The Desire Map

The Desire Map

A Guide to Creating Goals With Soul

Book - 2014
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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 .

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781622032518
Branch Call Number: 153.85 LAPORTE
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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AnnabelleLee27 Dec 26, 2019

Clear, engaging, and useful - great resource for thinking about how to plan for your future using Core Desired Feelings rather than generic goal setting. Great journal prompts and inspiration to always go deeper.

May 26, 2017

The book is divided into two sections: the theory/philosophy and then the practice/workbook.

The first half of the book is filled with Danielle LaPorte's theory on happiness, achieving happiness, and the lessons she has learned about goal setting. There is a lot covered here - as the notes in my book can prove. Every time I flip through the book I learn something new. FYI the typeset and design of the book might be off putting for some people who are used to "regular" book layout. Stick with it, it's worth it.

The second half of the book are all the worksheets so you can do the work she proposes in the first half of the book. You learn about yourself and set your core desired feelings. She also goes through some ideas on how to use your core desired feelings in goal setting and in your every day life. Tres practical. Thank YOU!

Thanks to this book I made changes - big changes. And I am so much better for them. I feel less guilt and more joy. YES! Thank YOU!

This was my #1 book of 2015.


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