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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. 

 

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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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