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About James Lott Jr CTACC

Founder/CEO

Do People Really Care About Your Feelings

I have been asking myself this question for the last few years after having exchanges with people in my life. And my answer is leaning towards….no!

It’s amazing how self centered we have become as a society. We can probably list 10 reasons why we are here and in this state, but to me I’m beyond that. It’s amazing to me.

One of my theories based on my experiences is that people are desperately wanting to be seen and heard and valued. Its almost at all costs with no shame. It’s all about being hurt or feeling neglected or being lonely. I’ve had so many disagreements where the fight becomes about the way the fight is going and the reason for the fight gets smaller and smaller. I’ve been in arguments where it boils down to miscommunication or misunderstanding and that person needs to let you know how hurt they are. Even if it was their reason you are in the fight in the first place.

Many times I’m on the short end of the stick of people looking out for me or checking on me. I went through a rough medical issue and maybe 5 people checked on me. FIVE. Now that I’m feeling better, people are trying to resume my role as caretaker and listener and helper. But I don’t want the role anymore, so I changed the rules because I’m a changed person. Those folks don’t seem to understand. And some of them are mad at me and making it all about them. Hmmm.

I feel you get what you give. I also know that you teach people how to treat you. I am a participant in this. Can’t blame it all on other people. I miss the “village” mentality where we all look out for each other and that includes our feelings.

I have to end this to say that i do have a few people who are thoughtful and do care about my feelings. Not very many but a few. I think it’s now a byproduct of everything. We need to connect and be present with each other. I will hold out hope

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

JLJ Gets Into The UnBoxing Video World!

Unboxing is a genre of videos on YouTube where people quite literally unbox a product to get a feel for it. Many are user-generated videos, but brands are starting to get in on the action.

Yes I have gotten into the UNBoxing world. People/companies give me stuff so I share it with the world. I have three OUT right now! Check them out and comment and LIKE:

 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2019 in TV/Movies

 

News Coming Out of JLJ Media!

Hi It’s James Lott,Jr the Founder of JLJ Media and Blakhope Productions! We have some exciting things happening that I want to share with you! We have some very diverse projects coming up and some returning ones too! We love to collaborate and create content for everyone! 

The Churro Chronicles will be a new web series on our JLJ Media YouTube channel. James Lott Jr teams up with Internet Dog Star, Churro the Chawming Chiweenie, for various adventures around town in Los Angeles. The first two episodes have been filmed and are in production.This is great for dog lovers of all kinds.

Dr Eric Scerri of UCLA and James Lott Jr first teamed up to talk about his book on the history of the Periodic Table several years. They have since done a few more interviews together and Dr Scerri tours the world talking about that iconic image. They will have a new series, Periodically Speaking! that will brake down the myths of science always being right. They will speak in terms everyone can understand and have some fun along the way (they are also musicians. It will be released on the JLJ Media YouTube channel and they are in pre-production.

James met his cousin in person for the first time this year and now they are working together! James is producing the new podcast, The Disruptive Wealth and Money Show WIth Steven LaBroi! In association with Disruptive Wealth Network and LaBroi Insurance Group , this podcast will focus on ways to make your money work for you now and way into retirement! It will be released under JLJ Media on Spreaker.com and eventually on itunes and iHeartRadio. They are in pre production! 

Sorry for the delay but the second half of the web series, The Really Quick James Lott Jr Show will return late this summer! Four new episodes were filmed and are in production! James Is continuing on diverse themes that include, Black Owned Businesses, TV Show Screenings, and going to places he doesn’t normally go! 

We will leave with those to look forward to! You can still find all these and more on the YouTube Channel (please subscribe while there) and follow us on Facebook and IG 

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2019 in Podcasts, TV/Movies

 

Happy Anniversary Bells Palsy?

 

A year ago today, my life split into “Pre” and “Post”. I look at the pictures from the early days and months and I cringe. Sometimes my emotions come to the forefront and I am remembering how I felt not being able to use half of my face. I remember not being able to think clearly or see clearly. I was trapped in my own body and in my mind. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me!

One of the strangest things about having Bells Palsy is that you don’t know and it can’t be predicted when you will be back to normal. People were telling me I would start to feel better in a few weeks. Yes that happens for some, but I was like many others where it continued and continued and continued. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Correction, I saw the light but it was a train coming at me!

This week my bells has been “acting up”. Luckily i have my support group to look to for guidance. My left side of my face has felt sore, my left eye has been a little watery, there has been some twitching under my left eye. It isn’t continous, but it comes and goes and its annoying as …But I do know some of the triggers and have routines to address each issue.

One thing I am thankful out of this trying year is that it has enchanced my business. I became obsessed with sharing Bells Palsy with the world. People of all ages are getting it and nobody is talking about it! So I developed a series of workshop based on my illness and practicing self care. It has taken me across the country and in front a wide variety of people! It has been so satisfying to see people open to the idea of self care and better health! And it fits with my LIfe Coaching, Professional Organizing, and Entertainment businesses.

I am grateful to be here on Earth still, that I am 95 percent better, and I am able to get out there and be creative and useful. I worked very hard to come back from Bells and again I would not wish this on anyone! A year ago today, my life changed forever…for the better.

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Posted by on July 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Changing The Rules With Those Close To You

Over the last 10 years I have changed the ules with those close to me, So what does that mean?

Well I let people treat me a certain way for a period of time. Then I woke up  (usually thru self discovery or with help of a professional) and decided it was not okay anymore and changed MY behavior. THEN I didn’t accept the ways they continued to treat me.

I had to realized that it all begins and ends with ME. I can’t change THIER ways of doing things, but I could change my reactions.

I got tired of feeling bad or that I always got “the short end of the stick.” IN some cases you can talk with the people you are dealing with and sometimes change and growth can happen together. Of course that is usually the desired outcome you want! But many times that is not the reality. You have to find a way to let go of what THEY are doing and be strong and move forward and be able to defend yourself.

It’s oaky to say NO. It’s okay to simply say when something doesn’t work for you. It’s okay.

I quietly started changed the rules with certain people. I don’t even know if THEY have noticed. I havent done it in a mean way. When someone who does NOTHING for me asks for my help with something, I say NO if I  feel like it. AND don’t feel bad. If you talk to me a certain way, I choose how I want to respond and there are times I might not respond. I’m much happier these days.

I don’t let people put thier “stuff” on me! And you shouldn’t either. I try to walk through the world with care and compassion and non judgement. I stay in my lane and try to be nice to everyone. I also believe in being treated a certain way that is respectful to me! I encourage you all to do the same!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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What Does Being Proud Mean

 

June is Gay Pride Month. February is Black History Month. March 17th is St Patricks Day. May 5th is Cinco De Mayo. The foruth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving. It has got me thinking about these specialized moments. These are set aside for specifice groups or events that happened. Each has their celebrators as well as their detractors. Blacks joke that we get the shortest month of the year. Some straight people are pissed there isn’t a pride parade for them. Some of the beginnings of theses days may have some controversy. It begs the question, do these moments help or hurt us?

Many people forget or don’t know some of these pride moments were born out of struggle and fight. Times to find their place in the world and be acounted for. They can be moments for awareness and education. It is no pain olympiics. We are in a great time. Some of the “history” is not accurate and not that’s changing. We are able to tell the correct history and right wrongs from the past!

There is room for everyone to be who they are. No one needs to feels threatned by any of these. We should feel proud of who we are and where we come from. We should feel proud of our rich heritages. It’s okay to look back and celebrate how far we’ve come. In the end, my hope is that we learn from the past and not repeat or continue things that don’t help us.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Going Bigger and Broader

Above is my new flyer for my new project on Tha Afterparty Radio! If you are a follower of my work, then the show title Extra Connections may look familiar. YES its a show that I have been podcasting for several years. NOW I have brought it to a new Internet Radio Station here in my home of Inglewood, CA. The show will air LIVE Monday’s from 7-8pmPST on Facebook as a video show and online as radio show! Then It will appear as a podcast on my usual platforms of Spreaker.com, iTunes and iHeart Radio I am so excited and I have some great guests lined up! Also it expands my reach in the LA area!!

Also I am expanding the Extra Connections universe. I will also still have some audio only podcasts too! I’m ALL about connecting you with people,place, things and ideas in multiple ways. And I will be doing more FB lives from the page and posting some short quick videos on MY connecitons.

Here is the link to my page

Here is the link to my LIVE Show

Join me and lets connect!

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Podcasts, Radio