If I could love someone I’ve never met, it would be Brene Brown. I can not appreciate enough the power of her insights.
Most recently, I listened to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation where Brene Brown tackled the issue of trust. The conversation is only 24 minutes long and provides mountains of thought-provoking perspectives.
My major takeaways:
- What events do you consider “marble jar” moments? (research shows the #1 moment is something you may not even consider @8:10)
- Who are your “marble jar” friends?
- John Gottman (Professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington): “Trust is built in very small moments, . . . “
- Charles Feltman: ” . . . trust is defined as choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to another person’s actions.” (check out the full quote here)
- Here is Brene Brown’s definition of trust:
- B = Boundaries
- R = Reliability
- A = Accountability
- V = Vault
- I = Integrity
- N = Non-judgement
- G = Generosity
- Trust is not just for others, but more importantly for ourselves.
Ms. Brown ends her presentation with a thought-provoking quote from Maya Angelou:
“I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
I encourage you to listen. I guarantee you will learn something about yourself and your relationships.
Cindy Jobs, COC, ACC
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Level I Certificates earned in Chronic Disorganization; ADD; Client Administration; Time Management; Mental Health; and Hoarding.
Level II Specialist Certificates earned in Chronic Disorganization and ADHD.