The Fire Starter Sessions

the permission slip you’ve been waiting for.

The Fire Starter Sessions is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for – to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love. This is a modern-day pep talk and soul-centered Q&A for people ready to shine brighter than they ever have.

And after these straight-talking sermons and burning questions about your truest desires – from career to relationships – you’ll be clear that the only permission you need to shine … is your own.

The Fire Starter Sessions reframes popular self-help and success concepts to cut through dull thinking and fear, and get straight to one’s core desires, pragmatism, and courage – and burn some illusions to a crisp…

  • Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress than the craving for balance itself.
  • Being well-rounded is highly over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths you enter your mastery zone.
  • Screw your principles, well, some of them. (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.
  • Competency is for suckers. Your most valuable currency is what comes naturally to you. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone.
  • You’re an artist, and that’s that. When we’re giving our best, we’re being artistic. When you’re bringing your whole self to the party, you’re making poetry happen — and you do it all the time, naturally.

The Fire Starter Sessions:

Each session in the book is accompanied by worksheets that are provocative and results-oriented. We’ll talk about contradictions — you should leverage them. And money — how much do you want… and why? And soul — what else is there? And ground it all in the practical how-to’s of getting what you want. Because theories are nothing without intelligent action.

This is an inquiry into You, with proof-of-theory vignettes to keep you inspired along the way. My own personal narrative of loss and achievement — from boardrooms to ashrams — flows with stories of women and men who stopped playing it safe, deepened their commitment to their soul, and became freedom seekers and fear tamers. Bright.

You’re next.



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Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Project

“Danielle’s passion leaps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will ignite you into action.”

Martha Beck Steering By Starlight

“Danielle LaPorte is scary smart, yet so kind and practical that she kindles the fire in you without causing you to feel consumed by the flames…. Lean in and listen close. What she has to say is what our spirits need to hear.”

Scott Belsky Making Ideas Happen

“Danielle’s work is jam-packed with keen insights and a force of energy that pushes you in invaluable ways. The content is practical and ignites the mind in ways that could change your career and life.”

Pamela Slim Escape from Cubicle Nation

“I don’t know about you, but a spreadsheet has never made my hair stand on end, my pulse race and my brain surge with creative ideas. Read this book and weep–with relief and joy–that you don’t have to check your soul and humanity at the door to get killer business results.”

Michael Bungay Stanier End Malaria, and Do More Good Work

“ . . . fresh, compassionate, practical, sassy, designed (and design is one crucial way that content becomes useful), wise, engaging and, above all, different.”

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Just started reading The Fire Starter Sessions by @daniellelaporte (inspired by recommendations from @myrahpenaloza Instagram page. Gotta love Instagram!) and I am loving the book so far. A sort of inspired workbook for living life on your own terms- driven by your true passions and natural gifts. Amen Sista! #fireSS #growth #inspiration

10.33 pm 9/4/2014
journeyoga @journeyoga

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9.00 pm 9/3/2014
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6.58 pm 8/22/2014
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8.14 pm 8/20/2014
Julie Bacon @edgesidebmd

Good day. #firestartersessions #coffeeandbookpicsareclichebutpretty @daniellelaporte

0.22 am 8/8/2014

Today: Just start. Now. @daniellelaporte #firestartersessions

7.58 pm 8/7/2014
Anna Tsoulogiannis @annawithlove

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4.12 am 7/29/2014

"You're freer than you think you are" viskar Danielle LaPorte i den här helt fantastiska boken, och peppar mig så att himmelens alla stjärnor tänds och gnistrar, samtidigt som hon hela tiden manar: mjukhet, sanning, självnäring. En guide till storhet och autenticitet för alla med drömmar, visioner och längt inför hösten och det kommande.

4.38 pm 7/28/2014
Åsa-Saga Hammarstedt @asasaga

Second breakfast. Coffee, toast, peanut butter, and The Fire Starter Sessions. Buzzing: chemically and spiritually. #firestartersessions @daniellelaporte #coffee #caffeine #peanutbutter #pb #toast #vegan #vegansofig #whatveganseat #plantbased #plantstrong #inspired #sundaymornings

6.20 pm 7/27/2014
Carla @wildhealthy

Going to revisit the #firestartersessions this weekend. Need some @daniellelaporte fueled fire !!

3.45 am 7/26/2014
Amanda Mitchell @amandarlpkam

The best bedtime read before the start of a new week #FireSS

11.43 am 7/21/2014
Deepica Mutyala @deepicam

I started this book just over two years ago. Tonight, it's finished, and I love what it's made me think about and realize. #FireSS

8.39 am 5/28/2014
Megan Cassidy @megcassidy44

Thank goodness for kickass women like #daniellelaporte #transformativereading #firestartersessions

6.24 am 5/28/2014

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6.32 am 5/21/2014

Prepping for an interview tomorrow with the help of Danielle LaPorte's fabulous FireStarter Sessions #FireSS Most important thing now: sleep.

6.31 am 5/19/2014

Day 13: spending the morning with @daniellelaporte & the fantastic #firestartersessions it is all about #loveyourself & #burnbabyburn #111happydays #happysexyfree

6.04 pm 5/18/2014
frau_otto @frau_otto

I bought this book a couple years and had a hard time reading it. I just couldn't get into the words and what it was trying to say at the time. It's been on my bookshelf since then and I picked it up two days ago and haven't been able to put it down. For some reason I feel that when I bought the book it was like it wasn't the right time for me to read it but now l it is. I now feel receptive and open and relieved. #firestartersessions #intuition #inspired #vscocam

9.34 am 5/13/2014

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2.19 pm 4/27/2014

"Hesitation can be a form of wisdom...Amazing grace can happen when you choose inner rhythms over extreme pressure" - @daniellelaporte, #FireSS. #brilliant #thoughtoftheday

1.23 am 3/7/2014
Charmaine Mauricio @lcmandco

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5.30 pm 3/1/2014
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