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."



The most impactful people have routines and every single day. CEOs of the biggest companies in the world have routines that they follow all of the time. I watched a YouTube video on it and I’ve read articles on how CEOs of big companies do the same things daily.

When I got to thinking about this, I realized I do so many routine things. My days always start with being thankful I’m alive, to always drinking water before I leave my house. I don’t eat food for the first 3-4 hours I’m awake to allow the water I drink to open up my stomach for food intake.

I eat the same times every day no matter what, Saturday’s I skip lunch and have a fulfilling dinner. Saturday’s I iron my clothes for work on Sunday and I know what I’m wearing days ahead of time. I wear things based on the weather, what shoes I want to wear and comfort. It’s been a routine for me for over 2 years and it very rarely changes.

Sunday’s consist of cutting my hair and shaping it up and then shaving. I never go to work not cleanly shaved or my hair shaped up (even if I don’t cut my hair). There’s always a sense of structure for me and I tend to make my lunch the night before. The reality is I’m not a morning person and the last thing I want to do is make decisions early in the morning.

During the week while I’m working Corporate America, I’m working towards my bigger goals. I’m always working on a book, a podcast idea, or a blog (which I’m currently writing on my train ride to work). My weekends are always working on projects and it’s a never ending grind. Some days I do less work for others but I very rarely take breaks, especially for long periods of time. When I do take breaks, it’s to workout, go play basketball or listen to music to get my thoughts right. 

The one thing I’ve accepted is, Corporate America isn’t for me and it never will be. I’m fixated and focused on achieving greatness with my writing and storytelling and the sacrifices I’ve made and will continue to make will get me there. It does mean not seeing my family and friends for long periods of time (granted I see my best friends once a week most times). It means I’ve missed BBQ, weddings, family events, going to sports bars, going to sports games and many other things. Those are the things I’ve sacrificed because this journey is bigger than me.

In my mind, to look at people who run major corporations that have certain things they stick to daily, it only means I’m heading in the right direction. So I can be made fun of for always bringing my own breakfast and lunch to work but that keeps money in my pocket. The money I’m not spending on food daily, it allows me to invest into publishing my books, marketing, promotion and other projects.

Take the time to think about what decisions you have to make regularly. Then think about how you can eliminate those constant decisions so you can focus on more important tasks. The less repetitive decisions you have to make, the better off you’ll be to have your mind clear of clutter. 

What sacrifices are you willing to make to achieve you goals? What do you think it takes to get to the finish line? When you get to the finish line, are you done? Are you fulfilled? What is the next goal you chase? 

It’s all a journey, remember when you impact others, it all comes down to decisions.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Aquarianmind 

2 Comments:

Ryan Biddulph said...

Jamell I dig it buddy. Huge fan of routines here; 1 hour of deep yin yoga and exercise daily.

Aquarianmind said...

That’s good, it’s what keeps you going so always stick to it! 👍🏽