About Me

Jamell Crouthers is a poet, author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in poetry format with a focus on storylines and societal issues.

After publishing 11 books, his goals and plans are to continue writing books on taboo subjects that aren't discussed enough in today's world and bringing those main subjects to the forefront. Jamell's blogs tackle societal issues, how he writes his books, his journey as an author and some motivational blogs that will get you to focus on your goals. His goal and moniker is, "to change the world, one book at a time."

Let me guess, you live a vicious cycle of the Monday-Friday grind, right? Well, I won't get into how school is structured to prepare you for that vicious cycle in Corporate America because that won't do me much justice in this blog. What I will say is, it's your life and you can change it. But, it's totally up to you to change your ways.

You have to pay your rent, school loans, car payments, food, gas, electricity, take care of your kids (if you have any) and in the midst of it try to find some sanity and have fun. Great. Congratulations. Welcome to adulthood. There's a difference between literally being stuck and knowing that what you're dealing with doesn't have to last forever.

Breaking the monotony and routine of your life is very easy. Start working on your goals, it's that simple. Whatever your goals are, it can be done. You can tell me you have kids and it's hard to find time to do things. Bad news for you if you tell anyone that, someone knows someone who has kids and finds a way to work toward their goals (I know two people, one is a family member who hasn't worked in Corporate America in 3 years).

If you're living for weekends and vacations every once in a while your life is monotonous and that's how it will be until you change it. Take the time to realize that you work on average 46-50 weeks a year. Now think about doing that for a large percentage of your adult life. Let's say give or take you start working at age 22 and you choose to retire at 65 years old. That's 43 years of your life, looking forward to Friday and dreading Mondays. And let's not forget living for those extra days off of a few major holidays you get every year.

You can't blame anyone but yourself for putting yourself in that position. Now, if you're perfectly fine with that life, great. You can't complain though, it's the life you chose. It's never too late to change your goals, your focus and what you want to accomplish. I didn't change my focus until I was 32 years old, imagine if I did it 10 years ago how far I would be.

So, I spend my time making up for lost time. I'm more mentally focused than I will ever be at this point of my life. For me, it's now or never, it's go hard or fall short and I have no intentions on falling short. The work is going to get done and the grind is going to continue well into next year and the following years.

To those who are reading this, I ask you this. What are your goals? Are you settling in your life? Are you living a life of monotony? Well, break out of it and get to work!

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Get out of your own way!

There, I said it, now we can be done with this blog and you go on with your day. Or...I can just go into more details by what exactly I mean. You're in your own way from achieving greatness in your life. You don't think you are but the reality of it is, you hinder yourself everyday.

We live in a world where we are constantly looking for a stamp of approval or acceptance into whatever we feel is important to us. We want to be accepted, we want to fit in with a specific group or crowd and do things at whatever costs to garner attention. Most of this is done through social media (which is a fictitious world of melancholy and happiness when that's not reality). So we look for acceptance from people to do something or work toward a goal.

A perfect example of this is, going to a person you love and care about the most and asking them what do they think of a certain idea you have for a book or a business. What you're hoping for and expecting is a positive answer where you can take that and run with it because you got your, "stamp of approval." Once you have that, you're good to go but why do you have to do that?

What bothers me about that is, you shouldn't need a stamp of approval or acceptance for anything that you want to do in your life. You have to just do it, you have to make the decision to stop looking for approval from everyone. The world has programmed our minds to be leery or worried about what others will say and think. The reality is everyone is going to have an opinion, it's a matter of whether you take them at face value or you just don't give a damn.

You have to carve your own path and embrace the journey. No one can live in your shoes and do what you want. At the end of the day, if you succeed or fail, it will be on you. If people don't believe in you, that's fine, don't go out of your way to try and prove them wrong to say, "I told you so." Do it because it's your passion and it's going to make you happy.

Be mindful that the world is structured to keep you in a certain place of mediocrity. Don't let that be you.

My books are on the website and my podcast The Aquarianmind Podcast is available for your listening. I discuss societal issues that are currently going on in the world today.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers