Holy Cow! I’m reading this book “The Fire Starter Sessions” by Danielle LaPorte and it’s totally rocking me out. There’s nothing more that I love than a good inspirational book and this woman has it going on! I saw her speak at an IIN conference and liked her style–she was down to earth and easy to relate to.
You know those kind of people?
Her book is just like that except on steroids–It’s all about being yourself, finding your passion and how to not give in to societal demands/bullshit pressures that we all feel. It’s so empowering and just plain rad, I can’t put it down! I’ve been writing feverishly in the columns and filling out all of the worksheets–I’m constantly dreaming of how to implement her ideas.
Here’s an excerpt of her writing:
Listen to me: I’ve had thousands of conversations on variations of fulfillment and success with young adults, and old adults, and adults with arrested development just acting like adults. And I can tell you this with lucid certainty based on massive evidence of regret: Do NOT do shit just to please your parents. In fact, do not pursue anything in order to just please someone else. Ever.
You will die inside. You will grind to a slow halt and the lethargy of your spirit will weigh down your every damn day. You’ll be sleeping with someone that you don’t totally respect and utterly adore; you’ll have an artless condo full of crap from CostCo that you don’t really need; you’ll count the clock until wine time. And one day you might wake up and think to yourself: Fuck. I did this for them. Where am I?
Do you need a kick in the pants? This book might get you moving.
While we’re on the topic, what books get your fire going? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.