Brené Brown is a University of Houston research professor who has spent her life studying shame and vulnerability.
For most of human civilization, men have hid behind the mask of masculinity, concealing any signs of shame and vulnerability because they believed that a man should show nothing but strength.
But it turns out that Brené found that these are vital parts of mental health and working relationships. Men are waking up and realizing this, with Lewis Howes writing a book behind it.
“Vulnerability is not weakness. I define vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty … Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.” -Brené Brown
Are you dealing with shame? How do you identify it and how do you fix it? Listen to my podcast episode to find out:
“Shame is a focus on self. Guilt is a focus on behavior.” -Brené Brown
Recommended Further Reading & Listening
- Tim Ferriss’s Terry Crews interview (notable timestamp: [31:30 – where he talks about dealing with toxic masculinity]
- All of Brené Brown’s books (affiliate link)
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