No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

by Lisa Nichols


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From bestselling author and motivational speaker Lisa Nichols comes a unique and powerful inspirational program that will both move you and empower you to realize your dreams. Millions are trying to live by The Secret's Law of Attraction, but the truth is it won't work unless you flex your all-important "bounce-back" muscles, which give you the ability to successfully navigate life's speed bumps.

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.

"I've watched Lisa Nichols light up rooms and inspire thousands for years. As a featured teacher in The Secret, she explained the Law of Attraction, but now, for the first time, she reveals her own secret to happiness: the Law of No Matter What. Read this book, and learn to create the things in life you believed were out of reach." Marci Shimoff, bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and featured teacher in The Secret

"Lisa is a living example of what it takes to overcome the inevitable obstacles in your path...with the help of this book, you'll be able to soar to success—no matter what!" —Jack Canfield, Co-Author of the New York Times Bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

"Lisa Nichols is a rock star of personal growth! Gutsy and authentic, in NO MATTER WHAT, Lisa uses her charismatic and influential style to teach resilience. Whether you are a seasoned student of character and enlightenment or just starting, this book is a must read, advanced course for possibility." —Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times bestseller The Speed of Trust

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446538459
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 137,680
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lisa Nichols started her company in her living room in 2000 and has taken it international while doing millions of dollars in business along the way. She is the co-author of two bestselling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, one of the leading teachers featured in the hit DVD The Secret, an entrepreneur and a specialist in spiritual and personal development. Nichols is the founder of the corporations Motivating the Teen Spirit and Motivating the Masses and has received numerous awards for her social contributions. She's at

Table of Contents

Foreword Jack Canfield xiii

Part 1 Putting Some Skin In: Peeling Back the Layers of Self in Order to Grow 1

Prologue: Thank You for Using This Imperfect Child 3

Introduction: A Confession and a Promise 7

Part 2 Building Your Bounce-Back Muscles 15

Chapter 1 Developing Your Understanding Muscle: Some Gifts Come Wrapped in Sandpaper 17

Chapter 2 Developing Your Faith-in-Myself Muscle: Pressing the Stop Button on Your Mind's Negative Chatter 41

Chapter 3 Developing Your Take-Action Muscle: Stop Lying on the Nail 63

Chapter 4 Developing Your I-Know-Like-I-Know Muscle: God Is Good, Good Is God. Woo-hoo! 90

Chapter 5 Developing Your Honesty Muscle: Keeping It Real 116

Chapter 6 Developing Your Soy-Yes Muscle: Being Willing to Play Full Out 140

Chapter 7 Developing Your Determination Muscle: Doing What It Takes to Get to Your Mountaintop 163

Chapter 8 Developing Your Forgiveness Muscle: Finding Your Way Back to Love 192

Chapter 9 Developing Your Highest Choice Muscle: Meeting Your Needs from the Inside Out, and Then Aiming for the Stars 218

Chapter 10 Finding Your Rhythm: Living in Joy and Possibility 242

No Matter What Resources 259

Acknowledgments 263

About the Author 269

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No Matter What! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
DanaJean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lisa Nichols, motivational speaker, teacher, author and inspirational role model, has given us a great gift with her book, NO MATTER WHAT!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love. She guides and coaches the reader through the emotional obstacles we place along our life paths to a more fulfilling future of promise and success. Her lessons are common sense things--not necessarily new ideas, but told to us in a refreshingly honest voice that had me nodding my head time after time, seeing myself in the pages. I thought this was a wonderful book, filled with many strategies to help those who are seeking a personal well-being that has been eluding them. Through close self-examination and hard work, Ms. Nichols lays out what she calls "action steps"--tips and techniques that guide us to a healthier and happier self and help strengthen our soul and our "character muscles."We all have weak areas in our lives that can always use closer scrutiny and motivation to improve. NO MATTER WHAT! is just the tool to help each of us look to our futures and not regret our pasts. Well done and highly recommended. A nice reminder that the energy we put out to the world can, and does, affect our well being in every way.
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You CAN overcome every obstacle....NO MATTER WHAT! That is what Lisa Nichols shows us with her 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love. I found this book very well-written, and inspiring. Lisa makes a lot of sense with her approach to life and her steps in how to get past those things that trip us up...and don't we all have just one? or two? or a few??? I stayed up late the past two nights totally engrossed in what I was reading and couldn't wait to finish the book. Lisa's candor and down to earth approach make No Matter What! an easy book to read. Her steps aren't rocket science, and anyone could follow them and apply them to their own life. The difficult part would be the confronting our own selves! But aren't we worth it?! I would love for everyone to be able to read this book and just imagine the possibilities! Definitely a keeper! Find it! Buy it! Read it! Keep it!
Geder on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, Thank you LibraryThing for the early review copy. Second, I had to overcome the feeling of "Oh, no, here's more of the Secret-Law of Attraction-Power of Now stuff". I mean, they are all great books etc., but how many ways can to really say the same thing? Well, Lisa Nichols said it in another way and used her personal story to drive the points home. She did an excellent job. If you haven't read the mentioned books, you can do justice by picking up 'No Matter What' and let Lisa Nichols guide you to a better sense of your well-being in 9 sensible steps.
EbonyAngel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Usually I'm not into self-help books but gave this one the old college try. Ms. Nichols made some very good suggestions in the book. She had exercises to do and lots of self talk ideas. I still don't get it though but maybe I'm one of those people that need a little more. Now that I've read it completely, maybe I should go back and do more of the exercises she mentions. Could be that would do the trick. I would recommend it to someone that is in to self-help books though.
Cecilturtle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There were several obstacles that I had to get through to read this book: the homework (who doesn't want a quick fix?), the vocabulary (I found the idea of bounce-back muscles annoying), the self-promotion at the end. This book however is powerful in the sense that it is completely honest: Nichols practices what she preaches and leads by example - not an easy thing to do when it comes to displaying your failures and set-backs however successful you are in overcoming them. This is worth a read just for the courageous narrative, strong message and sense of hope. It helps readers think about their own situations regardless of whether they take the "inspired steps" or not; just ticking the '"I'm not alone" boxes goes a long way to self awareness. I might even be inspire to take a few steps myself.
DonnerLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lisa Nichols shares her very personal failures and triumph in this book. I can only imagine how dynamic she must be in person because her strength and voice come right off the page. Although I was unable to relate to many of the stories, having gone through nothing as dramatic in my life, I can see how developing our 'bounce-back muscles' can lead anyone to a more fulfilling life. I admit that I read straight through the book without doing the exercises the first time around but I do plan to go back and work through each chapter more fully to see how I can apply some of Lisa's wisdom to my life. I have a feeling that the exercises will be uncomfortable and I will feel ridiculous working through some of them but being truly honest in examining one's life is not an easy task.
katheebee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lisa Nichols has been both brave and thoughtful in her book No Matter What! Brave because she is quite honest and open about her experiences with some fairly nightmarish life situations. Thoughtful in that she goes to great lengths not only to tell her own story, but to provide thorough, descriptive and understandable exercises for self-reflection and personal problem solving. I will confess to getting a little weary of the details and wonder if some of Lisa¿s story and problem-solving approaches might just translate better in a workshop setting than in written form. Having said that, almost any reader is certain to find one or two real gems that will help them to gain some personal insight into their own behaviours and attitudes. A book I will likely return to...
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Great book!
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Lisa Nichols shows humility, depth and authenticity in her book. A great personal development resource, full of stories that many readers can relate to. The author provides practical life changing strategies to help readers move beyond obstacles, and life challenges. This is a "read again" book. Charmaine Hammond, author On Toby's Terms
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cccWI More than 1 year ago
not much new info to me - but good for someone who is struggling with their life
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EbonyAngel More than 1 year ago
Usually I'm not into self-help books but gave this one the old college try. Ms. Nichols made some very good suggestions in the book. She had exercises to do and lots of self talk ideas. I still don't get it though but maybe I'm one of those people that need a little more. Now that I've read it completely, maybe I should go back and do more of the exercises she mentions. Could be that would do the trick. I would recommend it to someone that is in to self-help books though.
RonnieJ More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life. It has enabled me to understand the basic principles to success from both a professional and personal perspective. You'll want to share this book with those you love. I especially appreciated the action plan steps that show specficially how to achieve your goals. This is a book you must add to your book collection. You'll read it over and over again. Once you read it you'll know like I know that everything will be alright! Thank you Lisa Nicols...
CarolMo More than 1 year ago
Lisa writes from the heart and really has very useful and wonderful words to the reader. It is obviously she truly cares. I recommend this for anyone who likes self-help or motivational books.
Coolie More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to read, as it was very inspiring and motivating.
Tawanna More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's very inspiring and Lisa gives detailed steps on what you need to do to get where you need to get. I like her "muscles" concept, and stop the "negative" side of brain to starting the "positive of the brain when you are having negative thoughts. I've learned a great deal and I will definitely use this book as a reference.
Slessman More than 1 year ago
NO MATTER WHAT 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love Lisa Nichols Wellness Central Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-53846-6 $24.99 - Hardback 270 Pages Reviewer: Annie Slessman In the style of Norman Vincent Peale, NO MATTER WHAT! 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love by Lisa Nichols provides a how-to book on self esteem and positive thinking. Utilizing the law of No Matter What, the work includes practical advice that will assist a reader in their goal to improve their lives and "live the life you deserve." Nichols has a great approach to self-improvement. She uses language that everyone can relate to regardless of their lifestyle or education. She takes her readers through muscle building steps including confidence, faith in oneself, taking action, saying yes, and most of all, forgiving oneself. She shares her own stories and how she utilized her own program to overcome the things that were holding her back from achieving success both personally and professionally. Her stories will seem familiar as they have been things many of us have experienced in our own lives. This would be a good read for people who have encountered a recent disappointment. Whether you face an uncertain financial future, have lost a marriage or deal with a mental or physical handicap, this work would help you to understand how you can utilize your own strength and determination to succeed in life. Best known for her work Chicken Soup for the Soul, Nichols is a motivational speaker and the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC.