(Ep. 6) Finding Success Outside Your Comfort Zone with Joe "Focus" Martinez

June 28, 2016

Joe Martinez is an editorial and portrait photographer living and working in New York City.  His clients include:

  • Adidas
  • The Navy Wounded Warrior Project
  • The Brooklyn Nets
  • Ronald McDonald House New York
  • Yahoo! Music
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joe also sings with the a cappella group The Lost Keys, was an American Idol contestant, and has been the featured vocalist on Motivational Millennial co-host, Blake Brandes's, hip-hop albums for the last decade.

Listen to the episode as Joe shares:

  • Joe’s favorite jam
  • The habit Joe employs to make sure he gets his day started right
  • The Maya Angelou quote that speaks deeply to Joe
  • Why self doubt hasn’t stopped him from sharing his work
  • Why everyone doesn’t have to like your work
  • The pivotal point where Joe almost moved back home to get back on his feet
  • How Joe was self-sabotaging with his thoughts
  • Ways building a community is important to Joe and how he does it through photography.
  • How the recession positively impacted millennials

Links and Resources:

Recommended Book:
10% Happier - Dan Harris

Connect with Joe:
Twitter - @joefocus
Instagram - JoeMartinez