A self-made millionaire has revealed how she went from being homeless and addicted to drugs to owning a seven figure business.
Shani Taylor, 39, from Sydney, spent her teenage years on the streets before changing her life.
She battled a severe drug addiction to cope with her “unstable and chaotic” life at home.
Shani was then kicked out of her family’s home at the age of 16, where she spent nights surfing the couch or sleeping on cold street corners.
But in her early 20s, Shani gave birth to her son, Oscar, and says he was the main driver of her life’s turning point.
Although Shani never graduated from high school, she managed to land a job in recruitment and work her way up to a managerial position.
At this point, the mother-of-one became career-oriented after finally deciding to get clean.
Shani also enrolled in a university to further her education as a mature student, where she majored in sociology.
She completed her degree in just two years instead of three, then embarked on postgraduate law studies and began to climb the corporate ladder.
During her studies, Shani also took a business start-up course, which sparked her desire to be her own boss.
“All the trauma of 28 years and all the growth, I couldn’t imagine going back and working for someone else and working in an office environment,” she said 7life.
The single mother now runs her own business consulting firm, Open To Grace, where she coaches companies in their growth and development.
She started working 18-hour days, seven days a week, but admits the grueling shifts paid off in the end.
“Almost everything else in my life was put on hold so I could focus on making life the way I wanted,” she said.
She revealed that she cashed in a whopping five-figure paycheck in the first 30 business days and now, three years later, the business is worth seven figures.
“Now I have more money than ever, more freedom of time than ever, and a company that serves people around the world,” she said.
This comes after a self-made millionaire revealed his secret to making £156,000 a month at the age of 30.
Another self-made millionaire, aged just 27, lashed out at haters who called her business idea “stupid.”