The Call to Courage by Brené Brown: My Review

06 Dec

Is vulnerability actually the key to having a close relationship? Brené Brown shows us that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but allows you to get much closer to the more truthful and authentic version of yourself.

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If you don’t know Brené Brown, it’s time to get acquainted. She’s spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and authored five number one New York Times bestsellers. Expect authentic observations and ideas that can make a phenomenal impact personally and professionally. Loaded with ah ha moments so relevant to making yourself open and available for a long-term relationship. Pour wine and settle in for some time with Brené , TED Talk superstar and advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs.

It’s a revelation to understand from Brené that vulnerability is actually the key to having a close relationship. This very idea, can for a lot of successful people feel like a place that they don’t want to go. The result is that you end up wearing a 50-tonne shield of perfectionism that can be impenetrable to someone who wants to get close to you. Brené is a wizard at helping you understand that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but allows you to get much closer to the more truthful and authentic version of yourself.

Exceptional and talented people who are naturally driven to succeed, invest a lot in education and life experiences that form the rounded international people that we meet looking for a life partner. One of the components that is often missing is taking the time to invest in your feelings and emotional intelligence. Thought leadership is a great way to expand our knowledge and field of vision. We highly recommend Brené Brown as a terrific learning experience, such as this Netflix special feature. In it she candidly talks about an exchange while on vacation between herself and her husband which you will find both amusing and moving.

Brené Brown and what she has discovered in her research is for both men and women. The gems of observation and the findings of her research are completely riveting and incredibly powerful to implement in romantic relationships, family situations and most definitely in the workplace. Vida has always taken the route of psychology in relationships as the way to find the right life partner. We love what Brené has to say as it supports our ideas in a solid and highly engaging way. How will we ever find someone if the message we put out is that we need nothing and we’re not vulnerable.

This Netflix special will likely lead to you wanting to see more of Brené and getting onto Amazon to order one or more of her best-selling books. Daring Greatly is a wonderful place to start after you’ve watched this show. If you mindfully start to think about what you have seen and heard and start to try and be cognoscente of it in your life, you will really begin to notice the change.

When it comes to finding a romantic partner, the team are here to support you. In addition to my expert matchmakers, you can also meet with our relationship expert Madeleine to discover your dating blueprint. Enjoy Brené and think about reaching out to our team to make the landscape of 2020 in your love life take on an optimistic and positive hue.

by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation. Rachel also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute.More by this author

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