A profound and gripping memoir by Nicole Walters, the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants who became a self-made multi-millionaire by showing others how to recognize their own strengths—and her own harrowing journey to the discovery that she was worthy all along of the life of her dreams. Nothing Is Missing is a riveting, unputdownable story of what it takes to show up for yourself—and the joy that can come once you do. Raised in a home where food was unstable and anger was the norm, Nicole learned early that she needed to take charge of her own safety and security. So she She got into an elite private school by talking to a stranger in her dad’s cab, she strategized her way onto Wheel of Fortune to pay for college, she adopted three girls after meeting their mother panhandling, she quit her job to launch her own business, and she struggled. Hustling endlessly to try to achieve society’s definition of success left her exhausted, compromising her own sense of worth in order to accommodate others. Nicole worked herself straight into a health crisis that threatened her life and the family she had worked so hard to build. It was not until she was forced into a major reckoning in both her business and her marriage that Nicole realized that she was already enough, that she had and was everything that she needed. In Nothing Is Missing , Nicole contemplates how she was able to create the life she wanted using the strength she had within herself all along.
The American dream is about options -- Fierce clarity -- Life is the meeting and solving of problems -- Show up as if the room is a stadium -- Choose your hard -- You are enough -- Own your narrative -- You are worthy when you wake up -- Keep taking steps -- Black women are everything -- Way maker -- The fixer -- Stand in the gap -- You have the right to opt out -- People are paradoxes -- Promote yourself to your purpose -- Nice things are only for white people -- You are deserving -- No one is coming to save you -- You are the only you -- Seasons of stillness -- Guard your greatness -- Life is what you are doing -- Everything is different now -- Make a door -- Do all the things -- Mustard seed of hope -- Let faith fill the gaps -- Take up space -- Epilogue : seasons.