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Three Ways To Support Yourself + Your Goals in 2020

By Debra Trappen

It’s HERE! 

We are entering our very own ROARING 20’s, Lionesses!

Right now there so much talk about goals, goal setting, and getting your hustle on for the weeks and months ahead. It is my heart’s desire to encourage you with three of my favorite tips/truths to make your journey to achieving your goals smooth and successful. Don’t miss my bonus download at the end that will help engage, elevate, and empower yourself in 2020!

Okay, let’s get this party started!

#1: Surround Yourself With Supportive Lionesses

You’ve heard it before - from me and many, many others - who you surround yourself with directly impacts your success and happiness.

Now, it’s time to get real. There are people in your world who will resent your fresh goals to start living healthier, build or grow your own brokerage, secure a new certification or broker’s license… you get the idea. Most of the time this is way more about how they feel about themselves, not you. Regardless, beware – these energy and vision vampires and their negative thoughts could sabotage your success. The solution, choose (who you share your time with) wisely.

Who are the people you want to support in the year ahead? 

Start with the list of people you wrote down in November with whom you want to build deeper connections. Add in others you may want to support in the year ahead. Now, make sure you are following them on social media. Review and authentically like, comment and share the posts that resonate with you. Make it a priority to connect with them - at least once a month.

Prioritize supporting them and celebrating their successes along the way. 

Don’t forget to ask for what you need from them, too. Be specific. Don’t expect others to read your mind.

Want to learn more about empowering your lioness pride sisters? Listen in to this podcast episode:

#2: Give Yourself Grace

When you define and write out your goals, you have the best of intentions.  You set out to “make it happen” and as perfectly as possible. We all know that it does not always work out.

Remember to give yourself grace if you have lost track of a goal. It takes time, commitment and determination - and sometimes we fall short. 

First, celebrate the fact that you actually wrote your goals down. You are already 42% more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down. Take a moment to do a happy dance - really shake off the shame - and then get up the next morning with passion and conviction to move FORWARD. 

#3: Embrace Gratitude

When you slow down to think about it, most goals are about seeking, reaching, stretching, and building towards something different than you already have. Maybe you are ready to make more money, build deeper relationships, or have your sights set on a bigger or smaller home. 

Simply put, each goal you write is inspired by a desire to change.

The biggest gift I believe you can give yourself is to be content and grateful for what you have while you are working towards your goals, dreams, and visions. This will take focus, intention, and tenacity.

Consider creating a gratitude ritual in your life, whether it is a Gratitude Jar, a daily journal, or sprinkling gratitude challenges throughout the year! The download I shared in November will help you put this into practice.

#4: BONUS: Design Your Moxie Life Commitments

Grab your free download here:

These two exercises have helped me intentionally sprinkle in fun, learning, and focus for the last 11+ years. 

The “My Moxie Life Commitments” worksheet will help you vision cast the new things you want to add into your life over the next 12 months. You will see everything from a new skill to those people you want to connect with and support more often. 

The second worksheet set is designed to help you bring yours for the year to life! It is no secret that I love using acronyms, so infusing this into my process made perfect sense. Once you have your word, all you have to do is vertically put each letter of the word you chose into the first small line and then add in a short sentence to support the overall feelings and activities you are embracing to fire up your word and breathe sass and moxie into it.

Enjoy Lionesses!

About the Contributor

Debra Trappen serves truth, wrapped in grace, with sides of sass, moxie, and fire. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, empowerment consultant, educator, and author with a concentration on engaging, elevating, and empowering women! She starts at the core by helping each of us to define and design the BEST version of ourselves and shows us how to leverage those elements to ditch the senseless hustle, find divine focus, and live our lives out loud, on purpose, and on our own terms!

When she is not igniting an audience on stage, sprinkling moxie on social, or creating in her studio, you will find her walking her pups, editing photos, watching sci-fi or 80’s flix, or traveling, hiking, and wine tasting with her husband and besties.

Her first book, Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11 and the Fire Up! Podcast are both accessible on her website. If you are ready to design a life and business that fires you up, visit

She dares you.

Phone: (425) 894-1011