Greetings! I’ve been on a mini vacation from my bill paying job and decided to work on my passion, “bringing awareness of the economic disparity between the rich and poor within the United States”. During my research, I came across this video and it speaks volumes…believe it or not.
This past Tuesday, I was running an errand with my son and we ended up in the zip code of 77093 (the Eastside of Houston) where there is a lot of closed businesses and dilapidated houses. As opposed to where we live, in the zip code area 77084 with many grocery markets providing access to fresh produce and vibrant shopping malls.
My son had an appointment so I dropped him off and went to find something to eat. I drove for a good little while, thinking I would find a healthy foods market or a Krogers, maybe even an HEB (supermarkets with fresh produce), not so lucky. I didn’t want to get lost (me not being familiar with the area) so I stayed close to the Eastex freeway and turned down Kelley St.
I drove past a few gas stations, convenience stores, liquor stores and a small restaurant called Frenchy’s. “Finally”, I said out loud and stopped in to check the menu. They had fish, chicken, mashed and french-fried potatoes, collard greens, and salad to name a few things on their menu. I’m trying to eat more plant-based foods, so I ask what the collard greens were cooked with and the ladies behind the glass window told me “bacon”. I quickly checked them off my mental list. So, I placed my order and asked if I could leave a few postcards with information about my book “Journey Into Finance” on the counter, and then handed two, one to each, a glossy business card for a free download of my eBook to the ladies that served me. Who doesn’t like “free” merchandise?!
While sitting and waiting for my order, I realized, this is where I need to spread my message of financial independence, and building a legacy. These are my people, my niche audience.
My story started in an area much like this back in my hometown.
The clip above “A Tale of Two Zip Codes” by Blackmath, touched my heart. Like, share, and/or comment, I’d love to read your thoughts. This is a peek into my life, as my journey continues.
Thanks for watching and reading.
Wishing you peace and prosperity,