My new leadership book SHE Rises is available!

The Scariest Fear You Should Have

Enjoyed this article?  Please consider sharing it below.


There’s a lot of fear and hesitancy that can come with big changes, risks and dreams.


The reality is, if we try for something, we might not get it.

We might not get the job.

We might not get the promotion.

We might not meet our goal.

We might not earn the bigger salary.

We might not get the client.


But if we don’t try, the bigger risk is so much more fatal.

Our story stays the same.


If we don’t go for it, the odds are nil of getting it.

We have zero chance. No shot.

And maybe where you’re at isn’t that awful and is actually pretty great.

Nice job, nice coffee, nice co-workers, nice commute, nice money.


But you know what’s internally nudging at you.

You know what your big dream is.

You know what you’re made for.


You know you don’t want to be sitting where you are a year from now having the same conversations 

about the same stuff 

in the same place 

making the same money 

doing the same work. 


So what do you do?

You’re going to have to risk failure, maybe look like a beginner, feel a bit ridiculous, take some long shots, dream outside of your comfort zone and then create an action list to get you where you actually want to be in a year.


You’re going to have to do something different today to be somewhere different tomorrow.


It’s that simple.

Living the same year over year is easy. 

It’s cruise control, and it’s why so many people do it.


But you know where you want to be.

Don’t wait ‘til next year to get there.

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


Get actionable executive coaching insights to help you level up your career delivered right to your inbox.