the Fire Starter Sessions
I first read Danielle Laporte’s book, the Fire Starter Sessions about a year and half ago. It helped me a get a good perspective on life back then, and it’s helping me in the same, but totally different way this time around too. Danielle’s got a spunky twist on the average life coach persona and she’s a genuinely passionate person who just want people to shine and be their best.
Probably the biggest lesson in all of it is to take a look at how you want to feel. She runs the reader through some exercises to come up with words to check their daily experiences against to keep them on track to feeling their chosen way. It’s a shift in the usual goal setting in which she hypothesizes most people set, achieve, and then default back to old behaviour because they’re completed the goal. Defining how you want to feel is a continuous process. Like the saying goes,it’s all about the journey, not the destination.
My words for 2014/year 31 of my life are what you see in the image above. (The photo is by my very talented friend Kevin Jamieson) I know it’s only words that might not even mean the same thing to you as me (that’s the beauty of language and something I spend a lot of time thinking about) but there’s something intensely vulnerable about putting them out into the world as my values. That’s the safe part shining through. 😉