The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul (Paperback)
Your bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategic plans. Big dreams. Goals. Lots of goals and plans to achieve those goals—no matter what. Except …
You're not chasing the goal itself, you're actually chasing the feeling that you hope achieving that goal will give you.
Which means we have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, or accomplish, and we hope that we'll be fulfilled when we get there. It's backwards. And it's burning us out.
So what if you first got clear on how you actually wanted to feel in your life, and then created some "Goals with Soul"?
With The Desire Map, Danielle LaPorte brings you a holistic life-planning tool that will revolutionize the way you go after what you want in life. Unapologetically passionate and with plenty of warm wit, LaPorte turns the concept of ambition inside out and offers an inspired, refreshingly practical workbook for using the Desire Map process:
Identify your "core desired feelings" in every life domain: livelihood & lifestyle, body & wellness, creativity & learning, relationships & society, and essence & spirituality
• Create practical "Goals with Soul" to generate your core desired feelings
• Why easing up on your expectations actually liberates you to reach your goals
• Self-assessment quizzes, worksheets, and complete Desire Mapping tools for creating the life you truly long for
Goal-setting just got a makeover.
There are more than 10,000 "Desire Mappers" who have worked through this system. "Every day I get stories about inner clarity, quitting jobs, dumping the chump, renewing vows, pole-dancing classes, writing memoirs, moving on," says Danielle. "This is about liberation. And pleasure. And self-determination. This is about doing much less proving, and way more living."
If you've had enough of trying to trick yourself into happiness through affirmations or bucket-listing your hopes into some distant future, then you're ready for The Desire Map—a dream-fulfilling system that harnesses your soul-deep desire to feel good.
About the Author
Danielle LaPorte is the bestselling author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House, 2012). An entrepreneur, social media sensation, and inspirational speaker, Danielle has been featured in Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, USAToday and BusinessWeek.com. She was a news show commentator for CBC, and is a former director of a Washington DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank.
Over a million visitors have gone to DanielleLaPorte.com for her straight-up advice—a site that's been deemed "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality," and was named one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" by Forbes. Danielle lives in Vancouver, BC with her young son.
“When I sat down with The Desire Map, I immediately felt my shoulders relax. Within the first few pages I was nodding my head. I felt heard and validated. She did it. She gets it. And now everyone else can too. I WISH that this goldmine of insight and practical guidance had been by my side over the years. I feel blessed to have Danielle in my life, and I can't wait to see the floodgates of bliss, a-ha's and life-changing shifts burst open as people put their Desire Map into practice. Danielle is a master. She's part psychic, part dream whisperer, and all fire starter. If you're ready to awaken and live in alignment with who you truly are, then toss your Type A to-do's and dive heart-first into The Desire Map.” —Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Crazy Sexy Diet
“With an organic elegance The Desire Map couples our primal desire-energy with the inborn intelligence of our feelings. The result? Optimizing our time on Earth. LaPorte's joie de vivre is contagious. Prepare to catch it!” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning
“The first time I did The Desire Map, I called Danielle to say, This works! Declaring my core desired feelings uplifted my relationships and the way I work in the world. And nobody puts out poetic motivation like Danielle does. The Desire Map is a hotline to your truth.” —Gabrielle Bernstein, author of May Cause Miracles and Spirit Junkie
“Danielle LaPorte is scary smart, yet so kind and practical that she kindles the fire in you without causing you to feel consumed by the flames. She has the knowledge you need to succeed. Lean in and listen close. What she has to say is what our spirits need to hear.” —Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star and The Joy Diet
“Danielle is a yoga-powered champion of YOU-ness. That is. you, rocking your mission and brimming with desire. And The Desire Map lays out the roadmap for how to rewire your desire, not stress. She has accomplished something extraordinary.” —Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Cure
“Inspiration, innovation, and self-worth are just some of elements that Danielle LaPorte will fill you up with. The Desire Map discusses how to make your dreams and goals come true in a realistic way. . guaranteed to wow you.” —BeliefNet.com
“The Desire Map. It's a motherload of motivation, inspiration and transformative triggers to help you start living the life of your dreams as an entrepreneur, a lover, a hero. Under its gorgeous cover, it's packed with videos, fantastic music tracks, contemplations, workbooks and Danielle's famed street-smart wisdom.” —Navjit Kandola | TenderLogic.com
“As always, Danielle LaPorte has broken the mold for self-actualization with The Desire Map. This experience will invite, challenge, and even seduce you to get to know the core of who you are. The Desire Map doesn't give you some sort of outside-inn prescription to "live your dreams" and "tackle lofty goals" like other programs. Instead, you'll be guided through a process that's guaranteed to help you craft your life and make decisions based on what will truly make you happy. Forget time management systems, goal setting programs, and visioning exercises. The Desire Map is all you need to design a life that will truly work for you.” —Kate Northrup, author of Money: A Love Story
“The Desire Map has me reeling. Your truth is so laid bare, raw, revealed. I'm drop-jawed in awe.” —Meggan Watterson, author of Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked
“I'm only on page 11 of The Desire Map and my mind has been blown WIDE OPEN.” —Gala Darling | GalaDarling.com
“I've lived in over-drive. For years. I was a tenacious goal-getter and I drove myself hard to reach those goals - no matter what they were. Until I hit a wall, and thought, There's gotta be another way. The Desire Map is that "other way." This is what people are looking for - a new way to plan their lives - an inside-out approach.” —Eric Handler | PositivelyPositive.com
“Most of us are so busy planning that we forget what we're planning for. You've ignited a reverence for our desires in a way that brings meaning back to our daily actions. The Desire Map is a life-changer.” —Nisha Moodley | FierceFabulousFree.com
“My only mistake was starting to read The Desire Map at night. I couldn't put it down, madly scouring my heart for longing, writing down my desires with clarity I haven't felt for years. Thank you so much for this. It's straightforward and yet deeply poetic. It's big and beautiful and generous and profound. I don't say this lightly - it changes everything.” —Samantha Reynolds | Founder and President, Echo Memoirs