Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals (Goal Defining, Productivity, Work from Home)

Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals (Goal Defining, Productivity, Work from Home)

by Debra Eckerling


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Accomplish Your Goals—Without the Stress

“Deb Eckerling’s Your Goal Guide is a thoughtful roadmap to help you get from here (the good idea) to there (actually accomplishing what you want to do). —Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D., president of Austin Career Packaging & Marketing

IPPY Award 2021 Silver Medalist in the Self-Help Catagory

Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success.

A method that works. Eckerling presents readers with her own tested and proven method: The DEB Method. DEB is a brainstorming and task-based system and stands for: Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path. Eckerling's method is a roadmap for goal setting that helps professionals lay down a plan and accomplish their mission.

Making the process as stress-free as possible. Goals can be intimidating because of the pressure we often put on ourselves to succeed. However, Eckerling believes that setting goals should be easy—we just need the right tools to tackle them. Through a combination of writing exercises and systems, Eckerling provides readers with a process for making and setting goals that is stress-free and easy-to-manage.

Debra Eckerling’s Your Goal Guide is your next step to success. Open it up and find:

  • To-the-point advice and user-friendly recommendations
  • Easy-to-read examples and case studies
  • Adaptable worksheets and numerous resources to bring you one step closer to goal achievement

Readers of books like Atomic Habits, Your Best Year Ever, and The Bullet Journal Method will love Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642501506
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 720,241
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Debra Eckerling works with individuals and businesses to set goals and manage their projects through one-on one coaching, workshops, and online support. A professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Debra is the founder of Write On Online, a live and online community for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs and host of the #GoalChat Twitter Chat.

After years of working, adapting, and polishing her goal-setting and productivity techniques, she put them into a simplified process, called The D*E*B Method. Debra is also the author of the self-published Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog and Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages. She has written for national, local, trade, and online publications, and worked in publishing, education, financial services, social media, and technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Navigating This Book 16

Part 1 Setting Up Your Road Trip 26

Section 1 Determine Where You Want to Go: Your Mission 30

Chapter 1 Visualize Your GoatTopia 33

Chapter 2 Write Your Current Biography 47

Chapter 3 Predict Your Future Biography 54

Chapter 4 Create Your Mission Statement 61

Chapter 5 Turn Your Mission Statement into a Motto 65

Section 2 Explore Different Destinations: Your Options 72

Chapter 6 Begin Directed Journaling 75

Chapter 7 List Common Themes 82

Chapter 8 Identify Options 89

Chapter 9 Research the Possibilities 93

Chapter 10 Select a Destination 98

Section 3 Brainstorm Your Route: Your Path 102

Chapter 11 Brainstorm All Goats 105

Chapter 12 Organize Professional Goals 110

Chapter 13 Organize Personal Goals 121

Chapter 14 Prioritize 129

Chapter 15 Choose Alpha and Beta Projects 133

Part 2 Rules of the Road 138

Section 4 Tips for a Successful Trip 142

Chapter 16 Read the Signs 146

Chapter 17 Create Itineraries 149

Chapter 18 Don't Drive Every Day 153

Chapter 19 Keep a Trip Log 158

Chapter 20 Plan Rest Stops 165

Section 5 Car Maintenance and Troubleshooting 168

Chapter 21 Create Rules and Rewards 170

Chapter 22 Deal with Detours, Roadblocks, and Car Trouble 181

Chapter 23 Find a Support System 193

Chapter 24 Maintain Balance 208

Chapter 25 Enjoy Your Adventure 215

Conclusion Final Thoughts 220

Appendix A Worksheets 222

Appendix B Resources 280

Acknowledgements 285

About the Author 286

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From the Publisher

“Debra is clearly rooting for your success through this inspiring book! Her authenticity and honest intentions are so visible in each chapter. Your Goal Guide is an excellent book for all those who are ready to bloom and rewrite their story.”

—Chandresh Bhardwaj, a seventh generation spiritual advisor and author of Break the Norms

“Everyone says they have goals. But far, far fewer actually take time time to set out a plan to achieve them. With Your Goal Guide, Debra Eckerling has given you the roadmap to do just that.”

—Peter Shankman, author of Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain

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