Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
by Brené Brown
by Brené Brown
Recommended By: Lauren Barber, SmartMobile
About the Author: Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. Her TED talk—“The Power of Vulnerability”—is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than forty million views. (Amazon)
Favorite Quote: “Every story matters…We are all worthy of telling our stories and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe.” – Brené Brown
Why We Love It: The Direct Selling industry is built on the power of authentic stories. This book challenges the tendency to equate “belonging” with “compromise,” and emphasizes the importance of personal character and integrity. In order to tell your story with conviction and truly forge our own paths, we must understand ourselves and be willing to accept the criticism that comes from rejecting polarization and conformity. Smart Office encourages all of our clients to understand and embrace their best selves as the surest path to success and happiness.
Book Summary: In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other … Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. (Penguin RH)
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