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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 actio ...
 
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Dr. Melanie McNally is a psychologist and author; specializing in helping teens and young adults build self confidence, manage anxiety, and achieve their goals. She helps them become the super heroes of their life story. In this episode, Melanie shares the Why Not Now? moment when she decided to move her successful therapy practice from the physica…
 
Oprah calls her a hero. At age 19, Amy Purdy was given a 2% chance to live after being diagnosed with meningitis. Due to a lack of circulation, she lost her legs below the knees. After this life-altering experience, Amy has gone on to become a Paralympian snowboard champion, ABC's Dancing With The Stars runner-up, author, speaker, and co-founder of…
 
Elaine Wellness founder, Elaine Morrison joins Amy Jo on the show this week. Elaine’s Why Not Now is engrained in her company. After facing health issues, Elaine took it upon herself to create a solution that would become Elaine Wellness. She shares her entrepreneurial journey, from building a product in a field she wasn’t familiar with, to what ha…
 
Dr. Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. Gay has written more than 40 books, two of my favorites include The Big Leap and Five Wis…
 
This is our 200th episode! Whether you’ve been with us since #1 or you’re a 1st-time listener, thank you. We can’t do this without you. For this episode, Amy Jo’s husband Richard becomes the Why Not Now? host, putting Amy Jo in the hot seat. Amy Jo shares what she considers to be her biggest Why Not Now? moment, one that brings her true internal jo…
 
Your “Why Not Now?” moment may not always be about starting something new. What happens if that moment comes when it’s time to end something? Eran Zinman, Co-Founder & CTO of monday.com, and Amy Jo discuss that very thing in this episode. Eran’s “Why Not Now?” came after he realized he hadn’t validated the idea for his first company properly and ha…
 
Cindy Eckert has built and sold two pharmaceutical companies and she's the creator of the Little Pink Pill. Cindy exited that company for more than a billion dollars, and in total has $1.5bn worth of exits, but who's counting? Right? Cindy writes her own rules and defines what it means to be a renegade. The woman is unapologetically true to herself…
 
For the past 14 years, Jaime Casap has been the Chief Education Evangelist for Google. He recently left that position, and like many of us, Jaime is now on the path to figuring out what he’s going to do next. Jaime and Amy Jo discuss the Why Not Now? moment that led him to Google; a moment that took him from New York to Arizona with only $40 in his…
 
This week, Amy Jo and Richard kick off their Renegade Road Trip. After their home sold faster than they thought it would, rather than settling for a new home they were completely sold on they decided to buy an RV and hit the road. They discuss how they came to this decision by sharing the 5 Renegade Rules they following when making big life decisio…
 
Nealy Fischer is a globe-trotting mother, yogi, teacher, author of Food You Want: For the Life You Crave, & founder of The Flexible Chef. Nealy may be known as “The Flexible Chef” but in this conversation with Amy Jo, she shares how to be “The Flexible Entrepreneur”. Nealy shares how to make being an entrepreneur fit around your life rather than yo…
 
Alicia Menendez is a Writer, MSNBC Anchor, and Advocate for Women in the Workplace. She is the author of "The Likeability Trap: How To Break Free and Succeed As You Are". Alicia shares a Why Not Now? moment that effected every aspect of her life, career, and those she was working with. She explains the questions she asked herself, and the process s…
 
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor, NY Times best-selling author & worked in the White House as an advisor to President Obama. He’s known for being the voice of reason for both red & blue states during the 2016 election. He’s a social entrepreneur, a Yale-educated attorney & has been deemed one of the most influential people in the world acco…
 
Prof. Scott Galloway is an Author, Entrepreneur & a Professor of Marketing at the New York Stern School of Business. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin & Scott cover a wide range of topics. Scott discusses how having a wide variety of people to give advice & opinions can help you gain a healthy perspective when you’re making big decisions. You’ll get t…
 
This episode is a behind the scenes peek at the daily lives of Amy Jo & her husband, Richard. They share their tips & tricks for dealing with overwhelm in & out of quarantine. They talk through working with your spouse in the same house, as well as how their individual strengths help balance each others weaknesses. They discuss the importance of st…
 
This week Amy Jo Martin welcomes CEO of Dream Corps, Nisha Anand, & Founder of Life Plan NYC, Chanel Dokun, to the show. Amy Jo, Nisha, & Chanel have an honest & open conversation regarding the Black Lives Matter movement & what we all can be doing to make a meaningful change. Nisha & Chanel share ideas on ways to answer the question, “how can I he…
 
Duncan Wardle is the former Head of Creativity and Innovation at Disney. His unique innovation toolkit helps embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA. In this episode, Duncan shares what action to take as a first step towards innovation, as well as how to conduct an ideation session that is productive and set up for success - regardless of…
 
Bob Dalton is an Activist, Speaker, and Entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that gives a blanket to a homeless shelter for each blanket purchased. In this episode, Bob shares how his Mom’s journey with homelessness, and a quote on a coffee cup, inspired him to start his business and make a meaningf…
 
Jaclyn Lindsey is the co-founder & CEO of Kindness.org, as well as the co-author of “Be Kind: A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time”. (She's also a graduate of the Renegade Brand Bootcamp!) In this conversation with Amy Jo, Jaclyn talks about the steps involved in making a major pivot in her career. She shares exactly what she did to begin the pro…
 
Brie & Nikki Bella are Entrepreneurs, the stars of TV's Total Bellas, and the Co-Authors of their new book, “Incomparable”. Brie & Nikki hold nothing back in their conversation with Amy Jo. The sisters share their story of becoming WWE Superstars, even though some members of their family weren’t fully in their corner. They also discuss their new bo…
 
Danielle LaPorte is a No BS kinda gal. She’s a best-selling author, speaker, & entrepreneur. In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo’s conversation with Danielle. Through tough love, wit, comedy, & compassion, Danielle helps you help yourself. Amy Jo & Danielle talk through how you can decide for yourself exactly what’s needed in your life. She also sha…
 
Glennon Doyle is the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Untamed" & "Love Warrior". She is also the Founder & President of Together Rising. Amy Jo & Glennon dive deep into her incredible story from struggling with addiction to her path to sobriety. Glennon discusses how she learned to shape the pain she endured into acts of service. Glennon a…
 
Vic Keller is a visionary leader. He has over 25 years of experience in establishing, growing & operationally optimizing both national & international companies. In this episode, Amy Jo & Vic embark on an entrepreneurial masterclass. They discuss Vic’s journey from leaving the corporate world at 25, to building multiple companies, as well as sellin…
 
Amy Jo’s guest this week is global fashion designer, and Co-Founder of her own fashion company, Rebecca Minkoff. Rebecca shares how the things her mother taught her as a child have strengthened her creativity, and thought process, as a creator and designer. She also talks about how she’s running her business, and leading her team during the pandemi…
 
In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo's interview with Jen Sincero. Jen is the New York Times bestselling author of the series “You Are a Badass”. Jen went from living in her garage to financial freedom. She talks about how she did it & the intention behind her transformation. She also talks about getting sick & tired of being sick & tired. If you’re …
 
In this episode, Amy Jo Martin shares 3 ways you can help others in this crazy time and boost both your, and their, serotonin levels while under quarantine. We also have a special announcement! March 30, 2020, Amy Jo will be launching “The Renegade Sessions”. She shares what the sessions will include and how you can get involved for free! Get Amy J…
 
Erin Bailey is our guest this week. Erin is a Writer, Fitness Professional and Community Director at Beam. In this episode, Amy Jo and Erin talk about a time when Erin was blindsided by being laid off, and how that experience helped her build confidence in taking risks. She also discusses how to leverage adversity and use it as a tool to slingshot …
 
Lauren Holiday is our guest this week. Lauren is a 2-Time Olympic gold medalist & FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup Champion. Amy Jo & Lauren have one of the most intense conversations we’ve heard on the Why Not Now? show. Lauren shares her journey from winning Olympic gold to winning the Women’s World Cup, to being diagnosed with a potentially life-th…
 
Our guest this week is Afdhel Aziz. Afdhel is an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author of "Good is the New Cool". In this episode, Amy Jo chats with Afdhel about how a 3am dust storm during Coachella radically changed his career trajectory. He also shares his “GPS” system, and how to use your Gifts, Passions, and Service to make an impact on the world. …
 
In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo Martin’s interview with Mel Robbins. Mel Robbins is an expert on leadership and defeating doubt. She’s a thought-leader on thinking less and taking more action. Mel is an Award-Winning CNN Commentator, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Powerhouse. She shows us how counting down from five can help you tackle yo…
 
Cathy Heller returns to the show this week. Cathy is the host of the Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast & author of the book, “Don’t Keep Your Day Job”. Amy Jo Martin & Cathy have an honest & playful conversation. Nothing is off-limits. Cathy is in the business of helping people find their purpose & quit their jobs. She shares what that means & what s…
 
Farryn Weiner is on the show this week. Farryn is an award-winning marketer and the founder of Farrynheight. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin and Farryn talk about the 3 decision-making filters she uses in everything she does. Farryn also shares how she built her company from scratch, starting out with $2000 and using her apartment as her office. Fol…
 
This week's guest is Ksenia Avdulova. Ksenia is a speaker, educator, founder of Breakfast Criminals and host of the Woke & Wired Podcast. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin and Ksenia discuss how to take action by trusting your intuition even when it may not make sense. Ksenia also shares how she stays in alignment with herself while setting goals and …
 
This week's episode is a deep dive into the Why Not Now? archives. This is the very first episode of the show with guest, Mark Cuban. Amy Jo chats with Mark 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 billi…
 
John Maxwell is our guest this week. John is an author, speaker and has been deemed the #1 leadership expert in the world by Inc. Magazine. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin and John talk about leadership and personal growth. John discusses his specific formula for decision making as well as his "60/40" approach to running a business. He also shares w…
 
Do you notice a pattern of mental roadblocks that keep you from progressing in your career & life? Spiritual mentor and author of "Loving What Is", Byron Katie, has developed 4 questions which she calls “The Work”, to help you navigate those roadblocks. Amy Jo & Byron Katie discuss how to apply the 4 questions to your Why Now Now? Ideas & everyday …
 
Have you ever reached a point where you’ve burned out and needed to take a break? This is a familiar scenario for a lot of us. What if that break turned into a life-changing career shift? In this episode, Amy Jo Martin chats with Hitha Palepu about just that. Hitha shares a Why Not Now? moment that took her from being a successful blogger to the CE…
 
Amy Jo Martin kicks off 2020 by sharing her single biggest lesson of the decade. All of her other lessons roll up into this one. She shares the tactics of how you can apply the learning to your personal and professional lives. It has been life-changing for her and it can be for you too. Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/…
 
This week is Part 2 of our Best of 2019. Amy Jo shares a few of her favorite conversations from 2019 that will help you make the best of your time in 2020. Author of “Do Less” Kate Northrup, FOCUS Brands President and COO Kat Cole, and Author of “Essentialism” Greg McKeown share their best tips on managing and maximizing your time so you’re ready t…
 
In this week's episode, Amy Jo shares some of her favorite conversations from 2019 to help you get a head start on your 2020 goals. Business Mogul and Shark Tank shark Barbara Corcoran, Business Coach extraordinaire Christy Wright and Entrepreneur Heather Allen share their steps, tips and tricks on how to take action on your “Why Not Now?” idea. Ge…
 
Over the last 15 years, Ali Brown has advised and nurtured some of the largest online thought leaders. She’s been named one of Forbes “Women to Watch” and has been featured on the ABC hit prime time television show “Secret Millionaire”. Ali shares her fascinating story of shifting her career when she was on top and thriving. She discusses what the …
 
This week's guest is Stephanie Hauser. Stephanie and Amy Jo became friends in the NICU after Amy Jo's son Lincoln was born. Stephanie shares the incredible story of when her son was born at just 23 weeks and navigating more than half a year in the NICU. She also shares her impactful philosophy, the concept behind how she operates, and how anyone ca…
 
In this episode we revisit Amy Jo's interview with best selling author, speaker and one of the top thought leaders in today's world, Simon Sinek. Simon helps individuals, brands and communities find their WHY – why they do what they do. You'll hear Simon share his philosophy on finding your "Why?", what happens when you find it, why it's only the s…
 
We’re changing it up this week! This special episode is a live recording from the Riveter Summit in New York City. Amy Jo Martin joins panelists Tiffany Dufu, Jen Hatmaker, John Lippman, & Vanessa Liu in a discussion moderated by Erica Keswin. Enjoy this colorful conversation about not only pivoting your career but pivoting your message and your li…
 
Derek Sivers is an author, entrepreneur and founder of CDBaby. In a world where speed and instant gratification are everything, Derek defines himself as a “slow thinker”. He talks about the importance of slowing down and thinking things through. He also shares his unique perspective on the “why not now?” question, which is one we’ve never heard, an…
 
Michele Sullivan is the recently retired President of the Caterpillar Foundation and the Director of Corporate Social Innovation at Caterpillar. Michele discusses her journey navigating life as a little person and how we all live with our own differences, some we can see and some we can’t. She also talks about her new book “Looking Up” which hits s…
 
This episode is a favorite from the Why Not Now? archives. Scott Harrison 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, and best-selling author, he has impacted over 6 million lives and raised $300 million to prov…
 
Megan Alexander is an author, speaker, television personality, singer-songwriter and mother of 3. Amy Jo and Megan discuss how she manages staying present while living in 2 cities and her top tips for balancing multiple projects. Megan also discusses her new book “One More Hug”, the song she wrote and performed, called "One More", to accompany her …
 
This episode is all about conquering your inbox. Amy Jo Martin shares her tips and tricks on simplifying your inbox and discusses how to set up a respectful autoresponder to help create more space and less stress in your work and life. Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21 Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group: h…
 
In this episode Amy Jo Martin switches roles and is interviewed by Sahara Rose on Sahara’s podcast - Highest Self Podcast. Amy Jo discusses the many pivots she’s made along her career and life path, from quitting her job with the NBA, starting her first company, living on a boat, moving to the forest, and starting the Why Not Now? Show. She also ta…
 
Kate Northrup is an entrepreneur and best selling author of "Money: A Love Story" and "Do Less". In this episode, Kate talks about "Do Less" and her philosophy of doing less of what’s not working, more of what is working and what lights you up. She also walks you through her 3 filter questions she asks herself on everything that’s on her calendar t…
 
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