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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

 

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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A Great Store In South LA: Cultural Interiors

Cultural Interiors is a great store in the View Park/Baldwin Hills area of South LA! The neighbohood is up and coming. he store has gotten a facelif on the front and they are showcasing great products! African and African American type prints, books, jewelry, housewares, cards, books to name a few. Great candles and insense too! I highly suggest you take a stop in! 4421 W Slauson Ave Los Angeles!! 

https://www.culturalinteriors.com/

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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4 Months Ago Today…..

Four months ago today I woke up and my mouth didn’t work properly and my ear hurt sooooo much. Super scared, I called my mother and told her I was going to the clinic. After several hours, I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. Over the next three days, I helplessly watched my face droop (the left side) and lose control and feeling on that side. My eye, nose and mouth were paralyzed. That’s right PARALYZED! Could not feel them or lift them. My face was swollen and inflammed. The cranial nerve was damaged. I was put on meds right away. I couldn’t be;ieve this was happening to me!!! And I was told mine was probably caused by the extreme stress I was having in my personal life.

I was also told that most cases of Bells Palsy do clear up and the nerves go back to normal BUT……the timeline is different for each person. I could be fine in as early as 2 weeks or 1 year. ONE YEAR!!! My career is based on my talking and using my mouth!!! I sunk into a deep depression. I did lots of research and got vitamins and the foods that help with inflammation and nerve repair. I stopped EVERYTHING to rest! I wouldnt wish the first month and a half I had on ANYONE! During that time it was hard to eat, sleep, cough, spit, drink.. I literally lost my smile. I couldn’t laugh. My vision was blurred and and head was light. Day after day I was alone, I had to do everything myself. I had no one to take care of me. During this time I felt suicidal. I couldn’t live like this anymore.

After the month and a half, my face started coming back to life, and that’s been my journey so far. Everyday i’m in pain somewhere on my face or in my head. Which is supposed to be a good thing, cuz it means the nerves are coming back to life. I’m so over having this. I can’t STRESS THAT ENOUGH!!!! There are days that I live moment to moment and want to cry.

The positives are that I’ve been eating super healthy and have lost 50 lbs in 10 months total. From the neck down, I feel so much better. I am in tune with my body and all the signals it sends me. When I have an anxiety attack , I can calm myself down. I have edited my work life to work even more  of doing exactly the things I want to be doing. I am not back to where I was and that does get me down sometimes but I am determined to push through this and see the other side. My hope is that there won’t be a fifth month or sixth month…..

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Uncategorized