This article was written to share with you the secrets of wealth and success that I learned from my interview with Chicken Soup for the Soul author and self-made millionaire, Mark Victor Hansen.
However when I sat down to write this article I realized that you the reader deserve to hear directly from "the horse's mouth". So, I decided that instead of writing an article from my own perspective about the success formula Mark revealed to me I would just let you hear from mark Victor Hansen himself.
The following is a excerpt from my interview with multi-millionaire and best-selling author, Mark Victor Hansen:
Mike Litman: You have a simple four step success plan. Can you talk about that?
Mark Victor Hansen: Sure. Four principles: First of all, you've got to figure out what you really want.
In my case and in Jack's case, we didn't want a best-selling book. We wanted a MEGA best-selling book, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Beyond that, we didn't really want a best-selling book, we wanted to make a best-selling SERIES.
The clearer you are, the easier it is to execute. So #1: you figure out what you really want. #2: you put it in writing. And where I differ from all of my peers is, I say you've got to have too many goals. I've got over 6,000 goals in writing.
Most people say, "all I want is a new car." When you were 16, Mike, you said, "Well, if I get a car the girls will like me." And then you get a car and you find out that they want something else. [Laughs] So, figure out what you want. #2: put it in writing. Three, visualize it. Flip Wilson said, "What you see is what you get." We're talking about what you see with your inner eye.
We cut out the New York Times Bestseller list. Then we put our names at the top before we ever got to the top in real life. Then we put it on my mirror and we put one up at Jack's office, on his mirror. So in our mind's eye, when we were shaving, or the ladies were doing cosmetics, we owned the concept that we were best-selling authors before we actually were best-selling.
Then, the fourth one, you take your two index fingers, and one and one equals the power of 11. When you've got your team together, you get your dream together. And two people can create miracles.
Mike Litman is the author of the #1 Best-Selling book, Conversations With Millionaires. In the book 9 Millionaires share their strategies for becoming wealthy.
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