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Failing to Succeed

Failure and Success can be two sides to the same coin

Brene Brown’s new book Rising Strong expands her research on vulnerability to explore how failure can be the key to success.

Brown analyzed data from more than 24,000 people in various professions and interviewed 2,000 others—from corporate executives to war veterans at West Point. She also plumbed her own experiences, including a marital squabble during a vacation. This led to a three-step process for leaders wanting to bounce back from adversity: Examine your emotions and actions (“The Reckoning”), confront the challenges that are holding you back (“The Rumble”), and write an ending to the story that will transform how you face future obstacles (“The Revolution”). Read full article on Fast Company»

Brene explores the physics of vulnerability – can owning our failures lead to greater success?

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and and the clearest path to a wholehearted life. Read full article by Brene»

Here’s Brene’s Ted Talk that catapulted her into the public eye –

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a
deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. 

 More about Brene Brown:

  • The insidious nature of a scarcity mindset was recently brought back to my attention by author Brene Brown in her book, Daring Greatly. While I had previously been aware of ideas of scarcity from a financial perspective, Brown suggests that a major component of most of the problems in the entire world stem from this all-encompassing fear-based mentality of “never enough.” – Read full article on Huffington Post»