140: Why Not Now with Amy Jo Martin

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140: Why Not Now with Amy Jo Martin

We have to start challenging ourselves and asking those tough questions if we truly want to make an impact. Today’s guest is Amy Jo Martin, the author of NY Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules and host of the Why Not Now Podcast. We discuss exploring questions with yourself such as, “why can’t I make an impact?”, “why not now?” “if not me, then who?”. She shares how she started her first business, Digital Royalty before exiting it in 2016 to pursue Renegade Brand Bootcamp, a mastermind for female founders and entrepreneurs. We chat about slowing down, unglorifying busy and living at a sustainable pace. She shares her experience of being a millionaire while feeling physically and emotionally bankrupt and why you need to take action on moments of bravery.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Amy Jo’s approach to slowing down and taking a sustainable pace
  • When Amy Jo recognized it was time to walk away from the chaos
  • Amy Jo’s mantra “play full out”
  • How our life’s experiences are meant to help others
  • Amy Jo’s advice on putting mechanisms in place to hold yourself accountable
  • Taking action on moments of bravery 

What To Do Next:

  • Why not now? Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, make a plan, take action and go for it. Make that first tiny step that you need to make to get yourself where you want to go.
  • Sign up for my free five-day challenge, Five Days for Finding Your Joy, to learn how to bring more joy into your daily life.

Resources and Links

Today’s episode of the podcast is brought to you by, well me actually because I really wanted to do something to really help bring about a little more joy, a little more happiness in your lives. And as you know, my book, the Joy of Missing Out is coming out in just a few weeks. And I wanted to do something to help you rediscover your own joy. So, I am going to be offering a free challenge called Five Days for Finding Your Joy. This challenge will run September 23rd through the 27th and each day there’s a video talking about a technique to discover what cultivates and brings you joy. And as with most things that I teach, I’ve done a ton of research to make sure everything I’m talking about is scientifically based and valid. I didn’t want this to be some surface-level fluff type challenge.

My goal is that by going through this challenge, you are going to be more mindful and more aware of the things that bring you joy, not the superficial stuff. Along with the video each day, there’s an exercise designed to take no more than 15 minutes, but it will work to get at the heart of what truly does bring you joy. I would love to have you in the challenge. It’s absolutely free, but it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’re going to have some Facebook lives. We’re going to have some prizes. So, don’t miss out. Just head to 5daystofindjoy.com to sign up. 


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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton