Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Brave Not Perfect Fear Less Fail More and Live Bolder In a book inspired by her popular TED talk New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery Imagine if you lived without the fear o

  • Title: Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
  • Author: Reshma Saujani
  • ISBN: 1524762334
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery.Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough If you didn t care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery.Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough If you didn t care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone, all the time We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costs.There s a reason we act this way, Reshma says As girls, we were taught to play it safe Well meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine.The problem is that perfect girls grow up to be women who are afraid to fail It s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want Perfection may set us

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    About “Reshma Saujani

    • Reshma Saujani

      Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does With their 7 week Summer Immersion Program, 2 week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13 book New York Times best selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does With their 7 week Summer Immersion Program, 2 week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13 book New York Times best selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities By the end of the 2018 academic year, Girls Who Code will have reached over 50 thousand girls in all 50 states and several US territories The results speak for themselves 88% of alumni have declared a CS major minor or are interested in CS because of Girls Who CodeReshma began her career as an attorney and activist In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S Congress During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code She has also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013.Reshma s TED talk, Teach girls, bravery not perfection, has than three million views and has sparked a national conversation about how we re raising our girls She is the author of two books, Girls Who Code Learn to Code and Change the World, the first in a 13 book series about girls and coding which debuted as a New York Times bestseller, and Women Who Don t Wait In Line, in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course personally and professionally Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School She s been named one of Fortune s World s Greatest Leaders, Fortune s 40 Under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, CNBC s Next List, Forbes s Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Fast Company s 100 Most Creative People, Crain s New York 40 Under 40, Ad Age s Creativity 50, Business Insider s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, City State s Rising Stars, and an AOL PBS Next MAKER Saujani serves on the Board of Overseers for the International Rescue Committee, which provides aid to refugees and those impacted by humanitarian crises, and She Should Run, which seeks to increase the number of women in public leadership Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog, Stanley



    826 thoughts on “Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

    • An outstanding personal development self help growth book about the ways men and women are cued to behave differently Women, so frequently, are encouraged to be perfect and when something can t be done in such a way, they shouldn t bother trying That leads, then, to not trying new things or developing their bravery muscle Saujani offers up some of the ways that bravery can be practiced and integrated and how to break away from those preconceived ideas of perfection.Short, succinct, and doesn An [...]


    • Thank you to NetGalley, Currency, and Reshma Saujani for an ARC ebook copy to review As always, an honest review from me Like A self help business book for woman without being overly technical or dry She launched Girls Who Code and ran for political office Gives a voice to all the things that so many women experience Love Incredibly relatable That bravery is a muscle the you use it, the stronger your bravery muscle will be The author s voice writing style professional, authori Thank you to NetGa [...]


    • What a fantastic book 4.5 stars.Reshma Saujani s TED talk was recommended to me by several colleagues at work, so when I saw the book, I knew a little about its premise I have two boys, and yet, I am a girl So it was quite interesting reading this book with both my mom filter on and as a woman myself I ve already recommended it to all the parents I know, because so much of this book is about highlighting behavior that exists in a way that feels indoctrinated Things we don t do consciously What a [...]


    • More reviews and book ish content Club Book Mobile Andrea RBKBrave, Not Perfect Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani was a book that I just needed in my life It was a beautiful reflection on the realities of how our own aspirations can get in the way This book focuses on reframing eliminating perfectionist thinking Rather than expecting that we have to have flawless execution, she really stresses that there is power and joy in learning in the journey She talks abo More reviews [...]


    • Note that I read a copy of an uncorrected proof so the actual book may be different I also have watched Reshma Saujani s TED talk and I felt like this book was an extension of the talk There weren t new points for me, but then I ve been reading books on topics like these for quite some time I think women who need that push of encouragement would like this book The only thing I found kind of.iffy conflating Hillary Clinton with Barack Obama You can t compare a woman and man without Note that I re [...]


    • I enjoyed reading this book, and it served as a good reminder to chose bravery instead of letting perfect be the enemy of good I also enjoyed hearing about Reshma Saujani s background running for Congress, and the other stories she had of people struggling between bravery and perfection This book is also a quick, light read.The book is, at times, a little repetitive, and doesn t quite hit the mark with being concrete in suggestions I felt it could use a little organization and a lit I enjoyed re [...]


    • I recognized myself so much in this book Not wanting to leave the comfort of a position just because its familiar, taking the safer route, not wanting to rock the boat etc I think Reshma did a great job researching the book and providing detailed small steps to becoming brave and embracing imperfection I would recommend this book to all women, and especially teen girls.


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