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.