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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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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

Oprah calls her a hero. At age 19, Amy Purdy was given a 2% chance to live after being diagnosed with meningitis. Due to a lack of circulation, she lost her legs below the knees. After this life-altering experience, Amy, now 37, has gone on to become a Paralympian snowboard champion, ABC's Dancing With The Stars runner-up, author, speaker and co-founder of non-profit Adaptive Action Sports. Amy knows all about adversity and she's an icon for resilience. In this episode we discuss tangible tips and tools Amy uses when faced with challenging times.

  • Amy shares a Why Not Now? moment that changed her life.
  • How the scariest and most uncomfortable experiences end up being the most valuable.
  • Tactical steps Amy takes when she's faced with adversity.
  • After a recent serious health scare, Amy shares exactly what she did and said to herself in order to stay positive and push through.
  • How Amy keeps her mind healthy.
  • Something Amy has been thinking about and now she's asking herself, "Why Not Now?"
  • What is Amy reading?
  • What keeps Amy up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who's tougher in Amy's opinion?
  • What advice Amy would give to her younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

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

 

To learn more about the Renegade Accelerator, go to http://renegadeaccelerator.com

 

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

Apr 19, 2017

Liz Powers is the co-founder of ArtLifting, one of the most innovative companies out there (in my opinion). She's also a Forbes 30 Under 30 social entrepreneur. Her for profit, do-good and do-well, company helps homeless and disabled individuals sell their artwork so they can put a roof over their heads and access new opportunity. ArtLifting has built the solution to a problem into their product. Their economic model is the way of the future. Liz boot-strapped the company to six figures and now has investors like Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes. Liz has been featured on national TV programs like the TODAY show. Some of her clients include Google and Staples. And she's just getting started!

 

  • Liz shares a Why Not Now? moment that resulted in the launch of her company.
  • Liz talks through the difference between a non-profit and a for profit + for purpose (benefit corp) company.
  • The benefits of "do good and do well" double bottomline benefit corporations.
  • How Liz got her start, bootstrapping with $4k and zero outside funding for the first phase of the company.
  • Biggest challenges for benefit corporations.
  • The marketing upside for do good, do well companies.
  • Liz describes the qualities she admires in her mentor.
  • What is Liz reading?
  • What keeps Liz up at night?
  • What advice Liz would give to her younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

 

Learn more about Liz: https://www.artlifting.com/pages/team

 

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

 

To learn more about the Renegade Accelerator, go to http://renegadeaccelerator.com

 

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

 

Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whynotnowpodcast/

 

Follow Amy Jo…

FB: http://www.facebook.com/amyjomartin

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

Apr 12, 2017

IN-Q is a multi-platinum winning songwriter, National Slam Poetry champion and incredible spoken word performer. He's written songs for Disney, Selena Gomez and many other artists. In-Q, short for In Question, writes to entertain, inspire, and challenge his audiences to look deeper into the human experience and ask questions about themselves, their environment, and the world at large. Show Notes:

  • IN-Q shares a Why Not Now? moment that took place after losing a parent and it has changed each and every day since.
  • How In-Q uses geography and travel to serve his creativity.
  • IN-Q performs an impromptu spoken word piece that he's never shared before.
  • How IN-Q got his name.
  • How storytelling, using spoken word, can create empathy.
  • What IN-Q is reading and his all-time favorite book.
  • What keeps IN-Q up at night?
  • Pirates or ninjas, who's tougher according to IN-Q?
  • What advice IN-Q would give to his younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

 

Learn more about IN-Q: https://in-q.com/

 

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

 

To learn more about the Renegade Accelerator, go to http://renegadeaccelerator.com

 

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

 

Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whynotnowpodcast/

 

Follow Amy Jo…

FB: http://www.facebook.com/amyjomartin

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

Apr 5, 2017

Jim Kwik teaches people how to learn. He's a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. Jim had a brain injury when he was very young which caused learning disabilities and then he went on to become a master of the brain. His clients include Nike, Harvard, GE, Virgin and Singularity University. As the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning, Jim even taught me how to speed read! Show Notes:

  • Jim describes how a brain injury at age 5 eventually led to his most profound Why Not Now? moment.
  • We hear step-by-step exactly what happened the day Jim changed his life by asking himself Why Not Now?
  • We discuss the power of asking good questions.
  • Why after 25 years of intentionally not scaling his work, Jim is now evaluating ways to do so.
  • Jim's current Why Not Now? moment was sparked after a near-death experience.
  • How Jim keeps his mind healthy.
  • What is Jim reading right now? All-time favorite book?
  • What keeps Jim up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who's tougher according to Jim?
  • What advice Jim would give his younger self?

 

Learn more about Jim: https://jimkwik.com/

Follow Jim: https://www.instagram.com/jimkwik/

 

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

 

To learn more about the Renegade Accelerator, go to http://renegadeaccelerator.com

 

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

 

Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whynotnowpodcast/

 

Follow Amy Jo…

FB: http://www.facebook.com/amyjomartin

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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