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Brené Brown On How To Be Your Most Brave & Courageous Self

October 9, 2018

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Does fear hold you back from making your most important contributions? With the pace of technology and change, are you worried about being left behind or becoming irrelevant?

Today I’m talking with a friend who also happens to be one of my favorite women on the planet, Dr. Brené Brown.

As usual, our conversation is raw, real and deep. Nothing is held back and we share some things we’ve both never said publicly before. This conversation on courage, leadership and vulnerability is not to be missed.

Brené’s brilliant and powerful new book, ”Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.”, is the culmination of a seven-year study on what it means to be a courageous leader. She unearthed some surprising truths about what holds us back from being brave, open-hearted and effective. (Hint: fear is not it.)

Don’t think you’re a “leader”? Not so fast. Brené defines a leader as “anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and has the courage to develop that potential.” That includes you.

Join us for a rich conversation as we unpack the wisdom in her new book, including:

  • Why Brené wants you to stop using her (or your idea of her) as a way to snuggle up to your own self-doubt.
  • The “huge epiphany” that destroyed her theory about leadership — and led her to write a book she said she’d never write.
  • What the world’s bravest leaders have in common (and the one surprising thing they don’t).
  • How we feel social pain in the exact same way we feel physical pain… a must-listen if you share anything online and fear criticism and cruelty.
  • Plus, how courage is a bonafide teachable skill. Yes, really. There is an actual, proven method that will help you become braver.

As mentioned, you can learn more and gain access to additional resources at the Dare To Lead Hub.  

Now, Brené and I would love to hear from you.

Which part of our conversation resonated most with you and why? What can you do to turn that insight into action right now?

Leave a comment below and let us know. Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and motivation, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be removed.

Now more than ever, we need brave folks like you to be clear, kind and stand up for what’s right.

Thank you for sharing your heart, voice and perspective. Most of all, thanks for stepping up and using this conversation as your catalyst to become an even braver leader.

With enormous love,


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