BIOGRAPHY: MARK VICTOR HANSEN
Mark Victor Hansen (born January 1948) is an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.
Along with business partner, Jack Canfield, Hansen is best known for creating what Time magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today, with more than 140 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products. The name “Chicken Soup” was chosen because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick. The first Chicken Soup book, published by Health Communications, Inc., sold more than 2 million copies. There are now over 140 million copies in print and in 54 languages worldwide.
Hansen has appeared on Oprah, CNN and The Today Show and was featured in Time, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Hansen is currently working on a new book due out in September and co-authored with Robert Allen titled “Cash in a Flash.” It is the sequel to #1 The New York Times Best Seller, “The One Minute Millionaire.”
One of Hansen’s most recent books, co-authored with Art Linkletter, is “How to Make the Rest of your Life The Best of your Life.”
In 2005 he co-wrote, along with Robert Allen, the book “Cracking the Millionaire Code” in which he highlights several self-made millionaires such as Bob Circosta, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Alexander Graham Bell, Oprah Winfrey, and others, using them as examples of how to build wealth.
In 2004 Hansen was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International’s Hall of Fame, receiving the Ambassador of Free Enterprise award. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award by Covenant House of CA.
In 2002 The University of Toledo presented Hansen with an Honorary PhD in Business Administration and established the Mark Victor Hansen Entrepreneurial Excellence Fund that will help shape the minds of future business leaders and assist in the development of the faculty who will teach them.
In 2000 The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honored Hansen with the prestigious Horatio Alger Award as an American leader who personifies the virtues and principles inherent in the success stories written by nineteenth century American author Horatio Alger, Jr.
In 2000 Northwood University honored Hansen as the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year.
Hansen is involved and supports charities such as Horatio Alger Scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Operation Smile, Oceana, March of Dimes, Covenant House and Childhelp USA.
Hansen graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1970 with a B.A. in speech communications.
MARK VICTOR HANSEN: DAY 1
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have be en magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
End your day by privately looking directly i nto your eyes in the mirror and saying, ‘I love you!’ Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Your belief determines your action and yo ur action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
The more goals you set – the more goals you get.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, ‘Without vision we perish.’
MARK VICTOR HANSEN: DAY 2
Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else’s results. Every liability is just an asset in hiding.
Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Set too many goals and keep adding more goals. Goals have a tendency to be realized all at once.
The majority of people meet with failur e because they lack the persistence to create new plans to take the place of failed plans.
MARK VICTOR HANSEN: DAY 3
Thoughts and ideas are the source of all wealth, success, material gain, all great discoveries, inventions and achievements.
You don’t become enormously successful with out encountering some really interesting problems.
Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them. It’s time to stop tiptoeing around the po ol and jump into the deep end, head first. It’s time to think big, want more and achieve it all!