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Your Daily Call to Courage


At Kelleher International, we’re buzzing about Dr. Brené Brown’s new NETFLIX special.

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage is an excellent lesson on modern day bravery and what it takes to live your life to the fullest. Whether you’re single, dating or coupled, you owe it to yourself (and relationships) to watch.

Filmed in front of a live audience in Royce Hall at the University of California (UCLA), the Call to Courage discussion includes both Dr. Brown’s personal storytelling as well as the years of data she’s collected as a shame researcher and corporate coach.

For the past twenty years Dr. Brown’s research has uncovered our human connection to vulnerability, worthiness, leadership, and empathy. She’s conducted thousands of personal interviews with leaders and executives.

And the truth is, we all struggle with fear, shame and imposter syndrome.

The truth that we aren’t unique in our struggles is a prime opportunity to practice openness and vulnerability with each other. As matchmakers, we encourage you to nudge yourself closer to open, conscious, communicative relationships.

Many of us were taught that vulnerability is a sign of weakness – especially men.

Don’t accept that false notion and remain stuck. Instead, strive to make these daily practices a habit and watch your relationships grow.

Your Daily Call to Courage

  1. Live your values. If you’ve never taken the time to define your values – the guiding principles of your life – it’s an integral part of living consciously. If you want honesty, loyalty and unconditional love in your life then make sure that’s what you’re giving.
  2. Set a daily intention. Take a minute when you wake up in the morning to connect with your body and mind. Start your day by listening for what you need and setting an intention to guide you through the day.
  3. Notice your moments of judgment. Our fear of vulnerability is realized when we’re rejected or judged. So notice when you find yourself in judgment of others. Even something as simple as making fun of a person’s clothes or the way they speak. Check yourself before being critical of others.
  4. Be authentic. Don’t send out your representative on the job interview or a first date. Strive to be the version of you that makes you most proud, and then there’s no reason for a representative.
  5. Do the work. Living your best life takes courage, and it certainly isn’t a part-time job. When life gets complicated, it’s easy to shift into auto-pilot and get through the day. But auto-pilot is where relationship struggles live. Showing up and doing the work every day is a labor of self-love.

No matter if you’re struggling with a relationship at work or in your personal life, vulnerability is the key to creating positive change.

“Before we can be vulnerable in a relationship we must be honest with ourselves. If you struggle with vulnerability, spend some time uncovering the “why” in meditation, talk therapy or coaching. Unearthing the root of your fear or shame creates the space to grow past it,” explains Kelleher International CEO, Amber Kelleher-Andrews.

If you’re ready to have loving relationships and be the kind of partner you’re seeking, be sure to watch Brené Brown: The Call to Courage on NETFLIX. And for a deeper dive into personal growth and leadership, explore Dr. Brown’s five best-selling books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest, Dare to Lead.

As matchmakers, we see a direct correlation between client success and emotional maturity.

Great looks and financial freedom are attractive but don’t underestimate the magnetism of self-love, awareness, and vulnerability.

If you’ve already watched Brené Brown: The Call to Courage, are you inspired to show up differently in your relationships? Leave a message in the comments section below or send us a private message here.