Your Goal Guide – A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals

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Author and goal coach Debra Eckerling says, “July is the new January.” It can be a great time to reset New Year’s Resolutions. She’s the author of a book I got to review,Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals.

It’s a book that starts with a  little different concept – instead of starting by telling readers how to achieve goals, the book helps readers figure out what they actually want, in order to create a plan to get there.

Part 1 of the book goes through Eckerling’s 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 Eckerling’s dedicated Your Goal Guide Facebook group, her weekly #GoalChat Twitter chat on Sundays, and #GoalChatLive each Monday on Facebook.

All three parts are helpful and well-written, applicable to many of the common setbacks, and able to be adjusted for nearly any goal.

I had a chance to interview Debra to learn more.

What sets this book apart from other goal-setting and self-improvement books?

Your Goal Guide is unique in that it starts with the crucial first step: helping readers figure out what it is they actually want, so they can set the right goals and put a plan in place. 

The first part of Your Goal Guide takes readers through a combination of writing exercises and systems designed to help them hone in on their ultimate goal – I call it #GoalTopia – along with long-term and short-term professional and/or personal goals. The book is also filled with strategies for success, as well as examples, worksheets, and resources for even more support.

What really sets my book apart is its user-friendly tone. I’ve been told that Your Goal Guide is like a coach in a book, which was my intention. Christina Kettman, one of my Amazon reviewers, captured it: “The entire book is written in an approachable, methodic and kind-hearted voice that makes you feel like Debra is right next to you, encouraging you in your progress.”  


How did you create the D*E*B METHOD®?

I have been coaching, speaking, and leading goal-setting and productivity groups – live and online – for many years, along with communications work, writing, editing, etc. In Spring 2018, when I found out my anchor client no longer needed my services, I took it as an omen that it was time to fully embrace my passion for helping people with their goals. 

In exploring my next steps, I realized my name was the perfect way to illustrate my goal-setting system. It represented everything I had been teaching for years.

So, I Determined My Mission, Explored My Options, and Brainstormed My Path. I launched a new website, set up my new social media platforms, and renamed my workshops. 

I was all set to self-publish The D*E*B Method, when I met an agent who suggested I try to go mainstream. My book proposal found its way to Brenda Knight at Mango Publishing toward the end of 2018 and, a little over a year later (January 2020), Your Goal Guide was released. 

What has been one of your most ambitious goals?

My big, ambitious goal is to become the go-to expert for goal-setting and productivity. 

Debra Eckerling is the author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD®. A communications specialist and project catalyst, she works with individuals and businesses to set goals and manage their projects through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and online support. Eckerling is also the founder of Write On Online, a website and community for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, as well as host of the #GoalChat Twitter chat (Sundays at 7pm PT), and #GoalChat Live (Mondays at 4pm on the Mango Publishing Facebook Page). She has been featured in Fast Company, Thrive Global, Psych Central, Dotto Tech, Up Journey, CEO Blog Nation, and more.

This is a review for a novel called Your Goal Guide published by Debra Eckerling. I was sent a copy of Your Goal Guide but the thoughts in the review are mine and mine alone.

As the country starts to reopen, author/goal coach Debra Eckerling says, “July is the new January.” Then it begin to shut down again. When the country does open we all need to be prepared. Which is why I would like to share Your Goal Guide with you.

It has been a tumultuous 2020, and finally we can look toward the future. Although life still isn’t back to normal and who knows when it will be. But to keep negative thoughts out 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 deals with isolation and adjusts to the new normal, they can use all the support they can get.

To help us there was a  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. Before you ask if I attended this event I didn’t because I didn’t know about it or my family would have.

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. 

Which is what I needed not only for myself but Charlie and even David not only in our personal lives but in our school planning as I will be Homeschooling Charlie again this year

Part 1 of the book goes through Eckerling’s 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.  due to Covid-19 and everyone having to wear mask.

Mask affect Charlie’s anxiety he wouldn’t be able to sit in a classroom all day with a Mask on and not have multiple breakdowns during the day keeping Charlie from getting his work down.

As well as disrupting the teacher and the classroom and stopping me from work. As I might have to go and pick up Charlie from school or David would have to leave work and pick Charlie up. Which we can’t afford.

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.

During this time Charlie isn’t the only one struggling and staying on task. My work is suffering. I knew I needed to sit down and figure out what is going on. With Your Goal Guide I can make a Goal every Sunday and make sure I follow it throughout the week.

Otherwise my work is going to suffer so bad I will not be able to recover. Which is going to affect not only my work but our personal life. I can’t let happen.

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

I can’t wait to join both Facebook groups . After I am in I would like Charlie and David to join, Because as a family we will be able to grow and not struggle so much. It’s one foot in front of the other.

Once weer in ther groups and have finished with Your Goal Guide I will be sharing my novel with not only my sister but my mother in law who can use Your Goal Guide with my father in law who is suffering from depression.

Ready for a fresh start

Your Goal Guide is the roadmap everyone needs as they make new plans for the rest of 2020. Don’t forget there is only 6 more months until we begin a New Year so lets become prepared.

BIO

Debra Eckerling is the author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goalsand founder of the D*E*B METHOD®. A communications specialist and project catalyst, she works with individuals and businesses to set goals and manage their projects through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and online support. 

Eckerling is also the founder of Write On Online, a website and community for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, as well as host of the #GoalChat Twitter chat (Sundays at 7pm PT), and #GoalChat Live (Mondays at 4pm on the Mango Publishing Facebook Page).

She has been featured in Fast Company, Thrive Global, Psych Central, Dotto Tech, Up Journey, CEO Blog Nation, and more.

Thank you,

Glendfa, Charlie and David Cates


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.