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The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the number-one New York Times best sellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brené Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope.
©2015 Brené Brown (P)2015 Random House Audio
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By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

Brene Brown's books provide practical processes and actions that when incorporated into your life support you in living a more authentic life. This book is no exception to that. The listener will learn the Rising Strong process to put into practice. This builds on her other books but it is new material and new stories. It is NOT a rehash of previous work as so many authors do when they write multiple books.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to lead a life that is full of compassion, integrity and authenticity. Also, I would recommend this to any business leader who wanted their business to be a place for innovation and creativity to thrive.

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By brad on 09-25-15

Buying this Book is investing in Yourself.....

Would you listen to Rising Strong again? Why?

I recommend listening to this book and then reading it in hard back so you can mark up the book and/or make notes easier than using the bookmark feature in audible. I did my audible and reading simultaneously. Some of the ideas in this book are not new but what Dr. Brown has done is flesh out so many nuggets I had to start journaling just to keep up.<br/><br/>This is incredible work and the effort she goes to in exposing her own very personal & vulnerable moments, as teaching opportunities, is a testament to her belief in the power of these precepts. I've experienced personal breakthroughs from this book that have already created more positive communication with my spouse and children, not to mention assisted me in understanding other of my demons.

Who was your favorite character and why?

You'll love Sewer Rats & Scofflaws and the story of the "icing wiper". I laughed out loud throughout that entire chapter. How we can all judge! AND, never think about how or why we do it.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think the story about her Me-Ma was touching and very educational. So much of what our grand parents learned (endured) during and around the depression should be learned again. Forgiveness and the ability to receive or ask for help are not discussed or understood near enough these days.

What did you learn from Rising Strong that you would use in your daily life?

I'm a firm believer, and it's now renewed, that for the most part we are all doing the best we can and if we can forgive ourselves for "perceived" failings, we can finally and necessarily forgive others. By far, however, the simple statement, "The story I'm creating sounds like this" has been the most powerfull tool in our family's communication since reading this book. So many false grains of course sand have evolved into smooth pearls of truth. We have to smash those pearls.

Any additional comments?

Find a friend you can trust, or a counselor who will, or has, read this book, and work on it in tandem or in a group setting. Amazing things will happen.........

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