“I am not afraid of failure I am afraid of succeeding at the things that don’t matter”
~ William Carey ~
Welcome to my blog, a home for unconventional people – people who want to challenge and redefine the status quo, discontent with mediocracy, and are looking to bring change and impact through their work. People who strive for a better tomorrow.
My name is Francisco A. Martinez and I am an ordinary man with an extraordinary dream. I am in the business of moving people. My mission is to inspire and empower you to take ownership of your life and work and play a note worth listening to.
My goal is simple: to teach you that you don’t have to quit the 9-5 to do meaningful work (you may have to), but that you can create, sell, lead in a way that matters and transforms. Your work can bring about a better tomorrow.
Imagine spending almost every waking moment thinking, writing, and studying the field of science and medicine? Writing research papers, glancing at test tubes, testing nutrition levels of mice infected with tapeworms, striving for perfection, organizing your 21 units of classes so you can work your business on the side, participating in all the medical trips you could, all in hopes of getting into medical school.
Now imagine yourself having medical school at your fingertips. To then “settling” for a sales job. Yes, from humble doctor to sleazy salesperson.
Could you imagine having to tell the entire community and your parent’s friends they told you would be a doctor, that you were no longer going to be a doctor? That you’ve settled for something less “meaningful”.
Worse, imagine having to tell your parents and all those people that labored for you and with you in your dream of becoming a doctor. Wouldn’t it feel as if you were telling people you are quitting on changing the world for the common good?
That was me. It sucked – at the moment. While I didn’t plan it that way, I’m glad it wasn’t up to me.
The reason that story feels – and felt – painful and dreadful was because we have a wrong view of our work.
We often feel the meaning of our life is determined by the type of work we do and the measure of our life is determined by the level of success we reach. We feel inferior because we are not doing the work we thought we were born to do or not doing what we love or because white collar jobs are superior to blue-collar work.
I want to help you see that your work can contribute to a better tomorrow.
I want to help you work better and do better work.
As the preacher in Ecclesiastes says “The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails (12:11).” Thus, I aim for a change in you and me – change for a better tomorrow. There is only one type of change, however, that transcends beyond this life and earth.
If you continue to read and choose to join me, I thank you in advance.
My Formal Introduction
Once on a mission to become a surgeon, I soon realized that titles did not make the man, but the man must make the most of his title, so I quit the path I spent most of my life in and traded it to help surgeons treat their patients better. I am an orthopedic technology consultant & clinical specialist for a billion-dollar, privately-held Orthopedic company. I am also an entrepreneur, amateur researcher, science geek, writer, ministry leader, and a student in the Faith Bible Church Training Center (church-based seminary and leadership program). I hold a degree in cellular & molecular biology and have 10 years of sales and management in the healthcare industry. Last, but definitely not least, I am a father to Eden Rae, Cozette Edith, and Ezra Jack; husband to the greatest reward in this fleeting life, Tawney; a follower of heaven’s greatest treasure, Jesus Christ.