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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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Mar 29, 2017

She's the woman behind Huffington Post, founder of Thrive Global and author of countless books. Arianna Huffington is one of the world's most powerful & influential women according to Forbes. In 2011, AOL acquired Huffington Post for $315 million and Arianna recently stepped down from the company to start a new company. Arianna shares the Why Not Now? moment when she decided to leave the company that bares her name. Show Notes:

  • Arianna's Why Not Now? moment happened immediately after she collapsed from exhaustion.
  • How we can change our perspective around accepting burnout as a necessary price of success.
  • The power of remembering that death is inevitable.
  • The data behind sleep, how technology gets in the way of our sleep and how we can change that.
  • Arianna explains how Silicon Valley's macho corporate culture must change & how it can change.
  • Twelve years ago, Arianna put citizen journalism on the map. What's next for the evolution of media?
  • How Arianna keeps her mind healthy.
  • Why Arianna left the Huffington Post - her recent Why Not Now? moment.
  • What is Arianna reading right now? All-time favorite book?
  • What keeps Arianna up at night?
  • What advice Arianna would give her younger self?
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Mar 21, 2017

An unexpected prompt caused Lane Wood to change nearly every aspect of his life in a matter of months. He came out as gay, moved, became healthy and transformed his outlook. Born in conservative Oklahoma and once a pastor at his church, Lane shares exactly how he navigated out of the closet.  Turns out, we are all in some sort of closet. Coming out is just a difficult conversation. A closet is no place to live. For anyone. Show Notes:

  • Lane's series of Why Not Now? moments that happened after an unexpected prompt.
  • The first time Lane told someone he was gay and the conversations that happened after.
  • How Lane learned to follow his one internal GPS one step at a time.
  • What else has changed in Lane's life?
  • How Lane keeps his mind healthy.
  • Lane's current Why Not Now?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who is tougher according to Lane?
  • What keeps Lane up at night?
  • What advice Lane would give to his younger self?
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To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

 

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Mar 14, 2017

He's one of the most accomplished sports business execs. Scott O'Neil is the CEO of the NHL's NJ Devils, NBA's Philadelphia 76'ers AND the Prudential Center. (Yes, all three at the same time.) He's spent time as the President of Madison Square Garden and SVP at the National Basketball Association. I met Scott while working in the NBA and I've always been drawn to his contagious energy and unique leadership style. In this episode, we discuss everything from leadership to company culture to the secret of life - just to name a few of many topics. Show Notes:

  • Scott's Why Not Now? moment happened when he left Madison Square Garden and added a new filter to how he evaluates opportunities on his career path.
  • How Scott continues to grow company revenue despite the team's performance on the court and/or ice.
  • Scott's unique formula for company culture. His goal is to create the greatest place to work in the world.
  • How Scott motivates his employees (the majority are millennials).
  • As a leader, Scott talks about how he manages standing up for what he believes while not falling down the slippery slope of the polarizing political rhetoric. He also shares how he empowers his staff to stand up for what they believe.
  • A large percentage of Scott's leadership team are women. Scott shares his approach to empowering women.
  • Scott shares his experience attending Harvard (also he has delivered a commencement speech!)
  • Tips for running a great meeting.
  • Scott reveals the secret to life. (NBD)
  • How Scott keeps his mind healthy.
  • Scott's current Why Not Now?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who is tougher according to Scott?
  • What keeps Scott up at night?
  • What advice Scott would give to his younger self?
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To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

 

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Mar 8, 2017

Erik Wahl redesigned his internal operating system in effort to live the American Dream instead of continuing to live the American Nightmare. Erik is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, TED speaker, No 1 bestselling author and creativity scientist. He's one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today. On stage, Erik's speed painting and audience engagement acts as a metaphor for innovation and risk. Show Notes:

  • Erik's Why Not Now? moment happened when he went to having “everything” financially to nothing financially. He talks about how he changed his operating system from scarcity to abundance.
  • Erik and his wife put a unique safety net in place before taking the big leap.
  • How Erik was able to draw upon his foundation of analytics and discipline when pursuing art.
  • The American Dream vs. The American Nightmare
  • Erik shares exactly what he does before he takes the stage to perform and how he learned to connect with his audience on an emotional level.
  • How Erik keeps his mind healthy.
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who is tougher according to Erik?
  • What keeps Erik up at night?
  • What advice Erik would give to his younger self?
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Learn more about Erik: http://www.theartofvision.com/

Follow Erik: https://www.instagram.com/erikwahl/

 

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

 

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Mar 1, 2017

Suzy Batiz is the founder of Poo-Pourri, a $300 million company. Her story is full of Resilience and resonance. She's navigated through two bankruptcies and now she says she does nothing to make money, yet she has a lot of money because it's a side effect. She's not ready to sell because she's still having fun. Show Notes:

  • Suzy’s Why Not Now? is to build her own personal brand. She talks about why she was resistant to build her personal brand. She has overcome her own insecurities and social conditioning. "Being humble doesn’t mean don’t let your light shine.”
  • Suzy’s gives specific advice to anyone who is ready to take a first step in starting a company, ready to walk the bridge between dreaming and doing.
  • How and what to pay attention to in order to decide if your entrepreneurial idea is right for you.
  • The science behind our internal GPS system also sometimes referred to as “intuition”. What cellular biologists have taught Suzy about the basic physics around resonance and constructive interference. Two energy waves that are on similar wave paths create more energy than they do apart is resonance.
  • Suzy talks about how the wildly successful Poo~Pourri has never had a business plan and why.
  • Suzy shares the Why Not Now? moments when she has turned down offers to sell her company.
  • Having been through bankruptcy twice, Suzy talks about what it’s like to rebuild and what kept her going.
  • Suzy tells us about the very moment Poo~Pourri was discovered as a solution for bathroom odor and the very next step that followed.
  • We discuss the difference in finding purpose in a company vs. purpose in a product. Two very different things. Suzy talks about her company’s Poo~mandments.
  • How Suzy keeps her mind healthy.
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who is tougher according to Suzy?
  • Suzy'a favorite book, what keeps her up at night and advice she'd give to her younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

 

Learn more about Suzy: https://suzybatiz.com/

 

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