By developing and toning her own bounce-back muscles at critical points in her life, Lisa found the power to become her authentic self and achieve everything she dared to hope for. Now, in NO MATTER WHAT, she offers a groundbreaking program that outlines these 9 Steps or "muscles", which include among others your Confidence, Faith-in-Myself, Honesty Out Loud and Forgiveness muscles, and explains how anyone can use them to achieve happiness and off-the-charts success.
In this powerful guide Lisa Nichols introduces her dynamic plan, shares her own remarkable story, and prescribes specific exercises and action steps to inspire readers to learn from their past and move toward a courageous future.
Intimate Conversation with Ella Curry and best-selling author Lisa Nichols
Ella: Can any one of us be truly content with only our dreams?
--Having a dream is only the beginning, the seed of possibility, to what can be created. It is your heart’s way of saying "you’re alive!" You will only feel fully alive when you are in "action" toward what you value.
Ella: What action steps did you take to help your dream, of being a writer, become a reality?
--I first had to stop judging my writing skills based on my past writing experiences. My last year in English, I received a failing grade. I had to detach myself from my past and create a new possibility for myself. This was done with a lot of “mirror work” that's mentioned in the "Inspired Action Steps" in my new book No Matter What! I actually list the very same things that I did. I had to allow my voice to come out uniquely and not compare myself to anyone else. I began to see myself as a best selling author before my first book was ever sold. Most people stay in conversation about what they want to achieve but I stayed "in action", there is a difference.
Ella: Lisa, how do you go about connecting with your audience? What “out of the box” ways do you convey your message and hold their attention? What makes you unique?
--First, I am disarmingly honest. I say the things that we normally don't want people to know and that we normally would take so much time to get comfortable enough to share. I tell the truth, sooner quicker, faster. I make it OK to share with my audience that I did it all wrong before I did it right. I say that there was a time when I did not love myself, so I looked for love and validation in men and relationships. I make it OK to share the truth by putting some skin in first. I am very humorous on stage and I use my own quirks and lessons learned as the humor, so that people can relax in their own situations. I hug a great deal and I allow myself to cry on stage and still move forward. This allows the audience to again see that we don't have to pretend that it all perfect and we get to move through everything, No Matter What!
Ella: We are who we are; our actions define who we really are. Our actions create our brand! What are some of the actions you have taken, in life or in your writing, which will create an impact on your readers?
--The rawness and unedited truth. I pour myself out, for all to see. I come off the stage, off the platform and into the reader’s safe and intimate space. In my writing, I make all of our breakdowns OK. And we need to know that our mistakes are OK. This way we will stop holding ourselves hostage to guilt, shame, blame and anger. In my writing, you will see baby step by baby step how I cut the shackles to those toxic feelings, then I will guide you to discover anything that is consciously or unconsciously limiting your greatness and give you action steps that you can do today to have a breakthrough.
Ella: In your new book, No Matter What!, what is the overall message you hope to relay to your readers? What is it you hope they take away and share with other readers?
--We all have a set of "Bounce Back Muscles" that when fine tuned and developed, they are our greatest assets. The overall message is that you can turn every single breakdown into a breakthrough and every single setback into a set up for something greater. Before you can truly reach for the stars and stay in that place you need to know how to bounce back when life's speed bumps occur. When you know how to bounce back then you inevitably begin to bounce forward with new energy and possibilities.
Ella: Why was it so important to bring out this message?
--In the time that we are in right now, people are living inside of powerless, scarcity, fear based thinking. This book will give each person the inspiration and knowledge to understand their ability to build their own bounce back muscle and make it through this time. People are looking for REAL and HONEST hope, no fluff and no false promises. No Matter What! will be like a healing balm of candid, forthright yet loving tolls to help each person navigate through this period and come out on the other side powerful and resilient because they understood what it means to adopt a No Matter What mindset.
Ella: What is the best way for readers and the media to contact you for event invitations or to share reviews?
--No Matter What is becoming a worldwide movement and we would love for you to join us in living a No Matter What life. To join thousands of others who have taken this stand, go to www.NoMatterWhatTour.com there you can click on free downloads and allow me to give you a great gift called "Setting Your Champion Free" then purchase a book, next explore the site to see where all of our free events will be and join us. We would love to welcome you to our community.
Web: www.Lisa-nichols.com -- Tour: www.NoMatterWhatTour.com -- Buy the Book
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