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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 ...
 
Stories are incredibly powerful. They can change lives by inspiring, motivating, influencing, challenging, and even educating. The Story Box is a platform for people from all walks of life and experiences to share their stories with the world. If you are a lover of stories. Then tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a brand new episode featuring a special guest or guests that you don't want to miss!
 
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Dr. Meredith Provost is a minivan-driving mom and fertility doctor who started sharing her voice online this year. She had no social media footprint when she became a Renegade student. Fast-forward and she goes viral on TikTok. Meredith shares step-by-step how this happened and how she started owning her voice. Her message resonated because she sho…
 
Author, Speaker, Founder/CEO, Podcast Host and Innovation Advocate Amy Jo helps people do difficult things. She guides them down the black diamond slopes of business and life. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Renegades Write the Rules, host of the Why Not Now? Podcast and founder of the Renegade Brand Bootcamp. Prior to bec…
 
Sarah Davidson, Is best summed up by her overarching life philosophy – “seize the yay”."As for my journey, I started my professional life as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at a leading international law firm. I enjoyed several years of invaluable learning, development and even exciting travel opportunities and quite enjoyed pretending my life wa…
 
Ryan Blair is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who came from nothing to lose, and had everything to gain. At the age of 21 years old, Blair had already founded his first business, 24/7 Tech, and has since created and sold numerous other companies for hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career. In 201…
 
What role should Christians play in politics? What are our civic responsibilities? And, how do we glorify God as we engage in policy conversations? Amy Black, professor of political science at Wheaton College, joins Today’s Conversation podcast to answer these questions and more. In this overview of civics for Christians, you’ll hear NAE President …
 
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 …
 
JAIREK ROBBINS OPTIMIZES HUMAN PERFORMANCE He is a Best-Selling author. FastCompany calls him inspiring and says he’ll make your life less ordinary. Forbes says Jairek will teach you how to succeed. Deepak Chopra will advise you to go to Jairek to help create meaning and fulfilment in your life. Brian Tracy applauds Jairek’s ability to teach people…
 
Dillon Kivo is an American entrepreneur, author, & keynote speaker. Kivo is most known for being the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Kivo Daily Magazine. Kivo helps executives find their competitive edge and share unique and impactful stories through the use of public relations, advertising, and social media marketing. Kivo’s work has been featured …
 
Imagine having a baby, moving cities, going through a divorce, and starting a new business that generated 6 figures all in ONE year. Life Coach and this week's guest, Jules Webber did just that. In this episode, Jules and Amy Jo discuss how Jules navigated those crazy twelve months. It started just after her divorce when she realized she was approa…
 
Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad—the #1 personal finance book of all time—Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs who will create jobs. With perspectives on money and in…
 
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…
 
Talia Pollock is an author and the founder of Party In My Plants. In this episode, Talia and Amy Jo talk through Talia’s Why Not Now? Moment that came when she realized she was being recognized as “The Party In My Plants Lady” and not who she was as a person. You see, Talia is more than just that title suggests. She’s worked for David Letterman, Co…
 
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Personally driven to expand people’s vision of wellness to a 360-degree view that encompasses body and mind, Tom created Impact Theory to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world. Through his co…
 
Gerard Adams is a true thought leader for Millennial entrepreneurs. He’s grounded, humble, real, and engaging. And he’s walked the walk. He started from the bottom, and climbed to staggering success at a young age. He’s inspiring and honest about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Gerard has spoken globally on his results-driven practices…
 
Rich Froning Jr. is an American professional CrossFit athlete known for his achievements participating in the CrossFit Games. He became the first person to win the title of "Fittest Man on Earth" four times with his first-place finish in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 CrossFit Games. In 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 he led team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom to …
 
Dr Michael Gervais is a world-renowned high-performance psychologist and industry visionary. Over the course of 20 years working with world-leading performers, Dr Gervais has developed a psychological framework that allows people to thrive in pressure-packed environments. His clientele consists of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, countless Olympic medal…
 
WE ARE ON EPISODE 80 of The Story Box Podcast and have I got a guest for you today! As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of soci…
 
Max Lucado says he “writes books for people who don’t read books.’ Even so, his best-selling books have sold over 120 million copies across 54 languages worldwide. Perhaps Lucado is converting non-readers with his poetic storytelling and homespun humour. Perhaps readers can sense that his encouraging words flow from the heart of a pastor. Every tra…
 
Danika Brysha has spent the past decade building her personal brand by showing up on social media as her authentic self. In doing so, she’s built a community of people ready to convert when she launches something new. Case in point, when she launched The Self Care Society, Danika didn’t need to worry about how to get people in the door because ther…
 
GABRIELLE REECE | ‘Gabby’, is not only a volleyball legend, but an inspirational leader, New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. The former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman is the definition of both athleticism and beauty. Creator of HIGHX®, Co-Founder of XPT® and Executive Member of Laird Superf…
 
Gina Altas is the founder of Help For Hirschsprung's Disease a charity spreading awareness for people struggling with this incurable disease. Gina story will certainly touch a lot of lives - she is a woman of faith and that is what keeps her going. Follow and support Gina on Social Media Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/help_for_hirschsprung_d…
 
For over 15 years Lauren Mitrick Wood has been absolutely crushing it in the Real Estate game. Lauren specializes in residential sales and works with a myriad of clients including first-time buyers, sellers, renters and investors, in the greater Chicago area. She is also the founder of the lifestyle real estate brand Olive Well as well as a Renegad…
 
Keaton Simons is an American recording and performing artist. He is signed to Best Revenge Records, his independent label created in 2012. His music has been featured on shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Hollywood Heights, Private Practice, NCIS: Los Angeles, Crash, Suits, American Dad!, Harper's Island, and The Cleaner. Keaton is the son of Eliza Rob…
 
Zac Perna is a YouTube Sensation! He is known for his creative approach to fitness style videos whilst also providing valuable content for people to learn from. He's also hilarious to watch sometimes and the things he puts his body and mind through is just astounding. How did Zac get there? Find out on this episode. Follow Zac on Social Media YouTu…
 
When facing challenging issues, evangelicals like to start with the Bible. In this podcast, we revisit a conversation from 2016 between then NAE President Leith Anderson and now current NAE President Walter Kim. The topic is as timely now as it was then: Theology of Race. In this podcast, you’ll hear Leith and Walter discuss:: What — if anything — …
 
Up North Management Group is a leading talent management firm representing top gaming and esports creators and streamers, and professional athletes with a passion for the digital space. Some of our recent work includes partnerships with Samsung, Nesquik, Jarritos, Smile Direct Club, Gatorade, Bauer, LG, Oculus, Clinique and Heinz. The two brothers …
 
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…
 
For readers who haven’t heard about Byron Katie, here is some background. In the midst of ordinary American life—two marriages, three children, a successful career—Katie entered a ten-year-long downward spiral into depression, agoraphobia, self-loathing, and suicidal despair. She drank to excess, her husband brought her pints of ice cream and codei…
 
Resilient, relentless and real, Brooke Ence is a Utah native and elite CrossFit athlete who slays PRs with a smile. Brooke, raised by two hard-working and driven parents, grew up doing gymnastics, softball, swimming and dance alongside her three older siblings. Fast-forward to 2015 when she placed 1st in the California Regional and went on to place…
 
Samantha Jade is an ARIA Award-winning Australian singer, songwriter, actress and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. She has written tracks for artists including JoJo and Ashley Tisdale. On 20 November 2012 Jade won the fourth season of The X Factor Australia, the first woman to win the Australian series. She subsequently signed with…
 
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…
 
Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance. WHOOP today works with professional athletes across every sports league, college athletes across every conference, Olympians and the U.S. military; the company more recently released its first consumer product. Ahmed…
 
Dave’s journey from a left-leaning progressive to a free-thinking classical liberal has been quite an adventure. Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain political belief system based primarily on his immutable characteristics. Fed up with the mainstream media narrative and click-bait news, Dave decided to open up about hi…
 
Pastor Miles McPherson played four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985. It was during this time that he developed a cocaine addiction that found the NFL star in a tailspin as he began feeding his habit. After his second season in the NFL and after a weekend-long drug binge, he called out to Jesus Christ, accepted Him and sto…
 
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…
 
Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said is either dead or dying. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digi…
 
originally from High Ridge, MO, Michael grew up in a fairly typical blue-collar, hard-working, middle-America household. Michael is the son of a union carpenter and a secretary. The value of hard work was instilled early on by Michael’s parents and he attributes a lot of his blue-collar work ethic to the example they provided. Passing on scholarshi…
 
Eric Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies. In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He also starred in La Cucaracha, which won Best F…
 
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…
 
Dr Ian Smith is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books, SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, and SUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet, BLAST THE SUGAR OUT, The Clean 20, THE ANCIENT NINE and eleven other books with millions of copies in print. His newest book—CLEAN & LEAN: 30 Days, 30 Foods, A New You! hit the stands April 9th, 2019 and was a…
 
Alright everyone get out your pens and note pads - there is so much to write down in this episode! Andrew D. Huberman (born in 1975 in Palo Alto, California) and is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fie…
 
Leah is an accredited Snowy Mountains guide, certified Level 2 Wim Hof Method Instructor, breathwork specialist, extreme cold tolerance practitioner and mother of two. Having conquered her own battle of anxiety, stress, depression and sleeping problems, her mission is to help people improve their health & wellbeing by reconnecting them to nature an…
 
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…
 
This is a difficult time for our country and world. Many — some who may not even know it — are experiencing trauma. Nicole Martin assesses our current context as an opportunity for the Church to be the place of healing our world so desperately needs. She shares how the Trauma Healing Institute has been equipping pastors and laypeople to facilitate …
 
Arthur Charlafits is the former COO of Australia's No.1 Property Sit for Real Estate - Realestate.com.au. When Arthur saw a unique gap in the market of Childcare, he decided to create a company that would help parents find the right childcare and learning centre that's suitable for parents and kids. On this episode of The Story Box, Jay unboxes Art…
 
This has to be the longest unboxing Story on The Story Box to date and for good reason too! Jon Played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third o…
 
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