Fire Starter Sessions | Book Review

Quotes from book

It is not revolutions and upheavals that clad the road... to better days, but revelations, and lavishness, of someones soul, inspired and ablaze. - Boris Pasternak - Poet

I found out there were not too many limitations, if I did it my way- Johnny Cash

Mad Ones- 'the ones who are... desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn , burn , burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars... '  Jack Kerouac


Marcus Bushinham - The truth about you- you will grow most where you are already strong

The need to be normal is the predominant anxiety disorder in modern life - Thomas Moore - original self


When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The one who asks questions doesn't loose his way - African Proverb

Genius is the ability to receive from the universe.  I Ching

Danielle  Laporte - Fire Starter Sessions  - Notes 

Nothing she can give that we dont already have
you become trail blaizer by being your genuine self
she wants to be our pyromanic of clarity and ambition

Put your sacred ambitions and genuine traits on your resume
you can make yourself a dspensery of joy
most valuable currency is what comes naturally to you- cash in
All the stuff you may be good at but don't really love to do- you get to dump
Well rounded and faking it until you make it approach is overated
weakness is anything you do that makes you feel weakened
Passion will always move you in the direction of our authentic self
Your life's purpose is what you say it is- who could tell you otherwise?  BOOM
Choose easy- allowing things that you've been asking for your whole life  - 44
The path of least resistance is about optimizing the truth- Its about casting your seeds on the most fertile soil for your best chances for success. 
Hesitation is a form of wisdom- Motives become clear, new information shows up. Choose your inner rhythms over external pressure. 
Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.
What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel within ourselves, and then we designed our to do lists?
When you're clear on the how you want to feel, your decision making gets to the heart of the matter 65
First Get clear on how you want to feel, then do stuff that makes you feel that way.
Knowing what you want to feel is half the journey to liberation. 66
We usually know what we want but we muck it up with self judgement- BOOM
Rather than how things appear on the surface- how do they make you feel?
Mindfulness + contemplation + action = complete process
Note that not all days are awesome- stumble, problems,  what are the techniques to get back up on on track- positivity, gratitude, appreciation, acceptance.
Act in anger = dark results   Act from harmony and vitality= connected and bright results
Success is a very personal thing- not what anyone or thing tells you from outside. 72
Gratitude is the feedback loop that will show you where you are thriving. 86
The gratitude you receive from others is a reflection of your genius.
YOu are what your attracted to- so its mighty useful to ask yourself why you dig what you dig?

Worksheet Sections | Book

What are you interested in - even moderate?
film & video - art & design - people - helping people, traveling, sex, music creation, theater production, art direction, research, personal development, other artists, making a difference in the world
What kind of info am I looking for- How can people help me?
answers to common problems that make sense and advance maturity, relieve pain. info on feeling powerful and confident, tricks, life lessons, truthful information.  info about technical film making.  The ways in which people are helping others, ideas and methods to benefit the whole. 
They offered to show me immensely valuable information openly- connected me with others that are helping and actively or quietly affecting their worlds in positive ways
What could I talk about forever without running out of things to say?  human interaction, psychology, philosophy, art, brain training, sex
What activities make me fill useful, alive and strong.  Art Design, jobs that are hard, rewarding, making people smile, calling attention to peoples strengths, finishing something well and completely. Filming and editing, putting time into myself, snuggling, sex, traveling and learning new information. Fixing or finding a way for the problematic or unfixable.
What do I want to be known for?  patience, calmness, positivity, creative and artful life, supportive and caring, good lover, extremely capable person. inspiring people to follow their dreams. magical and overflowing positive and happiness
What needs to happen for stuff to run smoothly?  Get new work, create and organize new work, finalize and complete work, get checks, billing, banking, pay bills, video projects, organize video projects,
What makes me feel strengthened: organizing, research and creation, getting new work, helping people in a big way or higher level with this work.
Which activities don't light my fire or annoy me. billing, paying bills, banking, babysitting or inspiring workforce unmotivated
What to do to develop strengths and interests? training, vimeo for film, read books, connect with people, connect with groups, join in, set aside time for my personal life. exercise-  meditate- stop searching
Decrease activities that drag me down?
hire a book keeper and billing person!
How do I want to feel?
strong, powerful, peaceful, wise, light, funny, creative, capable, commincative, attractive, charming, inventive, wild, rooted, knowing, considerate
What will make me feel this way?
key west love info- reading more books, connecting to more people, working on relationship, expressing how i feel more, join the groups, hire a bookkeeper. finish a children's book or fable
Today what will I do?
say positive words, take time, make things light, communicate, spread joy
Who will help me?
What are plans for the year?