What is desire?

An evolutionary impulse.

Desire More


What it takes to make good stuff in the world. Creativity, cadence, core desired feelings.


She’s 7×7 feet. Acrylic, oil stick, sweat. A story of freedom that wants to be completed.

I’m in NYC a lot for business. The last time I went to The Met, I ran it in 40 minutes because I had a plane to catch.

I’m in LA even more — it’s a quick direct flight, and I’ve fallen in love with Venice Beach. My last visit was meant for friends and Paolo Nutini. Then I crammed in a bunch of filming and came home spent. Again. (And, we had to scrap a bunch of the footage anyway. I got the message, universe.)

I’m taking 2015 off of business travel. Deeeeclared! I’ve got two gigs that I’m doing (see below) and the rest… I’m only only getting on airplanes for pure love and margaritas. (I’m game for a lotta of flights for those very right reasons.) I love travel. I have a hotel fetish. I adore my work. It’s nice to be invited. The invites are getting juicier. So why not stay in the race and put a little more muscle in my hustle? Because… I’m not a racer. I’m a maker. And you can’t race your make.

CREATIVITY. CADENCE. CORE DESIRED FEELINGS. What it takes to make good stuff in the world.

: Notice when your dream has come true.
If you’re addicted to accomplishing things, you might miss the fact that you’ve actually accomplished something pretty awesome. Not too long ago it was just me and my Word Press password. Now it’s me + a team of ten. I arrived at the place I saw. Now I’m going to close my eyes so I can see what’s next.

: Wide open space = deeper creativity.
My artsy spirit animal is a Horse: She likes to be free; when she runs, she RUNS; and when she’s not running, she is grazing. I’ve been executing a lot this year+ and that’s been a satisfying rush. But I’ll go lame if I keep hauling ass. You’ve got to get off the path to tap the joy of discovery. Burn your plans and take a hard right.

: Stay seven steps ahead of your craft and your crew.
What you see launching D’Land right now is Desire Map Licensing. This is our Superbowl. The stadium is filling up. We have a playbook. We’re PUMPED.

And… in between plays, while I’m walking Christopher Starbeam there’s a book whispering one-liners to me. She’s called The Manifesto of Encouragement and she is moving toward the tip of my tongue. I’ve got four more books behind her. And a music project (squeee!) And, ten times a day, I walk by a huge canvas hanging in my back room that is half painted. She wants another white wash. She wants to be signed, and mounted, and loved in the light. (Who doesn’t?)

You probably have notebooks of ideas. You may have ideas you haven’t told anyone about. There are ideas that the cosmos is waiting to tell YOU about it. Stop. Shhh. Did you hear that? It’s your next big idea. Stay still long enough and you’ll hear how to make it happen.

: When faced with a choice between a deadline and a friend, almost always choose the friend.
Because life is love and that’s that.

: Leave room for magic. tweet
Those little things you say yes to today will pull on you tomorrow. Possibilities are looking for the cracks in your to-do list in order to show up.

: When you start bitching about doing what it takes to do the very basics of your job, then it’s time to take a break.
Clue: Burn your plans and take a hard right.

: Do what you want to do. It’s YOUR life. Your LIFE.
It’s your LIFE.

: Honour your body and it will help you be even more creative.
It took me two years to notice that when I travelled for work, my lungs acted up (it’s a Gemini thing.) But travelling for pleasure = happy lungs and boundless energy. Noted.

: Boundaries get tested. Expect it. That’s why they’re “boundaries” and not open doors.
Once I decided “no mo’ biz gigs in 2015,” a big invite from a dear friend came my way. And another. And then one more. Which brings me to…

: Focus. It hurts so good.
If focusing was easy, everyone would being doing it.

Coming soon, I’m going to walk slowly through art galleries. I’m going to wear the same jeans for three months and write my next book. I’m going to pack light and run into the arms of my future.

You’ve got to say a lot of no’s so you can say the most important Yeses. tweet

Yes to love. And the love of making. tweet

Make space. Fill it with love. tweet

All true,



  • 2014: Thursday, November 6. THE OPEN BOOKS EVENT. Santa Monica. TICKETS HERE.
  • 2014: Thursday, November 13. Texas Conference for Women. TICKETS HERE.
  • 2014: Friday, November 14. Yoga Yoga. Austin Texas. TICKETS HERE.
  • 2015 Spring. I’m releasing the first #Truthbomb Jewelry line with Dogeared Jewelry, and we’re going to have a launch party (LA, NYC, tbd) that will be, well, GOLDEN.
  • 2015 August. SACRED in LA — it’s the creation of Annika Martins and I’m feeling all lovely about it. Please get on the ANNOUNCEMENT LIST.


Anything goes Q&A with me. A spreecast THURSDAY October 23 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Because it's time we got together.


Kindness. Flexibility. Soul. This is what Team D puts into each and every launch. It’s all coming together.

We launched an amazing new app that has people talking (ya—literally), we just opened pre-orders for Desire Map Licensing to all subscribers, and more’s on the way. In the spirit of re-centering and connecting, I’m hosting an 60-minute spreecast, where you can tell me what you need or ask anything at all. Anything. Desire. Money. Business. Open jam. Go.

Here are the details:
Thursday, October 23
11am PT / 2pm ET
Access it on Screencast via THIS LINK only.
Ask your questions HERE.

See you soon, loves,

Desire Map Licensing is open for YOU. A business model for conscious prosperity.

We opened the door to Desire Map Licensing for our “Inner Circle” members last week. The response was big.

New Licensees are already watching their 2015 workshops fill up. And they are already earning affiliate money.

Today, we swing the door all the way wide, so that YOU can join the Pre-Sale Event as well. Team D and I never miss an opportunity to give more, so we’re pouring on the pre-sale bonus love. Beauty + substance.

The bonus includes a video intensive on group facilitation by Kate Swoboda + a live Desire Map virtual workshop with Lianne Raymond — as in YOU will be able to participate in the Level 1 Desire Map workshop, so you can experience the material before you teach it yourself. And there’s more, always more…


What exactly is The Desire Map Licensing Program?

The Desire Map book has been transformed into a teachable curriculum that can be delivered as live or virtual workshops, destination retreats, or even combined with other events and courses. It’s called The Desire Map Licensing Program.

It’s a business-in-a-box for anyone with the entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for uplifting lives. Beta testers are already earning anywhere from $6,000 – $12,000 per workshop.

The Licensing Program is a vehicle for making money doing meaningful work in the world. The ideal prosperity.

Who is it for?

If you’ve got the entrepreneurial spirit + you want to make a living by helping people wake up, this is for you. No geographic restrictions. No certification process. The Licensing Program is open to all true hearts.

What do you get when you become a Licensee?

  • The Desire Map Licensing Guidebook for Truly Incredible Licensees. A gorgeous linen binder to guide you through the planning, marketing and facilitation of your Desire Map workshops and other events. You’ll also receive the Guidebook in digital form.
  • A place in our Desire Map Facilitator Directory, which will live on DanielleLaPorte.com (benefit from all our site and social traffic — which is significant).
  • Access to The Desire Map Licensing Program Portal. We are loading this digital warehouse UP, full of marketing assets (including customizable graphics), promotional copy, legal documents and everything else you need to run far and fast.
  • Access to the Private Desire Map Licensee Forum. In this private space, you’ll be able to connect directly with other Licensees. Get feedback on your event ideas. Ask for input on any challenges you’re facing. Soak up resources and recommendations from other Licensees. You might even find a partner to collaborate with.
  • Cash money! The Desire Map License immediately gives you the ability to earn. Our Beta Licensees have been earning approximately $6,000 in revenue, for a 20 person workshop.
  • Instantly become a Tier 1 Affiliate! You will receive a $500 affiliate commission for every Licensing program you sell through your affiliate link. And you will earn 30% on any item sold through the DanielleLaPorte.com Shop.
  • Get a 40% wholesale discount on all products in the DanielleLaPorte.com SHOP.

Women all around the globe have already stepped aboard this rocketship. Here is what some of them have to say:

sabrinaespnal_258“I bought my License this morning and I already have 4 people who want to come to my first workshop in January. I’ve already made back the 1st installment I paid this morning, plus more!” – Sabrina Espinal

“As I am digging into the bonus matekatieburke_124rials, I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude. I can feel all of the work that has gone into what I am reading and had to stop to take a breath because it is truly more than I had hoped for. Wow. Standing ovation to Team D.” – Katie Burke

The Desire Map Licensing Program is a model for what the new economy of conscious entrepreneurship can look like. Team D and I are honoured to be waving this flag.

For all true hearts, the door is open wide for you to join us.

Click the red button above to get in.


PS: Twitter chat!

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. Today at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. Just log onto Twitter and tweet your question or comment using #DesireMap so I can find you.

Know someone who’d be interested in combining entrepreneurship + self-help like this? Would you share the news with them, please? Click below to tweet or copy+paste to share on Facebook or via email.

BIG announcement from @DanielleLaPorte: DesireMap Licensing Pre-Sale open to the public! Soulful business time!



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