise summery of her work "Daring Greatly... in 30 minutes," and I knew I had to buy it.  After reading the book I can confirm, I am hooked.  It contains explanations of a number of her key topics from her videos, goes deeper into how to cultivate WholeHeartedness in your daily life and gives a lot of info on how she devised her theories.  My favorite segments is where she talks about how men react to shame by withdrawing or being angry and women react to shame with criticism... just that small segment has deeply effected my ability to communicate openly with my loved ones and been of far more use than therapy, couples counseling or thousand page books on the subject.  Thank you Ms. Brown, I am starting to live a more balanced, appreciative, successful life.  I am starting to really understand the power of my own vulnerability.  

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Daring Greatly¿in 30 minutes is a summary of the self-help book

    Daring Greatly…in 30 minutes is a summary of the self-help book written by Brené Brown, PhD., LMSW.   Brené recalls catastrophic events like 9/11, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and natural disasters that have caused Americans to experience post-traumatic stress which is manifested by a sense of scarcity which is driven by shame and fear. Although living in a state of wholeheartedness makes us vulnerable it is this vulnerability that leads to having better relationships with family, friends and in business. The summary provides great insight on why people experience shame and techniques  for shame resilience. It also offers several helpful tips on living wholeheartedly such as nurturing, self-kindness and being mindful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    Reach for it! After reading Daring Greatly¿in 30 Minutes, I have

    Reach for it!
    After reading Daring Greatly…in 30 Minutes, I have realized how easily shame can prevent us from reaching our true potential. This summary book covers the work on Brene Brown, who informs us that shame is responsible for our inability to “dare greatly” as Theodore Roosevelt once said. To combat shame, we are encouraged to cultivate vulnerability. This summary gives the reader very specific steps to do so in a way that is easy for a reader. Sometimes book summaries can be so short that you feel that you are missing important concepts from the original, but in this case, I felt like I got just enough information to understand the Daring Greatly concept.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness according to Brene Brown

    Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness according to Brene Brown. Her book, “Daring Greatly” reveals one’s own
     vulnerabilities and how to bridge the gap that causes the shame and blame associated with exposure.  
    “Wholeheartedness” is a way of living that she encourages, which invokes the courage to be vulnerable,
    but still feel worthy of love and connection.  Each chapter in this 30 minute summary discusses myths related to
    vulnerabilities, chapter summaries, and key concepts that inspire people to practice being vulnerable.

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    A Concise Summary of Brene Brown¿s Daring Greatly in 30 Minutes

    A Concise Summary of Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly in 30 Minutes is a compact, easily readable version of Brown’s important work on anomie in an increasingly alienating world. Take a small step toward a better life with this small book.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    ¿Daring Greatly¿.in 30 Minutes¿ is a fantastic summary of Brene

    “Daring Greatly….in 30 Minutes” is a fantastic summary of Brene Brown’s book, “Daring Greatly.” Brown explains how our culture has adapted a shame-filled view of vulnerability, which influences every aspect of our lives. After reading this summary I’ve managed to take a step back and see how Brown’s theory is true in my own life. I’d recommend this book to anyone and everyone! 

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    This is an excellent summary that gives you a brief but detailed

    This is an excellent summary that gives you a brief but detailed look into the research and wisdom set forth by Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly. It adequately serves to carry out her original intent of holding a mirror to current societal implications that break down confidence and creativity, namely the effects of a lack of vulnerability and an over-emphasis on shame. Applicable to almost any interpersonal relationship whether parental, business, or personal, this easy-to-read summary presents a much-needed insight into the inner-workings behind the concepts of scarcity, insecurity, and inadequacy, and presents straightforward techniques for eliminating them in order to allow for a more genuine and wholehearted approach to others and to life.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    The idea behind Daring Greatly is that we are too often controll

    The idea behind Daring Greatly is that we are too often controlled by our fear of being shamed or rejected, and rather than daring to
    risk these things in the name of accomplishing some bold and new, we hid behind shields to protect ourselves from these things
    and fail to live the values we truly find important.As a writer, I was struck by the message of this book, which is a lot about
    making yourself vulnerable to rejection – something writers get a lot – in order to ever have the chance to do something great.
    The quote from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech in the beginning, and which the title comes from, was really inspiring.
    This book has strengthened all my New Years’ resolutions!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Daring Greatly honestly changed my life. If you are searching fo

    Daring Greatly honestly changed my life. If you are searching for a self-help book that won’t bore you or weigh you down, this is the one. Its summary style makes it easy to absorb information and make changes in your life. One of its most powerful concepts is the idea of feedback from strength. Meaning, you would use your strengths to address a challenge. Sounds simple, but it is stuff we honestly forget. Another section on feedback explains that the process of giving feedback is a “space of vulnerability”, for all involved. So if we could all give feedback as a team – and listen as open individuals, then that vulnerability is easier. It is all about vulnerability – and this book really explains that. Fascinating, right? And this super-short, concise, easily-read book will keep the ides coming at you as quick as you can flip the page.

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