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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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May 29, 2021

Colonel Dr. Roxanne Wallace serves to heal. She’s an Orthopedic Surgeon serving in the United States Army. Dr. Rox is also a Renegade Accelerator graduate. She went through the program while stationed in Afghanistan!

 

On this episode of Why Not Now?, Dr. Roxanne shares tactical tips with Amy Jo about leadership that she has learned in both the operating room and through her rank in the Army. Her number one tip for leaders of all industries? Be humble and kind. Dehumanizing any process will lead to trouble.

 

Colonel Wallace also explains some of her “Wallace-isms” that have become favorites among many of the women in the Renegade Collective. These include going from “furious to curious” to preserve relationships, how “gravity always wins” can relate to business, and “if I intimidate you, step up your game.”

 

Dr. Roxanne shares how she navigates working in a male dominated industry. She also shares two Why Not Now? moments, one involving her college decision and another about starting a family during her fourth year of medical school.

 

Learn ore about Colonel Dr. Roxanne:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-roxanne-wallace-54bab372

Follow Colonel Dr. Roxanne on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sportsdocrox/

 

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://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

May 22, 2021

Justine Lucas creates impact through innovation. She’s the Executive Director of Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and a graduate of the Renegade Accelerator Program. Formerly, Justine was the Global Director of Programs for Global Citizen and produced the 2012 - 2015 Global Citizen Festivals and the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day event.

 

Justine and her small but impactful team focus on the effects of climate change on those most marginalized, funding groundbreaking education and emergency response programs around the world. In 2020, the foundation mobilized $47M in grant-giving to aid the COVID-19 relief efforts and racial justice movements.

 

On this episode of Why Not Now?, Justine tells Amy Jo about practicing innovation in the philanthropic space to create systematic change instead of just putting temporary band-aids on issues. She also talks about the importance of listening to local communities in order to find the best solutions to help them. Justine’s extensive travel has allowed her to connect and empathize on a human level with so many.

 

Justine also tells Amy Jo about her career-changing interview with Rihanna, a self-help exercise that involves identifying and analyzing the best 10 days of your life, and writing as a creative outlet.

 

Learn more about Justine:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/justine-lucas-4a835515

 

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://www.twitter.com/amyjomartin

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/amyjomartin

Why Not Now? Instagram:

https://instagram.com/whynotnow

Buy Amy Jo’s book:

https://amyjomartin.com/book

May 15, 2021

Shannon Lee continues to evolve her dad, Bruce Lee’s, philosophy and legacy while adding her own learnings. Her book, Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee, started as a Why Not Now? idea and is now a reality. It’s a compilation of lessons and quotes from her father, showing how martial arts can be a metaphor for personal growth and living a fully realized life. Shannon shares her father’s teachings in a tangible way.

 

On this episode of Why Not Now?, Shannon tells Amy Jo that, in addition to running all of the divisions of the Bruce Lee Family Company for over 20 years, she is ready to work through her own identity and do something that is completely her own.

 

Shannon also tells Amy Jo about her current focus on her own spirituality. She says that intuition can mean being intune with what your body feels and the messages that it’s sending you. Shannon is also working on being in her day. She uses the opportunities that days hold to mold them as they come. Shannon and Amy Jo also talk about having important, sometimes difficult, conversations to give yourself more positive energy.

 

Learn More About Shannon:

https://brucelee.com/shannon-lee

Follow Shannon on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/therealshannonlee/

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

May 10, 2021

If you leave the workforce for just two years, there's less than a 50% chance you'll ever get a full time position again. Samantha Ettus realized that, when mothers take time away from corporate America to have a baby, it's one of the most financially risky things they can do.

 

As a speaker, Samantha felt she could motivate a room full of women, but she couldn’t offer them any opportunities. So she founded Park Place Payments: a flexible, work from anywhere credit card business that increases financial independence for populations that historically haven't had the opportunities to access it.

 

On this episode of Why Not Now?, Samantha tells Amy Jo how Park Place Payments injects more financially independent people into the world while also helping small businesses. Samantha also says she has been very intentional about choosing her investors, saving half of her cap table for women and people of color. She even found her last investor after pitching him on Clubhouse.

 

Amy Jo and Samantha also talk about work-life balance, intentional parenting, and Samantha’s podcast What’s Her Story which she co hosts with Amy Nelson to amplify women’s stories. Samantha is a strong believer that, the more strong women you surround yourself with, the faster you can all rise.

 

Learn more about Samantha:

https://www.samanthaettus.com/

Follow Samantha on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/samanthaettus

 

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

May 1, 2021

Heather Ouida, Laura Deutsch, Rebecca Dixon, and Verta Maloney founded the*gameHERs to give women who game a place to connect. Not one, but all four of the co-founders join Amy Jo on the show this week!

 

Heather, Laura, Rebecca, and Verta created the*gameHERs because, when they Googled a community for female gamers, nothing came up. They saw a need in the gaming space to amplify women. Almost half of gamers identify as women, but the speaking panels at most gaming conventions are dominated by men.

 

The co-founders tell Amy Jo they’re passionate about creating an inclusive space in gaming and business, as it’s so important that traditionally marginalized communities are represented in spaces where there is profit to be made. Heather, Laura, Rebecca, and Verta realized their work goes deeper than a service that makes life a little easier. the*gameHERs provides a community that has changed people's lives.


The co-founders also talk about the*gameHERs Awards, lessons they keep learning, the ups and downs of starting a business, and building a company that feels uniquely right to you.

 

Learn more about the*gameHERS:

https://thegamehers.com/

Follow the*gameHERS on Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/thegamehers/

Follow the*gameHERS on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/thegamehers/

 

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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