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A guide to creating success on your own termsThe 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.

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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.

THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL GET…

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.
  • Be the giver. Force it if you have to. Make generosity part of your growth strategy and you will cross that sacred divide where love is no longer a concept but is your soul made manifest. You. Giving. Love. Gorgeous.

 

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.

“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.
– Martha Beck | Steering By Starlight

“…a modern masterpiece that will impact millions of lives… outrageously inspiring, wise, and actionable. You’re going to fall in love with this book.”
– Marie Forleo | MarieForleo.com

“Danielle’s passion leaps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will ignite you into action.”
– Gretchen Rubin | The Happiness Project

 

Testimonials

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Danielle has a ‘real’ voice. She puts out her true beliefs without sugar coating ideas to placate folks.

Yvonne BynoeWho’s Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers

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The Fire Starter Sessions gets real, gets human, gets pragmatic, and then adds in the right amount of soul. This isn’t just a book, it’s a game-changer.

Kate Swoboda

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…a modern masterpiece that will impact millions of lives… outrageously inspiring, wise, and actionable. You’re going to fall in love with this book.

Marie ForleoFounder of B-School, MarieForleo.com

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LaPorte has made something that’s inherently difficult, look easy: make us aware that the power was with us all along. Harder than it looks. Well done, Danielle.

Hugh McLeodEvil Plans

Press

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Danielle has a ‘real’ voice. She puts out her true beliefs without sugar coating ideas to placate folks.

Yvonne BynoeWho’s Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers

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

Gretchen RubinThe Happiness Project

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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.

Martha BeckSteering By Starlight

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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.

Scott BelskyMaking Ideas Happen

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The Fire Starter Sessions is a modern masterpiece that will impact millions of lives, for generations to come. It’s outrageously inspiring, wise, and actionable. I simply cannot recommend it enough. Prepare for a religious experience. You’re going to fall in love with this book.

Marie ForleoFounder of B-School, MarieForleo.com

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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.

Pamela SlimEscape from Cubicle Nation

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LaPorte has made something that’s inherently difficult, look easy: make us aware that the power was with us all along. Harder than it looks. Well done, Danielle.

Hugh McLeodEvil Plans

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This book is alchemy

Danielle LaPorte’s work is about so much more than pandering to some affirmations and calling it a day. She doesn’t want you to just feel light n’ fluffy – she also wants you to see the results you want to see, whether that’s cash in hand, achieving a long-awaited dream, or simply living in the satisfaction of having played life right up to your own personal edge, and then risked going even beyond that.

The Fire Starter Sessions gets real, gets human, gets pragmatic, and then adds in the right amount of soul. This isn’t just a book, it’s a game-changer.

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Kate Swoboda

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… the revolution you’ve been waiting for, it will shake-up and wake-up every aspect of your life. Danielle LaPorte offers soulful wisdom to create a blueprint for moguls, spiritual rockstars, and lovers of life. Skinny dip head first into this hot and fabulous book. I dare you.

Kris CarrCrazy Sexy Kitchen

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

Michael Bungay StanierEnd Malaria, and Do More Good Work

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The Fire Starter Sessions shows us how to do what the world tells us we can’t: be unapologetic about our deepest desires and live a life beyond our wildest dreams. Danielle reminds us that all the passion and inspiration we’re seeking lies within us – and she guides us to uncover that beautiful fire and share it with the world.

Gabrielle BernsteinMay Cause Miracles

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A mesmerizing blend of soul, smarts and grit, The Fire Starter Sessions is a revelation. A virtual road map to a more engaged state of being. One that starts in the heart and burns its way into every fiber of your being.

Jonathan FieldsUncertainty

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Danielle talks to you like she’s your best friend who tells it like it is. There’s no beating around the bush or wrapping her point under layers of cotton-candy niceness. This girl is awesome and she’s on a mission to help you be as awesome as you can be too.

Books For Better Living

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I entered into the world of Danielle Laporte via the Fire Starter Sessions, so it will always be close to my heart; but really, all of Danielle’s art cracks open my heart and mind. I’ve seen her rock the stage, my computer screen, and hard covers with soul-full wisdom, refreshing perspectives, and spirit-sparking strategy. I will follow her light until the end of time.

Gemma StoneGemmaStone.org

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Like a Zen Koan

Great book! But, be prepared to slow down in order to really savor it. Every sentence is so packed with transformative potential that I found myself having to put the book down after reading a paragraph or two to pause for reflection. The author’s own sincere passion, which was presented in an accessible, funny, and irreverent style, was just the inspiration I needed to actively commit to doing the internal and external work needed to gently burn away the sense of ennui that has been permeating my so-called life for years.

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DeShaunda L Gooden

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Hot Damn, LaPorte!

Danielle LaPorte is a force of nature, and fabulous to hear live (if you can) but… the best thing is that her book so beautifully communicates her wise, palpably poetic presence. The Fire Starter Sessions articulates and inspires a new way of breathing life into our lives and businesses. It is a book I will reach for and return to for years to come.

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Dr. Suzanne Schiller

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The Fire Starter Sessions. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me work.

Natalie Forde Bouck

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The Fire Starter Sessions is the absolute most brilliant thing I’ve ever read. I feel like I just happened upon treasure.

Thessali Caronna

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We as women need to be more like (Danielle) and take a leaf out of her book and just damn well live life how we want to, on our terms and don’t care what anyone says you can or can’t do, what you can or should feel or what you shouldn’t dream of doing – if it makes your heart do cartwheels and sets your soul on fire – get off your backside and DO IT ALREADY!

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Dawn Brierley

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The Fire Starter Sessions had my cells tingling from the first page. Every word, idea, and invocation has been curated to evoke our deepest hunger and deepest knowing. Part wake up call, part affirmation, part love letter, The Fire Starter Sessions will get you hot and bothered. This book is the ignition for the creative work still unborn on this planet that the world is so desperate for. Get the book and be reminded of your genius.

Kate NorthrupThe Freedom Tour

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The Fire Starter Sessions is the new, bad-ass Artist’s Way.

Linda SivertsenGeneration Green

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A deep heart & soul felt THANK YOU

Your honesty, your integrity, your love, your intelligence and your desire to help is very much appreciated.
I have been asking Spirit for your guidance for a while, and here you are. Thank you for empowering me to make a difference in my life.

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KAH

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Truth bombs delivered gently.

Really excellent motivational book for those trying to accomplish a life and work filled with their own light. I’ve given it to friends, which I hardly EVER do with a book. But Danielle puts it out there with heartfelt truth and I think many people can relate.

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Cindy Marks

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Just what i hoped for

She put this together in a way that makes for a quick read. I read over half the book in the first sitting, and the rest of it shortly after. It’s fun, witty, and motivating. Needless to say, I recommend it.

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Nicole C. Nadeau

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A Kick Starter To “Really Living” You Life

I have read a lot of books on life, spiritual, dreaming, living your purpose, etc.. But this book puts real facts and real meaning into your mission of living.

If you need a flame started in living your dream, purpose, or just an extra-ordinary life, buy this book today and do the work and fill in the worksheets. It will start your fire for sure.

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G. Embrechts

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By the end of this journey I felt inspired to really take a stand for what I want. And it isn’t the kind of inspiration that just “sparks” and then dies down after a couple of days. I have started a fire and intend to keep fueling it. I just feel really silly that I allowed it to be dowsed so many times in the past.

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Amanda DevonNot Your Mother's Inspirational Book

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Inspiring!

Love Danielle, fresh and sassy, get’s straight to it in an older sister kind of a way that is embracing rather than off putting. My spiritual coach Mellissae Lucia introduced me to her and I’m really glad she did.

Definitely recommend even if you know most of this already, it’s presented in a cool and sexy way.

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J. Dayton

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Okay – who doesn’t like Danielle LaPorte

Okay – who doesn’t like Danielle LaPorte? I love her raw and tell-it-like-it-is sense of what’s right and what’s not, what’s cool and what is just plain wrong. I go back to this again and again…give it as a gift frequently.

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Julie Anderson

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So much revealed

This book was mentioned by a woman I consider to be an innovator and very unique. I decided I wanted some of what she had and purchased it. I was somewhat overwhelmed by the work involved to distill my thoughts down to a tangible goal, but having finished her book, I realize it’s not only worth it, it’s non-negotiable. If I have one piece of advice to help other readers, it would be to read this with others and make yourself accountable to the work. Excited to allow my art rise in the big scheme of my life.

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J. Johnson "Lover of individuality"

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Sassy, Delicious, Definitive Inspiration At It’s Finest!

Danielle LaPorte has a fabulously sassy and definitive writing style with content to offer anyone who dares to contemplate the question “Should I dream? Dare I hope for more?” … If there was a mind map for the dreamer, this would be it!

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M. Morales

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Thank you!

This book is exactly what the title says- a soulful and practical guide. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance, gratitude abounds!

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Elizabeth

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Energetic, non-BS tone of voice

After hearing Danielle speak at World Domination Summit, I bought this book and started to read it immediately. I love her energetic, non-BS, straightforward tone of voice. She is very honest about her own past, and the worksheets in this book are gold.
It’s a must read!

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MissMaaike

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I read this for my book club and thoroughly enjoyed it. I looked forward to reading a chapter (a session) and working on the exercise at the end of each session, every morning. That daily dosage of inspiration gave a jumpstart to my days. It felt like I was attending a workshop and not just reading a book. I could almost hear the author, Danielle, addressing me in her friendly, conversational style. I never felt bored. Instead, I found myself nodding along, highlighting most of what I read and adding my own thoughts.

She encourages her readers to be true to themselves. “Study yourself”, “Find your inner voice” and “Do a little more of what you really want to be doing everyday, and a little less of what you don’t want to do, until eventually, your reality is brimming with the real ideal” are some of her mantras. Her thoughts on time management, money management, giving felt so liberating to me, like like I’d been doing what didn’t come naturally to me, until now

Answering the questionnaires at the end of each session helped me learn so much about myself. Doing the “Ideal Day” exercise made me realize that I was already almost-living my ideal life; The questions at the end of money management chapter showed me that my needs are pretty simple and that I had enough money to spend on things that truly matter to me- Education and Travel.

I highly recommend this book to anybody who “didn’t sign up for good enough in this lifetime”, as the author says, :You signed up for awesome”. I know I did.

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manasa

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If you are looking to be lit up again!

Danielle’s writing style is something you are either going to love, or not love. I happen to LOVE it. It is fresh, unique and interesting. It’s not your typical rah-rah, self help book, but truly inspires you to find your inner fire–that thing that just lights you up. This book was one of the biggest reasons I was able to write, finish and publish my first book, The 2 Choices. Fire Starter Sessions is well worth your time and money!

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Carrie Jolie Dale

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Great Book!

I think Danielle LaPorte has a lot of information to impart and she’s always truthful about how to be our authentic self. While she gives a lot of tips about how to do this, she also gives a lot of leeway in deciding for ourself. She doesn’t preach, but she does tell it like it is and I like her straightforwardness. There is a lot in this book–it isn’t just “blank” pages.

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jennifer

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Salve for the Soul

If your vocation has you spending many hours alone, if you’re a self-employed business-person, or if you just need some soulful, 21st century, moral support, this book is just the salve to soothe your soul. Her colloquial, yet professional style of writing reveals a kindred spirit. Danielle is articulate, intelligent, and charming. She tells you exactly what you need to hear, and asks the questions you need to ask yourself to get headed in the direction of your right livelihood, your vocation, your being.

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eluderemalignus

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Inspiring

The Fire Starter Sessions is a great book to help a person find or flame their personal and or professional creativity. I have found it very inspiring. I also like the format of the book. The formating is creative and lends itself to making notes, highlighting and doodling in it. I used it almost as a journal as well.

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Shawna Lanne

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Elegantly ass-kicking

One of my favorite authors of all time. This book is elegantly ass-kicking in design and prose. With exercises that will inspire you to start a fire and clarify who you are and what you want deeper than you’ve probably ever gone before.

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Christina M. Salerno

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love it

I absolutely love this book. Am less than halfway through but it’s unique design and provoking content are keeping me going. Highly recommend for anyone looking to make changes in either personal or professional life!

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Sara E DiMantova

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Smart, sound advice

This is a no-nonsense approach to overcoming your demons and making it happen in your life. I highly recommend it
to anyone who wants to change how they think about failure and success

Lisa K. Llewellyn

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Great inspirational book

I enjoyed this book and will re-read it in a few months. It provides lots of positivity and helps motivate you in your life. I do enjoy Danielle LaPorte and all of her work.

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A. Eilertson

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Life on fire

Changed everything. Literally. I’ll refer to this for life. It led me to myself, my greatest aha’s, clarity of intention, it led me to other fabulous reads…this is what I wish I learned in school. This changed me mind, body & sooooo much soul. Thank you Danielle.

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Raya

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Laporte is brilliant

I love LaPorte in interviews, at workshops, on audio – her wisdom, her voice, her delivery – and this book is no exception. The Fire Starter Sessions is brilliant, practical, spiritual, anecdotal, and very, very powerful.

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QLoh.

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Great Spirit, Know your passions, believe in them and go for them!

Love her humor and straightforward writing style!
Danielle is to the point, clear and indeed makes your fire burning!
Love the feeling. GREAT!

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Stephan Doukhopelnikoff

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I have been waiting for this

I have already recommended this book to one of my clients. I can’t put it down. In fact, I was so inspired by the first two sections, I could hardly sleep last night.

I want more!

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sculptedbybernard "m. bernard"

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great inspiring book

get it. its to the point, essential, direct, heart felt and authentic way to look at one’s life. I highly recommend it.

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LavenderGrass

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I think they should call it the kick in life you need!

I love her and her desire map book as well. This is how we all should set goals and live life. A great conversation starter, though provoker,pondering book. It will make you think, it will make you mad at yourself for not doing it that way sooner, you will talk to your best friends, your partner, your family and you will want to do all she says. Kick yourself in the you know what right now now and start your life off right!

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Lilia Escalera

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Practical and Authentic

Love how Danielle gives a very authentic view. She gives plenty of inspiration and ideas to take your life to the next level.

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Tonia A Shump

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Love this book!

Danielle spells out what’s in our heads already, helping the reader uncover the magic within! This book reads as fun and easy as a novel and takes you on a journey of self discovery. The hands on exercises help tap into the inner juices of creativity and desire, a priceless and rare find. A must read for anyone wanting to discover the passion burning inside them and turn that ember into a fire baby!

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whitney

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Like a fine bit of dark chocolate for the soul…

The Fire Starter Sessions is so incredibly rich and deep. I read a bit and savor it. I ask myself the questions. I feel how I want to feel deep in my soul and then read on for more layers of goodness. I’m grateful for this book. I have it on my phone so I look forward to stealing moments throughout the day to take in a little more of it. I can’t say enough how much I love it — just like fine dark chocolate for the soul!

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JenPD

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On my Top 3

The Fire Starter Sessions is one of the best and authentic books I have read since reading The Road Less Traveled twenty years ago. Honest, blunt, truthful and encouraging to those of us looking to hear our voice loud and clear.

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Rmancell

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Guided me, held me, supported me, challenged me.

This digital program, turned book, helped me to understand my unique talents, skills, and strengths. It helped me to develop the confidence I needed to leave my traditional employment and embrace something different. Thought provoking and wonderful.

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K. MacKinnon "Krista"

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Great great great great!!!

Thanks Danielle LaPorte for writing such a fantastic instruction manual for making life work in congruence with your inner calling and passion. Thank you for giving me permission to be myself in business!

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Samantha Lea Usher

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Wow… :) Love it!

I’ve been reading lots of personal development material! This is one of the best! It is not only educational and comprehensive of many great personal development works, but is also a teaching material filled with great tools and practices! Awesome job!

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Ella

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This book inspired me to ACT.

…I  became incredibly inspired and the whole course of my life shifted. I was in the middle of working through a new business plan and launching a new business and the exercises in this book helped me gain clarity in focus not only for the business but also for my personal life.

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Ashley Josephine

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A perfect title!

My colleagues use this book for our Mastermind discussions that happen monthly. I also discuss a chapter a week with my peer coach. This woman is beyond on target!

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Abigail B. Wiebenson

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energizing!!!! Amazing!!!!! Life Changing!!!!

I want to read this book every day. In big, gigantic bites and in little tiny morsels. Reading this book makes me feel capable of anything, and oddly enough – completely okay with my faults and lackings. Danielle just “gets it”. I’ve already insisted 5+ of my tribe read this book – because I want everyone to feel like I do. Energized. Excited. Unstoppable.

Read the book. It will change a life. Most likely yours.

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Julie Traxler

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Light a fire under your business and align with your passion

I keep extra copies on hand to give to clients and anyone I know who is trying to align with their passion in an entrepreneurial way. Danielle LaPorte has a poetic way of getting to the heart and soul of what drives you to do your work, and helps you with great exercises and inspirational word juju to find the most authentic and enriching path forward. Add her flair for grounded practicality, and you have a book that will help you find your own way to move forward with joy, power, and pragmatism. The words in this book are always a source of inspiration, and have definitely changed the way I do business… for the better and better.

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Theresa Pridemore

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Unique and amazing book

In reading the book I actually felt like someone was lighting a fire both beneath me and within me and spurring me to take action.

It really engages you and has questions and writing prompts at the end of the chapter to help you go deeper, examine yourself, and create changes. As I read this book I felt so inspired and motivated to take action and create change in my own life.

It’s such a positive reading experience and you can read one session per day and work your way through the book over time. I can see myself coming back to some of the prompts and activities because they are so effective and fun. I’d encourage anyone looking to transform themselves to check out this book. It’s definitely not your typical self-help book but it is incredibly powerful and uplifting.

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Book Nympho

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Life Changing, Soul Affirming

WOW!! I simply cannot say enough about this book. Witty, thought provoking, self effacing and at times laugh out loud funny, there were parts of this book that literally gave me chills, they resonated so deeply with me. At the end of each session, there are exercises to do to help you incorporate each session into your own life… A true gem. I have since given this book to my best girlfriend, who also agrees… this book really will ignite your inner fire! A must own!

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Kismet5

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Fire Starting is a very apt metaphor

A bad relationship and less than ideal divorce left me a little down and in a rut. This book helped me to re-find the spark in me that had been extinguished.

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Bryan Newmanalaskanoutfitting.com

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Danielle is awesome

Such an amazing book… going to use it for a book club. I love the way she writes and relates to people. I bought (The) Desire Map as well and Love Love Love that. Great insight!

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Traci Brewer

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Great Book, it truly is The New Artists way which I have been doing over and over since it was published!

Go Danielle!

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A. M. Torrez "Ann Marie in Santa Rosa"

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Life changing

This book literally changed my way of thinking about pretty much my whole life. I keep re-reading it over & over for more inspiration.

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Deanna Beaton

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Great Read

I enjoyed the challenge of searching my soul and refreshing my goals for the future. Danielle LaPorte is an awesome author.

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Melinda Varley

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A real shake up.

This is a real guide book for regaining your passion. Down to earth, clear, inspiring and very funny at times.

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Marilyn A. Johnson

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Spirit Affirming

I believe that great work is not about getting to know new information – but seeing that information which has been staring at you in the eye transform to a new level of meaning and action. That’s how I see this book ! It has encouraged me to keep the faith and stay at it ! :)

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Abhijit PradhanCoach Dan

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Exactly What I Needed

This is a fantastic book. It’s so personalized yet reminds you that other people are going through what you are. You can read at your own pace and participate in the ‘worksheets’ if you want or just gain the knowledge of Danielle’s insight and humor.

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Rachel Schneider

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A Must Read!

This is an inspiring book for women who are looking to better themselves in life!
I recommend this book to everyone I see.

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Laura Hartshorn

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Ignites and Keeps the Fire Blazing!!

Talk about getting inside your head. Danielle LaPorte’s silvery tongue has a way of not just igniting the fire, but keeping full blaze!! So grateful she wrote this superb book!

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Agi@A1A

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Enlightening! Resonated With My Soul.

There are many things we all know. I believe we all have the right answers for ourselves deep within our hearts. Seeing it in black and white just solidifies it all. Great book to literally light a fire under your ass and locate your mojo.

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Linda Edwards

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Really Great Book

Definitely lights a fire under you and gives you the encouragement you often need as an entrepreneur! I highly recommend this book especially for those just starting out in their entrepreneurial journey.

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Tracy Timberlake

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This Book is FABULOUS!

As a post-graduate and an aspiring entrepreneur, this book was the jolt of encouragement and affirmation I needed. I will continue to reference its pages so I may stay true to myself and my genuine calling on my path to success. If you need straight-talking motivation with a side of compassion on your life’s path, then look no further than this book!

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Jasmyn A. Elliott

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Everyone needs this book!

If you’re stuck in your business or your personal life – this book will get you fired up and ready to take on the world. It’s an easy-read with workbook & reflection pages throughout. Danielle is brilliant and I can’t wait for what she comes out with next!

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C.M.F.

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Inspiration

Six months into starting a new venture and hitting a plateau… this book has revived the fire to keep pressing on. Not like any “self help” book I’ve read. It’s creative, irreverent and unique.

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Annette M. Tomei

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Love the message in this book

Thank you, Danielle Laporte, for writing this inspirational book. It’s easy to read and understand, and has such a positive life-affirming message. Her YouTube videos that go along with the book are fun to watch.

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Roberta Loufek, MSN, RN

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Wow

From start to finish: Excellent! Give it a “woot!” for the magic and mastery of the message. Awh. Some. Really.

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Amazon Customer

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Excellent, whole different way of thinking!

This book is about a whole different way of thinking! A very helpful book! Edgy, funny! Hit me where I needed it most!

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Kelli A. Delsman

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Great book!

Danielle LaPorte has written a powerful, direct, punchy, yet soulful book for getting going with what you know you are here to do! I’ve blogged about it and recommended it in my newsletter. If you are serious about moving forward, this book will light the fire!

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W. A. Sealeauthor, success and transformation coach

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Start a Fire!

Awesome book! Very real and in your face. Takes a different approach than typical “self help” books. Danielle is amazing!

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Sabrina

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Great book

One of the best books I have read about finding your true passion in life… Inspiring. Definitely a MUST for anyone going off to college or just trying to find their place in the world.

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D. Yahav

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Sassy, Delicious, Definitive Inspiration At It’s Finest!

Danielle LaPorte has a fabulously sassy and definitive writing style with content to offer anyone who dares to contemplate the question “Should I dream? Dare I hope for more?” The entire book is an adventure in the senses – the bright, cheery cover (in my favorite color by the way) is just the beginning… Modern fonts and color and graphic shapes splashed throughout the book make it visually appealing enough to draw you in. Once you get to content, it doesn’t let you go. If there was a mind map for the dreamer, this would be it!

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M. Morales

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Laporte is brilliant

I love Laporte in interviews, at workshops, on audio–her wisdom, her voice, her delivery–and this book is no exception. “The Fire Starter Sessions” is brilliant, practical, spiritual, anecdotal, and very, very powerful. The only thing that may put people off is that she is undeniably new agey in her approach (which is in my opinion, reinvigorating old age wisdom:)

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QLoh.

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Watch her vid, read the book, fire up your life!!

This books is sassy and smart. Forget flowery advice or well-worn cliches, La Porte will give it to you straight and still make you believe that you can fly to the moon. I bought this book after watching the ‘promotional video’ type thing on her website, where she talks through her ‘credo for life’. That video sums up the book – it gives me goose-pimples. Watch the video. If what she says resonates with you, then you will get a lot out of this book. If you want non-nonsense, street-smart advice that will get you to believe in yourself and *get things done*, then this book is for you. Personally, I highly recommend it.

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Polly W

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Bought one for me, now buying more for friends!

I bought this book for myself a month or so ago. I have been so impressed with the book, the layout, the exercises that provoke new ways of thinking that I came back today to buy several more as gifts for friends. If you are trying to find a different way of thinking, break out of a rut, crush a writer’s block, find a new passion or just think through some really cool, potentially life altering perspective shifting exercises, (oh, and not take yourself so seriously at the same time) this is the book for you.

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Jennisse Schule Peatick

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One of a kind

I have read, nah, not really read – started reading a number of self help books and then vowed to “get back to them”. Not this one folks! I swallowed this like a steamy, summer novel and couldn’t put it down. Danielle’s style is so straightforward, funny, but insightful I felt like she was one of my buds talking to me personally. I am an artist and sometimes need a good kick to stay on track; some of us tend to wander. I will return to this book every time I feel I need that push forward to stay focused and true to myself. Thanks Danielle!

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donna kearns

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Wisdom and gems to rediscover for years

If you are a creative, open-minded, soul-centered person, let Danielle into your home with this book and you will not be sorry. She shows up bearing many a gift here, starting with the deliciously unique design of the material itself. It’s full of treasures for anyone who longs to give their best gifts to the world- who needs a clearer path because they are a rightbrainer in a left brain culture that doesn’t have a roadmap for them. Danielle gets it and shines many lights on a way forward, all the while giving us new things to think about – new ways of seeing.

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Liz A. Eastwood

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Are you Ready?

Not everyone is ready for Fire Starter Sessions. Let me tell you why. You may quit your job, leave your man, move to another city, quit graduate school or climb Kilimanjaro! Danielle goes for broke in breaking down all of the excuses we pad our lives with as we avoid the pain and work of being authentic.

Twenty years ago, the breakaway best-seller, The Artist’s Way changed my life. Today, it’s Fire Starter Sessions, it’s the big girl’s version of the Artist’s Way.

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lyght_trvlr

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Great Book – Fire Starter Sessions

Wow! Great book. It is So great that a friend has snatched it and I have to fight him for it. I am considering ordering another one for myself and several others for gifting. My mentor recommended it and I get why. I have studied and worked with healers and medicine people for many years and Danielle LaPorte is nothing short of a Medicine Woman of the Highest Order!!!

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JLynn

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No Depth? Hardly the case! How Deep Are You Willing to Go?

The depth of The Fire Starter Sessions lies in the willingness to mine these questions raised in each of the 16 sessions. I have 17 pages I’ve written and I am just starting Session 3. I am doing this as part of a woman’s group and I have seen profound changes in the two women who have completed the book. I find that the questions are simple. It is the answer that is complex. I will read one of the questions and walk away thinking it’s too simple, or hard, or I just don’t feel like it but the question continues to perculate and I write and write as the ahaaaa’s continue. Some of them not so pretty…but that’s part of the exercise. The Fire Starter Sessions is a gold mine….how deep are you willing to go for the gold?

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Blue ShaktiBlue Shakti

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A soulful Seth Godin-esque guide to getting fired up to achieve success, however you define it.

Danielle Laporte is known for her witty, pithy blog posts and commentary which reframe old concepts in fresh ways. In short, she shares both common and uncommon wisdom in quotable, easy-to-remember bites which make you feel empowered to actually DO the things you want to do, and live the life you dream of!

This book has both the esoteric and the practical. Whatever your mood, There’s an approach in here that’s readymade for helping you feel in your soul that you’re ready for action.

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Gen of North Coast Gardening

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On my Top 3

The Fire Starter Sessions is one of the best and authentic books I have read since reading The Road Less Traveled twenty years ago. Honest, blunt, truthful and encouraging to those of us looking to hear our voice loud and clear.

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Rmancell

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I have been waiting for this

I have already recommended this book to one of my clients. I can’t put it down. In fact, I was so inspired by the first two sections, I could hardly sleep last night.

I want more!

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sculptedbybernardm. bernard

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Start your inner fire

A great help in identifying “who” and “why” you are currently and how to improve the who you want to become. Fresh and uplifting.

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David B

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Like a fine bit of dark chocolate for the soul…

The Fire Starter Sessions is so incredibly rich and deep. I read a bit and savor it. I ask myself the questions. I feel how I want to feel deep in my soul and then read on for more layers of goodness. I’m grateful for this book. I have it on my phone so I look forward to stealing moments throughout the day to take in a little more of it. I can’t say enough how much I love it — just like fine dark chocolate for the soul!

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JenPD

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Stellar!

Danielle has eloquently mapped a plan how-to follow your bliss to success. Spectacular I wished I had this book , when I was younger, to guide me. This is a must read for everyone-young and old.

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mwiseman

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Salve for the Soul

If your vocation has you spending many hours alone, if you’re a self-employed business-person, or if you just need some soulful, 21st century, moral support, this book is just the salve to soothe your soul. I looked forward to reading it with the anticipation of looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with a dear friend. Her colloquial, yet professional style of writing reveals a kindred spirit. Danielle is articulate, intelligent, and charming. She tells you exactly what you need to hear, and asks the questions you need to ask yourself to get headed in the direction of your right livelihood, your vocation, your being.

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eluderemalignus

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Getting Fired Up and Taking Action (On Your Own Terms). What Could Be Better Than That?

This book will definitely get you fired up. Danielle LaPorte’s writing style is both smart and witty but also heartfelt and soulful. She gets it. She’s been there. And she’s here to help get you there, too. This book helps you create your life on your own terms. It’s a practical guide with thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter, insightful stories and examples throughout, and a kick-you-in-the-pants writing style that will inspire you to take action!

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Jodi Chapman

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Refreshingly different. I am thrilled to have such a strong *female* role model!

This book is gorgeous. From the design, to the type, to what the words say. It’s so beautiful and filled with quick inspiration, that you could use it as a coffee table book – and I probably will, once I’m done with it. What better thing to give your guests than inspiration?

It’s written from a really unique perspective. Danielle is a hugely successful person of impeccable integrity and yet someone I can still relate to, someone I could see myself hanging out with – so much more so than any self-help author I’ve ever read. She’s honest, down-to-earth, and writes in a colloquial style that makes you feel like you’re having a conversation with her. I’m thrilled to have such a strong female role model.

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Katie BenedettoYellow Rubber Ball

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Insightful, A Surprise

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.

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Ryan Holiday

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Read this to find the truth in the work that you do. Ahhhmazing.

Stop doing stuff you hate! This is THE woman who sprouted my truth-seeking journey. She taught me to own what I’m worth, honor my true strengths, and only do what’s easy. Her book launches today. You should buy it.

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A. Strike

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much appreciated

Firestarter Sessions was exactly what I needed to read. A very clean and clear cut reality check with the heart and sincerity necessary to keep the message heard. The book starts off with the most important fact that you need to understand: Everything you need is already within you.

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Andrea Dewiamdew

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Beautiful

With prose so welcoming and loving, Danielle LaPorte makes it seem like she’s sitting right next to you on the couch, coaching you through your low points and cheering you on through the high ones. Her advice is logical, innovative and, most importantly, she makes you feel excited to implement her strategies.

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booktalk29

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A Book of Inspiration and Magic

…this is a magic book, or at least it was for me. The first night I started to read it, I made it through the first 37 pages then put it down by my bedside and fell asleep. I had vivid dreams throughout the night, weaving in some of the most beloved people in my life. When I awoke, one phrase from my dream was crystal clear: The world needs you to radiate.

Read this book and remember your own capacity to radiate.

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Maia Duerrmaia322

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cha cha cha

There ain’t no bull shizzle underneath these bright orange covers. Lots of wisdom, love and generosity shared here.

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julie einstein

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A life-changing dose of actionable inspiration

This is a book worth owning if you feel stuck, have a nagging feeling that you’re not living your purpose, desire change but don’t know where to start, need a major kick in the pants (or a gentle nudge forward), have a passion you want to pursue, or basically, if you have a pulse at all. Just read it. I believe in this book’s power to shift minds and create fires that result in a changed world. For the better.

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Kristin A. Offilerwriter

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A Breath of Fresh Air!

A Breath of Fresh Air!

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Sue-AnnTruth Seeker

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Inspiring and Motivational

“Passion will always move you in the direction of your authentic self.” – pg. 31

Danielle LaPorte’s writing is intelligent, sassy, inspiring and poetic. She really gets to the heart of the matter, especially when she talks about fear. What I noticed while reading The Fire Starter Sessions was how my confidence kept increasing. I also started to get a clearer vision of my future.

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Rebecca JohnsonThe Rebecca Review

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Jam packed with inspiration and action items!

I read the whole thing in a weekend, ordered a copy for my best friend and am re-reading it again now.

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K. Becker

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A truly motivational motivational book

Move over Steven Covey… Get outta town Les Brown… Tell Zig to take a Zag and let Tony Robbins go South for the winter. There’s a new kid in town and her name is Danielle LaPorte. She’s high octane, fast talking, and will shock your motivation back to life with about a million gigavolts of white hot energy.

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Jojolebjojoleb

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Unconventional self-help book

This is an unconventional self-help book for those who are aspiring to be true to themselves, and find out what they want to do in order to live genuinely and find what inspires and motivates them.

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Mike Wallace

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Want to be inspired by divine feminine energy? Read this book!

Want to be inspired by divine feminine energy? Read this book!

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Shann Vander Leek

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I consider myself, on fi-yah!

The Fire Starter Sessions has been described as a permission slip to unleash your most creative, authentic, satisfied self yet. It’s not just the permission slip. It’s also the doctor’s note and the get out of jail free card, all wrapped up into one.

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Johanna Voss

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Ignite the Conversation with Yourself, and Become an Inferno of Action!

Whether you are just starting out, full of possibility, or you feel like you’re at a crossroads, stuck in a creative rut, and ready to make changes, LaPorte’s book could be just the ticket. You might find a few pearls of wisdom that’ll help you see more clearly, and move forward with action. Of course, to really benefit from the book, you have to do some “homework.” It helped me to read through it once, then go back through and revisit the worksheets: lists to write, big questions to ponder. I think the greatest “aha” moments will come through sincere effort. Are you ready to reflect, write and act?

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Susan Mathison

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Forget diamonds, The Fire Starter Sessions is a girl’s best friend.

Forget diamonds, The Fire Starter Sessions is a girl’s best friend.

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Sabrina Espinal

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I kissed this book before I went to sleep last night. On the mouth…

I kissed this book before I went to sleep last night. On the mouth…because every sentence creates a feeling state that is powerful and unique. And Danielle LaPorte’s writing is so well-crafted that it comes across as just “easy-peasy.” Maybe it IS that is easy for her? Either way, I’m grateful she writes.

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Betsy Kay

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Strike a spark

This isn’t your typical “how to succeed” book. There’s no counsel on how to climb the corporate ladder, no suggestions on how you to manage your time more effectively, and no lists of habits you should adopt to boost your overall usefulness. In fact, this book will tell you to pretty much forget all the rules you were taught and to follow your gut.

I absolutely adore The Fire Starter Sessions. Its message is equally applicable whether you are head of a Fortune 500 company or a housewife. It is, quite simply, a heartfelt battle cry to follow your own unique passion.

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Sharilyn

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Soulful Inspiration

This isn’t just a book for people seeking business advice. It’s a handbook for your heart to ensure that you’re building meaningful momentum in your life and the work that you do.

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Sarah Prout

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It lit my fire!

…. She is both able to elevate you to the level of your dreams and come down and hit you where you live. Many elements of this book have been game changers for me.

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caroline donahueThe Book Doctor

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Real, honest, authentic, and such a valuable resource.

More than anything, the spirit of Danielle comes through this book. It is as if she is in the room with you, challenging at times, encouraging, inspiring….you absolutely get that she wants you to have success on your terms. I can hear her saying…you go girl.

Buy the book, and give it to your friends. We want and need a whole lot of fires started in people for all the right reasons.

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Christine McDougall

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Liberating turns of Imagination

Imagine the revolutionary artistic fire of Frida Kahlo combined with the push-the-edges business savvy of Tom Peters and add a dash of design, Tufte-style, and you’ll begin to have a sense of the poetry and practicality that Danielle LaPorte brings to this book.

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Lianne Raymond

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The Fire Starter Sessions is a great read!

What a FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!!

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Robert Piper

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what a wonderful world it will be!

I not only feel heard, but understood and met on so many levels after reading this book and I think you will, too (unless, of course, you’re already wildly successful on your own terms and have nothing more to offer the world!). Prepare to have your rebel roused!

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Lydia Puhak

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It’s an inspiration transfusion!

….incredibly sharp intellect and infectious courage and inspiration…. It has inspired me greatly to think big and take action. Seriously, just buy it!

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meditatecreate

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The Firestarter Sessions Will Ignite Your Personal Power

She is a skilled writer and a knowledgeable coach and you will have many A-ha moments. She has littered the book with excellent quotes from a wide variety of sources which emphasize her points very well. Her love of spirituality shines through and you know she is coming from a place of personal learning through her own mistakes as well as from learning from other inspiring teachers and authors.

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Caroline Kirk

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How do you eat an elephant?

Simple yet deep, this book will cause you to nod your head in agreement over and over again. Go out and create success on your own terms, however you define it, with this book as your guide. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

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Michelle L. Coe

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A Smokin’ Success Book Sure to Light Your Fire

This book is the perfect mix of helping find out who you really ARE and what you want to BE with the added bonus of helping you take the steps necessary to live your own great life….This book is Danielle’s blueprint that has led her to today’s success.

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A huge fan!

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The Fire Starter Sessions is a Game Changer!!

Danielle LaPorte created a unique and incredibly effective game changer in this book. I found it not only entertaining and inspiring but practical.

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livefearlessnfree

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A great conversation with the one friend who is completely HONEST!

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HRJ

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Soulful, heart-stoking manifesto to positive change, growth and YOUR self-realization

Whether you’re looking for a catalyst for personal growth, a hand-book and guide for conscious business and wealth in the new economy, or just a powerful reminder of your inner truth, Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions is that book.

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D. Ursillo

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Feelings are more motivating than thoughts

Being neither Spock nor some hyper woo-woo, tinkly music, Kleenex supporting “guru,” Ms. LaPorte has cred that feels and sounds right.

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Kathleen Shannon

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Fresh wisdom for a new age

From visual design to language to message to insight, this book is a fresh take on Danielle’s teaching. It’s her thinking at a whole new level. It is both immediately actionable and stick-to-your-ribs wisdom.

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Tara Gentile

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Just the Match To Light the Fire Under Your Seat!

Danielle gets down and dirty about Knowing and Speaking Your Truth….She’s compassionate while at the same time kicks your tush!

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MarieDel

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A pep talk to start and keep your fire ignited

This book is an energizer, full of good ideas and pep talk to keep you motivated and help you find own your truth.

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Taylor Ellwood

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Spunky!

It is described on the first page as “The new, bad-*** Artist’s Way” and it is! If you’re looking for something to help fan the flames of creativity, this is a great book. Her writing style is personable and edgy.

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Janique (Gillette, Wyo)

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One of the best self-help books I have read

One of the best self-help books I have read. Danielle LaPorte is like the best friend we all wish we had: she is funny, practical and sympathetic.

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Kim L

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Not your run of the mill self-help book

But the book, itself, is a keeper and is worth the money. There are 16 sessions that take an earnest look at who and where you are, what you want and then realistic steps to get there. Regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in, this book can help you establish a plan to move forward toward a healthier life.

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Jill Guntur

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Love this woman!

Most of us have been so surrounded by mission statements, corporate visions, and fake values for so long, we are dying for the real thing. Here it is. The white hot truth. The obvious, the sensible, the real. The aha moment. Actually, the breakthrough you have been waiting for.

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Kristi Swede

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Note: NOT a DIY arson manual, despite the title

I can already feel good things happening.

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Jesse D. Walker

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If this doesn’t motivate you to take action to create the life you want, nothing will.

This is a book I could read over and over after the initial read. It’s also one of those books filled with “Yes. Yes. YES!” and “Ah-Ha!” moments. (I stopped highlighting when I realized I was pretty much highlighting every line.)

As the subtitle says, it IS both a soulful and practical guidebook. It’s rare to see such a combination. Most books of this type are either/or and while inspiring on some levels, nowhere near as realistic as one needs to “Be” in the world we live in now.

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IRG

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Set your soul on fire

I felt as though I had been coached by someone talented enough to set my soul on fire – and I am now empowered to move forward.

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O. Khannah-Brown

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Want to set your life + work on fire

There is no way you can read this book and not start taking action. From the preface chapters that give you permission to start making your own way to your dream to the last pages that give you the bottom-line secret to success (it’s simpler than you’d think, but harder than you can imagine), every step between your life now and the life you want to live is spelled out with a raging spirituality and enlightening practicality that the author is known for. You’ll burn, but it’s a good burn. A clarifying fire. One that reminds you who you really are.

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Elizabeth Metz “Muse"

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The Fire Starter Sessions

… Every page of this most wonderful book has at least one highlight – if not the whole page being highlighted. It’s truly a work of heart from Danielle. Love – love – love!

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Theresa A. Delaney

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A must read

Absolutely amazing book! I could not put it down. Inspiring and life-changing. I read it on kindle and it was easy. Exercises can be downloaded from her site as pdfs. I highly recommend it!

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Sonja Bannon

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Outstanding

This book forces you to ask yourself so many incredible, insightful questions that just reading it will fill you (with) a faith and self-understanding you didn’t have when you woke up this morning.

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Russell Ruffino

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So inspiring

Endlessly inspiring but also challenges you to start living from the core of who you are!

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Amanda Ball

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I’m 82 pages into “The Fire Starter Sessions” & my heart is singing “I GOT MY SWAGGER BACK”.

Lily@13glim

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brilliant. inspiring. kick ass. a must read for anyone who wants to blaze with passion.

This is the best motivational book I’ve read in forever. Couldn’t put it down and I re-read it often.

Powerful.

Get it. Read it.

Do it.

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Dominica Applegate

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