Braving Tool

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We have the wonderful Brene Brown to thank for this terrific tool to help us assess our own self trust.


B - Did I respect my own boundaries? Was I clear about what’s okay and what’s not okay?

R - Was I reliable? Did I do what I said I was going to do?

A - Did I hold myself accountable?

V - Did I respect the vault and share appropriately?

I - Did I act from my integrity?

N- Did I ask for what I needed? Was I nonjudgmental about needing help?

G - Was I generous toward myself?


Further Background

Boundaries | You respect my boundaries, and when you’re not clear about what’s okay and not okay, you ask. You’re willing to say no.

Reliability | You do what you say you’ll do. At work, this means staying aware of your competencies and limitations so you don’t over promise and are able to deliver on commitments and balance competing priorities.

Accountability | You own your mistakes, apologize, and make amends.

Vault | You don’t share information or experiences that are not yours to share. I need to know that my confidences are kept, and that you’re not sharing with me any information about other people that should be confidential.

Integrity | You choose courage over comfort. You choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And you choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them. Nonjudgment | I can ask for what I need, and you can ask for what you need. We can talk about how we feel without judgment.

Generosity | You extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words, and actions of others.