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Bonus: The Winding Trajectory of a Successful Career with Amber Hawley

Welcome back to another bonus episode of My Biz Bestie. Today is all about Amber Hawley, multi-passionate business owner, wife, and mother. Amber didn’t start out life wanting to own her own business, but over time she determined she had just the skills necessary to make it as an entrepreneur. I think we can all agree she’s currently crushing it. Amber is going to share some stories you will not believe. Want to know the story of how she moved to California on a whim? How about the time...


Bonus: Dr. Maelisa Hall - My Business Backstory

As promised, here is the first of your two Bonus Bestie episodes! It’s time to go a little deeper into our personal business stories so you, our community, have a great idea of where we are coming from. Up to the plate first is our own Dr. Maelisa Hall, who is sharing all of her various business ventures from Beanie Babies to private practice. Maelisa is sharing her story today with the hope that you will see her path is not a linear one. She tried many different things before figuring...


015 Lessons Learned from Season 1 of the Podcast

Welcome to the final episode of season 1! Today, we are going to wrap up the season with all the lessons learned and nuggets of wisdom we have learned from doing this podcast. After we wrap the year up, we wanted to glimpse into the near future and give you a taste of what’s to come in season 2. We could not have made the My Biz Bestie podcast without you, our people. Thanks to your feedback and participation, we have been able to tune and tweak our process to serve you best. It also...


014 The Benefits and Drawbacks of Having a Business Support System

Here is a super-sized episode of My Biz Bestie for you today! You might have guessed by now that we are huge proponents of having a Business Support System. We are so passionate about it, we gave a talk at the ADHD conference in Atlanta about the topic. Today, we have adapted and expanded that talk for you explaining just why we love all the benefits of a Business Support System, as well as a few of the potential drawbacks. The bottom line is this: there is so much value in having...


13: Meet My Bestie: Allison Puryear and Tiffany McLain

Now that you know all about how we “unstructured” our Biz Bestie relationship, we wanted to share with you how more Besties help one another with all of their business endeavors. We promise that you and your Biz Bestie do not have to be quite as unstructured as we are! In fact, there are so many benefits to having a Bestie. Allison and Tiffany had the ultimate friend crush. The pair definitely started out as mutual admirers but at a distance. Allison remembers making the leap and reaching...


012: Structuring Your Biz Bestie Relationship

Once you find your Biz Bestie, it’s time to get clear about what you need in the relationship. After all, you want to make sure you and your Bestie are getting the optimum amount of support and love you need to find success, however you define that. It all comes down to values, and how you can support one another in those values. As we’ve been talking to friends and colleagues about the subject, it became so clear that all the Biz Besties we know each structure things differently. The...


011 Lessons Learned On Our Conference Spree

Last episode, we went over how we learned to rock a live event. You know we are hard pressed to turn down an opportunity to learn with lots of other people! Now that we’ve had a moment to breathe, let’s pause a moment to look at all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom we actually learned from those conferences. Going to conferences is exhausting. We will chat a little bit about one of our harder lessons: planning rest time. Sometimes, it’s important to rally and push through, but other...


010 Tips for Attending Live Events

We, the Biz Besties, love live events. Every event we attend, we gain more and more insight into how to maximize the use of your time there. Live events are perfect for working your network, meeting new and interesting people, and learning a little something along the way. These events are not just for extroverts or knowledge junkies. There’s a little something for everyone, and we want to help you make the most of it. With speakers, networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and...


009 How to Plan a Weekend Retreat to Boost Productivity

It’s a Landmark Day for the My Biz Bestie Podcast. This is our first episode recorded live in-person and on-location. We are bringing some good stuff to your ears today from Atlanta, GA at the International ADHD Conference. It is the perfect backdrop to talk about one of our favorite things to do with your Biz Bestie: Work Retreats! Do you have that ever-growing list of stuff that just needs to get done? Us too! One of our favorite ways to knock out that list and get stuff done is to plan...


008 The Myers-Briggs Review

Since we’ve already established that Myers-Briggs personality types are one of our favorite things to talk about, we’ll jump right into the specifics of each of the 4 Spectrums. Are you Introverted or Extroverted? Intuitive or Sensing? Feeling or Thinking? Judging or Perceiving? Some of these scales have misleading names that can lead to a misunderstanding about what it means for personality types. Some of the scales have gotten a bad reputation that we are here to rectify! Regardless, we...


007 The Blessings of Introversion and Extroversion

Having a true understanding of Introversion and Extroversion is one of the easiest ways to appreciate why people do what they do. There are so many misconceptions about what makes an Introvert tick; “They’re antisocial,” or, They don’t have friends.” The same could be said for Extroverts; “They never need down time” or “They always enjoy small talk.” What happens when we believe these stereotypes? We tend to think the grass is greener but is it? With so many misconceptions and mixed...


006 The Value of Checking In

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that bring you the most value. We are busy humans, aren’t we? Between building your business, staying connected to your family and support system, and maybe eating a healthy meal or two, it can be easy to become overtaken by busyness. Today, we wanted to share with you a high value tool that will not only help you and your Biz Bestie grow closer together, but will also help you make positive changes in your life. It’s time for a Check In. In...


005 Why is Everyone Talking About Masterminds?

Why is everyone talking about Masterminds? It’s certainly a hot topic in the business world, but are they worth the hype? We are so excited to talk about Masterminds with you today because they are such a powerful tool to help you reach all of your business goals. Masterminds offer a level of practicality and structure that is sometimes more difficult to get on your own. We all know our minds tend to wander and our goals slip out of focus. Joining a Mastermind can help you combat...


004 What is a Mentor, Anyway?

Today, we wanted to break down a relationship dynamic that has some people scratching their heads, and other cracking open their calendars. What is a mentor, anyway? The Mythical Mentor feels like that older, more experienced source of wisdom to solve all of our business woes. Ideally, a mentor would be a person who freely gives of their time to help a young up-and-comer launch into a new endeavor. Wouldn’t it be great if the world was filled with mentors? For so many of us, the mythical...


003 How to Use Your Network to Create a Support System

Have you ever felt lost in the crowd, or just one of the many voices? In a large networking group, it can be a daunting task to try to find meaningful connections, or gain helpful feedback. This week, your Biz Besties are here to help you find a Tribe! A Tribe is that smaller network where things can get a little more personal, and a lot more helpful. Finding that small network is easy, and we want to help you find one! After all, it was in one of those smaller networks that we became Biz...


002 How to Grow Your Network

We all know that, as a business owner, we need a network. But have you ever stopped to think why you need one? Conventional wisdom aside, a network is a powerful tool that you can use to not only increase profit but build up valuable relationships too. This week, we want to stop for a moment and ask the right questions: What’s your networking goal or focus? Why might you be afraid of networking? How can you grow your existing network? Having a community of support around you is not just...


001 Intro to My Biz Bestie: For Business Women and Entrepreneurs

You are the CEO of your own Business Empire, but does that feel a little isolating? Are you struggling to connect with others about the unique struggles of running your own business? Maybe your partner is supportive, but just doesn’t understand where you are coming from? Sounds like you need a Biz Bestie! We are Maelisa Hall and Amber Hawley, two Biz Besties on a mission to help you connect with like-minded women. They are two ENFPs with ADHD ready to share the ups and downs of business...