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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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Dec 26, 2020

2020 has brought more challenges than any of us could have imagined. As we prepare to move into 2021, let’s not forget what we’ve overcome in 2020 and what we are still working toward. Leverage that adversity to learn and grow in the new year.

2020 brought some amazing guests to Why Not Now? In this episode, Amy Jo revisits her conversations with Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion Soccer Player Lauren Holiday, Entrepreneurs, TV Stars, Authors and former WWE Champions, Nikki and Brie Bella, and Author, Speaker and one of the top leadership experts in the world, John Maxwell.

These interviews will inspire you as you move into the new year. 

Happy Holidays! Join us next week for Best of 2020 Part 2.

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Dec 19, 2020

Jason Mraz joins us on the show this week. You know him as a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter. But what you may not know is that he's also a passionate farmer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

 

In this episode, Jason talks to Amy Jo about music's power to harmonize humanity in a time where many of us feel divided. 

 

Jason and Amy Jo also discuss his Why Not Now? moment that took him from Farmville, Virginia to sunny California. After visiting the west coast for the first time, he knew he had to go back. So unsure of the road ahead, Jason dropped out of college, packed his car, and set off on a new adventure in California. This move was life-changing for Jason and crucial for his musical career dreams to come true. 

 

Jason shares how he’s developed his craft of storytelling, not only in music, but in all facets of his life and work. He talks about how he began Mraz Family Farm, growing avocado, coffee, and fresh fruit. Jason tells Amy Jo that sharing his farm's story has helped make connections locally and globally.

 

He discusses the importance of taking time for yourself to recover & regenerate your energy so you’re ready to tackle large tasks. His time management tip? Make weekly dates with yourself to practice your craft.

 

You’ll also get to hear how Jason brought together his three passions: music, farming, and his charity foundation. He shares how he worked with each team, creating a vision statement that wove through the fabric of each business to bring them together. 

 

Learn more about Jason: https://jasonmraz.com/

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Dec 12, 2020

Get to know the REAL person behind the personality. Matthew McConaughey has depth and he shares things in this episode that we’ve never heard before. We all know him from the big screen, but this wide-ranging conversation takes unexpected turns. He also shares a glimpse behind the scenes. You’ll hear the Matthew behind the Matthew McConaughey.

 

Matthew is an Academy Award winning Actor, Producer and College Professor. He shares amazing stories, tactical insights and lessons. This conversation goes from comical to philosophical to heartwarming to hilarious. Matthew’s 10 year old daughter, Vida, even makes a cameo to give her Dad some constructive criticism, which is classic and unmatched! Advice every parent needs to hear.

 

Matthew and Amy Jo also discuss his new book “Greenlights”. He talks about what his future might hold and gives us a glimpse into what he sees for himself. Matthew shares how he sees the current role that he's playing being the ultimate script and the only character he wants to play at the moment. There is a lesson in that for all of us.

 

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Dec 5, 2020

Tony Hsieh was my visionary friend, mentor and investor. He continues to be one of my greatest teachers. He’s a constant voice in my head and grin in my heart. In this episode, Tony shares his wisdom, which is pulled from our previous conversation on the show. I also share some of my greatest lessons and favorite memories. He passed away on November 27th.

 

Tony sold his first company to Microsoft at age 24 for $265 million. He then went on to sell Zappos to Amazon for $1.2 Billion in 2009. Yet those weren’t his biggest wins to date, in my opinion. His most notable successes, which we discuss in the show, has nothing to do with money.

 

Tony delivered happiness as his main gig but he also delivered dreams as a side hustle. Moonlighter. He believed in me before I learned to believe in myself. 

 

Tony goes big. He did this at scale with many beneficiary-mentees. Many of which have become very good friends of mine over time. He was an open-source style kind of guy. Sharing was his thing. Tony collected friends and experiences, not things. He’s the shoe dude who could care less about shoes, it was all about the delivery.

 

We lost a visionary. He will be deeply missed, remembered and celebrated. RIP Tony Hsieh 1973 - 2020.

 

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Nov 28, 2020

Jessica Yellin is the former White House Correspondent for CNN & the founder of News Not Noise; a fresh voice in media that provides daily news reports on Instagram.

 

In this episode, Jessica and Amy Jo talk about the transition from reporting on CNN, having the lights, cameras and broadcast team behind her, to stepping out on her own in her back yard with only herself and her phone.

 

Jessica shares how she navigated worry & imposter syndrome when she started broadcasting alone and how a friend helped her find her voice by simply just starting to talk to her following.

 

Jessica also discusses how she’s learned to listen to her intuition with discernment so she can tell when she’s actually going with gut instinct versus listening to fear and uncertainty. You’ll also learn what she does to grow and invest in herself.

 

 

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Nov 21, 2020

Annie Duke is an Author, Speaker, Decision Strategist and former World Champion Poker Professional.

 

In this episode, Annie and Amy Jo dive deep into decision making. Do you have a Why Not Now? idea in the back of your mind and you’re thinking “when X happens, THEN I can move forward”? Annie has been there. She shares valuable advice and tactics you can use to navigate that scenario today.

 

You’ll also learn about making quick decisions and slow decisions. Annie gives examples on the types of decisions you should be making quickly and those to take more time with, so you can save time and energy.

 

Annie also discusses the roll of intuition in decision making and where she believes your intuition should (and should not) fall into place in the decision making process.

 

Annie's new book is called "How To Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices".

 

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Nov 14, 2020

Greg McKeown is the New York Times Bestselling Author of "Essentialism" & this episode is essential listening for these frantic times we live in.

Greg talks through essentialism vs non-essentialism & how if you don't prioritize your life someone else will. He also discusses the value of consistency, asks if you can answer the question “What’s important right now?” & what to do if you can’t, why we can multitask but not multi-focus, how to get more time in your day, the true test of essentialism & more.

 

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Nov 7, 2020

Jen Wong is the Chief Operating Officer at Reddit. In case you didn’t know, Reddit is an online network of communities, with over 430+ million average monthly active users. In short, Reddit is a big deal. 


In this episode, Jen and Amy Jo discuss the professional and personal decisions Jen made on her path to becoming COO of Reddit, which involved, among other things, making regular commutes from New York to San Francisco while raising her son.


Jen also shares her unique approach to problem solving and decision making. You’ll hear her thoughts on how to decide when to step back and let things play out and when you need to step in.


She also talks about the importance of diversity in the workplace & gives insight to what the future will look like for companies who choose to cultivate a more diverse work environment versus those who don’t.

 

Learn more about Jen here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-l-wong-425414

 

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Oct 31, 2020

Jeff Sutherland is one of the founders of Scrum & is an efficiency & productivity legend. In simple terms, Scrum is a framework that helps people work together. 

 

In this episode, Jeff & Amy Jo discuss the specifics about Scrum, from how it was developed to what you need to do in order to adopt these proven methods regardless of your situation, whether you’re working on a team, as an individual, or even with your family. 

 

Jeff also shares stories from his time at West Point Military Academy, from his first day experience to developing a championship Ski team. 

 

If you’re finding yourself in situations where you’re constantly running late or finding that work projects are always running behind, this conversation can help you out in more ways than one. 

 

Learn more about Jeff & Scrum: https://www.scruminc.com/about-us/

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Oct 29, 2020

If you missed out on Amy Jo’s live Masterclass sessions, you’re in luck! We wanted to bring you a special extra episode this week and share one of the Masterclasses in podcast form.

The Renegade Roadmap for Humanizing & Monetizing Your Personal Brand Masterclass is packed full of valuable information to help you grow your brand online. You’ll bust the myths that are holding you back from building your personal brand, learn Amy Jo’s 5 Stops towards personal branding success and much more.

You’ll also be introduced to Amy Jo’s brand new online course “Humanize to Monetize.”

 

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Oct 26, 2020

Nikki Brafman creates abundant miracles. She is a Human Design Reader, Business Coach and Mom.

In this episode, Nikki shares her personality tool, so before you listen go to https://www.nikkibrafman.com/chart and get your Energy Type. It takes less than a minute. Then come back and listen along as Nikki dives into the different Energy Types found in Human Design. Learning about your Energy Type will help give insight into how you’re wired and help you learn how to align your day with that energy to ensure you’re living in your most optimized form.

Nikki also shares how she was able to come to the realization that it’s totally safe to show up as yourself and be authentic online. This realization led to her powerful shifts in impact and income.

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Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Meredith Provost is a minivan-driving mom and fertility doctor who started sharing her voice online this year. She had no social media footprint when she became a Renegade student.

 

Fast-forward and she goes viral on TikTok. Meredith shares step-by-step how this happened and how she started owning her voice. Her message resonated because she showed up consistently and shared a message that’s important to her.

 

When you are unapologetically true to yourself, your tribe will find you. Going viral on TikTok is not the point here. That’s just a side-effect. Meredith talks about her goal, how she measures success and how she’s still figuring out exactly what “conversion” looks like for her. With action comes clarity.

 

It’s not every day you see physicians humanizing themselves on social media. This conversation with Meredith is wide-ranging. We talk about how she got her start and how staying true to herself has led her to a career that could have looked much differently.

 

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Oct 14, 2020

This week's guest is Ksenia Avdulova. Ksenia is a speaker, educator, founder of Breakfast Criminals and host of the Woke & Wired Podcast.

In this episode, Amy Jo Martin and Ksenia discuss how to take action by trusting your intuition even when it may not make sense. Ksenia also shares how she stays in alignment with herself while setting goals and seeing them through.

 

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Oct 10, 2020

Imagine having a baby, moving cities, going through a divorce, and starting a new business that generated 6 figures all in ONE year. Life Coach and this week's guest, Jules Webber did just that.

 

In this episode, Jules and Amy Jo discuss how Jules navigated those crazy twelve months. It started just after her divorce when she realized she was approaching an “all or nothing” moment. She decided to bet on herself and go all in on the career she’d been dreaming of. 

 

In the first month, Jules set a goal of making just enough money to pay the bills. Within 8 months she was making 6 figures.

 

Through all of this Jules made sure to stay focused on being a mother and taking care of herself as well. She shares how she was able to find value in herself as well as the steps she took to monetize that value.

 

Jules is a Renegade Brand Bootcamp alumni. She talks about the impact the bootcamp had on not only her business but how it helped grow her confidence as an entrepreneur.

 

If you’re finding yourself in a place where you’re afraid to bet on yourself, listening to Jules’s story just might give you the confidence to go all in. 

 

Learn more about Jules: https://www.juleswebber.com/
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Oct 8, 2020

Glennon Doyle is the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Untamed" & "Love Warrior". She is also the Founder & President of Together Rising.

Amy Jo & Glennon dive deep into her incredible story from struggling with addiction to her path to sobriety. Glennon discusses how she learned to shape the pain she endured into acts of service. Glennon also shares how watching a cheetah named Tabitha chase a little stuffed pink bunny became a life-changing metaphor to help her unleash the untamed wild within.

 

Follow Glennon: https://www.instagram.com/glennondoyle/

 

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Oct 7, 2020

Talia Pollock is an author and the founder of Party In My Plants.

 

In this episode, Talia and Amy Jo talk through Talia’s Why Not Now? Moment that came when she realized she was being recognized as “The Party In My Plants Lady” and not who she was as a person. You see, Talia is more than just that title suggests. She’s worked for David Letterman, College Humor, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and has performed comedy across New York.

 

Talia wanted people to know her as an actual person and not just her online business. The simple act of changing her Instagram handle to @imtaliapollock did just that.

 

Talia shares her tips and tricks for being creative on social media as well as her thoughts on the concept of “Instagram vs. Reality”. She talks about how responding to a question on a website led her to her first TV experience on The Rachel Ray Show, which is a story you won’t want to miss.

 

Talia discusses how her time in the Renegade Brand Bootcamp helped her open up and transcend WHAT she was to WHO she was as well as how working with Amy Jo helped her define her Brand Essence.

 

You’ll also get to hear Talia’s unique productivity tip, one that we’ve never heard on the show before. 

 

 

Learn more about Talia: https://partyinmyplants.com/
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Sep 26, 2020

Danika Brysha has spent the past decade building her personal brand by showing up on social media as her authentic self. In doing so, she’s built a community of people ready to convert when she launches something new. Case in point, when she launched The Self Care Society, Danika didn’t need to worry about how to get people in the door because there was an already highly engaged following that trusted her, knew the value that she was offering and were ready to join in. 

 

Danika is an Entrepreneur, CEO, and Model. In this episode, Danika discusses how to leverage social media imposter syndrome in order to uncover your true self, so you can start sharing what really lights you up. She talks about dealing with social media fatigue & how to recognize when you need to step back and nurture yourself.  

 

Danika also shares her productivity tips as well as how to focus on staying efficient & productive rather than worrying about completing your daily to-do list. 

 

Learn more about Danika: www.danikabrysha.com/
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Sep 19, 2020

For over 15 years Lauren Mitrick Wood has been absolutely crushing it in the Real Estate game. Lauren specializes in residential sales and works with a myriad of clients including first-time buyers, sellers, renters and investors, in the greater Chicago area. She is also the founder of the lifestyle real estate brand Olive Well as well as a Renegade Brand Bootcamp alumni.

 

Lauren’s Why Not Now? moment started when Amy Jo asked Lauren if she could highlight Lauren’s Instagram at a speaking event. This moment led to the two becoming fast friends. Her time in the Renegade Brand Bootcamp helped lay the ground work for Olive Well. 

 

Lauren shares how simply showing up on social media, saying consistent, being herself and humanizing her brand has led to huge sales. She talks about using social media to stay in front of customers, especially during the pandemic, providing education and building a strong community.

 

Lauren also discusses the importance of self care, both mentally and physically and not feeling guilty for taking time to focus on yourself.

 

Learn more about Lauren & Olive Well: https://www.olivewell.com/

 

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Sep 12, 2020

Dr. Melanie McNally is a psychologist and author; specializing in helping teens and young adults build self confidence, manage anxiety, and achieve their goals. She helps them become the super heroes of their life story.

 

In this episode, Melanie shares the Why Not Now? moment when she decided to move her successful therapy practice from the physical world to the virtual world. She found that providing online support and teletherapy helped patients feel more comfortable opening up as they found it easier to let their thoughts flow through the keyboard.

 

This led to Melanie being able to restructure her work week giving her more control in designing her own day and the ability to work from anywhere. 

 

Melanie is also a graduate of the Renegade Brand Bootcamp, and shares how going through the program helped her find success with marketing, digital marketing and social media, which she had zero prior experience, as well as how it helped her define her Brand Essence.

 

Learn more about Melanie: http://drmelaniemcnally.com/
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Sep 5, 2020

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 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 from the Why Not Now? archives, we discuss tangible tips and tools Amy uses when faced with challenging times.

 

Learn more about Amy: amypurdy.com/
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Aug 29, 2020

Elaine Wellness founder, Elaine Morrison joins Amy Jo on the show this week.

 

Elaine’s Why Not Now is engrained in her company. After facing health issues, Elaine took it upon herself to create a solution that would become Elaine Wellness. She shares her entrepreneurial journey, from building a product in a field she wasn’t familiar with, to what happened when a couple of much larger companies caught wind of what she was doing and almost pulled the rug out from under her. The key word being “almost”. What Elaine chose to do in that situation is a story of resilience, strength, and proof of what can happen when you look at potential failure as a stepping stone rather than a roadblock.

 

Elaine also talks about her experience in Amy Jo’s Renegade Brand Bootcamp & how it helped her reveal her brand essence as well as the answer to the question “what do you do?” She also discusses the importance of taking time to listen to your internal GPS as well as tapping into your resilience & the privilege of aging.

 

Learn more about Elaine: elainewellness.com
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Aug 22, 2020

Dr. Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years.

 

Gay has written more than 40 books, two of my favorites include The Big Leap and Five Wishes. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and TV shows including Oprah, CNN, CNBC and others. I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Gay and his wisdom is unmatched. Most voices of authority in this realm stick with the academic theory but Gay has a beautiful way of blending and weaving through his life experiences into his teachings as well.

 

In this episode from the Why Not Now? archives, Gay talks about how an argument with a partner led to his Why Not Now? moment which allowed him to identify a pattern and it changed his life. He shares the four steps that allow you to solve any problem, as well as the danger of unexpressed creative potential. You’ll also get to hear the 3 sacred things Gay decided he wanted in a relationship.

 

 

Learn more about Gay: hendricks.com/
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Aug 15, 2020

This is our 200th episode! Whether you’ve been with us since #1 or you’re a 1st-time listener, thank you. We can’t do this without you.

 

For this episode, Amy Jo’s husband Richard becomes the Why Not Now? host, putting Amy Jo in the hot seat. Amy Jo shares what she considers to be her biggest Why Not Now? moment, one that brings her true internal joy. She reflects back on 200 episodes of the Why Not Now? Show and talks about some of the biggest takeaways from the conversations she’s had.

 

You’ll get to hear Amy Jo discuss 2 of her favorite episodes and how those guests made an impact on her personally, as well as the importance of staying interested in being more “you”. Change is an inside job, and Amy Jo talks about how she’s learned to look within to make the necessary changes to live a more authentic life.

 

What started out as a simple passion project has become home to many life-changing conversations for not only you, the listener, but for Amy Jo as well. We know your time is valuable, and we want to thank you for choosing to spend some of it with us each week. Here’s to the next 200 episodes!

 

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Aug 8, 2020

Your “Why Not Now?” moment may not always be about starting something new. What happens if that moment comes when it’s time to end something? Eran Zinman, Co-Founder & CTO of monday.com, and Amy Jo discuss that very thing in this episode. 

 

Eran’s “Why Not Now?” came after he realized he hadn’t validated the idea for his first company properly and had built a product that nobody wanted. He then decided to close the business. Rather than jumping straight into starting something new, Eran knew he needed to take the time to learn the things he didn’t know, in order to be successful. That intentional path of learning led him to create monday.com.

 

Eran talks through how to tell the difference between a bump in the road, and when it’s time to re-evaluate your idea. He also shares what questions to ask when you’re at a point in your journey of not knowing when to let things happen or make them happen, and his thoughts on why being afraid to fail is a surefire way to actually fail. 

 

One of Eran’s superpowers is his ability to curate a successful team, and in-turn be a successful leader. You’ll learn why it’s so important to get the right people on your team, his tips on self-optimization, his philosophy on transparency, and how that philosophy provides a sense of ownership and togetherness across the entire monday.com company. 

 

Eran also shares the meaning behind a phrase that is a new favorite in our office; changing your playground.

 

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Aug 1, 2020

Cindy Eckert has built and sold two pharmaceutical companies and she's the creator of the Little Pink Pill. Cindy exited that company for more than a billion dollars, and in total has $1.5bn worth of exits, but who's counting? Right? Cindy writes her own rules and defines what it means to be a renegade. The woman is unapologetically true to herself and it's serving her very, very well.

 

Cindy has created and runs The Pink Ceiling, which is the cross between a VC fund, an incubator, and a consulting firm with a focus on women and female entrepreneurs. Cindy was quoted in Entrepreneur magazine saying “The injustice I'm fighting with The Pink Ceiling is not only women's limited access to capital, but also their limited access to mentors.” She's also been quoted in Fortune Magazine saying that her investment strategy is to quote "Make other women really f'n rich" end quote. The renegade mentality that this woman has can help anyone, and the things that Cindy shares in this episode are specifically applicable to anyone who's looking to tackle their Why Not Now?

 

 

Learn more about Cindy: https://thepinkceiling.com/meet-cindy

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