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5.0 out of 5 stars Want to set your life + work on fire?, February 23, 2012
This review is from: The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms (Hardcover)
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First, a disclaimer: I've got a preview copy, so there may be minor differences between this review and the final product in April. It seems pretty complete, both in content and formatting, so it probably won't be all that much different, but just in case, there you have it.

That said, I'm a long-time reader of White Hot Truth, and have the Spark Kit, which is the $150 program on which this book is based. If any of you are also readers, and are wondering if this book is different enough than the kit to be worth buying, I'll tell you right now: it's worth every penny. In fact, it might actually be better than the Spark Kit (sorry, Danielle...), since it seems to go in much more depth in a few practical areas.

If you haven't seen the original Spark Kit, know this:

There is no way you can read this book and *not* start taking action. From the preface chapters that give you permission to start making your own way to your dream to the last pages that give you the bottom-line secret to success (it's simpler than you'd think, but harder than you can imagine), every step between your life now and the life you want to live is spelled out with a raging spirituality and enlightening practicality that the author's known for. You'll burn, but it's a good burn. A clarifying fire. One that reminds you who you really are.

The Firestarter Sessions is separated into three sections: Mojo, Moxy, and Results. MOJO deals with who you are and what you want. MOXY covers productive dreaming and the often-hard parts that everyone faces once they know where they want to go. RESULTS takes all the dreaming and planning and puts it to work, redefining everything from marketing to your relationship with money, and sends you off to do the work you were put on this earth to do, that only you can do. Each chapter (there are several in each section) has not only the clear, soul-full writing and perceptive advice that LaPorte's known for, but also has worksheets to help you take that knowledge and make it your own. Apply it to your own journey. Take everything to the next step. It flows so easily that it's easy to forget you're building a kind of explosively powerful fire under your own tailfeathers.

As if that's not enough: The Firestarter Sessions is more than just a book. The preview copy I have is vague, with notes about what's to come -- but the FSS *experience* is multimedia. There looks to be an online component to enhance the content within. From a forum to video content to a downloadable version of the worksheets in the book, all the fires don't go out when you close the cover at the end. There's even instructions on finding or starting your own Fire Starter Groups locally, to find other people who want to take their own paths to what they've always wanted.

I can't recommend this book (and experience) highly enough. Preorder it. Buy an extra one to give to a friend. Pick up enough to share with everyone you know who needs more passion and permission to build a life that's made just for them.
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Initial post: Feb 26, 2012 4:56:27 AM PST
I think I will have to get this book. It was so nice to get an email about your review of the book as I do book reviews as well. I am always interested in finding my own passion and creating a path different from others. Bless you

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 4:15:55 PM PDT
Travis Stein says:
Nice review Elizabeth. Thank you for taking the time to articulate everything!

Posted on May 1, 2012 9:18:11 AM PDT
Thanks for the review, but I'm not sure how I feel about all this "burning up" everyone's talking about! Sounds painful! But somehow it reminds me of a couple really inspiring books I've read. Both of them are life stories. One is I Walked to the Moon and Almost Everybody Waved and the other is The Seven Storey Mountain.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 9:46:27 AM PDT
Jess thanks for the new books I have to add to my collection...

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 2:47:49 AM PDT
J. McCain says:
Thank you so much for admitting to reviewing a preview copy. It seems like many of the people who obviously have, don't advise us of that fact and we are left to wonder. I read these reviews for the real scoop about books from unbiased people reporting their sincere impressions and opinions about what they've read, and as a result of often reading reviews that seem fabricated (or even plagerized), I'm beginning to question the validity of some of the 5-star ratings of certain new books that don't offer anything but praise, and no constructive criticism regarding them.
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