We had the good fortune of connecting with Joselyn Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joselyn, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor in the success of my brand is my determination. I do not quit when I face obstacles. Instead, I get creative and find a solution.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a lifestyle and online business designer. I help modern entrepreneurs develop the confidence and mindset to create a profitable business using their brain power and creativity.

My life journey took me to understand that no matter what dysfunctional systems of society we have endured or believed, we have the power to create a life we love living.

I was a pre law student at NYU and I wanted to become a lawyer for a very personal reason. Having lost my dad to violence was the worst experience of my life and I was only nine. I wanted to make sure I found the murderer and bring him to justice. I also felt I had to learn about the laws to make it happen.

Later on, I decided that I had a right to be happy and to follow any dreams I had and that the decision should not be based on a circumstance only.

I decided to follow my dreams of the performing arts and joined the actors’ union. It was so exciting for me to book commercials and be able to graduate college as well. A college my guidance counselor told me I should not consider because it was “way up there,” and that it was too expensive anyway, including the application fee.

After many years of waiting for justice to miraculously happen for my dad, I decided to take it upon myself to do so as I told myself when I was nine.

In 2013, I was able to locate the murderer using background checks and information I had received from the police department. The murder was found and brought to justice. The story is much longer but it was so amazing to me. After 26 years, I did it and no one could tell me I couldn’t do it anymore, including myself.

This was also due to the help I got from reaching the book I previously shouted out. It made me realize I was holding on to something that was pending and torn between letting it go and moving on. I decide to at least give it a really good try and if it didn’t work out then I would know that I did all I could.

After having accomplish that feat, I was left feeling lost and confused on what had happened through the years. I went to therapy to pick myself up again and that is when I began to feel my creative juices come alive again. I began using social media and was fascinated by what available for entrepreneurs to create a business without a storefront.

After managing a few accounts I knew I was destined for something else and I created an inspiring lifestyle brand where I also help women navigate the distractions of modern day life to focus, prioritize and reach their goals.

I’m different because I understand that the same tools out there to help our modern businesses are also the leading distractions.

Fascinated also by my ability to pick myself up after thinking the world wasn’t as bright as it had sometimes been, I signed up to learn about neuroscience and was recently certified as a neuro coach with a specialty in neuroentrepreneurship.

It is really important to understand our brains so that we can deal with the ups and downs of business. It also helps me with the current marketing techniques where video is so important. My background in performing arts and neuro is a great combination. I get it. It’s difficult to be in front of a camera sometimes but we can practice and make it happen.

I’d love the world to know about my brand is that it prides itself in authenticity. That my story is one of perseverance, determination, love and honor as so many of their own.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m such a New Yorker and because I am, I’ve yet to visit the Edge building! I’d go there so I can knock that out for myself too. I love the view of New York City. It symbolizes so many things in one. Then we’d have food in one of the new restaurants at Hudson Yards so that we can get inspiring views there as well.

A botanical Garden visit in the Bronx. It’s such a beautiful place. Their Orchid Shows are amazing.
We’d go have food at my favorite restaurant, Manolo Tapas in Washington Heights. Their new post covid outdoor seating is pretty amazing.

We can hang out at my mom’s place and have really good Dominican food with wine and go up to the terrace to for a picnic.

Then we can visit around my apt and go to Van Cortlandt Park. A picnic would be great there too along with a visit to the Van Cortlandt mansion. It is the oldest house in the Bronx. While we are in the neighborhood a visit to Wave Hill would be breathtaking too. I can’t believe I lived here for years before I learned of the public garden. Sometimes bands go play and we can sit outside with a view of the Palisades on a beautiful day.

The High line and Hudson Yards area is all super cool to visit. There is also a walk by the West River where we can visit some restaurants too.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the village because of the pandemic so going into a small tapas place would be refreshing.

It would be great to go to a boat ride on the Hudson, maybe a sailing with wine sort of trip.

My mind is playing tricks on me, as so much of NYC has shut down due to covid.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The most influential book in my personal development journey is titled, Coach Yourself to Success by Talane Miedaner. My co-worker/friend and I visited Barnes and Noble searching for a book that would help us with reaching success. We both felt we didn’t have the necessary guidance and we picked up the last two copies of the book from the bookshelf.

It’s amazing to see how much we can accomplish when we give ourselves the time to look within and take action.

My mom deserves credit too for persevering through the loss of my dad in the best way she could.

Website: https://www.joselynmartinez.com

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Image Credits
Robert Vasquez

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