Certain books just demand a purchase, because I already know I will read them cover to cover and more than once. I will probably also blog about them here and elsewhere and mention them (unsubtly, continuously) to my friends, family members, mentees and others at every opportunity.

Ergo, they are worth the (in this particular case) $26+tax I shelled out for them.

Speaking of which, “Daring Greatly” is the second Brene Brown book I have purchased. It is a decision I wholeheartedly applaud myself for.

In fact, sometimes I am quite simply awed by the fact that this great researcher and humanitarian lives and works right here in Houston, the city where I also live and work. She does talk about eating disorders quite a bit in her work studying and teaching about shame and vulnerability. This of course is not surprising – now. But it sure would have been back when I was struggling so hard to overcome my own eating disorder!

“Daring Greatly” gets right to the heart of why things feel good or bad, why we love some teachers (and bosses, and family members) and loathe others, why we feel the way we do about ourselves and others and this world we all share and – most importantly – what we can personally do about it.

Please read “Daring Greatly”. If you need more convincing, check out this quote:

Daring greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of feeling hurt. But as I look back on my life and what Daring Greatly has meant to me, I can honestly say that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my own life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen.

Preach it, Brene! 🙂

==> Learn more about “Daring Greatly” and Dr. Brene Brown HERE

Today’s Takeaway: (If applicable) how would ‘daring greatly’ transform your experience of being you in your own life? What would it take? How do you feel about your efforts to dare greatly to date? Is there anything you would like to change?