I asked myself what is the power of your subconscious mind? I had been working on the power of my subconscious mind without much progress. I wanted to succeed at my business, make enough to get by. I was ready to give up. My business had been running on fumes for months, and I couldn’t afford to even pay my rent. I used almost all of my remaining savings to keep the business alive, I kept buying new information, programs that I thought would help, but there was little hope. I had little hope.
Then I came across the Instant Switch. I don’t know what came over me, but I bought it and started reading. I was always skeptical of this working any better than the other many programs I had bought before, but I guess at that point, I was looking for a miracle. God knows, I needed one. I remember making the purchase and thinking that this probably won’t help me get out of the hole I’ve dug for myself. I mean, can you really instant switch a dying business into a successful one?
Of course you can’t. But what this book did for me was something even better than some miracle cure for my firm – it changed my mind. And I don’t mean in a figurative, decision-making sense either. In the Instant Switch, Sandy talks about something called neuroplasticity, and how it was possible for the brain to actually, physically change the brain. The resulting change stretches the mind to get results. Results like wealth, and success. I learnt how to control my brain plasticity and realized that it was my complete choice. How I feel, how I react, is not controlled by my customers or my investor, or even the state of my business. I started looking at all the positive things in my life. I was 50 years old. I wasn’t bankrupt – yet.
This revelation changed my life. Like Sandy said in Chapter 1, I realized that the diamond necklace was indeed around my neck. It wasn’t out there, in a place I can find. The greatest prize I needed, had always been inside. I was looking externally for a solution to solve my problems, buying new programs to try to find the secret to success. I thought those things were the diamonds that I needed.
At that time, I was so sure that my entire reality was bleak and hopeless, and I was a failure. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! All I’ve been seeing is “no”, a perpetual sea of no, no, no. My life was exactly how Sandy described it. It was time to start switching to “Yes”. I also picked up the “Mirror” technique from Chapter 3, and I must say, it has led to so much personal growth to me. I don’t want to give away too much, but it involves doing something a little… unorthodox. But take my word for it… It definitely works. My self-esteem, confidence and zeal in life skyrocketed. My life turned a complete 360 degrees. What I loved about the Instant Switch is that it wasn’t all dry techniques. Sandy uses a lot of her personal experiences to relate back to the techniques she’s trying to get across, and that really made the book so much easier to digest. There’s also very little confusing jargon for me to get through, which helped in understanding every single technique being taught.
Speaking of techniques, it was a pleasant surprise to discover that there was really nothing complicated involved in transforming myself, in transforming my brain. Most of what Sandy advocates are small, almost negligible changes in a person’s every day routine, which is great because some techniques I’ve read in other books recommended such stark changes that no one would realistically be able to immediately apply to their lives. In it there were several simple exercises that I learnt to do by heart eventually, such as a short meditation for rejecting any limiting beliefs.
Over the next few weeks, I practiced the intriguing methods inside the book. It was filled with such wisdom, words that no one had ever said to me in my life, and it made me feel like I wasn’t alone after all. I especially liked the “tapping” technique, which was astonishingly simple, yet effective! I could feel a change in me instantly as I practiced it.
There was also an additional book that came along with The Instant Switch called Success Accelerator that taught me how to take success into my own hands. It opened my mind to how I could control my own career path and reject all the expectations that others had of me. The ideas in it were not complex, yet they had never occurred to me before, and my outlook on life has been totally transformed.
The Instant Switch is definitely something I would recommend to anyone who seeks a better life. Having applied the techniques that Sandy put forth in the book, I found a new lease on life. I got myself a new job that’s giving me a ton of experience and a stable (and significant) income. I found someone who’s truly been a blessing to me. At the risk of sounding like a cliché, Sandy really changed my life for the better through the Instant Switch. To say that it has changed my life would be a major understatement, as now I finally feel excited about my future for the first time in a long time! And now when I asked myself what is the power of your subconscious mind? I laugh! The answer is now that it helps me succeed at anything I choose to succeed at.