When I find something fabulous, useful and inspiring I have to share. That’s the job of a curator of ideas, right.
I happen to be crazy about my new favorite book, “The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms,” by Danielle LaPorte. It’s an absolute must read for anyone looking to find their way to higher creativity, igniting their passion for work and life, achieving greater success, clearer purpose and sustainable life satisfaction.
Be warned! Danielle has a kick-ass style - simultaneously encouraging, inspiring, and motivating. This style appeals to me, and in fact, her style is why I was drawn to Danielle’s blog in the first place. She asks thought-provoking soul-deep questions, gives great real-world examples, and shares her mistakes and victories.
Fire Starter Sessions opens your mind to insightful revelations about yourself, your work, and your life. It offers you so many nuggets of inspiration and motivation that I couldn’t write in my journal fast enough. And perhaps most valuable of all, she leaves you with things to think about, decisions to make and steps to take to get you going on your path. I like to think of this book as my personal life success coach in hardcover…
So, I’ll leave you with the publisher’s review that I think aptly gives you a peek into the books genius…
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 been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she re-frames 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.
On a separate note…Stay tuned for details on a special project I’m working on celebrate my birthday next week to spread some wisdom and give back…more on Monday…