Here are the lesson notes from the Bounce Back Big, Unsinkable book by Sonia Ricotti including three steps to turn your life around fast.
Every attempt to improve our life begins with a turning point. Some of us live ‘comfortable’ lives; we feel safe and secure but we don’t grow bigger than that.
Some of us live uncomfortable lives. We feel trapped in a ‘bad’ situation and don’t know how to get out of it, or we become motivated to take responsibility of our results and build momentum towards a turning point.
When we are in a ‘bad’ situation, we can either become a victim or we can be responsible. Most bad situations occur because of our thinking, behavior, and actions.
There is little we can do in bad situations that occur outside of our control (such as natural disasters) but there is much we can do in bad situations that occur inside our circle of influence.
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Sonia Ricotti – The ‘Bounce Back’ Expert
Sonia Ricotti is a woman who went through an extremely bad situation in her life. She was six figures in debt, had a blood clot problem, broke up with her long-term partner, and was in danger of having her home foreclosed – and all of them happened nearly all at once!
For most of us, having such problems would cause us to break down in despair and give up. But Sonia didn’t lose hope – she knew there was something big that would come out of her suffering.
Not long after that, she managed to turn her life around using her ‘bounce back’ knowledge. Now she is a very successful author and businesswoman who is living the life of her dreams.
Sonia has released a free e-book titled Bounce Back Big. It’s an introduction to her story and also a preview of her full course. The book gives steps on how to turn your life around using the same steps that Sonia used to turn her life around.
1. The First Step: Write Down a Declaration
A declaration is a statement that contains reinforcing power. We may have had declarations before, but if we don’t have the results, then we aren’t consistent enough yet.
Here is the declaration I made:
I am open and ready to build a stable financial base.
It’s a simple declaration, but it has impact for me.
Sonia recommends to ‘dream big’ and think big (such as making a declaration to make $100,000 per year income). There is power to that technique, but I prefer to start with a declaration that I can believe without any doubt or anxiety.
Sonia asks a question to help us find our big goals:
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
I would build a solution to a problem. I would start a business. I would build financial success and social impact. I would connect with successful people as friends. I would live my life with adventure.
Sonia says that it’s critical for us to write down this declaration.
I currently don’t have a pen or paper near me, so I wrote it down on a file in my computer for easy access. But writing it down using our hands on a piece of paper is more powerful than typing it because it uses our muscles.
2. The Second Step: Reprogram Your Mind
Writing down a declaration is the foundation of turning your life around.
The next step is to condition your mind to take the necessary actions. The mind consists of two parts: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.
These two minds each consist of a ‘program’; they can be good (reinforcing) programs or they can be bad (diminishing) programs. To turn our life around, we need to program our minds to have good programming.
The way to program the conscious mind is to shift our thinking.
When we are in a bad situation, it’s easy to get lost in thoughts that diminish our spirit and resourcefulness.
When these situations occur, shift our thinking to thoughts that reinforce our spirit so that we can begin to turn our life around.
As Sonia says:
“It’s not the external situation that’s causing your suffering.
It’s your thoughts about the situation that are causing your suffering.”
The way to program the subconscious mind is to reveal our limiting beliefs and bring them to our conscious attention.
We can’t directly affect our subconscious programming. It requires time to be aware about our limiting beliefs.
But once we are aware of them, we can start to shift those beliefs.
Sonia doesn’t explain much about how to reprogram the subconscious mind in the book. But there is a free webinar we can attend where Sonia will explain more about how to program our subconscious.
3. Elevate Your Vibration to the Highest Level
Once we have set the foundation, and begun the process of programming our mind, the next step is to elevate our vibration.
In simple terms, we need to feel emotions that reinforce our power. The feelings we need to feel are feelings of love, joy, peace, and gratitude.
It’s easy to not be grateful for what we already have. Although we want more, being grateful for what we already have is a good habit. It strengthens our energy that we need to turn our life around.
It may be difficult for us to feel peaceful and full of joy during difficult times. But feeling it just for a moment is powerful enough to get us into the right vibration.
Those are the three steps that are explained in the Bounce Back Big, Unsinkable book by Sonia Ricotti.
You can join a free webinar to get more information about how to turn your life around like Sonia did.