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Best selling author and motivational speaker Brené Brown shares her two decades of experiences studying vulnerability, shame and courage in this Netflix original special. In just over an hour, Brown succinctly discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in life… and the boundless rewards it reaps for those who do.

By sharing funny, poignant and relatable stories from her own life, Brown encourages all of us to live with purpose and ON purpose, and embrace the fear and uncertainty of vulnerability – something she says is necessary to experience true joy in life. Brown also shares the terror of experiencing the viral sensation of her first TED Talk, and the courage she had to summon to navigate past the hateful Internet trolls that exist in what she calls today’s cesspool of social media. (Hint: learning to care about the opinions of ONLY those who matter to you – and actively ignoring the rest – helps.) It is an entertaining and inspirational talk about the importance of living your own truth.


• Brené Brown has had five New York Times #1 bestsellers and her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the five most viewed in the world – with nearly 40 million views.

• Brown is the first person to have a similar talk on Netflix – it is being shown in 190 countries and 29 languages.

• The inspirational 1910 quote from Theodore Roosevelt that inspired Brown’s aha moment: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.”



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