The Subtitle of the book says it all: "How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead". I must admit I still have 1/3 of the book to go and it is an amazing listen or read. I have both a Kindle copy and an audio copy. I have been doing so much driving lately that I have been listening to the book. The concepts of real vulnerability and real interactions with the human beings around us and having compassion are powerful. I was always taught in my younger years, that being vulnerable equated to being weak. In reality, it is quite the opposite. Being vulnerable is quite powerful and can change relationships in amazing ways. I love the way the author weaves in her love of music and Harry Potter. She truly speaks to everyone in her work.
I have found my own personal and business relationships have improved at work and at home when I had the courage to be vulnerable and explain my "why" for certain things that seemed like I just needed them done my way. Once I explained my "why", it was easy for those around me to have compassion and understanding that I wasn't just being demanding and that I really had legitimate reasons for needing those things done my way. It opened up a whole new way of interacting with my family and colleagues and has brought us all much closer together.
I know there is magic in the last third of the book and look forward to hearing it on my commute this week.
Until Next Time,