Lo and behold,
For years yours truly avoided self-development thinking it was for fools... Yeah, I know I know pride makes us fall. And I honestly admit I am picky. I pray before picking every title. It started with the highlight Audible.com choose to have on starting the new year. I wanted a new kind of practical input and "May cause miracles" came in perfect timing. And although it is not amongst my favorite picks. It was the opener.
An opener into a world where you can be your own source. The coach inside me has been ready for mainstream self-help.
I was lucky to be introduced to Gabrielle Bernstein's work. Bernstein has written three books and my favorite among her writings is "Spirit junkie" it s self-help meeting memoir and a touch of my beloved "A course in miracles" which is beyond great. And no; I do not see it as mainstream.
Thanks to the impression of "Spirit junkie" I was able to attend her workshop: I cannot even say how much her workshop means so much to me. That's her unique talent: I mean attending workshop's online cannot be the same as being there.
However, when I go back to the two courses I have been part of so far it feels so amazingly great. The price of $187 might have been stiff: but I feel the fact we can keep the lesson makes up for the price.
I have been waiting for a mainstream author to take me in...
Then in my life came the great witty and amazingly Danielle Laporte. Finally an author who seem to broaden the knowledge with images.
Danielle makes you learn again even as a coach she has been inspiring me.
I love "The fire starter sessions" so much I want you to let her in. I get insights from my mind in a fantastic way.
She created a program too: It is called "The desire map" containing physical books,ebooks,audiobooks, apps sheets and meditation. It makes me so curious it tempts me. Makes me desire more.
It is $150 and I have to stop and think.
Oh: Are you reading the "Fire starter sessions?" If so: Come on... Let's talk and enjoy the fire...
The book is made to make us come together...
According to Danielle Laporte "The fire starter sessions is:
The Fire Starter Sessions is…the permission slip you’ve been waiting for — to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love. This is a modern-day pep talk and soul-centered Q&A for people ready to shine brighter than they ever have.And after these straight-talking sermons and burning questions about your truest desires — from career to relationships — you’ll be clear that the only permission you need to shine … is your own.The Fire Starter Sessions reframes popular self-help and success concepts to cut through dull thinking and fear, and get straight to one’s core desires, pragmatism, and courage — and burn some illusions to a crisp…: Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress than the craving for balance itself.: Being well-rounded is highly over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths you enter your mastery zone.: Screw your principles, well, some of them. (They might be holding you back.): We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It’s the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it’s what leads to true fulfillment.: Competency is for suckers. Your most valuable currency is what comes naturally to you. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone.: You’re an artist, and that’s that. When we’re giving our best, we’re being artistic. When you’re bringing your whole self to the party, you’re making poetry happen — and you do it all the time, naturally.: Be the giver. Force it if you have to. Make generosity part of your growth strategy and you will cross that sacred divide where love is no longer a concept but is your soul made manifest. You. Giving. Love. Gorgeous.Each session in the book is accompanied by worksheets that are provocative and results-oriented. We’ll talk about contradictions — you should leverage them. And money — how much do you want… and why? And soul — what else is there? And ground it all in the practical how-to’s of getting what you want. Because theories are nothing without intelligent action.This is an inquiry into You, with proof-of-theory vignettes to keep you inspired along the way. My own personal narrative of loss and achievement — from boardrooms to ashrams — flows with stories of women and men who stopped playing it safe, deepened their commitment to their soul, and became freedom seekers and fear tamers. Bright.You’re next."
I love love love it.
So, if you want a book that makes you start again...Buy it!
"The desire map" is the costly next step... A lifelong tool.