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, ...

When you were a kid, did you ever have a teacher who always said what the title of this blog is, "Strive for EXCELLENCE?" I'm quite sure there was at least one teacher who had an impact on your life, you just didn't see it that way at that moment. But when you reflect back on it now, you realize that they said this for a reason.

What happens as we get older and become adults, we become people who are trying to survive in a dog eat dog world. We stop striving for EXCELLENCE in whatever we are doing. We are just trying to make it, living check to check and not focusing on our goals. We lose our sense of drive to do anything and mentally we become so tired of the daily grind.

We forget about those people when we were younger who always told us to strive for EXCELLENCE. So take the time to think about your childhood and those who instilled values of hard work and dedication to what you love and are passionate about. Life is surely not what most of us are dealing with right now, paying rent, paying school loans, car payments, car insurance, food and whatever is left is for us. Life is more than that so we must understand that we have to start living for us and not for others.

Think about your kids (if you don't have any, think of other younger kids) and what their lives will be in the future. Do you want them to see you living a life of mediocrity and living a monotonous life? Remember kids emulate what adults do and if they see you not striving for EXCELLENCE, why would they do it themselves?

Life is a journey, we should enjoy it, not be mentally, physically and emotionally drained due to the way society is structured. This world is not structured for you to always win, we have to go out there and take what's ours.

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

I've always followed the 4Ds when it comes to accomplishing my big goals. You have to DREAM about it all of the time, have the necessary DRIVE to get things done, have the DETERMINATION no matter what obstacles you face and the DEDICATION to getting better at what you do no matter what it is. Those are imperative to how you become the greatest at what you do.

A DREAM is something that you may have but it has to turn into reality by actually doing the work. Your goals may be too big for someone else to believe but if you believe in yourself, anything can happen. Everyone has their moment and as long as you're constantly working toward something, the results will show down the line.

Having DRIVE has to be in you, you don't necessarily develop that over time. You have to want it more than anyone or anything else. The way I keep my DRIVE going is, there's someone working harder than me right now. I'm always in competition with myself and that's what makes the bad days get better. There are plenty of days I don't have that internal DRIVE but I always tell myself, if I do 30 minutes of work today instead of an hour or 2 hours, it's one step closer to achieving my goals.

The DETERMINATION is something you have to have in you too. There's going to be so many distractions and things going on in your life which may prevent you from doing the work you need to do. But when you want it bad enough, you make time to do your work and get things done. We all have different things going on in our lives and excuses aren't going to fly with people who have just as much on their plate as you do.

When you have the DEDICATION to perfecting your craft, you'll always be striving for greatness no matter what. It's hard to stay dedicated to things sometimes but if you want to better your life and be able to live on your own terms, the DEDICATION  is something you must have. The journey is not easy but the work isn't going to do itself.

The 4Ds that I live by are gold for me when it comes to doing these blogs, writing my books, recording my audiobooks and podcasts and so many more projects that I work on. With that said....

Be good, and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

If you can't DISCIPLINE yourself, you're not going to win. You have to be willing to do your work when you don't want to. You have to be willing to do work when you're tired. You have to be willing to do work when you don't want to. The DISCIPLINE is a must in order to get to where you want to be.

The time, energy, effort, patience, hard work is what matters the most and that requires DISCIPLINE. You're going to slack off, you're going to be lazy, you're going to go hangout with your friends, you're going to watch your favorite TV shows, you're going to watch sports, but here's the thing. You have to be willing to balance it out or else you're not going to finish what you're working on.

You have to be willing to turn off the TV, not go out, not hangout with family and friends, staying up late, or waking up early. It's all up to you in what you're going to get done. The DISCIPLINE comes from your work habits, how you balance your life, what you're doing while everyone else is having fun.

You owe it to yourself, unless you want to sit at a desk working for someone else for the rest of your life. You have DISCIPLINE to wake up every morning to go to a corporation and make money for someone else. So why can't you have DISCIPLINE to work on something that you love and are passionate about? You've been DISCIPLINED all of your life on everyone else's terms so why can't you be DISCIPLINED on your own terms?

You have to want it more than anyone else. No one should be outworking you and if you don't have that drive, it's not going to come to you randomly. You either have it or you don't so get to work!

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

The World We Live In Series was a series that wasn't easy to write at all. With the conclusion of this series coming with Parts 4 & 5, it was only fitting that I share what went into writing the rest of this series. I never wanted anyone to die on my books, I wanted the focus to be on resilience, growth, passion, love, compassion and understanding of human being struggles.

The World We Live In Part 4 will be released on February 8th and Part 5 will be released on February 22nd. These characters were the hardest to write because you have to develop story lines that are believable and show internal struggle. While these story lines are fictional, it does focus on real world social issues that go on.

When I started Part 1, I had no intentions on writing about 19 different people from all walks of lives. They're different ages, genders, races, and I wanted to make this series about humanity. All of the issues that I talk about from rape to domestic violence, homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, women's issues, and so many more, there was a focus on the characters and what they're dealing with.

This series was the toughest one to write because it's putting yourself in someone's shoes and putting a large amount of emotion and feelings into it. It got me emotional a lot because writing it becomes a huge challenge. I had to take quite a few breaks mentally that's why it takes me 6-8 weeks to write these books and sometimes even longer.

Granted it's in poetry prose format and I went a different route in how I wrote it, I want you all to understand it's a lot to take in. A lot of my reviews people said it's a lot to take in and most read books in one sitting. This series is definitely not books you read in one sitting because it's very emotional.

If you haven't read the first 3 books in the series, definitely go get them ASAP and read them before Parts 4 & 5 release.

Part 1:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ENkyaW
Other bookstores:  https://www.books2read.com/u/m0zr50

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers