I’m Dr. Joan Hangarter, author, speaker, and talk show host.
I teach people exactly what is needed to make their lives happy and to reach their life's goals.
Is there at least one area of your life that you wish you could improve? After Dr. Joan Hangarter went from successful doctor to homeless bag lady, she learned an ancient yet little-known secret of the universe -- we have the power to create miracles. If you've ever wondered how to make positive changes, read Dr Joan's latest book, The Miracle Makers Club-Live the Prosperous and Soul-Filled Life that You Deserve Today!
Am I a motivational speaker? I’m actually much more than that because I learned through personal experience that when someone is in the depths of despair and needs a miracle in their lives, having someone tell you to ‘cheer up, change your attitude and things will get better’ they really need a lot more than hearing just that to have their lives actually change.
I say I learned through personal experience because I was once a very successful Chiropractor.
I had an opulent and wonderful life. Then through no fault of my own I lost everything, and I mean even the clothes on my back. I found myself and my two children on public assistance, and there were times I went hungry just so my children could eat. To say my whole world and existence was humiliating, hopeless, with every minute gripping me in complete and total fear would be an understatement.
When you are actually faced with life without any kind of faith or hope for a better future I can guarantee you, the last thing you want is a motivational speaker telling you, ‘well, just change your attitude and things will improve’ because the problem is, you don’t know how to change all the overwhelming negative emotions that are controlling your life and any possible belief in a happy future.
I heard the other day that statistically only 7% of people are happy with their jobs and careers.
In my lectures and radio shows I’ve heard endless stories about people who are in miserable relationships, or who are worried about their retirement programs, or whether they’ll still have a job in a year because their companies are downsizing and letting employees go.
These people who aren’t living the perfect life of their dreams need to know that it takes a little more to manifesting the life wanted than just changing their attitude although that aspect of it is certainly needed too.
During one Christmas when my children and I had no money to buy each other even small Christmas presents and our Christmas dinner in all likelihood would be noodles once again and nothing else, we all sat down and realized that what was needed was a miracle in our lives.
It didn’t have to be one of biblical proportions, even the smallest of one would have been welcomed. Oh we had prayed for one, but nothing changed. Our prayers seemed to go unanswered.
We then realized that if any miracles were to come into our lives we had to learn how to create them ourselves, that we were the only ones who could make anything happen. And learn we did. We even formed our own special “club” which we called the “Miracle Makers Club”. Once we saw that miracles could actually be created by ourselves, my daughter made me promise that I would from then on commit myself to teaching others how to do what we did.
I’ve kept that promise. From that little ‘club’, containing only three very scared people it’s now grown to include thousands of people. I love what I do now, my life is enriched by empowering people to live and create the life of their dreams.