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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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Jun 21, 2017

Rehan Choudhry is all things beautiful. He's the founder of A Beautiful Perspective and the Life Is Beautiful festival. As his good friend, I've witnessed him experience life's beautiful mess. He's seen some very high highs and very low lows over the past few years. We've been on a similar rollercoaster ride and both found ourselves no longer aligned with the "founder" seat we created. We discuss how he's navigating through life's beautiful mess both personally and professionally. He doesn't hold back. We hear the "fall 7 times and stand up 8" inspirational quotes but we don't talk about HOW to do this and WHAT made us fall. Rehan shares those details. I admire his fierce bravery. I'm proud to be along for the ride on his new venture, A Beautiful Perspective, which just launched. He's building a world-changing community by bridging the virtual world (media platform) and physical world (live events).

  • Rehan shares a messy Why Not Now? that involved leaving the successful company he founded and starting over from scratch.
  • Rehan dissects exactly how and when his ego took over and he lost sight of his original intentions with his first company.
  • We discuss situations where the founder of a company is no longer aligned with the company they built.
  • How to mobilize the social issue marches and protests into good, positive action that creates change.
  • We discuss the state of the music festival industry. How festivals originated and why they were started juxtaposed with where they are today. From Woodstock's youthful movement of activism to Coachella's Utopia environment lacking empowerment and taking action. Where does Rehan's new company fit in and what is he intending to re-create?
  • How a shift in media and live events can impact the horrendous teenage suicide percentages.
  • Rehan's first live event: The Emerge Music + Impact Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • How Rehan keeps his mind healthy.
  • Rehan's recent “Why Not Now?” moment.
  • What Rehan is reading right now and his all-time favorite book?
  • What keeps Rehan up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Rehan's opinion?
  • What advice Rehan would give to his younger self?

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Jun 14, 2017

Tom Jolly is responsible for overseeing The New York Times newspaper as the Associate Masthead Editor. He's witnessed a great deal of change over the past two decades at The Times. We talk about everything from the evolution of journalism to alternative facts, real-time fact checking and how to disconnect and keep your mind healthy. Tom led the committee charged with reorganizing the newsroom to separate print and digital production operations, served as Night Editor responsible for integrating the digital and print reports and held the Sports Editor helm for eight years.

  • Tom shares the Why Not Now? moment that helped transform The New York Times.
  • How some Why Not Now? moments are a slow build that brew under the surface before becoming an "ah-ha" moment.
  • Tom explains how journalism has evolved over the past decade and past year since as a result of the election season.
  • How does a gigantic organization like The New York Times remain agile and innovative in a time of real-time fact checking and news reporting?
  • Tom speaks to our society's blurred lines between entertainment and news.
  • Is the sky blue? We discuss the emerging trending topic of alternative facts & fake news.
  • How Tom keeps his mind healthy.
  • How does a leader at The New York Times actually disconnect in order to reset their mind?
  • Tom's recent “Why Not Now?” moment.
  • What Tom is reading right now and his all-time favorite book?
  • What keeps Tom up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Tom's opinion?
  • What advice Tom would give to his younger self?

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Jun 7, 2017

Siri is a former 2x World Champion and #1 ranked triathlete in the world. Yet this episode has nothing to do with swimming, biking, running or winning medals. Siri explains how athletics have helped her get out of her own head and learn to love herself. At age 23, she could barely swim and she entered a race and now realizes it stemmed from an intense hunger to be comfortable being alone with herself. Her ability to share her story and lessons so they're applicable to your life and mine is truly special. She's as real as it gets.

  • Siri shares the Why Not Now? moment that shaped her adult life.
  • Why Siri's journey has very little to do with triathlons.
  • Why we often confuse the need for external vs. internal changes to make us happy.
  • We discuss the concept of hunger and success. Can you train someone to have that intense drive? How do you unleash your own hunger?
  • What it means to live authentically according to Siri.
  • How Siri keeps her mind healthy.
  • Siri's recent "Why Not Now?" moment.
  • What Siri is reading right now and her all-time favorite book?
  • What keeps Siri up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Siri's opinion?
  • What advice Siri would give to her younger self?

 

Learn more about Siri: https://www.sirilindley.com/

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

 

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