Thursday, June 12, 2014


WOW!!! This is simply the word I use to describe the first weekend of June this year 2014.

That weekend has marked one of the biggest mild stones of my life. Being able to spend that weekend with a few of my closes friends was great. Being able to get together with friends and make new memories at the age of 44 is something not to many of us can do. We all know friends, real friends are hard to come by and that much more harder to keep after so many years. So when times like this happen it really means a lot to some people. I have shared a lot of this material and pictures on my face book page already so I know some of you are probably saying, "OK I get it, enough with the picks" or " They think they all that" or "Look at them punk ass niggas", excuse my language but unfortunately thats how many people speak these days. Its all good though, you all can say exactly what you like, all I know is to be able to make memories at 44 like the memories you make as teenagers is priceless.

We started the weekend off awesome, first night just kicking it having a few and catching up on old times. Took a couple of pictures and just chilled and enjoyed being able to catch up.

The second day you know we had to get it in. Went to the gym to blow out the biceps and the chest to get us ready for the night out on the town that Sat night at Miami Hard Rock Cafe.

Click the play button on this video and you can see how we got it in once again like we used to do back at the Diamond Gym Days in the EL town.
I don't want you all to take the title of this blog and blow it all out of proportion. We are in no means trying to say we made it to millions or celebrity status, but we did come a long way from where we all pretty much grew up doing things that most people can not make it out of. Growing up in the little town of Elmira NY produced some really bad choices from most of us. Myself who is know as Suga Bear in the town of Elmira, Terrence (Bilal-naji) Jones known as Milk and Kevin Williams better know as Cheese. I'm also not saying we had a terrible life in Elmira either, we made some pretty good memories and had a lot of fun at times, but the choices we made stunted our growth. The Choice to indulge in the street life hindered us from moving forward sooner in life as we should have. So what I mean by the title of this blog is we have come a long way and made it to the point in our life were we now make the decisions not to make them choices anymore that will stop us from moving forward. We are hear at this point, enjoying each others company in our early and middle 40's with promising careers and making new memories. what more can you ask for in life. 
We have decided to get together every year about this time. First weekend of June seems to be the right time to plan this trip. At first we said it would be just a Cheeba Crew Thing. Just to get the cheeba crew together every year to catch up and make new memories, but we have decided there are a lot other friends that we have good memories with from the town of Elmira that we would love to be able to get with and have a great time as we did. This year it was Myself, Milk, and Cheese who put the initial gathering together. We were able to meet up with a couple of old school friends that are already living in the Miami area which were John-Vip Harriel and Derrick Dey Dey Johnson and I can't forget we also had a old school female from back in the day join us. Ayanna Hughey who was also good to see after so many years. And ladies you are also welcome to join us if you like. Just reach out to one of us. There are plenty of ladies from the town that we all have some good memories with as well.
Now let me tell you, Dey Dey is the man, he showed some big love to the fellows and I will never forget that. A true champ and life of the party, I'm really looking forward to being able to ball with him again. Thanks again for showing so much love Dey Dey.
Again instead of just making this a Cheeba Crew Reunion, this is what we are trying to have happen for next year and the years moving forward. To have all the old school fellows start getting together on a yearly basis to make sure we all keep up with each other and start making some new memories. We are all not getting any younger and we all have shared some pretty cool moments together and have built up some pretty good friendships through the years. Through the good times and the bad times if we can still pick up the phone or give a shout out on face book then its worth getting together and making new memories. So moving forward hear is a list of fellows we would like to see join us in the future: 
Avery Ashley, Patrick Smart, Jessie Knocks, Jermey Scharborough, Allen Brooks, Alfie Brooks, Marlow Brooks, Spencer Golden, Alton Thomas, Chris Brooks, Joseph Gaskins, Johnny Moore, and Darron Brooks.
There are alot of other names I did not mention but you know who you are, if your still cool with us then just reach out if you would like to join us on this every year adventure.So listen people, again, friendships are hard to come by. If you have a friend or friends that have been in your life for sometime now and you have made it through some hard times while sticking by each others side no matter what, weather it be borrowing money or going to there rescue or just listening when they need a lending ear and especially when no matter how much time go by without you seeing that person and you can still pick up the phone and call them no matter what, thats a good friend and you should do everything in your power to keep that friend. Be a good friend and always let them know your thinking of them. I know I have a couple of good buddies in these two cats and I'm looking forward to making many more wonderful memories with them.
And lets not forget my new saying, in the words of LIL JOHN, TURN DOWN FOR WHAT!!!!!!!
Blog Created by MAURICE WILLIAMS and inspired by Terrence (Bilal-naji) Jones & Kevin (Cheese) Williams.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


You don’t have the right words.

There’s no such thing as “the right words,” only the wrong people.
If you didn’t have “the right words” the people closest to you wouldn’t be able stand you for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Maybe you are an unfortunate soul that nobody can stand talking to, but it’s unlikely.
Stop searching for “the right words”, be exactly who you are.
Of course, learning how to structure headlines, format posts, and write killer closings doesn’t ever hurt though.

You’re too tired.

Put yourself on a schedule, structure your day, and get more rest.
If necessary (and possible) take naps when you can, and remain productive.
Productivity sparks energy.
If you’re chronically tired, improve your fitness, and increase your vitamin intake.
Sometimes a vitamin supplement is necessary, and sometimes you need to suck it up and get it done.

If you do this, what else do you have to do?

Whatever comes next, but you’ll never know until you start making progress.

You can’t stop doing [unproductive habit]

Every day is a choice.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy, in fact it can be quite difficult.
But you choose to smoke, you choose to eat unhealthy foods, you choose spend 10 hours a week on Youtube, and $1 a day on lottery tickets.
Breaking habits isn’t easy, but it is doable, especially when you start looking at everything as a choice.
10 years ago I quit smoking and now I’m starting to eat right. I choose to drink water over Coca Cola.
Granted cutting back on bad habits don’t appear to make a huge difference at first.
But saving $7 a day on cigarettes, and $1.69 on soda, and using that $60.83 a week for paid ads has been a more positive use of the same money.

It just doesn’t “feel” right.

Instinct or excuse?
Does it not “feel” right because it really isn’t right for you, or is it simply not convenient?
Be honest, say you don’t want to.
Don’t blame your instinct. Eventually your instinct will go cold, and your gauge for “good” and “bad” will disappear.
An entrepreneur’s deadliest weapon is instinct, so keep your’s sharp.
Don’t blame it for things you don’t want to do.

You did everything you could.

Did you really?
Did you see where you went wrong?
Try again.
Who knows, you might be successful next time.

But the other guy…

…yeah? What are they doing?
Why you watching them make moves and not making your own?
Furthermore, are they watching you? Are you doing anything worth watching?

You’re just not Chris Brogan.

Or Brian Clark, or Sonia Simone, or Jon Morrow.
These names only have weight because they hustled to make sure you remembered them.
No you’re not Chris Brogan, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be influential.
In fact, Chris and Brian and Sonia and Jon all give advice that will help you do just that.
Start taking action on the stuff they’re talking about and pay attention to their business models, then adapt it to yourself.

You’re just not confident enough.

Confidence is a learned behavior.
A long time ago someone told me to repeat to myself “I am the Sh*t” 100 times a day.
Eventually, I started to believe it. There’s a ton of advice on how to be more confident.
You might also take comfort in knowing that 99% of online persona’s are text and images. If you need to create a character to be more comfortable, be who you want, (just be careful not to lie to yourself)

You don’t have time.

Seriously? You just read (or at least scrolled through) 10 excuses, 16 debunks and nearly 700 words. You have time and you have most likely read many more post like this.
In fact, you have all the time, resources, and knowledge required to be great.
Being great, no, being excellent, is a choice.
It’s a choice to never stop. It’s a choice to view yourself as limitless. It’s a choice to stop at nothing until everyone knows your name.
Without a doubt, you’ll encounter many obstacles on your journey. That’s a given.
So what are you waiting for?
Be great.
Overcome your obstacles, or make excuses; it’s as simple as that.
Reference: Chris Brogan

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Are you complete???

Sometime we forget that the only thing we need in life to make us happy is yourself. We pour all of our energy and time in to other people and into accumulating things in hopes that happiness will flow from them. Hoping that other people or the things will somehow complete us. This game that we play is a destructive one because we’re putting our own happiness into the hand of something outside of us that is fickle. In doing this, we imply that we lack the ability to nourish our own soul. When all you do is consume things to galvanize and feed your pain body, you will eventually consume yourself. There is another way…

I was reminded of this the other day when I revisited a movie I loved as a kid. “The Wiz” having the awareness now that I’m on a sacred spiritual path (we all are but not all realize it), I was heart wired to look for symbolism and meaning this time around. Notice I said “The Wiz” and not “The Wizard of OZ” Even though The Wizard of OZ played a big part of a lot of our child hood, as a African American child once The Wiz came out staring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as scarecrow, it kind of took the place of The Wizard of OZ for the urban community.
In the movie Dorothy, a young girl from NY, is in search of a way to return home. Accompanied by her little companion Toto, she journeys through this mystical wonderland and recruits a few new friends along the way. Now what’s striking about all her new companions that join her on her quest at their own volition is that they all lack something: scarecrow lacks a brain, lion lacks courage and tin man lacks emotion. Towards the end of the movie they’re all given meaningless tokens that are supposed to represent the things that were already part of them.

You see, we often treat happiness like its some elusive treasure, forgetting that happiness is who we are, it’s what we’re made of, and it’s encoded in our brains. In order to truly be happy, we must return to the mystic center of home like Dorothy. We must return home to ourselves. Because we have all the answers we need inside of each one of us. The journey to OZ is about finding our own center and the living authentically from that center.

In doing so, we are rewarded with the greatest secret of all that is the knowledge of our inner strength and power, which every great hero is always challenged to call forth within himself. We all are spiritual alchemist able to transmute all of our experiences into whatever we want to. Remember, you are already complete. There’s nothing missing within you. There’s nothing you need to do but to go share your completeness with other