Guiding Light Alum Sonia Satra’s New Book Helps People Get “Unstuck and Into Gear”
In my extensive career working with Health and Wellness professionals, much of what is practiced revolves around treating symptoms and misses discussion around the “mind-body-spirit” connection, which is the core of Sonia Satra’s award winning Moticise program that has helped countless people “get unstuck and into gear” to achieve greater success in life, love and business. It is a pleasure to share my interview with Sonia on the “why and how” of her program and to share that Sonia will soon be joining the the 3Ts as a monthly contributor.
Pivoting from a career as Lucy on the Guiding Light, Sonia Satra has helped countless people find the clarity and courage to reach their desired goals.
through her work as an award-winning mind-body coach, a motivational speaker,and a neurolinguistic programmer. Combining her theory of Moticise, a concept she pioneered which combines movement and mindset, Sonia has now shared.her tips for a pathway to success in a new book entitled, WHAT IF IT WERE EASY: Using Mindset and Movement to Create Success in Life, Love and Business, now available at all major online book sellers and your favorite bookstore.
Q: Your book is based on combining mindset and movement to achieve life goals. How does that process work and what about people who don’t like exercise?
This book includes a 7 step Mindset Reset process designed to help you overcome challenges find clarity and manifest the life you truly desire. Each step is paired with an exercise, but it can also be done while walking, running, riding bike or aerobics. An unexpected win is many people who don’t like exercise like Moticise because they are thinking and imagining how to create success, instead of how many more reps they need to do. Using this methodology, clients have lost 300 lbs, started new businesses, sold a business for 8 figures, found love, gotten promotions, found their dream job, & conquered debilitating fears.
Q: What makes your book different from other motivational books and can it help people of all ages and backgrounds?
The biggest difference is the use of movement to help you achieve meaningful goals. We think of coaching or therapy to work on our mindset and exercise as a way to get fit. Moticise combines the two. The book also includes videos that you can access with a simple QR code so I guide you every step of the way. Moticise can absolutely help people of all ages and background as long as they have a goal and willingness to move. All of the exercises have modifications so you can do what is right for your body.
Q: What skills as an actress helped you become a top motivational speaker? Do you miss acting?
When I started, I was very scared to speak. Acting taught me to ignore the audience and now I needed to speak directly to them. Plus, I couldn’t hide behind someone else’s words, they were mine. However, skills such as vocal training, mind -body work, deep listening, vulnerability and persisting through lots of failure all did help in my speaker journey. I love the excitement of lights, camera, action and sometimes miss that, but I get much greater fulfillment with the work I do now. And I have been lucky to still act in a variety of different projects, so I have the best of both worlds.
Q: During your long and varied career as an actress, wellness coach and motivational speaker, who inspired you to reach your goals?
There are so many, but a few key people include Ms. Patterson my 7th grade teacher who pushed me hard but cultivated much needed confidence, Joseph McClendon III who coached me out of struggle and into success, my husband who truly goes for his dreams and inspires me to do the same and my mother who is such a strong and adventurous woman. At 91 she still hikes, dances, and travels. She once said, “If you exercised your mind as much as your body, you would be a very balanced person.” So, I created Moticise, a balance of mindset and exercise.
Q: What message would you like people to take away from your book?
My greatest desire is that this book will help people step into possibility, to know that when you combine your mind, body and emotion you really can achieve remarkable things. I share lots of personal stories as well as client’s journeys to demonstrate how this is accessible for everyone. You do deserve to be happy and healthy and live the life that you truly want, and YOU CAN DO IT!!
Anne brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as The Three Tomatoes’ Beauty, Health and Wellness Editor. As a champion of health and well-being for all, she is the Founder/Publisher of GLOW Beauty, Health and Wellness magazine; previous Founder of Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, publishing educational review manuals for doctors to pass their board exams in 15 different medical specialties and co-Founder of MDPublish.com, publishing and marketing books for health professionals. A winner of the SMART CEO award for "entrepreneurial spirit with a sense of give back to the community," Anne sits on many Boards for women's health, with a particular passion for Veterans and her current
role as Special Advisor to Operation Warrior Shield, "healing their hidden wounds". www.operationwarriorshield.com.