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“Vulnerability sounds like truth and courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” -- Brené Brown
Opening our true selves and exposing our thoughts, dreams, and shames can be a frightening experience.
Trading our comfort for courage and opening ourselves up to public judgement often leads us to a Vulnerability Hangover.
The Vulnerability Hangover was coined by Brene Brown to describe the feelings that wash over us after sharing publicly and stem from shame and vulnerability.
We subconsciously and continually seek out acceptance, reverting to our primal selves where group survival was critical. That's why showing our vulnerable, true selves can be so frightening.
In my TED-style talk with Speaking Your Brand's Thought Leadership Summit, Echos of a free-range childhood, I shared a vulnerable story about a traumatic time in my life and how I reclaimed my power, afterwards, emotions washed over me and led to a Vulnerability Hangover.
Here’s how I worked through it, and how you can too.
What you’ll hear on today’s episode:
- What is vulnerability?
- The Vulnerability Hangover
- The courage of being vulnerable
- Echos of a free-range childhood
- The cathartic feeling of being vulnerable
- How to deal with a Vulnerability Hangover
- Empowerment Pillar Four, Refresh
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