Want proof that you can’t please everyone? Here’s some.

If you’re showing up as honestly as you know how to — you’re going to annoy someone. Criticism and counter opinions are part of dynamic expression and creativity.

If you’re not generating some resistance, you’re probably not fully stepping out.

For every seven people applauding, one person will hiss-boo, one will be indifferent, and one will be less than sane. Show up anyway. In public.

You won’t please everyone.
You won’t please one person all of the time.
Hell, you won’t even please yourself all of the time.

I gathered some proof for you. These are all directly quoted from Amazon.com reviews for THE FIRE STARTER SESSIONS. Hope this consoles and motivates:

One of the best self-help books I have read…. Not the standard ‘self help-heard it-done it-to death’ questions…. Grounded in wisdom…. I loathe self-help books…. silly and insincere. This is one of those books.

I’ve read a LOT of books on realizing your personal and professional goals — none were as overall effective and as impressive as this book…. This is a gem…. Fresh and uplifting…. There’s nothing new in this book.

This isn’t just a book, it’s a game-changer…. Many elements of this book have been game changers for me…. an incredibly effective game changer…. I honestly do not understand all of the adulation surrounding “The Fire Starter Sessions”.

Articulate, intelligent, and charming…. intelligent, sassy, inspiring and poetic…. She writes like an artist…. …reads like it’s been dictated by an updated Valley Girl on bennies.

What makes this different from a lot of other self-help books is that LaPorte freely admits that she has had her failures…. LaPorte never comes across as preachy as many in her field tend to do…. An original voice…. I don’t love the soulfully sassy persona so many women in this genre seem to cultivate — like it’s way too expected at this point.

I read the whole thing in a weekend, ordered a copy for my best friend and am re-reading it again now…. This book is definitely a keeper and the kind I would definitely spend my hard earned money on…. …a blast to read…. I believe in this book’s power to shift minds and create fires that result in a changed world…. It made me feel inadequate.

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. This book is full of powerful instances like this where she lights up her fierceness and shines it on conventional wisdom….Lacks panache, flair.

Aesthetically, the book is beautifully designed…. typography is phenomenal…. loved the way in which it was formatted…. fresh…. I get the sense that this was probably going to be published as a small pocket book but later a publisher’s decision was made to blow it big and stretch it across a mountain of pages. I thought, “Uh-oh, nothing to say, but needs to fill up a book.”

Like I said: Show up anyhow.

True love,

related posts
danielle-laporte-this-is-what-healing-looks-like-audio

This is what healing looks like—from cancer to politics, and our bleeding, blazing hearts.

Healing is as ugly as “healed” is gorgeous. If we don’t judge the mess of it, we’re more likely to get to the other side of it sooner—and more deeply healed and stronger than we ever imagined possible. Scars and all. Healed.

Danielle-Laporte-Guru-Singh

Cataclysmic Evolutionary Catalysts. (AKA: The times we live in). A guest appearance from Guru Singh.

For the first time ever on my site, I’m bringing you a guest feature. Because these times call for collaboration. And radical wisdom. So here it is: Guru Singh is a luminous and direct Truth teller. It’s an immense honour to share his insights—and prayerful plea. Please listen in.

danielle-laporte-conscious-gifts-2017-1

8 holiday gift ideas for friends & co-workers. Conscious, cool, and not-destined for landfills. And 6 ways to help #NoDAPL this season.

Here are a few pro-earth, pro-good taste, pro-kindness ideas for showing your love and appreciation this season: 8 conscious ways and things to give this season—to friends and your professional circle.

danielle-laporte-how-you-listen-is-how-you-live-featured-2x

How you listen is how you live. (A poem for being of service.)

You may hear this as an order, an invitation, or as the opportunity of lifetimes.

How you listen is how you live.
Can you hear the women crying?
Can you hear the soil gasping for clean air?
And did you hear that? That’s the sound of a good man asking, How can I serve?

How do you serve?

Danielle-Laporte-Gift-Transaction

So, is this a gift, or a transaction? Because…your entire life is not a business deal.

I’ve been thinking a lot about transactional giving these days. I’ll tweet about you if you tweet about me. They owe me a favour. You listen for five minutes to them so they’ll listen when it’s your turn to talk. Even Stevens. Transactional giving can be a beautiful commerce of support, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that interplay. But if all of our giving is to secure our getting…then, well, it’s gross.

Danielle-Laporte-Love-the-egg-you're in

Love the egg you’re in. (This is not a sermon on patience. But…)

Savour the simplicity of your pre-dreams-come-true time. Love the egg you’re in. Because not too long from now–and right on time, you’ll be spreading your wings and life will never be the same again.

Rock your emptiness

Rock your emptiness

But what if we rocked our emptiness? Felt the perimeter of ourselves. Relished the silence. Made friends with the peace that’s always waiting for us. What if we got off on the discomfort of our emptiness and let it be creative tension?

Whats-Underneath-Wishful-thinking

What’s underneath wishful thinking?

Wishful thinking is tangled up with craving. We want what we want. So we ignore the evidence that we’re very likely not going to get what we want out of a situation. Craving… wishing. Craving… denial. Craving… tolerating. It’s a wishous cycle.

danielle-laporte-manifesto-for-creativity

Don’t worry about being invited back. My Manifesto for Creativity.

Meaningfulness. Reveal myself. Be compassionate. Don’t worry about being invited back. Go there. xo. I jotted this down when I began writing my book. I wanted a manifesto and it had to happen quickly because…I had a book to write.

danielle-laporte-life-is-what-happens-on-the-way-to-the-finish-line-featured-2x-456x456

Life is what happens on the way to the finish line.

If you’re not loving what it feels like between your various life destinations, then get off the ride. Burn the itinerary. Fuck “motivation” and be still long enough to find your inspiration.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This