I’ve tried to make The Desire Map into a video course on numerous occasions. We scrapped hours and hours of footage, more than once. (Ouch.) And then I took a year to concentrate on writing another book, and in the meanwhile, there are now about 200,000 copies of The Desire Map book in circulation. And that means I’ve gotten a boatload of requests for a video course from y’all who are visual learners (and multitaskers, and group leaders, and book club facilitators of all kinds).
I got together with Cody App to produce this and it’s beautifully and logically laid out. Every module is accompanied by printable worksheets. You can go through the course on your own, or with a group of friends. You can do it in a weekend, or you can meander with it over a few weeks. Your call.
I take you through five “lifestyle areas” (for example, Livelihood, Body + Wellness, Creativity…) and we make our way to identifying your Core Desired Feelings. Then we use those Core Desired Feelings as the basis of creating some goals — with soul. So good.
Let me rewind…
Here’s the Guiding Premise of Desire Mapping:
Achievement Autopilot is a cultural default. We take on ambitions from The Joneses, our parents, and the imaginary “they” in our minds who we are always trying to impress. And as we pursue these goals that don’t match our spirit, we twist up our identity, we burn out, and we forget who we are — which is exactly the opposite of how we want to feel.
Every craving, aspiration, or goal you have is driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way. So what if we first got clear on how we want to feel, and THEN we designed our goals and to-do lists to align with who we truly are? This leads to the potentially paradigm-shifting question:
How do you WANT to feel? Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life.
The Desire Map Online Video Course includes eight video modules that guide you to discover your Core Desired Feelings. And with these CDFs as your North Star, we identify what you want to do, have, and experience in the five areas of your life. This is the groundwork to create goals with soul — the only kind of goals worth going after.
A few of my current CDFs are: Beautiful. Light. Team. Bliss. (And one more that I keep to myself.) I write out my Core Desired Feelings in my Day Planner every single week. They guide my Yes decisions and my No, Thank Yous. What will I do that week to feel Light? What kind of weekend plans would bring me Bliss? How will I create the feeling of Team in my career and home? The answers are always clear to me. And my Core Desired Feelings help me ask the most important question: How do I want to feel? All intentional creation happens from there.
This work works. I really hope you’ll get into it. And…the end of the year is a great time to Desire Map. Set yourself up for 2018 with some powerful clarity.
We’re running a really great launch offer for the next few weeks. You can get the course HERE.
All Love always,
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