Kevin has bought and sold over $250,000 dollars worth of products, ranging from his first product, a Sanyo Beta cassette recorder to movie projectors to listing the 1st iPhone for 1 Million dollars (it didn’t sell) and everything in between.
Kevin, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I’m a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist.
Devotion to the mystic law.
I chant the following to get into rhythm with the universe.
Back at an event with you in Austin Texas, before the event ended I ran into a leader I wanted to talk to.
Went in the gas station an bought some lottery tickets.
Raised home then changed, went to a [2:00] appointment, had a great time for an acting audition.
Left the audition and checked the winning lottery numbers and had an exact match and manifested $5K.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Always had this thought of why do you have to wait until your old and gray to be wealthy.
I wanna be wealthy while I’m young so I can enjoy the money when I’m older.
I was motivated to do whatever it took to get to this event.
This gave me the entrepreneurial mindset that I needed to get rich, keep looking, finding and searching until eBay came along and I got involved with that.
What’s the key to success on eBay?
Find a niche, an item or service you can do that gets results.
ebay is one of my strategies, I also market on Amazon.
I’m in the same business you’re in, and have multiple streams of income.
I focus on products I have experience in.
How has eBay changed since 2001?
It’s changed dramatically.
They made it more difficult then it use to be for sellers.
I have been marketing on Amazon for 2-3 years.
Tell us more about your passion for acting:
I use to work at QVC network years ago.
They would let people get in front of the camera and demonstrate the products, etc.
I like acting because you can create a new person.
I been in different movies.
Always loved being someone else and pretend, walking in another role of a person.
Meeting all these celebrities.
Talking to these famous actors and directors blew me away.
Big Reason Why?
I really want to help people become financially successful and be an inspiration in helping them change their lives.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
When I had to file chapter 13 after a lag in my business and it was a thing I really didn’t wanna do it but I thought about people in the past, great leaders who all went through that and bounced back from it.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
Was discovering that I can sell my Wonder Widgets on eBay.
When that happened my life changed dramatically.
What’s the Vision of Kevin Johnson look like for the future?
Business: I like to be somebody who can inspire people from stage and speak life into people to help them change their lives forever.
Personal: Travel with family and meet other entrepreneurs and be able to help people in my community. My Big vision is to end homelessness in my city.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
You just need to follow your dreams and never give up.
Long as you do that you’ll be successful.
Fav Success Quote?
The journey from Kamakura to Kyoto takes twelve days. If you travel for eleven but stop with only one day remaining, how can you admire the moon over the capital?
Top Recommended Business Book?
The 4 Hour Work Week – By Tim Ferriss
Top Recommended Personal book:
The Magic of Thinking Big – by David J. Schwartz
Best way to connect with you?
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