by Anne Day and Amy Vodarek
Are YOU hiding behind a not good enough story?
You are NOT alone! Many women suffer from self-doubt. They believe they are not good enough, bright enough, pretty enough, thin enough to succeed, and this belief is holding them back from realizing their potential, from becoming who they are meant to be.
Finding women to talk about this topic was never a challenge. Over the course of three years, authors Anne Day and Amy Vodarek connected with over 350 women.
Through the heartfelt storytelling and real-life examples shared in this book you will learn that overwhelm, judgment, and fear of failure often lead women to believe that they are not good enough.
Embrace who you are. Unleash your Brilliance.
Good Enough will gently prompt you to step out of your own way so that you can design success and life on your terms.
It’s only because they like me. I was in the right place at the right time. I just work harder than the others. I don’t deserve this. It’s just a matter of time before I am found out. Someone must have made a terrible mistake.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
“This important book is about the lifelong journey from ‘What will people think?’ to ‘I am enough.’ Brown’s unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice.” –Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
“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 at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt
The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection.
Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen
Is vulnerability the same as weakness? In our culture, teaches Dr. Brene Brown, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love. On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise-that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.