Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Challenge

Let other lead small lives,
but not you.
Let others argue over small things,
but not you.
Let other cry over small hurts,
but not you.
Let others leave their future in someone else hands,
but not you.

Good morning, hope everybody is well. I woke up early this morning, about 3:30am, and decided to do a little reading. I ran into this and decided to share it with everybody. My spirits have really been running high lately, my future looks bright. I found my purpose in life, which I think everyone should be in search of. It gives you the energy to get up, keeps you from being bored, gives you the power to walk away from things that are not important, makes you study and research. People ask me all the time about how I can get up and put my workout in every morning. But when your purpose is so big and you know that you have to have good health and that you don't want to leave life without fulfilling that purpose, it lifts you to a height that you thought was not attainable. I hope it helps somebody.

Peace and Love.
$Triple R$

Friday, September 19, 2008

Terrence Williams: Life Revolves Around Choices & Decisions

The choices we make determine the decisions we have to deal with. My societal life may be over with at this moment, however, as a youth, yours may have just begun. That's why I've decided to take the time out to share some love with you... you, the youth of today, who are facing the same vital decisions that I once faced, decisions that could effect the rest of your life.

Because of the life that I once lived, I may spend the rest of my life behind bars. Prison is real and I brought this reality upon myself. You may very well be on the same path. However, if you learn from my mistakes and adhere to the message, you may be able to trade a life of institutional torment for a life of worldly enjoyment.

A lot of the things we do at the time seem cool: player, balling, macking or stunnin'. Check this out, I was reading Don Diva a few days ago and I came across an interview with the rapper Plies. He stated something that I respected, as well as grabbed my attention, so I felt the need to share it with you. His words verbatim, "The person who invented throwin' money in the club has to be the stupidest [dude] ever. I done got caught up in the hype and I've done it. But how could you have that much paper that you can just throw the sh*t? And the ones that's throwin' it, we ain't got it to throw bruh. The motherf*cker who really can throw it, ain't throwin' it."

Just think about the money we waste. "Be self-controlled, NOT remote-controlled..." A lot of us don't think before we act. We think about what occurred after it's done; which at times may be too late. I know when I was home, 50% of the time I let my gun think for me. The reason I say 50% is because whenever I pulled it, it was used. Now I sit back and think about the greed I once was engaged to. Sad thing is she hangs around still to this day. There's two ways I block her out. #1- I pray, it helps me think clearly. # 2- I look at her as if she has AIDS and is intentionally trying to pass it on. Me being human, I still wrestle with the different struggles. Some days I call moms just to here her voice. Sad thing is, I wonder if I'll ever get a chance to sleep in the same house or sit at the dinner table with her again. But you can keep it that way...

Terrence 'Gangsta' Williams

Terrence Williams
FCI Jesup 2680
Highway 301
South Jesup, GA 31599

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Learning From Other People

I want to know why there are so many people afraid of rejection? It's not the end of the world when somebody tells you 'no'. If you don't ask questions, you're only denying yourself a chance to learn and find out what other people are willing to share. Remember, we all have two ears and one mouth; meaning we should listen twice as much as we talk. Listening is a lost art that needs to be reintroduced. A good friend of mine told me that when he has to talk to someone, he takes them out to dinner at their favorite restaurant, and he picks up the entire tab. Imagine how much information a person can get in two hours of causal conversation. The point is... we learn so much by studing and listening to others. We have to just pay attention and keep our minds open.

What about wealthy people? How did they become rich? Why do some people struggle throughtout their lives? Why are only a small percentage of people financially independent? Why do some people have wonderful, loving relationships?

Using other people's experiences as a yard stick for learning will help you tremendously. All you need to do is keep your ears and eyes open, and ask a few questions. Can you tell me if you know who the top two or three producers in your field are? Have you ever approached any of these people to ask them what their secrets of success were? If not, what a tragedy this truly is. We all know the people who are successful, but we are afraid to approach them and ask them for information, direction, and guidance. Don't let the fear of rejection stop you from asking. The worst thing that could happen is that they wouldn't tell you; you'd end up not knowing what they know. You already don't know, so it can't get any worse, can it? So take a risk. ASK!! LISTEN!! And LEARN.

$Triple R$

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rick Ross

Hey everybody. Hope all is well, especially now since the country is in a recession. A lot of people may think that because I am in prison, its recession proof. That is not the case, but it doesn't effect me as bad as it does some guys. It really effects me more hearing the sad stories from my family and friends. The ones that are just plain worried and scared. I hear all the stories: gas and desiel are up to $4.00 a gallon, food sky high, the dollar is dropping, real estate not selling and companies are laying off. And to me its really amazing cause most of these people are totally healthy, and some are really intelligent. But I know the one thing they lack, and that's confidence. See, when you have confidence in yourself you have no problem stepping out on the edge. It just so happens this morning I ran across a paragraph that I would like to share:

"Become so valuable that you can't be fired. And if you are your special skills will open up new oppurtunity. Keep refining your strengths. Focus on your brilliance and develop excellent connections. Surround yourself with positive support people. Be a giver to attract friends. And become a friend."

If more of us would adopt this attitude we would live a much freer life. I hope this helps somebody out there cause its truly time for us to make a change. Peace and Love. $Triple R$

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

From the Desk of Kenneth Moore: Get Your Credit Report

The first thing you need to understand about the credit system is that it is a system; once you learn how to operate within the system you can make the system work to benefit you. A million-dollar credit line is just like having a million dollars of cash. The beauty of the credit system is that it revolves around how well you pay your bills, not the amount of money you borrow. The principles are the same, no matter if you borrow ten thousand or ten million. Part two of this issue is a detailed plan of action that will increase your credit limit as high as you want it to be. The credit system revolves around a scoring system used by Credit Rating Agencies (CRA'S) to provide merchants with information about how responsible you are with credit. When you apply for credit, the potential lender gets your credit score from the CRA's and decides whether or not to extend credit. Currently, the scoring system is as follows:

751 to 850 Excellent 4% or less
651 to 750 Good 5% or less
551 to 650 Fair 6% or less
451 to 550 Poor 7% or less
351 to 450 Bad 8% or less
251 to 350 Very bad 9% or less

Note: The Credit Rating Agencies have adopted a new rating system that will be universally accepted by the Big 3. It is called the Vantage Score and will be set up on an academic scale.

Vantage Score Rates

901 to 990 = A Rating
801 to 900 = B Rating
701 to 800 = C Rating
601 to 700 = D Rating
502 to 600 = F Rating

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gangsta's Blog

Unhappy in love? It's always our partner's fault. Ever hear anyone say "My Relationship is a mess and I'm the problem?" Insensitivity, betrayal, abuse-- it's true that we human beings are capable of terrible behavior. And it hurts deeply to be mistreated by the person you expect to treat you best. But no one can take your peace or power unless you surrender it. No one else's behavior makes you miserable for long unless you allow it to. It's not our lover's bad behavior that makes us crazy, but how we internalize and respond to it. It's time to awaken from our fantasy; No one is perfect. We'll forever be disappointed in love if our emotions are tied to who we think our mate should be. But, the biggest mistake we make is in selecting our partners. Sometimes we accept as a lover a person we'd never have as a friend, or we don't recognize a divine-right partner whose packaging isn't bright and shiny; We forget that the gift is on the inside...

Terrance 'Gangsta' Williams
FCI Jesup 2680
Highway 301
South Jesup, GA 31599

Monday, September 1, 2008

From the Desk of Kenneth Moore (Part 4): Getting Started

Rule #1
Wealth comes easily and in abundance to any person who will save at least 10 percent of all their earnings and dedicate these earnings towards building their fortune. Wealth Accounts create a wealthy account by setting aside 10 percent of all you earn. Any business book you read will instruct you to pay yourself first before you do anything else. If you don't pay yourself first, then you probably won't pay yourself at all. The Wealth Account operates under those same principles. If you don't set aside 10 percent off the top you probably wont set aside 10 percent at all. The 10 percent set aside is extremely important because it is the Wealth Account that is going to change your life. Fortunes are made using money to make more money.

Rule #2
Money works diligently and constantly for the wise owner who finds employment for it. When you put money to work it becomes your slave and its children becomes your slaves. When you put to good use mone multiplies for its employer like flocks of the field. In the beginning 10 percent may not seem like much but as time goes on and you start finding ways to put your money to work your Wealth Account will began to multiply. Thats all it takes to build wealth. You must learn how to make your money multiply and then continue to reinvest your profits over and over creating a cycle. Once you have created a wealth cycle you will then be on easy street. The sooner you start the quicker you will get there so start building your Wealth Account immediately.