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, ...

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

You know when you want something so bad, you would do anything as far as the work goes to achieve it? That’s what I deal with when it comes to my writing. Everyday is a new opportunity to impact someone with a poem, a story line, a book or a podcast. There’s a motivation and drive for me to continually get better at my craft.

Just think about your goals right now. Think about how bad you want to see the end result of all the hard work you’re doing. I bet you envision everything and you start planning out what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it. You close your eyes and visualize everything that needs to be done.

Then comes writing everything down and organizing yourself to where you can visually see your goals. It’s all a process and a journey through it all. Nothing comes easy, it’s all about pacing yourself and being patient. It’s not easy to be patient, that’s something that’s 

The biggest part of all of this is enjoying the journey as much as you can. The good, the bad and the ugly parts of it. I enjoy the ugly parts of it because I waste money on things and learn from it. I have to go through all of the bad investments before I find the right ones that work for me. All of the days I don’t want to do work but I do something so I can tell myself I’m one step closer to my end goal.

Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever reach my end goal. There isn’t a set amount of books I want to write, I do want millions of people, that's a definite. I want people to read my stories and be able to relate but even if I accomplish that, I won’t stop writing. I’ll just be setting the bar higher in regards to how many readers I want to reach. 

For me, there will be an endless amount of growth I want to do but I will tell you, when you reach your end goal, what are you going to do then? What’s the next goal? What’s the next thing you’re going to strive for? Or will you become complacent and be comfortable in what you’ve accomplished? That's something I will avoid at all costs, the complacency. There's always a blog to write, a book to write, a podcast or YouTube video to record and I guess that's why the end goal won't always be near.

I'm going to be a guy that always travels in the tunnel and will continually see light but it won't be the end.

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Gary Vaynerchuk always has good insight on things that are going on in the world. The one thing he always says is to go to senior homes or go speak to people who are in the later part of their lives and talk with them. He always says that they will speak their truth and share the regrets they have. Since he's done it, I got to thinking about what he said.

Now comes my story, I work in the medical field currently and I speak to all walks of life four days a week. I take in nearly 200 calls a week and I do speak to a lot of older people. For one, a lot of them are just happy to be alive still since they’re dealing with health issues and other things in their lives.

I was talking to a patient on the phone, she’s in her 70s and we got to talking about life, the world, world history and what I do outside of work. I told her that I’m a writer, author, blogger and podcaster. I told her I am delving into screenwriting and I have big goals of living on the west coast. She was so delighted to listen to my story, she said I’m so smart and she knows I’m going to be successful. Then she said it’s good that I’m doing something that I love to do. After our conversation ended and I hung up the phone, I thought about Gary Vaynerchuk.

My mind start thinking about what he said and how we should be living our lives and doing what we love. We should be living our truth and not living with regrets in the future. That the worst thing you can do in your life is not doing what your passionate about, becoming old and having regrets and, “I wish,” moments. That’s something that I don’t want to do.

The point is to start living your life for yourself, not others. Don’t live for your parents, siblings, other family members, friends, coworkers or anyone else that’s in your everyday life. You only hinder yourself from fulfilling your purpose in life. Some are comfortable with making 50k a year, working 9-5pm Monday thru Friday and going on 2-3 vacations a year. Then there are the creators, entrepreneurs, artists, writers actors, actresses, and so many other walks of life that feel they have more to give to the world besides sitting at a desk.

So Gary Vaynerchuk, you are right (granted I knew it myself), I just had to experience it myself. That patient on the phone put things in perspective even after she’s worked in Corporate America for a large amount of her life. Her words were inspiring and for someone like her to not even know me personally and she feels in her heart that I’ll be successful, that’s all I need. It’s those people that I impact that matter most to me.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers
Code Blue 4
Code Blue 5
Well...this series is coming to an end, it's good and bad. It's good because it's one series out of three that is done and I can focus on other projects that I have planned out. It's hard to end a series so I made sure that I ended it the right way. But I don't want the ending of the series to take away from what's going on in America in regards to police departments, racism, corruption and a plethora of other things.

While I don't want to give the last 2 books away, I will say that Gary does get his sanity back and it's a process to shake the alcohol addiction he's had for a long time (which is something most police officers deal with because of the stress of their job). I only know this because I know police officers and liquor was their sense of escape from the madness of their jobs.

December will be a good month as Part 4 will release on December 7th and Part 5 will release on December 14th. It's a package deal before the holidays and I might throw some incentives with purchasing the ending of this series.

If you haven't read the first 3 books in the series, it's definitely worth going to get before I release Parts 4 & 5. This series has been nothing short of amazing for me to write as I chronicle the life of a fictional character on the police force. These books are written in a poetry prose format so it's something that you the reader will find different.

Some good news is Part 1 is 99 cents on Amazon and all other bookstores (Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd)

My podcast on iTunes is The Aquarianmind Podcast where I discuss societal issues going on in the world today.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

I’ve been writing poetry for over 20 years on and off. Now I’m a published author and it’s just cool to me. It’s not this glamorous excitement that people get upon meeting me and knowing that’s what I do. I guess people don’t fully understand how much work it truly is just to write one book alone.

Which brings me to my next point of, people get more excited at my accomplishments than I do myself. Maybe because I don’t feel accomplished yet in any way. I don’t feel the need to celebrate every single accomplishment. I finish projects on a daily basis, do I celebrate all of them? Well, I celebrate none of them and for many reasons. Celebrating constantly causes complacency, and comfort, that is something I don’t want to happen.

At this juncture, I have published 11 books. Whenever I publish a new book, there’s no excitement for me. The excitement for me will be when millions of people are reading my books and being impacted by my writing. When people are contacting me on social media and emailing me how my stories have inspired them to go into the world and make it a better place, then I’ll feel more fulfilled.

When I publish a book, I’m already thinking of the next project I need to be working on. What’s the next book, the next blog, the next podcast, the next YouTube video, the next audiobook I need to record. This is a never ending pursuit of putting out content that impacts people in some way, shape or form. 

There’s this relentless mindset that I have that no one is going to outwork me. That no one is going to put out more content than me, that has substance. I could put out blogs everyday, I could post podcasts everyday but it wouldn’t have my whole heart in it. So that’s why I post content weekly and that’s what matters.

Do I care about the amount of subscribers I have or the amount of followers? I don’t, the numbers game messes with your psyche. I’d be fine if I never got a million followers let alone 100k on my social media pages. This is a longevity and legacy game for me so I’m fine with where I am in some ways. I doubt I’ll ever be the guy that celebrates milestones when I hit a certain amount of followers, I mean I don’t celebrate anything else.

The funny thing about all of this is I’m only 2 1/2 years into this and I’m just getting started. Most authors don’t write that long so I’m thankful to be able to do it. I want to write the rest of my life and it’s getting myself to that place where I’m doing this full-time. It’s all a process and I know it’s never going to be easy. 

There’s no such thing as overnight success, it’s all about work and grindin’ through it all.

All of my books are available in all major bookstores.

Be good and go accomplish your goals.

Jamell Crouthers