Who Are You?

Close your eyes and take a deep breath.  Remember back to when you were five years old.  What did you want to be when you grew up?  At five years old, you had no mental limitations.  No wounds.  No thoughts of why you couldn’t become what you wanted to become.  Then it happened…you grew up and got older.  With that came disappointments and heartache, and you slowly forgot your dreams.

Why do you believe what you do?  Have you ever taken an inventory of what you believe and asked yourself, “Is that mine?”  Many of our beliefs are not even ours.  They are hand-me-downs from our parents, society, friends and religion.  Isn’t it time to clean house and decide what it is you believe?  If not now, when?

Your beliefs are the very things that keep you from becoming what you are meant to become…from living your dreams.  The only thing in the way of you is you.  Your thoughts dictate your feelings and your feelings dictate your actions.  Those hurtful thoughts you keep reliving in your mind, they are only thoughts.  The event is over.  The more you put your attention on a thought the more your amazing subconscious mind thinks it is real…it thinks it is happening again!  It does not know any better.  You are its master.  It lives out the orders you give it.  The orders are your beliefs and your thoughts.

Take a few moments and write down the ideal life you want to live.  Stop worrying how it could possibly come to pass.  The Universe takes care of that one.  Just write it down and don’t hold back.  Go wild and describe in detail your perfect mate, your perfect job, the perfect place you want to live, how your perfect body looks…what is your perfection?

I have my coaching clients do something called “journaling from the end.”  Take a situation in your life that you would like to change, think of the ideal way you would like it to turn out and write about that scenario as if it has already come to pass.  Writing it down makes it happen…it gives your dreams power by passing the information through the act of writing to the subconscious mind.  (A great book on this is “Write it Down, Make it Happen:  Knowing What You Want and Getting it,” by Henriette Anne Klauser.)

Answer the question, “Who am I?”  That’s a hard one but I know you can do it.  Starting today, create the life you want to live.  Claim it on paper then bring it to pass in your world.  Life is not a process of discovery…it is a process of creation.  Create one worthy of you and your greatness.

I am….


Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at www.ChrisSopa.com. Find her at Facebook.com/ChrisSopaInternational, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and .

Remember Your ABC’s

To achieve your dreams:

Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits
Believe in yourself
Consider things from every angle
Don’t give up and don’t give in
Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches
Give more than you planned to
Hang on to your dreams
Ignore those who try to discourage you
Just do it
Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier
Love yourself first and foremost
Make it happen
Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal
Open your eyes and see things as they really are
Practice makes perfect
Quitters never win and winners never quit
Read, study and learn about everything important in your life
Stop procrastinating
Take control of your own destiny
Understand yourself in order to better understand others
Visualize it
Want it more than anything
Xcellerate your efforts
You are unique of all God’s creations and nothing can replace you
Zero in on your target and go for it!

by Wanda Hope Carter  http://InspirationMotivation.com

“The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.”
~Jim Rohn

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“The darkness hides the true size of fears and lies.  The truth is the fears are more shadow than reality, so they seem bigger in the dark.  When the light shines into the places inside of you where the fears reside, you start to see them for what they are…illusions.”
~ “The Shack”

If I had 100 people sitting in front of me, all of them would have different fears.  Some would be afraid of the dark, some would be afraid of heights and some would be afraid of their own shadow.  The fears that we allow to reside within us come from our past experiences, most of which we had no conscious control over.  We have an experience and we perceive it in a specific way; each person being different.  Two people could have the exact same experience and come away with two completely different perceptions of what happened.

As we grow older and life happens, we are in control of whether we allow the fears within us to grow or disappear.  We have 2 choices:  we can either make our decisions based in fear or based on our dreams.  Most make their choices based in fear because they get trapped in the fear of choice and freedom.  They are afraid of uncertainty and play the “what if” game constantly in their minds, with the outcome always a negative one.  They are afraid of freedom because as much as we won’t admit it, we like rules and other people telling us what to do.  That way if it doesn’t work out, it’s not our fault…it is theirs and we again slip right by responsibility of our own choices.

I am going to be the thorn in your side today and tell you to STOP!!!  Look at the scenarios you have going through your minds and see them for what they are…STORIES that have been exaggerated and blown up by YOU!  Put on your big boy and big girl pants…it’s time to grow up!  Think for once about what you want in your life…what your dreams are and instead of making excuses…GO GET IT!  Forget the fear!  It is False Evidence Appearing Real…it is only as real as you make it in your mind.  Once you take action, the fear all of a sudden is not so large.

I had a coach once give me a wakeup call and say to me, “Chris, instead of waiting for your ship to come in and making excuse after excuse as to why you can’t, swim out to the damn ship and make it happen!”  Ok, so I didn’t speak to him for 3 days after that but I kiss the ground he walks on now because he kicked my butt to get me moving past my fears and excuses.

Make a list of 7 things you feel are impossible for you to accomplish.  I call it the “7 Impossible Things” exercise (you’ll see this in my new book coming out soon!).  For each “impossible” thing, list in one column how it CAN’T happen and then in the column next to it list how it CAN happen.  Brainstorm for ideas and allow yourself to go wild!  Don’t worry about the “how,” just list what comes to mind.  The details always work themselves out.

Then, pick one thing on your list and start to take action.  Do one thing daily that frightens you and you will soon see that your fears are nothing but a well thought out illusion created by the one and only you, that are keeping you from your dreams…and most importantly, keeping you from the life you were meant to live:  one of beauty, grace, abundance, serenity and joy.

Just do it!

All wet behind the ears as I swim out to my ship,


For more information about Chris Sopa International, Inc. go to www.ChrisSopa.com.

Go for the Gold!!!!

Go for the Gold!!

“The recent energetic years have ushered you into the dark abysses and crevices of your fears and doubts. You cannot be allowed the pleasure of doubting. You cannot doubt your work, your thoughts and intentions, or your choices. Dispense with what keeps you less than. Dispense what keeps you from loving another. Dispense with what keeps another from loving you. Stop using the excuses of your past to keep you immobilized in the present.
~Quan Yin through Gillian Macbeth-Louthan.

ImageLife offers us a variety of experiences.  We have all had those “knife in the center of my heart” experiences that seem to leave us paralyzed to move forward again.  Experiences such as these are the most profound learning experiences we can ask for…the more pain, the more important the lesson.  The key is to release the experience (stop playing it over and over again in your mind), ask “what is it I am supposed to learn here?” take the lesson and move forward…one step at a time.  (I know…it is much easier said than done).

Sometimes experiences like these offer us an opportunity to look at our lives and “clean house,” so to speak.  I am a huge proponent of looking at your life as often as possible and asking yourself “what is working in my life and what isn’t working?”  This may include people, places you go or work, thought patterns, old habits, etc.  These old, heavy energies of what is NOT working keep you from living your dreams…living the life you were born in this lifetime to live!  We are feeling/energetic beings.  We can tell if someone is in a bad mood because we feel it; we can tell if our child is not right because we feel it; we can tell if something is about to happen because we can feel it.  We make decisions based on emotion, not logic.  Yes, we can use our logic in the decision making process but when you chose to change something in your life it is ALWAYS because how you FEEL about the person or the situation changed.

The energies we are going to experience this week center around your “dream work,” allowing abundance into your life (in all forms) and living your truth without fear.  I have every single one of my clients do what I call a “Bucket List” or “Dream Inventory.”  This is a list of all of the things you want to do, have and accomplish while you are here.  Start a Bucket List this week and begin to dream again.  Put whatever comes to your mind on your list…no blocks or obstacles.  Pretend as if you could have anything you want and don’t worry about “how” it will happen…if it pops up, just write it down.  Let go of all of the old thoughts and experiences that tell you it “can’t” happen. Find the joy in your life!

Ironically, the crystal energies this week are that of Jade.  Jade is the “dream” crystal and is an amazing sleep stone if you have problems sleeping (put one under your pillow).  It is also the only stone in the 2008 Olympics they used in the medals besides the metals of gold, silver and bronze.  The jade in the medals symbolizes living your dream into realization…how cool is that!Image

Spend today dreaming again..don’t stop your dream mid-thought with “I can’t do that!”…just dream!  You may be surprised what happens next…

Living the dream,