Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Profile of Mark Victor Hansen
”Mega” Best Selling Author, Motivator & Chairman Mark Victor Hansen & Associates & Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc.
[A Three Part Article]

This article offers an insight into groundbreaking proven research into how to overcome adversity and how to become a successful leader which is well researched and fully documented in my new book “Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders.” This new Leadership book has received extensive endorsements and enthusiastic reviews from well-known prominent business, political, and academic leaders, best-selling authors, and leading scholars who either participated in the study or reviewed the research findings.

You will discover the proven success habits and leadership secrets of people who, in spite of adversity, discrimination, abuse, or difficult or life threatening challenges shaped their own destiny to become successful, effective leaders.
The full results of this research are presented in the just published book, “Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders,” by Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.

The sixteen prominent successful leaders, who’s stories are told and shared their secrets about how to overcome adversity and become a leader were: Dr. Tony Bonanzino, Jack Canfield, William Draper III, Mark Victor Hansen, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Monzer Hourani, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), J. Terrence Lanni, Dr. John Malone, Angelo Mozilo, Larry Pino, Dr. Nido Qubein, U.S. Army Major General Sid Shachnow (Ret.), Dr. John Sperling, Dr. Blenda Wilson, and Zig Ziglar.

Additionally, five internationally well-known, highly respected Best-Selling authors, and major academic scholars offered their peer debriefing comments, reviews and their agreement with the findings of my research findings including:
Dr. Ken Blanchard, Dr. John Kotter, Professor Jim Kouzes, Dr. Paul Stoltz, and Dr. Meg Wheatley.

This is a part of a short biography of one of the prominent leaders principal participants for my Leadership and Adversity research who generously contributed their time and insights into the phenomenon of how individuals can successfully overcome adversity and obstacles and even go on to become prominent successful leaders.

This is three-part mini-biography of one of the principal research participants who generously contributed his time and insight for this important research into the phenomenon of how prominent successful leaders overcome adversity and obstacles.

This article shares the rest of Mark Victor Hansen’s “rags to riches” story:

A devastated Mark Victor Hansen then spent the next six months living in the hallway of a friend’s apartment. Eventually Mark found a menial job with the railroad, unloading freight cars for $2.14 an hour. Hansen was very depressed and despondent. But Mark had recently “discovered a motivational audiotape by Cavett Roberts I had won while selling telephone advertising systems during my college days.” Mark had never listened to this motivational tape, because he had never felt he needed it until he hit bottom.

When Mark listened to the motivational audiotape by Cavett Roberts, a well-know motivational speaker and the founder of the National Speakers Association, Mark told me, “I felt a real connection. After I listening to the tape once, I listened to it again and again. In all, I listened to the tape 280 times.” Amazed at what he was hearing, Hansen says, “[Cavett] Roberts seemed to be speaking directly to me when me asked, ‘Are you the creature of circumstances or a creator of circumstances?’ Suddenly I could see that I had created my bankruptcy so that I could get out of what I shouldn’t be doing and free myself for what I should be doing—which is speaking, writing, marketing, and promoting ideas that can help everyone.”

Mark Victor Hansen’s charismatic style always captures his audience's attention. Hansen has an amazing and wonderful one-of-a-kind technique to reach his audiences at a deep and moving level He likes to talk about reaching his audiences on what Mark calls the “soulular” level.. He has an amazing vocabulary, as well as being a masterful authority of his message and material. Mark consistently receives the highest accolades from his audiences and long loud standing ovations. He is truly become one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time. Mark Victor Hansen has become a modern “Man of all Seasons” and a beacon of hope and vision for humanity.

Some readers of this article may know Mark Victor Hansen as the Co-Author, along with Jack Canfield, of the wildly successful "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series of books. Mark, and his long time writing and business partner and Co-Author Jack Canfield, have created what TIME magazine calls "the publishing phenomenon of the decade."

Mark and Jack literally hold the “Guinness World Record” having sold 100 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold in North America alone and over 100 licensed products and the “Guinness World Record” for the most books on the New York Times Best Seller list at one time.

The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” concept was just one of many that have propelled Mark Victor Hansen into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author, and marketing maven. His credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, in addition to an extensive academic background. Mark is also a prolific writer with many popular books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, and Dare to Win with his good friend, business partner, Co-Author Jack Canfield.

Mark authored another best selling series of books with Robert G. Allen. The first best seller was The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth which is in the process of inspiring the creation of one million new millionaires this decade with their “Enlightened Millionaire Challenge,” now called the “Enlightened Wealth Challenge,” after their students and protégées made over One Billion in Profits using their system. Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen’s most recent book Cracking the Millionaire Code is another best selling book. Robert G. Allen is also the best-selling author of Nothing Down, Multiple Streams of Income and Multiple Streams of Internet Income.

Part One and Part Two of this article are available online

Mark Victor Hansen and I discussed my Doctoral research on Leadership and Adversity, and specifically overcoming adversity and obstacles, as well as my research findings. Mark graciously shared his ideas on the importance of overcoming obstacles and specifically about having vision. Mark said, “Solomon said ‘Without vision my people parish’—transliterated that is ‘With vision I flourish.’”

Mark has demonstrated his vision in all he does in his multiple streams of income and what he shares with his audiences. Mark Victor Hansen & Associates web site shares these thoughts, and I wholeheartedly agree: “He [Mark] possesses boundless energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (TIME, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures our planet's people that ‘you can easily create the life you deserve.’”

Mark Victor Hansen has been one of my writing and speaking mentors for many years. I am truly blessed to have him as my friend, enlightened guru, and mentor. I invite my article readers, looking to be uplifted and touched at a “soulular” level to buy, read, and enjoy a copy of one of over 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, or The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, or Dare to Win all by Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield.

For my article readers who are interested in becoming “Enlightened Millionaires” — I suggest that buy, read and then put into action the ideas found in "The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth," "Cracking the Millionaire Code," or their newest best-selling book, "Cash in a Flash" by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. Both Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen have been my Mentor for many years.

I truly value Mark and Robert’s deep insight, clarity, and focus in their live seminar training and their many great books. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to regularly Speak, Instruct, and Mentor for them since 2005 in both the United States and Canada.


Author's Bio: 

Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.
Professional Keynote & Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Published Book Author, University Professor, Author "Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders" plus a Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academic Scholar

email: HowardEdwardHallerPhD@gmail.com

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Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.'s groundbreaking overcoming adversity and leadership research was published as a book in late 2008: "Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders," by VDM Verlag Dr Müller AG & CoKG. This book has received great reviews which can be seen online at Amazon in the US, Canada, UK and Germany.

The 17 prominent leaders and entrepreneurship (including two Self-Made Billionaires) who overcame adversity and even major trauma, that were all personally interviewed by Dr. Haller included: Dr. Tony Bonanzino, Jack Canfield, William Draper III, Mark Victor Hansen, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Monzer Hourani, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Jack LaLanne, J. Terrence Lanni, Dr. John Malone, Angelo Mozilo, Larry Pino, Dr. Nido Qubein, U.S. Army Major General Sid Shachnow (Ret.), Dr. John Sperling, Dr. Blenda Wilson, and Zig Ziglar.

Five internationally scholars and best-selling authors peer reviewed and concurred with Dr. Haller's research findings in this groundbreaking overcoming adversity and leadership findings: Dr. Ken Blanchard, Dr. John Kotter, Professor James Kouzes, Dr. Paul Stoltz, and Dr. Meg Wheatley.

Dr. Howard Edward Haller Entrepreneur and also is a award-winning published author: • Keynote and Motivational Speaker to Corporations, Associations and Colleges • He is a Professional Member of NSA • He is a successful Executive Coach & Mentor to Entrepreneurs, Corporate and Non-Profit Senior Executives in the US, Canada, China and Australia • He is SelfGrowth.com Expert on Leadership, and Entrepreneurship • He is a US Presidential National Award and Prize Winning Essayist. • He is an Accomplished Screenwriter, Television writer & Member of the WGAw. • Dr. Haller is a major expert on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Overcoming Adversity

Dr. Howard Edward Haller is a well-respected academic writer, editor, scholar and major University Trustee, University Graduate Business School Professor, and past President of University Board of Trustees.

Dr. Haller was selected and appointed a member of the Editorial Peer Review Board of the prestigious “International Journal of Servant Leadership” along with world renowned leadership scholars and best-selling authors. http://www.LeadershipandAdversity.com