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Are You Measuring True Progress?

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“This will all be for nothing!”

It came out of her mouth – loud and clear.

She was in those incredibly steep start-up years and felt like if things didn’t work out, she’d have to go back and get a project manager job. She’d be going backwards.

Starting from scratch.

Another client has been interviewing for a year, unable to get past the recruiter screen. Since working together on her career narrative, pitch and interviewing skills, she’s been super close to getting two dream jobs.

But if she doesn’t?

“This will all be for nothing!”

It’s simply not true and we do this to ourselves all the time.

We discount the process, the evolution, the growth – all of it – that we’ve gained. 

Forget learning how to grow a business, coach and develop a team, raise money, master interviews, develop a wider network, handle media attention or promote our business and ourselves.

We discount everything that got us to where we are only because we didn’t experience the ultimate result. 

That kind of all-or-nothing thinking is what takes the air out of our tires and deflates our momentum.

If you’re feeling the same, start to widen your measurements because EVERYTHING contributes to your success.

Every step.

Every call.

Every email.

Every knock.

Every class.

It all counts.

So the next time you feel like you’re just spinning your tires or haven’t gotten anywhere good, 

look around but also look at yourself.

Things have changed and you’ve grown.

You just need to see it.

Pooja Dang is a Women’s Executive Leadership Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving clients globally at companies such as Google, GoPro, Dropbox, and more. With over 15 years of experience in coaching, advising, and propelling women towards rapid career advancement and promotion, she specializes in high-impact workshops and dynamic 1:1 coaching, delivering breakthrough outcomes and accelerated change. Pooja has a proven track record of coaching women into the C-suite and is a trusted expert in growing executive presence, expanding influence, high-stakes negotiations, and leadership development. Using proven scientific strategies, transformative behavior tools, and a no-BS approach, Pooja is on a mission to empower more women to live confidently at the top of their game. Book your free consultation today. #ExecutiveCoach #LeadershipDevelopment #WomenInLeadership #BehaviorChange #CsuiteCoaching


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