Seven Steps to Recover Quickly after a Job Loss or Financial Set Back

The economic crisis is wreaking havoc in people’s lives. Bestselling author, life coach, and motivational speaker, Sonia Ricotti, has extracted 7 crucial steps to adhere to in order to survive and thrive during these tough times.
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April 14, 2009 - PRLog -- Seven Steps to Recover Quickly after a Job Loss or Financial Set Back

Toronto, ON – As the recession continues its onslaught through the U.S. and Canadian economies, more and more people are finding themselves struggling with the effects of job loss, reduced income, increasing debt and in some cases threats of foreclosure or bankruptcy.  These experiences are wreaking havoc on people’s lives and many are finding it difficult to cope with the tremendous stress, frustration, fear, and confusion that surround such circumstances.

Bestselling author, life coach, motivational speaker, and president of Lead Out Loud, Sonia Ricotti believes that there is a real need out there to help and guide people through these tough economic times. In fact, Ricotti has experienced her own financial difficulties and experienced those tough times herself. She understands and can relate to what people are going through right now.

“It is easy to fall into the depression trap and view the cup as half empty during these tough economic times. It is important to shift your state of mind, put a solid plan in place, and focus on the positive in order to not only glide through these difficult times with ease, but to also come out on top! It is crucial for your survival and quick recovery” says Ricotti.

In response to this crisis, Sonia has created The SHIFT Project, a comprehensive program aimed at helping people overcome these temporary obstacles in their lives.  From this program, Sonia has extracted 7 crucial steps to adhere to in order to survive and thrive during these tough times.

“Master these 7 steps and you will go from hitting rock-bottom to achieving success in no time. It has worked for me and it will work for you!” says Ricotti.

1.       Be prepared
During these volatile times, anything can happen. Be ready. Have a solid plan in place — just in case. Have your resume ready to go. Put away as much money as you can (a reserve). Prepare yourself mentally. Remind yourself that whatever happens — it is only temporary. This too shall pass.

2.       Accept “what is” and let it go
Stop resisting what is going on in your life. Resisting is futile. It will not make the situation better. It will only make it worse. Accept your situation exactly the way it is and exactly the way it isn’t. This will reduce stress and help you gain clarity.

3.       Step away from the closed door
Our complaints, anger, disappointment, frustrations, and sadness around a particular situation are like staring at a closed door. When you are staring at a closed door (obstacles), pjzyg you are unable to see all the amazing open doors (opportunities) all around you.

4.       Re-create your reality (and look for the silver-lining)
Every situation has a silver lining (sometimes you just have to dig deep to find it). Once you do find it, you will view your situation differently and your outlook will be a more positive one.

5.       Celebrate Tough Times
Sometimes we need to hit rock-bottom or a wait for a major crisis to occur before taking the necessary action to create changes in our lives that are well overdue. Think of it as a rebirth – the start of a new life. These changes will result in achieving the life we have always desired but were unable to attain so far.

6.       Create a “life-map” and then take action!
This is a huge opportunity to begin making your biggest dreams come true. Start planning it and mapping it out (e.g. create your life mission statement, map out your annual and monthly goals, and devise your action plan). Include a “networking” plan (business contacts, mentors, life coach, etc.).

7.       Put Yourself First
It is easy to fall into the “victim” mentality and retreat by not answering the phone or hiding out with ice cream and a TV guide. Make sure you take care of yourself. Eat well, exercise, journal, meditate, and take walks in nature. This will help you maintain a positive and clear mental state and a high energy physical state - which is crucial for a quick turnaround during tough times.

If you’d like more information about The SHIFT Project, please visit To schedule an interview with Sonia Ricotti, please contact Bill Wilson at or call Bill at (416) 804-1974.

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