The more I watch and read about Brené Brown, the more I love her! My Life Coach instructor shared her 2011 Ted Talks with me on vulnerability (apparently I missed that viral video) and I’ve watched it several times since in the past month.
Today I wanted to be inspired while I “tended” to my home (thanks for the perspective) and so I watched it again. When I was done I watched 2 other ones. I’ll leave links to all 3 videos but for all of my fellow bloggers and creative non-blogging readers, you’re going to want to set aside 22 minutes to watch this! If you don’t have 22 minutes, do what I do in a pinch and act like you have to go to the bathroom (make sure you get good WiFi) because hey, who’s going to argue when mother nature calls?! She is amazingly insightful and delightfully funny! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
This is a talk Brené Brown did at the 99U Conference (a conference held for creative people in case I’m not the only one unfamiliar with this). It’s titled Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count. Here’s some quotes from the Ted Talk, I had to limit myself otherwise I’d just transcribe the whole thing…
Referring to critics-
If you’re in the cheap seats, not putting yourself on the line, and just talking about how “I can do it better” I’m in no way interested in your feedback.
Getting ready to go out in the arena-
When you armor up against vulnerability, you shut yourself off from everything that you do and that you love.
Knowing what seats will be taken (don’t worry she gives you an approach to deal with it)-
The three seats that will always be taken when you walk into the arena are- shame, scarcity and comparison.
With that, I’ll let this last quote say it all before you watch-
Sometimes when you hear something when you need to hear it and you’re ready to hear it, something shifts inside of you.
Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count
Below is the first one that I watched and have seen several times since.
The Power Of Vulnerability
Did you watch any of them? Have you already seen them? What are your thoughts? Can you identify with any (all) of what she said? Do you have your own go-yo videos you’d like to share? I’d love to know!