Asking for Chicken Soup

I’m getting better at asking for what I want in life.

I’m improving that process day by day.

I have also set myself such huge goals that when people learn what they are, most freak out and reactively respond with “wow, that’s some crazy shit Ditchburn!”

Lucky for me, I enjoy the shock factor and it only propels me forward, never back.

However, in order for me to archive these goals, I’m going to need some help.

All the most successful people on the planet have utilised the power of asking for help to get where they are. Anyone that says they haven’t, is telling porky pies.

And so, something rather extraordinary happened to me recently.

Actually, two rather extraordinary things.

The first was as simple as this.

I learned how to ask for what I want in a new and exciting way.

The second extraordinary thing was that I learned this via a conversation with a hero of mine, Mark Victor Hansen.

Mark is the Co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and currently the world’s highest-selling author (of non-fiction) with more than half a billion books sold.

Mark jumped on our zoom call a little later than originally planned but certainly with more energy than most 23-year-old’s, let alone a 73-year-old!

After encouraging him to fix his shirt collar, we quickly established a wonderful connection, and it comes through in our discussion together.

Conversations with Mark Victor Hansen

Mark explains to us that we rarely reach our full potential because we neglect to complete a simple action. And that is what they hope to explore in their new book.

Co-authoring with his beautiful wife Crystal, their recent best-seller, is simply called… “Ask! -The Bridge From your Dreams to your Destiny”

Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen’s new book that explores how dreams can become your destiny.

Currently, the #1 selling book in Vietnam and it’s on its way to destroying most of the global best-seller lists.

The book covers every facet of how to achieve the life of your dreams, simply by learning how to ask for it.

I’ll let you read for yourself, however, one special point of the book really connected with me.

According to studies in the book, we as humans on average, only ever reach one-quarter of our potential.

A sobering fact indeed.

The point of asking is this. The answer will always be no if you never ask the question.

By not asking, we are doing a disservice to the world by not asking for what we need in order to archive our greatest potential.

So, I put that into play.

At the conclusion of the interview with MVH, I asked him one simple question.

“Mark, what would need to happen for you to endorse my new book “Bet On You” ? (Due for release on August 26th 2021).

His response…

If you ask me…I’ll tell you 😉

Published by Laban Ditchburn

New Zealand born, Australian citizen with a fresh perspective on life after conquering addiction in all its forms. Ultra-marathons, self-experimentation and extreme mental challenges are my new jam. Seeing other human-beings push their own mental, physical and spiritual boundaries is one of life's great gifts. Whilst continuing my own quest for self-improvement, I thrive in working with those that are willing to make their own changes for the better. Also, I eat steak like it's going out of fashion.

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