#GoalChats Recap on Joy with Debra Eckerling

Debra Eckerling, author of Your Goal Guide, has just posted a recap of her most recent #GoalChat with fellow Mango author Sherry Richert Belul, take a look- video included.


Joy was the focus on this week’s #GoalChats. My #GoalChatLive guest – fellow Mango author Sherry Richert Belul, Say it Now – and I agree that Joy is a choice. On Sunday’s #GoalChat we had a very warm and active conversation about joy. It’s something everyone needs, especially now. That awareness of what brings you joy, as well as what self-care systems bring you back to your happy place, is essential.

For Sherry joy is connection and creativity. It’s giving to others and giving to yourself. Want to spread joy around? Make a “love list,” Sherry says. Write a list not just of the people you love, but why you love them. Tell them. Send a message, a video. And if you can include something that sparks a memory, such as a favorite song in the background of your message, that’s even better.

Whereas Sherry uses a practice of recording and listening to keep joy top-of-mind, joy tends to my default mode. I believe everyone should be happy in some, if not all, of their life. If your work does not bring you joy, then find something – such as a hobby or side hustle – that does. Let that happiness leak over into the more stressful parts of your life … and make them better.

Watch #GoalChatLive on Joy

Bonus Goals: Joy

Do something first thing in the morning that brings you joy. Then, see how that impacts – improves – the rest of your day. Let us know how it goes!

Your Goal Guide by Deb Eckerling (small copy)

your goal guide

A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals

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.

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Inspiration when the words are hard: Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words—and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.

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