If you have been hearing about trending Netflix shows, then I’m sure you’ve heard about Brene Brown: The Call to Courage. It’s been all the rage, err chitter chat in the motivational groups I follow. In the Brene Brown Netflix special she discusses what it takes to overcome comfort with courage. A lesson many of us need!
The documentary starts with Brene Brown telling us that she was scared following her TED talk about vulnerability. However, no one was going to google “Brene Brown Vulnerability” and watch it so it wouldn’t matter that much. Boy was she wrong…
Since then that TED talk has had almost 40 million views and is one of the top viewed TED talks in the world. If you haven’t seen it, you really should! I’ve included it here so you can find it quickly and give it a quick watch.
The Call to Courage
This entire Brene Brown Netflix special is focused on having tough conversations in life. We should be asking the uncomfortable questions at work, with our leadership, with strangers, at home, etc. Sometimes those are the questions that will lead us to find our greater purpose. Being passionate about what you spend the majority of your time on can be the pillar to a happy life.
I was definitely inspired by this 1 hour and 16-minute documentary. One of my favorite parts talks about how you can’t live a joyful wholehearted satisfying life and be miserable at work. After all, you spend the majority of any given day at work. If you are miserable there, it will spill over into everything else.
Brene Brown Netflix Special – 5 Myths
Brene Brown’s Netflix special breaks down the 5 myths of Vulnerability. I’m not going to go over each of these, because you should really watch Brene Brown’s Netflix special to get the nitty gritty, but here is what they are.
- Vulnerability is weakness
- I don’t do vulnerability
- I can go it alone
- You can engineer the uncertainty and discomfort out of vulnerability
- Vulnerability is disclosure
Which one resonates with you the most? For me, it was the phrase I can go it alone. I have a hard time letting others help me because I think of it as a weakness. The truth is letting people help you makes the entire group stronger. I’m lucky that I found a great group of women to surround myself with that are helping me build my business and my courage to be better.
Brene Brown’s Netflix Special – Your Story
The most powerful statement of this entire special for me was “You share with people who have earned the right to hear your story.” This statement was everything to me. So many times I feel guilty for sharing things, but I shouldn’t have to. If people haven’t earned the right to hear my story, then I simply don’t need to share it with them.
We get so caught up in doing the right things in our lives that we forget to be happy for ourselves. When I took the time to actually assess my life it was obvious I was doing things simply because others expected it of me. It takes a lot of vulnerability and courage to do things for ourselves and not to please others in our lives. This is an important skill to teach our children too!
At the core of each myth and each of the stories told throughout this documentary is that you must build relationships. If you want to make a difference and have people listen you need them to trust you. One of the ways you get people to trust you is by being vulnerable and putting yourself out there. So ask yourself, have you been vulnerable lately?
There were so many other great things I got out of the Brene Brown Netflix Special. If you have seen it, then I would love to hear what your favorite takeaways were. Comment below and let me know!