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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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Farryn Weiner is an award-winning marketer and the founder of Farrynheight. Her resume includes a Forbes 30 Under 30 recognition, and senior positions with Sweetgreen and Michael Kors. At first glance, Farryn seemingly has it all: creative chops and leadership positions with high-profile companies. But Amy Jo and Farryn have a frank and honest conv…
 
Meaghan Murphy is an Author, Editor, On-Air Personality & was recently named Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day magazine. In this episode, Meaghan and Amy Jo discuss a recent Why Not Now? moment when Meaghan told herself, “If my new book becomes a New York Times Best-Seller, I’ll get the lightning bolt from the cover tattooed on my wrist!”. This If- Th…
 
Some Incredible Words of Wisdom For You In 2021 Favorite moments from 2020! Welcome to Part 2 of the Best of 2020! We’re saying “see ya!” to 2020 and looking back on some of Amy Jo’s favorite interviews from this year. In this episode, Amy Jo revisits conversations with New York Times bestselling author, Glennon Doyle, Former Disney Head of Innovat…
 
2020 has brought more challenges than any of us could have imagined. As we prepare to move into 2021, let’s not forget what we’ve overcome in 2020 and what we are still working toward. Leverage that adversity to learn and grow in the new year. 2020 brought some amazing guests to Why Not Now? In this episode, Amy Jo revisits her conversations with T…
 
Jason Mraz joins us on the show this week. You know him as a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter. But what you may not know is that he's also a passionate farmer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. In this episode, Jason talks to Amy Jo about music's power to harmonize humanity in a time where many of us feel divided. Jason and Amy Jo also discus…
 
Get to know the REAL person behind the personality. Matthew McConaughey has depth and he shares things in this episode that we’ve never heard before. We all know him from the big screen, but this wide-ranging conversation takes unexpected turns. He also shares a glimpse behind the scenes. You’ll hear the Matthew behind the Matthew McConaughey. Matt…
 
Tony Hsieh was my visionary friend, mentor and investor. He continues to be one of my greatest teachers. He’s a constant voice in my head and grin in my heart. In this episode, Tony shares his wisdom, which is pulled from our previous conversation on the show. I also share some of my greatest lessons and favorite memories. He passed away on Novembe…
 
Jessica Yellin is the former White House Correspondent for CNN & the founder of News Not Noise; a fresh voice in media that provides daily news reports on Instagram. In this episode, Jessica and Amy Jo talk about the transition from reporting on CNN, having the lights, cameras and broadcast team behind her, to stepping out on her own in her back ya…
 
Annie Duke is an Author, Speaker, Decision Strategist and former World Champion Poker Professional. In this episode, Annie and Amy Jo dive deep into decision making. Do you have a Why Not Now? idea in the back of your mind and you’re thinking “when X happens, THEN I can move forward”? Annie has been there. She shares valuable advice and tactics you…
 
Greg McKeown is the New York Times Bestselling Author of "Essentialism" & this episode is essential listening for these frantic times we live in. Greg talks through essentialism vs non-essentialism & how if you don't prioritize your life someone else will. He also discusses the value of consistency, asks if you can answer the question “What’s impor…
 
Jen Wong is the Chief Operating Officer at Reddit. In case you didn’t know, Reddit is an online network of communities, with over 430+ million average monthly active users. In short, Reddit is a big deal. In this episode, Jen and Amy Jo discuss the professional and personal decisions Jen made on her path to becoming COO of Reddit, which involved, a…
 
Jeff Sutherland is one of the founders of Scrum & is an efficiency & productivity legend. In simple terms, Scrum is a framework that helps people work together. In this episode, Jeff & Amy Jo discuss the specifics about Scrum, from how it was developed to what you need to do in order to adopt these proven methods regardless of your situation, wheth…
 
If you missed out on Amy Jo’s live Masterclass sessions, you’re in luck! We wanted to bring you a special extra episode this week and share one of the Masterclasses in podcast form. The Renegade Roadmap for Humanizing & Monetizing Your Personal Brand Masterclass is packed full of valuable information to help you grow your brand online. You’ll bust …
 
Nikki Brafman creates abundant miracles. She is a Human Design Reader, Business Coach and Mom. In this episode, Nikki shares her personality tool, so before you listen go to https://www.nikkibrafman.com/chart and get your Energy Type. It takes less than a minute. Then come back and listen along as Nikki dives into the different Energy Types found i…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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! To learn …
 
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…
 
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