Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”

From last year’s 99U Conference. Did you get your ticket for the 2014 99U?

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  1. Soooo true! Love this video and it reminds me that the things I am critical of within myself are much more important! thanks for this!!!


  2. This woman is amazing! I love all her talks. This one has such a good message; I actually got chills at the end.

  3. Gah, she is so good.

    “There is an ideal of what you’re supposed to be. And what a lot of us end up doing is we orphan the parts of ourselves that don’t fit with that ideal is supposed to be. And what it leaves, when we orphan all those parts of us, is it just leaves the critic.”

    This. I know so many creatives with this disease.

    She makes me cry every time.

  4. This is a keeper.

  5. thank you, thank you, thank you.

    i keep this one on my short list for random listening when i need some ‘perspective’.