The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms (Unabridged)
by Danielle LaPorte
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The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms. As the creator of DanielleLaPorte.com - deemed "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality," Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have inspired over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self-help and success concepts: Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself. Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone. Screw your principles (they might be holding you back). We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It's the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it's what leads to true fulfillment.
Like hearing poetry ~ with a sassy edge
Danielle's work is elegant in its simplicity, straightforward without violence, and core-reaching. She's not interested in pushing an agenda--she's interested in asking the questions that will wake you up, to yourself, to your life, to your rules, to your own vision for what success looks like.
Some people will write her work off because it deviates from the norm and doesn't spell out, step by step, exactly what you're "supposed" to do--she's speaking to a higher level of pushing to your personal edge, here. Listen. Evaluate critically. Put her work into practice. Then watch what unfolds.
Speaking straight to my SOUL!
Um, did I have high expectations for this book before reading it? How about hell yes I did! With the countless outstanding reviews! I did have high expectations, yes. But I also had a very specific expectation that reading this book would indeed reignite my passion & fan into flames all of my true desires. & this another wonderful times when Miss Danielle LaPorte has outdone herself again & totally over delivered but I held on to her every last word! Seriously, reading this book at this time in my life is the exact type of nourishment my soul had been begging for! & I don't say that stuff lightly bc like the many others who said this book was life changing, well guess what! It is;) I love that this book isn't written to really any one specific person & that the knowledge and wisdom she shares is all facts that we can and should apply to all other aspects of our lives as well! The book is written like a conversation so it's easy to follow and adds to the mood of the book which is inviting and relaxed. I plan on reading and reread ing it several times. With some audiobook thrown in there too :D hehe! God, I LOVE DANIELLE LAPORTE & I so appreciate her for servant heart & how she freely shares her experience (biggest downfall) and proceeds to tell us where she went from there. (Even though at this point, technically the only way that she could go is up!) I appreciate it so much bc I really am in such a transitional phase in my life right now bc I know that there is def a passion that burns inside of me (I was recently able to help rekindle those flames about 2 or 3 sessions in :p just the way Danielle writes and the things she says just make me feel like she was writing the book specifically for me! (Although that's not the case) I think she wrote this book in a way that it doesn't matter who you are, age, gender, profession, unemployed, stay at home parent, etc & doesn't matter where you are in life or what you're dealing with, this book is for you! How can that be? Simple. Danielle wrote it in a way that it is able to meet you where your at. Seriously. Each subject matter covered in this book is 100% applicable to 100% of the lives of those who read it. She's magnificent in every way! Definitely my new favorite author AND def at the top of my inspiration list! Just love her!(: