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Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun Part 2-Releases on Feb 28th!

This Wednesday makes two years I've been publishing books. On Wednesday, I will be publishing Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun Part 2. This is one of my favorite books to write and it focuses on a police officer on the force named Gary. He gets caught up in the corruption, lies and deceit of being in a police department that don't abide by the oath they took to the community.

The realities of the world today is there is always the question of whether good cops know who the bad ones are. There's the question of whether good cops are naive to the atrocities that go on within their police department and what goes on outside in the world. There was a purpose in me writing this book and broadening people's minds into what goes on in the world of a police officer.

While these books that I write are fictional, the issues that are discussed deal with racism, corruption, prejudicial issues and many other things. The focus should be on the relationship between the police and citizens of society and that has taken a big decline in today's world. Part 2 of 5 books in the series delves deeper into the main character Gary who deals with way more issues in his personal life along with his job.

                                                              Code Blue on Amazon

The link is there so you can click it and order the eBook. There will be paperbacks available too on Amazon and also eBook available on Apple and Barnes and Noble.

I hope that we can start really looking deeper into the police brutality and other issues that we all have in our daily lives. There needs to be more dialogue about resolving these issues, better training done by police officers and getting society back to where police officers are better serving communities throughout the country.

To all of the police officers who do good work daily, I commend you. But, there has to be a time where we start talking more about the bad apples on the police force who abuse their power.

Be good and go accomplish your goals.

Jamell Crouthers
Aquarianmind

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If You Don't Love It, Don't Do It



Too many times, people tend to do things for the quick money and to have a good payday. Most people don't have a passion for what they're doing. If you're not passionate at what you do, you shouldn't really be doing it. Eventually it all comes back to get you and you lose out on what you're really meant to do in your life.

It's perfectly okay to be passionate about different things, it's just a matter of what things are you going to put your heart into daily. It's what are you putting 100% into every single day. I'm passionate about plenty of things but over the past few years, I've weeded out what I don't want to do and have put my focus and energy into writing.

It's hard to give anyone sound advice on how to find your passion and what you love. The reason why is I was once passionate about being a basketball analyst for the NBA and be on television. Then I was passionate about the retail trends, I loved television production and the behind the scenes work of basketball.

Eventually I came to a realization that my writing was what I should have been doing. So I made a decision to start putting all of my energy into writing poetry and talking about societal issues going on in the world today. While my writing style is different and my storytelling is written in a way that hasn't been done, I wouldn't change a thing.

What I'm trying to say is, don't follow trends, don't try to be like others, carve out your own path in life. Being different is not necessarily a bad thing, trust me. When you go down your own path, you're seen as a leader, you go against the grain and you don't change what's made you who you are. So appreciate the journey, no matter how long it takes, just keep going.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers
Aquarianmind


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It's Never A Straight Line To Accomplish Your Goals





The title of this blog explains itself, it's never a straight line to accomplish your goals. When you start the process of doing something, you will automatically think that it's going to be smooth sailing and you'll get things done. Then....reality hits you square in your chest and you realize, it's going to be tougher than you thought.

While I do a lot of work and get a lot accomplished, it doesn't mean that I'm filled with distractions on a daily basis. The lines always get squiggly somewhere a long the way. Those squiggly lines will consist of various distractions in your life. Work, friends, family, kids (I don't have any yet), events, errands, chores, household duties, bills, and plenty of other things. The point is, there has to be a point in your mind where you say to yourself, "I have to get things done and I have to organize myself."

Organizing yourself means doing what has to be done in your day and figuring out the best time for you to get whatever you want to do completed and finished. Whether that consists of waking up a little early in the morning (which I'll never do because I'm not a morning person), or getting the work done at night when everyone is sleeping (which is what I do mostly).

Those squiggly lines will throw you off track, it will have you going in different directions, the whole works. With discipline and hard work comes the success in anything that you do. You're not going to love the process all of the time (I dread doing certain things, believe me), but I know that it's going to benefit me in the long run.

If accomplishing your goals was always a straight line, there would be way more successful people in this world. Some people can handle all of those squiggly lines and get back on track to what needs to be done, their goals and their vision. Don't be the person that let's the squiggly lines sidetrack you and keep you from getting to the ultimate goal.

So keep grinding and loving the process in whatever you are doing. Don't forget you can put in your e-mail and subscribe to my blogs where you'll get new posts weekly on Fridays. My podcasts are coming soon so get ready!

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers
Aquarianmind
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Embracing My Own Journey


I don't sit and read many books on entrepreneurship and "how to" books for numerous reasons. For one I'm an author and reaching an audience is hard enough as it is. Getting someone's attention these days takes serious dedication. With the distractions that are around us daily, sometimes even a book cover isn't going to get someone's attention.

For me, reading books would take time away from learning things on my own. I've learned a lot along with the way within the short time frame that I have been publishing books. It takes a lot of different strategies, thought process and marketing yourself to readers and people who are truly interested in your book(s).

By the time I sit and read a book on what someone else did, I could've learned 3-5 things on my own that I can apply to what I'm doing. The reality is, I'm in a genre where no one wants to read it because of the stigmas and thoughts of it...poetry. My books are different than others and they're stories that will resonate in your mind and get you to think about life and what's going on around us.

So the title of this blog is for a reason. I tell people to do what works for them because at the end of the day, they can say they did it their way and no one else's. Don't fall in love with trying to do what everyone else is doing. You can take bits and pieces of what people are doing and apply it but not copying everything.

Embracing your own journey is easier said than done. When you see everyone else's success, don't get down on what you're doing, just continue to work on what you're doing. Just because someone did something and it worked for them, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will work for you.

Just remember to keep doing the work and the results will show. Be good and accomplish your goals.

Jamell Crouthers
Aquarianmind

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