The Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
--reviewed by Jane
I've been a fan of Danielle LaPorte ever since I started reading her blog, White Hot Truth several years ago. I hate to call her a 'coach' because I think that a lot of hacks appropriate that term, so I would instead call her a consultant who can work on career, personal and spiritual growth, but mostly from a business or professional standpoint.
The Fire Starter Sessions
book is a compilation of many of her early blogs and it's a great way to get a kick in the pants if you feel stuck; her main focus is your career and professional development, but much of the book can absolutely relate to your life in general. It's a way to focus your attention on what you really want and how you want to live your life.
While she is grounded in a lot of spiritual study and searching (like many of us) she is pro-success and pro-making money. She is an entrepreneur with a lot of experience in a lot of areas, but mostly she has been a marketing and branding guru, meaning she helps you dig down to figure out the core of your beliefs, your needs, your skills and what you can offer the world, be it professonally or personally.
I enjoy her writing style; some may find it a bit too breezy and hip, but I think she's able to communicate her concepts simply and concisely. She seems like someone you'd really like to hang out with.
The book has 3 sections: Mojo, where you define yourself; Moxie, where you being to see the way forward and Results, which is pretty obvious.
This is not your typical success manual and I think that most guys would hate it. This is aimed at us, ladies and I think that many of you can take away some valuable lessons and strategies from reading The Fire Starter Sessions.
Pick up The Fire Starter Sessions
during the month of May at any of the three Tattered Cover locations
in town, for 20% off.