BECOMING A DIAMOND: THE STRONGEST, MOST VALUABLE VERSION OF YOU is an inspirational, self-development book with reflections from the author’s dynamic life and career of service. Detroit Fire Department Sgt. Sivad Johnson was a public speaker, gifted artist, and loving father of two. On August 21, 2020, Sivad gave his life by diving bravely into the Detroit River while off duty to help rescue three young girls who were struggling. His heroic, team effort made national and international headlines. The City of Detroit honored him with a memorial, naming a fire and rescue boat for him. The week before Sivad’s earthly departure, he and his daughters visited his sister and her family in Georgia. A dual goal was to have her begin editing this book, which he had just completed writing, while investing quality TIME, for he truly believed “This Instant Means Everything”.