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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Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun Series

The Code Blue Series somehow became something bigger than me. The best way to describe it is looking at the world now and what’s going on, ...

Being emotionally, physically and mentally drained when you're chasing something great in your career will eventually happen. It's said, it's like hitting a wall and in all honesty, it really is. At this point of my writing journey, I have hit a wall. I'm physically tired all of the time, I'm emotionally tired and mentally tired in all aspects of my life.

While it is good to take a break from it all, it's not easy to do when your mind tricks you into doing work. As I write this, I'm more mentally tired than anything and for numerous reasons. I'm going at this 7 days a week and very rarely do I take breaks (which is not a good thing). For me, there's always something to do, I'm in a competitive mindset (with myself) and that's because I'm an athlete and I'm determined to win.

Sometimes on your journey, it's good to take a day off, sleep in, relax a little, do something else that you enjoy (sports, TV shows, spending time with family, music). You can't become engulfed in something that it takes away from enjoying moments in your life. We all want to be successful but at what price? I'm not going to lie, I pass on hangin' out with people, going out, being around family all to write or record or do book promotion.

Lately, I've slowed down and I've spent time with my family for a day, I went to a comedy show which was great because I needed to get my mind off of everything I'm doing. I have definitely lost myself in this journey of writing and trying to reach people with my books. Right now, it's a love/hate relationship and some days the love for it is there and some days the hate is there because the results aren't showing itself.

The best advice I can give to people who are chasing their constant goals of doing well in what they're passionate about is, know how to balance your workload and your personal time to yourself. Personal time means not working all of the time and doing something else that takes your mind off of the work you're doing. I know, easier said than done because while you're taking personal time, you're subconsciously thinking in your head of what you need to do next or something that you should be doing.

Yes sacrifices need to be made to accomplish your goals but don't lose yourself in the process and become mentally drained where you lack mental focus. Stay the course in your journey but get the rest needed, eat well, exercise and take care of yourself mentally.

Be good and go accomplish your goals.

Jamell Crouthers