Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business

In a refreshing departure from the typical “Dream it and do it!” goal-setting guides, Game Plan goes beyond simplistic advice to deliver a practical, specific, systematic approach to goal achievement.

Game Plan empowers goal setters with a specific framework designed to accelerate both personal and professional success. An essential addition to your personal and professional library, its unique workbook format introduces the latest success principles and a specific framework to help you discover your true goals, develop a specific action plan, and overcome your obstacles. Author Ciara Pressler distills wisdom and best practices gained from over a decade creating success strategies for businesses, organizations, and creative projects.

Eschewing feel-good trends and easy answers, Game Plan is “the thinking person’s goal book,” outlining an approach based on principles that work in the real world, including:

  • SOLUTIONS: Why most resolutions fail and what to do about it
  • GOALS: Shunning “shoulds” to identify what you really want right now
  • ACTION: Identifying potential obstacles and a personal strategy to overcome getting stuck
  • MOMENTUM: Maximizing your time, energy, resources, and work with coaches or consultants
  • MOTIVATION: Why chasing happiness undermines goal fulfillment – and a fulfilling life

Game Plan is formatted for quick reference as well as in-depth goal planning and analysis, including Goal Strategy micro-chapters and separate sections for Personal, Career, and Project/Business goals.


Published 2014


Cover Design by PARRISH

Editing by Rose Marie Wellman



  • I've read plenty of goal-based books, articles, and commandments, but Game Plan takes a fresh approach. If you read this, you will leave with a more clear plan for your future. It's as simple as that.

  • Ciara's writing is very witty and fresh. I have to say, that I was skeptical about a book offering me anything new in the area of goal setting and achievement. But, the DAY after I finished reading this book, I was able to put it to use. Ciara's book hit the nail on the head. We needed to tighten up our timelines, adjust to what our current reality is for the next week, and come up with a GAME PLAN. This book made all this change we are facing doable. I'm re-inventing the way I spend my life, and this book is a fun, effective, organized way to get started. I highly recommend.