As I think about the past and what it took to get me to this place I call home; this comfortable shelter where I can refine my vision and my purpose, I think about all the faces and all of the places where I made that connection. I was so focused that I probably missed some of the jewels, some of the rich experiences that faced to me, but then who's to say what destiny has in store? I just feel I've been so blessed to know so many people from so many walks of life and I Mabel to bring them together underneath the umbrella of my stories, my characters and the landscapes where they take place. There was this one time when I was in New York City working late night on a weekend, with hordes of people milling through the streets, trying to find footing along that hard cement underneath those sensational images on the screens of times Square… hustles to the left and hustles to the right, nobody realizing how dangerous this all was and that people are out to do harm in large crowds... and yet here I was with my hustle, selling my books and to hand mouth to ear vision to reality. There was this one woman approaching in the thick movement of skin and bone and wonder... I had The Last Kingpin in hand/pitching it relentlessly to every and anyone with an earshot. And this White woman says "great book!" as she passes me. My reflex was an instant response "thank you!" If you could've seen this woman's face how she twisted it with disbelief, cocking back her head at the same time and all I heard in that gesture was "who the fuck do you think you are?" But just as some may see that as a rude way to be it was just as much a rude awakening for me, realizing that my content not only reaches the most unpredictable reader, but also that my work is such a disconnect from who I am and the journey I must realize. An excerpt from "The Last Kingpin"
Slim just got pulled over by the local police. The local police called the DEA...
“Okay, Slim. I want you to be honest with me, because this answer will decide your fate. You’re an independent contractor. You deal directly with the buyer and the seller. I have an idea that your buyer and your seller of the corn are unsavory fellas. Not your average farmer. Not your average grocerier. I want to know what was going through your mind when you met these people. Where you met them? How much they offered you? And, if the amount of money was also unusual, didn’t you get suspicious? Why did you go along with this... this shipment? Was it the money?” “Listen, Miss. I’m a truck driver. If you need something delivered — anything but a baby — I’ll deliver it for you. Yes, I’m guilty.” Pam changed her expression to “oh really?”
“...I hauled garbage right before I hauled produce, but I ain’t crazy. I wouldn’t carry no drugs on my truck. And, if I knew about it, I... well... ain’t no way for me to know, simple as that. But, as far as money... ain’t enough money in the world to keep me from my wife Jewel and our little Slim Junior. No money!” Pam let some silence pass between them as she continued to look into Slim’s eyes. If he looked away, if he digressed, she’d turn him back over to the dogs and leave him there to handle his own problem. Instead, she’s go check on the corn hustlers. A fed case wouldn’t stick on Slim on account of the illegal search. The pretrial motion would find the case tossed out the door before opening arguments... even before a jury was selected. A waste of time and taxpayer’s money. But, on the other hand, if Slim kept his poise, if he could maintain eye contact and that sincere expression, with no fidgeting, no unnecessary sips from that empty soda can, then Pam knew he’d be telling the truth. She would wield her raw power to have Slim set free. She’d be his godsend. His relief from a long night. But then, of course, she’d need his help with one minor task.
“Tell you what, Slim. I want you to give me the details of your contacts on this shipment. Show me how your manifesto corresponds with your hours logged, and how your bills of lading match with your contacts. I want every detail down to the mustard seed. I’m gonna see that you walk out of here within the hour, on my magic carpet.” “What about my tractor?” “You can have everything but the...” Pam looked at Carson. Carson looked at Masters. Masters looked back at Pam. “Hey Slim. I have an idea. Are you still in shape to drive?” “Sure am. I might need another one of those Coke a’ Colas, but I think I can manage.” “Great,” Pam replied, with a note of conspiracy in her voice that the other Agents immediately understood. Before leaving Bell Glade that morning, Pam threatened the locals, informing them of certain legal repercussions for the illegal search and the subsequent assault. Furthermore, there’d be a publicity nightmare relating to racism, a backward police procedure and the
questions about so much coke along with speculation about other such shipments. Pam only cared to keep the incident a secret so that she could catch herself a whale.
And so from time to time I will drop my stories on my timeline or in my blog for all to see and decipher and learn from and enjoy.
Alternatives To Success: identify your skill set, crush it with your own raw energy, get bank like hank
1. Identify your skill set, your talent, your abilities and your value.
What’s Your alternative? Master your energy and develop your voice. It costs nothing but time and energy and you need to do some work in order to achieve your goals. Nothing comes for free.
2. Create a product that is all about you, your mind, your ideas, your visions, experiences, knowledge, inspiration, advice, imagination, even your physical strength.
What’s the alternative? Partner with a vet! Be an apprentice to someone who’s already done it. Someone who is crushin’ it. Someone who’s opening doors for you. Be of great value to the king of your particular industry. In other words: “ride the tiger”
3. Finally, finally, finally: build your fellowship. Your tribe, your family, your team, your online & offline allegiances. You can’t move faster and farther on your own. You must have help with your agenda.; there are only 24 hours in a day and to do so or to think you can do so is a pigment of your imagination and a futile effort. Sure, you may get away with it at first… Sure you will enjoy the liberty in the freedom of doing it on your own with no excuses and having to answer to nobody. But at some point you’re gonna need to trust somebody. At some point you’re going to need to pay for the skills that are necessary to fine-tune your machine. That could be an accountant, a business manager, a partner, or a personal assistant. If you don’t have any of this and you have a glimmer of success you’ve achieved, there’s going to be a moment when you question whether or not you are achieving the maximum potential that’s possible within this time and space in the 24 hours you’ve been blessed with?
So what is the alternative? Join a fellowship, a tribe, a family team… Show your value in that allegiance and achieve more! Look at how the ant world does it. Look at how basketball or football teams do it. Remember the pyramids? It took legions of workers on a mission… it took BELIEVERS! Find your believers or BE A BELIEVER! (Choose one!) and remember TEAM-together everyone achieves more!
Whether it is your business, personal or spiritual relationship in question, everyone wants to realize increase. We want progress and accomplishment and ultimately we want to live better lives. But as we get older and as we mature in these fields we realize that increase makes us feel more secure and more well-versed in these areas.
I realize that achieving increase simply means doing more, doing it consistently and doing it better than you did before. However we are also in battled with making the most out of our 24 hours given. Sometimes you’re want to achieve increase or to realize more success calls for your quality time. And since we are all gifted with a finite amount of quality time, doing the work it all becomes difficult to manage unless you have one thing; balance. Not only do you have to balance your time but you have to manage your energy. That includes nutrition that includes exercise that includes sleep. For those who are paying sincere attention to my words, please know that as we grow older and responsible for our destinies it becomes essential that we fine-tune where we spend our energy and how we contribute to life. All in all it requires balance to do the most and it requires balance for your mind to be receptive to the resources that are abundant in our sphere.
It is my hope that you take my words to heart and incorporate them into your considerations and living a better life in pursuing the ultimate dream.
Being Relentless means remaining fit! And remaining fit calls for a lot of consideration and self reflection and self-awareness with the intention of being successful. With a longer life expectancy of human beings as compared to pre-modern age, people have been more vigilant to consider methods of extending life and of existence in general. More solutions have been developed by dieticians and scientists to aid folks on having a guide to staying healthy. And so say I’m jumping on the bandwagon (if you want) but herein you will find those Relentless ABC’s of remaining fit. Very easy, yet effective ways of adding to the long list of formulas to maintain being healthy.
A Is For Abstinence
Abstinence should be exercised by the individual in passing up the things that would not make him or her fit. After all, haven’t you heard the saying “too much of anything will kill you”? And “everything in moderation”? So that goes for sex, that goes for excessive material items, that goes for food, thrillseeking and that also goes for working too much. Even if you run or workout too much, you can kill yourself. Abstinence on a great level is expected of the individual should he/she wish to start staying fit and keep up being fit. Abstinence ought to be the basis of any person to serve as a disciplinary concept. Without the discipline to recognize when to say no, it would prove difficult to stay away from things that are bad for you.
B Is For Be Faithful
“B” represents “Be Faithful”. Being faithful is being able to resist and maintain focus on your objective of remaining fit. It does not imply that you totally become a no-nonsense robot who only distinguishes black from white, but being indulgent is a risky thing to instill. Trust and believe I am faithful to the RELENTLESS brand. From the corporate entities to the clothing to what I speak each day; this is the life that I agree with. RELENTLESS is my word complete with trademarks and copyrights. Be faithful to your brand, to your agenda into your mission. Be faithful in your work ethic, in your relationships both business and personal, and most importantly be faithful in your level of authenticity in how you act, react and move forward in your day.
C is For Calisthenics
Calisthenics or exercise is a part of any healthy program planned for health conscious and health seekers alike. But calisthenics also includes practicing and being the best you can at what you do in your craft. It does not necessarily mean exercising with jumping jacks and running and backflips. But it does mean exercising, running and backflips in your craft. Are you a writer? Then you need to be exercising your skills. You need to be running which means constantly writing and on as many levels as writing calls for. You need to be doing backflips in other words coming up with creative ways and means to present your writing. Whether you are fiction, nonfiction or just a columnist, Calisthenics in writing means staying active. Do you do something other than writing? Well calisthenics doesn’t hafta mean the strict training that one sees in ads and magazines. Those will be for bodybuilders who would want to reshape their bodies. Calisthenics are simple activities. Calisthenics should be done day-after-day for at least thirty to forty-five minutes which includes mainly aerobics. Not only does daily calisthenics improve the cardiovascular flow of the body, it also maintains the desired body weight and fitness level.
These Relentless ABC’s of remaining fit are very elementary ways and means for anyone to grasp should they wish to seek a better health state or maintain an already good one. It is a personal choice. The extent of its success lies on the amount of effort that the individual puts in.
But let’s sum it all up and call it balance. Just take life on patiently and aggressively, and yet don’t bite off more than you can chew.
You are knee-deep in the biggest fight of your life; that fight for available resources, whether its you wanting more revenue, greater relationships, a more promising future,
more clients & customers… further acknowledgement for your talents, skills and wisdom… you want all of this, you want your good health, family & friends around, and you want it all in a timely fashion (now) and then you sabotage shit. I observe you and how you neglect, betray, or simply fail to recognize the blessings within your reach. Blessings right in your face; the right person, the right conveniences… proven, qualified and already entrusted to you… and you decide you’re “tired” or “unhappy” or (in my opinion), scared or “unfocused.” and you ultimately neglect, overlook or turn your back on the very blessing in your face. Oh, and then there ore others of you who have already crossed the threshold of economic struggle. You make it to the other side and sheesh! you forgot where you started. You become cold, insulated and distant. I could get specific and identify how you fall off, especially you who have dealt with me up close and personal. But I won’t. I want this commentary to touch everyone, to perhaps prevent more of this failed behavior. And so I need to do this with love, because despite your practices, I still love you.
For loving you, affirms me, my past shortcomings, as well as my aspirations in life.
Here’s the bigger picture: you’re better with that resource, that relationship or that convenience then you were without it. And yet, you’re stillunable to stay the course? You’re still unwilling to hold on, to maintain. I’m reminded of PUBLIC ENEMY’S “BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT.” And altho this is certainly was an answer to more unity between us, I’m thinking so many of us are good and comfortable with the disconnect.
TRUTH: I’m thinking that you’ve had the whiff of the good life and that you’re so sucked-in by it that you’re blinded. That doesn’t hafta determine your future, but somebody’s gotta tell you you’re falling off. Who better than me??? And by the way, the song by Public Enemy din say we GOTTA or we SHOULD, or we COULD. The song says Brothers GONNA Work it Out. WELL DO IT ‘DEN! #Relentless
The Aside: Who says or sings this any better than Frankie Beverly?
It is an incredible tragedy of our times to see a man do so much good for the world, only to be trapped by his own indiscretions. It makes you wonder if any of us are perfect and if we all have skeletons in our closet that are so permanent and so lethal, that they should someday surface to nip us in the butt.
Case & point: in today’s politically-correct climate wouldn’t Eddie Murphy’s homophobic rant in the stand up legend’s “Delirious” cause a riot today? Isn’t the blogsphere and Twitter and every meme-ographer waiting with bated breath to pull the trigger on the very next scandal to come across the web? And although someone’s comments do not necessarily create action or actionable results, the sensitivity of our current day vulture-trends require food/victims to eat. So in a sense, we are not all angels.
But Bill Cosby wasn’t just talking, he wasn’t blowing a horn or causing a movement; Pill Cosby was drugging women without their knowledge and then getting his sexual meal on. And if you have been following the story and the various allegations of different women, you will know that not only was Bill a great practitioner of this activity, he was also comfortable and in a way beside himself, with a certain expectation to go with the meal. This is perfectly laid out in his interview with Larry king (see 2:50) where he tells all in this famous “Spanish Fly Interview”; note: “Hello America!” at the end of the clip. #irony
I reference Beverly Johnson’s testimony (go to 11:29) of how she realized Bill drugged her and tried to get away and when Bill Cosby couldn’t grab her… When he couldn’t convince her to satisfy his erection-in other words when things didn’t go his way, he basically cursed her out/left her in the street and that was that.
The Bill Cosby tragedy is so Legendary, complete with its urban legend conspiracy theories, it’s different female characters, and it’s so much a part of the disconnect between former generations and the new generation. It’s so deep with all of the many activities of the past that have been “grandfathered” into changing or being excepted as “back then.” So once upon a time prohibition was illegal, until there were laws put in place and of course when those laws were put in place certain people were empowered with the knowledge and the first-mover opportunities to profit from the end to prohibition.
In the same breath, certain things in the past have been erased care of a “statute of limitations” or have received a “clean slate”, such as your foul credit experiences that disappear after seven years. Your bankruptcies and any juvenile crimes are also “erased” after a certain time. There are amnesty program that forgive you for taxes and gun possession and whatnot. Hey, slavery was a law and you weren’t allowed to run from your master once upon a time. How realistic is that today? It was a real law. It was really enforceable. And people really lost their lives in the interim.
So, if today that is seen as a crime and inhumane and murderous and since we seem to be going after every Nazi colonel who was part of the Holocaust then what is going on now with Bill Cosby? Is it a witch hunt? An attack on or a correction to some of those things we “all” did in the past? Sure, murder, rape and certain other crimes come back to haunt the perpetrators. Then how come we are not going after the people who hung us from trees or maimed Black protestors with those sabertooth mutts of the 60s?
In the same breath, certain things in the past have been erased or have received a “clean slate”, such as your foul credit experiences that disappear after seven years. Your bankruptcies and any juvenile crimes are also “erased” after a certain time. Hey, slavery was a law and you weren’t allowed to run from your master once upon a time. How realistic is that today? It was a real law. It was really enforceable. And people really lost their lives in the interim. So, if today that is seen as henus and inhumane and murderous and since we seem to be going after every Nazi colonel who was part of the holocaust then what is going on now with Bill Cosby? Is it an attack on or a correction to some of those things we did in the past? Sure, murder, rape and certain other crimes come back to haunt the perpetrators. Then how come we are not going after the people who hung us from trees or maimed Black protestors with those sabertooth mutts of the 60s?
Arsenio Hall would say “things that make you say ‘Hmmmm‘ at this point.
So deeply impassioned have we been in this argument that we’ve challenged friendships or lost friends on account of our “opinions & positions” on Cosby being right or wrong. Our arguments have been so fueled by opinions on what was “acceptable” back in the day and what is “unacceptable” today, and what does and doesn’t get “grandfathered-in” as acceptable. So many of those unacceptable activities of the past are now considered politically incorrect and when they come up they are smattered meme’d by every outspoken talking-head online. MEMEs and soundbites and YouTube links. Blogs, podcasts and news briefs on channels everywhere around the world/everyone fighting to be searched and surfed on Google. The Breakfast Club Will feature you for godsakes.
Everybody and their mama already geared up and looking for the next big thing to discuss on their own live cellphone streams. And based on a whim or some organization’s involvement with all of their soldiers at the keyboard, an initiative can take flight or falter, according to the public perception of the issue.
The issue here is so clear, as laid out by Cosby himself/in his own words. Cosby drugged women, he used their unknowing bodies for his own, sexual thrills, and then he went into denial.
“I’m always hearing the argument call Cosby didn’t have to drug women he could have any woman he wanted. Why would he want to drug them? “
In general that sort of inquiry would come from someone who is not aware of the celebrity lifestyle, being the fish in the bowl, being able to avoid prosecution and on top of that having a lifelong wife at home who believes you are honorable to the marriage. Gulp. But at this point since we all know the truth from all sides, their stands the outcome and afterthoughts in this whole heap of hot mess… what’s right? What’s wrong? And where do we go from here?
On one hand this sort of activity is so common, so obvious, so wrong where it involves men and women, and in some ways so inhumane: drugging a woman and taking advantage of her so that nobody (including a lifelong wife) would never know the truth that took place while that woman was under duress. No matter that this was acceptable or that it was the centerpiece of rogue Films and adult themes over the years… no matter that this is something some women fantasize about and which men have been practicing behind closed doors since the advent of drugs and perhaps since “Adam and Eve.” No matter that many men (married or not) have women under duress and drugged and brainwashed by money, fame, career/office politics or plane old convenice. And no matter that this (these) pill-dropping Criminal case is so isolated around one certain celebrity figure, there stands to reason that this activity can be lumped in with all of the other abuses towards women throughout the decades.
On the other hand, there’s that age old bit of wisdom that says “shut your mouth” and “keep it to yourself”.
This man has stuck his foot in his mouth. That is just the truth. And in doing so he has bloodied, muddied and soiled an entire lifetime of work. Whether you believe that Cosby’s work was “all good” work, authentic and good-natured or if you believe it was a front so that he could “get off” on the next unknowing subject, the fact remains that there was/is/has been an entire lifetime of productivity at stake. From Fat Albert who practically raised many of us, to the comedy albums, to the Cosby Show and all of those spin-off ancillary products and themes including the movies and all of those actors who went on to leverage their Cosby-Success into careers of their own. You’ve got to ask yourself at some point: does this guy get a pass?
BillClinton got a pass. RichardNixon got a pass. MichaelJackson got a pass. JimmySwaggart got a pass. Even MartinLutherKing got a pass. OK fuck it let’s go ahead and throw those chunks of coal in as well; the preachers, the Catholic Church, and yes, RKelly, WoodyAllan, and dare I say OJ… all of them dead wrong for different reasons/even if just morally or ethically wrong. Everybody was dead wrong. I don’t care what jury let you off the hook and I don’t care what press or media mogul is in your pocket, what’s wrong is wrong.
But even the best of us/the most outspoken figures (me included) cannot throw stones to hide our own hands. We are just an ever-evolving, play-it-by-ear, do-as-we-will, Bible-thumping, repent on our knees slice of humanity that is right and wrong for all the appropriate reasons; whenever it’s appropriate.
Yes we’re all dead wrong:
Hell, this generation put away thousands upon thousands of disenfranchised black men who were trapped by the crack/cocaine culture. “Bring the cocaine over and drop it in the hood and let them scramble amongst themselves”
Yes we’re all dead wrong: “time for your bath Soon-Yi!”
Yes we’re all dead wrong: “come’eer you pretty little intern. Get down on the oval office floor and put this in your mouth ”
Yes we’re all dead wrong: “put $10,000 on the RedSox to lose”
Yes we’re all dead wrong:
Yes we’re all dead wrong: “sick the dogs on them and turn on the fire hoses, who cares what the public thinks?”
Yes we’re all dead wrong: “hang that Nigger and burn him at the same time that the entire community stands watching! And it doesn’t matter that he wasn’t wrong or that the blame was put on him for something he didn’t do” Yes we’re all dead wrong: “yeah, so what I raped your slave-Nigger-wife. Whatchoo gonna do, I already own you” Yes we’re all dead wrong: “hurry up boy, I got a anti-homosexual sermon to give”
Yes we are a fucked up people with so many angles and dimensions on what we do as an act, versus what we think in our minds. And so many of us have thought the most heinous and the most murderous plots and schemes and twisted sexual ideas in our minds, only to never surface. Some have been convicted and imprisoned for how they think. Some of us, such as myself are able to present the very same subject matter and content molded into “books” or “novels”; what we look upon as Fiction, but what is obviously drawn from our own sick sense of imagination. How many times have you heard that StephenKing has such a sick mind but at the same time he is applauded and paid and held up to the highest accord of humanity? No he’s not acted out his dreams and fantasies, but if you look at Sandy Hook Elementary School and you align it with The Bachman Books: “Rage” (another Stephen King creation) you’d see that other people have indeed lived out the Stephen King fantasy in real life.
So in the end, a “monster” is who we say a monster is. But too, it’s about who gets caught doing what, to who.
I feel bad for those women, all of those women who were victimized by Bill Cosby through the years. And along with those victims, I also feel bad for all of those people caught up in the crack cocaine culture, including the families and the drug addicted homeless folk laying along the streets as you read this text. I feel bad for the sexual abuse that’s going on behind closed doors and the human trafficking that is enabled but for the hotels and motels that facilitate the acts. I feel bad for all of the millions of people affected by nuclear fallout, those bombs that were dropped in past decades from Iran to Iraq to Hiroshima to Pearl Harbor. I just feel bad for all of the suffering that humanity has endured. It’s going on at this moment on our highways where people are speeding and cutting one another off and creating yet another accident. It’s going on when you leave your young child with your Un-vetted boyfriend as you head to dance at the strip club.
My point is Victims are created every day and they are all over the place. All over the world.. It’s a trending topic that has been in existence since the dawn of humanity. And whether it’s Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton or Bill Maher, people are going to hurt other people, they’re going to take advantage of other people, and they are going to say things that are painful or tragic. And that will happen from the top levels of life on down to the slightest Comedian’s shtick.
Yes, they will hang Bill Cosby with their jury decision; because no matter what, situations like these have shown us that public opinion and the media will still persecute and condemn the individual despite his guilt or innocence. It’s what the people agree to. But as much as this decision is supported by him opening his own mouth, it is a conviction of all of our sins. Yes we’re all dead wrong; some by our thoughts and others by our actions.
A few relevant links
Hannibal Burress starts the onslaught of media
Eddie Murphy smoothly buries Cosby during his receipt of the Kennedy Center Honors
Fat Albert show opener
Heres something Bill Cosby should’ve thought about before engaging in all of this activity: the daughters https://youtu.be/OGmgJ8m-czQ
Whenever someone passes away, someone who is well known and who may have been in our faces for decades… someone such as the icon we knew as Adam West #Batman, how can you do anything less then question your own mortality, your own meaning and purpose in your existence here on this rock we call earth. If you’re not doing that then you are otherwise uninterested. Or maybe this particular celebrity never touched you and your present generation. But no matter the time, we all grow into awareness at some point, leveraged with maturity, balanced inside of wisdom, or else just a blur of experiences and reckoning. Some of us merely exist, awaiting our dissolve. You can see this in the wee hours of the morning on the streets of Atlanta where people lay on the ground, unbothered along sidewalks and highways. Yes those people have indeed given up. Mirroring the ugly side is The excess of life. How we horde material items and flaunt them as an expression of our colors, our interests, our guilt, greed or favor.
Yes there are those of us who will be applauded on stage before the crowds, acknowledged just because we cast our imaginings on someone; revered because we’ve seen a piece of ourselves on the screen. Or we’ve heard it cleverly weaved across beats and melodies.
And still, we are faced with the same question: what does it all mean? Some of us cry along the way. Some of us laugh along the way. Some of us hurt along the way. Some of us Inspire along the way. Which ever path you choose, however you see it, we all reside on this same rock, weighing in with our own sentiments, attachments, equities and our pace; all of us no better than the other, forced by gravity to keep in time with its movement and revolutions.
Yes I’m Outliving Batman, be it in my own time-zone, my own flavor and destiny… searching for my own meaning. But In a way, I see Adam West’s 88 years as a time-stamp on all that we’ve been clobbered with: the weather of politricks. The storms of slaughtered soles. The calamities upon the earth’s body. And how we all just muddle along making our own noise, righteous or repenting. Wicked or wonderful. Broadstroking or breathtaking what life is delivering. Batman’s exit can be irrelevant and pass you by until you catch it from someone else you treasure and trust, or else this is a good time for a wake-up call for your re-positioning on your own journey, your own blueprint and chartered course here in this space and time.
So what are we talking about here? Maybe a brand that is so well-known that its “underdog” has been slept on? Or are we talking about a diamond in the rough that has been kept and protected all these years by an elite group who have been affected by it? OK so let’s cut to the chase: you all know about the Think & Grow Rich brand which has indelibly left an imprint on business throughout the world. But did you know that Napoleon Hill, the author of Think & Grow Rich, authored the first hundred pages of the Think & Grow Rich, (a Black Choice)
Dr. Dennis Kimbro now partners with media Mogul Relentless Aaron on the Think & Grow Rich (A Black Choice) film project
manuscript? And did you know that the Napoleon Hill Foundation called Dr DENNIS KIMBRO author/professor to complete the book? And let’s take it a step further and I’d like to ask you this… if you are familiar with Think & Grow Rich (a Black Choice), as well as the book’s author, Dr. Dennis Kimbro, did it affect your life as it has so many of the people I know personally?
Well my testimonial will be shared in its entirety however, Clark Atlanta University Professor, Dr DENNIS KIMBRO and his teachings are single-handedly responsible for the major most success in my life. I learned of him, studied his philosophies and put them to work. Here I am now years later, a world renowned author with arguably the largest debut book deal ever for a black author, and my legacy I contribute to Napoleon Hill and his Think & Grow Rich concepts, and then furthermore, Dr. Kimbro’s Think & Grow Rich (a Black Choice), a book I read close to 20 times while locked up in federal prison. And now, years later I’ve been blessed to be partnered with Dr. KIMBRO for life. I have taken his teachings, mastered my craft, and its drawn me closer and closer to him, to the point that he CROSSED MY PATH in a dark hotel ballroom where I was producing a livestream just over a year ago. Talk about the law of attraction, and you have no more profound testimonial than my own.
I would like you to watch this clip and share it and tell folks about this book and it’s legend. More to come!
Note: as of the partnership, Relentless has now teamed up with The Mastermind Collective to assist in molding the web project into a much broader undertaking. Stay tuned for more details.
I would like you to watch this clip and share it and tell folks about this book and it’s legend. More to come!
Below: Dr. Dennis Kimbro joined us “On Top Atlanta” in a powerful interview with show host and co-producer Rolonda Rochelle
Below is the event where Dr. Kimbro and I made a serious connection. I saw that he was serious about his stuff. I also saw where I could play a role. But it wasn’t until he asked me a year later “Would you produce Think & Grow Rich (a Black Choice) that I thought I died and came back from Heaven.
Dr. Kimbro is featured in the “Law of Attraction” Magazine June 2017
This Coming Saturday, Oct 29th is a pretty big day in this small town where I live (Conyers, Georgia).
First of all, there’s a stage play that I encouraged playwright Carolyn Christian to bring here (to Conyers, Ga) because we are “dry” where it relates to variety and entertainment. We basically have the movies and the bowling alley (for the safe entertainment). The nightclubs have facilitated melee’s or there’s a fool who owns it, and they can HAVE that ratchet experience all to themselves. Bottom line, if you don’t travel for 30 min you’ll never find the caliber of entertainment I bring to this town. I brought the phenomenal saxaphonist Mike Phillips and the legendary comedic actress Bernadette Stanis (Thelma of Good Times), amongst a host of other stars including Derwin Daniels, Mr. Jones, the amazing Azure McCall, the meistros like Mr Jones, and Gordon Elliot… there are just too many for me to spit in this quick update, but in time I will edit this list.
Meanwhile, aside from the play (and the short film I produced to promote the play), there are so many other things going on…
I’m, editing WHOGONNACHAECKME… more details about that on www.whogonnacheckme.com. This is a film lonely based on the lottery winners life (in North Carolina). More on that in a minute. I’m also producing my “Relentless Aaron’s Erotic Tales” that I intend to turn into a killer web-series, all the while exercising/perfecting my filmmaking skills. We’ve already completed and released part one of that project… take a look. Click HERE) “SET ME FREE” & “HOME INVASION” are still in motion/awaiting their place in line, but up next? LOVE BOX! We’re VERY excited about LOVE BOX, a series that unites Boxing and Love and all the complexities of the lives behind the gloves in the Relentless storytelling fashion! How can this lose!?
There have been a few other projects, but I’m on the move here. Just wanted to tell you all what was on my plate. God bless and thank you! BTW still looking for an assistant producer!
God Bless You Gene. Thanks for the good things you did for me
RIP Gene Schell, who passed away due to a motorcycle accident