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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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Sep 29, 2016
Scott is the new kind of baller. He was once a night club promoter who sold selfishness and decadence to people while chasing models and doing drugs. Now, as the founder of charity: water, he has impacted 6.1 million lives and raised $200 million to provide clean drinking water to people in developing nations. His story is colorful. It's a true testament of how much we can turn our lives around if we ask Why Not Now?

Show Notes:

  • Scott shares his journey that led to a life-changing Why Not Now? (3:56)
  • Where Scott ended up when he grabbed the bible, a bottle of Dewars, rented a blue Ford Mustang and drove north seeking a radical change. (7:44)
  • Scott offered to help many charities and he was rejected. (9:30)
  • What advice Scott would give to someone who wants to overhaul their life. Do a complete 180. (14:56)
  • Scott talks about the number one most common takeaway people have after visiting developing countries. He has taken 350 people to various developing countries and he’s been to Ethiopia 27 times. (16:55)
  • I share one of the most impactful moments of my life with Scott. (22:08)
  • How Scott keeps his mind healthy. (23:50)
  • How Scott and his team have been able to raise $200 million in 10 years. (24:20)

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Learn more about Scott: https://www.charitywater.org/about/scott-harrison-story

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Sep 22, 2016

Cover of Forbes. Netflix TV Show. Nasty Gal Founder and the original #GirlBoss. Sophia Amoruso is a self-made badass. She shares how she started as the CEO of her bedroom and has Why Notted her way to building a $100 million company. Sophia shares how she navigated through the world of venture capital as a female founder and what she’s learned. We discuss social media and being real vs. just showing your highlight reel. Sophia is working on another big endeavor and that’s the Girl Boss TV show which will be on Netflix soon!

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Show Notes:

  • Sophia’s Why Not Now moment when she was a Campus Safety Host at an art school and it involved her MySpace days. (4:08)
  • The story behind how the Why Not Now? podcast came about and how Sophia inspired me to act upon my own Why Not Now? (6:06)
  • Sophia shares the journey she went through from being the CEO of her bedroom to raising money for Nasty Gal. (7:12)
  • The challenge about Why Not Now? and choosing what not to do. Focus. (7:58)
  • Sophia now has a $100 million company. We discuss funding for female entrepreneurs – the process, challenges and Sophia’s advice. (9:15)
  • Did Sophia feel she was treated any differently while raising money because she’s a woman? (10:18)
  • The one piece of advice Sophia has gotten more than any other. (13:56)
  • Sophia’s top time management tip. (16:36)
  • A rouge Instagram account Sophia is considering starting. Real Life vs. Highlight Reel. (18:27)
  • #Girlboss is becoming a TV show on Netflix! Sophia shares the scoop. (20:37)
  • Sophia’s current Why Not Now? that she’s been considering. (21:12)
  • What’s Sophia reading right now? (23:55)
  • What keeps Sophia up at night? (25:09)
  • What advice would Sophia give to her younger self? (25:58)

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Follow Sophia: https://www.instagram.com/sophiaamoruso/

 

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Sep 15, 2016

Lewis Howes is a former professional athlete turned entrepreneur. He’s gone from sleeping on his sister’s couch in Ohio to building an online empire. The coolest things about Lewis though, in my humble opinion, is that his hustle-factor IS his differentiating factor. And he gives the best bear hugs! Lewis is doing some very important work and you’ll want to hear about what he’s up to. Guaranteed inspiration.

Learn more about Lewis: https://lewishowes.com/

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Sep 6, 2016

Julie Foudy is an Olympic gold medalist, soccer hall of famer, ESPN sports broadcaster and women’s sports pioneer. She's also doing important work as an advocate for women's rights and children's rights. We discuss everything from sports to equal pay and the important role men play in reaching gender equality.

  • Julie’s Why Not Now? moment that played a huge role in shaping the future for women in sports. (4:17)
  • What happened when Julie and her team asked, "Why isn’t there a Women’s World Cup and why isn’t there women’s soccer in the Olympics?" (5:39)
  • How Julie gained the courage to stand up to the Federation. (7:42)
  • The role that Billie Jean King played to innovate women in sports not only for tennis but also soccer. (9:15)
  • Julie’s advice to women who are wanting to speak out at work about equal pay and other gender equality issues but they’re afraid of losing their jobs or backlash in general. (13:40)
  • How Julie Foudy embraces fear. (15:21)
  • What Julie has learned from her advocacy of equal pay for women in sports and how that applies to women in business. (17:10)
  • Using your sense of humor as a strategy. “Fail, laugh and repeat.” (18:00)
  • What is it about women who are able to accelerate the process of breaking through in business, sports or life? (19:24)
  • Ways we can bring data and numbers into the conversation about women equality and specific data that is useful in starting the conversation about women equality and equal pay. (22:44)
  • Are quotas the answer for kick starting a faster pace toward gender equity? What’s happened when Norway, Germany and France implemented diversity quotas. (23:55)
  • We discuss the topic of male mentors and their role in reaching equality. Specific examples of companies that are encouraging more men to mentor women. (25:25)
  • How does Julie get comfortable with being uncomfortable? (30:51)
  • How does Julie keep her mind healthy? (35:17)
  • Julie talks about her recent Why Not Now? moment and the what sparked her to take action. (37:50)
  • Julie’s all-time favorite book. (44:40)
  • What keeps Julie up at night? (45:13)
  • What would Julie tell her younger self? You might be surprised to hear her answer! (46:12)

 

Learn more about Julie: https://www.juliefoudyleadership.com/

Follow Julie: https://www.instagram.com/juliefoudy/

 

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Sep 6, 2016

Troy Aikman is a 3x Super Bowl champ and NFL hall of fame athletic badass. In this episode we get to know all sides of Troy from being a father to two teenage daughters to some unexpected Why Not Now? ideas Troy has for the future.

  • Troy talks through a profound Why Not Now moment. A critical decision that he credits for paving his way to the NFL and shaping his future as we now know it. (4:45)
  • Troy shares his thoughts on whether or not to seek advice when making big decisions. (7:08)
  • Barry Switzer and Troy have one of the most important conversations of his career. (8:05)
  • Does Troy Aikman consider himself a risk-taker? (9:56)
  • The tale of the Gatorade bottle and sweat band my cousin and I got from Troy in the mid 90’s during a spring training camp at UT Austin. Full circle story! (10:36)
  • Troy shares his thoughts on the topic of social media as a parent of two teenage daughters. (13:00)
  • We discuss social media highlight reels vs. real life. (15:37)
  • What happened when Troy’s daughter told him she’s not going to be a professional athlete. Powerful learning moment for father and daughter. (16:03)
  • How Troy decides when to let things happen and when to make them happen. (19:35)
  • Troy talks about his practice in mindfulness and meditation. (20:45)
  • The single best thing Troy has ever done for himself. (23:03)
  • The difference between playing not to lose and playing to win. How it’s applicable to sports and business.  (28:55)
  • A time Bill Belichick did something nearly everyone criticized except Troy believes it specifically defines the greatness of Bill and why he’s one of the greatest coaches of all time. (30:09)
  • Troy talks about retiring from playing football and how it impacted his identity when he retired from the NFL. (33:22)
  • Troy’s stance on the topic of concussions in sports. (37:00)
  • Troy talks about two current life Why Not Now’s he’s ready to tackle. You might be surprised. (40:04)
  • What’s Troy reading right now? And his all-time favorite book. (46:35)
  • What keeps Troy up at night? (47:20)
  • What advice would Troy give to his younger self? (47:34)

Learn more about Troy: http://www.aikman.com/

Follow Troy: https://www.instagram.com/troyaikman/

 

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Sep 6, 2016

Also known as the "Why Guy", Simon Sinek's TED talk has 28 million views! He's an author, speaker and one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Simon helps individuals, brands and communities find their WHY - why they do what they do. In this episode we talk through how Simon helped me find my WHY as well!  Show notes are below.

 

What to expect:

  • Simon talks through a critical moment when he had to ask himself ‘Why Not Now’? And the rest, as he says, was history. His life changed forever. (3:56)
  • When Simon randomly found himself in a meeting with the Iraqi Ambassador. (5:00)
  • Simon’s philosophy on advice-giving. “I found myself forced to take my own advice.” Simon explains. (7:32)
  • Simon’s all-time favorite book that he loves to gift. In fact, we talk about when he gave me two copies of this book and then what happened. (8:56)
  • The most common snag or roadblock that happens after people or brands identify their WHY. (11:21)
  • What happens when you land on your WHY but don’t do anything with it.  (13:50)
  • Why Simon’s message is START with WHY vs. Find your WHY or Live your WHY. (14:29)
  • What message has Simon written on his bathroom mirror? (15:42)
  • Do WHYs change over time? (15:58)
  • Simon talks about kids and their WHY. What age is too young and what are the pros/cons to Starting with WHY young? (18:24)
  • My WHY. What happened when Simon talked me through my WHY and the process he goes through when helping someone discover their WHY. (20:11)
  • Companies/brands have WHYs. Do countries have WHYs?
  • What is America’s WHY and how does it play a role in political elections relative to the various political parties and specific candidate WHYs? (23:24)
  • The general differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties arrive at the United States WHY. (25:14)
  • How to apply your WHY, the country’s WHY and a candidate’s WHY to your decision-making process in deciding who to vote for. (26:00)
  • The difference between standing FOR something versus AGAINST something. (26:20)
  • The relationship and dynamic between meditation and WHY. (28:50)
  • The general differences between how the Democratic and Republican parties arrive at the United States WHY. (25:14)
  • Brainstorming and the value of allowing our minds to wonder and wander. (30:00)
  • Simon shares how he approaches getting started after recently asking himself Why Not Now? (35:42)
  • What is Simon’s current Why Not Now? (40:08)
  • What’s Simon reading right now? (42:22)
  • What keeps Simon up at night? (44:07)
  • Pirates or Ninjas. Who’s tougher? (44:32)
  • What advice would Simon give to his younger self? (44:56)

 

Learn more about Simon: https://simonsinek.com/

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Sep 6, 2016

In this first episode I chat with Mark Cuban as he sits poolside in Vegas. You may know Mark from watching Shark Tank on TV or as the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. He's an outspoken, no BS kinda guy who went from bartender to billionaire. We chat about business, sports, politics, tech and no topic is off limits.

  • Mark talks about his Why Not Now moment when he got fired from one of his first jobs and he had a critical decision to make. 
  • Broke as a joke, Mark knew he couldn’t get any poorer when he was living with six guys in three-bedroom apartment so he ...
  • Comical story about the first time I met Mark and the state he was in at the time.
  • A Why Not Now moment of my own, inspired by Mark and the NBA. 
  • What moment stands out the most to Mark given all of the success, toys and journeys he has experienced. 
  • Mark shares his time management philosophy including how he reads three hours a day. 
  • How Mark keeps his mind and body healthy. Sometimes that includes just looking up. 
  • How Mark decides when to make things happen vs. let them happen. 
  • Mark explains his unique formula for business communication throughout the day and how the number of calls he takes in a day is typically zero. 
  • We have a lively discussion on politics.
  • Will Mark run for President someday?
  • Mark candidly evaluates each of the two current presidential candidates. No filter. 
  • Why Donald Trump has fallen down in Mark’s opinion. 
  • We discuss one of Mark’s secret weapon - RTFM ‘Read the F’n Manual’ 
  • How how can we attract the best and brightest talent to public office by making it less difficult for them to get on the presidential ticket. 
  • A strategy for disrupting the traditional political party system and structure. 
  • Discussion on artificial intelligence vs. human level intelligence. What to expect and when.
  • We discuss laws around machine learning. Technology and its impact on life, biology and evolution. 
  • How can we accelerate the pace toward gender equality? 
  • Mark shares his thought on gender equality. Also his opinion on companies and leaders, such as Salesforce and Elon Musk, who are evaluating their company’s salaries to identify gender pay gaps 
  • Why Mark supports female-run businesses. 
  • Mark’s Shark Tank strategy on the show. Specifically, when he decides to talk and why. 
  • Mark’s top negotiating tips. They’re unique, powerful and unexpected. You’re going to want to hear these. 
  • We discuss negative vs. positive content online and within social media. Mark shares how he believes we can shift the negative energy online. 
  • The topic of trolls on social media. The lack of trolling on Snap Chat and why Mark likes to troll Trump. 
  • Has Mark played Pokemon GO? And is he playing poolside in Vegas while he does this interview? 
  • How Mark goes about pre-meditating his fines by the NBA before he does something to get fined. Cost-benefit analysis. 
  • Mark’s shares is thoughts on the potential for certain pro sports expansion teams. Specifically, in Vegas and Pittsburg. 
  • We talk through something Mark’s been considering doing that he hasn’t done yet. He says, “Why Not Now?” 
  • The first thing Mark would do if he were the CEO of Twitter today. 
  • What keeps Mark up at night? 
  • What advice Mark would give to his younger self? 

Learn more about Mark: https://markcubancompanies.com/

Follow Mark: https://www.instagram.com/mcuban/

 

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