First coffee, then 5AM call

I was recently invited to be a guest moderator for the 5AM Call. These are live calls that take place Monday through Saturday at 5AM EST.

Key word: live (ter·​ri·​fy·​ing).

Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash

Despite being waaaaaay out of my comfort zone, I truly enjoyed the experience and felt incredibly grateful for having this amazing opportunity to add value in a community of like-minded people that are fully committed to their growth.

You can listen and read along below:

Happy Thursday Everyone!

My name is Josybel Martinez and I’m calling from Miami, Florida.

Jen Sincero, the author of the “You Are a Badass” books says:

If you are serious about changing your life, you will find a way. If you are not, you will find an excuse.

I repeat:

If you are serious about changing your life, you will find a way. If you are not, you will find an excuse.

One thing that has worked for me in this journey to becoming the best version of myself, is the people I surround myself with. From family and friends who support my growth at all levels, to working with a Coach that holds me accountable and really pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Who is your tribe?
Who are the people you surround yourself with?
Who do you talk to everyday?
What conversations are you having?
Are those people moving you forward? Lifting you up?
Or… are those people holding you back, keeping you down?

Let’s try something here… stay with me…

If they are already open, I want to invite you to close your eyes (but please do not go back to sleep) I will know, trust me.

Ok… Close your eyes and think of a person in your life that you truly admire. This may be a boss, colleague, partner, parent, sibling, friend, neighbor, child, client, provider or any other person you know. There are no limitations to who this person may be, except that they are a great influence for you. Once you have selected this person, think about what you admire most about them.

When you get off this call, take a moment to write down those things you admire, make a list!

Then, start modeling those actions and behaviors that inspire you… so you can begin (or continue) transforming your life in a positive way.

Think about it! If you can develop the habits of a person that’s living the kind of life you want, you will begin to experience, express and manifest that kind of life.

Those are the people you need to surround yourself with!

Now, as you embark in this life-changing adventure, and start forming powerful tribes and start hanging out with kick-ass-inspiring people, you may also experience some losses along the way.

Sooooo, I’m going to read the fine print for you.

This is also from one of the “You are a Badass” books.


You cannot make this big change in your life and expect nothing around you to change, especially your relationships with other people. When you change who you are being, you will upset people, you will lose friends, and maybe even cause rifts with family members, so your desire to grow into who you’re meant to be must be firmly placed in the very front of your mind at all times — as must the specifics of the life you’re creating for yourself and the feelings associated with it, so you have the courage to stay the course.

Trust that you are meant to be awesome, in all aspects of your life: career, relationships, self. And please know that, while you may miss and still love the people you lose along the way, you will find new people who are at the same frequency you are now.

This 5AM community is a great example of that.

So, go be freaking awesome today and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thank you and goodbye!