Brene Brown’s-Anatomy of Trust

“Trust is choosing to make something important to you, vulnerable to the actions of someone else”.

I have found this such a beautiful depiction of trust. Brene has broken trust down into 7 key elements- using the acronym BRAVING. Because when we trust we are BRAVING connection with someone else.

Boundaries– there is no trust without boundaries.

Reliability- do what you say you are going to do ALWAYS.

Accountability– when you make a mistake OWN it. Be honest about it. Genuinely apologise for it.

Vault- what we share in confidence should be held in confidence. Respect everyone’s story.

Integrity– Choosing courage over comfort. Actions speak louder words.

Non-judgemental– being raw and authentic without being judged or judging.

Generosity- assume the most generous thing about my words and actions- generous assumption.

“Trust is built in the small, insignificant moments in life. Sliding door moments- where there’s an opportunity to build trust or an opportunity to betray”.

We have all been in a space where trust has been broken and it’s a painful bloody place to be. Throughout my journey, there is nothing more important and I mean nothing, more important than OWNING your shit, being completely honest regardless of the discomfort, pain, consequences and sincerely apologising. And in return I expect the same. It takes courage but oh it’s such a liberating place to be.

I’d rather be slapped with the truth, then kissed with a lie”.

This video is a profound insight and well worth the view.

Published by Michelle

After a long marriage, 2 children (now grown), a separation and embarking on a brand new life, I have realised life is always a journey. I have made mistakes, I have hurt and been hurt, I have loved and I have lost and at times I completely lost myself and forgot the Queen that I am. As women we are the nurturer, the caregiver but sometimes we underestimate the Goddess within us and my journey has made me realise that when our crown is crooked, we need to adjust it ourselves and remember the Queens that we are! This will be a blog about what I have learnt, what I am continuing to learn and how we can help each other. I will talk about all things love and life and at times this will be controversial but life and love is never black and white but varying shades of grey. We live in a judgemental society and so many of us live our lives according to the expectations of others, rather than doing or being what truly makes us happy. I hope you join me on my journey and on my quest to find that Inner Goddess and we can learn from each other and we can discuss the judgements and societal expectations that hold so many of us back. It's time to seek our inner happiness!!

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