Inspired by: Brene Brown
HERE AT CEDELE, we are constantly on the lookout for great things to share with you. But this time, instead of food, it'll be in the form of sharing who and what we are inspired by.
We're including a new series for our blog which will highlight a person, movement or object that has inspired us here at Cedele. We believe in giving credit where it is due, and our 'Inspired by' posts aim to do just that. Take it as a peek into what drives us and our ethos. Hopefully, you'll get inspired too.
Inspired by: Brené Brown
If you're a fan of TED Talks, we're sure you've heard of Dr. Brené Brown. We first came across Brown when we watched her viral 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability.
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent about 13 years studying topics such as vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.
As an author, she wrote three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. She has two online platforms: COURAGEworks, which helps individuals and families live and love bravely, and BRAVE LEADERS INC, which makes her research on leadership development and culture change accessible to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers around the world.
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness." - Brené Brown
Brené Brown's 2010 TEDx talk on vulnerability is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers. Watch it below.
Near the end of her talk, Brown emphasizes that we need to "believe that we're enough." According to Brown, when that happens, "we stop screaming and start listening, we're kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we're kinder and gentler to ourselves."
ISN'T THAT such a poignant reminder, to be kind to others and ourselves as we step into this new year? You can listen to her other TED talk on 'Listening to Shame' here. Visit her website for more information on her talks and what she stands for.