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 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 on a path that feels safe, but bravery leads us to the one we re authentically meant to follow.In Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us override our perfect girl training and make bravery a lifelong habit By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. Free Download Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder [ author ] Reshma Saujani [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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 areinterested 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, hasthan 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.


      Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
 By Reshma Saujani IBN : 1524762334 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
  • Reshma Saujani
  • 20 June 2018
  • 1524762334

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

  1. Netta says:

    Perfect for a TED talk and just a tad bit repetitive and go get it ish for a book Having read this book, though, I realised how lucky I am because I ve never been told that I ought to be perfect or ought to be something other than just happy and content, for that matter or, that being a girl, I m a less something.I grew up in the family where women would have none of this softer gender thing my great grandmother travelled across the country during the WW2 on her own with six lit...

  2. MANVI NARANG says:

    Nosilencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to do the same it s time to stop this paradigm in its tracks Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gem of the books I ve come across in my lifetime This is an authentic take against gender discrimination and sexism which is deftly baked in our culture It is a powerful insight which redefines bravery and makes us follow our true dreams This amazing read written by Reshma Saujani is is divided into three parts Nosilencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to d...

  3. Kristie says:

    This book has something to offer women that struggle with trying to be perfect, saying no, and reaching for their goals Unfortunately, I do think that many women fall into at least one of these categories Many don t value themselves enough and are afraid of being judged harshly, embarrassed, or failing Those are the women that this book attempts to reach I thought it was a decent book for someone that is looking for some support in moving forward out of this type of life cycle This book has something to offer women that struggle with trying to be perfect, saying no, and reaching for their goals Unfortunately, I do think that many women fall into at least one of these categories Many don t value themselves enough and are afraid of being judged harshly, embarrassed, or failing Those are the women that this book attempts to reach I thought it was a decent book for someone that is looking for some support in moving forward out of this type of life cycle Unfortunately, I did not find anything new in the book Of course, my education is in mental health, so I may beexperienced in this area than some, but I also think that a lot of this just comes with time and life experience Therefor, I also think it may beuseful to someone that is younger The last part of the book offers some helpful suggestions to people trying to break these habits...

  4. Kim says:

    I think I would ve gotten a lotout of this if I fit Saujani s definition of a perfectionist fixed mindset, constantly worried what others think of me, a Type A Hermione Granger Asof a Faramir blessed with an awesome father instead of Denethor , I didn t quite reap the full Brave, Not Perfect experience of empowerment.Which is not to say I didn t benefit from the read Having Saujani s concepts and assertions to push my own experiences against allowed me toclosely define how I think I would ve gotten a lotout of this if I fit Saujani s definition of a perfectionist ...

  5. Morgan says:

    I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it The title hooked me, and the summary was right up my ally This book was a spectacular disappointment and I m so sad First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave it does that but it does so without addressing socioeconomic status, race, and a myriad of other issues that impact the ways in which the desire to be perfect manifests For example as a black women I already know I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it The title hooked me, and the summary was right up my ally This book was a spectacular disappointment and I m so sad First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave it does that but it does so without addressing socioeconomic status, race, and a myriad of other issues that impact the ways in which the desire to be perfect manifests For example as a black women I already know that both my being a woman AND being black impacts my prospects of moving upwards in pretty much anything So yes I am a perfectionist by nature but it is out of necessity that I am perfect I am not afforded the chances to fail in the same way that other women are allowed to fail From there the book discusses championing other women but what happens when you champion everyone, but others don t get on board I saw this a lot with the women s march It was supposed to be for ALL...

  6. Kelly says:

    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 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 t feel like a book made from a TED Talk It offers actionable steps, powerful insights, and tons of science social science research The voice is excellent and encouraging It was a reminder to not shut up in instances where speaking up or out would be of tremendous value Perfect for those who love DROP THE BALL or who are tired of cis white dudes leading the disruption in personal development Saujani is a woman of color, and her background is tremendously necessary i...

  7. Naomi says:

    I have to say this book really irked me The premise of this book is fantastic in theory The author s writing and layouthorrible Like most Liberal female non fiction writers, the author writes women as victims The author omitted several facts regarding women leaders, entrepreneurs and even employees moving up the corporate ladder and or starting their own business, which is supported by studies The author also omitted the statistics of the rise of women as head of household or MBAs.This I have to say this book really irked me The premise of this book is fantastic in theory The author s writing and layouthorrible Like most Liberal female non fiction writers, the author writes women as victims The author omitted several facts regarding women leaders, entrepreneurs and even employees moving up the corporate ladder and or starting their own business, which is supported by studies The author also omitted the statistics of the rise of women as head of household or MBAs.This author had an important book to write She had a book to write that applauded the work we have done that also addressed work that needed to be done As a STRONG Libertarian woman, I believe that we encourage others by a hand up While I think this was the author s premise, she failed in delivery My general perception walking away from this book was it was a disappointing Ted Talk that I would have rolled my eyes at while I was walking out of it Unfortunately for me, I signed up to review it, so I ...

  8. Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice) says:

    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 theyou use it, the stronger your bravery muscle will be The author s voice writing style professional, 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 with...

  9. Asma says:

    Not that great read but it holds interesting ideas I didn t liked or accepted all concepts within this book but it intrigued me Why do women tend to overthink things Why do they tend to think about others and their feelingsthan themselves Why do they thinkabout hurting other s feelings than being honest and being forward Is it truly how girls are raised or is it just biology Women need to be brave and move fo...

  10. Agnes says:

    This started out as an empathetic and serious talk between close friends and plunged into a clich d ad post on insta from someone trying to profit off feminism because it sells I feel like if this book was shorter it would ve been different.

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