Raleigh Business Book Club, Raleigh Small Business

Vend Raleigh Book Group

Vend Raleigh Business Book Group

Raleigh Business Book Club, Raleigh Small Business“Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement.” (Daring Greatly, Pg. 2)

In 2014 we are introducing new aspects to Vend Raleigh as we continue to grow as a community.  One new feature is our Vend Raleigh Book Group!  For this first session, we will spend 4 weeks in April & May discussing a book together and learning from one another through real, vulnerable, authentic conversation about life, business, leadership, parenting, and more! 

We’ve chosen to start our Book Group by reading Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown. Brené is a researcher, storyteller, and social worker who has dedicated years to studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Our discussion will look at where our own lives and stories intersect with Daring Greatly, and how we can all find courage and worth to help us grow as mompreneurs.  

If you are unfamiliar with Brené’s work, or would like a preview of the powerful message she shares, watch these two TED talks:

We encourage you to start reading now and mark your calendar to join us for the 4 Thursday evenings (April 24, May 1, 8, 15) from 7-8:30pm at the Community Room at Whole Foods on Wade and Blue Ridge Ave (no outside drinks or food, please).  Vend Raleigh Directory member, Suzanne Miller of InterExchange Au Pair USA will facilitate our small group discussion. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. We hope you will mark your calendars and get reading! Questions and to RSVP, join the Facebook event page (please introduce yourself) and feel free to email Suzanne at suzparkermiller@gmail.com.

“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.” (Daring Greatly, Pg. 2)


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