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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, 2021
Apr 24, 2021

Steven Kotler studied journalism, poetry, and writing in school. When he told others about his plans to conduct a neurobiological study, some literally laughed in his face. But Steven’s interviews with Flow State experts made him an authority on the subject, and he set out to help others reach peak performance.

 

He now works with entrepreneurs, athletes, and leaders of some of the biggest companies in the world, helping them reach this state of “Flow” to become up to 500% more productive. According to Steven, Flow is how you turbo boost your results beyond all expectations.

 

In this episode of Why Not Now?, Steven and Amy Jo talk about overcoming imposter syndrome, how to get into Flow and how living a “Flow” Lifestyle can bring more purpose and happiness into our lives. They also talk about the difference in mindset between peak performers and non-peak performers.

 

Steven tells Amy Jo that we have 5 major intrinsic motivators: curiosity, passion, purpose, autonomy, and mastery. To perform at our best, they must all point in the same direction. That is when we reach our Flow State.

Learn more about Steven:

https://www.stevenkotler.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/kotler.steven/

 

Super Coffee is hooking up Why Not Now? listeners with an exclusive 25% discount on all products! Head to https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee and use code WHYNOTNOW for your 25% discount. https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee is the ONLY place this offer is available and your discount works for ALL products. No restrictions.

 

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Buy Amy Jo’s book: 

https://amyjomartin.com/book

Apr 17, 2021

Nick Taranto is a former Marine turned entrepreneur. He was fired from his sales job when his boss found a business plan on his work computer, kick-starting Nick’s entrepreneurial journey.

 

Getting fired was a blessing in disguise. It was just the motivation Nick needed to create Plated, America’s first meal kit company. Nick and his co-founder ideated, grew, and then sold Plated to Albertsons for over $200 million.

 

On this episode, Nick tells Amy Jo that early entrepreneurs don’t receive a lot of external validation, so it’s extremely important to be internally motivated.

 

Nick loves building businesses that create good in the world so much that he launched a second product, HOP WTR, during the pandemic. HOP WTR is a healthy alternative to beer. It has zero calories, zero sugar, and no alcohol. It’s filled with adaptogens and nootropics that will help you destress and unwind without the next-day hangover. It even helped Nick lose the 20 pounds he had gained from drinking beer!

 

Nick is definitely an expert in the early stages of a company and developing ideas. He shares his tactical, tangible step-by-step tips to go from idea to product creation.

 

Learn more about Nick: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicktaranto

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https://www.instagram.com/semperanto/

 

Super Coffee is hooking up Why Not Now? listeners with an exclusive 25% discount on all products! Head to https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee and use code WHYNOTNOW for your 25% discount. https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee is the ONLY place this offer is available and your discount works for ALL products. No restrictions.

 

Learn more about the Renegade Accelerator: 

http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/

 

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https://twitter.com/amyjomartin

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https://www.facebook.com/AmyJoMartin/

Why Not Now? Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/whynotnow/

Buy Amy Jo’s book: 

https://amyjomartin.com/book

Apr 10, 2021

Lisa Stone creates opportunities for women that they can take to the bank. She’s so passionate about championing women, particularly women of color, because extensive research supports the fact that diversity on teams is better for business.

 

After a career in journalism, Lisa founded BlogHer as a way to lift up the voices of women in response to a lack of awareness of great female writers. During the last 5 years of Lisa’s time as CEO, she was able to pay $50 million to 6,500 bloggers. Talk about opportunities that women can take to the bank!

 

In this episode, Lisa tells Amy Jo she realized she was never going to make a big enough difference in putting money into the wallets of women unless she went into private equity. She came to this conclusion because women manage only 1.3% of the institutions that make up this $69 trillion industry. Lisa became a Managing Partner of a Venture Capital firm. She’s passionate about the extensive research showing that the more diversity you have on an investing team, the more money you are likely to make. She works to incorporate these findings into her team and the work that they do.

 

Lisa tells Amy Jo about a time of resilience when she lost her job and some advice on building confidence. She also shares her experience managing conflict in hostile boardrooms, and tips for others to do the same.

 

Follow Lisa on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisastonew00t

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https://twitter.com/lisastone

Super Coffee is hooking up Why Not Now? listeners with an exclusive 25% discount on all products! Head to https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee and use code WHYNOTNOW for your 25% discount. https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee is the ONLY place this offer is available and your discount works for ALL products. No restrictions.

 

Learn more about the Renegade Accelerator: 

http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/

 

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: 

https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

 

Follow Amy Jo…

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https://www.instagram.com/amyjomartin/

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/amyjomartin

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/AmyJoMartin/

Why Not Now? Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/whynotnow/

Buy Amy Jo’s book: 

https://amyjomartin.com/book

Apr 5, 2021

Jordan, Jake, and Jimmy DeCicco are three brothers with a great story. They founded what is now the $400 million company behind Amy Jo’s favorite morning drink, Super Coffee, from their college dorm room.

In this episode of Why Not Now?, the brothers tell Amy Jo about the “boots-on-the-ground” days of the company. Jordan left his college athletic scholarship and Jimmy quit his job on Wall Street to fully commit to starting Super Coffee. They even did their own manufacturing in the company’s early days. The founders also chat about the steps the company took during the pandemic to not only increase their own sales, but to also help others.

Jordan, Jake, and Jimmy tell Amy Jo about the values they share with the rest of the company. They realized the company needed more diversity, so they hired an ethics advisor. They also have an honest, vulnerable discussion with Amy Jo about the importance they place on mental health, and taking care of themselves even on their best days.

The Super Coffee products are packed with healthy ingredients, no sugar, and a great taste to fuel you with positive energy all day. Amy Jo drinks it religiously because she loves the taste, but her belief in the founders’ strong values motivated her to invest in the company, too.

Follow Jimmy on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jimmydecicco5/

Follow Jake on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jakedecicco/

Follow Jordan on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jordan_decicco/

 

Super Coffee is hooking up Why Not Now? listeners with an exclusive 25% discount on all products! Head to https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee and use code WHYNOTNOW for your 25% discount. https://bit.ly/AmyJoSuperCoffee is the ONLY place this offer is available and your discount works for ALL products. No restrictions.

 

Learn more about the Renegade Accelerator: 

http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/

 

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: 

https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

 

Follow Amy Jo…

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/amyjomartin/

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/amyjomartin

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/AmyJoMartin/

Why Not Now? Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/whynotnow/

Buy Amy Jo’s book: 

https://amyjomartin.com/book

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