I am hearing this trend among successful people; this point of working with people you get along with. This is actually contrary to the principal of "you don't have to like them to work with them." Working with someone you like or respect gives you that inspiration that you need to take your brand to the next level. Pushing a boulder up hill will eventually cause fatigue. I want to work with people that are willing to elevate with me; not be constantly combative and counter productive. What do you think? Would love to hear from you.
James C. Ellerbe was born, and currently lives, in New Jersey with his wife. He graduated from Hackensack High School and Gibbs College (formerly in Livingston, New Jersey) with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Administration.
He has appeared on a BET’s "Buy The Book" and a non-taped edition of the world-renowned "Showtime at the Apollo" showcase in which he and other poets helped promote the first spoken-word event at a venue called "Poetic Battles." He represented New Jersey’s team for this event. He also performed at the Kola Note (Site of Montreal, Canada’s Jazz festival), Elizabeth High School, Rutgers University, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Sarah Lawrence College, and appeared on WLIB Radio NYC.
Recently, James was also a finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Award for Poet of the Year, and featured author at the BCCLS BooksNJ 2015 and 2017 Book Festivals at Paramus Library in Paramus, NJ. He also wrote and co-produced his three-act play, "A Dream Preserved." "Beyond the Event Horizon" is his first book of poetry published in April 2015 by Let It Flow Publishing, and "Pulsar" is his first spoken word album released by Not Enough Words LLC on April 2018.