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Episode 42

Vulnerability as a Creative with Brené Brown

October 20, 2015

Today we’re joined by Dr. Brené Brown, whom you might know from her TED talk on vulnerability, or her books Daring Greatly and more recently Rising Strong. Today she’s talking with us about vulnerability as a creative, how to deal with the messy second act of rejection, perfectionism, and discomfort, and getting clear about whose opinions matter.

Episode Transcript
"Falling down is an everyday part of the creative life."
- Brené Brown

Discussed in this Episode

  • How to cultivate courage when facing rejection and failure
  • Tools in rising strong and resiliency
  • Blending your creative life with your other life
  • The "messy second act" or messy middle
  • Shame vs. guilt
  • How perfectionism plagues creativity
  • Dealing with praise as a creative
  • How to keep the mojo going for creative work that may or may not make it into the world

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