Seven years ago on New Year’s Eve, my great friend Danielle LaPorte was sitting by the fire, when it occurred to her that she had goal-setting all backward.

In this audio excerpt from her multimedia program, The Desire Map, she gives us a quick take on what she now thinks about goals, why so many of us are on “Achievement Autopilot,” and how knowing your most desired feelings will change everything.

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The Desire Map is the soulful, shoot-from-the-hip insight that I’ve come to expect from Danielle LaPorte, but she’s done something really extraordinary with this. Danielle will get you to rethink the way you’ve been going after what you want in life. Like, stop you in your tracks. Each page of this had me nodding with relief. The audio contemplations soothed my soul. Every worksheet gave me at least one personal a-ha.

This is what people are looking for—a new way to plan their lives—an inside-out approach.

Click here to get The Desire Map in hand today.

Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec, and business strategist, she writes weekly at, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice—a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter @daniellelaporte.

Eric Handler is the publisher and co-founder of Positively Positive. Check out his TEDx talk. Follow Eric on TWITTER.