Monday, January 9, 2023

New Year, New Goals

I celebrate the New Year twice. Once in DEBcember to get a running start and again in January, which is the "traditional" start of the year. 

Anytime is the perfect time to rethink your goals and set yourself up for success. To help you start the New Year right, I'm sharing goals and insights gifted during my GoalChatLive show celebrations.

Watch my #DEBcember Conversation

with guests Chris Cherian, Annie P. Ruggles, and Keith Spiro

Watch My Happy New Year 2023 Show 

with guests Doug Bennett, Fallon Cryer, and Troy Sandidge


Want some inspiration? 

Here are my Guests' Goal Recommendations for 2023

  • Keith: Identify something you are passionate about and start working on it. Step one is making a plan! 
  • Chris: Call an old friend 
  • Annie: Say what you mean to say Troy: Define the scope of your goals, be honest, and be real – what can you do? what will you do? Then, execute! 
  • Doug: Turn up on time; that means 10 minutes early. Say please, thank you, and show respect! That creates trust! 
  • Fallon: Ask the first person you see every day how they are; look them in the eye and care about what they say. That’s how you develop relationships. 
  • Deb: Keep a daily win list in a dedicated notebook or Google doc. Then, when you need encouragement, you can read through your wins and give yourself a pep talk

Final Thoughts 

  • Keith: Pick a word - or three - for the new year
  • Annie: Self-advocacy
  • Chris: Set goals and don't forget yourself
  • Doug: Anybody can do anything, you just have to decide that you want to do it! 
  • Fallon: You matter ... as you are
  • Troy: A resolution is a statement of what you want to change. A goal is a statement of what you want to achieve. 
Pick one goal, pick three. Mix up personal and professional goals, easy tasks and aspirations that are a bit of a reach.

This year, every year, the power is in your hands. Set goals and set yourself up for success!

Happy New Year!

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What are your goals for 2023? Please share in the comments. 

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Debra Eckerling is the award-winning author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD, which is her system for goal-setting simplified. A goal-strategist, corporate consultant, and project catalyst, Debra offers personal and professional planning, event strategy, and team building for individuals, businesses, and teams. She is also the author of Write On Blogging and Purple Pencil Adventures; founder of Write On Online; host of the #GoalChat Twitter Chat, #GoalChatLive on Facebook and LinkedIn, and The DEB Show podcast. She speaks on the subjects of writing, networking, goal-setting, and social media.


Karen Cioffi said...

Deb, thanks for the motivating article (and podcast) on creating new goals for the new year. I especially like Troy's distinction between a resolution and a goal: "A resolution is a statement of what you want to change. A goal is a statement of what you want to achieve."  

Terry Whalin said...


Thank you for the fascinating insights for New Year that each of us can apply to our writing life. Grateful,

author of Book Proposals That $ell, 21 Secrets To Speed Your Success (Revised Edition)

deborah lyn said...

Thank you for these inspiring points of interest from the group.
Like Karen, Troy's distinction between resolution and goal hits home for me.
"A resolution is a statement of what you want to change. A goal is ..."
The changes I'm making help me set a new goal plan ... still in process :)
Thanks again Deb, New Year - New Goals, Happy New Year!

Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks for your comments, Karen, Terry, and Deborah!

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to make new plans, whether you call them resolutions, intentions, or goals!

Happy New Year,

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