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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, 2018
Apr 24, 2018
Emily Costopoulos green lights her Why Not Now? idea of starting a podcast during this episode. We talk through each step and all of her questions. She’s an engineer by day and at night and on the weekends she explores her creative expression through her side hustles which include photography, typography and now podcasting. When I learned she was thinking about starting a podcast I asked her to come on the show and talk it through with me because I often get questions about podcasting. I hear from listeners who are considering starting their own podcast and they have many questions. From how to get started, to what’s involved in producing a podcast, what makes a good podcast, what’s needed from an equipment standpoint and everything in between. We talk through all of these questions.
 
And if podcasting isn’t something you’re specifically interested in, no worries - this episode is still valuable (in my humble opinion) because the steps we walk through in this episode can be applied to nearly anything you’ve been thinking about doing. Emily is someone who does love her day job but she's also seeking more. She is sampling various side hustles and experimenting with other areas she’s interested in. She shares how she finds the time to do this, how she evaluates what she’s going to try as new side hustles and how she decides if she will continue it or not. Also I created a guide, a bit of a cheat sheet for how to start a podcast, what to think about and and what’s needed. You can download the guide at AmyJoMartin.com/WhyNotNowPodcast
 
Follow Emily Costopoulos on Instagram, her personal website and her podcast website: StandToServe.com
 

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Apr 18, 2018
The Journey of "Trying" to Start a Family & An Exposé on Fertility: If you’re like me and your "Why Not Now?" is to start a family or if you’re trying to decide when would be the best time, this episode can provide powerful information to you. Ellen Gustafson and I take a critical look at the topic of fertility, the current state of the industry, the science and research that’s been done, and hasn’t been done, and the powerful (and sometimes misleading conversations) around fertility. 
 
Personally, this isn’t something I’ve talked about before but after my experience over the past few years and listening to many other’s like my friend Ellen Gustafson, who’s shares her mind-boggling story in this episode, I thought it would be helpful. As I approach 39 years old, I've had two miscarriages and this conversation is very timely. 
 
Ellen, who you’ll hear from, has an unprecedented experience over the course of four years that’s so hard to believe it feels like a movie script. One of my biggest takeaways is that Ellen realized her doctors simply didn’t know enough so she and her mother (who wrote hand written letters to any physicians they thought could help) took things into their own hands and uncovered answers that some of the best fertility doctors in the world hadn’t been able to find. 
 
If you were to go online right now and start googling certain questions relative to fertility, you will find mixed answers and mixed signals from credible sources who have done scientific research! Also, we have the conversation around women choosing their careers or motherhood.
 
As the New York Times has reported: When women have their first child between age 25 and 35, their pay never recovers, relative to that of their husbands. Yet women who have their first baby either before 25 or after 35 — before their careers get started or once they’re established — eventually close the pay gap with their husbands. Age 25-35 prime career building years and also the time when most women want to have children. This leaves many questions and complexities.
 
For me, this episode is another Why Not Now? And that’s Why Not Now? open up a little more and share a glimpse into areas of my life that I haven’t shared before. I asked myself, what’s the worst thing that can happen and I couldn’t come up with a strong enough answer to not share. If this episode helps one person or couple, then it’s worth it.
 
About Ellen Gustafson: She’s the Co-Director of the Summit Institute, co-founder of FEED, co-founder of Food Tank and author of “We the Eaters”. She’s currently working on her second book, “Trying”.  She’s a proud Navy wife and equally proud mom.
 
Follow Ellen through her next book's website, (Trying), Instagram & LinkedIn 
 

Follow Ellen: https://www.instagram.com/ellengustafson1/

 

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Apr 10, 2018
After spending more than $100k on rent over the course of just a few years, Why Not Now? listener, Jessica Sears, decided to take matters into her own hands and build a tiny home. In this episode she shares exactly the moment she decided to take action, what she did first and how the new lifestyle came to be. She put a downpayment on the construction before she even had land for the tiny home. Jessica shares a few key decisions that she made in order to follow through with her dream.
 

Follow Jessica: https://www.instagram.com/bold_llc/

 

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

 

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Apr 3, 2018
After 75 episodes of interviewing some of the most successful and highly-effective Renegades in the world, I've identified 5 tactical things most Renegades do when navigating between idea and action, dreaming and doing. I share these 5 Renegade Rules in this episode. Consider this the cliff notes from 75 episodes, packaged into 30 minutes! These are the tangible, tactical tips you can use to tackle your own Why Not Now? idea.
 

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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