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#9: The Damn Truth About Vulnerability

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About the Episode

In today’s episode, Dan’l and Megan break down the truth about vulnerability. They cover what vulnerability is vs what vulnerability isn’t, the barriers that surround this topic, and the myths involved. It’s time to get real about a topic that’s easier to avoid. In today’s music moment, hear Dan’l’s vulnerable stories about her true passion, karaoke.

Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 Barriers to Courage In Organizations

  • From her book “Daring Greatly
  • Avoiding tough conversations
  • Not tending to fears and feelings
  • Corroding trust
  • Stuck in setbacks
  • Lack of innovation
  • Rush to problem-solving/action bias
  • Ignoring inclusivity diversity and equity
  • Using shame and blame
  • Gauzy values
  • Perfectionism

Additional Resources

Dan'l and Megan

About the Hosts

We’re Dan’l Mackey Almy and Megan Zweig, the hosts of the Self Smarter podcast. We’re wives, mothers, and friends and have spent the majority of our careers leading a full-service marketing agency that serves the fresh food, floral, and better-for-you foods industry. Our chats usually involve the latest marketing insights, leadership lessons, and self-awareness tools. These chats always include lots of laughter, the occasional tear and are mostly discussed over a cocktail… or three. We’re passionate about sharing what we’ve learned, the highs and the lows, to help other leaders in the journey of becoming self smarter.