Meaningfulness. Reveal myself. Be compassionate. Don’t worry about being invited back. Go there. xo
I jotted this down when I began writing my book. I wanted a manifesto and it had to happen quickly because… I had a book to write.
A sure way to keep your ego in check is to intend to be AS USEFUL AS POSSIBLE. If you’re focused on delivering substance, you’ll dial down the glamour. Your offering will be about the lesson you want to impart, and not as much about making yourself look great. Fluff and filler don’t stand a chance if you’re committed to meaningfulness.
We know that the best teaching technique is through stories. But opinions aren’t stories. Opinions come from our moral fibre, so it can feel raw to share them. There’s no reveal without risk. And there’s no creativity without being revealing.
If I ever forget that we’re all in this together, I’m doomed for hypocrisy. If you can’t deliver your Truth with Love, then you should question why you’re delivering it.
Don’t worry about being invited back
Every time I get on stage I think, Well, don’t worry about being invited back. And I go out and give ‘er. No shrinking. No light under a bushel. If you try to appeal to everyone, you dilute your creativity.
When you say what we’re all thinking, you set us free.
Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul — the book that turned into a day planner system, a top iTunes app, and an international workshop program. A Desire Map workshop happens every weekend somewhere in the world. Author of The Fire Starter Sessions and the wildly popular #Truthbomb series, Danielle is also the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan and co-host of the Beautiful Writer’s Group podcast.
Entrepreneur Magazine calls her “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” A speaker, poet, former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over four million visitors have gone 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. The Huffington Post named her Twitter feed as one of the “12 of Wisest Twitter Accounts Worth Following.” You can find her @daniellelaporte just about everywhere.