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You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? This show has been created because I believe the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?" Each episode you'll hear from a professional Why Notter and learn how they answered the question and took action so you can too.

You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? This show has been created because I believe the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?" Each episode you'll hear from a professional Why Notter and learn how they answered the question and took action so you can too.
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You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? This show has been created because I believe the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?" Each episode you'll hear from a professional Why Notter and learn how they answered the question and took action so you can too.




Episode 109: Charlotte Jones-Anderson - The Woman Behind The Dallas Cowboys Brand. Learn How To Build A World Class Brand.

Charlotte Jones-Anderson is the Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the biggest, most recognizable & lucrative brands in the world. Charlotte is also the chairperson of the NFL Foundation & known as the most powerful female in the NFL. Charlotte is in charge of the Cowboys brand. That star we all know so well. In this episode, Charlotte shares the most unique answer I’ve heard about branding & what it means to be a brand. Her answer should be in...


Episode 108: Amy Stanton - How To Turn Adversity Into An Asset

Amy Stanton is the Founder & CEO of Stanton & Company. They represent some of the biggest female personalities & athletes in the world. Amy has a passion for promoting & building positive female role models. Prior to starting her own company, Amy was the chief marketing officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & the director of marketing for the New York 2012 Olympic bid. In this episode we talk about Amy's new book "The Feminine Revolution", the word “feminine” & how much of an...


Episode 107: Kerry Kennedy - The Kennedy Family, a Legacy of Why Not Now?

Kerry Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy & niece of former President John F. Kennedy. She is the President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights & a Human Rights Activist herself. The Kennedy Family have a legacy of asking Why Not Now? In this episode we discuss their mentality of getting things done. Kerry also shares lessons learned from her father on fairness & inclusion, as well as advice on how listening to feedback enhances our capacity to be effective & why love is the only...


Episode 106: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik (Almost 30) - How Moving Can Jumpstart Your Life and Career

Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik are the founders & hosts of the Almost 30 podcast. They are two very funny & dynamic young women. In this episode we discuss the concept of moving & the power of a move, whether that’s moving your office space or moving to another city. We talk about the energy that comes with a move and the fact that our careers are rarely linear. They also discuss the concept of zig-zagging & how you may feel like you're not moving in an upward direction, but you are in...


Epsiode 105: When Breath Becomes Air - Life, Death, Science, Religion & When Breath Becomes Air (with Bryan Danielson)

The Why Not Now? Read A Book Club is back! In this episode, Bryan Danielson & Amy Jo review the New York Times Bestseller that you selected & voted on, "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi. It's a non-fiction true story that left both Bryan & Amy Jo in tears. They talk through Paul's reflection on his life as a young neurosurgeon who is grappling with the big questions of life as his is coming to an end. They discuss life, death, science, religion & the purpose of life. You know,...


Episode 104: Suzy Batiz - How To Find A Mentor and What Amy Jo Has Learned From Her Mentors

Suzy Batiz is the wealthiest person I know. When I say wealthy, I don't just mean money. Yes, she's got plenty of that, but I mean spiritually wealthy & rich in energy. Suzy is also my mentor. In this episode, Suzy & I discuss mentorship, how to approach finding a mentor & I share the key things she has taught me over the last two years, including why a mentor will rarely give you answers & how you can learn to mentor yourself. Suzy's mentorship has literally changed the way I approach...


Episode 103: Jen Sincero - How To Be A Badass At Life and Money

Jen Sincero is quite literally a badass. Jen is the New York Times bestselling author of the series called "You Are a Badass" and she is a voice of authority in this area for sure. Jen went from living in her garage to becoming rich and in this episode she talks about how she did it, why, and the intention behind her complete transformation. We also talk about that point that we just get sick of putting something off or we get sick and tired of being sick and tired. If you're in that space...


Episode 102: Amy Jo Martin - How A Moment Of Bravery Can Change Your Trajectory (with Mandy Sugrue)

In this episode Amy Jo Martin talks about moments of bravery and how we get these moments of bravery in a spark of confidence. How can we capitalize on these moments and combine them with doing something on a whim? In a moment of bravery, you are going to hear from Mandy Sugrue. Mandy is a Why Not Now? listener. She reached out to tell her Why Not Now? story, and it blew us away. Mandy shares how one of these moments led from one thing, to the next, to the next and completely changed the...


Episode 101: Julia Cheek - Quitting Your 9-5 To Do Your Own Thing

In this episode Julia Cheek, Founder and CEO of EverlyWell, discusses leaping into innovation, believing in your ideas and filtering criticism, the biggest misconceptions about becoming an entrepreneur and Julia's time management tips. If you are trying to decide whether or not you want to make a leap from something that, may not be a bad situation but isn't your life's work, Julia's experience and insights will be invaluable for you. Julia talks about being in that situation and having...


Episode 100: Amy Jo Martin Gets Real And Raw - Her Top 10 Lessons Learned

In the 100th episode of the Why Not Now? Show, host Amy Jo Martin gets real and raw. Amy Jo shares how one of the darkest periods in her life led her to exiting her company, how she discovered her true purpose and why she started the podcast. Amy Jo also shares the Top 10 lessons she's learned from her guests, audience and community. You may have also noticed we have a new look! Thank you for voting on the new album cover art for the podcast. You can see the new album art on our brand new...


Episode 99: Sarah Robb O'Hagan - Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan has been described as Superwoman, undercover. She's been named one of Forbes' most powerful women in sports and one of Fast Company's most creative people in business. This woman is unmatched. She's been the global president of the $5,000,000,000 sports brand, Gatorade, where she led the business through a major repositioning and business turnaround. She has also held senior positions at Nike, Virgin Atlantic, Atari, served as the global president of Equinox and...


Episode 98: Cathy Heller - How To Have Multiple Successful Careers At The Same Time

Songwriter, CEO and host of the "Don’t Keep Your Day Job" Podcast, Cathy Heller, is a “Yes and...” person. She's added layers to her career and her livelihood over time; adding things that she loves to do. Rather than just switching gears and completely changing paths, she's actually just added certain things and been able to have a portfolio of different tracks as her career. One of the things this allows us to understand is that you don't have to necessarily choose just one career focus...


Episode 97: Cindy Eckert - Advice From A Billion Dollar Woman With A Priceless Mission

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 and it's serving her very, very well. Over the last couple of years, Cindy has created and been running The Pink Ceiling, which is the cross...


Episode 96: Tony Hawk - Why You Should Prioritize Your Passion

Tony Hawk is quite possibly the most well known and innovative professional skateboarder on the planet. Tony turned pro when he was 14 and went on to experience more success than he could’ve ever dreamed of. One unexpected aspect of Tony is that he's an entrepreneur. He has had his own company, Birdhouse, for many years and has a licensed video game that's become a billion dollar franchise. We talk about business. We talk about how Tony refers to having gone through three generations of...


Episode 95: Shauna Harrison - Why Changing Careers Doesn't Mean Starting Over

Shauna Harrison has her PhD in public health, she's a self proclaimed nerd, hip hop head and yogi. She's basically a movement expert. After Shauna received her PhD and finished years of college, she decided not to pursue the expected route. She did something completely Renegade and switched career paths, but that didn’t mean starting again. Shauna is one of the original fitness influencers on social media and for those of you who might be feeling like you're not quite sure if you even...


Episode 94: Miki Agrawal - Why Business Is Like A Burpee

Miki Agrawal has one of the most intense Why Not Now? moments we’ve ever heard on the show. Miki worked as in investment banker on Wall Street right across from the World Trade Center, and when 09/11 happened, she was supposed to be at work, but slept through her alarm clock. After all of this took place, she decided to pursue her dreams and finally confronted the reality that she was living a life of supposed to instead of meant to. From that point on, Miki became an entrepreneur...


Episode 93: Amy Porterfield - How To Finally Step Into The Business You've Always Wanted

Amy Porterfield is an online wizard. Truly. She's an online marketing expert, entrepreneur, a podcast host and you're going to want to write down a lot of things she says in this episode. Amy talks about being plagued with the chronic cases of second guessing and shiny object syndrome and that feeling of not enoughness during the phase when she was going out on her own for the first time. She refers to when she was working with the big brands as being a yes girl, always wanting to please,...


Episode 92: Creative Quest - The Roadmap For Your Creative Quest (with Bryan Danielson)

We really put ourselves out there when we share creative ideas and our creative work. The topic of creativity can often times feel heady and wishy washy, because everyone has their own definition of creativity. In this episode we talk through the more tangible aspects of creativity like what to do when you're in a rut or uninspired, the literal tricks for how to keep fresh eyes and change things up, plus unique ways to look at, and deal with, success and failure. Bryan Danielson and I...


Episode 91: Nastia Liukin - Reinventing Yourself and Navigating Tough Transitions

Imagine working towards something for the first couple of decades of your life and that's all you knew. Then at age 22, it all ends. That path has gone and you have to reinvent a new path. That's what happened to Nastia Liukin. Nastia was born a gymnast and went on to win an Olympic gold medal in 2008. Then four years later, she decided to make a run for the 2012 Olympics. After a critical fall from the uneven bars, Nastia had a Why Not Now? moment that will give you chills. Nastia...


Episode 90: Martha Beck - How To Do What You Love, With The People You Love, In The Places You Love

Oprah has said Martha Beck is one of the smartest women she knows. Martha has three degrees from Harvard including her PhD in sociology and she’s the author of countless best-selling books. In this episode, Martha talks through the process she uses to make decisions, why it’s untrue that working hard leads to success, how to shift out of the ego operating system to stop grasping, how to transcend the victim, villain hero drama triangle and many other topics. Many years ago as I was...