Brené Brown: 7 Super Tips for Life

Brené Brown: 7 Super Tips for Life

Our new episode of the Super U Podcast is live! The Super U Podcast delivers curated tips from top performers and thought leaders to help unlock and unleash your inner superpower. This week’s episode features tips from Brené Brown. Brown is a researcher, storyteller, and Texan. As a researcher at the University of Houston, she’s been studying vulnerability, empathy, shame, and courage for the past 16 years. Her TED Talk video is one of the most watched in history.

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Brené Brown’s 7 Super Tips:

  1. Empathy is the antidote to shame. If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs secrecy, silence, and judgment to grow. If you put the same amount of shame in a petri dish and gas it with empathy, it won’t survive. Vulnerability is our path to finding our way back to each other.
  2. Don’t let fear stop you. It’s not about winning or losing; it’s about showing up and to be seen. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to get your ass kicked. If courage is a value you hold, then this is a consequence of it. If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, then your feedback doesn’t matter.
  3. Have the courage to be vulnerable. Have the courage to be imperfect, practice compassion by treating yourself kindly, and have a connection by allowing yourself to be who you want to be, and fully embrace vulnerability.
  4. Trust is built by small moments. It’s a sliding door moment. You earn trust with the smallest moments and you can lose trust the same way. To choose to not connect when the opportunity is not there is a betrayal.
  5. Reliability is consistency. Do what you say you’re going to do over and over again. If you’re only reliable once, that won’t gain trust from others.
  6. Authenticity is a choice. Authenticity is a practice. You don’t wake up as an authentic person. You have to go out daily and tell yourself to be authentic.
  7. Reckon with your emotion and confront your conflict. When something hard happens, the first thing our brain does is to scramble to make sense of it. The moment it happens, a story is made up in our heads. Get curious about this emotion and figure out what is happening. Once you intervene in the emotion, you can overcome it.

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About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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