Madeleine L’Engle once wrote, “To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
Yet, as Brene Brown put it, “Vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me, but the first thing I look for in you.”
In this week’s episode of the Reinventure Me podcast, Armin and I discuss The art of vulnerability. We talk about what it is, why it’s important for developing trust, and why it’s so difficult to engage it in. There are appropriate times to be vulnerable and it’s possible to display inauthentic vulnerability as well. We discuss some of the mistakes we have made and have seen others make in trying to be vulnerable.
Vulnerability is essential to build trust. But you need to go first and that’s risky. If you want to get more from your professional and personal relationships and hone the art of vulnerability, you may find our latest episode helpful. Look for it on the web or on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.
Comment below: How has vulnerability fostered trust in your relationships?