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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.

Why Not Now? with Amy Jo Martin Amy Jo Martin

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 288 Ratings

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.

    Ken Coleman - Creating Your Own Opportunities

    Ken Coleman - Creating Your Own Opportunities

    Ken Coleman is America’s Career Coach, the #1 national bestselling author of The Proximity Principle and From Paycheck to Purpose, and host of The Ken Coleman Show. Ken is known for helping people discover what they were born to do and providing practical steps to make their dreams reality.
     
    In Amy Jo’s conversation with Ken, they talk through his personal journey and how he had to realize that “Nobody is sitting around thinking about how they are going to help you. You have to help yourself.” Ken went back to the basics and started with connecting, which he describes as a posture of learning.
     
    Ken left the business world to move into broadcasting with no degree, no experience, and little connections. He talks about how he overcame fear, doubt, and pride issues. Ken had to collect on his career collateral so that he could get in the broadcasting industry and win.
     
    Amy Jo and Ken discuss the difference between making things happen versus a letting things happen, and you’ll learn three key questions to ask yourself when considering changing careers so you can win in the next one.
     
    Connect with Ken at kencoleman.com.
     
    If you haven’t already heard, the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Dream Tech Contest is offering a unique opportunity for woman business owners who are embracing tech as part of their growth journey. You can win you up to $40k in Dell Technology. Applications are now open.
    Visit http://dwen.com/amyjo to learn more and apply.
     
    Enrollment for the next Renegade Accelerator is now open. Learn more and apply: http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/
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    Buy Amy Jo’s book: https://amyjomartin.com/book
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    • 39 min
    Episode 277: Jodi Shelton - Driving Innovation Through Alliance

    Episode 277: Jodi Shelton - Driving Innovation Through Alliance

    Jodi Shelton, the co-founder and president of GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance), plays full out. She has maintained a job since 6th grade, established herself as a pioneer within the technology space, written a screenplay, moved across the country, ran a triathlon and has grown GSA to include companies throughout the supply chain, representing 25 countries across the globe. Her strong work ethic and grit materializes as perpetual forward movement.

    Jodi is not afraid when it comes to going from idea to action. In this episode, you will hear how she followed Renegade Rule #2 and manifested her Why Not Now? idea to move to China. Jodi also discusses how one conversation, at a typical quarterly board meeting, sparked her to start the Women’s Leadership Initiative almost immediately once the meeting ended.

    You’ll learn Jodi’s tips for parents trying to juggle work and home life, her philosophy on “busy” and how she rejects it, the importance of curiosity, and how she kept her sanity through a very difficult season.

    Jodi bets on herself and believes in her ideas. Her zest for life and willingness to invest in her curiosity is contagious.
     
     
    If you haven’t already heard, the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Dream Tech Contest is offering a unique opportunity for woman business owners who are embracing tech as part of their growth journey. You can win you up to $40k in Dell Technology. Applications are now open.

    Visit http://dwen.com/amyjo to learn more and apply.



    Enrollment for the next Renegade Accelerator is now open. Learn more and apply: http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/
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    Buy Amy Jo’s book: https://amyjomartin.com/book
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    • 48 min
    Episode 276: Designing Your Life - From Corporate Exec to Free Agent

    Episode 276: Designing Your Life - From Corporate Exec to Free Agent

    Liya Sharif is a former corporate Renegade who led Brand Marketing at Qualcomm. Like all Renegades, Liya has pushed beyond normal expectations and structure, and does not have a traditional journey. Currently, Liya is studying for a degree in interior design as well as guiding emerging companies, looking to grow, with her creativity and unconventional approach to leadership.
    In this episode, Liya discusses how she did an audit of her life. She shares her roots, her history in dance and how that skill taught her to be disciplined, her desire to always know what it feels like to be a beginner and her rigorous education. As a woman who grew up in the former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, Liya also shares her point of view on the war in Ukraine.
    Liya does many things, but conform is not one. It is in her DNA to innovate. She follows her curiosity and looks for continual renewal which drives all sorts of things in life that get her excited. Her personal motto; “If you continue doing the work you love, it is no longer work.”
    You’ll learn how Liya filters her opportunities and the two most important things she considers before agreeing to any kind of work. Liya has found these tangible takeaways to be crucial for her happiness and fulfillment.
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    Check out and connect with Pete Lancia Art @petelanciaart
    If you haven’t already heard, the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Dream Tech Contest is offering a unique opportunity for woman business owners who are embracing tech as part of their growth journey. You can win you up to $40k in Dell Technology. Applications are now open.
    Visit http://dwen.com/amyjo to learn more and apply.
     
    Enrollment for the next Renegade Accelerator is now open. Learn more and apply: http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/
    Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21
    Follow Amy Jo…
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    Why Not Now? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whynotnow/
    Buy Amy Jo’s book: https://amyjomartin.com/book
    Follow Renegade Global: https://www.instagram.com/renegade_global

    • 55 min
    Erik Day - How To Approach Difficult Situations in 5 Steps

    Erik Day - How To Approach Difficult Situations in 5 Steps

    As a corporate Renegade, Erik Day has many titles, one of which is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Small Businesses at Dell Technologies, where he serves as a heartbeat behind the brand. Erik has been working at Dell for 20+ years combining career with passion, purpose and skill.
     
    In this episode, Erik shares 5 incredibly valuable steps for approaching difficult situations. You’ll learn two vital ingredients for a business to succeed, how to break down bias, how to be an empathetic leader and retain top talent, the importance of accountability and how to lead with optimism.
     
    Erik lives with his finger on the pulse. When trying to make advisors more effective at talking to clients, he was told to stay in his box and not given any support from his bosses, until he ran a successful pilot program they could not say no to implementing further. In 2002 he also created a pride LGBTQ employee resource group at Dell to talk about challenges and solutions the community was facing.
     
    Erik and Amy Jo also discuss how technology is a must to keep up in today’s world. It enables better business.
     
    Speaking of enabling better business, The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Dream Tech Contest is offering a unique opportunity for woman business owners who are embracing tech as part of their growth journey. You can win you up to $40k in Dell Technology. Applications are now open.
     
    Visit http://dwen.com/amyjo to learn more and apply.

    • 47 min
    Phyllis Newhouse - Leading With Power

    Phyllis Newhouse - Leading With Power

    Phyllis Newhouse has quite the resume. She is the first African American woman to lead a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), the first woman ever to win the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year award in the technology category, she’s on the board of the Women’s Presidents Organization and is a pioneer in business. She is a retired senior military officer, a CEO, an investor and serial entrepreneur. Phyllis also happens to be a “frientor” to Amy Jo (a friend and mentor).
    Phyllis is changing the game and rewriting the business play book, especially for women. One way she does this is with “ROCs,” which stands for Resources, Opportunities and Connections. Phyllis generously gives these out all day every day. Amy Jo has personally been a beneficiary, as Phyllis has opened many doors for her.
    In this wide-ranging conversation, Amy Jo and Phyllis talk about business, their relationship with money, how Phyllis looks at wealth versus revenue, and how Phyllis’ power always enters the room before she does. Phyllis also shares the impactful story about how she met Serena Williams and what has happened after that meeting. We could all take a page from this playbook.
    Phyllis supports women and fosters community so well. She recently just launched a program called Shoulder Up To Lead where she shares her 11 Principles of Leadership. Here is the link to check it out: http://shoulderup2lead.com/
    Learn more about Phyllis, here: https://www.phyllisnewhouse.com/
     
    Enrollment for the next Renegade Accelerator is now open. Learn more and apply: http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com/
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    Why Not Now? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whynotnow/
    Buy Amy Jo’s book: https://amyjomartin.com/book
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    • 51 min
    Amy Browns-Taylor - Leveraging Technology for the Good of Humanity

    Amy Browns-Taylor - Leveraging Technology for the Good of Humanity

    Amy Browns-Taylor is a US citizen living in Poland. She is personally involved with helping Ukrainian refugees.
     
    Amy and her family recently said “Why Not Now?” and moved to Poland. Not long after, they found themselves faced with a unique opportunity to open their home up to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. After making that difficult decision, they haven’t looked back.
     
    Amy is a communications professional with her Bachelors in Journalism and Masters in Arts Administration. In this episode, you’ll hear how Amy has learned to leverage technology to do a whole lot of good. She has truly become a home base connection point for many Ukrainians needing help in Poland, and you’ll hear some of those heartfelt and inspiring stories during this conversation.
     
    She also discusses the amazing ways technology has allowed her efforts to be amplified as well as the hardships she has faced. It has not been an easy journey, but she says the love and humanity she see’s daily is incredible.
     
    Visit the link below to learn more about the work Amy is doing for those in need gofund.me/823af619
     
    Enrollment for the next Renegade Accelerator is now open. Learn more and apply: http://www.renegadeaccelerator.com
    Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21
    Follow Amy Jo…
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    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
    Follow Renegade Global: https://www.instagram.com/renegade_global

    • 52 min

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288 Ratings

288 Ratings

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Insightful guests

I am really enjoying your podcast…especially the diversity of guests and the stories they bring. It is a lesson to all of us that success is how we define it.

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Amy Jo helps you to burst free from fear to living

Thank you for this amazing podcast, Amy Jo.
The witness that your guests provide
help the listener to become more confident, positive thinking, and narrative oriented.
Thank you for this beacon of light!

On a related note, I found your show because it is related to “Live Inspired with John O’Leary”, another podcast that I love.

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