Do you dare greatly?

Here at Rook Tree a little reflection goes a long way. Throughout our recent coaching supervision studies we have become even more involved with Dr Brené Brown’s concept of “Daring Greatly”.
In it Dr Brown writes that “’being’ rather than ‘knowing’ requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable”. To be vulnerable one needs the courage to surface and voice vulnerability. Dr Brown talks about wholehearted living cultivating vulnerability. She suggests there are many tenets to wholeheartedness, but at its very core is vulnerability and worthiness, facing uncertainty, exposure, and emotional risks, and knowing that “I am enough”. We all need to own our own vulnerabilities and Dr Brown suggests ten ways this may be achieved;
Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 11.41.021. Authenticity: Letting go of what people think
2. Self-Compassion: Letting go of perfectionism
3. A resilient spirit: Letting go of numbing and powerlessness
4. Gratitude and joy: Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark
5. Intuition and trusting faith: Letting go of the need for certainty
6. Creativity: Letting go of comparison
7. Play and rest: Letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self worth
8. Calm and stillness: Letting go of anxiety as a life style
9. Meaningful work: Letting go of self doubt and supposed to
10 Laughter, song and dance: Letting go of being cool and always in control
Brown B, 2013, Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.
Portfolio Penguin; 1 edition (7 Feb 2013). ISBN-10: 1592407331 ISBN-13: 978-1592407330