I needed a place to write a press release while I am out in Los Angeles for anyone who might have media contacts out here. If you have any media connections in LA, please send them to this page so that they can read the press release and contact me. If they are unable to reach me for some reason, they can just show up and will be allowed admission.
INTERVIEW BEST-SELLING AUTHOR STEPHEN J. HOPSON
Mr. Hopson will be speaking at Deborah Poneman’s Yes to Success Seminar at the Radisson LA Airport Hotel, 6225 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7 pm in the Century Room. On March 17, 2011 Obstacle Illusions was officially released nationally on Amazon and quickly rose through the ranks debuting at #4 in Happiness, #13 in Self Help and #355 overall (out of 8 million titles). Click here to read more...
Here are the results of yesterday’s national debut on Amazon for Obstacle Illusions (March 17th):
#355 overall (out of 8 million titles!)
#13 Self Help/Success
I’m now in LA for Deborah Poneman’s YES to Success seminar for the weekend where I’ll be speaking and promoting the book. She has arranged for a PR person here in LA to introduce me to the press in town. She even told Randy Jackson of American Idol about me. Harv Ecker too (he’s doing a seminar in the same hotel). This is going to get very interesting!
I promise to keep you up to date as we go along. I love how many of you were watching the rankings like a hawk. We all know when we put our collective attention on something, it grows like crazy! Don’t stop. Like my publisher told me, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.” Click here to read more...
This is a final reminder that TODAY, March 17th is the nationwide launch on Amazon for “Obstacle Illusions!!”
As you can imagine, I really need your help (on my knees clutching your legs) to make this a slam-dunk #1 Amazon bestseller.
Have you ever thought that because you’re only one person, you can’t possibly make an impact on a large national scale?
Banish the thought!
Think for a moment how one simple action on your part can turn this book into a major bestseller. It’s all about leveraging and duplication.
One after the other……
Bought a copy already and read it?
Can you think of a few people you know who would be uplifted, inspired and transformed by the stories in this book? Get a couple copies and give them away as gifts. They’ll sure remember your generosity! Click here to read more...
If you already bought a copy from me or through Amazon, would you mind getting another one for a friend or at the very least send out a heartfelt note to everyone you know with a strong recommendation that they get one too? Click here to read more...
March 17, 2011 will be the Official Nationwide Release Date for Obstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity into Success
Here’s the long-awaited video promo for “Obstacle Illusions” by the very talented Wade Travis Koch:
BUT DON’T BUY THE BOOK JUST YET!!!
Wait until Mar 17th. Will you guys help me make this a #1 Amazon bestseller on that day? There will be something special just for you if you decide to help me out. Email me at [email protected] for more details!
By the way, it would be greatly appreciated if you posted a comment at the actual YouTube video page.
If you’ve read the book, could you go to Amazon and B&N and write a heartfelt review there as well? The more reviews the book gets, the higher the rankings and anything else that comes with it. Click here to read more...
The long awaited release of Obstacle Illusions is here NOW!
And it’s available but I don’t want you to buy it yet!
Will explain in a minute……
As my bio would tell you, I’ve been profoundly deaf since birth but that hasn’t stopped me. I’m a former award-winning Wall Street stockbroker and the world’s first deaf instrument rated pilot. That’s not all – even though I’ve never heard a sound in my life, in the words of many who meet me, I speak amazingly well.
I can tell the difference between similar sounding words like “tear” and “tear” (i.e. “He shed a tear because there was a tear in the painting”). After 15 years on Wall Street, I had a spiritual revelation on a beach in Florida where I literally heard God tell me that my destiny was to become a global transformational speaker and author. Even though I had no compelling evidence that I could do that, I ended up resigning from my lucrative Wall Street career in the late 90′s to pursue this crazy idea of “one day speaking all over the world and becoming an author in the process.” Click here to read more...
Debra Poneman, co-author of "Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul" and creator of "Yes to Success!"
What do Deepak Chopra and bestselling authors Marci Shimoff and Janet Bray Attwood all have in common?
They each attended Debra Poneman’s “Yes to Success” seminars numerous times in the 1980′s when they were looking for guidance in their lives. Now after a 23 year “love hiatus” to raise her children, Debra is BACK and better and wiser than ever! Join us this Wednesday evening (January 26, 2011) to be inspired by the wisdom, insight and practical advice from this beautiful, warm soul.
Back in 1982, after studying the greatest “positive thought” leaders in history, Debra began sharing this powerful wisdom and insight through her newly formed company called, “Yes to Success.” Like I mentioned above, Debra’s early work helped guide many of today’s above mentioned top transformational leaders. Click here to read more...
What if you could feel like you’re in love EVERY DAY of your life? And what if you could dissolve any heartache, pain, or emptiness and experience the ecstasy of an open heart?
You can. . . by learning how to Love for No Reason.
In her extraordinary new book Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love, my friend and colleague Marci Shimoff, #1 New YorkTimes bestselling author, shows you how to experience a deep and lasting state of love that doesn’t depend on another person, situation, or romantic partner. You’ll be able to:
*Open your heart and become a magnet for love
*Enjoy more fulfilling relationships with others AND yourself
*Turn off your body’s stress response and turn on your body’s love response for better health and well-being
*Experience more success and satisfaction
*Help your family, community, and the world Click here to read more...
Here we are, at the beginning of the new year. If you celebrated Christmas, how was it? If you didn’t, how was your holiday? Since I went home for Thanksgiving (upstate NY), I decided to stay put in this small town of Fairfield, Iowa for Christmas.
Driving around the tiny town on Christmas Day was a surreal experience – it was like being in a ghost town. Not one place (except for gas stations) was open. I drove around thinking, “I feel like I’m in a spooky movie or something!”
Since I was still on the Invincible America course (IA) where I had been meditating on a daily basis for the last 6 months (for world peace), I spent most of Christmas Day in the Men’s Dome (see photo–this was taken just before graduation ceremonies back in June 2010 – hence all those chairs up front). I’m glad to say that while I’ve experienced tremendous inner spiritual growth, my 6 month commitment on the IA course has now come to an end in the new year. Click here to read more...
There are so many things to share with you! First of all, how are you doing?
I miss writing regular posts and I know I need to get back into the rhythm of writing and inspiring all of you again. In a nutshell, I moved to Iowa from Ohio in 2009 to attend graduate school for a degree in Vedic Science at Maharishi University of Management. After graduation I decided to stay in town to meditate for world peace at the Men’s Dome.
Boy, did that change my life! I’m now approaching the end of my 6-month commitment and plan to turn my focus on other things on my rapidly expanding plate in the new year Click here to read more...
When a friend told me the story you’re about to read, I was in tears when she was a little more than halfway through. It illustrates the incredible power of forgiveness and how it has tremendous healing potential, especially for the person who is doing the forgiving. If anyone has ever “done anything to you” that was hurtful, it’s incredibly difficult to turn around and forgive that person for whatever deed or act that was done against you; yet, it’s one of the most potent things a person can do to wipe away years of built-up anger, resentment or bitterness.
As you read the story, keep in mind the possibility that everyone involved each had a divine role to play in accordance to a spiritual contract they “signed with one another” prior to incarnating on the planet. They agreed to appear on the stage of life at a specific time to carry out their respective roles so that healing and spiritual growth could be facilitated. When seen from a higher cosmic perspective, everything not only happens for a reason but a series of events unfolded exactly as they were supposed to. Click here to read more...
Today’s post was inspired because I had written a quick email to incredibly busy but super generous media superstar Chris Brogan with whom I had befriended years ago at a blogging conference in Chicago.
Because my email was short and to the point where I voiced my desire to make it a win-win situation when contacting blogging superstars, he responded within a few hours with a link to a blog post he wrote about how to use social media to help get the word out for a book you’re writing: An Author’s Plan for Social Media Efforts (for those who don’t know him, Chris is a highly respected social media expert so he sure walks his talk). Click here to read more...
Last week I wrote my first post in a long while. I want to thank everyone for welcoming me back to the blogging world after a year and a half hiatus. We’re in for some exciting times – you and me.
Before I write another short post the purpose of which is to catch up with everyone here, I have one announcement to make.
Have you ever noticed that on the top right corner of the blog there was a tab for “Book-Coming Soon”? Haha, well, it was there for so long you probably forgot about it.
It’s time to take a look at it again because after years of putting it on hold, it’s actually “Almost Here!” Toward the end of the 2009-2010 graduate school year, I suddenly felt a strong push from nature to birth it this year. It’s now scheduled for release in October 2010 – that’s only a few short months away! Click here to read more...
Looking at the date of the last post I did, I’m profoundly shocked that it’s been over a year and a half since I last wrote an article here. But a lot has happened and as a way of easing back into the swing of things, I’m going to start slow and add small bits of information from time to time when the inspiration strikes me.
To keep things simple, I’ll bring you up to date on all the things that have happened since June 2009 in bite-sized posts. Bite-sized because I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much and I want to keep things simple for me. When I write articles, I tend to spend enormous amount of time writing and re-writing them before I’m satisfied and post them for the world to see. The smaller the articles, the easier. Click here to read more...
Are you surprised that I’m back already, especially a day or so after posting my last article? Me too — It’s been a long time since I’ve done that!
I can’t explain it and I’m not going to even try but suddenly I feel inspired to share a new development with you this morning. Right now my brain is buzzing with pure delight – it’s one of those “high as a kite” kind of things except that it’s all natural.
As I write, I’m staring out the window, watching glorious sunshine flood the entire valley with delicious rays of light. Thank you God!
As I prepare to move to Iowa, I’ve been going through my apartment, filling boxes with things I want to keep and throwing out the rest or giving them away to Goodwill. To my surprise, I’ve been asking myself questions like, “Do I really need to keep this?” Click here to read more...
Profoundly deaf since birth, Stephen is a transformational speaker specializing in personal development for spiritual beings having a human experience. He has proven again and again that obstacles are illusions. Against conventional wisdom, he became the world's first deaf instrument pilot in 2006. During the early 90's, he was an award-winning stockbroker in the rough and tumble world of Wall Street.