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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 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.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 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.


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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 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.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 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.

30 review for The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bri Saussy

    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 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. Even my design finicky husband loved the look and the layout of the book. Secondly it is chockfull of great quotes, good writing, and penetrating insights inspired by wins and losses in business, money making, and partnerships. LaPorte is an interesting mix of high end business savvy, womanliness, and spiritual kick boxing all rolled into one well coifed package. FSS is probably most correct categorized as a motivational book but it really ranges in topic from how you feel about money to naming your strengths, to plotting out your specific dream trajectory. For magically/spiritually inclined folks Danielle definitely comes out of the New Thought style but she adds accountability and a sense of each of us being part of a bigger whole to the mix. Whether you are starting a business, taking care of your kiddo, leaving a love, or simply dreaming about discovering what you really *should* be doing-this book instigates and motivates. I finished it in two days and to me that is a testament of how really good it is-because I have a one year old and a full time job but I still made the time for it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    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 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 than just guess what we want, if we know what we want to feel then we can figure out what to do to make us feel that way. A great question, and one that I think I'll spend more time with. I did find the style of the book a little bit annoying, kinda like reading sentence after sentence of feel good mantras, the kind that get printed on Lulu Lemon Bags. Certain sentences that were deemed of extra importance were printed in giant font so that they would fill an entire page. I suppose this is all personal preference, but to me it read like slick marketing rather than useful ideas and advice. A common method Laporte uses is to state a commonly held belief or maxim and then advise the contrary. Occasionally this lead to interesting insights, however, I found that often there was often an equivocation of terms or that I just didn't agree with Laporte's conclusion. For example, I felt that her critique of finding balance in one's life was a bit of a straw man argument. The type of balance that is commonly sought after and advocated for is not the sort of balance that she critiques. I flat out disagreed with her statement on debt, "Debt is neither good nor bad-it's how you feel about it that matters." These sorts of lightly stated, dubious claims abound in the book. If you like some good self help with a mix of questionable self help and then some light/feel good/new agey affirmation, then this is a good choice. Otherwise I think there may be better reads out there. However, I suspect that if one did take the time to go carefully through all the sessions, a lot of benefits and insights could result. Just take everything with a grain of salt.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Terry

    I read about this book from a blog somewhere which directed me to her website at www.daniellelaporte.com. From there I went to Amazon.com 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.com 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 I read about this book from a blog somewhere which directed me to her website at www.daniellelaporte.com. From there I went to Amazon.com 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.com 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 about this book and how it made me feel. It's like a sparkler that keeps on burning and burning, showing light and magic. What caught my attention immediately is the fact that Danielle LaPorte is not your every-day writer. The way she uses words and phrases is more like the most magical painter. I delight and savor the words that she uses, including many that I've never before seen in print. Yet, as wonderful as this is--and it is to me, it is the common sense and positive selfishness that she weaves with those words. This has a way of making it not only make the most sense, but become a bit of a revelation at the same time. This is a book I will read again and again and listen to again and quote from often. I have already ordered copies to give away to people I love. It is a must-share book to me. Thank you Danielle for pouring your heart and mind and mind-travels into this work of art. It is certainly helping my mind to travel and it is a joyful journey!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    A must-read for any creative entrepreneur.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Petula Darling

    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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    A.E. Shaw

    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 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 just getting 'the perfect job'. It's also a little more "realistic" than some such books. Recommended to anyone with a taste for enabling literature, or those who aren't sure where to start in the field of such things. Laporte comes across as a very pleasant, efficient, valid person to be writing such things. She has a lovely turn of phrase and a fine, gently nudging you on, sort of tone. I hope she'll write/has written more. The only reason I don't give this five stars is that at times the paragraphs can seem unstructured, or a little repetitive. But that's no real failing in something that for many will be almost entirely new.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Seattle

    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.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    I've been a big fan of Danielle's for a while now, having followed her on whitehottruth.com, then on to her new site, daniellelaporte.com. 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 ab I've been a big fan of Danielle's for a while now, having followed her on whitehottruth.com, then on to her new site, daniellelaporte.com. 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 authentic living and soulful success, because that’s the foundation of Danielle’s whole business. But it’s bigger and more intense here. What I thought would be a slight rehashing turned out to be an almost complete rewrite. Ideas were expanded and added to; chapters became fuller; new stories were told; and the message hit home again in a different way. I went through the Spark Kit in three days. It took me several weeks to read The Fire Starter Sessions. Not because the ideas are complex (they aren’t), but because the ideas are challenging. And this time, I really wanted to be honest and thoughtful and take my time. This time around, I wanted to absorb what Danielle was sharing. And I haven’t even gotten to the exercises yet. Here’s I what I came away with: The Fire Starter Sessions is insightful, intelligent, challenging, sometimes uncomfortable, and all around brilliant. Danielle feels like a personal coach, giving advice and shift butt kicks and hugs all at the same time. The name is so appropriate, because it really does ignite ideas. I kept having to stop reading to write down something. For me, it was a clarifying read. It’s not the kind of how-to book that tells you to do #1, then #2, then #3. I found it more about challenging myself, my ideas, and my actions. Why do I do what I do, think what I think? The focus is turned inward and I felt (and feel) motivated to push forward. It was less about specific business practices and more about an entire outlook on life, and I’m glad I have a copy to read over and over. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking to be challenged and lit on a fire. That said, it’s not going to a be a book for everyone, so you can hop over to Danielle’s website (www.daniellelaporte.com) and peruse some of her blog posts to see if you like her style. P.S. If you're like me, and don't particularly care to write in a book, or maybe you bought the Kindle/Nook version, Danielle's got a PDF download of the worksheets on her site: http://www.daniellelaporte.com/busine...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Moz

    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 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 start to feel that this lady has held a lot of jobs. I mean, even her writing is a little ADHD so it seems like she bounces around to a lot of different things and ideas, and could have translated back to how she is in real life. I doubt I'm going to seek advice from a spiritual guide or travel to a buddist temple for clarity, but -- I get it, and I respect that she went full into that and recognizes that is what she needs and who she is. In short, a lot of this is a retelling of stuff that has been around for awhile, but sometimes it's good to read and remember it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Waring-Crane

    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. 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." Can't wait to finish reading it and get my own book to mark up for the second read-through. I've now read ever page and still feel compelled to add a copy of Fire Starter Sessions to my personal collection.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lael Jepson

    I wish this book wasn't over. It kind of made me sad to move it into the "read" category...it 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 I wish this book wasn't over. It kind of made me sad to move it into the "read" category...it 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 watch your life grow and flourish and deepen as a result. It's that good.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Holiday

    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.

  15. 5 out of 5

    LemontreeLime

    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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jess Macallan

    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!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Dixon

    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.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amandanoel

    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

  19. 5 out of 5

    Margot Note

    "Passion will always more you in the direction of your authentic self" (31). "You don't know until you ask. More often than not, you get what you ask for. Professionals have been around the block and they know what it costs. Going back to ask for more money after the fact will feel next to impossible. Start higher and you can flex for less if need be. No budget is ever written in stone. If people can see the value, they'll find a way to find the money. And... exceptional people get exceptions" ( "Passion will always more you in the direction of your authentic self" (31). "You don't know until you ask. More often than not, you get what you ask for. Professionals have been around the block and they know what it costs. Going back to ask for more money after the fact will feel next to impossible. Start higher and you can flex for less if need be. No budget is ever written in stone. If people can see the value, they'll find a way to find the money. And... exceptional people get exceptions" (260-1). "'I'll figure it out' is the mantra of choice. Accordingly, this buzz kill must be stricken from the lexicon: 'I just don't know what to do'" (306). "If you've never done it before, remember that everything you've ever done or has happened to you in your entire life and the history of humankind has brought you to this point--that's a whole lot of life force on your side" (306).

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alexis Johnson

    For me this is absolutely a 5 star book. Couldn't have come to me at a more appropriate time. There's so much to say, but it's a lovely, to-the-point work that does exactly as the title implies--starts a fire. Her breakdown on the myths of "time-management" and "life balance" blew me away and make so much sense after years of relentlessly pursuing those two things, only to find out that they really don't exist. I was starting to realize this before I read this book, but now it's crystal clear. I For me this is absolutely a 5 star book. Couldn't have come to me at a more appropriate time. There's so much to say, but it's a lovely, to-the-point work that does exactly as the title implies--starts a fire. Her breakdown on the myths of "time-management" and "life balance" blew me away and make so much sense after years of relentlessly pursuing those two things, only to find out that they really don't exist. I was starting to realize this before I read this book, but now it's crystal clear. If you feel stuck in your life and/or creative pursuits I definitely recommend this one. Though I don't share every single worldview that the author does, she understands the struggle and the solution better than most.

  21. 4 out of 5

    The Authoress

    Just finished the audiobook, and still reeling from the effects. Will report my thoughts tomorrow because I'm on fire right now!!! Quote currently going through my mind: "Enlightenment is sexy". & "Be new. Be true. Be you. NOW." Just finished the audiobook, and still reeling from the effects. Will report my thoughts tomorrow because I'm on fire right now!!! Quote currently going through my mind: "Enlightenment is sexy". & "Be new. Be true. Be you. NOW."

  22. 4 out of 5

    Vmichelle Skinner

    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 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 direction, but it's kind of loose. You could do each one separately with no connection to the others - not so much a structured guide as a loose grouping of brainstorming sessions. Thus, the Firestarter Sessions. Oh. Now I get it. I started out listening to it on Audiobook from the library. And yes, it's brilliant stuff - inspiring to figure out what your passion is and let it shape your life. But it was overwhelming for me - just the sheer amount to process and apply. This is not a "library" kind of book - meaning the kind of book you check out for two weeks, read, and then return, having come out at the end with some neat little lessons to apply. It's the kind of book you need to own and go through slowly, highlighting, scribbling notes and applying and processing it a little bit at a time over weeks and months and years. Danielle LaPorte has her own inspirational inimitable style, that is rich and enjoyable, but also gets a bit thick to wade through at times. She's definitely an idealist - "get out there and life a life you love already" - and her idealism is inspiring (can I just quit saying that word already?). This book can give you a kick in the butt to change your life. If you need some fresh inspiration or perspective on life or business or making your business pleasure, it's worth checking out.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Sark

    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 usually don’t go so wel 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 usually don’t go so well. Negative feelings = dark results. What if you act out in harmony or vitality? Or if you let feeling beautiful or connected get the better of you? Positive feelings = brighter actions = brilliant results. p.82 – “When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) p.86 – Create a habit of noticing where and when appreciation comes to you in your life and work. Is it always in a particular realm? For example, caretaking, solution finding, listening, creative thinking, beauty making? Gratitude is a feedback loop that will show you where you are thriving. The gratitude you receive from others is a reflection of your genius. p.91 – “You are what you think about all day.” (Allen Ginsberg) p.127 – Fear is one of many emotions – all of which you can prioritize. p.148 – Do you want to be right, or do you want to be free? p.163 – The moment you say yes to acting on your desire is the real beginning. p.202 – “Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    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 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 that was OK given the integration of sources she uses. She does have a distinctive voice in her writing, and that really comes out in the first part of the book. Her "edge" becomes less pronounced in later chapters, and they seem a bit less exciting because of it. I did find it a little repetitive, but a fun and quick read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    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 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 it. It's a big book, but her writing style is very smooth - so you will finish it in no time. I suggest you read it one time completely and then read it another time to start with the prompts.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    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: http://www.daniellelaporte.com/the-pe... Overall, 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 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: http://www.daniellelaporte.com/the-pe... Overall, 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 least you know this author is authentic + challenges her readers to be the same.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    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 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 feel like they need so much work on themselves by people who just want their money.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kamsin Kaneko

    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.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Melinda

    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.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    I really expected to love this book, but it just hasn't grabbed me.

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