Will you start my fire? Interview with Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is the high priestess of entrepreneurship, consciousness, and self-empowerment. And her white hot book, The Fire Starter Sessions, lands today.

I found this book practical yet high-level, immediately actionable yet full of long-term wisdom.

As a long-time fan of Danielle, I also found it fresh & revealing – not at all tired or recycled. This book is gold. And it just might help you make some too.

Danielle graciously sat down to talk with me about the book, gratitude, the language of visual design, barriers to entrepreneurship, co-creation, and value. It’s only about 15 minutes but I guarantee you both laughs & aha! moments in that quarter hour.

Here’s the run down:

  • “Gratitude is a feedback loop that will show you where you are thriving.” (Click to tweet!) What do people thank you for, Danielle? — 0:52
  • How do you use the visual language of design to better spread your message to the right people? — 2:00
  • What is the greatest barrier to entrepreneurship now? Is it all in our heads? — 5:02
  • How do you determine who you co-create with? — 8:04
  • “Part of determining your value is how determined you are to give value.” (Click to tweet!) How can a business owner create laser focus around the value she’s providing her customers & clients? — 11:30
  • What was one thing you learned about yourself in the process of writing this book & growing your business to support it? — 14:00


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37 comments on “Will you start my fire? Interview with Danielle LaPorte

  1. Elle says:

    This women is a amazing and she has given me such clarity about how to deal with a client that I am finding hard to cope with at the moment. Tomorrow I am making it my goal to deliver greater value and stop looking for my benefits in the relationship!

  2. linda Ford says:

    Tara, a wonderful interview with Danielle–this was one of the best interviews I’ve heard with her. Your questions were amazing, and the answers inspiring.

  3. Joanna DeVoe says:

    Fantastic interview with a fabulous woman! Great job :O)

  4. really really well done and made me think about all the value (and gratitude) I have been giving away….

  5. Great interview. I’ve added this book to my Amazon wishlist, which I will be ordering soon. I’ve finally taken the steps, gotten a few clients, earned some money and am finally working on a facebook page for my business today(the blog update is next). I could use a little firestarter to keep me going and give me direction.

  6. Maria Ramirez says:

    I loved this interview and every single creative action newsletters. I came to know about your work and counselling services through Sponge Design site.
    I live in Mexico City and teach a class on fashion marketing, unblocking creativity, branding and entrepreneurial activity for young designers. I constantly give them your articles to study and tell them about you and your wonderful site. This interview surely deserves to be presented at our next lesson. Thanks for your positive force Tara and Danielle as well!

  7. Clare says:

    Lovely post, Tara. You’re right: you didn’t ask the same questions that everyone else does, which made it a very refreshing interview. Downloaded it and listened to it on my bus around Dublin! Ain’t the internet amazing? Thanks Tara – look forward to much more, Clare.

  8. Jenny Hoople says:

    The book IS gold! I’m half-way through and loving every sentence!!

  9. Inspiration. In the spirit of the nouvelle vogue of entrepreneurship. You both light my fire.

  10. Annette says:

    You’re both beautiful, inside and out. I love the interview dynamic. I love the interview. Thank you for putting it out there.

  11. Adrienn says:

    So much insight! Thank you!
    And it feels really so empowering to just do it. Action and the rest will follow.

  12. Very inspired by the desire for true collaboration and also hearing the words “It’s all about relationships.” Have just recently learned about Tara and Danielle and am drawn to the work they are doing and sharing. Just started reading Fire Starter Sessions this morning.

  13. Kira Z Hug says:

    Tara – you rock! Great questions for Danielle. Really enjoyed this interview.

    -Kira

  14. jin says:

    do you have transcript for hearing kmpa

    DO YOU have transcript for hearing impaired? Not all can listen and feel shut out from all this video sharing.