This Week’s Title: “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brené Brown PhD
Recommended By: Miranda Kufrovich – Director, Communications
Favorite Quote: “If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback” – Brené Brown PhD
Why We Love It: All too often we are told by friends and family “that is not you”, “you’re doing what” or “you should stick to what you know,” or some variation of the same theme. Internalizing their feedback takes the wind out of your sails. Do not allow yourself to conform to how other people see you. In direct selling you can follow your dreams and trust your own feedback. At Smart Office we offer communication tools to help you succeed.
Book Summary: A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.
Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection. – Amazon
About the Author: Casandra 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. – Wikipedia