Ted Talk Tuesday #243 – The Power of Vulnerability

TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better critical thinkers. Watching, listening and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many in the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place.

In this talk, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, explores the idea that vulnerability, “the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome, is the key to true connection.” She talks about her own personal experiences and years of research. Brown explains how “vulnerability can be a path to courage, empathy, and purpose.” She also offers practical advice on how we can embrace vulnerability in our own lives.

“While it may feel uncomfortable and scary, being vulnerable helps us to connect with others on a deeper level, and opens up the possibility of experiencing love, joy, and belonging.” She says that “vulnerability should not be mistaken for weakness, but rather seen as a courageous act of being authentic and allowing ourselves to be seen for who we truly are.”

This talk is not only thought-provoking but also highly entertaining and inspiring. I hope you enjoy!

Kurt, our favourite Leb, has a zest for life and a heart of gold. He’s also a really good marketer, willing to do almost anything for his clients, even if it involves wearing a tutu!