November 22, 2019

Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator and Founder of Emily McDowell & Friends; a greeting card and gift company that is innovating the industry. Emily was named one of Slate’s 10 Designers Who Are Changing The World.

In this episode, Emily shares two pivotal life moments that were the catalyst for her career shift from advertising into pursuing her passion. She talks through what you really need to think about before taking the leap and monetizing what brings you joy, the one thing that’s applicable to all entrepreneurs and businesses as well as adapting quickly with a growing business. Emily also discusses a fresh view on innovation and how you can make an impact without the need for tech and silicon valley investors.

Follow Emily on Instagram and learn more about Emily McDowell & Friends, here.

To learn more about monday dot com, and for a free trial, go to http://hey.monday.com/amyjomartin

To learn more about the Renegade Accelerator, go to http://renegadeaccelerator.com

Get Amy Jo’s newsletter: https://amyjomartin.activehosted.com/f/21

Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whynotnowpodcast/

Follow Amy Jo…

FB: http://www.facebook.com/amyjomartin

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyjomartin

Why Not Now? Insta: http://www.instagram.com/whynotnow

Buy Amy Jo’s Book: https://amyjomartin.shop/collections/frontpage/products/renegades

Listen Now

Show Partners




We are excited to welcome Super Coffee as a Why Not Now? show partner. Super Coffee is fueled with positive energy, from the ingredients they use to their brand promise. Super Coffee removes the negatives like sugar and adds the positives like MCT Oil and Protein so that you can maximize your day. Head to drinksupercoffee.com and enter WHYNOTNOW at checkout for your exclusive 25% discount off all products in their store.


Thank you for the groovy show tunes Rock Salt Music and John Coggins and Richard Grewar. The Why Not Now? Show is edited and produced by Nik @ Big Coconut Media.

share this post