We had the good fortune of connecting with Johnny Tan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Johnny, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
First and foremost, thanks for the opportunity to connect! Three habits working in concert, help me succeed. 1. Resilience – The comforting assurance of faith, inspiring energy of hope, and the empowering feeling of love for myself and others, motivate me to get up every morning and start over again with a fresh perspective! 2. Curiosity – An innate passion that declutters and transforms chaos into clarity, leads me to be creative, restores my courage to act, resulting in unwavering confidence! 3. Authentic Integrity – At the end of being my authentic self, integrity begins. My Southern Belle mom, Eleanora, says it best – “Your Authentic Charm May Open the Doors. However, It is Your Authentic Integrity that Keeps the Doors Open!”
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My life encounters had made me resilient, optimistic, and thankful. Here are highlights of a few pivotal moments – at 20 years old, I sold my plasma twice a week to pay for food while attending college, recovered from a divorce at 31, and became a very successful chief operating officer at 33 years old. Later, I started my own business in the shadows of the September 11 economic effects, went through a personal financial reorganization, and authored From My Mama’s Kitchen – “food for the soul, recipes for living” to honor my nine moms. When my book won five awards and became a bestseller, I answered to a new calling in my life. I launched From My Mama’s Kitchen® platform to share and teach the knowledge and wisdom I learned and gained from my spiritual awakening to a higher consciousness level.
Early in life, my Malaysian mom, Nyah, taught me, “Everyone possesses a Seed of Greatness. The essence of this Seed sustains our very Existence and Success. Its Genius helps us to identify our goals, dreams, and desires. Its Talent helps us to accomplish them with a deep passion.” In introspection, during challenging times and adversities, I used the power of resilience to design my life to live and operate in my genius zone. Here is where my curiosity turned chaos into peace and clarity, producing a creative mindset, giving me the courage to act with graceful confidence.
Living in the moment allowed me to celebrate the various successes when they occurred. The harmony and joyful experiences inspire me to continue to Dream, Achieve, and Become! When my clients and I examined their predicaments to formulate solutions and opportunities, my real-life stories of circumstances, failures, and successful rebounds resonated with them. Executives, entrepreneurs, and individuals enthusiastically embraced the unique blending of my coaching & mentoring program. After applying the Power of Resilience to Design Their Life, they experienced success, harmony, and joy in everything they do. Their achievements are resounding testimonials to the effectiveness of my proprietary “Genius Zone” system.
If you are currently overwhelmed and disorganized by current stressful situations and want to learn “Personal Leadership and Communication Skills” that tackle daily challenges with ease, motivate others to excel, and best bridging generational communication, let’s talk. I’m here to help you live and operate in your “Genius Zone” successfully. To schedule a Free 30 Minutes Chat Session with me, please go to https://ChatWithJohnny.
I offer three Coaching & Mentoring Packages to Individuals and Small Groups. A Short Excursion 1-Month Package, A Vacation Getaway 3-Month Package “Most Popular,” and A Mastery Retreat 12-Month Package. For complete details, please go to https://www.
Living in Today’s New Normal requires us to be more self-aware of our psychological and emotional wellness. Since we create our experiences with our intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and listen and talk our way to success, I am using From My Mama’s Kitchen® platform to ignite a new level of consciousness to nourish the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Joyful Living 360, “WORDS HAVE POWER” Inspirational Clothing and Merchandising Collection empowers us to live with clarity, courage, graceful confidence, and expansion. In projecting our highest self, we use our interests, talents, and personality to bring JOY to ourselves and others! My mission is to help everyone use “THE POWER OF WORDS” to design a new invigorating mindset and personal bubble! Here is a special “Shoutout” 10% Discount Code: M3RCH Happy Shopping, Everyone! Find the Best Inspiring Quotes that Speaks To and Nourishes Your Soul at https://www.
In the coming weeks, From My Mama’s Kitchen® Joyful Living 360 will be premiering The Power of Resilience virtual conversations, followed by live workshops in various cities across the United States in 2021. Please visit www.JoyfulLiving360.com
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Dallas is truly a Gem when it comes to a week-long fun getaway destination. There are plenty of interesting and engaging places to check out that provide their distinctive flavor of excitement. Here is my itinerary of activities that are sure to entertain anyone and leave a memorable experience. Sunrise and sunset walk at White Rock Lake. Hanging out and relaxing with refreshments at the GeO-Deck of Reunion Tower, as the floor gently moves around in “full circle,” providing a panoramic 360-degree view of the Dallas skyline from 470 feet in the air. An evening Segway tour of the Dallas Arts District and City Lights. Tours of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Perot Museum of Nature and Science will do wonders for the educational and historical mind. For a weekend treat, a Saturday morning visit to the Dallas Farmers Market is a must to enjoy lots of free samples and delicious food. Finally, a Sunday picnic and tour of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will beautifully end the week’s excursion.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am forever grateful to my nine moms for their nurturing and unconditional motherly love. They were my teachers, coaches, and counselors. Our conversations about life, love, and laughter were the recipes for living nourishments that helped me navigate celebrations, heartaches, smiles, tears, introspections, and resilience in my life’s journey. Three books had also accelerated the understanding of my higher self. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Dr. Stephen Covey, helped framed my mindset for success. Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh, and God is a Verb by Rabbi David Cooper deepen my spiritual awareness of our human oneness and connections.
Photographer: Priscilla Villareal
I’m so inspired by Johnny’s comeback story and his ability to hear, and then pursue, his authentic calling. I love his three habits of Resilience, Curiosity, and Authentic Integrity. The world needs more people like Johnny who walk their talk and help others plant their seeds of greatness!