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Poetry with JLJ: I AM.

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I am.

I am a man.

I am a black man.

I am a black man of substance.

I am a black man of substance and worth.

I am a black man worthy of all the rights and privileges as any other man.

I am a proud man who happens to be black and it shouldn’t matter in the big picture.

I am a proud man who likes being a man and should be treated as such in the world.

I am a man who knows what society may see when look at him.

I am a man of principles who is proud of his rich heritage.

I am a black man of principles.

I am a black man.

I am a man.

I am.

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Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Spoken Word/Poetry

 

MY WEB Series is FINALLY OUT!!!

 

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TWO years in the making!!

I filmed a whole season and then shelved it!

Retooled and reworked the concept!

Started shooting new season of 20 episodes!!

The Really Quick James Lott Jr Show #thereallyquickjljshow was finally released Monday with the premiere episode.

It is an under 3 minute web series on anything I feel like talking about or sharing. Also I may do some experimental stuff too. The plan s for you to either laugh, or smile or think about something you may not have thought about before.Exclusively on my YouTube channel! Also there are behind the scenes and bonus videos too!

New Episodes are Mondays and Thursdays!! Subscribe to my YouTube channel while you are there!

Enjoy!!!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2016 in TV/Movies

 

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The 99th Post!

With all that is going on in America. I want to put out something positive. SO here it goes:

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Posted by on September 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Stopping The Blame Game

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I had to change my way of thinking from ‘Why is everybody and everything against me” to “Life happens and I have a part in what happens to me” Sometimes it can be easy to adopt the why me attitude. I used to do it! Its pretty ego driven and self absorbed to think the world is out to get YOU! Or that people have YOU in mind when they are making decisions about their own lives.

I have learned that some things are cause and effect of our actions. Other things are effects from things out of our control. I have learned that sometimes WE get in our OWN way! I suggest to always try to stay present in all situations. Try to keep an open mind and look at the big picture. Look at your reactions and words. It took me a while to learn these lessons!!

I stopped blaming everyone else for where I am in my career.

I stopped blaming my parents for my mistakes as an adult.

I stopped blaming my friends for not giving me enough attention if I am lonely.

I stopped blaming myself for not seeing things more clearly..sooner. You see and learn when you are ready and supposed to know.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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10 Promises I Made To Myself

 

After age 40, I chose to have a clear, happy, fullfilling life. It’s not easy to get there but it is possible. It is constant work and commitment. And there are many decisions to be made at any given time. These are the promises I made to myself:

  1. I will not take a job that I don’t want. This was after years of HAVING to take jobs I hated.
  2. I will not stay at a job that mistreats me and doesnt appreciate my abilities.
  3. I will lovingly let go of friendships that no longer are healthy. I will try to work on them and recognize when its failing.
  4. I promise to release my creativity.
  5. I promise to find like minded people to fill my universe.
  6. I promise to be nice to others just because being nice is a nice thing to do!
  7. I won’t sweat the small stuff and make it into bigger stuff.
  8. I won’t look for trouble in relationships. I will give the benefit of the doubt and keep my eyes open.
  9. I will be open to new things.
  10. Change can be good.
 
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Posted by on September 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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9 Things I Say No To

Its always okay to say NO if you think something is not right for you! Here are some things I say NO to:

  1. I say NO to people who are mean to me. I refuse to continue with them.
  2. I say NO to offers that want me to untrue to myself.
  3. I say NO to situations that don’t sound good to my soul.
  4. I say NO to things to get rich quick schemes
  5. I say NO to others laying thier problems on me.
  6. I say NO to letting fear keep me from trying new things.
  7. I say NO to being close minded to others views that are different than mine.I will listen and then go from there.
  8. I say NO to letting others define who I am.
  9. I say NO to being stuck in the past. You can’t change the past . Its done.

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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

10 Things I Hope For

  1. I hope for a long, healthy life.
  2. I hope to be able to realize my dreams.
  3. I hope to be able to meet people and collaborate with them on good projects.
  4. I hope to continue to paint.
  5. I hope to be able to enlarge my garden.
  6. I hope to find a partner that is strong and good for me.
  7. I hope to see my grandkids as adults.
  8. I hope that i inspire one person to be themselves.
  9. I hope to inspire lots of people to create art.
  10. I hope to continue to learn from others

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Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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