$25K small business grant
Posted by Relentless on September 18th, 2021
Power Forward Small Business Grant
Our friends at Vistaprint, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, and the NAACP have teamed up to empower Black-owned small businesses in New England. The Power Forward Small Business Grant program will provide $25,000, plus customized design and marketing assistance! VISIT & APPLY: https://app.helloalice.com/communities/naacp/applications/power-forward-small-business-grant
LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES POSTED ON OUR SITE!
Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or selected areas of Conn
The Age of Imagination
Posted by Relentless on September 10th, 2021
HOW AMAZING it was to come full circle, to collaborate with the man who's teachings changed my life.
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE
THE NAKED TRUTH
Posted by Relentless on September 2nd, 2021
If you think about it, most any rejection or experience has been for the good, whether you messed up accidentally or you were intentional about your choices or direction. Either way, it has always turned out to be that next level of your life. Think about it; we’ve all had those ratchet, foggy areas of our lives where we said or did something that we later regretted. What we did or said made no sense, to either of us. We even wanted to take it back. We wanted a do-over. I can picture a number of love relationships where this happened, and I hate to be the one who has remained consistent, only to find she has mucked up her life, or where she’s now at a dead end. I mean, all I can do is shrug! Who told you to make such a decision? Are you so blind that you couldn’t see the blessing before you? No worries tho! Someone else has! I’m using my own scenario to east light on a situation, no matter what kind of relationship took place. It could even be your business partner. Regardless,, there is positive in that situation. It could be that you learned a hard or soft lesson which could even save you from a greater calamity down the road with your next partner. It’s not even necessarily a bad decision, it’s just is the decision you made. “It is what it is.” Isn’t that the catchall? And no matter what, you’ve gotta still believe, have faith, march forward, figure out how this pivot will work in your favor. For God sakes, don’t be the next Worldstar video, lead down the perp walk but for your sour choices.
For me, I can name dozens of rejections that have earned me nothing but success. And so maybe this post is an affirmation to myself… A reminder, if you will, that rejection and neglect and even straight fuckery has lead to nothing but good karma. I can count the many people who’ve approached me later only to say I was wrong about you. I listened to so-and-so and it was a mistake. I can only shrug at that point, because time stands still for nobody. You just got in your OWN way; blocked your OWN blessings.
But the naked truth is we did not belong. It wasn’t meant to be. I’m gonna go with, “God makes no mistakes,” even if that’s just cliche and subtle a way to say SMH.
Y’all carry on now. And stay Relentless.
Chaos, Circumstance, Credit
Posted by Relentless on August 31st, 2021
With all the uncertainty facing our world, it’s not easy to shrug it off, to pursue our passions or to enjoy life without thinking, considering or caring about others. Anyone that disagrees, or can turn a blind eye to the suffering we’re seeing is either dumb, blind or just plain evil. Too hard? Okay, we’ll then, at the very least, they’re in denial. Yes, yes, yes, you’ve heard or read me say “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far,” but I promise you that comes from a place of mercy, humility and gratitude for life, good health and the will to march forth. And not just for me, but for the people around me; the family, friends and fans that I support, or who support me.
But I’ve learned some things over the decades; and that has impaled me with wisdom. Education thru execution & experience.
Even the will to learn, to engage and to act is a specialty these days. Afterall, who among us had leader ship, mentors or teachers that taught us what we really need these days? I’m not talking about science, math, English or home economics. I would substitute and sacrifice all of that for basic necessities of the day. Things like credit, business credit and financial literacy. Even if you have the gift of gab, a mean 3-pointer or a razor sharp left hook, you still need to have good credit. Your life still requires a business to umbrella all those activities you think are personal, but that are really you running a business. You still need mentorship through the years. I know some gifted people who weren’t paying attention in school, but now all of a sudden they learned something that can benefit somebody and cha-ching; they’re paid, even if they stumble over their words or use the wrong words. I mean, I can’t be the only one cringing when I read “sorry for your lost” or “can I axe you a question?” So today, the basic skills aren’t even the same as the basic skills of yesteryear. And yet, the ones who hold the keys to life just happen to have been handed down the information, the wisdom and the resources. They’ve hoarded this information for so many decades, centuries even, and only as of the last decade or so have we been exposed to the real resources that can enable us, or free us.
Yes family, a real job has been done on us all this time, and only since the advent of the Internet have we been further exposed to all of this information, and we are shoving it down our mental throats, or we just are not; maybe telling ourselves “we only know what we know,” or “it is what it is,” or “these are the cards we’ve been dealt.”
Meanwhile, you, your parents and all the elders get to go through life struggling, never to enjoy the true fruits of their labors is such that others have. But now that you know the playing field is even, and that the information is out here, do you even have the will or the want to study up, or read up, or level up?
I feel that it’s our duty as parents to educate our children about the importance behind personal credit, business credit and financial fitness. I mean, at least we should know stewardship? And so, I have certainly beat it into my children’s heads that credit and paying bills on time is important. I’ve certainly encouraged them to maintain multiple revenue streams. But maybe you’re not there yet? I realize it took me some time to get here, and there’s no checks and balances that are set in place for all of us to excel in these areas. So, you want authordom? Do you want excellent credit? Do you want strong business credit to leverage with your personal credit? Do you want that extreme financial awareness that might help you survive things like Covid and things like recession and things like unemployment statistics? Maybe you want some other revenue streams like your own bed & breakfast, or a turn-key “AirBNB”… maybe a strong TURO business?
Look, I can throw the whole recipe book for you to look at, to see how I’ve earned a living over the past decade, but you’d never read it. It would be a long essay, just as long as it took me to create it and live it.
On the other hand, we have this technology here, so why not use it? Why not put it to great use and push ahead with what I’ve already been doing? Teaching, coaching and walking folks through this tunnel of successes I’ve achieved? So, I’m gonna post this commentary right here, while we prepare for the next level… YOUR next level. Because you surely don’t want to ride that hamster wheel all your life. You surely don’t want to sleep on the jewels I have to share with you. But most importantly, I know you want the ease, efficiency and systems that can bring your own success closer, faster, with more impact. Yes you do. And yes I want to help you. And to make it make sense, it will need to be a system. It will need to be on video, accessible to you around the clock. Take in these words and stay tuned for what’s next. Relentless
A Different World, Indeed
Posted by Relentless on August 22nd, 2021
Sometimes I can’t believe it myself. How fleeting life is and how many opportunities I had to bury myself (yes, bury) but for the choices I made in my life.
Knowing this has inspired me to slow down a little bit, just as I see everybody rushing and hasty and desperate to move faster than this rock is spinning in orbit. It’s laughable when you think about it, how so many of us are just rushing around, putting our lives at risk and making poor choices but for to get somewhere faster than we were yesterday. And so, by this post I’m actually affirming to myself and to my loved ones that it’s important to slow down, to stop and smell the roses. The roses in our midst are the people that support us and love us and befriend us. Not the material items. Not our ability to make money. Not even in our ability to create. Granted those things might attract more people into our lives, but the truth is we are here for a certain amount of time. And we have a choice to enjoy that time, and to enjoy others in our midst or to blow that time for the sake of one upmanship, having more checkers than the next person, or building the bigger building. Yes ego and fascination and displaced esteem can really interrupt what I know to be peace, love and prosperity. You’ve acquired a lot of money, but are you happy? You have a bunch of toys surrounding you, a closet full of clothes you haven’t worn in years, and there are so many vacations you can’t decide where you’d like to call home. But again, are you happy?? Well that’s my rant for the day. I pray that you find peace and happiness and that there is calm, patience and wisdom in your every move. God bless, talk soon. Relentless
Here’s What’s Next…
Posted by Relentless on May 31st, 2021
A FIRM GO:
Ready to organize my team at RELENTLESS HQ.
Seed funding is arriving within the next 30-60 days; funding that will subsidize our team or masterminds to push our projects forward. We currently have unfinished projects that include PODCASTS, FILMS, WEBSITES, BOOKS, WEBINARS and more. Our Relentless Masterminds will be expected to help direct and maintain these projects so that they're healthy, progressive and part of a system. The projects that are immediate include THINK & GROW RICH/A BLACK CHOICE, a project I began with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, the SUPERPRENEUR podcast, my newest book: "I Did It, You Can Too" as well as the electronic book versions and audio productions behind TOPLESS, PUSH, TO LIVE & DIE IN HARLEM, SUGAR DADDY, SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE READY, BUMRUSH, LADY FIRST, EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS, SINGLE WITH BENEFITS, RAPPERS R IN DANGER, TRIPLE THREAT, BURNING DESIRE and last but not least, THE LAST KINGPIN.
FURTHERMORE: We intend to launch some streaming properties as well as certain "series" that will be available on the OTT TV platforms.
In order to see these projects thru there will be a blueprint and business plan. The team will then execute on these projects. Our team will include creatives, directors and associate producers.
Finally, RELENTLESS HQ will undergo renovations, both interior and exterior. One of our major most footprints in business is due to our Bed & Breakfast business here in Atlanta. We intend to maintain that.
Our next level funding arrives this summer, at which point we will begin to plan our philanthropic initiatives, with focus on INVENTORS, SINGLE MOMS, DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS, NON-VIOLENT EX-OFFENDERS, AUTHORS & ENTREPRENEURS. We will institute online programs for these candidates and once accepted they will be trained in our SUCCESS ACADEMY, under our RELENTLESS UNIVERSITY brand. Online training will include business preparedness, credit establishment, business & business credit establishment. Academy candidates will receive grants to help them through the 90-day study period, and graduates from the academy will receive grants to help them launch their business. There is more to come, but I wanted to set forth my intentions so that I can begin to identify the talents necessary for great conclusions in these initiatives. MORE TO COME!
Working Thru The Grief
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My site is not a bubble. There are feelings up in here. I agree with Arnold
SO MUCH TALENT
Posted by Relentless on December 31st, 2020
SO MUCH ENERGY, SO MUCH POTENTIAL
Who am I?
Probably a combination of ambition, consistence, ability and somewhere in that mix I'm a storyteller that was anointed God and Her Universe. Most of all, I am an experienced man, expressing my imagination, my inspirational life and emotions through words and images.
I was raised in the 4-square miles of Mount Vernon, New York (amidst my Westchester, Bronx and NYC family, but I grew restless and wayward and found myself with a big headache and a shit load of prison time. When I decided to do what I do best, that is, turn my lemons into lemonade, I was able to free myself inside of the walls and fences that confined me. Yes, right there in prison I found my calling. And how much anxiety filled me during those days, to complete book after book. I was feeling so accomplished! And recently I'm starving for that same juice! That same rhythm. This is a LIFE CHOICE.
So excuse me if I'm feeling myself lately, posting older video clips with dramatic moments and creative intentions. This I'm doing to inspire myself to get back on the ball, back to my masterful pen game... back on the throne that had been, is and remains my own to claim.
Peace & Love.
Posted by Relentless on November 5th, 2020
FACTS: Earlier the day I said to myself: "I want a Nubian Queen. I DESERVE a Nubian Queen." Was this "need" due to the sudden cold weather? Or is it some itch-cycle and maybe I'm gettin "mannish?" Not sure. But what I do know is that I've never been wrong, whether I like it or not; what I ask for, I get.
IT IS SAID: "ASK, AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE."
And so I did "manifest" this new thang. I won't say how we met, just that she was in my living room for some "business." I had been doing something else, but her energy encouraged me to sit down before her and we struck up some conversation. We were 6 feet apart, and she had on a mask. That is, she had on a mask until I asked her to remove the mask and show me her pretty face. And there was that whole "ask" again. It was at this point that I was reminded that so many of us are wearing the mask just because its "Rhythm Nation" and for no other reason. Why else would she remove it? Just because I asked? And that's a valid reason during these Covid years? Or maybe it's my "personal power."
I gave her my business card and asked her to stay in touch.
Minutes later I sent her a text and asked her to come back when she had the time.
We quickly lay adjacent to one another on my bed and things began to escalate. I took a few minutes to tell her about me and I asked her some questions as well.
There was a point when her eyes begin to tear. I was so touched and moved by her emotion that I gravitated towards a hug, or hugs... And that human interaction led to more human interaction. And as if I was 20 something again, I found myself in an entanglement. lmao. No, I'm not in any committed relationship (except with my business). Sure, I tried time and again over the past few years... one even lasted 2 years and promised me a future. But that fell apart quickly and a more recent one fell apart quicker than that. And just when I got to enjoying my personal space and privacy, here THIS Beauty comes.
A few things stand out for me during our few hours together:
- She kept warning me that things were getting "dangerous." But err, hmm... me and danger are besties. I shrugged it off, focused on something else, I suppose.
- She never stopped my advances; in fact, she actually pulled me in closer... deeper kisses. I didn't mind the slight weed on her tongue since this was already becoming something I'd rather not interrupt. Wasn't it Oliver Wendell Holmes who said "A Man's mind, once stretched by the scent of a woman, never regains its original dimensions." Maybe I'm paraphrasing or misquoting (heh heh)
- And yeah, there was this moment she was fully engaged... when I was fully engorged, and she let up and said "that's just a preview."
I mean, for a time I was feeling like a celebrity once again; like the months when all the newspapers, TV & radio broadcasts spoke my name. The morning news, the New York Times, NPR...
Enjoying almost 3 hrs of pillow-talkin, kissin, playin with fire, learning one another’s bodies... and did I really have that infrequent tight grip on her neck?
... and damn the afterthoughts spinning in my head...
“wow it’s been a minute since I got this deep, this fast... Guess you still got it bro...You STUD!!!”
One instant she moaned ‘daddy... yes Daddy’ And I couldn't help but analyze: "I guess she's spot-on... so happens to be my absolute reality at the moment.”
And all this time I'm praying for "something real" to come into my life... perhaps the ex-wife, the ex-girlfriend or someone lurking in the midst of my social media. But instead that something real, or uhm, something really thrilling walks thru my door.
Sheesh... how fascinating it was to warm-up to “the business” without a whole lotta dating, texting or “qualifying.” I mean, was she the lucky one or was it me?
From my perspective, reading my own mind, It was just “she's on fire,” and “What a body.” But I couldn't help wondering how much like Billy Joel, Sean Connery & Kevin Costner am I really? I mean, I don't act, rap or sing for a living, but, well I am gifted??? So would the Universe approve of this for me as it has for them in the movies? In real life? And besides that 30yr age difference didn't seem to matter much to her, right?
I mean, don't blame me! KING SOLOMON & PLAYBOY MAGAZINE started this shit!
BANG BANG BANG...
Now my bed is lookin like scrambled eggs.
Every now and then Club Quarantine is echoing over my sound system "It's D-Nice, baby"
At about 3am I'm walking her to her troubled car, and I'm already mush, hands in my pockets, so relaxed and one with the full moon's glow. There's a sweet kiss and hug.
"Get home safe."
Now that we’ve gone all-the-way there, what’s next?”
Am I gonna get that fatal text message:
"Daddy, can I get $100?"
Or, "Hey Daddy, my car just broke down. Can you help me out?"
Damn. You can't win for losin out here, either way there's some expense involved.
Meanwhile I'm a little weak now. Wasn't pumped up with nutrition for that escapade and how fast it hit me. Then my inner voice again: “Old man you’d better getchoo some food, for you fall out“
And then it struck me that thing called SLEEP. And then I can dream, and I can imagine that this was all a dream. Or was it?
Living, Loving & Learning
Posted by Relentless on August 31st, 2020
24 HOURS is all we get.
And we're charged and challenged with getting and giving the most we can during this time. Anything less means you've squandered your presence here. Anything wayward means you may have fcuked up and need to do better. And by now there are plenty of videos, blogs and podcasts that you can watch FOR FREE, that will direct and guide you. Covid-19 has even awarded you with some free "paid-leave." YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE! Everything you need is available and within reach. Once again you have no excuse.. We are in a world that has made the great pivot and has forced you to pivot along with everyone else. No matter what you have accomplished up to this point, none of that matters! YOU WERE ONCE FAMOUS? Ok, the new world we're in is telling you "SO WHAT YOU'RE FAMOUS! HOW ARE YOU HELPING ME!?" Yes, you are now forced to pivot along with everyone else. This is a brave New World requiring brave new moves, new risks and new rewards. Get with the program. Also, if you're lucky enough to have escaped your need to pivot, good on you! As for the rest of us, GET A MOVE ON! GET UP, GET OUT and DO SOMETHING! RECOGNIZE! DON'T BE LAZY! DON'T PROCRASTINATE!
My latest involvements:
Built a 9-hole miniature golf course here at "The Relentless House". Soon affording "Midnight Golf" for couples who come (by appointment) for dinner.
New cash flow systems include 3 new cars loaded onto the Turo platform, a crypto-currency investment that nets me hundreds of dollars everyday, buying and selling major appliances, and also cashing in on wood pallets.
OH YEAH! ONE THING I'D LIKE TO LEAVE YOU WITH...
Thanks to D-Nice for the END OF BROADCAST SHOUT OUT.
And the mix was EPIC! Click the pic to play the broadcast
Up To Date Relentless
Posted by Relentless on April 18th, 2020
RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
LOVE THIS TALENTED WOMAN. When you get a chance, GOOGLE Cynthia Luciette. She's always in the pocket, always ready with the quick wit... and if you're not laughing with the rest of us you truly don't have a heartbeat.
Quarantine? Never Bored!
Posted by Relentless on April 14th, 2020
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."