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Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

©2013 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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If you're struggling, read this book!

I read this book after it was recommended to me by my boss shortly after breaking down in front of him. This is a really inspiring book to understand how being vulnerable can be positive, and shouldn't be something you're afraid of. Brené narrates the story with great passion.

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This hits home!

I absolutely loved Brené Brown reading her book Daring Greatly! Why? Because it spoke directly into my heart and mind giving me the tools to live a braver life. I am no pussy cat by any stretch of the imagination but this book together with Rising Strong has transformed my way of thinking and being (I was going to say acting, but it’s not an act anymore) for the better. As I implement the principles from these books on a day to day basis my life feels richer and I feel like I’m becoming a truer version on myself. Thank God for Brené Brown!

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Actually life changing!

I listened to 2/3 of this book, loved it so much I started it again, then bought the hard copy too! (Maybe a bit overkill...) It has absolutely changed the way I think about myself and my relationships with pretty much everyone in my life. I can't recommend it enough!!

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Thank you for helping me to dare myself!

A wonderful insight in understanding really raw moments of weakness and failures in life.
This book and the Netflix show about this book really gave me courage at times when doors were slammed in my face!
It gave me courage to continue, to move forward by taking the next step when broken, regardless of what happened and to perceive the situation more positively and to be wholeheartedly brave!
Also this is a book that parents must reflect upon.
Thank you Brene!

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Loved the Ted Talk , loathed the book

Absolutely loved Brené Brown’s Ted Talk and looked forward to more of the same from the audible book. What a disappointment. I get what she’s trying to say about shame and vulnerability but this just seemed to be lots of spurious facts and figures about how shame is the new Oedipus complex mixed with mundane anecdotes from her life. Combined with Brown’s nasalised twang and the compulsory inclusion of the ‘s’ word at least once in every sentence, I found the book almost unlistenable to. I just had to give up.
If you want to read a book that might really help give you a new perspective on life, give this a miss and try Edith Eger’s ‘The Choice’. Eger’s book is an example of how to write an intelligent and completely engaging psychology self-help book.

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Author is too focused on herself

Author complains about narcissism and how people are too focused on themselves. However, she talks mostly about herself, achievements and her YouTube ted talk sensation. 3 chapters in and couldn’t not bear listening to the recurring “me” and “I”. This isn’t about you Brené!

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Brilliant

Brilliant analysis of what it is to be vulnerable, and the difficulties we all have in doing so. A book I will continue to revisit.

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Daring Greatly

This was a mind-blowing listen chock-full of earth shatteringly sensible wisdom. It has just the right balance of anecdotes and practical advice. Brené is a natural at stringing together data revealed by research in the most appealing and simplified way with a touch of poetry. The best part is that it applies to everybody in all areas of life. Highly recommended read. ❤️

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Really helpful

I've always been on the shy side of the introvert scake, and when starting out up my own business, I found myself full of serlf doubt and fear of self promotion. The book really helped my understand some of my issues and will keep referring back. Thank you

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easy listen, relatable 👌

a great listen, Brene brings so many stories that apply to real life thankyou

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  • Kerli Girl
  • 26-06-19

Read it!

Yes read it, think about it and live it. You can only be better, live better from investing your time here.

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  • Ms. Kirsty L. Collins
  • 29-05-19

A great comfort

This book is a great comfort and tool to help me survive going deaf. It has given me words that help explain and understand what I'm dealing with every day in a hearing world in my sudden unwanted isolation a loss of quality of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-21

Excellent Read

I find the authors work incredibly relatable. I love Dr B Browns work. I am now officially hooked and I reading all her books. my 3rd read is Gifts of imperfection.

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  • Stuart Fairbairns
  • 16-12-20

Powerful content, passionately shared.

Brene is a researcher meaning that all of her work is, well, researched and corroberated by great deals of evidence. Brene is quite obviously passionate about her work on vulnerability diving into topocs such as love, belonging, connection, living whole heartedly providing great insight and advice for business leaders, teachers and parents. This is a solid manifesto that should be in the library shelves of any person wishing to be the most they can be in life, for themselves and for others. Are you ready to dare greatly? Either way, this book is for you. "Right on dude", great work Brene, I am now off to dare greatly in my life!

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  • Sandy
  • 11-12-20

life changing, powerful, generous, beautiful.

loved that Brene Brown narrated, accessible, important research, insight and wisdom. Wonderful book, thank you!

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  • KUHIRWA JEAN
  • 06-10-20

Life changing?

I wish I had read this book 10 years ago! Really grateful never the less for Brene's courage, vulnerability and just love in daring to search out and then share the truths in this book. Looking to living with way more courage, gratitude and joy even in the face of seeming scarcity and uncertainty!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-20

♡ Brené Brown

Loved every second of it ♡ Thank you Brené Brown 🙏 Such an incredibly powerful catalyst that has tangibly changed the quality within every moment of my life.

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  • Melissa
  • 31-07-20

Brilliant Brene

I started with Brene's more recent works then returned to this little gem... So glad I did. this is such powerful and life changing stuff when practiced. How lucky are our children if we do!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-20

Learnt, Loved, Live it....!

Great lesson learnt in relations to personal development....Indeed, daring greatly is about courage/ being courageous!!!

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  • Alykhan
  • 14-05-20

Fantastic listen!

Loved it. Easy to listen, exciting to hear. This was one of my favorites on audible.