New York Times bestselling author, Personal Transformation guru, and life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today, Lisa Nichols shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances—while creating a legacy for others to follow.
Twenty years ago, Lisa Nichols was a single mother dependent on public assistance and jumping from one dead end job to the next. Determined to break out of the defeatist mindset, negative behavior, and bad habits that were holding her back from success, she resolved to change her life. Today, she leads the life of her dreams.
In Abundance Now, this icon in the field of personal transformation shares her secrets to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the four areas of life that must be refined to bring true abundance, or the 4 E’s—Enrichment, Enchantment, Engagement, Endowment—Nichols identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Abundance Now offers provocative lessons, actionable plans and real-life case-studies, and makes clear what we must do every day to attract abundance, how to act as if we are already leading abundant lives, and how to open the door to a life of richness in our work, our relationships, our finances, and in our view of ourselves.
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About the Author
Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of No Matter What! (April 2009), and a recurring motivational speaking coach on The Steve Harvey Show and the Today show. Nichols is one of only two African American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, Inc., public. Nichols coauthored Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the African American Soul (2004), as well as Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul (2012). A featured teacher in the self-help movie The Secret, Nichols teaches, coaches, and lives a collection of life principles, beliefs, and habits that inspire people to live better, fuller, richer lives. She lives in California.
Janet Switzer is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Success Principles with Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise. She has also developed successful campaigns in media, direct mail, and specialty marketing for many of the most renowned celebrity entrepreneurs in the world.
Table of Contents
Foreword Steve Harvey xiii
Chapter 1 Getting Ready for Transformation: Defining Abundance and Scarcity 11
The New Definition of Abundance Is Yours
Does Your Cup Runneth Over?
Create a Life You Love … Starting Today
You Can't Hit a Moving Target: Get Crystal Clear About What You Want
At the Same Time You're Dreaming, Set Goals That Are Believable and Achievable
Micro Wins Lead to Macro Wins
12 Life-Changing Areas Where You Can Achieve Astounding Success
Just as You Define Abundance for Yourself, Scarcity Is Also Something You Decide in Your Own Mind
Gratitude Helps You Move Forward into Abundance
Abundance Usually Requires You to Move to a New Mental Zip Code
Visualize Your Abundant Life as Already Achieved
Know the "What," Then Figure Out the "How"
Become Non-Negotiable About Your Goals
Love Your Vision, But Don't Expect Others to Applaud It
Forward Disruption: Expect a Scarcity Mindset from Others
Create a New Path, and People May React with Even Greater Resistance
The 4 Es: Your Path to an Abundant Future
Chapter 2 The First E: Enrichment of Your Whole Self 61
The Mindset Required for an Abundant, Prosperous Life
Amplify Your Game: Start Expanding Every Area of Your Life
Use Affirmations and Begin Living the "Rich Life" in Your Mind
The Personal Skill Set for Today's Abundant Thinker
Visualize Yourself as a Skilled, Abundant Thinker
You Don't Have to Master Everything
Live in Your Own Lane, Not Someone Else's
The Imperatives: What You Absolutely Must Get Good At
Be Willing to Fail, But Not Expecting to Fail
Do It Afraid: Navigate Your Way Through Fear-Storms
The Universe Celebrates What's Already Being Celebrated
Enriching Yourself Is the First Step to Success
Chapter 3 The Second E: Enchantment in Your Life Relationship 111
Your Quality of Life Is Determined by the Quality of Your Relationships
Hit the Reset Button: How to Reconnect and Heal What You're Responsible For
Become Intentional About Creating "High ROI" Relationships
Create Your New Community
Start Beneficial New Relationships Through Acts of Service
Choose People Who Make You Stand on Your Tippy-Toes
Three Types of Romantic Relationships: Lifetime, Life-Giving, and Purposeful
Assemble Your Breakthrough Team
Visualize Amazing Relationships
Establish Healthy Boundaries in Your Relationships
Evolve Those Around You: You'll Outgrow Those Who Don't Grow with You
Prevent a Pyrrhic Victory: Bring Your Family Along with You
With Your Relationships Solid, It's Time to Get Engaged
Chapter 4 The Third E: Engagement in Your Work for More Than Financial Reward 164
You Have a Life Assignment That Commands Your Time, Talent, and Treasures
Your Job Is an Investor in Your Breathtaking Future
Visualize Yourself Living Your Life Assignment
The Drain Game: How to Stay Infused. Enthused, and Inspired
An Abundance of Opportunity: This God We Serve Is Off the Chain
Balance Is a Myth, Harmony Is a Must
Create Abundance Through Your Work Before Moving On to the Final Step
Chapter 5 The Fourth E: Endowment for a Beautiful Future 204
Did You Grow Up with a Negative Money Mindset?
Rich People Think Differently
To Create Prosperity, You Must First Create a New Relationship with Money
Identifying Your Money Blueprint
Your Blueprint Isn't Right or Wrong
What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Change Your Behaviors Through Affirmations
Diagnose the Problem, Resolve It, and Move On to Your Abundant New Life
Feelings of Remorse, Anger, and Betrayal Are Normal When You Look at Your Past
Create a New Definition of Financial Success
If "Wealth" Is So Much More than Money, How Do You Know When Your Nest Egg Is Enough?
Money Is Necessary to Live a Prosperous Life. But How Much?
Now That You Know How Much You Need, Are You Prepared to Go There?
Financial Readiness Assessment
What Was Your Score on the Financial Readiness Assessment?
Once You've Taken the Assessment, It's Time to Start Bringing In the Cash
Chapter 6 Activating Future Abundance in the Present Moment 256
Life Is Not Short: There's No Such Thing as Instant Success
Live in the Now While Building Your Future
Act As If You've Already Achieved Total Prosperity
Manifest Prosperity with the Law of Attraction
Step by Step: Activate Abundance Today
Move Past Where Yon Normally Would Stop
Activate Your Legacy Starting Now
Live Your Abundance Every Day, Then Leave It Behind as a Legacy for Others
Living Legacy Planner: What Can You Pass On to Your "Successors" Starting Today?
Next Steps Now That You've Completed the Living Legacy Planner
You Don't Have to Master Everything; You Are "Enough" Right Now … Today
Don't Worry Now About How Your Goals Will Be Accomplished
Grab Some Friends and Get Started Living in Abundance Together
Start Coaching with Me and My Team for Even Faster Results
Bonus Tools You'll Want to Download Now
Free Took for Abundant Thinkers 301
Other Valuable Resources 303
About the Authors 307
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great step by step guide and for once it shows how LOA can be done in an easy concise way with not just a lot of affirmation and theory. Kudos to Lisa. I rank this 3rd in terms of empowerment only behind Michael Bernard Beckwith's "Spiritual Liberation" and GL Lambert's "Men Don't Love Women Like You".