The one thing that has changed the way I work and parent

3 years ago I saw a TED-Talk which had a huge impact on me.
It has changed the way I work and how I parent. And I’m convinced that it will have the same powerful impact on you.

I hear you thinking.
Well what was this TED-Talk all about?

It’s about the power of vulnerability.

Connect in a more powerful way

In the TED-Talk Brené Brown shows that 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.

Learning more

I loved the talk so much because she combines her brilliant research with a lot of funny stories of her own life. And that made me wanted to learn more about her research.

So, I read a couple of her books (The gifts of imperfection, Daring Greatly and Dare to lead) and watched Brené Brown’s special on Netflix.
I can highly recommend them!

Practicing vulnerability

Yes I’m a big fan of Brown’s work and have started practicing vulnerability:
asking for help, speeking up instead of numbing, focus on excellence instead of perfection, be open about my emotions with my children, admit I don’t know etc.

It has given me more self-awareness, I dare to be myself more and because of that I’m able to connect in a more powerful way in my work and with my children.

Don’t get me wrong, showing vulnerability is still a huge challenge for me, but I’ve noticed that by practicing it becomes easier.

So, I’ll keep practicing!
Will you join me?

Eefke

PS:
Curious how coaching could help you to take a new step in your work life? Just contact me and we plan a free ‘chemistry session’.
In this session you can tell me about your challenges, I can inform you about how I work and of course we do some coaching, so you can experience if I’m the right coach for you. Of course this session is confidential and entirely free of obligation.

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