These four peo­ple’s lives were al­tered for­ever af­ter watch­ing, or par­tic­i­pat­ing in, a pro­gram on TV. By

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cre­ative and earn­ing my own cash.

“Peo­ple liked my pat­terns so I drew some de­signs for bed linen. I pre­sented them to a com­pany, and soon depart­ment stores like Myer and Harvey Nor­man were buy­ing them. Then I did the same with a sta­tionery range. I ex­panded my cre­ative side and now I de­sign jew­ellery that’s been worn by Olivia New­ton-John, Teri Hatcher and Mi­ley Cyrus.

“I love hav­ing my own money but my busi­ness has given me more than that; it’s al­lowed me to be con­fi­dent and suc­cess­ful in my own right. Hav­ing fi­nan­cial free­dom has also con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of my mar­riage; be­cause I’m in­de­pen­dent and have some­thing to con­trib­ute I feel good. Oprah in­spired me to change my life.”

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