Friday, August 29, 2008

Hood Tips

This is a guest blog by Terrence "Gangsta" Williams, the brother of Baby Williams from Cash Money Records.

There are many people out there that will assist you in becoming successful. First thing is our appearance. Even though we like to let the pants hang low, mouth full of golds and the wrong vocabulary words rolling off of our tongues. It comes a time when we have to think, act and speak like a business man or woman... Look at Master P, when he first did the Nickolodean thing he took his golds out. Once he was finished, he replaced them. It's not all of the time we have to remove the golds and hood-look to become successful; however, if we want a certain backing it won't hurt to switch the style up.

The main thing that gets us is that we don't try to make the necessary steps to get started; like reading books and asking questions... You will be surprised and overwhelmed at the support that will follow. Be aware of the Haters on the sideline that will chant things like, "don't waste your time with that," or, "it won't work," etc. You have to believe in yourself... the things I know, only God knows how rich I could be.

When I had lots of money, I had the chance to buy a few houses but I didn't see a quick return in it. I only could envision my money slowly decreasing. You know the old slang, "scared money don't make money," or, "you have to spend it to get it." Yeah, I was once like the slangs. I wanted to hold on to it when it came to something positive but I spent it in a heartbeat when it came to foolishness. Like paying notes on a car I'll never own and still living in the projects; putting chrome rims, TV's and a nice system in, only to have it repossessed once I went to jail.

We have to put our priorities in place. Wendy Day sent me several books the other day. The first once I read is entitled"The Power of Focus" by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt. Once of the things that I liked was a chapter called "The Results of Your Bad Habits Usually Don't Add Up Until Much Later In Life."

There are two young black entrepreneurs that I was incarcerated with a few years ago. The both of them are successful and I'd like to take the time out to congratulate them. One's named Dwayne Cooper aka Ross The Boss. He and his wife started a Chicken Shack. They sell fried chicken, chicken wings, etc. Now I'm hungry. The other one is a guy named Kenny Rushing. I would go to his cell and the first thing I'd see was a desk halfway full of real-estate books. Me in my ignorant stage of my time used to tell him, "man, why do you have all these stupid books, you know when you get out you going to pick that work back up." That's all I knew at the time - negativity. Plus his case was real big and violent... well right now, to this date, he's a millionaire.

There are many things to start legally...
Terrance Gangsta Williams
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FCI Jesup 2680
Highway 301
South Jesup, GA 31599

6 comments:

LeftLaneFilms@gmail.com said...

This is the message we need to push hard right here to our youth. Success is just easy in a legitimate fashion. Really good writing.

J.Young said...

That was really great writing man. Definitely a hood tip I'll remember. I have a cousin that's incarcerated and he says alot of the same things about making poor choices on things that he thought would improve his life because he was able to gain instant satisfaction from them. he blew thousands of dollars on material things but he never could understand or take the time to realize that investing in something that can potentially gain profit later has more worth. I'm happy you were able to learn from your mistakes though. The mistakes aren't as important as the lessons we learn from them. Again, great writing.

ADW said...

J. Young, What ever knowlegde I have or come across, I will share it.. Keep your head up and stay away from prison. - Terrence Williams

iwai said...

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Anonymous said...

RICKY ROSS...YOU DEFINITELY ARE DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS...I WILL NOW TAKE 10% FROM MY CHECK AND START SAVING SO THAT I CAN START MY BUSINESS BY NEXT YEAR...I THANK YOU...BE SAFE..MUCH LOVE FROM "PHILLY" AKA BAD LAND....

LES

Ricky Ross said...

Anonymous: Thank you. That's my plan, to do something for the people. Thats a good idea to take 10% from your check. Let me know if you need anymore information. $Triple R$