Homeless to millionaire. It sounds like a movie script, but it is a true story for Dani Johnson. Maseena Ziegler, Forbes contributor, wanted to see what it really takes to turn one life around and go from homeless to millionaire in less than two years. And then to go beyond what most of us even dream of, to multi-millionaire many times over, run five companies, and travel around the world giving back to orphans and widows.
"She made a meager living as a cocktail waitress in Hawaii, and was living out of her car with just two dollars and three cents to her name and $37,000 in debt." Maseena chronicles Dani’s journey from a past haunted by childhood abuse, broken promises, lies to a turning point she describes as ‘almost a miracle’. It was at the beach after a night of partying, "fueled by the after-effects of drugs…Dani decided she was going to end it all" and dive into the waves.
"But as it happened, in that instant, her life changed forever. She heard a voice say, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’" As she got into her car she was living in and drove away realizing at her current salary she would be homeless for another four months while saving up $4,500 for an apartment.
The next day a way opened up. Resourcefulness and focusing on what was right in front of her, she found a way… a weight loss program in her car. Using the skills she had developed she secured a phone number, created a flyer and ended up with $4,000 the first month. "Dani made a quarter of a million dollars that first year just by selling the weight loss program, was millionairee by the second year and went on to open up 18 weight loss centers around the country. She sold the business in 1996 – a multimillionare."
Dani Johnson has gone on to become a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker and syndicated radio show host. Her unique strategies equip her clients to make more money, annihilate debt and live the life you want to live. The remarkable results from tens of thousands of clients worldwide has garnered the attention of national media. Dani has done 100s of interviews for TV, radio and including Forbes.
As an entrepreneur, wife, mother of five children and grandmother of four, Dani simplified her proven multi-million dollar expert business, money and relationship secrets into easy to follow methods that help people from all walks of life achieve the success of their dreams.
To read more, see the complete article by Maseena Ziegler published on Forbes.com (Note: All quotes in this post were extracted from this press release.)