July is the New January, and July 2020 Goals #GoalChats

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As the country starts to reopen, author/goal coach Debra Eckerling says, “July is the new January.”

It has been a tumultuous 2020, and finally we can look toward the future. There is no better time for people to reset their New Year’s Resolutions.

Eckerling, the author of, Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goalsis here to help. 

Your Goal Guide was released by Mango Publishing on January 14, 2020. Less than two months later, the world shut down. As everyone emerges from isolation and adjusts to the new normal, they can use all the support they can get.

Join our Virtual Half-Birthday Party for Your Goal Guide on July 14, 2020, with video tips, party favors, and giveaways on The D*E*B METHOD Facebook page.

Also watch TheDEBMethod.com blog and Facebook page for new events, resources, and interviews (like the one below) posted throughout the month.

Your Goal Guide

Whereas most goal-setting books tell readers how to achieve the goals they set, Your Goal Guide starts with that pivotal first step. Helping people figure out what it is they actually want, and then guiding them through creating a plan to achieve it.

Part 1 of the book goes through my brainstorming and task-based system, the D*E*B METHOD®. DEB stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path. It gives readers exercises, tools, and examples to hone in on their new destination, whether it’s related to their career, business, expertise, or work-life balance.

Part 2 of Your Goal Guide is filled with strategies for success, which range from staying motivated and productive to dealing with roadblocks and sidetracks.

Part 3 has a variety of websites and communities to support readers on their journey. This includes recommended expert resources, as well as my dedicated Your Goal Guide Facebook group, her weekly #GoalChat Twitter chat on Sundays, and #GoalChatLive each Monday on Facebook.

Ready for a fresh start? July is the new January!

Your Goal Guide is the roadmap everyone needs as they make new plans for the rest of 2020.

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For more information on Your Goal Guide or to book me for an interview, check out my media page or contact thedebmethod@gmail.com.

We had a very active group for our July 2020 Goals #GoalChat on Sunday night. Everyone seemed excited to reboot their goals and set themselves up for a productive second half of 2020.

My guest on Monday’s #GoalChatLive was screenwriter William Martel, ScriptSecrets.net, who had lots to share about his personal goal-setting process. This applies to screenwriting, as well as other goals. Unfortunately he had technical difficulties, so here are some of his takeaways:

– Write one page/day and you will have 365 pages in a year. That’s three screenplays

– Track your daily progress; Bill writes how many pages he completes each day on his paper calendar

– Reward yourself for accomplishments, rather than failure. Bill talked about someone who drowns his sorrows in ice cream when he does not achieve his goals. Much better to celebrate the wins.

Edited video coming soon …

Read the Twitter Moments Recap.

If you need help with setting boundaries, check out the Twitter chat recap on Saying No.

Bonus Goal: Over the next week, write a page a day, a blog post a day, do something every day. Then look back and see how much you accomplished using small bits of time.

What are your July Goals? Commend below or in the Facebook group.

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On next week’s #GoalChat the topic is Self Care. Join the Twitter chat on Sunday, July 5, at 7pm PT on Twitter. Then, on Monday, July 6, at 4pm PT Author and Pie Maker Beth M Howard, The World Needs More Pie, will join me on Facebook Live to talk about Screenwriting. We’ll talk about goal-setting, too.


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.