I have a confession to make: I made Mark Victor Hansen angry and I tried to cover it up.
If you don’t know who Mark Victor Hansen is then you’ll know his books. He’s the coauthor of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series - - the best selling books of all time according to Guinness Book of World Records.
In December 2005 (six months ago) I interviewed Mark about his latest book entitled Cracking The Millionaire Code – Your Key To Enlightened Wealth. It’s everything you need to know to create a more abundant life without sacrificing your health, spirituality, freedom, or family.
I’m a big fan of Mark’s and was really excited to interview him, especially because I knew of his beliefs around teams. Mark believes building a team is critical to building an abundant life.
As someone who is working with teams, you may get a whack upside the head from my interview with Mark as well...be sure to have a listen as I include the recording below. Did you know the best selling book author *of all time* believes so very strongly in teamwork?
It was the concept of abundance that I got stuck on towards the end of the interview. You’ll hear it.
Mark was talking about abundance. He was sharing how we need to get clear on the gift we have to share with the world and then give it away.
“Give it away?!” I said.
How is that possible? I thought. I like the idea of abundance thinking, but give it away?
I challenged Mark. I wanted to know why he wasn’t giving his book away. Was it the way I asked the question? Was I being difficult? Slow? Anyway… you’ll hear it - - this is when I angered Mark.
I’m curious to know if you hear the shift in energy in the interview.
You’ll definitely hear it at the end of the interview because you’ll hear a loud “CLICK!” as Mark hangs up his phone BEFORE I have a chance to fully wrap up the interview.
I was so embarrassed with the loud click that I edited it out (I've since put it back in). I was reluctant to share the interview with you at first, but rethought it. If I was meant to learn this lesson by upsetting Mark, then you deserve to learn from it too. Because you don't want to have to go through what I did with Mark to figure it out for yourself, do you? So I've decided to share it, raw as it is.
The fact is, the interview may have changed the course of my life.
You see, Marks message of abundance stuck with me for days. I kept hearing Mark talk to me about “giving it away so you can receive more”.
Mark had given me a present: A whack on the side of the head.
Mark's message was that of a "Go-Giver" and at the time, it was hard for me to hear because I wasn't "there".
With the help of a great coach I was able to make the necessary shift which has allowed me to operate from a new place.
Maybe now is a good time for you to receive the support you deserve - - the support you need to make an important shift.
I invite you to join the IATF and receive this support.
To your success!
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators
PS Thank you Mark. Thank you for the whack on the side of the head. Thank you for helping me think more abundantly.
Click on the link below to listen to the 32 minute recording (mp3 format):