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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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May 31, 2017

Co-founder of Tory Burch LLC, founder & CEO Burch Creative Capital, a private investment company. Chris has also partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to create her ED by Ellen fashion and home goods brand. He's is a creative wizard. Now a billionaire, Chris shares his life-long entrepreneurial journey and some advice for people who pitch him their ideas. We talk about his areas of focus for future investments and industries that have caught his eye.

  • Chris shares a Why Not Now? moment that shaped his career.
  • Why Chris views fear as a positive thing when evaluating entrepreneurs.
  • How getting straight F's in grade school and listening to talk radio at night led to his current path.
  • The very beginning of Tory Burch LLC.
  • Pet peeves Chris has for people who are pitching him to invest in their companies.
  • What it's like to collaborate with Ellen DeGeneres.
  • How Chris keeps his mind healthy.
  • Something Chris has been thinking about and now he's asking himself, “Why Not Now?”
  • What Chris is listening to right now.
  • What keeps Chris up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Chris's opinion?
  • What advice Chris would give to his younger self.

 

Follow Chris: https://www.instagram.com/jchristopherburch/

 

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May 23, 2017

Mental health and suicide. Topics we rarely discuss. I share a personal story, a unique clip of Chris Cornell sharing his thoughts on the topic and the most powerful Why Not Now? conversation I have heard yet by Billy Corgan which saved his life. Why Not reach out if we need help working through something? Why Not reach out if we notice someone could use our help working through something? Why Not change the stigma?

There's a specific application of this topic for entrepreneurs. Our society has encouraged us to take the leap as entrepreneurs. And we have. The idea of launching a start-up has been romanticized. Rightfully so, in many cases. The freedom to design your own day and determine the fate of your own business is enlightening. Here’s the secret that we never tend to talk about though: the ups, the downs, the stress, the lack of sleep and the weight of the world on your shoulders can easily leave you lonely. The freedom we have as business owners can leave us comfortless. Speaking from experience, there have been times when the entrepreneurial road is quite dark and desolate. Here's my letter to Entrepreneurs.

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May 17, 2017

Suzy Welch is a co-founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute, Today Show contributor, New York Times best-selling author of three books and she's on the board of the National Humane Society of the United States. Busy! Suzy talks about how most of her Why Not Now? decisions have been made in tandem with her husband Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. 

Show Notes:

  • Suzy shares how a big business decision was sparked from a personal Why Not Now? moment.
  • How Suzy keeps her mind healthy.
  • Suzy talks about a future Why Not Now? idea that involves going into business with her daughter.
  • The criteria Suzy and Jack Welch use for making business decisions.
  • How fear and confusion are often due to a of lack of organizing principals.
  • What is Suzy reading?
  • What keeps Suzy up at night?
  • What advice Suzy would give to her younger self.
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May 10, 2017

Danielle LaPorte is a No BS kinda gal. That's why I dig her. Through tough love, wit, comedy and compassion, Danielle helps you help yourself. Americans spend $11 Billion a year on the pursuit of happiness. Danielle and I talk through how you can decide for yourself exactly what's needed in your life. She's a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur and Renegade.

Show Notes:

  • Danielle shares how and why she lives a life full of Why Notting. So much so that sometimes she has to say to herself, "Why Not wait?" on certain ideas.
  • The question Danielle immediately asks herself after Why Not Now? WHEN? She gives the idea a birthdate.
  • How to conduct a self-help audit. Do you really need that new book or to hire that person to tell you what you think?
  • How Danielle and Stephen Colbert are a lot alike.
  • I apply 'business speak' to Danielle's esoteric philosophies.
  • What questions to ask yourself if you're tired of grasping, chasing, clinging, grinding and living on the edge.
  • Danielle attended a meeting at the White House and smuggled ____ into her bra. (How's that for a teaser!?)
  • How Danielle keeps her mind healthy.
  • What is Danielle reading?
  • What keeps Danielle up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Danielle's opinion?
  • What advice Danielle would give to her younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

 

Learn more about Danielle: https://www.daniellelaporte.com/

 

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May 2, 2017

More than 27% of the internet is powered by Matt Mullenweg's creation. Matt is the Founder and CEO of Automatic, the parent company of Wordpress. At age 33, he's a tech powerhouse yet he remains humble and willing to share his learnings along his journey. In this episode Matt shares takeaways from growing his company, tips on when to consider raising money and the filters questions he uses when making various business decisions.

  • Matt shares a Why Not Now? moment that became a defining point in the growth of his company.
  • What questions to ask yourself if you're considering fundraising for your company and taking on investors.
  • How Matt chooses his business partners.
  • Matt shares something he does in effort to lead a more efficient and effective day.
  • How Matt keeps his mind healthy.
  • What is Matt reading?
  • What keeps Matt up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Matt's opinion?
  • What advice Matt would give to his younger self.
Books & Reference Links:

 

Learn more about Matt: https://ma.tt/

 

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

 

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

May 1, 2017

We're sending one Why Not Now? podcast listener to Brazil for an opportunity of a lifetime! The scholarship recipient will receive travel and tuition for this immersive experience that will enable you to make that idea you've been thinking about a reality. More info here: http://amyjomartin.com/scholarship/

 

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

 

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

 

Follow Amy Jo…

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

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

 

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