Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hey, what's up everybody?

Hope these gas prices aren't driving everybody insane. How has everybody been doing? Well me, I have been grinding ahead; trying to get this autobiography finished up, along with the movie script. Black Scarface is being edited. The video game is coming along too. As you can see, I keep a full plate. Can't stop, won't stop. Well, I have been fortunate for the past two weeks; we have been having early lockdowns. So it's kind of bad I can't stay on the computer as late, but the good news I have been able to read. And being able to do that has been really exciting. One of my pupils that I have been mentoring has been reading The Richest Man in Babylon. So when I asked about the story, some questions that I want to know about couldn't be answered. I almost know the book by heart but not quite. And as you might know, every time you read it, there will be something you miss. And it's amazing to me how everybody thinks I am so lucky. But nobody will look at the hardships I have been through or the sacrifices I have been making. I haven't watched tv in over two years, nor have I listen to the radio. My time is spent emailing, writing letters, reading books, or discussing our business plan among our think-tank. So out of reading the book, this time I ran across something I would love to share with everybody.

"Fortunate only in that I had the desire to prosper before I first met him. For four years did I not prove my definiteness of purpose by keeping one-tenth of all I earned? Would you call a fisherman lucky who for year so studied the habits of the fish that with each changing wind he could cast his nets about them? Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. "

9 comments:

zoax said...

That's one thing I've had trouble with: capitalizing on opportunities when they present themselves to me. I pass on them because of fear, laziness, whatever. I'm saving this quote.

Hopefully I'll see it and take advantage of any opportunities if they come, regardless of shyness or procrastination.

Hoov said...

Big upz to u Freeway Rick,
This is my first time reading your blog and actually my very first time answering a blog, so I guess I am a blogger now.
Any how in our home grown crew Tha Roc Pile(a.k.a. Tha Pile) we have implemented the 8 principle steps to restructuring your Attitude. Which will ultimately determine your success or failure.
1.Honesty
2.Humility
3.Obejectivity
4.Caring
5.Responsibility
6.Open-Mindedness
7.Willingness
and finally...
8.Gratitude- this Attitude should replace anger.
If anyone wants to get any additional info on the specifics of the 8 Attitudes for Success
feel free to contact Tha Pile at (darocpile@aol.com) This has helped our Crew put the gatz aside and arm ourselves with a much better way of Killing! Yes I said Killing! Only now we are killing the negativity that haunts us all and replacing it with Success. Just like 187's There is no statue of limitations on Success once you embrace it Dawg!!!
The Real Freeway Ricky Ross should be a prime example to all of us on that subject and matter... Much continued Success Rick.
In Arms,
Hoova Joe

Hoov said...

Big upz to u Freeway Rick,
This is my first time reading your blog and actually my very first time answering a blog, so I guess I am a blogger now.
Any how in our home grown crew Tha Roc Pile(a.k.a. Tha Pile) we have implemented the 8 principle steps to restructuring your Attitude. Which will ultimately determine your success or failure.
1.Honesty
2.Humility
3.Obejectivity
4.Caring
5.Responsibility
6.Open-Mindedness
7.Willingness
and finally...
8.Gratitude- this Attitude should replace anger.
If anyone wants to get any additional info on the specifics of the 8 Attitudes for Success
feel free to contact Tha Pile at (darocpile@aol.com) This has helped our Crew put the gatz aside and arm ourselves with a much better way of Killing! Yes I said Killing! Only now we are killing the negativity that haunts us all and replacing it with Success. Just like 187's There is no statue of limitations on Success once you embrace it Dawg!!!
The Real Freeway Ricky Ross should be a prime example to all of us on that subject and matter... Much continued Success Rick.
In Arms,
Hoova Joe

TxGhettoFlower said...
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TxGhettoFlower said...

Thank you for responding to my question/comment, it meant a lot to me that you took the time to do that, I know you're very busy so again, thanks. I feel with or without a conviction on my background, I'm not built for punching in no clock for the rest of my life and I know that,... "God bless the child that got his own." The Richest Man in Babylon will be the next book I read, I would love to discuss it with you when I'm done. I will be writing you by mail soon... Thank you for being a light in our community.

Munit said...

Its actually goin down in houston...2.99

Anonymous said...

What's up man. Ramone from Detroit here... Dropped off the map for a minute, back on. Richest Man in Babylon is a great book. Pick up Rich Dad, Poor Dad. That book has changed my life to some extent...

Ricky Ross said...

TxGhettoFlower. No problem, I always try to get right back. I am glad I made you feel better. Yes I am very busy, but never too busy to respond to a friend. I don't blame you, I wont punch in no clock either. You are correct, God does bless the child that has his own. Hey, when you read the Richest Man, make sure you let me know. It will be my pleaseure to discuss it with you in every detail. Ok its cool that you write me by mail but you can also email me at freewayrickross49@yahoo.com. I appericate it. I am excited that you are going to read my favorite book. Peace. $Triple R$

Ricky Ross said...

Anonymous: Its all good Ramone, you dropped off for a minute. Glad to have you back on board. I already have Rich Dad Poor Dad. Hey did you know that the Richest Man in Babylon was the Rich Dad's favorite book? I am still looking for an artist. Hey have you heard those kids out of Inkster called Identical? People say they are pretty tight. Peace. $Triple R$