Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Exciting News

A few days ago I said that I'd be releasing some very exciting news. Well, here it is.

As of receiving confirmation 2 weeks ago....I'm proud to announce that I'm going to be a father. Words just can't express how happy I am. I've thought about getting to this point in my life for a very long time. And now that it's finally here it doesn't even feel like it's real.

As of today, my wife is 2 months and a day and according to the doctor....."we're looking great so far."

I'll keep everyone posted as things go along throughout the pregnancy and give updates. Here's the ultrasound picture from today. In the picture, the doctor placed 2 X's to show where the baby begins and ends. The baby is laying on it's side, and it's head is the little round spot to the left and if you look closely....you can see the beginning of the formation of an arm toward the top.
As I said, I'm very excited.....and I'll be updating everyone as thing progress further.
For me......getting to this day......was worth it!!!!
Remember Your Worth!!!!!
J. Earl Smith

Friday, September 24, 2010

Authors First Radio Show Interview

Recently I was given the opportunity to be interviewed on a live radio show in regards to my new book entitled "You're Worth It". It was an hour long live radio interview about my upbringing, my new book and inspiration for writing it, and my opinions on various relationship topics. The interview was completely live and unscripted. The host made up the questions as the interview progressed and I answered all his questions on the fly. It was an amazing opportunity, one that will never be forgotten. And an opportunity that will never be forgotten.


This link will take you to the Artist First Archive page, which is listed in alphabetical order by guest last name. Scroll down to J. Earl Smith, and click the name....that's my show. I hope everyone is able to take the time to listen to my interview. And to those who do, it's very much appreciated.

The book is available in multiple e-book formats that are compatible with any laptop or any digital book reader (kindle, ipad, etc.). For more information on the book, myself, or to buy a copy please go to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24495.

Remember............You're Worth It!

J. Earl Smith

@JSmith2523 on Twitter, knourworth@hotmail.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Interview on Artist First Radio Went Great

I had my interview tonight on www.artistfirst.com. And I have to say that it went better than I imagined it would. I got the opportunity to voice my opinion on quite a few relationship issues that many of us face. Talked about my own relationship experiences, what my motivations were for writing my new book and where the book can be purchased.

The interview should be available in the archives section on www.artistfirst.com in the next few days. Once it's up, I'll be putting it on here.

This was a big step for me today. And hopefully....only the first step of many to come.

Remember......You're Worth It.

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter

Sunday, September 19, 2010

E-Book Now Available for Purchase

The E-book is now available for purchase here ----> www.smashwords.com/books/view/24495. The e-book can be previewed for free on the site. Go ahead and take a look, I know you won't be disappointed with what you read. The e-book is available in quite a few formats to be compatible with any digital readers you may have, and it can also be downloaded to be read on your laptop.

If you have any questions or are interested in buying a hard copy of the book, feel free to contact me at knourworth@hotmail.com, or you can contact me via Twitter at @JSmith2523.

Or to hear more information about the book and myself feel free to tune in to my radio interview on Tuesday September 21 @ 8pm on www.artistfirst.com.

I've also recently found out some great news, I'm VERY excited about it, but I just can't share it yet. I'll be releasing the news very soon though.

Remember.....................You're Worth It!

J. Earl Smith

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tune in September 21

Tune in September 21 at 8pm on www.artistfirst.com to hear my live interview about my new book, "You're Worth It". I'll be discussing the book, my inspiration for writing it and how everyone can come to realize their TRUE WORTH.

Again, the interview will be on Tuesday September 21 at 8pm on www.artistfirst.com. If anyone is unable to catch the show live, the recording will be made available in the archives on www.artistfirst.com. If anyone has any questions for me during the interview or anytime thereafter, feel free to email me at knourworth@hotmail.com or find me on Twitter at @JSmith2523.

Remember......You're Worth It!

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter

Saturday, September 11, 2010

UCF Rolls Over South Dakota

The UCF Knights wore down the South Dakota Coyotes by running all over them in the first half. The second half was much of the same thing, with UCF, led by Quarterback Rob Calabrese running all over the Coyotes (literally). For a more in depth look at the game....check out my article on www.sportspagemagazine.com..... Follow the link below......


UCF's next game is Saturday September 11 at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, FL @ 7:30pm. They'll be taking on the North Carolina State Wolfpack, who won their season opening game last week in commanding fashion....demolishing the Western Carolina Catamounts by a score of 48-7.

Saturday's game between UCF and NC State should be a good one, in which I think both defenses are going to have their hands FULL! If you're able to watch it on TV in your area.....I think you should.

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter

Monday, September 6, 2010

As If Things Couldn't Get Any Better

I've been asked to cover the University of Central Florida college football for www.sportspagemagazine.com this season. I'll be attending all their home games, sitting in the press box and writing game articles for www.sportspagemagazine.com .

I went to my first UCF game this past Saturday and it was definitely a fun experience....which was made even better because I was able to sit in an air conditioned press box instead of in the 88 degree heat with the sun glaring down on me.

The article has gone for editing and should be up on www.sportspagemagazine.com in the next day or two. Once it's been edited and is up on the website....I'll be posting the link here.

I'm excited about this opportunity and what this could actually lead to. I'll keep you all posted.

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Does It Really Take A Man to Raise A Man???

That's a question I've heard a lot of people on talk radio sharing their opinions on over the last month or so. I must say that I'm shocked with what I've been hearing. It's been the overwhelming opinion of many people that it indeed DOES take a man to raise a man. I guess my personal experience is what causes me to greatly disagree with that opinion.

My brother and I were raised by our mother, by herself. My biological father (whom I've never actually met) decided he didn't want to be a husband or father anymore while my mother was pregnant with me and my brother was a few months from turning four years old. So in reality....what could he possibly teach me about being a man? What could he possibly teach me about raising and caring for a family? What could he possibly teach me about being a loyal and devoted husband?


He's not a man.....in any sense of the word. He's less than a man....he's a COWARD! There's no other way to put it! And that goes for any other man out there who has the mindset that raising a child is the woman's responsibility! As radio personality Charlamagne (@cthagod) says on Twitter.....UNLAME YOURSELF!!!

Most people who feel that it takes a man to raise a man are primarily speaking from the standpoint of being raised with a father in their home. So they're just speculating that it's absolutely necessary for a father to be in the home. I can tell you for one thing...with absolute certainty that it DOES NOT take a man to raise a man! Sure it's great to have a father or male influence in a young boys life to help raise him and teach him the difficult lessons....and that is ideal. But let's not say that it can't be done or that a boy raised by his mother alone won't be as tough or as strong as a boy raised with both parents at home.

I take my brother and myself as primary examples. There's not a single person in this world who can come at me or my brother and automatically assume that we were raised by our mother because we're soft or something. Don't get me wrong, neither of us are thugs or anything like that, but we aren't punks either. I've been in my fair share of fights as has my brother....and we've come out pretty much unscathed (for the most part - nothing to be proud of). We've always played sports (football, basketball, we even box)....but who did we learn all of that from? OUR MOTHER!!!

I don't know about every other mother in the world raising children by themselves....but my mother was determined to not raise a couple of punks or sissies but to raise MEN! And she did that. She took us outside and taught us how to throw a football by holding the laces....the proper way to tackle so that you don't hurt yourself, the right way to spread your fingers and snap your wrist when shooting a jump shot (like you're putting your hand right in the basket). She made the determination to learn as much as she could about sports when we were young....and talking to her father and brother's to figure out the best way to discipline boys isn't like disciplining girls.

She ran our house with an iron fist....the way a father would. She sacrificed a lot of herself to make sure that we didn't grow up soft or getting bullied in school. She taught us how to defend ourselves if someone started some drama with us....she put on the gloves with us and taught us how to throw a jab....and a 1/2 combination. If we acted up....or thought we were big enough that we didn't have to listen to her anymore....that got corrected real quick....usually with a slap to the head or a straight right to the chest.

Now some will say that's not the role a woman is supposed to occupy....and I agree wholeheartedly. But if a woman is put into that situation because some "man" decides he wants his freedom....what is she supposed to do? I thank my mother every single day that she decided to put her all into raising two MEN!!! And when the time presents itself that I can take care of her for all the hard work and personal sacrifice she did and made for us......I'm going to take full advantage of it.

So does it actually take a man to raise a man? Look at me.....in my opinion I think I turned out pretty good without one....but then again ask my absentee father if my mother raised a man or not? Chances are....he wouldn't even be able to answer.....because he's not a man himself!!!

Remember......You're Worth It!

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter

E-Book on the Way

I'm currently in the process of getting my new book "You're Worth it" ready to be published in an e-book format. I'm still working out the details, but once I have everything in place and it's available for purchase....I'll let everyone know!!!!!

Other than that, I'm eagerly anticipating my radio interview on www.artistfirst.com on Tuesday September 21 @ 8pm. We'll be discussing the new book, my inspiration for writing this book and my future endeavors.

Again, I invite everyone to come check me out on Tuesday, September 21 @ 8pm on www.artistfirst.com for my first live radio interview.

If you're having a hard time in your relationship or your relationship recently ended and are looking to get some sound advice from a completely neutral party....you can email me at knourworth@hotmail.com or you can find me on twitter at @JSmith2523.

Hope to hear from you soon.

J. Earl Smith
@JSmith2523 on Twitter