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This is episode 104 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder!

Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.

In this week’s episode, Pam is virtually sitting down with two very special guests; Mark and Crystal Hansen! You probably already know Mark Victor Hansen because he is best known for his work as the co-author of the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. They have set world records in book sales with over 500 million books sold! He’s an incredible writer with 307 books to his name and has also spoken to over 7,000 audiences in 78 countries! His beautiful wife, Crystal Dwyer Hansen is a business strategist and successful entrepreneur, speaker, and author. She is also known as a celebrity coach and is a certified life and wellness nutrition expert whose personal coaching, speaking, CD and video programs, books, and articles have helped people all over the world.

Mark and Crystal’s latest endeavor is a book they co-authored together called Ask!: The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny! We all have beautiful dreams inside and through this book, Mark and Crystal share how you can turn your dreams into reality through the secret art of asking! As network marketers, asking is the key component to propelling your business forward — because, as Pam says, “If we’re not asking, we’re not receiving.”

Tune into this episode to learn about what separates those with potential from fulfilling their destiny, the roadblocks to asking, and ultimately: how you can become a master asker!

Sit back, take notes, and enjoy!


Key Takeaways

[:07] About today’s episode with special guests, Mark and Crystal Hansen!
[1:52] Pam welcomes Mark and Crystal to the podcast.
[2:19] Mark and Crystal tell the story of how they met and what it is like sharing their career journey together.
[6:10] How Mark and Crystal came up with the title for their book, Ask!: The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny, and what it is about.
[7:43] The seven roadblocks to asking and how we can begin to recognize them.
[10:05] Mark shares a fantastic story that illustrates the power of asking, visualizing, and being enthusiastic!
[12:30] Beyond asking: understanding how you can leverage influence and energy to get better results and the important three channels through which you need to ask.
[14:20] How to prepare to be a good asker!
[16:05] How to take action on what you visualize — especially if you are fearful of asking.
[19:52] The potential with network marketing.
[20:39] What Mark and Crystal have learned over the years about overcoming the feeling of being ‘stuck.’
[22:37] Crystal shares an inspiring story from their book, Ask!, that truly illustrates the power of simply asking.
[25:09] How we can approach asking ourselves for more and effectively visualize what we want.
[28:48] Why ask our subconscious?
[32:32] Mark and Crystal further elaborate on how we can ask God.
[37:08] How we can bless so many lives if we keep God at the forefront.
[40:11] Crystal and Mark share some important parting words.


Mentioned in this Episode

It Works

Denise Walsh

Retire Your Husband: A Mom’s Guide to Making Millions With Network Marketing, by Denise Walsh, Kami Dempsey, and Bailey Walsh


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):

“Here’s the point: you cannot ask a question without getting an answer, ultimately and inevitably” — Mark Hansen

“Everybody can overcome their trauma. …Take adversity and turn it into [opportunity].” — Mark Hansen

“Everything we’re doing should have meaning and should have value. And when you start to connect to that in a way where you’re connecting to God and connecting to a higher purpose, you’re helping a lot of people!” — Crystal Hansen

“You have to believe that you are worthy of receiving what you’re asking for.” — Crystal Hansen

“Your life experience is created from the inside-out. And if you start to understand that and stay really disciplined to that idea, things will change dramatically for you.”
— Crystal Hansen

“You’re trying to serve them; not sell them.” — Crystal Hansen

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