I'm Johnny and my goal is to document and share my journey as a location independent entrepreneur with my friends and family.
I went from quitting a well paid corporate job in California in 2008 to move to Thailand to work as a Scuba Instructor and train professionally as a Muay Thai Fighter. It wasn't until 2013 that I made my first $100 on line when i started my first ecommerce store which I recently sold for $60,000. Now I spend my time traveling the world as a digital nomad, creating multiple streams of passive income.
For media inquiries and interview requests, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnny FD has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and other publications.
My Origin Story:
Something was missing and I didn't know what it was. In 2006 I discovered the self help scene which ultimately lead me to the 4-Hour Workweek and gave me the courage to move to Thailand in 2008 and pursue my first ever real passion, which was scuba diving.
I traveled around the world from Australia, Borneo, all across South East Asia to the Caribbeans working as a divemaster and scuba instructor but in 2011 I decided to focus on my second found passion, Muay Thai kickboxing.
After six professional fights and years of living as cheaply as possible, I turned 30 and realized I couldn't even afford a plane ticket home if I wanted to.
That's where this blog began.
Why the FD?
I started going by Johnny FD after writing my first book, 12 Weeks in Thailand which was about Fighting and Diving. My birth name is Johnny Jen.
If you want to read more about how I started my online business, and started having success not only with building wealth but also in all aspects of life, including setting and reaching goals, getting in the best shape of my life, and finding love read my latest book Life Changes Quick. It's a short, easy read that may inspire you to do the same.
As Seen in the Media:
Even though I never expected any of this, and my blog started as a way for me to just share with a small group of friends and my family, I'm really excited that my story and journey has gotten coverage in the press.
I'm always happy to do interviews, speak at events and come on podcasts. So if you have a medium to large platform, email me and i'm happy to come on.
|The Feature on Business Insider that started it all|
|The Feature in the Danish Magazine: Information Denmark|
|Realled excited to be Featured on Entrepreneur.com|
|Also really happy to to be Featured on the i100 List of The Independent|
Available for interviews: Contact me
Bio: Johnny FD is a location independent entrepreneur who began traveling the world since 2008 working as a scuba instructor, fighting professionally in the sport of Muay Thai Kickboxing, and has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com, England's Top i100 List, and even written about in the Danish magazine Information Denmark.
Johnny has written two books, 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick: Simple Tips to Getting Rich, Fit, and Even Find Love.
He is also the host of the Travel Like a Boss Podcast, and the founder of the Digital Nomad super conference, the Nomad Summit.
|Featured in Forbes Online Magazine|
|Featured in the Danish Newspaper Modern Times|
|Featured in Business Insider again for a follow up|
If you want to read about the entire 4 year journey of giving up my job, following my passions and living as cheap as possible, read my first book, 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap. The book is about the process of getting the courage to quit my job, move to Thailand, and how I made money following my passions including Scuba Diving and Muay Thai.
Want to Know More?
It also contains a lot of partying, hooking up with girls, and having fun as a single guy in Thailand while living on the cheap and backpacking. It's a fun, entertaining read with tons of helpful information about moving to Thailand, especially if you are interested in Scuba Diving or Muay Thai.
Buy 12 Weeks on Amazon or Internationally here.
If you want to skip my life now where I finally became successful with business and replace my 9-5 income, read my second book: Life Changes Quick: 7 Steps to Getting Everything You've Ever Wanted.
This book talks about going from the naive party kid to finally building a real business, falling in love, and putting in the work required to create massive wealth, get in great shape and find happiness.
Buy Life Changes Quick on Amazon or Internationally here.
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How I went from $200 to over $30,000 in the bank:
After traveling around the world for almost four years without a real job, I got down to my last couple hundred dollars and was basically broke. Instead of asking my friends or family for money or going back to Los Angeles to work again, I decided to give it a shot as an entrepreneur and started my first location independent business.
I took a course on how to start a dropshipping store and luckily it worked. I treated it as a full time job during the first couple of months and basically created myself a job, but it was location independent and I was later able to automate it by hiring employees to run it while I traveled.
"I wanted to start a business so I could afford to travel the world with my buddies and see the sights in Europe, but to do that, I needed it to be location independent and profitable." - Johnny, June 2013
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Listen to the podcast!
Check out my radio show where I interview location independent business owners who I meet on the road while traveling at Travel Like a Boss Podcast.
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|Listen to my new podcast with millionaire Sam Marks|
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