The Desire Map Part 06: Core Desired Feelings IN DA HOUSE!

Ahoy + welcome! Let’s work through Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map together – if you’re new + curious, check out Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3 + Part 4 + Part 5 to catch up 🙂


This day is already here?!

After building it up in my mind + thinking it would be incredibly difficult, I’ve completed the “most intense” worksheets and …

The Desire Map Part 06: Core Desired Feelings IN DA HOUSE! @

Woot woot!

Time to reveal my Core Desired Feelings to the world … and that’s a bit scary.

Anytime you open up to people other than your friends or family, it’s scary (heck, even your close ones can be pretty nerve-wracking to talk to too).

Tense. Nervous. Greatly lacking in confidence … but why?

Who isn’t scared to put themselves out there, to be fully yourself + honest about what you need to be happy? (I sure am!)

Let’s not beat around the bush …

Drum roll please … I present my super-freakin’ swank Core Desired Feelings:

The Desire Map Part 06: Core Desired Feelings IN DA HOUSE! @

There they are.

Major f*cking sigh of relief to be so open about what I want + need … what I desire.

Let’s back up a little bit.

The worksheets themselves were a nice mix of free-form thought + guidance. I was actually worried that they’d be a bit too free-form + I’d have no idea where to even start when it came to thinking up feelings.

And while I do feel confident about the CDF that I’ve chosen, I still don’t full know how to integrate the new-found knowledge into the rest of my life + my future decision-making.

Thankfully, that’s what the upcoming worksheets are going to cover.

Note: For those that have been following along since the beginning, a few of the words that I’d thought might be my CDF ended up making the list – go with your instinct!

For now, let’s dive a bit deeper into the CDF I’ve chosen + what they really mean:


As defined by Danielle:

  1. the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
  2. boldness of conception or execution
  3. the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous

My personal twist:

  1. unlimited potential + opportunities to explore my curiosities
  2. the absence of financial + emotional debts
  3. not being pigeonholed into someone else’s perceptions, categories, or career choices


As defined by Danielle:

  1. the condition of being comfortable or relieved
  2. freedom from worry
  3. readiness in performance

My personal twist:

  1. moving through life + making decisions with a sense of comfort + grace
  2. not being flustered by the ever-changing nature of life
  3. always willing to try new things + move on from what no longer brings me to my CDF without judgement


As defined by Danielle:

  1. capable of great power
  2. in good or sound health, robust
  3. powerfully effective

My personal twist:

  1. unlimited self-confidence + trust in my decisions + actions
  2. supporting my physical, emotional, mental, + spiritual health on a daily basis
  3. being confident anytime I remove something that isn’t bringing me to my CDF


As defined by Danielle:

  1. a great or plentiful amount
  2. fullness to overflowing
  3. affluence, wealth

My personal twist:

  1. being able to avoid living paycheck to paycheck (or project to project) ever again
  2. waking up + going to bed each day with a grateful heart
  3. making enough money to comfortably give at least 15% of it to charity yearly


As defined by Danielle:

  1. the act of connecting
  2. the state of being connected
  3. a relation of personal intimacy

My personal twist:

  1. doing things to remain in-touch with my Soul on a daily basis
  2. consistently cultivating + maintaining a tribe of fantastic friends + fellow entrepreneurs
  3. being open to making friends + chatting with people no matter where I am (including when I’m running errands)

Note: the CDF that I chose also happened to be mentioned on Danielle’s website (hence the definitions from her perspective). That’s nothing more than a coincidence, but given that we both have a strong history in the wellness world, it makes sense that we tend toward the same terminology.


Well, there you have it.

I put my CDF out into the world + nothing bad happened – woohoo!

If you’re working through The Desire Map right now, KEEP GOING!

Even if you haven’t gotten to finding your CDF yet or you’ve been putting it off, this is something you can ABSOLUTELY do!

Still getting hung up?

Leave a comment below or email me directly + I’ll help you through it.

This can be a tough process, depending on how long you’ve been living out-of-alignment with your CDF, but it’s possible – you CAN do it!

Even if it seems a bit hokey at first, maybe a bit too new-agey for some, it’s still worth doing.

Set your judgments aside + just TRY it.

You don’t even have to tell your friends or family or your partner that you did it.

This can be just for you because you DESERVE to be happy.

Yeah, you read that right – you DESERVE to be happy. I don’t care what your past is or what you did last week. TODAY is the day that you decide that you’re worth it + you begin to invest in your happiness, even if it’s just a few minutes at a time. It all adds up.

Ah-ha moments are great + they sure can be life-changing, but slow + steady change, redirecting toward what brings you the most ridiculous joy … that’s where the magic happens. 😉



What are YOUR Core Desired Feelings?

Have they changed since the first time you went through the Desire Map?

COMMENT below, share your thoughts, + join the conversation!

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