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The Desire Map

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  4,560 Ratings  ·  268 Reviews
The Desire Map program is just that — a program.

Most life-planning tools focus on external attainment and results. Which is valuable. Getting results is what moves your life forward. Except that most goal-setting systems fail to harness the most powerful driver behind any aspiration: your preferred feelings; and they foster an uptight determination that can keep us from th
288 pages
Published December 5th 2012
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Shannon I know this is old but to respond- I skipped the rest of the first section and went to the workbook, and then went back at the end of the workbook and…moreI know this is old but to respond- I skipped the rest of the first section and went to the workbook, and then went back at the end of the workbook and finished reading the sections. I don't think this negatively impacted the experience at all. :)(less)

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Alishia Willardson
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! I. Response to the review before this one, I have something to say...maybe she has no negative reviews because people actually LOVE this book, ever thought of that? #2 you didn't technically pay $170 for just the "paperback" book. You paid for paperback, the workbook, the audio book & MORE! Maybe it is a little overpriced BUT if your mind is open enough too even learn ONE thing that you can apply and change your life, isn't that PRICELESS??? Oh & using most information ...more
Mar 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
I really like the idea of planning goals, intentions, and actions based on how we want to feel. I buy into the idea of not doing something to just complete it but to consider how I'd feel during and after. But that is as much as I got out of this book. The "theory" half has no theory at all. It is a collection of notes written to oneself on post it notes combined into series of sentences and sometimes sentence fragments. Paragraphs were rarely more than two sentences so no thought was fully deve ...more
Aug 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle why do you only ever talk in big font and fragmented sentences? I want to like this author, but I feel like she just yells out bullet points on a power point presentation on every page that are supposed to be ground breaking. They are not. They are, however, frustrating to read.
Gerald L.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I find it really weird how many 5 star ratings this book is getting (in such a short time - To Kill A Mockingbird, The Da Vinci Code probably have lower ratings if you catch my drift).

Honestly, I am a fair critic of things and I have to say that this was a hard read (the layout literally gave me a headache - multiple font size changes and formatting anomalies that make your head spin).

As for content, a lot of it falls victim to the "out there" veil that many poor spirituality books suffer from.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, I think I'm being super generous with 2 stars. I had low expectations with this book but figured I'd check it out on the off chance it was worthwhile. Not surprisingly, it really wasn't.

The "advice" in here is all over the place: contradictory, at times against medical advice (she seems to blow off the idea of depression and anxiety as not needing medical attention), bizarre, slightly sexist, intensely privileged, poorly-researched or supported, all with a weird, vaguely-hinted at Christi
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
This book was magical. I've been in a weird place in my life, unable to know exactly what I want, so I found this book at the perfect time. The idea of this book is you're going about getting what you want, wrong. You want the things you want, because of how they make you feel. You should be going after the feeling rather than the goal. I had never heard anything like that, so I was very excited to read this and I wasn't disappointed. Narrowing down feelings and desires really did help me. I kno ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve never been good at goal setting because I’m not interested increasing my productivity, climbing the corporate or working really hard to get something I really don’t care about. I’m also leery of the find your passion and you’ll find your career genre of self-help. If ya’ll hear of any jobs needing someone to ride her horse in the woods while reading current novels and drinking red wine, please let me know. Every January I get bitten by the “best year yet” bug and find myself with some type ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I like a good self-help book, but I'm glad I borrowed this one from a friend. What a bore. It was just a mixmash of feel good, wishy-washy New Age appropriative, unexamined class privilege… Yawn.
Catherine Just
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wrote a testimonial on her sales page if you would like to read it there.

I LOVE this book. Shifted the way I think about goals, striving, proving myself and desires.

I didn't fall head over heels for Danielle LaPorte or her writing style. I'm a skeptic. But the general idea she presents in this book has changed my world view and I"m constantly sharing the idea and applying it at work (I manage guest services at a wellness spa - this stuff is right up our alley).

I found this book at a time in my life where I was trying to answer the question, "what do I want?" I grew up under strange circumstances and it was incredibly hard for me to define wants and give th
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Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”

She is author of The Fire Starters Sessions, and The Desire Map—the book that turned into a day planner and journal system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators. Her next book
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“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.” 13 likes
“When we want to feel courageous more than we want to check accomplishments off our list … When we want to feel free more than we want to please other people … When we want to feel good more than we want to look good … then we’ve got our priorities in order. Divine priorities—the kind that will steer you to the life you long for most deeply.” 8 likes
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