Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 97 JSS-Tripler Review: Son Delivering on His Promise to His Father

In July of 2004 my Dad came to visit me at my apartment complex located here in Phoenix. At the time I was preparing to go to Himeji, Japan on a 2 year contract as an Assistant Language Teacher.

That day we sat down, talked, and laughed as we played some Dominoes. While we were playing my Dad paused and said "D, you know I love all you guys (talking about my Mom, Brother, Sister, and I). But my only regret is 'not having a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of (Phrase referring to being broke). I have worked hard all my life and can't seem to get ahead."

I said "Don't worry Dad, Our come up is coming!!!" He smiled and we kept playing our game of Dominoes.

A month later, I went to Japan. I did not know that would be the last time I would have a  face to face conversation with my dad. On October 2nd, 2005, My Father passed away from a Heart Attack. He was 53 years old. I was devastated.

After his Funeral, I was talking to my friend Carlise Yearwood. I told him about our last conversation and how we always talked about building our wealth and just enjoying life. He gave me advice, that would become my passion/obsession. He said "Demond, if you can't build it with him... Build it For Him". That day I swore to find a way to get ahead financially, and make my Father proud.
In the last 7 years, I have tested out Real Estate, Car Auctions, Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, HYIPs,  and Investing... I made small steps forward here and there, but never had any notable success.  

In the last 97 days, I have been able to start making over $1,000 dollars a month. My daily income is currently $45.80 dollars and rising. I am starting to pay off old bills and credit card. And, Finally get my Financial House in order. I am not out of the Rat Race yet, but I feel like the wheel is slowing down.

My Dad would have been 60 years old today, celebrating his 15th Birthday (He was a Leap Year Baby). I am writing this post to take the time to remember my  Father, Charlie Johnson Jr. And, to let everyone know how thankful/grateful I am for the Just Been Paid Opportunity, that is allowing me to deliver on the promise I made to my Father.

That's all for now. Let's Eradicate poverty And Build Wealth, Through Financial Education.