Topic: Danielle LaPorte
More than most subjects and matters of life, we tend to leave money wisdom to the experts. Fitness — we get that we need to do what works for us as individuals. Sex — you know that you’re the mistress or mister of your own domain. But money — few of us, would proclaim that we’re money experts. But just like your body and your heart, if you’ve created a relationship to money that works for you in some way — then that makes you your own money expert. You don’t need to know a thing about stock trading or how to read a profit n’ loss statement to be Chief Operating Officer of The Bank of You.
1. What do you do (that gives you joy, because why bother if it doesn’t bring you joy)?
2. Who cares about what you do?
3. How do you get to who cares?
That’s it – three essential, monumental questions for every entrepreneur. Whether you’re a hairstylist or a blogger, a lawyer or a widget seller, it’s the simplest questions that will illuminate the way. I’ve been using this inquiry strategy for years to build businesses and it never fails to light up what the top priorities are. More
When the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, there is a stage in it’s metamorphosis where it is completely liquified. It is a “nutritive soup of enzymes.” Entirely unrecognizable. You can’t tell what it was, or what it will become. Soup. More
“Can I ask a question? I love working for myself and don’t want it any other way, but it seems that when you work for yourself you have to be a salesperson. I’m not a huge fan of sales people and hate feeling like I’m pushing something on someone. If you have any opinions on that I’d love to hear them!” More
“So sorry, I’ve been busy.”
“I’m just so busy with…”
“I’ve been too busy too…”
Busy? Get in line. More
To increase your earnings…
You’ve got to believe that you’re worth it. It all starts there. You can hesitate and be doubtful, you can even worry that you won’t get what you want, but in your heart of hearts, you have to fully claim that you’re worthy — and amazing. More
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I love reading your blog, and yours is a perfect voice that I would love to hear from regarding accepting criticism. How do you accept criticism (in a work environment) that feels negative? Or, do you have any tips on how to do so?
Dear Criticized and Inquisitive…
Criticism sucks. More
Some people will drive a mile out of their way to save a buck. Some of us have it delivered. The “value of a dollar” depends on the spender. The value you place on money is hugely driven by emotion. Behind every dollar you spend, there’s an emotion attached to it. Get clear on the emotional driver, and you get clear on your relationship to prosperity. More
I think it’s a universal law that you have to clear space for newness to enter; let something die for something to be born; cleanse to heal; let go to receive. Just like we clear our lungs to take in new air, we need to empty our minds of dull ideas to create brighter lives. More
Last week we interviewed Business Strategist and Author Danielle LaPorte who said (amongst other things) that trying to be well-rounded is the greatest contributor to mediocrity. This week she is making the rounds to promote her new book, The Fire Starter Sessions (available today from Random House), and she has some motivational credos that would be great for you to use before the big meeting, going in to negotiate for a raise, thinking about starting your own business or even just filling out a job application.Danielle says you have to “respect your fear.” More
“Reframe what it means to be successful. Be strategic with your desires. Leverage your contradictions. Make ease a metric of your success. Prioritize what’s sacred.”
That is the tagline for Danielle LaPorte’s new book The Fire Starter Sessions (available April 17 from Random House.) The book is really a collection of energetic thoughts to help get you out of a career rut and get you pursuing what you really want, whether it is starting your own company or just finding more passion in your current job. With lessons centering such as “Being well-rounded is highly overrated,”"Life balance is a myth,” “Screw Your Principles,” and “Competency is for suckers,” you will quickly realize this is not your typical self-help book. That is because there is not one thing typical about LaPorte. Her resume includes a brief stint in fashion, bartending, co-running The Body Shop Canada’s Department of Social Inventions and running a Washington D.C. think tank. Did I mention she didn’t go to college either? More