Dare, Dream, Do

Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson, popular Harvard Business Review blogger, has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to DARE to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. She then teaches us how to DREAM, to give life to the possibilities, whether to start a business or run a marathon. She shows us how to “date” our dreams and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney’s model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to DO, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams and creating your own “dream team.” Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, DARE, DREAM, DO offers a practical framework to realize one’s true potential.

Print | 978-1-937134-12-9 | $24.95
eBook | 978-1-937134-13-6 | $19.99
Enhanced eBook | 978-1-937134-14-3 | $19.99
6 x 9 hardcover | 272 pages
May 8, 2012

Your Dare, Dream, Do Circle

Daring to Dream with the Help of Others

Whitney Johnson's book, Dare, Dream, Do, is inspiring readers to achieve greater happiness by daring to dream. In this companion book, Whitney invites readers to host their own Dare, Dream, Do Circles, in person or online, in order to dream with the help of others: your friends, family, and communities. This guidebook gives Dare, Dream, Do Circle facilitators the tools they need to lead others, including questions for each of three sessions, and stories of 9 women who dared to dream to help spark conversation.

eBook | $4.99 May 15, 2012

  • Read this book for your soul and read it for your future! Join Whitney on an inspired journey toward realizing the power and potential in yourself. Relish in the magnificent and wise reflections of strong women who are living their dreams.
    Betsy Morgan, former CEO The Huffington Post
  • Rethink the fundamentals of your life. Figure out what you were meant to do. Disrupt your status quo. That's Whitney Johnson's invitation (and challange) to each of us in Dare, Dream, Do. I urge you to accept her invitation.
    Clayton M. Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Whitney Johnson has written a book that will inspire you to write your own story and invent your own dreams. In Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney provides a roadmap to help give your dreams life.
    Maxine Clark, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear, Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Every night before I fell asleep my mom would say to me, 'you can do anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it'. Dare, Dream, Do is inspiring and eye-opening. Whitney is reminding us how important it is to dream at any age.
    Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, Sports Commentator and Reporter
  • Every page is filled with stories, with wisdom, and with unusual insights that inspire and guide us in how to dream, but more importantly, how to turn our dreams into realities so that we can live lives we most want to live.
    Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute, Author of Mind in the Making
  • Truly, she is a dream whisperer.
    Jane Clayson Johnson, Emmy-award winning Journalist and Author

Media Coverage

  • Read this book for your soul and read it for your future! Join Whitney on an inspired journey toward realizing the power and potential in yourself. Relish in the magnificent and wise reflections of strong women who are living their dreams.
    Betsy Morgan, former CEO The Huffington Post
  • Rethink the fundamentals of your life. Figure out what you were meant to do. Disrupt your status quo. That's Whitney Johnson's invitation (and challange) to each of us in Dare, Dream, Do. I urge you to accept her invitation.
    Clayton M. Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Whitney Johnson has written a book that will inspire you to write your own story and invent your own dreams. In Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney provides a roadmap to help give your dreams life.
    Maxine Clark, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear, Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Every night before I fell asleep my mom would say to me, 'you can do anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it'. Dare, Dream, Do is inspiring and eye-opening. Whitney is reminding us how important it is to dream at any age.
    Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, Sports Commentator and Reporter
  • Every page is filled with stories, with wisdom, and with unusual insights that inspire and guide us in how to dream, but more importantly, how to turn our dreams into realities so that we can live lives we most want to live.
    Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute, Author of Mind in the Making
  • Truly, she is a dream whisperer.
    Jane Clayson Johnson, Emmy-award winning Journalist and Author
  • In Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney Johnson explains, in manageable, concrete terms, how to identify and pursue the possibilities to build a happier life. It’s not always easy to dare, to dream, and to do, and Johnson’s book explains not only why, but how to take those steps—with full confidence and success.
    Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
  • Wow. Right from Whitney Johnson’s heart directly on to the pages of Dare, Dream, Do. Read this important book today. It will inspire you to become the gatekeeper of your own dreams and take personal control of achieving them. Johnson's passion is compelling. It's worth daring to be great.
    Saul Kaplan, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Business Innovation Factory
  • With this beautiful and inspiring book, Whitney Johnson will make you a believer in dreams again. She shows us how dreams help shape life's meaning, and why they are a practical necessity when it comes to reaching your fullest potential. The key is figuring out how to turn those dreams into reality—and Dare, Dream, Do is the roadmap you've been looking for.
    Heidi Grant Halvorson, Associate Director of The Motivation Science Center, Columbia Business School, and author of Succeed and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
  • Dare, Dream, Do belongs in every success toolkit. Business leader and master storyteller, Whitney Johnson shows how remarkable things happen when we dare to claim our strengths, own our dreams, and do what we're meant to do. A fabulous guide for business and for life.
    Liz Strauss, international business strategist and author of Successful-Blog.com
  • Every woman, regardless of age or profession, should read Dare, Dream, Do. Through stories of real women, their dreams and their struggles, Johnson's book has created an instant community. What's more, she has opened the door for women to empower themselves to dare, dream and do.
    Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor, The Gotham Gal, and Co-Founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Festival
  • As a lifelong dreamer, I was immediately intrigued (and even moved to tears) by Whitney Johnson’s observations that women feel it isn’t their privilege to dream, and that most people don’t dream well in isolation. In Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, Johnson inspires a shift in mindset to resolve these two problems. She makes a case for the importance of dreaming and equips readers with the reflective fodder to identify their dreams and bring them to fruition via elegant prose, insightful questions, community-driven stories, and Johnson’s own intriguing personal history. Whether you’re trying to identify your dream, forge a new path, or confirm that you’re on the right one, Dare, Dream, Do will inspire you to rock your personal space and also think beyond it—whether that means paying it forward, creating collaborative teams, or showing your children how to dream.
    Christine Koh, neuroscientist turned writer, editor, designer, and digital strategist
  • We all have dreams; dreams that seize us, consume us, and inspire us to reach for greatness. Yet the clamor of the world conspires to distance us from our dreams, draining them of their potency. In Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney Johnson shows us, through story and practice, how to reclaim our dreams and become as daring as we always imagined we could be. It is a book at once poignant and powerful.
    Marcus Buckingham, author of the international best-sellers First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths
  • I read Dare, Dream, Do with a highlighter clenched between my teeth and a pad of Post-it notes in my hand. Whitney Johnson has written a book that is hopeful, honest, and beautifully written. Her wisdom combined with the amazing stories make dreaming accessible and practical without diminishing its power or magic.
    Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW and author of The Gifts of Imperfection
  • As an accomplished business leader, Whitney Johnson acutely understands how to translate ambitions into action. Dare, Dream, Do not only ignites the courage to pursue your aspirations, but also serves as a powerful guide to achieve what once may have seemed out of reach.
    Moira Forbes, Publisher ForbesWoman Moira Forbes, Publisher ForbesWoman
  • Dare, Dream, Do, is inspirational and made me rethink my own dreams. Dreaming big is what the strongest brands do. So, take Whitney’s dare. The brand of YOU – the most important brand – will be glad you did.
    Kevin Randall, Director, Brand Strategy & Research, Movéo, and columnist, Fast Company