Book Summary: Daring Greatly Summary Brene Brown

Book Summary Daring Greatly Brene Brown

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Bio:

Brené Brown (born November 18, 1965)

Daring greatly Brene Brown chapter 1: Scarcity

Looking inside our culture of “never enough”

  • YOU can’t swing a cat without hitting a narcissist.
  • Scarcity is the “never enough” problem.
  • we are often comparing our lives, our marriages,our families, and our communities to…..unattainable, media-driven visions of perfection, or
  • we’re holding up our reality against our own fictional account of how great someone else has it…

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 2 Debunking The vulnerability Myths

Our rejection of vulnerability often stems from our associating it with dark emotions like fear, shame, grief, sadness, and disappointment

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity.

It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.

If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives,

vulnerability is the path…..

  • Vulnerability is based on mutuality and requires boundaries and trust.
  • It’s not oversharing, it’s not purging, it’s not indiscriminate disclosure
  • Trust isn’t a grand gesture—it’s a growing marble collection.

Vulnerability begets vulnerability; courage is contagious.

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 3 : Understanding And Combating Shame

We all have it. Shame is universal and one of the most primitive human emotions that we experience.

The only people who don’t experience shame lack the capacity for empathy and human connection.

How we experience these different emotions comes down to self-talk.

How do we talk to ourselves about what’s happening?

Practice courage and reach out!

Talk to yourself the way you would talk to someone you really love

Shame is the fear of disconnection—the fear that we’re unlovable and don’t Belong

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 4 The Vulnerability Armory

When we stop caring about what people think, we lose our capacity for connection.

When webecome defined by what people think, we lose our willingness to be vulnerable.

If we dismiss all the criticism, we lose out on important feedback,

but if we subject ourselves to the hatefulness, our spirits get crushed.

It’s a tightrope, shame resilience is the balance bar, and the safety net below is the one or two people in our lives who can help us reality-check the criticism and cynicism.

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 5 Mind The Gap:

  • Cultivating Change And Closing The Disengagement Divide
  • Culture is less about what we want to achieve and more about who we are
  • Disengagement is the issue underlying the majority of problems

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are making laws that they’re not required to follow or that don’t affect them

Disengagement is often the result of leaders not living by the same values they’re preaching

We can’t give people what we don’t have.

Who we are matters immeasurably more than what we know or who we want to be.

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 6 Disruptive Engagement: Daring To Rehumanize Education And Work

  • People believe they’re only as good as their ideas and that their ideas can’t seem too‘out there’ and they can’t ‘not know’ everything.
  • Most people and most organizations can’t stand the uncertainty and the risk of real innovation.
  • Learning and creating are inherently vulnerable. There’s never enough certainty. People want guarantees.

Shame breeds fear. It crushes our tolerance for vulnerability, thereby killing engagement, innovation, creativity, productivity, and trust.

Blaming, gossiping, favoritism, name-calling, and harassment are all behavior cues that shame has permeated a culture.

Shame can only rise so far in any system before people disengage to protect themselves.

When we’re disengaged, we don’t show up, we don’t contribute, and we stop caring

Daring Greatly Brene Brown Chapter 7: Wholehearted Parenting: Daring To Be The Adults We Want Our Children To Be

  • If we want our children to love and accept who they are, our job is to love and accept who we are.
  • We can’t use fear, shame, blame, and judgment in our own lives if we want to raise courageous children.
  • The important thing to know about worthiness is that it doesn’t have prerequisites.

Childhood experiences of shame change who we are, how we think about ourselves, and our sense of self worth.

We can’t shameproof our children.

  • Our task instead is teaching and modeling shame resilience, and that starts with conversations about what shame is and how it shows up in our lives.

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”

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