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Why Not Now? with Amy Jo Martin

You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? Amy Jo Martin, a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Personal Branding pioneer, created this show because she believes the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?". Each episode you'll hear from Amy Jo herself and a professional Why Notter - guests like Mark Cuban, Jessica Alba, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Billy Corgan and more - and learn how they answered the question then took action, so you can too.
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Nov 30, 2016
Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist. (The real kind.) She's also a pilot and an explorer who lives and breathes perseverance. She was rejected from a NASA program four times and then decided to give them a call and ask why. This Why Not Now? moment of bravery helped shape her story. Natalie has accomplished all of these things before the age of 30 and she's just getting started. Next goal? Becoming an astronaut.

 

Learn more about Natalie: https://thepanekroom.com/

Follow Natalie: https://www.instagram.com/nmpanek/

 

To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

 

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Buy Amy Jo’s Book: https://amyjomartin.shop/collections/frontpage/products/renegades

Nov 23, 2016
Jon M. Chu is a Hollywood director. You’ve likely seen some of his work on the big screen. He directed G.I. Joe Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2, Now You See Me 2 and many other blockbusters. In this episode, Jon talks about a profound moment in his childhood when he not only asked himself Why Not Now? but also sold the idea to his mom. It was a conversation that changed the whole trajectory of his life. Jon shares a time when he asked Steven Spielberg how he would know when he's a director. Steven's response has guided Jon since. As for Jon’s current Why not Now? - He had to do one thing to nudge him forward. This is something that applies to many of us. Once we pull this trigger, we’re off and we have momentum. Jon shares his secret that will help spark action toward your own Why Not Now?

Show Notes:

  • Jon shares a critical Why Not Now? moment he experienced in the middle of the night during high school.
  • Instead of writing papers in high school, Jon convinced his teachers to let him submit videos.
  • How Jon has navigated through moments of drought in the early days of his career.
  • The wisdom Steven Spielberg gave to Jon at a young age.
  • The impact growing up in Silicon Valley had on Jon's career as a director.
  • The role social media has played within the process of film making. Literally how Jon has used social media during the production of films.
  • The future of technology and film making.
  • What Jon would tell his younger self.

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Follow Jon: https://www.instagram.com/jonmchu/

 

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Why Not Now? Insta: http://www.instagram.com/whynotnow

 

Buy Amy Jo’s Book: https://amyjomartin.shop/collections/frontpage/products/renegades

 

Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Jen Welter is the first female NFL coach. She didn't ask permission or get an invite to be the first, she plowed her way through to making history. Literally. The 5'2" Jen Welter was also the first woman to play a "contact" position in a male dominant sport when she played on the Texas Revolution team. Her story about how she got the job coaching with the Arizona Cardinals is somethings we can all learn from. Someone has to be first. "Why Not Now? Why Not Me?" Oh, and Jen has her PhD in psychology. She's kind of a big deal.

Show Notes:

  • Jen shares her journey that led to a history-making Why Not Now? moment.
  • Tales from the time Jen became the first female to play contact position in men's professional football.
  • The role Jen's mentors played in helping her navigate through something that's never been done.
  • Who took a chance on Jen?
  • What was "locker room talk" sound like when she was a player and coach.
  • What advice Jen would give to someone who wanted to do something that hasn't been done.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Jen: https://www.jenwelter.com/

Follow Jen: https://www.instagram.com/welter47/

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Buy Amy Jo’s Book: https://amyjomartin.shop/collections/frontpage/products/renegades

Nov 9, 2016

Andy is the co-Founder and voice of the fast-growing mediation app that I use daily called Headspace. The former Buddhist monk who also has a degree in circus arts now has more than 10 million users listening to voice through guided meditation. Whether you've never meditated or you practice daily, I think you'll find Andy's approach refreshing, valuable and unmatched. He has a very real-life and innovative way of helping others become more mindful.

Show Notes:

  • Why Andy has an unexpected tough time with recalling a Why Not Now? moment.
  • We talk through the moment Andy decided he was going to move and train to become a Buddhist monk.
  • The correlation between minds wandering and unhappiness.
  • The impact meditation has on kids and the new Headspace for Kids offering
  • The difference between exercise and meditation.
  • The difference between praying and meditating.
  • What Andy would tell his younger self.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Andy: https://www.headspace.com/andy-puddicombe

Follow Andy: https://www.instagram.com/andypuddicombe/

 

To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

 

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Why Not Now? Insta: http://www.instagram.com/whynotnow

 

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Nov 2, 2016
Maureen Sherry spent 12 years on Wall Street and became the youngest Managing Director at one of the biggest investment firms in the world. She navigated through the mortgage crisis and frat party, bro-culture environment while being a mother, wife and sole breadwinner in her family. She has stories to tell. Reese Witherspoon has optioned Maureen's book, Opening Belle, and is making a movie out of the book. The story is equal parts fascinating, comical, inspiring and shocking. Reese will play Maureen on the big screen. This tale is a powerful tool in helping women progress in the workplace.
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Show Notes:

  • Maureen talks about spending 12 years on Wall Street as a young women navigating through a bro-culture.
  • Maureen's Why Not Now? moment and why she decided to leave Wall Street.
  • Advice for women.
  • Why Maureen didn’t sign non-disclosure when she left her investment firm.
  • How she keeps her mind healthy.
  • Something Maureen has been thinking about doing that would be the first of its kind.
  • What Maureen is reading right now.
  • What keeps Maureen up at night.

Book & Websites mentioned:

 

Learn more about Maureen: https://www.maureensherry.com/

Follow Maureen: https://www.instagram.com/maureensherrybooks/

 

To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

 

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Follow Amy Jo…

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyjomartin

Why Not Now? Insta: http://www.instagram.com/whynotnow

 

Buy Amy Jo’s Book: https://amyjomartin.shop/collections/frontpage/products/renegades

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