Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 20 million times and is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world.
She has spent the past 13 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers: Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. Her brand-new book is titled Rising Strong. In it, she writes, “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up.”
She is also the founder and CEO for The Daring Way™, an organization that brings her work on vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness to organizations, schools, communities, and families.
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Watch Brené Brown’s TED Talks:
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
- Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
- Rising Strong by Brené Brown
- I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) by Brené Brown
- Women & Shame by Brené Brown
- The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
- Learn more about Liberation Theology and Grounded Theory
- The Alchemist by Paulo
- My favorite swimming goggles
- Connect with Brené Brown:
- How Brené Brown answers the question, “What do you do?” [7:38]
- What make a highly popular TED talk [1:45]
- How Brené Brown prepares for TED talks [13:16]
- Defining the terms “vulnerability” and “shame” (Learn more about how to deal with haters) [15:31]
- Deconstructing shame from an evolutionary standpoint [24:31]
- How to evaluate the question, “Are you daring greatly today?”[39:06]
- Which schools of philosophy resonate most with Brown’s research? [46:31]
- Misinterpretations of vulnerability [49:46]
- How does vulnerability coexist with masculine virtues and traits? [55:31]
- What are some daily practices or exercises to develop vulnerability? [1:02:46]
- Brené Brown’s morning rituals [1:06:16]
- Most gifted books [1:17:06]
- Why she wrote Rising Strong [1:08:46]
- Describing the method for collecting data for Rising Strong [1:09:41]
- The ideal sequence for reading Brené Brown’s work [1:13:06]
- The first thing that comes to mind when Brené Brown thinks of the word successful [1:14:31]
- What purchase of $100 or less has most positively affected your life in recent memory? [1:15:51]
- If you could have one billboard anywhere, where would it be and what would it say? [1:16:46]
- Advice for Brené Brown’s thirty-year-old self [1:17:46]
- Asks or requests for the listeners [1:19:19]
- Marcus Aurelius
- Pema Chödrön
- Joseph Campbell
- Kahlil Gibran
- Mary Oliver
- Neil Peart
- Shonda Rhimes
Posted on: August 28, 2015.
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