Over 500 DESIRE MAP book clubs launch tomorrow, January 7th


Los Angeles, CA--January 6, 2014

Tomorrow, over 500 book clubs worldwide will meet to plan out 2014 "goals with soul" using THE DESIRE MAP (Sounds True, January 1) by Danielle LaPorte. THE DESIRE MAP, released January 1, is a holistic approach to life planning, using your core desired feelings as the guidance system for your intention & goal setting.

Research shows that many of us will set New Year’s resolutions—which will promptly be abandoned. According to LaPorte, knowing how we want to feel yields the most potent clarity in identifying what’s critical to us. By focusing on how you want to feel, rather than what you want to achieve or obtain, desired outcomes come more naturally.

Says LaPorte: "You know what will happen with that kind of inner clarity and outer action? You’ll feel the way you want to feel more often than not. Decisions will be easier to make: You’ll know what to say no, thank you to and what to say hell yes! to. I bet you’ll complain less. You’ll be more optimistic, more open-hearted. It will be easier for you to return to your center in the midst of a challenge — I promise."

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 LaPorte. “This is about liberation. And pleasure. And self-determination. This is about doing much less proving, and way more living.”

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Danielle LaPorte is the bestselling author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House, 2012). An entrepreneur, social media sensation, and inspirational speaker, Danielle has been featured in Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, USA Today and She was a news show commentator for CBC, and is a former director of a Washington DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank.

Over a million visitors have gone to for her straight-up advice—a site that’s been deemed “the best place online for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.