133: How to create your life with intention – with Danielle LaPorte (REPLAY)

By September 1, 2020The Simplifiers Podcast

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We are talking all about how to create your life with intention. I know you’ll love this replay conversation I had with Danielle LaPorte last September. Bottomline, there’s one key question that you need to ask yourself FIRST when deciding what goals you want to go after next… 

“How do you want to feel?”

That’s it.

Deceptively simple… but profoundly moving.

When you know (truly) how you want to feel in your work and in your life, you’ll know clearly what you need to do next in order to feel the way you want to feel. And more importantly, stop chasing the things in life that just aren’t aligned.

Here’s how.


My special guest today is Danielle LaPorte and she’s simplifying how to create your life with intention.

We tackle all aspects of it, including:

  • What The Desire Map is and how to determine your Core Desired Feelings
    • how you can use these ideas to create your life with intention
  • Where goal setting goes wrong
    • why it’s common not to feel satisfied when you reach a goal
  • How to center yourself when you’re going through heart-breaking change or suffering
  • What has surprised Danielle the most in doing The Desire Map work in her own life
  • …and ultimately, how to use the wisdom of The Desire Map to truly make a positive impact in the world through your work and what that requires from us

If this pandemic has forced you to pivot your business or worse, shut the doors on it completely, I want you to know… all is not lost. It’s just that chapter is done and over with… and it’s time to turn the page. Move on to the next section of the book. Take a breath and start again. And as scary as that sounds, trust me, it can be liberating, too. A blank slate, a new horizon… whatever you desire is possible, but it requires a bit of self-exploration.

You see, all the answers you seek already sit deep inside you. And so, I hope my conversation with Danielle unlocks some new, sparkly whisper of an idea in you. Promise me you’ll listen to your heart today and hear what she is trying to tell you. You won’t regret giving yourself this gift.

Q: Do you hope to create your life with intention? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

<What’s catching my eye this week>

My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to create your life with a bit more intention this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Link: Quote about love, by Rumi

Link: Ethical Hour gives a portion of their profits to support people in 3rd world countries with micro-loans via Kiva

Book: 2020 Desire Map Planner Collection. Discount code listeners of The Simplifiers Podcast – Get $5 off any 2020 Planner of your choice by using the code ‘simplifiers’

Book: Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon – Dr. Joe Dispenza

Podcast: How to Simplify the 5 Love Languages, featuring Dr. Gary Chapman – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your stinkin’ thinkin’ – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Danielle:

Danielle LaPorte – She is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100. The group, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “Is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”

She is the creator of The Desire Map, “A heart centered approach to finding your true power”, which has been translated into ten languages. In addition to the book, The Desire Map series includes a day planner system, a multimedia course, a Top 10 iTunes app, and workshop and coaching programs (with leaders in 15+ countries).

Danielle is also the author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another, and The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms.

Forbes recognized daniellelaporte.com as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women”, and Eve Ensler calls Danielle “A force field of energy, wonder, humour, and love.”

Danielle’s charities of choice are VDay, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. And also charity: water, whose mission is to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world.

Where Danielle hangs out online:

Website: daniellelaporte.com

Instagram: @DanielleLaPorte

Twitter: @DanielleLaPorte

Pinterest: @DanielleLaPorte

Facebook: @Danielle.LaPorte.Inc

Danielle’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Terri Cole – She is a trained Clinical Psychotherapist who specialises in helping women to set healthy boundaries.

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