Brené Brown Wants to Change Your Life | Vanity FairMay 06, PM. I loved her TED talk. Any suggestions re which to read first? May 18, AM. I have not read both. My sense was that "I thought it was just me" was targeted at women, although it also probably covers her research on shame in more depth than Gifts of Imperfection. I may go back and read it later.
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No one was interested. She sold copies out of her trunk. But when he found out it was self-published, he said he would never allow a vanity book on his syllabus. After getting her deal with Penguin, the book gained traction in the mental health community, yet even only 5 people showed at her book signing in Chicago. Today, she is well-recognized, sought after, 1 NYT Bestselling author and likely about to be one again with the debut of Rising Strong. How do you manage the gremlin when he shows up?
She has spent her career studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five 1 New York Times best sellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly , Rising Strong , Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. She is also the first person to have a filmed talk available on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, The Rumble. The Revolution.
I live in my head and pride myself on being a logical, thought-based person. I found myself thinking about why I denied those feelings for many years, and then thinking about those feelings and why I was having them more than simply feeling them. This book digs into the standards we all hold ourselves too as they relate to perfectionism and the fears we all carry about never being good enough. These standards for perfection lead us to overlooking the need to be vulnerable and the need to explore the shame that exists in our fears of being inadequate. Brown interviewed hundreds of people, talking about where they see themselves setting up these standards and why it is they blame themselves for various situations in their lives. She then shares those stories and explains how they expose our inabilities to process shame for what it is and our fears of being vulnerable and really connecting with other people. This is an especially great read for the perfectionism, Type A folks out there who know they need to let go of some of that control.