Thursday, July 21, 2016

My Determination For Success

After years of working in the sports industry along with retail, I finally realized what I am supposed to be doing, writing. I started writing poetry at such a young age but I never took it seriously enough to where people would actually read what I have to say. I feel that the world has so many issues and we need to be open to discussing them.

To me, my success will be determined by how many people read my poetry along with reading the books that I write. I feel that GOD has given me a talent and to speak through him. My ability to story tell has grown over time and I'm nowhere near where I want to be. I have a lot of poetry books to write and they're different than the conventional book that you would pickup at a bookstore.

I write my poetry books, edit them, make book covers, write the synopsis, publish it and market my book. So in hindsight, I do a lot of things and there's a reason behind it. I have a vision, I have goals and I like to be in control. The point is, be in control of your destiny. Don't stop, don't let anything or anyone hinder you from your success.

The one thing that I follow for myself is to do something everyday that will prepare you for your success later.

Be good everyone and remember my social media pages, author profile and books are on this website so click away, stay motivated and inspired.


Jamell Crouthers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Man's Struggles

Life is hard and it's a tough road. There's an understanding that, we all go through experiences to learn things and grow from those experiences. Through it all, we struggle, go through trials and tribulations to get to where we are supposed to be. So why is it that society has trained our minds to look at men as weak because we go through struggles in life?

It's one of those catch 22s where a man has to be manly and show his bravado rather than express and show emotion. Women wonder why we as men struggle to express our feelings, be open and be vulnerable. It's because society has ingrained into our minds to be strong, hold your emotions and feelings in, crying is for punks (which we are told from the minute we are able to walk on our own as babies). When we fall as kids, our parents told us stop crying, even though we are hurting and feeling some pain. We never take into account how the things we are told as young children come back to haunt us when we become adults.

Don't get me wrong, no one wants to be looked at as a punk or a soft person, that hurts us internally but we should be allowed to express our feelings openly without being judged. We as men are caught in a conundrum where we should express ourselves more but not too much. We can cry but not too much because then we're too sensitive. We should be vulnerable and open but not too open and honest with every single thought in our heads. So we struggle to be ourselves based on who we are dealing with, how people will think and perceive us and whether we will be judged.

Nothing is more important to a man than how he is perceived in this world. It's a pride and ego thing with us, we just can't help it. I wrote my first book to shine some light on the fact that we as men struggle and we bottle up a lot of our emotions, thoughts and feelings to ourselves. Sometimes we do need comfort, a hug, a kiss, a pat on the back, to be commended and appreciated, we just aren't going to come out and say it (granted we should be able to).

Let's start being more talkative to the men in the world (whether you're a man or a woman). Let's start listening more and being there for each other.

Be good everyone!

Monday, July 11, 2016

What Has America Come To?

There's so much I can say about the past week of events going on in America. It's really sad to see what the world is coming to. All of these killings by police officers on young black men is becoming far too common. For me, well as a mixed race man (even though people see me as black because of my skin tone), it's a hard subject to discuss and deal with.

Seeing all of the social media posts got to me after a while, I had to sign off because there was too much anger and negativity and rightfully so. I try to avoid watching the news too much, life is hard enough as it is and you're not guaranteed tomorrow which is even scarier. The only thing I can really say about all of this is, be diligent in your thoughts, feelings and emotions. While at the moment you are angry, after you calm down, take the time to think everything through.

This has been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years. Black people have gone from the slave trade, to lynchings to now videotaped shootings and choke hold deaths in this nation. So yes, black people are tired of the same things happening to our youth in society. The reality of all of this is, the news doesn't report everything. Whatever they do report, you have to look beyond what they're telling you. They also do interviews of people and they're the ones who say things that we don't key in on. The reason why is we're too busy shaking our heads and expressing a plethora of emotions.

I don't get caught up in the propaganda because I see things for what they are. I don't condone killings of anyone, especially good people in society who are trying to live their lives right. Convicted felons get treated differently no matter if they're trying to get their lives right. That's the first thing that's plastered in front of your TV screen of the people who are killed to justify police officers killing these young men.

Police officers being killed, that just makes matters worse. That will just turn into a demolition of military officers coming out with bigger guns, tanks, martial law and elections being cancelled. But then again, marching doesn't help anymore either. I don't have answers to how we can resolve things but I surely don't plan on watching TV much and listening to the mess that's being reported.

When it's all said and done, the reality is that police officers know who are the bad ones. You can't be in a workplace environment and not know that there are a select few who could careless about civilians and protecting and serving us. They're the ones who will protect and serve themselves and the elite wealthy people who run and control the world.

Be cognizant of what's going on around you and be careful of the people you come across, there's a lot of evil going on in this world and a lot of people are good at disguising themselves as good. Evil is loud and noisy, the good is calm and quiet. Listen more than hearing, it'll take you a long way.

Be good people and there will be a poetry book in the future on this matter.

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