SACRED WEEKENDS: lifestyle + devotional with Danielle LaPorte
ISSUE 15
| May 10, 2024

SACRED WEEKENDS comes out two Fridays a month—for deep seekers who want to keep it real. Light and sometimes lite, only available here. xo D

SPECIAL BUSINESS + CAREER-ING ISSUE

  • Friday: How we (kindly) fired a billionaire client, and join me LIVE to talk shop!
  • Saturday: What spiritual season is your business or career in?
  • Sunday: My new INNER CIRCLE Business Accelerator is open for applicants! We go June 1 to late November.
Friday Love

WE (KINDLY) FIRED A BILLIONAIRE CLIENT—HOW WE TURNED GEAR-GRINDING INTO A RECLAMATION

You make a dozen decisions a day, consciously and unconsciously, They’re in sync with your values or they’re out of sync. It’s pretty simple. Is that commitment from genuine excitement or resentment? Was that conversation about connection or fawning? Is that project high-vibe or grinding your gears? 

A quick story about how gear-grinding became a reclamation. AKA, how we let go of a client.

Team D was brought in to one of the largest consultancies in the world, a billion dollar global company, to facilitate coaching and training sessions.

We came in for a few sessions over 18 months to run a cohort through some Heart Centered Leadership programming. Part way through our contract, the project lead departed and a new one took over. She was really lovely. And… the parameters of the agreement tightened. After 5 pivots,  a bunch of last minute changes, and requests that felt like demands, I’d hit my pivot limit.

MY PROCESS. Emotional to Heart Centered. 

  1. Anger. Screw this!
  2. Fear. What will they say about me if I pull out? 
  3. Logic. Their cachet will open doors for us.
  4. Unity. I really wanted to get our content to these women—I love these ladies. Should we plow ahead for the sake of service?
  5. Heart Centered. We go where the Love is. Resonance is a core value of ours. When we work in resonance, the work goes deeper, farther. My primary responsibility is to care for the nervous system of my team so that we can serve more.

I rode the emo waves for approximately 34 minutes—while voice memo’ing with my wing women and getting breakfast happening. And then… from true clarity (you know when it’s true clarity because it’s calm and untangled), I was able to skip faux platitudes and connect from legit Loving Kindness. 

Here’s how I wrapped up our relationship:

Dear [contact] and Team…

In so many ways this project with [the company] has been growthful. And for that I’m so grateful.

And, my sense is that we’re just not meant to be at this time. This was a carry over project for you and it’s not easy running with someone else’s playbook. I’m so glad that you honoured what [Jane] and [Jill] put into play. My prayer is that some of the heart centered perspectives made their way into the [company division] and will ripple out in positive ways.

I don’t want to force this collaboration, it’s no fun for any of us—and heaven knows we all need more nervous system grace. So in that spirit, let’s take the workshop off the calendar. I’ll check in with my bookkeeper as to whether [the company] paid for services in advance and if that’s the case, we will reverse the payment.

If I can be of service in a more resonant way in the future, please reach out. Only kindness and respect to all of you!

With Love,
Danielle

The highlight of their response was gracious and it felt sincere:

“I’m—and we actually!—are thoroughly impressed with you and your ability to honor yourself, your business and stay true to your beliefs.”

THE SUM UP ON HEART CENTERED DECISION-MAKING

  • Enthusiasm is a higher state of consciousness. It’s fuel for creating and leading. No enthusiasm = all grind
  • Talk to your council. Vent-jam-listen to two trusted people and then make up your own mind.
  • Sucking it up is not a Heart Centered growth strategy.
  • Doing it for the money isn’t sustainable. (Sometimes, ya, but not as a rule.)
  • If we embrace and don’t bypass our “negative” feelings, then we get back to the heart more quickly. Feel the feelings with Love, so you can get back to Love. And we have to INTEND to get back to Love.
  • We’re all always teaching. Question is… What are you teaching?

DON’T MISS TODAY’S IG LIVE!

Come hang with me LIVE on the ‘Gram TODAY, Friday May 10 at 12pm PT | 3pm ET to talk Heart Centered business + career’ing. Anything goes!

: Best days to launch? I’ve got you.

: When to retreat? I’ll tell you.

: Rest AND wild creativity? Yes!

: Seasonal business planning? Mo’ better.

Instagram LIVE with Danielle
Friday, May 10
12pm PT | 3pm ET
@daniellelaporte

Saturday Do

WHAT SPIRITUAL SEASON IS YOUR BUSINESS or CAREER IN?

Just as nature cycles through spring, summer, autumn, and winter, so too does your business move through seasons of innovation, growth, harvest, and renewal. Knowing your business’s current season empowers you to harness its unique energies as opportunities. 

MORE FLOW, LESS FORCE. 💫

This is the universe’s success blueprint—and now it can be yours too. 

SPIRITUAL SPRING

  • What this looks like in business: Exploring new projects or ventures; restructuring within the company, spring cleaning + refresh of old products/programs.
  • Feels: Energized, curious, fresh, hopeful, somewhat chaotic + vulnerable.
  • Challenges: Over-reliance on external guidance; underestimating own expertise.
  • Opportunity: Break through initial confusion, harness excitement, embrace learning, build momentum.

SPIRITUAL SUMMER

  • What this looks like in business: Deep in development, training, or scaling operations, launches + campaigns.
  • Feels: Engaged, creative, purposeful, intensely focused.
  • Challenges: Risk of burnout from over-extension; losing sight of work-life balance.
  • Opportunity: Maximize productivity, apply lessons learned, maintain enthusiasm.

SPIRITUAL AUTUMN

  • What this looks like in business: Reaping rewards from earlier efforts; stable growth.
  • Feels: Accomplished, relaxed, yet committed, abundant.
  • Challenges: Complacency; diminishing drive if overly comfortable.
  • Opportunities: Optimize + innovate processes; prepare for next growth phase.

SPIRITUAL WINTER

  • What this looks like in business: Reduced activities; strategic planning + evaluation, audits.
  • Feels: Reflective, focused on essentials, conserving resources, austerity, simplicity.
  • Challenges: Stagnation if overly passive; missing out on opportunities.
  • Opportunities: Rest, reassess, and strategize; return to core values + prepare for renewal.

We don’t do business planning in a conventional way. Quarterly objectives and KPIs are cool. But we’ve found they work much better when they’re sync with a metaphysical + seasonal calendar. It’s about attuning to nature and planetary energies, and rooting business strategies in intuitive wisdom.

We pulled together our planning tools for you! The Heart Centered Business Bundle.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

1. The Metaphysical Guide to Business Planning with:

  • The Business Seasons Outline
  • The Metaphysical Week Calendar
  • The Mercury Retrograde Guide
  • The Lunar New Year Overview

2. And the Manifesto for Conscious Business is a lite how-to to gain clarity around what’s important to you and your Heart Centered business + career-ing.

THE HEART CENTERED BUSINESS BUNDLE 
IS READY FOR YOU (AND FREE).

Sunday Devotion

WE GO FURTHER, FASTER, TOGETHER

I’ve been in California all week participating in a business mastermind (and prepping to start offering my own!) Been drinking from the genius fountain and learning about the latest in tech, algorithm, and the art of launching from the very best.

🔥HOT TIP: ManyChat is a very cool automated direct messaging system in Instagram, and it’s poised to be THE hottest marketing tool in social media. It’s helping Team us be even more thoughtful with our members, readers, subscribers. (And response rates are incredible.)

We’re going to teach all about it (and sooo much more) in my new INNER CIRCLE Business Accelerator. Mentorship for your quantum leaps! 6 months to clarity + prosperity…with integrity. (PLUS you get me, my wing women, and the INNER CIRCLE community on virtual speed dial—we’ll have our own Slack channel 😉)

LEARN ABOUT THE INNER CIRCLE 
AT MY ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

Week Flow

Get with the planets + astro flow

🌕 Full Moon in Sagittarius on Thursday, May 23
🌑 New Moon in Gemini on Thursday, June 6

The Write + Burn practice for the full moon is HERE FOR YOU.

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GET IN ON MY LAST PUBLIC BUSINESS MASTERCLASS THIS YEAR!

In honour of Mother’s Day, I’m giving my Sacred Weekends subscribers a muthah discount to my LEAD LIKE A MOTHER business masterclass—principles for optimizing + simplifying entrepreneurship… for EVERYONE.

It’s the last LIVE business class that we’re opening to the public for the rest of the year. Going forward, all workshops will be private for Heart Centered Members in our Business Track. 

Click the link below to join the Masterclass for $67 USD. (Yep, down from $87 USD!🥳)

LEAD LIKE A MOTHER 
Thursday, May 16 
3pm PT | 6pm ET

Offer expires at 11:59pm PT on Sunday, May 12

If you want steady support, our Heart Centered Membership (we have both a Life Track and a Business Track) that just gets more utilitarian and divine every month. Get on the list to be notified when the membership re-opens in June. 

To your gentle power,

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THE LINK UP

Grind culture is OVERRRR, it’s time to LEAD LIKE A MOTHER. Join us on May 16 for our last LIVE publicly-available business masterclass (and replay). Register here and save $20 USD!

LIMITED SEATS! The INNER CIRCLE Business Accelerator is open accepting applications until May 23 (or sooner if full). Mentorship for your quantum leaps—6 months to clarity + prosperity… with integrity.

NEW! Grab your FREE Heart Centered Business Bundle. MORE FLOW, LESS FORCE. This is the universe’s success blueprint—and now it can be yours too. The Heart Centered Business Bundle puts the same principals Team D uses into YOUR hands.

When you actively take care of your unhealed self, you unlock massive life energy. Get instant access to the BIG ENERGY workshop + audiobook—Inner Child work that will change your life.

✅ Are you a fighter, flighter or freezer? Find out your default reaction and how to move to your ideal stress response with our NEW From Stressed To Blessed Quiz.

🔥 The Write + Burn Practice for releasing stagnant emotions, to be done on The Full Moon + The Dark of the Moon. One of our most popular practices.

MORE SACRED WEEKENDS, you say?!