The turn of a new year is a great time to check in and realign our goals. Hands down, one of the best tools for setting goals and weeding out the unimportant is Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map.
Danielle turns traditional goal setting on its head and asks us to figure out how we want to feel most of the time (safe, badass, powerful, brave, joy, peaceful, etc.). Then, and only then, can we decide what things we want to be, do and have that will bring us those emotions most of the time.
This powerful tool for self-connection helps us walk a more authentic path, aligned with our heart’s desires instead of what society says we “should” do, be, have or want.
Whatever those things are, research shows that it is our relationships, our deep connections to others that pack the most impact on our long-term happiness. Women are luckier than men in this regard, we seem to have both an instinctual ability and societal permission to be open and connect on an emotional level.
We women have no problem dishing on deeply intimate issues, but do you know how much your friends make? The last time they asked for a raise? This oft-taboo topic for women means we’re probably leaving money on the table. If we start having open discussions about salaries, bonuses and other perks, this intel can be used to help level the playing field, eradicate the wage gap and ensure we earn our worth.
To your success,
Melanie & Front Room HQ