895: Wisdom Comes From Asking | Mark & Crystal Hansen

Let’s come back to a basic, common sense skill that has become uncommon. Asking. Asking for help, guidance, insight, advice, and direction. Imagine waking up in the middle of New York City with no phone or map and you must make it to a certain destination for your own saving. What would you do? You’d ask the first person you came upon for direction. But today in our increasingly isolated lives we seldom reach out and ask for much of anything. We seek information to apply to our lives and strive to do it autonomously. We mistakenly think all the leaders and influencers we follow are smarter or wiser than we are. What we find is the people we all look to for guidance spend a significant portion of their existence asking others for guidance. Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul book and many others that has resulted in half a billion book sales, and his best selling author wife Crystal, have written an entire book on this issue and the grand opportunity we can all claim for ourselves if we will learn how and when to ask for guidance and direction in our lives. It’s called Ask - The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny and we dig into it here in this episode and discuss why we don’t ask anymore, and how we can get comfortable and proficient with asking and get past our fear and pride. You can get the book at Amazon and then Mark & Crystal invite you to join them at Askthebookclub.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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