Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dani Johnson Receives The Ultimate Media Coverage…Forbes!

If you are wondering what Secret Millionaire star Dani Johnson has been up to lately, look no further than the February 13 installment of the segment Crossing Borders in Forbes online. It features a full-page article by contributing editor Maseena Ziegler describing how Dani went from homeless to being a millionaire in less than two years. Anyone who wants to know what it takes to turn a life around and achieve unimagined success can find out by reading this article.

Crossing Borders is dedicated to women who have navigated social, geographical, and professional borders. The article about Dani has already received nearly 165,000 views and has been shared via multiple social media channels. Ms. Ziegler describes how Dani went from living out of her car with almost no money and nearly $40,000 in debt to becoming a multi-millionaire who runs five companies and travels around the world giving back to others.

People who have read articles about Dani before are aware that her childhood was characterized by nearly every form of abuse. Dani herself began to abuse drugs, which led her to decide to take her own life. At that instant, she heard a voice telling her, “Pick up your mat and walk,” which she did despite realizing that should would be homeless for at least four months before she had enough money to pay for an apartment.

The very next day, things began to fall into place. Dani began selling a weight loss program from her car and with help from a pay phone and self-created flyer, she earned $4,000 during her first month. After a year in business, she had made a quarter of a million dollars and by year two, she was a millionaire. Dani went on to open 18 weight loss centers across the U.S. and in 1996, she sold the business and became a multimillionaire.

Despite an upbringing that seemed to make failure inevitable and a doubting internal voice that had plagued her for years, Dani managed to succeed. She realized that nothing…neither her drug-addicted, abusive parents nor the mistakes she had made in the past…mattered. She alone was responsible for her life and the direction it took. Dani decided that she would accept nothing less than becoming successful and she never looked back, despite additional setbacks along the road to her current status.

What can we learn from Dani’s story? That no matter how troubled our lives were or are, there is always the opportunity to turn things around and we alone are responsible for doing this. If corporate life is unsuitable, there are plenty of work from home opportunities available. When times are difficult, diligence and creativity can open doors.

Dani is a syndicated radio show host, international speaker, best-selling author, and successful entrepreneur. Most of us would be thrilled to achieve just one of those goals. We should follow in the footsteps of someone who has achieved what we are setting out to do. Who better to follow than a woman who Forbes considers worthy of interviewing?

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