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, ...

I wrote a blog last year about this series and Parts 3, 4 and 5 in the next 3 months (Part 3-4/19, Part 4-5/10, Part 5-6/7/19). It was time I get back to the first series that I started 3 years ago. When I wrote Part 1, I thought that it would be just one book but somehow I managed to turn this into a 5 part series. The plan definitely wasn't to write 5 books on men's struggles and societal issues.

Robert has grown a lot since Part 1 and still deals with a plethora of issues that we as men face on a daily basis. So many of us men struggle to find ourselves among the clutter and madness of the world. Trying to keep ourselves sane and try to live up to societal standards was the biggest part in writing this series.

Michael, Robert's younger brother becomes more involved in the series as it progresses. Michael chronicles his journalistic diary of his life. I wanted to have him more involved in the series and write it from another man's perspective and show that he's trying to grow but is dealing with struggles himself. He's trying to acclimate himself to society against after doing a few years in a federal prison.

I don't want to give away too much of the remainder of the 3 books in the series but just know it only gets better and if you haven't read the first 2 books, please go purchase Part 1, it's 99 cents in all bookstores!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Gefe2T
All other bookstores: https://www.books2read.com/u/mBe8eN

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Being confined to a desk a large amount of your life is something most people don't want to do or deal with. The only thing is having the INDEPENDENCE to do what you want, it requires a lot of work and all of the time. INDEPENDENCE will get you far because it becomes inspiring to others and they see and realize they can do what you're doing.

Freedom to do what we want everyday is mainly our goal. Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith in order to get to where we want to be. That might entail walking away from the job you're currently at, it might be cutting down the amount of hours at your job. It can consist of leaving certain people behind in your life, it can be various things.

Traveling your own journey is what's important in getting your INDEPENDENCE. It's all in timing and what you want to have in your life. Speaking it into existence is crucial and knowing that having INDEPENDENCE will come at a price. But it's what's going to get you far in your passion and what you truly love.

Don't settle into what the world and society want you to be. Carve your own path and work toward your INDEPENDENCE of the corporate structure. There's room for all of us to succeed.

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

HAPPINESS is the name of the game. It's not money, cars, big houses, yachts, expensive vacations, buying materialistic things that will bring you happiness. You surely can't put it all in a casket and be buried with it, that's for sure. Now if you are striving for that as your end goal, then you're thinking about trying to impress others. If you want the money to be able to travel and live freely then great.

I'm not saying to not strive for a nice house or a nice car but do it on your own terms, not on other people's terms. HAPPINESS is the key to success because if you love what you do everyday, the money will come and it won't even be that much of a concern. As they say the more money that comes your way, the more stressed you become and the more problems that come your way.

The world pushes out all of these celebrities, athletes and CEOs of companies who are rich as hell financially but mentally unhappy and emotionally drained. The money aspect is only shown but most of us don't know that they're going through things behind the scenes that we don't know of. If you think that they're happy with all of the money they have and the numerous problems they have, you're only fooling yourself.

When you see people who don't care to make millions but are fine making $500,000 a year and they're happy, they're good. There are people who are great at what they do and are cool making $250,000 a year, that's great too. The ideal goal for everyone is always $1 million dollars, that's when life starts and it's not really reality.

If you wake up everyday happy that you're alive, breathing, have all of your extremities, then you're successful. Getting to do what you want and live life on your own terms, that's the added piece to your happiness. Whenever I have time to write these motivational and inspirational blogs, write my books, record my podcasts and work on audiobooks, I'm at my happiest.

Whenever this all takes off, I doubt I'll want a huge house or the most expensive car. It's because I'm happy living a simpler life and don't care for attention. I'm more focused on living on my own terms and traveling the world and experiencing different cultures.

With that said, be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Here's one thing that I want you all to understand, when it comes to accomplishing your goals, the GRIND has to be everyday. I know what you're thinking, it has to be everyday? Yes it has to be, I'm not necessarily saying you have to work toward your goals for hours a day. What I'm saying is do something that'll get you close to the end goal.

GRINDING doesn't mean that you're doing work for 10 hours a day, it can be 4 hours a day on the weekend and maybe 1-2 hours during the week (if you have a full-time job). The GRIND means that you're also thinking, processing things, mentally focusing on certain things. The GRIND can mean just writing down things that have to be done. The GRIND can be reading up on something that'll help you to work on your goals. It can be a plethora of things, it's not always ducking your head and doing work like a madman or mad woman.

The GRIND everyday for me is an hour a day Monday-Wednesday, Thursday is 3-4 hours, Friday-Sunday is 6-7 hours per day. That's my average and it changes weekly depending on how I'm feeling physically and mentally. Some days I do more work than others but one thing is for sure, I'm always doing something that's going to get me to where I want to be. For me, there is never an end goal, there's always work to do.

If you need a certain amount of sleep daily and an allotted time for leisure (gym, listening to music, thinking, relaxation, TV shows) then do that. I just want you all to stay focused on the task at hand and the work that has to be done to achieve greatness. Life is a balancing act and it can get hard at times with so many distractions being thrown your way. Mental focus will be the most important thing you'll need to get to where you want to be.

So when I say GRIND everyday, it means stay focused and remember why you started. Have a mission statement for yourself and stick to it. Mine is "Trying to change the world, one book at a time."

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

One thing I have to say about accomplishing your big goals is you have to want it more than anyone else in this world. Easier said than done right? You don't want to do work today? Well, someone is outworking you, will that get you out of bed to do work? Yeah I figured that would do it. You're going to go through the grind of trying to get to the end goal and you're going to fail at things, there's no question about that. It's just a matter of whether you're going to let those FAILURES define you or if you're going to keep going.

FAILURE is not an option for me, I've come too far on this journey to stop. I've been writing books for 3 years, I've been recording podcasts for a year, writing these blogs for almost 3 years, recording YouTube videos for a few months and I'm still not where I want to be. I get a few books sales occasionally, have made dumb and bad investments into trying to get my books going. I've accepted that I've lost money in this whole process but if I gave up now, I'd always wonder what if I didn't and just kept going?

Nothing in this process is easy for me, I write these blogs, record audiobooks, write books, format them, make book covers, market and promote my books, record weekly podcasts, record YouTube videos, post on social media, engage on social media, writing screenplays, it's non-stop and neverending for me. There's always work for me to do and in the midst of all of this, I've failed quite a few times.

I sent my script to a production company in Los Angeles and was told it's more of a theater piece than a movie. I took his feedback and thought about it and realized that maybe it is. It doesn't mean that I won't make it in movies as a screenwriter, I could still write a movie script and it works. I spent a large amount of money on a virtual book tour for one of my books to not get one sale and my books are in at least 10 bookstores online.

The point is if you really want it bad enough, you'll keep working at what you're doing. They say it takes years to build something special and big enough to where you can make a living doing it. I'm continuing to build my platform and my brand because by the time people realize who I am and what I'm going, they'll have a lot of catching up to do (15 books, over 50 podcasts, YouTube videos, and over 100 blogs).

So today I want to instill in your mind, FAILURE is not an option. That you're going to keep going and you're not going to let anyone or anything stop you from achieving all that you want. The world is huge, with over 7 billion people, someone will like and appreciate what you're doing no matter what it is.

Today officially makes 3 years I've been writing books and I've written 15 books. So please take a moment to look at some of the societal issue books I've written:

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/jamellcrouthers
All other bookstores: https://books2read.com/ap/nmXA1R/Jamell-Crouthers

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers