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For ADHD {and ADHD-ish} business owners who live in Distraction City, with shiny object syndrome, and live life with other tendencies that keep us from doing our best work. You want a sustainable life. A work/home/school/family stability that WORKS, functions on good habits, systems, and approaches that set us up for immeasurable success both personally and professionally. With a mix of psychology, strategy and support (that only a bestie can give), The podcast formally known as My Biz Bestie aims to make the entrepreneurial journey less lonely and a lot more fun! We cover everything from burnout and overwhelm to ADHD and use strategies to have more ease and success in your business by taking neurodiversity, brain biases and over 16 years of clinical experience working with business owners, executives, and professionals in Silicon Valley to help you have a more fulfilling life and business. The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur offers business owners support for the emotional side of business. The host Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist, multiple biz owner and former tech industry drop out who works with high-achieving, easily distracted entrepreneurs with mindset & strategies to stop suffering for success.

For ADHD {and ADHD-ish} business owners who live in Distraction City, with shiny object syndrome, and live life with other tendencies that keep us from doing our best work. You want a sustainable life. A work/home/school/family stability that WORKS, functions on good habits, systems, and approaches that set us up for immeasurable success both personally and professionally. With a mix of psychology, strategy and support (that only a bestie can give), The podcast formally known as My Biz Bestie aims to make the entrepreneurial journey less lonely and a lot more fun! We cover everything from burnout and overwhelm to ADHD and use strategies to have more ease and success in your business by taking neurodiversity, brain biases and over 16 years of clinical experience working with business owners, executives, and professionals in Silicon Valley to help you have a more fulfilling life and business. The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur offers business owners support for the emotional side of business. The host Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist, multiple biz owner and former tech industry drop out who works with high-achieving, easily distracted entrepreneurs with mindset & strategies to stop suffering for success.

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United States

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For ADHD {and ADHD-ish} business owners who live in Distraction City, with shiny object syndrome, and live life with other tendencies that keep us from doing our best work. You want a sustainable life. A work/home/school/family stability that WORKS, functions on good habits, systems, and approaches that set us up for immeasurable success both personally and professionally. With a mix of psychology, strategy and support (that only a bestie can give), The podcast formally known as My Biz Bestie aims to make the entrepreneurial journey less lonely and a lot more fun! We cover everything from burnout and overwhelm to ADHD and use strategies to have more ease and success in your business by taking neurodiversity, brain biases and over 16 years of clinical experience working with business owners, executives, and professionals in Silicon Valley to help you have a more fulfilling life and business. The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur offers business owners support for the emotional side of business. The host Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist, multiple biz owner and former tech industry drop out who works with high-achieving, easily distracted entrepreneurs with mindset & strategies to stop suffering for success.

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English

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Episodes

142. Clearing Up Your Money Clutter

8/10/2022
Money is one of the things that we seem to stress about the most and, as a result, avoid. Sound familiar? As we enter the countdown to the end of the summer chaos, I’m starting to take some time to organize and declutter. And clearing up money clutter is part of that process. This week on the podcast, I’m sharing with you a training I did in the Inner Circle, Clearing Money Clutter. It will help you to find hidden money in your life, get your bills paid up and planned out, and just...

Duration:00:12:22

141. Hiring New Team Members The Right Way with Tasha Booth

8/3/2022
If your business is growing and you’re reaching the limit of what you can handle on your own, it might be time to bring on some team members. Most business owners start with administrative support. Neurodivergent business owners, like me, tend to struggle with the little tasks that need to be done. Scheduling appointments, following through with projects, each and every step of a workflow. Sound familiar? But how do you know who to hire and what to hire them for? It’s overwhelming,...

Duration:00:40:42

140. Making the Most of Conferences

7/27/2022
Who else is excited about attending in-person events again? I’ve attended two conferences recently and I’m thrilled to be able to hug old friends and meet some new ones. Unfortunately, my ADHD brain is challenged with making sure I’m making the most out of in-person events while I’m there and making sure that I follow through on all the after-conference follow-up. (Follow-up is not my strong suit.) Do you feel the same? On this episode, I’m sharing some steps to take before, during,...

Duration:00:25:27

138. Are you fun deficient?

7/13/2022
For too many of my friends and loved ones, life just doesn’t seem to be much fun anymore. And it’s not just the pandemic that’s ruined fun for us. It’s financial pressure, society, the desire to succeed in work or business. And, of course, all the adult responsibilities that we have. I don’t know about you, but I want life to be fun. I look for fun everywhere I go, but sometimes I fall off track and I know I need to recalibrate. Fun is a primary motivator for me, no matter what I’m doing....

Duration:00:22:55

137. Activism Without Losing Yourself with Jax Anderson

7/6/2022
When shit happens in life that we can’t control, we can sit back and be complacent or we can step up and take action. Not one to back down from a challenge, I’ve found myself struggling with how to handle the recent challenges we’re facing in the U.S. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to both business and therapy clients and the conversations sound eerily similar: we’re distracted and unmotivated right now. So I turned to Jax Anderson, my friend and a fellow therapist, who continually...

Duration:00:46:49

136. Letting Go of Perfectionism and Trigger Words with Dr. Jane Tornatore

6/29/2022
We all want to do our best, but many of us neurodivergent entrepreneurs struggle with perfectionism. We see perfection everywhere we look, but never within ourselves. There’s really no such thing as perfection because there’s always room for improvement. That’s one of the “gifts” of being human, that we thrive on growth and development. But sometimes perfectionism can hold us back from taking action and our ego gets in the way. We get down on ourselves because something that “should”...

Duration:00:46:11

135. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome for Neurodivergents with Patrick Casale

6/22/2022
Imposter syndrome is something that impacts nearly every entrepreneur I know. But it’s not just about feeling like you’re not worthy to be called an expert in your field. Imposter syndrome shows up in so many different ways. This week on the podcast, imposter syndrome expert Patrick Casale and I are talking about imposter syndrome for neurodivergent folks, being in alignment with authenticity, how to let go of some of the negative messaging we hold onto, and creating movement to remain in...

Duration:00:00:57

134. Managing Health and Mind for Better Business with Cate Stillman

6/15/2022
Your health and wellness has a big impact on your business and there are a lot of opinions about what being healthy looks like. Social and cultural norms often take precedence, along with quick fixes. The truth is that change and evolution, both in business and in your health and wellness, take time. This week on the podcast, Cate Stillman is sharing her expertise around integrating changes into business, doing hard things, getting uncomfortable so you can evolve, designing your lifestyle,...

Duration:00:53:37

133. Are You a Victim of the Fuckening?

6/8/2022
You know the feeling. Like everything is going right and you’re on fire. Is it too good to be true? Feels like it! Then the shit hits the fan and everything goes into the toilet. This is what I call the Fuckening. And it’s going to happen at some point. There’s no way around it. But how you react to it can make a big difference. Will you fight it? Lean into it? Find a way to destress and move forward? On this episode, I’m sharing a tongue-in-cheek meditation that gives you...

Duration:00:07:53

132. Hiring Strategy for Better ROI with Ashley Cox

6/1/2022
If you’ve been thinking about hiring to take some of the day-to-day minutiae off your list, you just might have waited too long to take the leap. That’s according to this week’s podcast guest, Ashley Cox of SproutHR. Early in business, bootstrapping is essential. But as you bring on more clients, you start to eat into your family and rest time resulting in working more hours than you should or want to. Some of those working hours (maybe more than you’d care to admit!) are likely taking...

Duration:00:45:22

131. Good Enough Video is Good Enough with Erik Fisher

5/25/2022
It’s the year of the video…again. And guess what? It will be the year of the video next year too. Video is incredibly popular, and for good reason. It allows your audience to see you and your personality, making an even deeper connection between the two of you, before you even have that first true conversation. But too many people get hung up on doing it perfectly, so they don’t even start. It’s time to just start. And this week’s podcast guest, Erik Fisher, is just the person to talk...

Duration:00:39:54

130. Feeling Extra Sensitive? It Might Be RSD

5/18/2022
Rejection sensitivity dysphoria is one of the lesser-known responses associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And if you’re not aware of it, you can end up feeling paralyzed and alone. You might think that sensitivity about how people perceive you and your work or that story you’re telling yourself about why someone isn’t responding to your email or direct message just comes with entrepreneurship. And I think it does, to a point. But RSD is these feelings to the...

Duration:00:13:20

129. 10 Strategies for Getting Unstuck in Business

5/11/2022
We all get stuck sometimes. On some tasks more than others. Thankfully there are a lot of tools you can use to get unstuck in your business. That project that you feel so much unclarity around. That paralyzing overwhelm you have when looking at your calendar. That solo podcast episode you just don’t feel like recording. (Guilty!) I feel like I’m a pro at getting stuck, but I’m also a pro at getting UNstuck too. This week on the podcast, I’m sharing some of my favorite and time-tested...

Duration:00:23:49

128. Stop Avoiding the Ask and Start Selling with Annie Ruggles

5/4/2022
Without sales, you don’t have a business. But the resistance to selling is fierce among small business owners, particularly in the helping professions. (I’m looking at you, therapists and coaches!) There’s too much frantic posting on social media, trying to be everywhere, and creating content for the sake of creating content. Where’s the ask? Where’s the solving of your audience’s problems? This week on the podcast, my friend Annie Ruggles is sharing her energy and insight into pulling...

Duration:00:35:44

127. Hiring for Small Business with Realistic Expectations with Jamie Van Cuyk

4/27/2022
You’re feeling strapped for time and need to hire some support for your business. This probably means your business is growing. Congratulations! Before you hire your BFF or post inside a Facebook group that you’re looking for someone to fill a role, you have some work to do. Hiring isn’t something that anyone should take lightly, and it’s likely that it’s a much slower process than you expect. If you’ve hired before, you know there are a lot of moving parts and mistakes to be had. This...

Duration:00:45:31

126. Taking Back Your Wellness for the Health of Your Business with Wendy Hill

4/20/2022
Entrepreneurs are pulled in so many directions, but taking care of ourselves should be our number one priority. Because when we’re not feeling good, we can’t be there for our business or our family. If you’re a woman of a certain age, you might not be feeling yourself. Hormones, lack of sleep, and even being off on nutrition and exercise can contribute to feeling unwell. Together, these can compound into multiple health issues. I’ve been feeling it and I’ve been hearing from friends...

Duration:00:45:43

125. Tax Time Pep Talk for the Easily Distracted

4/13/2022
If you’re U.S. based and catching this in real-time, you’re in the last days before your taxes are due. You probably already know that the timer is ticking down, and you might be avoiding it. (You’re probably avoiding it.) Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but taxes are non-negotiable for everyone. It’s time to sit down and get it done. But first, listen in to my pep talk. It doesn’t have to take you days to do your taxes, especially if you have a tax professional to help you...

Duration:00:07:11

124. Leading in Your Business by Starting Inside You with Giada Carta

4/6/2022
One of the best feelings is when business flows and feels good, like you’re doing what you’re meant to be doing and it’s connected to your soul. If you haven’t felt that before, it’s time! It could be your leadership style that’s holding you back or, more likely, that you’re subscribed to patriarchal beliefs about leadership. And it’s no wonder. We’ve been taught from birth that boys and girls, men and women are expected to show up differently. No more! The truth is that femininity and...

Duration:00:52:16

123. What to Do When Sh*t Happens

3/30/2022
There comes a time when we all go through crap…in life, in business…and it’s often both at the same time. Because what’s impacting us personally is bound to impact us professionally too as small business owners. When this happens, everything can feel pretty hopeless. I’m hearing from a lot of people these days about some of the garbage going on in their lives, from divorce to illness to just a really difficult year in business so far. None of these challenges will go away on their own...

Duration:00:17:20

122. Know Your Numbers for More Business Ease with Jamie Trull

3/23/2022
Because formal training around business finances isn’t a thing, except for actual financial professionals, many of us feel like we’re left in the dark. Hiding from your financials isn’t doing you any favors. We need a good handle on our money so we can make informed, data-driven decisions about our pricing, how we invest, and what we’re taking home each month. If you’re not feeling confident in your financial decisions, or if you just want to start seeing more profit in your business, this...

Duration:00:44:18