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The Desire Map Experience: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul | [Danielle LaPorte]

The Desire Map Experience: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

How do you feel about setting goals? I’ve heard people say they feel energized, depressed, confused, terrified, pumped, ambivalent, lost...or all of the above. Here’s what I’ve realized: Our relationship to success is inside-out. When we make our New Year’s resolutions, bucket lists, big plans, or weekly to-dos, we’re hoping that when we "arrive" we’ll be fulfilled. Our hearts will swell as we cross the finish line, and then we can finally relax and savor our happiness. Except more often than not, that doesn’t happen....
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How do you feel about setting goals?

I’ve heard people say they feel energized, depressed, confused, terrified, pumped, ambivalent, lost...or all of the above. Here’s what I’ve realized: Our relationship to success is inside-out. When we make our New Year’s resolutions, bucket lists, big plans, or weekly to-dos, we’re hoping that when we "arrive" we’ll be fulfilled. Our hearts will swell as we cross the finish line, and then we can finally relax and savor our happiness. Except more often than not, that doesn’t happen. Even when we meet our objectives, we wonder if we aimed too low, or took too long, or if we could have done it better. And when we fall short, we come down on ourselves like a ton of bricks. So we make the next goal, hoping it’ll give us everything the last one didn’t.

It’s a self-defeating cycle that’s burning us out. How do we change it?

Here’s the whole cosmic, life-liberating revelation:

You’re not actually chasing the goal. You’re chasing the feeling that you hope attaining the goal will give you.

Every craving, aspiration, or goal you have - from what you eat, wear, and own, to all the things you want to create or do - is driven by a desire to feel a certain way. That’s it. And that’s where the Desire Map process starts. In The Desire Map Experience, I’ll share a process that you’ll use to transform the way you relate to every aspect of your life. It’s not about learning a new time-budgeting method, filling out a questionnaire, or making another list to stick on your fridge. Instead, you’ll get crystal clear about how you want to feel about everything you do. The Desire Map is holistic life planning. Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll uncover your core desired feelings - they’ll be your new North Star for living a soul-centered life
  • You’ll learn how to identify expectations you’ve picked up from your parents, the Joneses, the media, or the imaginary "they" you’re always trying to impress
  • We’ll use guided reflections to go deep into what your soul is trying to tell you through your core desired feelings
  • I’ll show you how to tune into critical signals from your instincts, your body, and the people around you
  • We’ll apply Desire Mapping to all the major areas of your life - livelihood & lifestyle, body & wellness, creativity & learning, relationships & society, and essence & spirituality
  • You’ll learn how to create practical plans with daily, weekly, and monthly actions that will bring more and more of your core desired feelings into your life
  • I’ll be sharing poetry, stories, and inspirational truths to help you stay in touch with the sweetness of life

You’ll make this process your own. It’s not a one-size-fits-all deal. You’ll create your Desire Map in the way that lets your soul speak loud and clear in every day of your life.

Feeling good along the way to your goals doesn’t mean you won’t need to work your ass off - but when you do, you’ll do the work joyously. You’ll be creating goals that are life-affirming, nourishing, practical, forgiving, and true to who you are.

©2014 Danielle LaPorte (P)2014 Danielle LaPorte

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    photoFreak The Emerald City, WA 01-06-14
    photoFreak The Emerald City, WA 01-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Revolutionary approach to goals and joy!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Desire Map Experience the most enjoyable?

    Danielle has a calming, serene voice that is a pleasure to listen to. It almost feels like she is your friend, talking to you about this amazing approach, how you can flip goals inside out and learn to feel joyful, inspired, energized - whatever your Core Desired Feelings are.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved everything about this book from Danielle's authentic self to the enthusiasm to how I feel after I have been listening. Some books lull me, this energized and invigorated me.


    Have you listened to any of Danielle LaPorte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to The Desire Map Daily, which is similar but a much more abbreviated version of the work. The Desire Map was all about immersing myself in my CDFs and taking a look at not only what, but how, for the next year.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The whole book is about the new idea to focus on Core Desired Feelings, rather than the "things" you want to achieve. Mind blowing inspiration!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a Mapper for life. Although a positive person, The Desire Map has already changed me and my approach to life. I can't thank Danielle enough.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Surrey, BC, Canada 01-08-14
    Sara Surrey, BC, Canada 01-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Yellow brick road to the home of our own Desire."

    I have been following Danielle LaPorte online for years. I have heard her speak in person, and been wowed. I have been the blessed recipient of three Pay What You Can days, with The Firestarter Sessions (which I then also bought as an audiobook), Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and The Desire Map.

    Turns out, I don't really like to read books on my computer. I prefer good, old fashioned paper. And so when the Desire Map was released in December of 2013, I ordered a paper copy for myself immediately, and because I was so enchanted with the program (and wanted to give back for all the lovely PWYC day gifts), I ordered a paper copy to give to a friend. Then the Day Planner for myself. Then the e-book version for a friend. Then the audiobook versions of the Desire Map Experience and Desire Map Daily from Audible, because I love audiobooks. Then 5 more planners to give away to friends. And 6 workbooks to use and give away to friends. Love, love, everywhere.

    THE WHOLE PREMISE OF THE DESIRE MAP IS CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR THE SELF-AWARE.

    Let me say it again: The Desire Map is critical information for the self-aware, and for those wishing to become more self-aware. I devoured the book in about 3 days, and then took about a week to feel my way through the workbook. And it's a complete game changer. A total 180 transformation.

    1. How do you want to feel?
    2. Set goals that will make you feel that way, through every part of the process.
    3. End of story. (Sort of.)

    Simple. Beautiful. Magnificent. Transformative. Danielle has tapped into something that has been spewed, yet in actuality, missed by the multitudes in all but lip service: it's all about the journey, not the destination. (OK, it's a little bit about the destination…but only if the journey feels the way the destination should feel.)

    The Day Planner fits in so beautifully with the whole system of Desire Mapping. I now have someplace to put my to-do lists…and they no longer feel burdensome. They feel energized. My to-do lists are generated first and foremost from my Core Desired Feelings, and then from my year’s intentions and goals. So my monthly intentions, my weekly goals, and my daily to-do lists – they make me purely vibrate with a Soul connection I didn’t realize was possible.

    Danielle has given voice(and such a beautiful, honest, Soul-infused voice it is) to a concept that has whispered to my Soul forever: I am more, there is a better way, this can all be deeper. She has painted the yellow brick road that will guide us each to the home of our own Desire. She is the Wizard, showing us that we each wear our own ruby slippers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly B. Arizona 01-05-14
    Kelly B. Arizona 01-05-14

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    "Very Inspiring!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Desire Map Experience the most enjoyable?

    The authors voice is very nice. Very relaxing to listen to. And the process she shares in this audio is awesome. You uncover your core desired feelings with this audio program and use them to guide your decisons and actions. She covers alot of ground in this and shares some very useful information.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Have you listened to any of Danielle LaPorte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    What did you learn from The Desire Map Experience that you would use in your daily life?

    To use my Core Desired Feelings as my guide for making decisions and setting intentions.


    Any additional comments?

    I have quite a few audiobooks from Audible and have to say this is my favorite one so far.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-12-14
    Amanda Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "It's time for me to stop buying books like this."
    Would you try another book from Danielle LaPorte and/or Danielle LaPorte?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Danielle LaPorte’s story?

    I thought this was a book about goal setting! There is so much filler that sounds like an unorganized mix of regurgitated ideas from Esther Hicks, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and The Secret. I hate to be this person because I was so excited about this book. I was really hoping to find some good advice about honing in on your life purpose and setting goals that authenticate your life. The premise of this book is good, but it could have been written into 2 short chapters that are concise and helpful. This is also disappointing because this is the 2nd book I've bought this spring about life purpose and goals only to have found fluff inside instead. Also, Danielle doesn't sound authentic narrating it, rather, it sounds like she is trying to sound wise, which for me, is a huge turn off. If someone who writes a book about living an authentic life has to put on a wise woman front to sell her words, well, it's time to stop buying books like this.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alexia Spain 01-06-14
    Alexia Spain 01-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It will know your (life) socks off!"
    Where does The Desire Map Experience rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Best Audio Book so far (with Fire Starter Sessions)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Danielle Laporte's a soul-full human being that shares a formula for living a better, happier life and to be better person in this world. It will rock your world, like it did mine.


    Have you listened to any of Danielle LaPorte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! I love her, it's like. she's someone I know well because she has spent so many hours with me :). I'd say her performance is even better on Desire Map, but it's a really fine difference. She's just awesome.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, many times. I read this book in a very intense time of my life so it was super useful beause it helped me dive deeper into my feelings and desires.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book, it will change your life

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Egotistical drivel"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Someone else writing it, who did not refer to herself as feeling like a loser, or bragging about her spiritual materialism.
    Actually there is no way this book or any other book written by this writer could ever make a 4 or 5 star!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different author!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Desire Map Experience?

    All of it


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