Sometimes reaching your goals can feel like being stranded in the desert – with a thirst-quenching mirage always just out of reach, and a trek that seems to go on forever.

Am I right?!

I bet you’d never set out on a trek in the desert without a map, water and some back-up resources in case something happened along the way, would you?

In the same way, when crafting your goals you’ve got to have:

  • a map or plan on how you’re going to get there;
  • some support in case your sense of hope gets a flat tire along the way; and,
  • you need to know why you want what you want in the first place!

In my last article, we reviewed some sample goals and explored the importance of having an overriding theme for the year, one that has feeling and emotion. How did you do with that? Did you come up with a theme yet? If you missed that segment, you can catch up HERE.

What do you want more of in 2018?

Do you even know?

Do you have a sense that something’s not right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it?

Or, do you feel like there are so many areas that need a change that you don’t even know where to begin?

It can all feel so overwhelming.

That’s why it’s important to occasionally stop and do an inventory. What better time to do that than now, with the New Year right around the corner?!

I have an easy tool to support you in doing just that!

Here’s how to get started

I have an easy Life Map Tool to support you in doing just that! It’s a quick (and colorful!) tool that I have been using with my clients for close to 20 years now. In a few short minutes you’ll have a visual of how you’re feeling about all the areas of your life, and what parts of your life you want to “amp up” in 2018.

It’s powerful in its simplicity.

And it’s fun – because I think planning should be a fun process, not some laborious “task” on your list.

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In a matter of a few short minutes you will have more clarity on where to focus your energy, and your goals, to make 2018 your best year yet!


Next, in my third and final installment, we’ll explore what the top 1% of the most successful people do to ensure they reach their goals. It’s the final critical piece to Creating a Life You Love in 2018.

As a reminder, on December 2nd I’ll be hosting our 3rd annual Conscious Plan-for-Success Virtual Retreat. This is a fun and enriching event where I’ll guide you through a more conscious process for planning and goal-setting – one that is more connected to your spirit and fuels you with motivation and excitement about your life!

I’ll have the registration page and all the details for you in the next few days. The fee for you to attend will be so affordable, because I don’t want money to get in the way of you and your dreams!

So stay tuned!  

With good energy,




Debra Wilson Guttas, Mid-Life Transition Doula™, HTP

P.S. Be sure and download your FREE (and easy) Life Map Tool to quickly identify where to focus your energy next year to ensure that your goals are in alignment with what your heart and spirit are craving.
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P.S.S. Mark your calendar now for December 2nd, 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST – 1:00 pm PST / 4:00 pm EST for our 3rd Annual Conscious Plan-for-Success Virtual Retreat.

Author of the forthcoming book “Living Well through Cancer – 7 Keys to More Clarity, Vitality & Inner Peace” and co-author of the book “Women of Spirit“.

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