Back in 2001, I was a rookie professional speaker that had just cracked the $1 million per year mark in speaking revenue. I was working national and international conventions with an average audience size of 3-5,000 people. But…what I really wanted was a book, but I wanted it to be a book that sold at least 100,000 copies. I had no idea how to do that, but luckily, because of Bill Gove, I had access to the best mentors in the business. This video is the story of a two-minute (no kidding) conversation with Mark Victor Hansen, a Bill Gove student from the early 1970’s that became a writing sensation through his book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. (with co-author Jack Canfield, another talented man) This two-minute conversation was the genesis of my first book that eventually sold over 1 million copies translated into 7 languages. The advice Mark gave me may surprise you, but it changed my life. This is a prime example of the power of personal development and it’s purveyors. #personaldevelopment #publicspeaking #markvictorhansen #ipdar
Steve Siebold, CSP My name is Steve Siebold. I’m an author with 1.4 million books in print, and a professional speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 sales teams on how to increase sales and retention rates through mental toughness training. My corporate clients include Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Harrah’s Entertainment, Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Ingersoll Rand, etc.