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.
Rachel Drori - Tactical Tips On Starting A Business From Daily Harvest’s Founder
Rachel Drori was gainfully employed and pregnant when she had the idea for Daily Harvest. She says she had all the reasons not to start the company, but knew the perfect “right time” would never come.
Rachel shares so many tangible tips for entrepreneurs on this episode of Why Not Now? She says she learned more from starting a company than she did during the two years of her MBA program!
Liz Matthews - A Corporate Renegade: The SVP of Global Brand, Creative & Experiential Marketing at Dell
On this episode of Why Not Now?, Liz talks to Amy Jo about how important a company’s culture is to attracting talent. During this period of remote work, Liz and her team have seen the importance of creating a culture of connection. Liz shares a quick but impactful exercise she uses in meetings to create this connection. Liz also shares how to be your truest self in any work environment, ego getting in the way of decision making, and overcoming imposter syndrome.
Colonel Dr. Roxanne Wallace - A Lesson In Leadership From A Colonel & Surgeon In The US Army
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. 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.
Justine Lucas - Creating Impact Through Innovation
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.
Shannon Lee On Evolving Bruce Lee's Legacy And Finding Her Own Identity
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.
Samantha Ettus - Making Financial Independence Tangible
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.
I listened to the episode with Dr. Meredith Provost. What a full circle moment to me for so many good reasons. I love this episode and the fact that you and your guest showcase the realness that people bring no matter who they are and I love it. Truly inspiring and has reminded me not to give up on my why and just do it!
Thank you, Amy Jo!
Each week I tune into Amy Jo Martin’s Why Not Now Podcast and leave feeling inspired to pursue my dreams with tactical advise and joy in my heart. Thank you for encouraging me on my entrepreneurial journey!
So. Much. Goodness.
I am a little bit obsessed with Why Not Now! Amy Jo Martin is such a gifted interviewer, and has created a space that is rich with insight, advice, and inspiration. Tons of great takeaways every time!