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Welcome to Get Busy Living. I’m thrilled you’re here—because I have much I want to share with you.

I started this blog selfishly.  I was fielding as many as 30 calls per day as my unusual story spread like wildfire.  And each call required me to start from the beginning.  Now I tell people "If you still need to talk to me after reading this blog, I'm available." It has allowed me to manage my day better while still reaching out to those that are in need and are curious.  While the domain name for this blog is mycancerstory.rocks, my email address for all communications regarding this site has been changed to joe@mycancerstory.rocks   .

I am passionate about "Get Busy Living", and I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the content that I post. 

I had late stage small cell lung cancer that had metastasized through out my entire body and was told I only had a few months to live. From there, I found an unlikely pathway to "get busy living" instead of "get busy dying."

Let's meet in Zihuatanejo and celebrate :)

 

About

A brief bio

My name is Joe Tippens.  I was born in the late 50's, the baby of 6 siblings, to incredible parents who created an idyllic atmosphere in a small Oklahoma town.  Steeped in Agriculture and Education, we were taught self-sufficiency, work ethic and living and loving with integrity.  But most importantly, we were taught that positive thinking, prayer and laughter could get you through just about anything.

After getting a degree in Agriculture Economics and Accounting from Oklahoma State University (sorry Sooner fans we bleed Orange), I embarked on a very unlikely journey that would take me to Tulsa as a CPA (stands for Couldn't Pass Again) to founder/President of a Sports Marketing company to New York as a Venture Capitalist and Chairman of a Financial Technology company to Florida as a hedge fund/private equity fund Co-CEO.....back to Oklahoma where I help family owned businesses to achieve maximum exit values as well as representing firms in Europe related to US Capital Markets cross-border transactions.

I AM BLESSED WITH THE MOST AMAZING FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT COLLECTIVELY MAKE UP MY PRAYER POSSE.  A HUGE THANK YOU AND SHOUT-OUT GOES OUT TO THOSE WHO GUIDED ME THROUGH THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES.

My life changed forever when cancer took over my body.  

The purpose of this blog is to tell the story of how, so far, I've managed to kick a deadly cancer's butt

DUE TO THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS ONLINE SOFTWARE, I WAS FORCED TO PRESENT THIS AS ONE "RUN-ON" BLOG POST SO THAT MOBILE DEVICES CAB BE EASILY USED.

DISCLAIMER:  I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A SCIENTIST, BUT SIMPLY SOMEONE WHO HAS A VERY UNUSUAL STORY TO TELL.  I AM NOT PRESCRIBING ANY MEDICINE OR SUPPLEMENTS HERE.  IF ANYONE CHOOSES TO FOLLOW THE REGIMEN I CHOSE, THAT IS OBVIOUSLY THEIR CHOICE AND I AM HAPPY FOR THEM. CONVERSELY, IF SOMEONE CHOOSES TO NOT BELIEVE IN WHAT I POST HERE, I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT AS I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE STORY IF I HADN'T LIVED IT

I am sorry I had to eliminate my phone number and email from the blog.  If you need to talk to me or have questions, shoot me a message in the message section at the end of this blog.  This IS NOT a for profit endeavor, so customer services is what we have available daily

 

June 20, 2018

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