Heart-Centered Goals

Good writers leave their heart on the page ... whether it's fiction, non-fiction, novels, screenplays, essays, or anything else. Writing is also a business. When you put your heart into the business of writing, it shows an authenticity that prospects, clients, and your audience will respond to and love. 

I recently spoke with Marketing Magician Dean Hankey, Spiritual Intuitive Life & Business Coach Erin MacCoy, and Mali Phonpadith, Founder & SEO SOAR Community Network on an episode of #GoalChatLive about what it means to be heart-centered in business. 

When you lead with your heart (Erin), express yourself from a place of truth (Mali), and your choose to be nice, it shows in all you put our in the world.

Heart-Centered Goals 

  • Mali: Find a practice that works for you to uncover what you want to focus on. For example, meditation and journaling. 
  • Erin: Practice gratitude. Write down 3 things you are grateful for every day.
  • Dean: Ask yourself these questions: Who can I help? How can I help? Help people identify and cross the “caring” chasm. Think VIP. Add Value to people that adds Impact for others, so that everyone Profits
Watch our conversation.

Final Thoughts 

  • Dean: Find ways to be value, service, and support to others 
  • Erin: Let bliss be the primary motivator 
  • Mali: Practice self-love and self-compassion
Your heart needs to show in all aspects of your creative work - not what's just on the page. Lead from the heart and all else will follow. 

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How do you put heart into the business of writing? 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.


Terry Whalin said...


What a great article and video about the importance of building heart into our writing. Thank you,

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

Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks, Terry! It was a fantastic conversation. Truly appreciate your comment! - Deb

Linda Wilson said...

Thank you for your heartwarming article, Debra. Your tips on goal setting are always helpful.

Debra Eckerling said...

Awww. Thanks so much, Linda!

Karen Cioffi said...

Debra, thanks for the tips on having heart-centered goals.
Dean Hankey has a great heart-centered message: Being of value and support to other people - helping good people win.
Can't get much better than that!

Debra Eckerling said...

Totally agree. It was such a powerful conversation, so happy to share on this platform!

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