The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
ModeratorApril 21, 2020 at 8:39 am8380
Hi guys! I’m so happy to introduce this Ted Talk to you all. It was groundbreaking for me and I keep going back to it a lot. Brené Brown is one of those people that have the power of words. She explains complex things to us as if we are all 6 years old. This Ted Talk is 20 minutes long and you don’t have to watch it, you can just listen to it while you iron clothes or make breakfast or go for a run.
Here in the 30DBC, we want to provide you with all the tools, not only to master the art of blogging but also to become the best version of yourself. If you are here, you already took a huge vulnerable step: to pursue something you love with no guarantees of success or support from the others. That is courage 🙂
So for the open discussion, let’s focus on one question and let’s apply the concept of vulnerability to your blogging journey:
1- What have you gained from practicing vulnerability in this challenge?
Maybe you had to reach out to friends you haven’t spoken to in a long time. Maybe you have a niche that not a lot of people from your circle understand or support. Maybe your family didn’t expect you to stop whatever you were doing to start this project. There can be a lot of shame and fears in our dreams and hopes. And yet, vulnerability and acceptance seem to be the keys to success. I want to hear your stories. You are worthy 🙂
Stay safe 🙂
MemberApril 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm490
Thanks Monica. This is a big struggle for me. I have been dreaming a lot about this 30 day blogchallenge. I hope tonight I dream about my vulneralbility and just let it go. Thanks for sharing this link.
MemberApril 22, 2020 at 8:56 pm305
I enjoyed reading the your blog and watching the ted talk video! It makes me understand it’s ok to be vulnerable and accept myself the way I am. I felt a shift in my perspective! Thanks.
MemberApril 23, 2020 at 2:53 am130
Wow……..this Ted Talk was amazing and so insightful. Thanks for the hook up….lol 🙂
MemberMay 12, 2020 at 10:18 am495
Wow… I’m crying right now. That’s a powerful one!
But soooo interesting.
I’m enough. Certainly not perfect, but grateful, loving and loved, full of fears and shame, always the first one to cry (That’s my thing, you can be sure you’ll never cry alone, I’m in!), and that’s ok. I’m enough.
Didn’t even dare to say my husband and daughter I started a blog. They believe it’s just a webinar 🙂 So here we are. Today I’m gonna let them know and invite some friends as well.
Thanks for sharing this TED Talk!
MemberMay 27, 2020 at 2:53 am430
I think it’s only in being vulnerable that we gain access to truth, the really true, authentic bits of our experience. And it’s those things that we share from a place of vulnerability that will keep people wanting to connect through our blogs.
So I’m trying to stay there. It’s also a funny time when so many people’s voices are flying all over the place.that you have to make sure you’rebeing real…andnot fall into imitating others who are being vulnerable. Another thing I’ve noticed about myself haha
MemberJune 6, 2020 at 11:36 pm320
Her words are so powerful. This was an eye opener. Thank You
AnonymousMemberJune 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm0
I listened to many ted talks at the beginning of the corona lockdown and this one is by far the one which inspires me the most ! I think that my lockdown would have been less educative if it wasn’t for René Brown and I probably wouldn’t be part of this challenge if I hadn’t listened to it
MemberJune 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm555
Vulnerability has been the hardest thing for us! Watching this Ted Talk was very eye opening and has allowed us to gain some of the confidence that we feel we need!
MemberJune 27, 2020 at 7:27 pm370
Thanks for sharing this Monica! This has touched my heart and I learned so much. This was a beautiful message
MemberJune 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm855
I can say that one fear or my struggle is reaching out to people. I have never been good about this. When I started teaching I did start to reach out and ask for help and it was wonderful but now I feel like I am stuck in that I can’t again. I am trying to invite people to my blog facebook page and that has been a slow process but now that I am creating more and more content I think that I will be working to overcome my fear that they don’t accept the invite and just invite people. The more I have on there, the more my story reaches, I have to know that it is okay to share… it is, it is a large part of what I write about .. its okay, we are in this together, I just need to go for it now.
AnonymousMemberJuly 12, 2020 at 7:09 pm0
This ted talk was very interesting! I have to admit that I have used some of those methods of numbing vulnerability. I know that I am not a very vulnerable person. However, I have done my best to be vulnerable in my blog posts and feel so good sharing my own experiences. I want to continue to work on this so I can connect with more people.
MemberJuly 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm610
It was so thought provoking… really made me think … I have had a big problem with trying to be perfect in the past but maybe now … I can be enough !
MemberJuly 17, 2020 at 5:21 am660
Very inspirational! Fear, judgement, vulnerability are not easy to overcome.
MemberJuly 22, 2020 at 2:24 am450
This was one of the best TED talks I have seen, and I watch a lot of them. I so much would enjoy being her friend. The talk was so full of “light bulb” moments for me that I cannot begin to list them. I guess I always believed and have been told that I am a very strong person, but I now realize that I am just someone that handles things, and I try not to bother others. Maybe this is coming from a place of not being worthy of other peoples time or something else. I have never wanted to come across as vunerable, and I definitely will weigh out all options before taking a chance. So this left me with a lot to think about. Very enlightening.
MemberJuly 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm335
Loved this! Thank you for sharing!!
MemberAugust 11, 2020 at 7:14 pm560
Very interesting perspective about vulnerability, it definitely has made me more self aware concerning my thoughts about sharing my idea of starting a blog, sharing this process with family and friends, and will possibility create a gateway for me to be more open in my writing.
MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 3:21 am1110
Thank you Monica for referring this video of ted talk. It was a thought provoking speech. Also, it gave an assurance that there is nothing wrong in feeling so vulnerable at times. I always believed every individual is imperfect and unique at the same time. And, imperfection is good; as it gives us a chance to motivate us to do something better in life.
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