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Happy 4 Years as an Ordained Minister

 

SO today marks my 4 year anniversary as an Ordained Minister. What does that mean? Well its my 2nd stint being ordained. I was ordained for years in the 2000’s and then lost some stuff and decided to add Jr to my name on this. Yes I am spiritual and believe in GOD. I have done work with churches and some of their programs helping our young men of color. I did work with my Aunt/Pastor Faith and her SF Church of Compassion in San Francisco. AND two years ago, I was honored with a Doctorate of Divinity by a local university.

Yes this ordination is from the Universal Life Church online. Anybody can do it. Much fun has been made of it. But the services I have peformed with the ordination were real, honest, not funny. I was able to affect change in people’s lives. I shared special moments. I will be marrying my daughter and her man next year. It has been a wonderful having the option to be there for people in their important moments of their lives.

I’m so glad I did it and Happy Anniversary to me!

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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NEW Things Are Happening at JLJ Media

As you have probably noticed, I have been posting here regularly again! I am just about back to my old self (with New twists) and I am ready to take on the world. During my time off I have reflected and started editing my professional life.I have some exciting changes coming up! Here are a few of them:

I have a new EP coming out May 1st with the dance group Chog. It’s called The Seven Song EP. Right now you can listen to it for free on my soundcloud page. Our first collab together, The Five Song EP, is one of my most successful music projects ever! I was happy to return and work with them! It will be released on all music platforms.

Speaking of Music, one of my songs from my album Speaking With Strings will be featured in the Amazon series Asunder. I am so honored by this. I never dreamed how far my music could take me. Stay tuned for details and which episode!

And I am working on two new music projects, one for a podcast/Web show and my regular album that is a follow up to my first, Songs From my Inside Voice. I am also writing songs for a possible Spanish language album.

I have newer books out and one of them is flying off the shelves, Being A Heartie. I talk about the trails of off camera of the show When Calls The Heart, behind the scenes of the aftershow I do, the love the Hearties have show me through difficult times and some fun stuff. Get it on Amazon kindle or paperback! I have a slew of new books coming out this year! The Really Short Story Project is in full effect!

The Second half of The Really Quick James Lott Jr Show is returning! I have filmed enough material for about 4 episodes. So stay tuned for that! Sorry for the delays. Goto my YouTube channel to watch the first half of this Season Two!

I am really building my Super Organizer University and my speaking engagments. I am still doing the soap podcasts and A Lott of Help and In Between The Pages with James Lott Jr podcasts..

All good things must come to an end. May 13th, after 4 seasons, The last Breaking Into on Black Hollywood Live will be airing! It will be my big 50th Birthday show and we will talk about age! I am bringing back former guests and I will probably cry the whole episode! I will write more about my feelings later. I am honored to have done that show!

I am taking the Extra Connections show and makng it bigger! After several years just as a podcast, I just signed a deal to bring it to radio and YouTube! Monday May 20th at 7pmPST is the debut of the new incarnation of the show! it will be live!! I will continue to have amazing guests and topics. It’s at a new studio here in my town of Inglewood, called The Afterparty.com I am very excited!!

I think that is enough for now. I have other stuff i am working on and will announce at some point! Thanks for supporting me as a personality and content creator!

 

 

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5 Years Ago Today, My Life Was Changed

My Aunt Faith gave me the idea. I wasn’t super receptive at first, but i value her opinion and thoughts so I kept it in the back of my mind. I was visiting with her when she brought it up 5 years into my Professional Organizing business! I went home and researched it. I wasn;t even sure what a Life Coach was or what they did. As I got further into the research, I found that this was right on track with my professional career and branding.

I found a school, Coach Training Alliance. and liked what I saw. It cost some money but the program wasnt long and I could do it online with a real trainer. I signed up! Got the materials and from page 1 of the book, I was hooked. Then the first class with Laurie Cameron was transformative! I couldn’t wait for each class! I loved it !

April 14, 2014 i passed the exam and got my certification as a Life Coach! Now its five years later. I have clients and a podcast, A Lott of Help 

I live in gratitude and I am so glad I made the choice to add this to my life!

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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7 Things That James Lott Jr Can’t Stand

I’m a very positive person, but there are things that happen that I can’t stand. Here are 7 of them:

  1. Not talking to someone if you have a problem with them. You talk to everybody else but not them and the problem never gets solved.

  2. Unnecessary attitude when you have done nothing to provoke it .Usually the person giving attitude has stuff going on and takes it out on you.

  3. Animal Cruelty. Anyone who tortures or abuses animals should be jailed and worse….

  4. Making a negative statement about something positive. Really do you need to? Obviously it’s for attention.

  5. Assuming.

  6. Absence of manners. I will always open doors for people and say please and thank you.

  7. Violence against anyone based on them being “different” from you . Not acceptable. And in many ways, we are way more alike than we realize.

 

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About James Lott Jr!

20 Things You Didn’t Know About James Lott, Jr

  1. I hate carrots!!
  2. I Love Shania Twain and Kendrick Lamar. My musical taste goes everywhere!
  3. You hablo espanol!
  4. Wrote and recorded two songs in Spanish called Lo Mismo es lo Mismo and No Jugando Aqui!
  5. I have both an iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy 8

6. My company The Super Organizer LLC is 10 years old

7. It’s my first company ever!

8. My first job was being A Day Camp Counselor for the Hollywood YMCA back in 1984. I was 15.

9. I can juggle.

10. I started this blog post in Dec 2017 and i’m completing it now!

11. I was born on May 10th at 10:10pm

12. My favorite number is 11

13. Whenever I find 11 cents, i feel its my grandma Mitzi watching over me.

14. I love Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Black Cherry Gum

15.It takes me 2-3 days for me to adjust to time changes

16. I’m a great salsa dancer!

17. I sweat easily

18. I like being the big spoon

19. I love sporks

20. I’m a Spelling Bee Champion!

 

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

JLJ Poem: Will I Ever Get Ahead?!

Will I ever get ahead.
Sometimes I wonder why I get out of bed.
Two steps forward
Three steps back
I can’t seem to catch a break
I feel like a hack

I am doing everything right
Good outcomes seem out of sight
Try hard as I might
My future doesn’t look bright
My future doesnt look bright

I ask God to hear me
I have to go on and be
A bright future I must see
I want to feel free
I want to feel free being me

I will push through
I will not feel blue
I will always stay true
I will seek a clue
to getting ahead.

I will make it through this pain!

 

 
 

April 1st Is A Strange Day

Growing up I didn’t question April Fools Day. NOW I feel its a strange thing to celebrate. You tell a lie to scare or trick someone and then say April Fools!!WTF??!

So I looked up how this tradition started:

A disputed association between April 1 and foolishness is in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1392).[2] In the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale“, a vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox on Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two.[3] Readers apparently understood this line to mean “32 March”, i.e. April 1.[citation needed][4] However, it is not clear that Chaucer was referencing April 1. Modern scholars believe that there is a copying error in the extant manuscripts and that Chaucer actually wrote, Syn March was gon.[5] If so, the passage would have originally meant 32 days after March, i.e. 2 May,[6] the anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia, which took place in 1381.

In 1508, French poet Eloy d’Amerval referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally “Fish of April”), possibly the first reference to the celebration in France.[7] Some writers suggest that April Fools’ originated because in the Middle Ages, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European towns,[8] through a holiday that in some areas of France, specifically, ended on April 1,[9][10] and those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on January 1 made fun of those who celebrated on other dates by the invention of April Fools’ Day.[9] The use of January 1 as New Year’s Day became common in France only by the mid-16th century,[6] and the date was not adopted officially until 1564, thanks to the Edict of Roussillon.

In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on April 1.[6]

In the Netherlands, the origin of April Fools’ Day is often attributed to the Dutch victory at Brielle in 1572, where the Spanish Duke Álvarez de Toledo was defeated. “Op 1 april verloor Alva zijn bril” is a Dutch proverb, which can be translated to: “On the first of April, Alva lost his glasses.” In this case, the glasses (“bril” in Dutch) serve as a metaphor for Brielle. This theory, however, provides no explanation for the international celebration of April Fools’ Day.

In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the celebration as “Fooles holy day”, the first British reference.[6] On April 1, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to “see the Lions washed”.[6]

I’m not down for any pranks. And my usual April 1st’s go on without A hiccup. But I will admit I do feel a little weird that day!

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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