I highly recommend this book, especially if you are at a major crossroads in your life! I had recently been “laid off” (total blessing!) and needed some soul igniting guidance on how to recreate my dream work for this season of my life.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:
"Being your true self is the most effective formula for success."
"Your most valuable currency is what comes most naturally to you."
"If it doesn't light you up, you're not the right person for the job."
"When being real is your priority, the various parts of your life start to groove. Your career will begin to reflect your true passion; your living room will match your values; your friends will fit your soul; and your wealth - of which there are many definitions - will start to measure up with your notion of freedom."
This is seriously some of the best advice I heard in a loooong time. I listened to the audiobook twice already, so I could let the wisdom soak into my being. Plus I LOOOOOVE Danielle's voice!
Absolutely wonderful! Danielle LaPorte is insightful and enlightened, but extremely real and relate-able. I also bought the hardcover book, and I'm going to make this a quarterly listen/read. Poignant and powerful - plus LaPorte has a great reading voice!
It depends. I love listening to Danielle speak. She's got so much life in her voice. I have the book and I actually use them together because there are activities that the book covers and it's helpful to have them written out for you to complete as opposed to listening to them and trying to write them all down.
Feel It Real by Denise Coates. But a lot more in depth and a lot less new-agey. I think Danielle wrote a book that was easy to access in terms of "radical" thoughts and exercises to help you work through them.
I liked her chapter on Core Feelings a lot. Just trying to figure out what those things are for you are amazing at centering you and guiding you to the right answers for what you want to do in your life.
The part when she asked her son what it felt like to be alive.
I'm actually reading the book as well as listening to the book. It's really a little workshop and going through it is helpful. I think Danielle has written a book that's useful for people who want to be themselves and find a path that seems true to them. I also think her voice is just wonderful to listen to. She's calming but also has so much energy and vitality that you can hear as she's going through her book. If she ever does any live courses I am looking forward to attending!
Great audio to listen to at any time, in the car, snippets of chapters, in the gym, on the yoga mat.
Yes absolutely! This got me taking powerful action in my life that will cause positive changes for years to come!
The emotion behind her voice brought the book to life.
Yes, but it was also a book I wanted to playback over and over.
Every once in a while you come across someone who is a teacher...a teacher of life, of hard knocks and who has the natural ability to inspire. Danielle LaPorte is a natural. Her ideas hit deeply - and she delivers this with the perfect voice. Well done! Bravo!!!
I have listened and read this book again and again. Danielle, is intelligent, experienced, well versed, and inspiring.
Fire Starter Sessions is empowering. Danielle, brings forth what those of us have been feeling for years; the "model" isn't one size fits all. It is so refreshing to hear someone say that it's okay to do it my way and that's the way I should do it. I have been a student of self-help books for over a decade and I am so thankful to have read this book. This book is full of passion, vision, and brings tremendous clarity.
Danielle, reads this book with passion and fire. She is edgy and refreshing.
There were MANY moments in the book that moved me. Particularly, the part that she reveals that "life balance is a myth". What a relief to hear that prospective! I consistently felt like I was chasing my tail trying to achieve a so-called balance in my life. I always felt like I was missing the piece that would help bring my life into balance, like I was lacking. I am really enjoying this new paradigm.
"Striving for balance will derail your plans for greatness."
I love how she refers to life being like a symphony; "Great music has dimension and layers that compose the overall harmony. It's not about making sure each instrument is played at the same volume all at once - that would be droning. There is a time for the strings to carry it all, and for the drums to take it in a new direction, and for the trumpets to punctuate. There is a time when your relationships matter more than your job. There will be months when your career set the pace of your entire life. There will be passages when your focus in inward and you retreat from the surface of your life to tend to your body and soul."
"BALANCE DOESN'T EXIST, BUT PROPORTION AND HARMONY DO."
Such amazing truth! This isn't necessarily a new concept. It is the way that, Danielle, paints the visual and sums it up so poetically that resonates with me so well.
This book is great for anyone in any walk of life. Especially, those that are seeking greater understanding about themselves, how to fully analyse what rocks their soul, and how to reach their FULL potential; whatever it may be.
As for the content, reading/listening to this is an eye-opening experince with the potencial of being a life changing one! for me it was so I'll be recomending this book for a long time.
I read the first chapter of the print version of this book (it's available for free on daniellelaporte.com) and it was great but I have to say that listening to this book narrated by the writter itself it's fantastic!! Why? Because you get to listen the emotions and enfasis she puts behind the words so you get the info as she intended to, so I think this fact takes this book to another level.
Well, having said that I would also say that sometimes the same audio nature of this piece makes it difficult to diggest the info and belive me, there is a lot to diggest, so I found myself pausing and replaying a lot! So this is definitely something to consider. My personal opinion is that the replaying and pausing it's totally worth it.
If you do buy this audiobook make sure you download the pdf that comes with it (It's a workbook that normally comes as part of the print version), although this workbook is read as part of the audiobook it's definitely useful to have it written.
What I liked best was hearing a fresh outlook on a common theme, and by feeling the insights this book offers so clearly, I recognized many truths that resontate with my own vision.
Women who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Esthes.
Both empower women to follow their true calling
Her clarity, her wisdom, her depth
Discover your true passion
The insights DLP shares in this book are life changing
It's totally refreshing: the stories, and the way it unfolds. Lots of questions and things to ponder. Many great insights, etc.
Effortless Success by Michael Neill, because I think they build a bit on the same bases, and both are very original, refreshing, and insightful.
The whole book moved me.
I highly recommend this book, and hope it resonates with you.