The Fire Starter Sessions: Your new favourite book

amelia wachtin
If your goals aren’t synced with the substance of your heart, than achieving them won’t matter much
— Danielle Laporte

From the moment I read the first few pages of Danielle Laporte's Fire Starter Sessions I knew it was going to be a life changer. Now, there is something you need to know about me before reading on...

I am a compulsive "book starter".

I impulsively buy books on Amazon or at used bookstores, even when I have next to no time to read them. This usually results in me reading the first couple chapters, or if I am lucky the first half of a book before life gets in the way and it joins its fellow book friends in a pile next to my bed. 

This was a big exception. I don't think I have sped through a book this fast since the 5th Harry Potter was released back when I was 12. That is saying A LOT! 

This book initially drew me in straight from the cover. Danielle calls it A soulful + practical guide to creating success on your own terms. UM HELLO! Could you ask for anything better?! 

I am a huge advocate of dreaming big and listening to what your heart wants. Practicing this has gotten me to where I am today. This book is essentially the permission slip you've been waiting for to dream bigger dreams and go for them. 

I could go on and on about this book, but I figured I would post a few of my favourite excerpts from the book instead.


You know what’s easy? Dreaming. Hanging out with people who make you feel good. Laughing. Resting. Being passionate.
True character is having the courage to defy your position and express your emotions. We stand up and say things. We lean forward. We risk. We laugh out loud, show our true colours, and speak our minds. We make declarations.
As people with the creative spirit. we’re obsessed with possibility. We live for the rush of turning a thought -an abstract idea- into something real, tangible, touchable, readable, effectual, profitable. We feel empowered, generous even, in the making of our art. We have a practical indignation for mediocrity. We love to get things done.
Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most creative thing you can do with your life.

Part self-help and part soul coaching, this book is for anyone who desires to live an authentic and passionate life while manifesting success in the most fulfilling way. This is not just for entrepreneurs. This is for anyone who wishes to leverage their personal attributes and yearns for more meaning in their life. Each chapter is rich in though-provoking questions and statements. At the end of each chapter, Danielle provides a worksheet with questions that allow you to work through what you have just read and relate it to your life. This is my absolute favourite book at the moment and could not recommend it more!!

If you want to buy the book, you can purchase it on amazon through the link below! 

P.S. This book was actually the catalyst that triggered a series of events that led me to creating this website. I am so passionate about my life and values, and this book inspired me to channel this and create something out of it!