• The Fire Starter Sessions

  • A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms
  • By: Danielle LaPorte
  • Narrated by: Danielle LaPorte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-17-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (546 ratings)

Regular price: $28.00

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Publisher's Summary

The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms.
As the creator of DanielleLaPorte.com - deemed "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality," Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have inspired over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self-help and success concepts:

Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself.
Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone.
Screw your principles (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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Danielle LaPorte (P)2012 Random House
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Critic Reviews

"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. She has the knowledge you need to succeed. Lean in and listen close. What she has to say is what our spirits need to hear." (Martha Beck, author of Steering by Starlight)
"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 rock stars, and lovers of life. Skinny-dip headfirst into this hot and fabulous book. I dare you." (Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet)
"Danielle’s passion leaps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will ignite you into action.” (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Valarie on 12-16-12

Loved idea but some of the "passion" was "cheesy"

I really liked and agreed with a lot of what she said. Some of the ideas were dead-on. The problem for me was that it often felt a little forced. Some of her pseudo quirky asides were majorly annoying. I wanted to love all of it. I would have loved to give the concepts 4 stars but their execution a 3 1/2. It's like a Forever 21, or Wet Seal version of a cool outfit that you might see. It felt a little budget in places.

She's a wise woman but it's just a little annoying to hear a little canadian girl say stuff like " mamma you treat yo' self real fine" and then say "about" in that canadian way that sounds like " a boot." I cringed too many times to count. It would be like Oprah doing a hip-hop review. Not quite what I wanted to hear.

The ideas were pretty good and most of it was fine but those random " I think I'm so hip" moments were like fingernails on a blackboard for me. I would recommend it to a friend but warn her that it might be better to read it in paperback rather than listen to it.

What's really funny about that is a friend told me about this same book but almost begrudgingly. She'd read it in paperback and while it sounded interesting, something about it made her almost not want to recommend it. ( I had to pull the title out of her.) When I got it as an audio book and commented to her about the author's little quips trying a little "too cool" she said " I had a hard time finishing certain sections because of it." I don't just mean the writing either.

At times, the author's unnecessarily breathy delivery make it sound as though she may have just taken a puff from a clove cigarette while doing a reading at a coffee house open mic.

Some suburban folks who like Harlequin romances and only listen to top 40 will probably not even pick it up. These are the folks that can hear the words " passion" and "uh-mazing" a million times and not want to puke. If my comments make no sense to you, then you will probably ADORE the PASSION ignited by this AMAZING book.

Worth reading, but just keep these comments as a warning label.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joan on 04-25-12

A must read.....liberating!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fire Starter Sessions to be better than the print version?

Although I have not "read" the book, I think having the author recite the book is a huge reason why I love, love, love this book.

What other book might you compare The Fire Starter Sessions to and why?

Excuses Begone by Wayne Dyer, The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol, and Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie all come to mind. I received the same type of message from all of these books: Love, be kind, be true to yourself, find your passion, folllow your dreams, and...live.

What does Danielle LaPorte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Life...she brings life to the story. She is witty, to the point, honest, funny, bold and sarcastic all at the same time. She is a joy to listen to....very refreshing compared to some of the other narrators I listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction to the book. I could not stop listening. I couldn't wait for the morning commute to arrive (this is when I listen to my audio books). It made me both laugh and cry. They crying however, was for the "aha!" moments that I experienced. Danielle is naturally funny, so, yes, laughing is definitely in order.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zoe Richards on 04-26-14

Very powerful book

If you could sum up The Fire Starter Sessions in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, powerful, encouraging

Any additional comments?

I love Danielle's no-messing approach that really encourages you to take action in your life. I've listened to this book about 3 times now and hear something different from her to take away every time. Thank you Danielle.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sunshine on 07-05-17

Mesmerising, hot stuff, soothing electric voice

Diving into the audio, being fascinated by the empowering summary on how to rock your own world successfully, in style, with charm and full throttle connected to the soul, was like a linguistic fireworks for me.
Much love to Danielle.
And thanks for the recommendation Louise.
Julia xx

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4 out of 5 stars
By tracy on 05-30-15

Coaxes gently towards my ears..

I have enjoyed this book..little gems pop up and say,"hello."
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants press refresh and get going.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Megan on 05-02-14


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

All ready have, must read for anyone looking for a massive boost to life

Who was your favorite character and why?


What does Danielle LaPorte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her voice is so easy to listen to, made the whole experience that more inviting

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every chapter is just as good as the other

Any additional comments?

Wow wow I have listened & owed many many personal development books in life but I wish I had heard about this earlier, I have never ever written a review but felt if anyone is looking at this and not sure my words may make the difference to not missing out on this amazing lady & all her great thoughts.

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