I’m Jose!
Welcome to
my journey.

2x Cancer Survivor, Digital Marketer, Yankees Fan, Blogging my entrepreneurial journey! winklaughing

Cancer Journey

Marketing Insights

Business

The Road to Emory

The Road to Emory

It’s so surreal to think that I am about to spend 30 days in a hospital. I’ve never in my life spent that much time consecutively at a hospital, a matter of fact I never spent any time in a hospital until this cancer diagnosis. This last round of chemo was a bit...

The cancer is back
The Cancer is Back!

The Cancer is Back!

The mindset one needs to fight cancer is an exhausting one, especially when your cancer comes back one month after ending six months of treatment. My outlook was to spend time regaining my strength and recovering from the side effects caused by the chemo...

Teacher, Consultant, Self-educator, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer

My professional career started at a young age, 17 to be exact, I began my professional career as an Assistant Teacher for the Board of Education in New York city. I spent 5 years in this special program which really taught me to be the professional that I am today.

During this time, I embarked on my first side hustle which was a computer consulting business. I had learned to build and repair computers during an internship at a Queens computer store. This was in the early 90’s when no one really had computers in their homes or even in their offices. It was a great time to be in this industry.

As the years went by, I also began to get into graphic and web design which led me to working with several small businesses. I helped with advertising campaigns, post card mailers, website builds, and as technology shifted video and video editing and of course social media.

The key to surviving during this time of change was by learning how to always remain a student. I learned the power of self-education, places like Barnes and Nobles had become my friend and the Internet taught me that I could learn almost anything on my own without having to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in educational loans.

Business owners also played a part in my business growth. Many of them became mentors who taught me the truths and struggles of business that aren’t taught in business schools.

Over the last 10 years I have been in the digital marketing space working alongside many business owners in developing web strategies to help them shift their traditional marketing to more of an online marketing strategy. But, of course, like many of you I got hit with the pandemic and all the marketing shifts that we all are still adjusting to and on top of that I had my own personal battle with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

My journey now continues, as I continue to work towards helping businesses and professionals build a successful online presence and spend time developing programs that can help families that are in need and/or fighting cancer.

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
– Anthony Robbins

My Main Business

I’m thrilled to share that Live Like Locals has become my main focus these days. This platform allows me to connect with people and help others achieve the success they’ve been striving for in both business and life. It’s all about fostering genuine connections within communities, not just online, but in person too. We do this through fun public events, markets, and networking gatherings.

A key part of Live Like Locals is building teams. We have an incredible group of hosts and influencers who are passionate about community engagement and growing their own platforms. They inspire and connect with the community in meaningful ways.

We also collaborate with community partners—businesses and non-profit organizations that excel in community outreach. Together, we share and support each other’s missions, creating a powerful network of local impact.

Additionally, we’re expanding our local media presence across various platforms to connect with the community online in entertaining and engaging ways.

I invite you to discover more about how we’re using Live Like Locals in Savannah and Jacksonville. If you’re in these areas, consider becoming a host, influencer, or community partner. Let’s connect and make a difference together!

Discover My Other Projects

My Design & Printing Site

It’s my online platform for design and printing for those who want custom design print service on items such as brochures, rack cards, banners, posters and much more. Let me know what your design and printing needs are and we’ll make it happen.

Caregiver's Guide to Cancer

We‘re sharing our journey as a cancer patient and a caregiver through a podcast. You‘ll hear how we navigated the process, what we wish we knew, what we learned and we‘re sharing stories and tips from other patients and caregivers.

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Exciting News to Share

Besides talking about my cancer journey, I want to share with you programs that I am working on that will help others in business, patients and caregivers with cancer and even young adult with education. I've realized that I need to #LIVELIFE different and really work on things that have more of an impact, so I invite you to join me on my journey. 

 

I'm so excited that you have chosen to join me on my journey.