DESIRE MAP | Not Working

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To continue creating the life I desire, I am taking Danielle LaPorte‘s weekly prompts and instead of writing them in a private journal, I will share them here each week. This year I fully embrace the idea that “there is no need to be perfect to inspire others; let others get inspiration by how you deal with your imperfections.” You will find plenty!
Feel free to join me!

WEEK 04: Have a look back at your NOT WORKING section in your planner from last week. How can you transform that information into what you do want to work in your week ahead? What small changes could make your life really easy?

I’m not eating right. My 3x week workouts with Jackie are early- to mid-afternoon and when I eat too close to when she arrives – within two hours – I feel nauseated during our session and don’t get as much out of it as we’d both like. Then I beat myself up. I need to put together a plan so that I eat the right nutrient-rich easily digestible foods before she arrives. Maybe a smoothie? Something that makes me feel strong rather than sick.

At the very least I have to do some research, make a plan and have the right foods in the house at the right time.



A few years ago I discovered The Desire Map written by Danielle LaPorte. That lead to my hosting a book club which was well attended and meaningful to a number of the participants. I eventually became a Desire Map Facilitator and it fit in nicely to my Clarity Coaching practice. I taught many clients, family and friends, individually and in groups, how to discover their Core Desired Feelings – a difficult and worthy process filled with epiphanies and tears. I do provide tissues!
I continue to embrace my same word choices the meanings of which have evolved and grown with me. They were determined by how I want to feel, every day: WHOLE. Daily I am faced with numerous choices and challenges. I use my CDFs as a heart compass, a barometer to decide whether or not an opportunity is in alignment with my beliefs and wants in my every day. Those Core Desired Feelings are: ALLOW, CONNECT, EXPAND, GRACE and TRUST. Any and all decisions must meet all of my CDFs or my response is a regret-free “no”. This process has brought much ease and authenticity to my life.
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