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The Fire Starter Sessions

A Soulful and Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

By Danielle LaPorte
19-minute read
The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms by Danielle LaPorte

The Fire Starter Sessions is a spiritual guide to how you can achieve success on your own terms. It will show you how to become successful – without sacrificing your true self – through practical exercises that will set your full creative potential free.

  • Anyone who wants to be successful without compromising their integrity
  • Anyone who feels they can’t express their true self

Danielle Laporte is a best-selling Canadian author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and blogger. She’s written several self-help books and was a regular contributor on the show “Connect with Mark Kelley” on Canadian television.

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The Fire Starter Sessions

A Soulful and Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

By Danielle LaPorte
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The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms by Danielle LaPorte
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The Fire Starter Sessions is a spiritual guide to how you can achieve success on your own terms. It will show you how to become successful – without sacrificing your true self – through practical exercises that will set your full creative potential free.

Key idea 1 of 12

Instead of trying to be good at everything, discover what makes you feel alive.

For many of us our day to day work is a draining necessity. Mentally, a lot of us are limping through our lives. But don’t despair; there are ways to reignite your spark.

Start by discovering what lights you up – because this is usually where your true strengths lie.

Think of Michael Jordan playing basketball: people just couldn’t figure out how he could be one of the best players in the world and make it look so easy and fun. Yet, although he was a brilliant sportsman, Jordan failed miserably when he decided to retire from professional basketball and play professional baseball instead.

Why?

Simply because baseball was not his main talent, and he didn’t particularly enjoy it. When he returned to basketball, he excelled once again, showing that when you choose the right job, it lights you up.

If you want to discover your true talent, try thinking of all the things that you are good at. For example, what activities do you truly enjoy? When do you feel truly at ease with yourself? Write the answers down – and if you’re at a loss for words, try asking your best friend.

You might end up with a long list of things you are good at. But if you want to be successful, you need to start picking your battles, instead of trying to be good at everything.

Let’s say you are a pretty good cook, but get really stressed when preparing a meal. You might think that you can make it as a professional cook if you just practiced some more, but in fact, it’s actually more likely you’re not made for the job. Instead of mobilizing all the energy to get better at something which doesn’t flow, try cultivating another of your strengths until you find one that feels right.

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