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 14 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."

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The biggest problem that probably about 90% of you have. That's just what I think and feel, it's probably not totally true. I used to be the same exact way until I made a decision. I made a decision to start working non-stop at my goals. I thought that after my first book I was good, everyone would see it, buy it and I'd become some famous author because I wrote something about men's struggles in society.

Then reality set in, I had to do work. I procrastinated and had no commitment at all. I knew I had to write more books, I had to post more content, I had to promote myself. I had to develop the passion that I put into writing that one book into developing more content. That's what I did and a few books later, I'm still in a dark tunnel but I do see flashes of light occasionally and that's great for me.

Most people procrastinate and say they'll do it tomorrow or they'll do it next week. Most will say they're tired and don't want to. Most will say they don't have time. The only thing is, you're going to be tired most of the time when you don't want to do things. I'm tired most of the time and things have to be done and I do it. Why? It's because I have goals to accomplish and always will.

You wake up every damn day tired and not wanting to go to a job you can't stand but you go, right? So why are you not putting in the time when you're tired into accomplishing your goals? Why are you bullshitting yourself? That's who you're bullshitting when you think about it, no one else. It's your reflection that you stare at every morning when you're brushing your teeth.

When you say you don't have time, there's 24 hours in a day. I work Monday-Wednesday 11-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. which is 35 hours in 4 days and I work on a computer and deal with patient's medical records all day. I'm sharing this with you because this is my reality and my life, I'm not going to sugarcoat any of it. My job is nothing glamorous and Corporate America isn't for me. A large percentage of people know at my job I'm a writer, author, blogger and that it's only a matter of time before I see light at the end of the tunnel and I'm running out of there like Usain Bolt in the Olympics.

My job is my investment into my passion, whatever money I make, I pay my bills, and then budget whatever I can and put it into what I love. I wake up at 7:30 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, walk out of my house at 8:25 a.m. and I don't walk back into my house at 10:05 p.m. every night. I take 2 trains to work everyday (50 mins going, 1 hour and 20 minutes coming home). I get to work an hour early Monday-Wednesday and what am I doing? Reading, planning, strategizing, and writing content that I will go back to at the end of the week.

My lunch breaks are spent listening to music, eating, thinking and writing things I plan on doing. On my way home, I'm listening to music and just thinking. That's it, thinking. I get home, I shower and eat, it's 11:00 p.m. Then I may post stuff on social media, do some engaging, watch some YouTube videos on motivation, it's 12 a.m, some nights I fall asleep at 1 a.m. and I do it all over again the next day.

Thursdays I can sleep in and get to work at my exact time for 12 p.m. From Thursday at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 7:30 a.m, I'm doing things such as thinking, brainstorming, errands and whatever else needs to be done. I'll admit I catch up on television shows, watching sports and spending time with my mother. I also talk to my father on the phone for a good 2 hours on Saturday or Sunday.

So sorry to bust your bubble people, your procrastination makes me laugh because you have no commitment to what you're doing. I sit on social media and watch everyone going out, in lounges, going out to eat, drink, sitting in front of your television binge watching shows (which is what most are doing today because it's one of the shittiest day in New York in quite some time). There's nothing wrong with having fun and enjoying life, but doing it every weekend and not making sacrifices toward your goals, then that's a problem. That's cool if you want to enjoy your weekends, but don't you dare complain about your life when you're procrastinating and bullshitting, that's just the reality.

Unless you have the drive and motivation to succeed, you won't get a thing done. If you want to play around on social media all day, great. You want to binge watch television shows, watch sports all weekend, go out with friends all of the time, play with your pets all day, great. But please don't go on social media and complain about your life because I'll be the first person to start asking you questions about your life.

I've done it to people and they realized what they were doing wrong and some have gotten themselves back on track. So commit yourself to something and keep doing it until you complete the mission/goal.

Be good and go accomplish your goals, you're only as good as what you accomplished yesterday.

Jamell Crouthers