“The Desire Map has such life, truth, and passion; what could be better than realigning yourself daily with your heart’s desire?”—Geneen Roth, author, Women Food and God and Lost and Found
Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life.
We all want to live a meaningful, satisfying life. But we’ve been trained to measure our value with socialized quantifiables—grades, dollars, things, pounds, likes. Then we go after the stuff we think we should want and we hope that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. We have the procedures of “success” backwards. And it’s burning us out.
What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life and then we laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays—your life?
Do you know what will happen with that kind of inner clarity and outer action? You’ll feel the way you want to feel more often than not. Decisions will be easier to make; you’ll know what to say no to and what to say “hell yes” to. You’ll be more optimistic, more open-hearted. It will be easier for you to return to your center in the midst of a challenge.
FEELINGS FIRST, then strategy. Because when we choose from our hearts, we make much better choices. Compassionate, generous, inclusive choices. Choices that are considerate of our sensitivities, our gifts, and each other—and the earth.
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 offers an inspired, refreshingly practical workbook for creating a life with more meaningfulness, courage, and connection.
There are more than 200,000 “Desire Mappers” all over the world who have worked through this system. This book has been translated into nine languages. It has evolved into the wildly popular Desire Map Day Planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop and coaching program with 500+ licensed facilitators and coaches in 15 countries. Every weekend, somewhere in the world, a Desire Map workshop happens.