Last week a friend recommended I watch a new Netflix documentary by someone called Brene Brown entitled ‘the Call to Courage‘. I didn’t recognise the name so I looked her up. Brene Brown is a Research Professor and best-selling Author from America, she works at the University of Houston and for two decades has studied empathy, courage, shame and vulnerability. Having now watched the documentary I should also add that she’s an incredible public speaker, she’s engaging, funny and likeable.
The documentary is actually her talking about the content of a TED Talk she was invited to do at TedxHouston and how she went off piste with what she decided to discuss. Instead of giving one of her more academic and rehearsed presentations she talked about her experiences of vulnerability and what she’d learned about it. Essentially the message is this, you cannot be courageous without being vulnerable. Period.
I won’t give anymore detail away as I think you’ll get so much more from watching it for yourself, so please do!