Fire Starter Sessions

Fire Starter Sessions The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy kicking integrity infusing guide to defining success on your own terms As the creator of DanielleLaPorte deemed the best place online for kick ass spirituality

  • Title: Fire Starter Sessions
  • Author: Danielle LaPorte
  • ISBN: 9781848509634
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy kicking, integrity infusing guide to defining success on your own terms As the creator of DanielleLaPorte deemed the best place online for kick ass spirituality, Danielle LaPorte s straight talk life and livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self help and suc The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy kicking, integrity infusing guide to defining success on your own terms As the creator of DanielleLaPorte deemed the best place online for kick ass spirituality, Danielle LaPorte s straight talk life and livelihood sermons have been read by 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 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 important than setting goals It s the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it s what leads to true fulfillment.

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    1. Though I love Danielle LaPorte's web presence and overall attitude, I was not sure how I would enjoy FSS because I had already purchased and worked through the digital version of the program (that is no longer available btw) about a year ago. I expected to get a lot of the same information, same worksheets, and same overall feel from the book as I had from the program-and to some extent that was the case. With that said, I LOVED the book and am so glad that I bought it. First off, its purty. Eve [...]

    2. I read about this book from a blog somewhere which directed me to her website at daniellelaporte. From there I went to and bought the Kindle version immediately. As I began to read just the first few pages, I knew this was more than just a read. So, I went to Audible and downloaded the audio version read by Danielle, and as it is done when I want to pour a book over myself and let it have its way with me, I listen and read in synch to get a fuller version.I am delighted to write a short bit abo [...]

    3. I'll start this review with the disclaimer that I did very few of the sessions that Laporte suggested in the book so I can't speak as to their effectiveness overall, though my sister spoke of them positively. This book is part self-help, part affirmation, and part guide to personal soul searching. There are definitely some valuable ideas and questions to be found within it. My personal favourite was "How do you want to feel?" which is posed to be a alternative to setting specific goals. Rather t [...]

    4. Damn, this book is good. I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering change, of any form. Not only do you feel driven to set out to conquer your dream, but you want to help others with theirs, too. Empowering, inspirational, I want to read a chapter every morning to get a kickstart.

    5. So, I read a lot of 'things like this', of the motivational, you can do anything, sort of thing, and the nice thing with this is that Laporte has also read these, thus her content is both summarising and expanding upon and adding to many things with which I was already familiar. It's firm, but kind, inspirational and peppered with just enough practical suggestions and questions to ask yourself. I particularly like that it draws on the ideas of being self-employed and self-sufficient as much as j [...]

    6. Disappointing Danielle is great as a blogger but it is challenging to give much credence to a book that is so poorly written and edited. My 16 year old niece could have done a better job stringing together pithy comments and real world insights for a high school social studies class and I didn't make it past the second chapter.

    7. Making it through the cringe-worthy writing proved to be very challenging, so I decided to take the author's advice to not do anything hard and I stopped trying.

    8. I've been a big fan of Danielle's for a while now, having followed her on whitehottruth, then on to her new site, daniellelaporte. I had bought the digital version of this book (called the Spark Kit back then, now since retired) last summer, and devoured it. So when I went ahead preordered the hardcover, all I was expecting was pretty much a paper version of what I had already bought.Boy, was I wrong.The Fire Starter Sessions delivers the same message that the Spark Kit did, a message about auth [...]

    9. This was kind of boring and uninspiring. The design is really annoying in a lot of ways -- it's bulky, and then there are pages where quotes are made huge and others where they're made small. There didn't seem to be a lot of heart here, almost as though you'd only really love this if you were an insider who knew the author or her other work.

    10. I enjoyed LaPorte's take on dealing with life and work, and there were definitely a few "yeah, that's me and that is the change I should make" moments when reading it. I didn't do the worksheets, but feel there may be a time I will go back and fill them in. It's a good "remind you" book to go back to when feeling like you are stuck or just need a verbal kick in the butt. I highlight sections that seemed relevant to me, so I treated this like a regular ol' textbook.After a while, however, I did s [...]

    11. Timing. Is. Everything. Just one chapter into this library copy convinced me that I must own it. As I transition from traditional work to that of a self-employed artist, Danielle's voice gives me perspective and hope, while asking questions that show me how much I already know. Nothing woo-woo about it with ideas that zing on every page -- quotes from others and original gems from Danielle. "Your most valuable currency is what comes most naturally to you.""Being well-rounded is highly overrated. [...]

    12. This is like 'artist's way' for new yorkers. It reminds me of Julia Cameron a lot, but coming from a completely different angle, hooked up to a completely different power supply, for a completely different audience. Laporte hails from the 'Jack Kerouac' school of beat poetry style motivation, which isn't a bad thing. But I am vaguely dissatisfied with it, which is simply a personal reaction. I'm sure it would speak volumes to others.

    13. Holy cow, this book is amazing! Danielle Laporte offers quick-witted inspiration, with straight talk, eye-opening exercises, and a healthy dose of quotes and comments you'll be tempted to highlight (though the book's so pretty, you just might have to resist). This book is a game-changer for anyone who's ever asked, "What am I supposed to do with my life?" I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book!

    14. Fantastic read for those of us who need a push. I quite honestly laughed and cried. The layout is gorgeous. The advice is easy and perhaps that which has been read before, but organized brilliantly. Recommended if you are on the verge of something big and need a bit of a workbook to figure out what that thing is or how to do it.

    15. Just did not resonate with me. Some of the points were good- i.e. Fear and criticism chapter but a lot of it just ran counter to a service based lifestyle

    16. So this is a brilliant book, but it wasn't what I was expecting. It's directed at business, entrepreneurs, career, etc, but you can take the ideas and apply them to your life in general, even if you're a stay at home mom (ahem). For some reason I was expecting it to be a tight process you go through where you come out at the end with some direction and guidance - more like a business plan. What this actually is, is a series of essays and brainstorming sessions. Each one gives you insight and dir [...]

    17. p.xxii – When we’re spirit-fatigued, we tend to make weak decisions. We compromise. p.xxix – anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. (David Whyte, poet) p.22 – Be careful what you’re good at – you could end up doing it for years.p.26 – Eventually, I started giving up trying to be good at stuff that made me feel bad. p.31 – Your curiosity is your growth point. Always. p.70 – When you feel good, you act smarter. If you act out in anger, things usual [...]

    18. Послание автора читателю началось с того, что это книга для женщин. Почему? Кажется, сегодня, вроде в эпоху стирания границ, все равно остается контрастное разделение между мужским и женским мирами. Согласно нему мужчина - рационален, а женщина - эмоциональна. Как поверхност [...]

    19. Oh, so that's what a life coach does! I had wondered. Laporte takes her varied life experiences, including running a think tank, starting companies, being a Mom, attending a White House function with purple hair highlights, as well as readings from a variety of self-help books, poetry, song lyrics, and more, and provides exercises to help the reader live life to the fullest. I liked the references to a variety of sources and the worksheets she provided, and although they mostly felt familiar tha [...]

    20. I loved this so much! Eva Jorgensen, the printmaker behind Sycamore Street Press, recommended it to students in her printing class and I got the audiobook. One of my favorite sections was "the perils of justifying yourself" and you can find a link to an article she wrote about it here: daniellelaporte/the-peOverall, an excellent read and props to LaPorte for having the guts to admit that she goes to an astrologer! So many people do and never admit it:) Whatever your feelings on new age stuff, at [...]

    21. This book is a mix of serious business prompts, mixed with a little bit of the Artist way, mixed with a little bit of Attraction books (everything happens for a reason!). I love the fact it's not one of the thousand books about business -only- but also have some spiritual and creative prompts to work with - even if you don't have a career. (like me). I've found that some questions are quite confronting which is a good thing actually, if you want to know what you are doing and WHY you are doing i [...]

    22. Another self help book and a perfect example of: "Those who can do, those who cannot teach"This book may be great for people who need instructions or affirmation of their life; but for those of us who have a good life, know how to be an adult and know what we want and how to get there, its a poorly written book by a life coach who really seems to me to be someone who could never hold a decent job.Bad quotes that we have all heard before in one shape or another. Sad that so many have been made to [...]

    23. I wish this book wasn't over. It kind of made me sad to move it into the "read" category was that good. Quite simply my favorite book. Ever. It took me months to read it, not because it was heavy or dense, but because it was expansive and not to be rushed. It was like a plate of magnificent truffles - every sentence was rich, wishing I could spend some time alone with it on an island to just chew on it. Before moving onto the next.Read it. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just read it.And wa [...]

    24. I am usually immediately turned-off by books about personal success involving the word "soulful." (It's right there in the title itself.) But Danielle's book, unlike other self-help books, or, like the best kinds of self-help books, is grounded in the current but based on timeless wisdom. The Fire Starter Sessions is like a simultaneous boot to the butt and face. Get up, do something. Life will happen. Let this book help you let life happen.

    25. I could not finish this book. It's fluff, no substance at all. Pop psychology and quasai spirituality mixed in with goal setting? I picked up this book when someone was giving it away. I don't enjoy her blog, or style of writing so I probably should've known to stay away. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that bothers me most about her writing, perhaps just the fact that it's bad writing and even worse content.

    26. For me, it was like reading a watered down version of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and Vein of Gold. To be honest, I'm over these types of books and only read it to start with because it was on a reading list in a course I'm doing. I acknowledge that my rating is probably not objective.

    27. I love me some Danielle. This one gets me fired up whenever I read her work. Inspiring, raw and real. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking to start a big new project with gusto.

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