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Mark Victor Hansen is best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 million books sold. Mark also worked his way into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, and entrepreneurial marketing maven, creating a stream of successful people who have created massive success for themselves through Mark’s unique teachings and wisdom. With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience’s attention as well as their hearts. Having spoken to over 6,000 audiences world-wide with his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers and leaders of our time. Welcome to the show, Mark!

What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:

  • Very helpful
    May 7, 2021 by Luke and Susie from Australia

    As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.

  • Great Show
    May 6, 2021 by emj-js from United States

    Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!

  • Smart Ways to Gift
    April 26, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!

  • Heart Centered Success
    April 18, 2021 by Macnjacs from United States

    Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!

  • Love this show!
    March 12, 2021 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !

  • So much value!
    March 7, 2021 by Loose Seeds from United States

    The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!

  • Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!
    March 5, 2021 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Great Podcast
    March 5, 2021 by 11Dreamer11 from United States

    Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.

  • Innovative
    February 22, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!

  • Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!
    February 19, 2021 by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States

    Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!

  • An Expert on Experts!
    February 12, 2021 by Powerful Eric from United States

    Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!

  • Now I know
    January 22, 2021 by Margo Lovett from United States

    Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett

  • Keeping the Books
    January 15, 2021 by E-World from United States

    Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.

  • Excellent podcast
    January 12, 2021 by Atomickitten99 from United States

    I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.

  • Unique - Engaging - Bold
    January 2, 2021 by Paul D Johnson from United States

    As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.

  • Fun, insightful, and quality production
    December 23, 2020 by koltrass from United States

    Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!

  • Inspiring interviews to take the next step!
    December 12, 2020 by BillableWithBaby from United States

    Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!

  • Pure value, I love it
    December 4, 2020 by Jdoggg222 from United States

    Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!

  • Loved the Craig Handley Episode
    November 13, 2020 by MHillfan from United States

    Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›

  • Inspiring. Informative.
    November 6, 2020 by SunDevil from United States

    Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.

  • Game changer
    October 30, 2020 by Player's Handbook from United States

    This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!

  • If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!
    October 23, 2020 by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom

    Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!

  • Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!
    October 16, 2020 by Jbower1282 from United States

    Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.

  • Mario is a great host with great questions!
    October 16, 2020 by alexdesigns from United States

    Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.

  • A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!
    October 16, 2020 by Chiquita2727 from United States

    Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.

  • Great Show
    October 9, 2020 by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom

    Love the broad selection of topics for inner

  • Amazing inspirational stories
    October 9, 2020 by Nicholas Lee 18 from United Kingdom

    This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.

  • Fantastic
    October 9, 2020 by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States

    Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!

  • Top Learning
    October 2, 2020 by BLNT PPTT from Hungary

    Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!

  • Mario inspires!
    September 18, 2020 by CHRISTOPH - HABITFREAK from United States

    These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!

  • Expert authority!
    September 18, 2020 by Tara Williams Phone from United States

    Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!

  • Great show!
    September 10, 2020 by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States

    Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.

  • A Podcasters Inspiration!
    August 14, 2020 by JamieKullman from United States

    Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!

  • Quality professionalism
    August 6, 2020 by VirtForce from United States

    I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.

  • How to conquer your limiting beliefs
    July 31, 2020 by Dave4syth from United States

    Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.

  • I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episode
    July 29, 2020 by AwesomeMontana from United States

    Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!

  • Great content!
    July 15, 2020 by Cory Lee Leadership from United States

    Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!

  • Fascinating interviews
    July 10, 2020 by Bill Ringle from United States

    Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Love It!
    June 26, 2020 by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India

    Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.

  • Boost my Amazon sales!
    June 19, 2020 by SurvivalDad from United States

    I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!

  • Love It!
    June 16, 2020 by LauraMore from United States

    I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!

  • Flawless interview style
    May 29, 2020 by GninraeL14 from United States

    Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!

  • Come here for value
    May 29, 2020 by Joshua User 202! from Canada

    Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!

  • Crisp and interesting interviews
    May 22, 2020 by Joel Goobich from United States

    As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting

  • If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.
    May 22, 2020 by Macstephen1 from United States

    Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.

  • New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channel
    May 15, 2020 by Angela Brown Oberer from United States

    Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!

  • Very Professional & Engaging Show!
    May 15, 2020 by Mitche Graf from United States

    Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!

  • Great Content
    May 10, 2020 by Pilar S. from United States

    Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.

  • Great content!
    May 1, 2020 by @Mentally_Strong from United States

    I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.

  • Professional and Informative
    May 1, 2020 by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada

    Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

  • Great Podcast
    May 1, 2020 by Amber Fuhriman from United States

    I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!

  • Great find!
    May 1, 2020 by Reed Stiles from United States

    Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.

  • Great show and great host!
    May 1, 2020 by Laurapowers44 from United States

    Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!

  • Walks the walk
    May 1, 2020 by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!

  • Honest and authentic
    April 17, 2020 by Deano3622 from United Kingdom

    Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!

  • Great and insightful!
    March 7, 2020 by Karty12345 from Australia

    I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!

  • So much Value..!
    February 28, 2020 by Alex Dali Rizo from United States

    Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day

  • Inspirational Intentional Information
    February 28, 2020 by 10Kforte from United States

    This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Wow!
    February 25, 2020 by Tyscoaching from Australia

    Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!

  • Motivation on Tap
    February 7, 2020 by AnthonyPGarcia from United States

    Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!

  • Starting a Movement
    February 7, 2020 by JustMe2say from United States

    There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!

  • Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!
    February 7, 2020 by The Big Game Hunter from United States

    Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!

  • Mario Truly Care About His Guests
    February 7, 2020 by Podcast Junkies from United States

    Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.

  • Put your thinking cap on!
    January 27, 2020 by Cliff Duvernois from United States

    This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!

  • Relavant for anyone!
    January 17, 2020 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Mario nails it!
    January 17, 2020 by Mickiezada from United States

    I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!

  • Mario is the real deal
    January 9, 2020 by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.

  • Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journey
    January 3, 2020 by FromLisa2 from United States

    I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.

  • A Gift
    December 25, 2019 by Lisa Vogt from United States

    Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!

  • This show is ON FIRE!
    December 14, 2019 by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States

    Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!

  • Entrepreneur Must Listen
    November 30, 2019 by HWoodwriter from United States

    If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.

  • What a show!!
    October 26, 2019 by CWLuecke from United States

    Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!

  • Loved it!
    October 25, 2019 by Seodrigo from United States

    This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!

  • Great listen
    October 25, 2019 by trinity3712 from United States

    Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b

  • Great Knowledge!
    October 18, 2019 by Jon Vroman FRD from United States

    Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!

  • Excellent show, very imformative!
    October 5, 2019 by Shaolin Soprano from United States

    Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!

  • Helpful Information!
    October 4, 2019 by The Medicare Nation from United States

    Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation

  • Love Mario’s Attitude
    September 12, 2019 by marisaimon from United States

    Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lots of Great Info!
    September 6, 2019 by DarlajPowell from United States

    Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.

  • Great Content!
    August 31, 2019 by LanceJohnson_ from United States

    Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂

  • Important information!
    August 31, 2019 by Allmenow from United States

    Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!

  • Difference-Maker
    August 21, 2019 by Unlimited Beliefs from United States

    Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!

  • Excellent Information
    August 21, 2019 by Stallion golf from United States

    Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.

  • Motivating and valuable information
    August 16, 2019 by Calvin Javier from United States

    Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!

  • Good information
    August 2, 2019 by FIRE NATION! from United States

    Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better

  • Greatness
    August 2, 2019 by MiaSportFanatic from United States

    Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.

  • Listen to the experts - and thrive!
    July 28, 2019 by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!

  • Show is amazing!
    July 26, 2019 by BestMorningRoutineEver from United States

    I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!

  • Great show!
    July 19, 2019 by Jefferson_79 from United States

    Great information for all businesses.

  • Good value!
    July 12, 2019 by Audrey purplele from United States

    Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.

  • Interesting Topic
    July 6, 2019 by Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States

    Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!

  • Helpful Advice from Experts
    June 14, 2019 by ichuck2 from United States

    Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.

  • What a great show!
    June 14, 2019 by Christopher List from United States

    Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Great!!!
    June 11, 2019 by tommye w-c from United States

    Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!

  • Fun & informative
    June 11, 2019 by Saoirse Sky from United States

    Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!

  • Great show!
    June 10, 2019 by CJThomas6 from United States

    Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!

  • Great podcast
    June 10, 2019 by Rosie81200 from United States

    Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.

  • Never Stop Learning!
    June 10, 2019 by Terri in Fairhope from United States

    Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!

  • Amazing!
    June 10, 2019 by KatieHBrooks from United States

    If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!

  • Wonderful show!
    June 10, 2019 by @IV-Heather Tieben from United States

    Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!

  • You Will Not Be Disappointed!
    June 10, 2019 by Composer 1853 from United States

    Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.

  • The hardest working man in Podcasting
    June 7, 2019 by EOFire.com from United States

    Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show! ~ John Lee Dumas

  • Great interviews and guests!
    May 31, 2019 by Mel Good Karma from United States

    Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!

  • Fantastic
    May 31, 2019 by Jason A. Duprat from United States

    Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.

  • Enjoying!
    May 31, 2019 by Slordan from United Kingdom

    Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!

  • Nice variety and interesting topics
    May 31, 2019 by emjgreen from United States

    Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.

  • Great Content! Great Interviews!
    May 24, 2019 by No BS Mompreneur from United States

    Wow! Really enjoy listening to all these fabulous expert authorities!! Lots of valuable take aways that I can implement into my life. I will continue to listen and share with others!! A+++

  • A great addition to build authority and create an impact
    May 24, 2019 by Cloris Kylie from United States

    A great addition to build authority and create an impact. Also, a different twist on the topic. Engaging. 5 stars!

  • Filled with motivation and ideas
    May 20, 2019 by Thomas O'Grady, PhD from United States

    Mario does a great job interviewing and pulling the stories behind people's stories or success. Good pleasant listen. If you are in a journey of your own, these episodes will give some things to bring into your on life.

  • spartancv
    May 17, 2019 by spartancv from United States

    Great job following your passion, your purpose and creating this podcast to help serve others! Keep up the excellent work.

  • This podcast is the bomb
    May 10, 2019 by Posturedoc from United States

    Mario always crushed it, and this podcast is another example of his amazing insights and knowledge!! Great work.

  • Wow - love the video show.
    May 4, 2019 by Thehighenergygirl from United States

    Thank you for the encouragement and tips on how to succeed on video and the repurposing idea.

  • Motivating and Inspiring!
    May 4, 2019 by KatyJoyWells from United States

    Mario brings such enthusiasm to his shows and his content is fantastic. I’m always learning new things to implement or new ways to grow, thanks Mario!

  • What a great show!
    April 29, 2019 by Gene_HPLN from United States

    Awesome podcast! Mario brings great topic, great guests, and it is very easy to listen to. I definitely recommend for anybody interested in business success!

  • It's great
    April 10, 2019 by Ian Ryan from United States

    Just had a chance to check out your most recent episode appreciate the great insight! Great delivery from the host & can’t wait to dig into future content.

  • Love it!
    April 6, 2019 by Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee from United States

    I love that this interview podcast doesn't feature the same old folks that everybody has on their show. Keep it up, Mario!

  • Amazing!!!!
    March 15, 2019 by Lindsey Russo from United States

    This show is so impactful! Hearing from the experts and how they take authority in their space is so amazing. Looking forward to more episodes!

  • Learned what I didin't even know I needed
    March 15, 2019 by Camilla-Jean from United States

    Great info. I love the Q episode because I get just quic interst snippets that may get me thinking about where my business might go.

  • Fabulous Interviews!
    March 1, 2019 by Life&RelationshipCoach from United States

    Mario does a fantastic job interviewing really interesting and successful business people who explain how they got to where they are - tips you won't want to miss when your trying to grow your business! Keep up the great work Mario! Coach Riana Milne

  • A+ Show
    March 1, 2019 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I love this show. It's so entertaining and I learn a lot from the interviews. I highly recommend this show if you want to level up his game as an authority.

  • Inspiration, transformation, success stories!
    February 23, 2019 by Chabo101 from United States

    The title of this review should just be enough but it is just more than that. Its life lessons, its listening to personal struggles and how they over came those struggles. Love to hear from people that change the world through their struggle and the lessons that i learn from them are just more than amazing. I love this.

  • Great interviews!
    February 22, 2019 by AlyciaDarby.com PodcastManager from United States

    These interviews are well done and his guests are prepared to give really specific insights and stratagies... great podcast, Mario!!

  • Inspiring story of courage
    February 16, 2019 by StrongHeart<3 from United States

    I love that she found gratitude in her circumstances. lorie is an inspiration

  • Powerful!
    February 15, 2019 by The Food Heals Podcast from United States

    Mario's interviews cover a variety of topics and provide great value in all areas of your life! Episode 15 discusses how change is temporary and transformation is permanent which was really powerful for me. I love this message! Thank you!

  • Great content!
    February 15, 2019 by Blakeob85 from United States

    Great answers to common questions many entrepreneurs have! Thanks Mario for sharing your and your guests' insight!

  • Real Actionable Tactics!
    February 9, 2019 by MattBMaverick from United States

    What I like about Mario's podcast is that he pulls out actionable tactics from his guests that we, the listeners, can actually use. Great show!

  • Great Listen!
    February 8, 2019 by Real Estate Investor from United States

    Mario and his guests provide useful techniques to succeed in any business venture. The interview style promotes learning through real life examples of his guests. Great listen!

  • Great interviews!
    February 8, 2019 by Matt B 1818 from United States

    Love hearing these interviews and learning from people who are top in their industry. Mario is a great host and is not afraid to share his emotion!

  • Love it
    February 1, 2019 by Duffash from United States

    I love hearing interviews of successful business women and taking away what I can learn from their journey. Mario is a great host! I have enjoyed what I have learned so far. Congrats on the launch of your new podcast!

  • Strong, professional, enthusiastic!
    February 1, 2019 by pm legs from Canada

    If you're looking for an interviewer who's going to take you to investigative places to help you be your best you, through your professional life, you'll love listening to Mario!

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Resources Mentioned

Books Mentioned

Chicken Soup for the Soul | Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen

Think and Grow Rich | Napoleon Hill

One Minute Millionaire | Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen

You Have a Book In You | Mark Victor Hansen

Visualizing is Realizing: What You See is What You Get | Mark Victor Hansen

Dreams Don’t have Deadlines | Mark Victor Hansen

How to Think Bigger Than You Ever Thought You Could Think | Mark Victor Hansen

The Strangest Secret | Earl Nightingale

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3+ Expert Authority Insights™ To Apply Now

  • You’re not supposed to stop.
  • Because you’re either evolving going up or you’re devolving going down.
  • No man or woman gets rich, without enriching all others.
  • You get better as you get older and the Creator is greater than his creation.
  • Change out of the wrong pattern and go into the right pattern.
  • Everyone’s got to be productive, no one can be lazy.

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Wheel of Whatever™

[37:58] What would you think the world would look like if everyone was Capitalistic and went out on Faith, started their own business, ask the right questions, and became Entrepreneurs and didn’t depend on the government so much?

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[0:06] Intro

[1:18] We, Thank our Sponsor, Free Business Book Publishing Course

[3:02] New Book

  • You got to ask yourself, ask others and ask God.

[3:45] Don’t Quit Asking

  • And we believe you cannot look at Caterpillar and predict butterfly.
  • Like Shakespeare said, all the lights of stage and most of us can’t tell who the walk ons are.

[6:08] Get out of your own way

  • But the difference between somebody who succeeds a little and somebody who’s vastly successful is one thing and one only. And that is they ask, and they fulfill their destiny.

[8:05] Destiny

  • The point is, the only way you feel good about yourself is, if you’re working if you’re stretching, if you’re challenging, if you’re coordinated, and in are going forward and by asking bigger, stronger questions.
  • is the size of your question determines the size, your result.

[10:37] Roadblocks

  • Lack of self-worth
  • Fear, a lot of people are being crushed by fear which is unfortunate.
  • Excusology

[11:03] Transformative Time Work

  • Time for a breakthrough, if you don’t allow yourself to break down.
  • How productive can I be during this? And can I be productive in a transformative way?

[14:11] Destination

[20:14] Mark’s Goal

  • A quantity of service plus the quality of delivery with a positive mental attitude that gets you on limited readership.

[23:56] The world is not Video Centric

  • No man or woman gets rich, without enriching all others.
  • Authors are the wealth of the nation

[25:38] Free Enterprise

  • Everyone’s got to be productive, no one can be lazy.
  • There’s no freedom, except in free enterprise, where you have the freedom to choose what you enterprise.

[26:28] Write a Book

  • You define yourself when you’re confined to the page.
  • Once you start refining yourself into finding yourself by being a little bit confined, which we’re all forced into this Governmental lockdown, you know, you start going.

[27:57] Writer’s Block

  • Writer’s block only happens if you get stuck on one book. So, he says I never write one book at a time.

[29:21] Principle of Writing

  • I love writing as a profession, and avocation, vocation is that you get better as you get older and the creator is greater than his recreation. 

[32:12] Discover Yourself

  • Everyone needs to write themselves and discover themselves in the same thing. 

[37:58] The Wheel of Whatever

  • What would you think the world would look like if everyone was Capitalistic and went out on Faith, started their own business, ask the right questions, and became Entrepreneurs and didn’t depend on the government so much?

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Mark Victor Hansen [0:00]
Hi everybody, this is Mark Victor Hansen. My website is MarkVictorHansen.com and you’re listening to EA Interviews.

Intro [0:06]
EA Interviews, Episode 216, inspiration, transformation success stories and The Imperfect Action Round seven days a week, join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview,

Mario Fachini [0:20]
Have you ever thought about publishing a book? I know I have. And I and I’ve done it. And I’m very thankful for that. And my goal was doing is helping a ton of people. And I’d like to think that I have, but I’m gonna be honest, this is a little surreal, because I have none other than the co author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and his new book, ask Mark Victor Hansen on the show today. And I know he sold millions of books. Last, I saw that it was over 500 million books. I know, he’s helped a lot of people, including myself. I remember reading the books when I was younger and still do excited about his new one. That’s very good. And we’re gonna be talking about it and his speaking and just everything he’s done over the years. So, I’m gonna just, frankly, shut up and get him on here, because this is very exciting. I know you want to hear from him. We’re gonna bring up right after we thank our sponsor, Mark Victor Hansen.

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Mario Fachini [1:33]
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Mark, Victor Hansen. Mark, how are you feeling today?

Mark Victor Hansen [1:39]
Better than ever. It’s a delightful, beautiful day and I look out the window and see the cactuses in Scottsdale, Arizona and the sky is blue. And it’s a perfect temperature today. It’s about 75 or 80 outside.

Mario Fachini [1:51]
Well, I will definitely take that because it was cloudy here in Detroit the other day. I’d like to say it’s a nice day today, which is, but I know you have better weather year round is that one of the reasons you decided to move there.

Mark Victor Hansen [2:04]
We love the desert. It’s peaceful, it’s calm, it’s beautiful. It’s quiet. And people are blissfully. I’ve never been to a place that everybody smiles and talks to you even with masks at the grocery store, Costco or wherever.

Mario Fachini [2:20]
Sounds like a very friendly place. How long have you been there?

Mark Victor Hansen [2:23]
Very small populations, the same size as Israel; all of Arizona. It’s the same size and geography and about 5 million people. Although people are moving here in droves, no country.

Mario Fachini [2:36]
How long have you been there?

Mark Victor Hansen [2:39]
We’ve been buying real estate here for a long time and lived here over five years full time. My wife had lived here a lot of her life.

Mario Fachini [2:46]
Oh, excellent. Well, I want to ask you about your new book. I know you’ve done so many over the years. And I’m appreciative of that. And I know Expert Authority World is also but there you go. Asked.

Mark Victor Hansen [3:02]
The bridge, your dreams, your destiny. We think everyone’s got a great destiny and our destiny has become helping everyone find their destiny; we’re teaching in this book that you got to ask yourself, ask others and ask God. And that what we’re asking people to do is get a copy at Amazon, because most bookstores aren’t open again yet and then join AskTheBookClub.com and we want to help you become a master asker, we’re getting hundreds of letters a day already. There’s only been out since April, it was astounding. Dozens of people are going over it with their best friend and when they do. They’re discovering who they really are, what they’re supposed to do, and most importantly, what their destiny is.

Mario Fachini [3:38]
Why do you think so many people have such a hard time to do that; Ask?

Mark Victor Hansen [3:45]
Well, you know, we’re saying you got to ask yourself, but when you’re a little kid, you ask everybody who, what, where, when, why, how. And obviously, we got five kids and six grandkids; and grandkids had sleep over last night. And they asked grampy; me and Mimi, my wife, everything. But most people push it on Oh, just shut up. Come on, Mario, you know that or don’t quit asking, you know, and then you go to school and I said, Now sit there shut up and listen, and I’m going to implode everything into you, which is not good education according to Socrates or me or anyone. And then you go to work and they say no, we’ll tell you how it is. Are you going to military and they’ll say you do exactly what you’re told to obey, until we get squished down. And right now we believe as you know, my corporate symbol on one minute millionaire is a butterfly. And we believe you cannot look at Caterpillar and predict butterfly. And right now a billion of us are in a cocoon. And it’s time for us to go over a book and we can ask is the best transformative book ever written, based on the results we’re getting with people we’ve tested in advance. And as long as you’re in this cocoon, find out who you really are, who you want to buddy up with, right? Like Shakespeare said, all the lights of stage and most of us can’t tell who the walk ons are. So, when you start to really ask the deepest this person to walk on, or is this person significant to me? And then you start asking God, God, what’s your destiny? For me? God? What’s your destiny? For me? God, what’s your destiny for me 400 times, before, you get to sleep at night you wake up, and you’re ready to write it down. Because your inner soul, your inner, higher self knows what you’re supposed to be doing, being in habit.

Mario Fachini [5:20]
I love that. You’re saying that because, you know, God gave me the vision for the show after my father passed a few years ago, and, it never made sense to me prior. But, once I started it, and I just went for it, everything started clicking. And it was like, everything I’ve been doing my whole life was just prepping me for that, because I incorporate so much of, you know, five, six different things. You know, because traditionally, podcast or audio only when my backgrounds in video production, I did modeling and acting, and I’ve incorporated all the stuff I’ve learned, along with band choir and drama in that. And it was just like, you’re saying, I knew what I needed to do, you just so you’re saying just get out of your own way.

Mark Victor Hansen [6:08]
Get out of your own way and ask the questions in depth. And usually those questions don’t get asked until like, what you had your father transitioned out of life, out of physical form, spirit lives forever, I believe. And I think you do. And so what happens is, that’s what crystal I discovered, we’ve traveled to 80 countries talked almost 7 million people around the world. And we met wonderful people, good people, professional people, educated people, nice people. But the difference between somebody who succeeds a little and somebody who’s vastly successful is one thing and one only. And that is they ask, and they fulfill their destiny. Now each of us has got a destiny, I believe, and we can discuss that if you want. But most people never ask themselves. Well, I’m an Engineer, Mario, don’t you know it? I’m a Lawyer, Mario, I’m a Medical Doctor. And they box themselves rather than say, Hey, wait a second. I’m a student of the Universe. What is it; you know, if you read The Bible, in the beginning, that chapter in Genesis, In the beginning, God created and then number 28, created you and I and the image and likeness. Therefore my position is you’re here to do two things. One is create and the others contribute. And then the question is, you know, the big guy said, the greatest amongst us serving and also, how much are you contributing? And people say, Mark, why don’t you retire? You’re A. old and B, you got plenty of money, and you sold a half billion books?No, my goal is always a billion books, because that’s the message I got. Because nobody can do that. And I’ve been told hundreds of times, I can’t do it. And I go, thank you very much, you’re wrong. And I’m gonna live 127 options for renewal. So, I got plenty of time. And you know, if you really doing high quality of service, and a high quality life, why not have a high quantity?

Mario Fachini [7:41]
I love that. Thank you for saying that. Because so many people think, well, I want to have a big whatever business, life, success, whatever. But they think they have to do it at a lukewarm. You know, it’s that whole quantity over quality thing. And I’ve also said, why can’t you do both? Why would you? Why would you want a lot of something that’s not great.

Mark Victor Hansen [8:05]
First of all, I agree you ought to be fulfilled and fully functioning at all levels of your life, like, Well, my grandkids are here who are really precocious if you forgive me for saying so. And they ask all the questions, and we’re willing to do explored anything with them. And it’s wonderful. But that’s really where we’re supposed to be. And all the people that are retired in Detroit, that they made a lot of money with GM or Ford, or whoever, were making mirrors. I don’t care what they did. I’ve been to Detroit and talk to hundreds of times over my lifetime, but 44 years, and it’s a great city, or that you live in. But the point is that you’re not supposed to stop, there’s only the till you’re 45, or you have a million or you have 10 million. Go though and retire. golf’s wonderful fishing is wonderful bridge is wonderful. All those things are wonderful. But they’re not a destiny. They’re a escape. And the point is, the only way you feel good about yourself is, if you’re working if you’re stretching, if you’re challenging, if you’re coordinated, and in are going forward and by asking bigger, stronger questions, in my line, in the book; is the size of your question determines the size, your result. Now, if I just wanted to touch one person, I’ve done that a lot of times, but we’ve already touched, I’ve had a billion readers, I’m pretty sure you’re gonna have half million books because there’s past one guy in India twelve and China minimum five. And you know, so, the point is that books aren’t allowed in China by and large, and yet, I’ve sold 374 million books in China; and got some problems with the government, but the people I love totally right. And so, what happens is that you and I are in this wonderful position that for the first time, Peterson Well, why are you selling books and your book sales are off the Richter scale? Well, we’re doing podcasts, but the podcasts are literally now around the world like we did two in America. One day one in Canada, one of Israel in the last one late in the afternoon was 10 million people in Vietnam. And if you told me, Vietnam sales would go off the Richter scale. I’d say, no, I need to do the 20 best bookstores in America. No, this business No, I don’t know the business because a business change it for all of us, we’ve had in the last eight months more change in eight months, and we’ve had an eight years.

Mario Fachini [10:09]
So, you’re basically saying you can do a world tour now without ever leaving home?

Mark Victor Hansen [10:15]
Correct. If you’re willing to work, remember, I teach that you got to do massive effort and massive right thinking to get the master bright result.

Mario Fachini [10:24]
I want to go a little bit more into detail. I definitely want to touch on the destiny. But I want to talk about your seven steps that I was reading through. Why don’t you take us through that so Expert Authority World can experience them.

Mark Victor Hansen [10:37]
So, what happens is in the book, we say there are seven roadblocks. And at any given time, most of us are feeling two or three of them. First one is lack of self worth, which I’ll talk about if you want the second is fear. And right now a lot of people are being crushed by fear which is unfortunate. Next to be excusology, next to be pattern paralysis, where? Well, that’s the way we’ve always done it here, until a company or so.

Mario Fachini [11:01]
I’ve done it my whole life.

Mark Victor Hansen [11:03]
Yeah, then and by the way, Einstein, who is my teachers, teacher, I had Buckminster Fuller in grad school for seven years as a Research Assistant to Dr. Fuller. But Albert said, you know, definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a new result. So, the point is, we’re in this transformative time work. If you do it from a spiritual point of view, I’m not doing it. There’s nothing good about COVID. But the fact of the matter is, when we’re being shut down like this, it is a time for a breakthrough. If you don’t allow yourself to break down. That’s why these podcasts are so important to cheer people on, and encourage people, to excite people, to inspire them at the depth of their soul and being; and find their bigger self rather than their smaller self, you drink too much, eat too much, watch too much TV or whatever bigger self is, how productive can I be during this? And can I be productive in a transformative way? For me in the marketplace, I define an entrepreneur is somebody who finds a problem, fixes it scales it and makes a vast profit.

Mario Fachini [12:03]
So, you were talking about the roadblocks that we go through? Do you feel that there’s any variations of those or that there’s other ones or it’s always the same ones,And people just get stuck in different ways?

Mark Victor Hansen [12:19]
That’s a great question, Mario. Let me just do one of the examples. We have the example of a guy who just a little Northview in Toronto, Bob Proctor has been my friend for 40 years and now is 87 and in great shape and still contributing as millions and millions, listen to him every day. But Bob was nowhere from and had his parents pushed down on him. And he went into the Navy and Canada. And he got pushed around and said, don’t you listen, Bob, and he finally came out of the Navy and he was a fireman. And exhausted as a fireman looking around seeing all the guys in the fire department nothing but drunks. They said, Look, I make 4000 a year I owe 6000 isn’t good. I’m gonna go to the richest guy I know and ask, what did you do? And the guy said, read this book Think and Grow Rich, which is sort of a predecessor to my book, One Minute Millionaire, same kind of zone. And I love it. And he said he read it and decided he was going to be healthy and rich, starts window washing, exhaust himself laying on a street in Toronto, surrounded by first responders and policemen, said he wandered off and he said, No, I’m just exhausted goes home recipe says, If I can’t watch every window, I won’t watch any windows. And remember I said, a profitable business that you scale. He ends up doing so well. He makes a million a month, he has a window Washington, Toronto and Montreal and Atlanta, Georgia, and in London. So, but what he did during that time, as you read the book again and again, and said he changed out of the wrong pattern and got into the right pattern. Because you’re either evolving going up or you’re devolving going down. And most people in a in a crisis are saying, Oh, it’s dark and scary. And here Well, I’m sure the caterpillar is saying it’s dark and scary. And you scroll around, see everything. And now I don’t know what’s gonna happen. But pretty soon you break out of the cocoon. And you can go forward if you have a destination that you figured out, and you put in writing.

Mario Fachini [14:06]
Let’s talk about that destination, because it sounds like that’s part of the destiny.

Mark Victor Hansen [14:11]
Perfect, because when I went bankrupt in 1974, for six months, I’m sleeping in a sleeping bag in front of another guy’s room because things were really bad for me. And I finally got what I wanted to do. I wanted to talk to people that care about things that matter. That would make a life transformative difference. I go to my four roommates in Hicksville, Long Island New York. And I say any of you guys know somebody that young not a Lawyer, not a Doctor, not a famous person, not a celebrity that speaking and making money, this guy yeah, this kid is older knew a little bit but he’s out to hop on Long Island, New York. I jumped to both a beat a Volkswagen to bankruptcy courts and not gonna take it from me. Get out there. Listen to God. Wow. The audience for three hours, Jim Collins. I go up to him at the end. I shake his hand, I say; I’m Mark your grandson. Teach me how to do this business. Please. I’ll buy your lunch. You should look good. I own the five boroughs. I want real steak, Utah real steak, i teach you how to do it in a life insurance business. So, I said, that’d be great. So, I did the life insurance business, did 1000 talks a year, somehow I keep going off screen here. 1000 talks a year for the first three years. And it was amazing that it worked. And you know, I built a business and they said you had that in a book. And it was amazing. I did a little book of stories, which see if I can go up on my screen here. This one that’s got red at the bottom. I’ve never done it this way before. There it is. Stand up speak on when I’m on state computer. Oh, well. At least we’re making it visually discerning or interesting to your.

Mario Fachini [15:41]
I’ll make sure there’s a link to that in your show notes page.

Mark Victor Hansen [15:44]
Stand up, freaked out when he sold 200,000 copies in the first year. And I thought I’d died and gone and I tripled my income 20,000 copies at $10 each. I said this isn’t an international best-seller. You people like this. It’s not a national bestseller. It’s a New York Times best-seller. But it is my best friend. And I want to assign it to you and your spouse and your kids and your dog if you have one. And you know the first day I had it I sold 37 copies made $370 and thought while I’m gone. And then the next year I sold 20,000 copies and it just it was heavenly. Because I want everyone to write a book. I even wrote a book called, You Have a Book In You, so, it came out, because everyone’s gonna be better off they read the book. I have never had this screen jump around on me before. I apologize to everyone watching that you think I’ve lost my mind and marbles, you know.

Mario Fachini [16:35]
You’re okay.You’re doing great. It just moves, sometimes it happens.

Mark Victor Hansen [16:40]
Okay, well, thank you for being courteous, or at least I’m half screen. Okay.

Mario Fachini [16:50]
There you go right there.

Mark Victor Hansen [16:54]
Okay, next question, sir. Thank you for being patient.

Mario Fachini [16:57]
My pleasure, say that again?

Mark Victor Hansen [17:03]
The people watching Good. You may know how to write but he’s dizzy. You can’t stay still.

Mario Fachini [17:08]
I mean, when you first jumped on camera, I was looking at the bookshelf. And there’s a lot of people who were like, I want to film in front of my bookshelf. And I’m like, those are all his.

Mark Victor Hansen [17:18]
Yeah, they are. I’ve written three. It says in the literature, you got 309. But we just finished three more books. If you don’t mind my bragging, 30 years ago, I did audio tapes, because audio tapes were what were there. And we did take like 38 sets with Nightingale Conant and great titles that I came up with, because I really believe you ought to write a book, but spend more time in the title in the book almost and then write a great book. And then you’re only 10%,90% is going to be the marketing in the book. So, which we can talk to if you want but, I had titled like, Visualizing Is Realizing, Dreams Don’t have Deadlines. And How to Think Bigger Than You Ever Thought You Could Think, and i thought was great. And we made a lot of money with them. And I’m very thankful for all the checks I get on it. With all sudden another publisher comes to me, GB Media and they said, Hey, we want to take all those books, all those tapes, and you rewrite them because you took a Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale, which was listened to by 100 million and you rewrote it and brought it up to date. And you got 100 million people listen, so, we want to take those, we want to go the other way. This time, we’ll transcribe everything. You rewrite it, and we’ll bring it out as a book. And I thought Holy cow, that’s exciting. And I found stuff; I’d written and obviously narrated personally; 40 years ago, 30 years ago, 20 years ago, and they’re doing all those books and they’re publishing them like that. And they’re selling like crazy because, book sales are up because people are in a cocoon and are buying books. And I can’t talk for you, but I love your answer to this. I follow an author, like whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. If I find somebody I love I get addicted to them and I read everything they got, whether it’s you name anybody, and in a nonfiction it would be you know, somebody like Scott Peck, who we interviewed is one of the 101 Interviews in that fiction, it’d be like, Clive Cussler, or Clavell, or anyone I mean, I can go through all of them, you know, because I’m a book addict. And because my parents were illiterate, dangerous people didn’t have any books and I got hooked on books and get 50,000 in my library, which have; at least touched, if I haven’t read it, and like Jim Rowan told me, he said, don’t you just feel smarter walking into your library? And I said, Yeah.

Mario Fachini [19:31]
I think it’s so great because I mean, this is just kind of astonishing as a published author, and you know, I have five of my own books, I now what it takes to go in there and people ask me all the time, even just yesterday; I had multiple people saying you know, I want to go through your program this and that, and it’s one of the reasons I made the free course, because, I just can’t help everyone the way I do at the highest level. But how did you decide I want to do so many books. Did you have the approach of I have this knowledge and wisdom, I want to give to people and share with them? Or do you set a yearly goal of I want to publish 10 to 12 books a year? Or is that a little of both?

Mark Victor Hansen [20:14]
We did, number one is what happened, is that you start having compounding pieces of information nobody else has got like, right now like, I’m friends with some superstar athletes, the best Basketball players, best Baseball players, you know, and what happens is they are done at age 32 or 35 at the most right, Skaters, Gymnast, all that, the beautiful thing about the business of being an intellectual, is that you get deeper, wiser, brighter, and you compound the people that you’re with. And you have insights, information, illumination, that nobody else has gotten, you say, wow. If I can write this and you got it, a lot of things happen. First of all, one of my favorite Presidents, the smartest, maybe was Thomas Jefferson. And he said, you know, if you take an idea for me, it didn’t take anything for me makes a world brighter. And it’s like if my candles lit yours in your’e like on mine, it doesn’t take anything for mine, but it makes a world brighter. Same thing here is that, what I want to do is get the 4 billion people that 8 billion of us live in a planet half of us can’t read. But we’re going to change it with podcasts, I believe because for the first time we have smartphones, and for $15 everyone in Africa in Southern India, and China have a smartphones, so, maybe in China’s clothes and under media but, which is tragic. I have lots of problems with a Communist Government. I believe in free enterprise. I despise Socialism and Fascism and Totalitarianism and Despotism. No more new one to know. Right? The second any of the point is, probably is it by my writing. My books literally have gone around the world and they keep getting passed along. And now when people are seeing them podcast, because whatever number I give you is sort of made up. But based on our calculation, we’ve talked to somewhere 40 or 50 million people before Christmas, we will talk to 100 million and I want to sell, you know, a million copies of apps because exposure is the deal. It’s a quantity of service plus the quality of delivery with a positive mental attitude that gets you on limited readership.

Mario Fachini [22:19]
I love everything you’re saying; you say whatever you want, it wasn’t too much, I probably wouldn’t have directly asked it. But I’m a Capitalist believe in free enterprise. Also, I think it’s a great thing. And the fact that, you know, even when I did my first book, Video Marketing for Business Owners, I remember what it was like having $5. And taking three of that to buy a book, no, $2 to buy the book, the $3,to buy the yellow highlighters. And when I did my first one, I was designing a course. And I was like, You know what, what if they came where I was, and I go, you know what, I don’t want the money to be an issue. But I do believe you should invest in yourself. So, I go, if they invest the 20 bucks for the book, I’ll give him 20 bucks off the course. So, you can start here and go to the next phase. I always wanted it to just be the desire. And that’s what’s so great about it, you can literally have nothing and go. I want to make a difference. And make that difference and then help people. And I’ve always loved what you’ve done. And I’m so excited to hear you’re still doing it. And when I was reading through ask, I was like this is great, because I can honestly say I’ve never heard it presented heard it or presented in a book that way. I’ve heard people say in a Leadership Seminar where they go, you should ask for this. And it’s like a two three minute little thought. But the fact that you did a whole book on it, I was like this was great. And those roadblocks are what stop us , including myself. And you do have to break through them.

Mark Victor Hansen [23:56]
I didn’t mean to walk over you there.First of all, thank you, the world is not Video Centric. So, I’m glad that you did something. I didn’t know you did that. So, I’ll go back and look at that. But when we were with the World’s Greatest Movie Maker, Peter Guber, he said, from now on history is going to be Video Centric. So, everything’s got to go to Video. Right. And that’s obviously true with Facebook and Instagram and Hama Hama, all the Social Media, all of which we’re getting better at and we have turned part of our house into a film fear. The other thing about; what you’re saying with the $5 or $10 that you hadn’t bought a highlighter, that’s why my hero Andrew Carnegie, and if you haven’t been to his house in New York, Andrew Carnegie’s house at 95th and 5th Avenue. It’s owned now by the Smithsonian Institute, cost five bucks to get in. But here’s a guy with a third grade education and became the richest guy of his time. But what he’s got is marble all around the wall and he says, No man or woman gets rich, without enriching all others. I thought, Wow, that’s really cool. She could move to say, you got those idiots running for political office, now that they were gonna steal all the money from the rich. Then everybody will be poor you dumb ass squared. Number two is it said, authors are the wealth of the nation now, the only word I’d edit for Andy, was authors of the wealth of the world. Now remember, he knew Europe could use from Scotland and he knew America because he did really well in Pittsburgh, and he got to New York. So, the point is, we’re in no disagreement. I’m just an editor. So, improving it from nation to world I’m sure Andy, Andrew Carnegie would have loved it if you haven’t seen the movie on him and Netflix. Got to watch that. And you got to watch The Men Who Built America.

Mario Fachini [25:36]
Absolutely love that.

Mark Victor Hansen [25:38]
Yeah. And, you know, Capitalism is the only system that works. Free Enterprise is got to be kept free by those of us. Everyone’s got to be productive, no one can be lazy. Although millennials think there’s some free lunch or free school or free something, there’s no freedom, except in free enterprise, where you have the freedom to choose what you enterprise. And if we don’t defend that, then you get to be a gulag in China. You get to be a slave and tie you up every night and day; you make Nike shoes, which is I won’t buy Nike because they use slavery labor, and it’s not okay with me. It’s anti human. I know. I’m on my little Soapbox. So, if that’s too much, tough,

Mario Fachini [26:23]
It’s not too much. If there’s one show that’s not going to stop you. It’s me.

Mark Victor Hansen [26:28]
Oh, good. So, the point is, everybody’s got to write their book, because you define yourself when you’re confined to the page and I just wrote the whole thing. You can get it my website, just go to MarkVictorHansen.com, about from blank page to best-seller, because everyone has got more in him than they know. And once you start refining yourself and definding yourself by being a little bit confined, which we’re all forced into this Governmental lockdown, you know, you start going, Wow, I knew a lot more. And then you go back and read it. You say, wow, that some of that profound. I mean, I’m sure you found that when you wrote your books, right?

Mario Fachini [27:04]
What I enjoyed about writing the books was everyone goes, Oh, I got so much knowledge, I got so much information, I can talk about so many things. And it’s like, good, just pick one. And I, as much as I’m very much a creative. I mean, I love the logical side of going here’s the 7 steps. Here’s the, you know, 7 roadblocks. Here’s the 12 steps to this you can define; is you know, you get to make that decision. Is the information i’m distilling to you, important enough that I think you should know it. Everyone’s got all kinds of stories and stuff to tell, but does it add value or not? And when it says yes, it makes it in the book, and the part of the reader, I love that the reader gets the best of the best. It’s like you can share all this other stuff through other mediums, but the book, it’s like it’s the best of the best, you don’t need a question.

Mark Victor Hansen [27:55]
Let me go backwards to what you said two questions. And to what you just said. Everybody thinks you have to write one book at a time. I disagree with that only because, we did a Chicken Soup for The Writer Soul. And I got to be with Steve Allen, the guy who created The Tonight Show and had 7000 songs and 14 major books and totally dyslexic. He read backwards and upside down. So, he said writer’s block only happens if you get stuck on one book. So, he says I never write one book at a time I write 28 books, I dictate them. Because, if I get stuck on one dictation, I can go to another and I’m not stuck there. And then I can go back. And also my mind is open again. And I thought so. I’m all for us starting something and finishing something a lot of I’d say somewhere around 90% people, I’ve met my seminars and I’ve had like 7 million people in front of me they come up and say, Well, I started the book. Why did you finish it? No. Look, I met you 7 years ago you did the book. You haven’t finished it. You got to start to finish but right. Maybe if he did some other books, it would keep his juices or her juices running. Does that make sense?

Mario Fachini [28:59]
It absolutely does. And I know when I’ve written mine people are like, well, I’m stuck on chapter two; I go, we’ll jump to 5, 7 or whatever else, like just skip around. And one of the things I teach my author clients in the 8-week program, and I made it 8 – weeks because, like you’re saying, you need to get it done. Well, I got 10 books inside me. Great. Finish one.

Mark Victor Hansen [29:21]
Yeah. And then you can work on the other Sunday. I mean, when Jack and I started we said, my jacuzzi because we’re both doing pretty well. And we wrote 134 titles that we were going to write. We haven’t done it but and answer your question again three questions ago and I know I’m expounding on old question, but, is it when we went to New York to sell it, we got 144 people who say hit the road Jack. I said it’s okay. You don’t like him, but I’m a nice guy, Jack’s great. Anyhow, we went to Berkeley and they took a book that I wrote, which is behind me somewhere called Dare to Win and Jack did look at it. But, we did 14 books in that series because, if you’re going to do a book, why not do so sequels and prequels, I learned from you know, reading our dear friend; George Lucas, a guy did Star Wars that don’t do anything to get frequent sequels I did, Jack, that’s one of our 38 principles writing that are discernments. So, we wrote Dare to Ask. Sorry, we started with Dare to Win and all the way to Dear Oh God, and one of them was Dare to Ask. And we were number 1 and 2 in New York Times with Chicken Soup number 1 in A Second Helping of Chicken Soup. And then we came up with Teenage Soul, we sold 19 million it was off the Richter scale. They came to it. So, well, you guys will finish your second book called Aladdin. Which Aladdin factor which we sold 3.6 million of. And Jack said, they’re gonna sue us. I said they’re gonna sue us. no, us Jack, not Mark. They’re suing Mark and Jack. So, we got to finish this. And he demanded in a month or they’re suing us. So, he said, well, what are you going to do? I said, well, I’m going to get it done.And so, I interviewed people. And that was sort of the predecessor to this, right? Because it was a great book. And now this is a greater book. Because the principle here of why you want to keep writing and why I love writing as a profession, and avocation, vocation is that you get better as you get older and the creator is greater than his recreation. In other words, if you go to Florence, Italy, and I’m pretty sure you’re Italian, is it true?

Mario Fachini [31:18]
A little bit?

Mark Victor Hansen [31:19]
Yeah. So, you’ve been the Florence they say, Michelangelo, how you make a David, he say, a chippy out everything. That’s not David. That’s what good writing, is what you said the guy gets stuck at chapter five, and go right to 7 and 12. Because you’re not stuck. I knows right now you’re chipping out? Well, if you can’t figure out what’s good line, right?

Mario Fachini [31:39]
Yeah. And the beauty of it, is your brain goes to work for you. I mean, people tried to do so much on their own. And it’s like, sometimes, let me rephrase that. All the time, the best thing you can do is just relax and let your brain go to work. Let your subconscious go to work. It’s like you have the answers, but you’re just so wound up. It’s like all these external stimulus. It’s like, just relax. I experienced it last night. I was looking for something. couldn’t think of it. I go, man, it’ll come to me. Five minutes later, bam. I’m like, thanks, God. Thanks, brain.

Mark Victor Hansen [32:12]
Yeah, exactly. And by the way that, I never thought of it. You know, we’re saying ask yourself, ask others ask God. And we’re saying, hey, look, when Jack and I wanted to make the best title,we in our respective homes, he was in Santa Barbara at the time I was in Newport Beach. And we did 400 times mega best-selling title. And he calls me at [2:30] in the morning says, Chicken Soup. I said for the Soul, on both of us got goosebumps. Now he didn’t know we get all that rejection. But we knew we had the right title. Because we thought the soul of America was in trouble. And what we didn’t understand there’s a soul of the World in trouble. And sort of like what, if you ever go to the White House, they say the world’s always on fire when you’re in this office. And it’s pretty much true. You haven’t been there, you want to put that in your bucket list. And I’ve been there a bunch. So, the point is, everyone needs to write themselves and discover themselves in the same thing. So, that’s where I was going. So, the setup was, is we go back to chapter five, we’re stuck, right?

I know exactly what to say, God, tell me exactly what to say in chapter five. God, tell me exactly what St. Joe, if God’s not the right word, Spirit, or infinite intelligence, tell me exactly what to say. And what you just said, it’ll come for, right? Because your inner know or knows, or you wouldn’t have the deal to write the book, or desire to write the book.

Mario Fachini [33:29]
Yeah, and I’m really so excited that you’re sharing this because there’s a lot of people who feel like they will have something to say, but they’re like, I don’t know, if I could do a whole book on it. What would you say to that?

Mark Victor Hansen [33:43]
Multiplicity of answers, number one is, the answer is yes, they do. And all you got begun is half done a joke which a start and end decide you’re going to complete it. Number two is if you don’t have somebody interview you about all the holes in your book, because there’s nobody that can fill a hole book it perfectly. I mean, without having some editor I mean, and I’ve had a lot of editors do, like a Random House, when we wrote One Minute Millionaire, she’d say, on page 387, that really belongs on page 27. On column three, or paragraph three, and one. She could hold my books better than I could roll them and I was writing it, you know, with Bob Allen. And I thought, Wow, that is really impressive. There’s impressive minds out there. And the other thing is, if you really can’t write, what I say is, interview, which you know, is my second chapter in the book, you have a book and you because, when Jack and I finished; Chicken Soup for the Soul back in the old days, remember there’s 1990,didn’t call until 93. Because the publisher Eustache, two years ago, which is tragic, to the book business and you’ve started to get what you wrote because they’re so slow. Today, they’re faster today. Now, it happens in two or three months, but the point is come out. Once you’re finished. What happens is that I didn’t have enough money I was down money, so, I went and I was working in four marketplaces, one of which is Chiropractic. And I interviewed all the Chiropractors, they were in trouble because they weren’t getting paid. The government stopped all insurance payments. So, they said, hey, we’re all going bankrupt. And so I said, Well, look, I’ll just interview the guys and ladies that make over a million a year, and have booming practices like Pediatric, Chiropractic or whatever. And I interviewed this guy in Denver, named Dr. Dennis Nicholson. He said, All I do is I get my patients with a rubber band, I take a rubber band, I put it on my finger. And Mario, if I put this around my finger, and it is, what is this, I get something popping up on my screen. I’m going to just say uninstall. I don’t know what to do. To get rid of whatever that is. I’m I don’t know if it’s showing up on your screen or not. Anyhow, we put a rubber band around your index finger, what color is it turn?

Mario Fachini [35:51]
Like a purplish blood red?

Mark Victor Hansen [35:55]
Yeah. And then if it’s long enough, it falls off say, Well, can a Medical Doctor get rid of that? No, can a Subluxation is what it’s called? Can a PT or Physical Therapist? Or can a Massage Therapist know, only a Chiropractic? And so, we build a million dollar practice. So, I interviewed all those guys, and I made money. And so, what I’m saying to fill the book, if you don’t, if you have a topical area, go interview the people that know that answer and fill the other half of your book or other three quarters, a quarter or 10%. Does that make sense?

Mario Fachini [36:22]
Oh, absolutely does. And you know, what I’m hearing is that the other good by product of it, is you’re making great relationships with those people giving them publicity. And it’s a win- win for all.

Mark Victor Hansen [36:35]
Well,we interviewed 26 superstars in this book. And I gotta tell you, I love every one of them. Like everyone says, well, they’re cities that are failing. That’s correct. I’m not going to. I’m a guy that’s positive, optimistic. So, we interviewed Mayor Rex Parris, who’s a highest paid litigator in the world, because he runs a little city called, Lancaster, California. So, all of California is a non fire, his city not on fire, this city has natural energy, every house has got to have a solar energy, there’s lights in every street, he ended all the crime , because he was willing to go up to the house and say, to the thug, and say, here’s your three choices. Either I arrest you on the spot, you go into training, and we get you to be a real productive citizen, or you leave here and never come back, and we get your picture,and you’re done for I’m putting you in jail for the rest of your life. And he did it with, you know, strong policeman with him. He has no crime in this city. So, can a city going up crime? Can the city have 100% people employed gonna be more jobs there than ever? And he brought in making electric batteries for electric buses. I mean, I’ve gone through the factory with Rex. And he’s just done all these things, right? Because, he keeps asking questions, that does stuff in any fights the biggest companies in the world, which have to go on name, but you know, make wins 100 million dollar lawsuit. And he’s invincible because he has 57 lawyers ask him every possible question. So,when he goes in court, there’s no new questions.Is that cool?

Mario Fachini [37:58]
That’s very cool. And it’s one of the things in marketing that, you know, when companies hire me to help them with the messaging, I treat it like a court case. And I go, what are the objections you’re getting? Because, in sales and marketing, it only comes down to if I mean, if they’re reaching out to you. They’re interested, right? You just have to answer the questions they have and give them the confidence that you’re the right decision to go with. And when you can figure out what the hot buttons are in, basically beat them to it and use that in your marketing. There’s no oh, I’m getting objections. And you know, they need to think about it. And when you know it better than they do exactly what you’re saying there’s nothing left. It’s like it’s either a yes or no, I do this on every episode. It’s The Wheel of Whatever. And I got a great question I thought of when we started this. What would you think the world would look like if everyone was Capitalistic and went out on Faith, started their own business, ask the right questions and became Entrepreneurs and didn’t depend on government so much.

Mark Victor Hansen [39:05]
Everyone would fulfill their destiny be happy, and we would go to Utopia Redmond dystopia. How is that?

Mario Fachini [39:11]
Do you think it’s possible in the next 20 years?

Mark Victor Hansen [39:15]
I think is inevitable. I wrote another book called How to be UP in Down Times, which you get free, if you go to MarkVictorHansen.com. And what I say is between 2020 and 2030, we’re gonna have; we’re gonna do 50 billion in America, we’re gonna do 50 trillion pay off all the debts with these seven companies that are life transformative.

Mario Fachini [39:34]
Well, I love that because I’ve been saying for a couple of years, and I’m excited now. We get to experience our roaring 20s, because I don’t know too many people that were around for the 1920s. But I’m definitely gonna tear it up for the 2020s and I know you will, too.

Mark Victor Hansen [39:49]
All right, Mario, and all the people listening. Thank you. Looking forward to meeting all of you when we get to open up and go back to seminars again.

Mario Fachini [39:56]
Absolutely.Where would you like people to learn more?

Mark Victor Hansen [39:59]
Just go to MarkVictorHansen.com and take a look at it or any of my Social Media. It’s all under MarkVictorHansen. And so, thank you everybody. But this has been delightful. I hope we get to do it again sometime. And I hope I’ve been of service and value to all the people watching.

Mario Fachini [40:13]
My pleasure. Thanks again, Mark. All right, Expert Authority world. We have another great episode for today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day. God bless.

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