Mark Victor Hansen Asks
“Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?”
By Kay Walburger



YES, you say, “I have always thought how great It would be to be wealthy and live like a millionaire!” “YES, as a millionaire I could do all those exciting and life-enriching things I have imagined doing! As a millionaire I could take my family and friends on luxurious excursions to exotic and mysterious settings in the world. We could experience all the Earth’s exquisite natural scenic beauty, and observe the diversity of other cultures and arts of the peoples of many countries around the world. What a great learning for my family, especially my children and myself.”

“YES, speaking of my children’s education, that would never be a worry to me again, because I could afford the best education for each child that money could buy! This education would be a passport to their way of life being filled with some of life’s most precious treasures, the wealth of information, the power of knowledge, the extravagance of free time to learn and experience adventures fully. I could also indulge my favorite hobbies and would be free to collect the objects I admire and appreciate. Think of the precious gifts I could give my friends and family?  Generously, I could financially support my favorite charities and educational institutions.”

“YES, and I could enjoy my heart’s desire; think what would happen to my romantic life if we were not always worried about money problems?  We could slip away on romantic get-a-ways and re-experience the first loving feelings that attracted us. Being and feeling carefree and young again could spark all our deepest passions and feeling of true love once more. “

“YES, I would like to be a millionaire,” you say, “but it’s just not that easy, where do I begin?”

Mark Victor Hansen Mentor to New and Budding Millionaires!
Just as no one achieves great success without a great team, no successful person reaches the top without personal mentors. Finding a mentor is the first step to your next level of success. What is a mentor?  The dictionary defines the word ‘mentor’ as: “A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” Another common definition is ‘a coach.’

“YES,” you said, “ I want to be a millionaire!” What could be more logical than finding a famous millionaire to coach and mentor you, unless you could get two for the price of one? The newest book, One Minute Millionaire, teams up two of the foremost millionaires Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul book series with sales of nearly 100,000,000 copies) and Robert Allen (four NY Times bestsellers, including: “Nothing Down,” and “Multiple Streams of Income”) each giving you coaching to become the millionaire of your dreams!

Love At First Book!
In 1988 I met Mark Victor Hansen personally when I enrolled in a four-week class which used his book, Future Diary as our textbook. I remember saying to myself, “If this class is only half as good as the title, I’ll be thrilled!” This book far exceeded all my expectations. I would reward myself for doing tiresome tasks by promising myself time to read the next chapter. Excitedly I returned again and again to my Future Diary, first reading his stimulating and awe-inspiring words, then writing my dreams and heart’s longings onto the pages as he instructed. I wrote as if I were in the future and writing in my diary daydreams from my heart of hearts as if they had already happened.

I didn’t totally realize then that I was creating ‘Self Fulfilling-Prophesies’! This book was having a deliciously amazing and positive effect on me and I knew I must meet the author. I saw he was from Newport Beach, California so I wrote in my Future Diary “I just met Mark Victor Hansen, what a thrill!”  Two weeks later he was autographing my Diary and saying to me, “See I told you it was easy!”

This was one of those defining moments in a person’s life! I am writing this story today because Mark Victor Hansen was one of the first to recognize my writing abilities and encouraged me to become a professional writer. I have dyslexia and have persistently been a very ‘creative speller’, not always appreciated by my schoolteachers or editors. Mark encouraged me not to let anything keep me from my full potential, and he was right.  

I was in one of his workshops and sitting in the back of the room mesmerized by his powerful words of encouragement as he convinced each of us to break free of anything holding us back from our full potential. I had a ‘strange vision’ I have never forgotten. I saw myself sitting in a large barred cage (like a tiger cage), and as Mark spoke the door flew open. I trembled as I sat there a moment knowing he had given me the Key to open “My Prison of Self-imposed Limitations!”  At last I was free!

I see the life’s work of Mark Victor Hansen having a ripple effect on all of humanity. I have been writing for Awareness Magazine for nine years, telling dramatic and compelling stories about people who inspire us to be all we can be! Think of all the people who have been stimulated to follow their hearts’ desire and then multiply that times the millions of people like myself who have been touched by Mark’s speeches, stories, seminars, books, tapes, videos, products and TV appearances. In 1988 Mark declared two of his huge and daring goals: the first was “To Motivate All Humanity” and the other to write a number one “Best Selling Book”!

That was several years before he teamed up with Jack Canfield to write the Chicken Soup For The Soul book series, the amazing best seller that just keeps going and going with over 100 million sold around the world. For years Mark held onto his goal until it was real. Mark has inspired me with his positive example and true-life stories of how seemingly ordinary people, some with major handicaps, became extraordinary and enriched all humanity.

While my high school classmates and English teachers may be amazed to see that I am writing the cover story about one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, Mark Victor Hansen is not surprised. He is thrilled because he believed in me even before I could believe in myself! That is his Greatest Gift to Humanity. He believes in the Full Potential of all humanity, individually and collectively, and he rallies all his time, talent, resources, wisdom, and energies to “Cheer Us On to Our Destined Greatness!” Our victories and successes are how he charts his own; his dream is for us to live our personal and professional dreams-come-true!

Mark Victor Hansen is a man of his word, he keeps his promises, has a proven track record and best of all the burning desire to help you be all you can be. He promises that if you will follow his mentoring he will show you how to attain all the desires of your heart. He says, “Life’s options include being happy, healthy, loving, loved, beloved, being successful, prosperous, rich, abundant, being wise, witty, wonderful, intelligent, strong, self-confident, enthusiastic, enlightened, enriched, edified, and entertained. Throughout life you can win prizes, recognition, stature and gain accomplishments for yourself and others. You deserve a splendid home, terrific relationships, peace of mind, full self-expression, and the total joy of living!”

Awareness Readers Special Offer!
Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen are offering Awareness Magazine readers who choose to become millionaires, the book, One Minute Millionaire free if you will pay $5.00s/h. Contact  The catch is you must order the book before October 15, 2002 when it will be released to the public!

“One Minute Millionaire,” the path to enlightened wealth, comes from a profound sense of abundance, creates great value for others, is charitably philanthropic, makes a positive difference in the world and leaves a legacy,” reports Mark. “Example: Andrew Carnegie’s legacy of giving over 465 million dollars to the American library system which made it possible for anyone to earn the equivalent of a college degree by spending their free time reading the books used as text books in colleges and universities. At that time only the very wealthy were privileged to go to such schools. He made it possible for any man or woman to become well educated, a sign of true wealth.”  

“We are dedicated to helping create fundamental abundance on the planet. We are committed to change the economic future of the world,” declares Mark. “Robert Allen and I know ‘everyone could be rich if they just knew how’. Together we have created a unique book to teach the knowledge and wisdom we have taken our lifetimes to discover and master.”

“One Minute Millionaire Principals encapsulate key ideas that are fundamental to building wealth. They include: belief, intention, intuition, manifesting, marketing, mentors, multiple streams of income, persuasion, selling techniques and skills, alternative wealth strategies. Transformation requires assimilating, digesting and integrating the knowledge.”

“Robert and I have been friends for over 15 years and I believe him to be one of the best ‘Hard Money’ men on the planet. He has taught many people how to make money in real estate. He has probably helped more people become millionaires in real estate than any other single person I know! He brings valuable and practical ‘left brain’ how-to knowledge to the book. I am known for my ‘right-brain’ self-mastery activating the spirit/mindset to welcome all levels of prosperity into one’s life as your birthright. In this way our students will use their whole brain to accomplish their authentic dreams, desires, and destiny.”

Random House Publishing pays $1,000,000.00 for One Minute Millionaire!
$1,000,000.00 was paid to Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen to write One Minute Millionaire for ‘you’ to learn how to become one of the one million new millionaires this book has projected to help create. Random House is banking on several things. One is the recent unparalleled popularity of two TV shows, “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” with several $1,000,000.00 winners and “Survivor” with a first- place prize $1,000,000.00 to the “Ultimate Survivor”. The public’s fascination with the idea of becoming a millionaire is at an all-time high and makes this title a winner!

The second is no one ever wants to underestimate Mark Victor Hansen’s sales ability again!  His books “Chicken Soup for the Soul Series” have already sold 100,000,000 books around the world with no end in sight. More are scheduled for release far into the future. Any book from this team of Allen and Hansen would be a best seller, if only their friends and associates bought a copy!  But they have plans underway to create a group-coaching network to assure that you will reach your goals.

Random House knows a great book when they see it. This latest book promises to break new records with a unique twist to the plot. When Robert and Mark conceived The One Minute Millionaire, they wanted to create a book that was like none other. It should be a book that provides useful, practical knowledge, yet in a form that is easy to digest. It should be fun, and at the same time, be relevant to every reader. And because Bob and Mark love to go where no man (or woman) has ever gone before, they thought, let’s create a book that is both fiction and non-fiction at the same time. Let’s pre-sell a million copies of the book, and let’s do what no one has ever done: have a #1 bestseller on both the fiction and non-fiction lists simultaneously.

It was Bob who had the original idea for this book. He thought about who would be the perfect partner to write a book with him that would encapsulate the fundamental natural laws that support prosperity. He had known Mark for over fifteen years, and knew that Mark is not only one of the greatest visionaries of our time, he is one of the most creative marketing geniuses alive today.

Since Bob is a man who practices what he preaches, he set himself the goal of having Mark write this book with him. To this end, he called Mark’s office (unbeknownst to Mark), found out when Mark was going to be on a plane for 3-4 hours and booked a first-class seat right next to him. During that flight, Bob told Mark about his idea for this book and the seeds of a blockbuster were sown.

Bob and Mark have written the most unique book ever created. The right-side pages are a novel. A story of a young woman, named Michelle, whose husband is killed in an accident. He has not provided for his family and she is left destitute. Her husband’s parents have money and have never approved of her. They go to court and obtain custody of her two children on grounds that she does not have the means to support them.

As you can imagine, Michelle is devastated. She finds herself in homeless shelters and by happenstance meets an older woman named Sam. She has been through her own hells and come out the other side, taking Michelle under her wing.

The story describes the courage Michelle must find to face her deceased husband’s parents and to make a deal with them, that they will release all claim to her children if she can come up with a million dollars in 90 days. Could you earn a million dollars in 90 days if your children’s’ lives depended on it? Michelle has no choice.

Michelle depends on her mentor, Sam, for the knowledge, guidance and support to regain her children. There are no guarantees in this world, and as heart-rending as Michelle’s situation is, there is no assurance she will achieve her heart’s desire. The left-side pages of the One Minute Millionaire are capsules of knowledge, inspiration and exercises. Each page communicates one key concept. These “Millionaire Minutes” tell the story of what it takes to become a millionaire, one minute at a time.

The left side of the book is intensely practical. And it covers the seven fundamental areas that will be addressed in the Millionaire Eagles Program: belief, intention, intuition, manifesting, mentors, marketing and multiple streams of income.

The One Minute Millionaire is already transforming lives. Through the Millionaire Eagles Program, committed individuals are applying the principles from the book across North America. By the time the book is published, there will already be millionaires created by applying the book’s principles.

New Models for Doing Business
“There are probably a million ways to become a millionaire,” quips Mark. “There is one or more just right and acceptable to you. The main business models are “business to business,” (wholesale/retail); “business to customer” (retail); “customer to customer” (networking). Bob and I have identified 28 other models. One is “philanthropy to customer.”  A great example of this is Academy Award-Winning Actor, Paul Newman, who has created his living legacy of philanthropy by selling his own special food products to fund his charities and has given $150,000,000.00 to help humanity. You could do something similar. You will find many other ideas to trigger your own intuitive genius in these pages.”

“Right now there are five million millionaires in the USA and we feel an urgency to help create one million more “Enlightened Millionaires,” because of the tens-of-thousands of jobs they would create, helping to stabilize the economy and fund millions of dollars in charity projects.”

What is an Enlightened Millionaire? “An enlightened millionaire is a person who always strives to be the best they can be, who knows no boundaries, and knows that there can be abundance for all. They know creativity is unlimited and the application of creativity to everyday needs is the basis of providing value, which in turn creates wealth. They live in balance. Their life is a life devoted to living and sharing abundance through service that allows them to give their unique gifts — for the benefit of themselves, their families, their communities and the world.”

“What does it take to start?” You ask.

Mark replies, “All you need to start is Desire and Commitment!  We’ll teach you how to borrow everything else you need. There are thousands of talented people waiting to assist you.”

Mark Learns about Desire & Commitment at age 9!
“My parents were Danish and my father took us to Denmark to learn to speak our family’s language. While I was there I fell in love with the low handlebar racing bikes. When we got back I pestered my father to buy me a racing bike and he said when I was 21, maybe. I could not let go of my dream of owning and riding my racing bike. I talked to him about getting me one at age 16 and he agreed. I was nine years old and age sixteen was a virtual eternity. My ‘Desire’ was all consuming! I asked my dad if I earned the bike could I have it and he said, “Yes!” I was elated, but how?”

“My father taught us that there is a pride of ‘ownership’ that comes from pride of ‘earnership’. I began to search for the way to accomplish my goal. Then it happened. I was reading my Boy Scout Life Magazine when I came across an ad to sell boxes of greeting cards to earn my bike. I ‘Committed’ to earn my bike and accepted the opportunity that was presented to me.”

“It was wintertime in Illinois when I began trudging through deep drifts of snow selling greeting cards door to door in our neighborhood. Housewives took me in and wiped my nose, as I asked if they wanted to buy one box or two. My cuteness and commitment won their hearts and they bought my cards. At that time I was the number one salesman for the Boy Scouts and American Greeting Cards. Best of all, I earned my dream come true, a low handlebar racing bike! You are never too young or too old to learn the power of desire and commitment! I have used it personally ever since that first success.”

“Bring your ‘Desire’ and ‘Commitment’ to the One-Minute Millionaire and you will have the riches you deserve. You can be all that you choose to be and you have two ‘committed’ mentors with the ‘desire’ to help and coach you all the way!” For over 26 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people in all walks of life reshape their personal vision of what is possible for themselves. From Bangladesh to Birmingham, Mark’s keynote messages of possibility, opportunity and action has helped create startling and powerful change in more than two million people in 38 countries.

His energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN, Eye to Eye and The Today Show) and print (Time, US News and World Report, USA Today, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine) as he assures our planet’s people that “you can easily create the life you deserve.”

Mark Victor Hansen has been called one of the “Top 10 Greatest Motivational Speakers.” Powerful, life-shifting speakers such as Og Mandino, Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn count him as one of the most “dynamic and meaningful speakers” of this age. He’s even been inducted into the highly-acclaimed circle of Horatio Alger recipients because of the remarkable path of life he has created for himself.

But the acclaim, awards, and droves of fan mail wouldn’t be arriving in Mark’s life if he weren’t capably and effectively keying in on where people sit in their lives and knowing intuitively where they truly deserve to be.

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*American Greeting Card Company recently bought Gibson Greeting Card Company and plans to make “Chicken Soup for the Soul” greeting cards their biggest seller. Now in effect they are working for Mark by paying him royalties.

Portions of this article are excerpts from Mark Victor Hansen’s books, and websites with his express permission.  

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