The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur

The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur

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 14 years of clinical experience working with business owners, executives, and professionals in Silicon Valley to help you have a more fulfilling life and business.

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November 24, 2021 24 min

After getting a bad case of COVID recently (and despite being fully vaccinated), I found myself really wiped out and unable to find my way back to “work mode.” My energy was low, and yet at the same time, I felt restless, an urge to do something remotely useful, but not necessarily vitally important. You know the feeling?

If you have ADHD like me, or even if you don’t, you probably know exactly what I mean. This week on the podcast...

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Getting organized can be especially challenging for neurodiverse people. Sometimes it seems as if our environments fall in either one of two extremes—everything neatly in place or everything in total chaos. It’s like a battle of the OCD versus the ADD. 

But one woman’s clutter might be another woman’s “I’m okay with this!” We all have a unique pain point when it comes to organization and time management. Can’t we slide along the sp...

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How do you decide what’s “next” for you, without falling into the trap of doing something because it’s what you’ve always done...or it’s what is expected of you. Or, even worse, sticking with something because doing something different would look like failure to others.

COVID has shifted life and business ownership for so many of us, and one of the gifts it’s given us is the ability to see what’s important to us. Time with family, ...

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October 29, 2021 43 min

Are you good at being a manager? We have the wonderful Casey Gromer, who just might be able to answer all your dreams, on the show to talk with us about taking your business to serving your needs, and encouraging entrepreneurs to make their own business plans.

Casey is the founder of SHE-Suite Boutique, and calls herself a Fractional Integrator. Her goal is to help women step out of their day-to-day tasks so that they move into th...

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Happy October friend! First off, how is it October already?!? I think the covid has turned time into that old parenting adage, the days are long but the years are short. Time seems to drag and then rush on past you.

I know for me the last month has been on warped speed. There were a lot of extra events in September. I also had a few employees transition some in new roles and some to their next adventure, which meant having to shif...

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Does the thought of creating content for your social media account sound overwhelming? I hear that all the time, entrepreneurs feel that pressure to do all the things but they struggle with social media. Our special guest, Andréa Jones, is a Social Media Strategist who helps her clients with everything from do-it-yourself (DIY) to done-for-you (DFY). Andréa demonstrates many ways that social media can be a business tool and really ...

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Therapist and wellness consultant Marisol Solarte-Erlacher joins me in this episode to discuss her position as a trauma therapist and her views on trauma, especially amongst women within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. Marisol and I met at a thought leadership program, and after getting to know a little bit more about her and the wonderful things that she does, I knew that I had to have her on the podcast!

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I have a super special guest today that I'm pretty dang excited about. I’m joined by the one, the only Dr. Melissa Hall! That is right, my biz bestie is back! (At least for today!)

The reason we wanted to do this episode together, besides it being more fun is that we're going to talk about an ADHD strategy for getting things done. And you know, both of us have ADHD. We specialize in ADHD. We love supporting our ADHD commun...

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If you have been around me in the past few months you would have heard me singing the praises of my favorite new show! I have been telling EVERYONE and I do mean everyone about it. From parents at my daughters soccer games, to people at stores, my esthetician and all my friends and family. I’m obsessed! And for good reason, it's a fresh and much needed bringer of joy and love show called Ted Lasso. 

I can’t get enough. Literal...

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In today's episode I share a story about getting unstuck, making changes and doing something that felt scary. Which included an important announcement about the podcast.

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    It can be tempting to just surround yourself with the people whose company you enjoy, but from an HR perspective, you need to take some things into consideration to ensure that you’re hiring for fit. HR consultant Niki Ramirez spends time with Amber Hawley in this episode to walk us through some of these hiring considerations that are extremely important but quite frequently overlooked. Whether you’re a small business owner who’s i...

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    Given what 2020 has thrown at us, many people are questioning how they have structured their businesses and their lives. While some are trying to figure out if what they’re doing still works for them, others are reexamining what they want to get out of their business and day-to-day living. Joining Amber Hawley in this episode is virtual business mentor Rachel Proctor. Rachel teaches and coaches entrepreneurs how to be better in the...

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    December 9, 2020 14 min

    Given what 2020 has thrown at us, many people are questioning how they have structured their businesses and their lives. While some are trying to figure out if what they’re doing still works for them, others are reexamining what they want to get out of their business and day-to-day living. Joining Amber Hawley in this episode is virtual business mentor Rachel Proctor. Rachel teaches and coaches entrepreneurs how to be better in the...

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    You’d probably never know an embezzler if you’d see one, as many of them can be normal, nice-looking people. That is part of the reason why detecting and dealing with these so-called pink-collar crimes are not as easy as you think. To make matters worse, the embezzler can be someone you trust, someone you have built a relationship with, making the matter more intimate and much trickier to handle. Amber Hawley talks about why these ...

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    Parents have always taken it upon themselves to feel responsible for their families, especially their children. With everything that’s going on in 2020, parents are confronted with challenges that none of their predecessors have ever experienced before. Tapping into this topic with Amber Hawley is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parenting coach, speaker, bestselling author of Shame-Proof Parenting and founder of Diversity in Parenting. T...

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    With so much turmoil going on right now, our world has been turned upside down in so many ways. Many people, including business owners, are feeling this pressure to get a lot of things done or try to make an impact or shift. At the same time, they also are overwhelmed with not knowing where to focus, and so they feel stuck. Joining Amber Hawley on today’s podcast is Melina Palmer, the host of The Brainy Business and a sales convers...

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    One of the greatest reasons why employee turnover is high in an organization is the workplace environment. After all, who would want to stay in a place that is bringing more stress than fulfillment? In this episode, Amber Hawley sits down with Patti Perez to talk about how to create a drama-free culture in your business. Patti is the founder and CEO of PersuasionPoint Inc., a modern-day consulting firm dedicated to teaching leaders...

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    The COVID-19 pandemic undeniably turned our lives upside down. We slept one night only to wake up in a whole different world where our day to day routines have been disrupted. With all the stress and anxiety we feel in this situation, we then try to rebuild our lives in various ways in order to cope. However, before we lose ourselves through it all, it helps to rethink the ways we are handling this uncertain time. In this episode, ...

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    Despite the fact that there are so many women in business who give their all to thrive, they still face challenges unique to their identity. There are numerous expectations placed upon women in business that they must overcome, but with a little help, they have shown time and time again that they’re perfectly capable. Amber Hawley is joined by Maggie Frank-Hsu, a writing coach who helps entrepreneurs who want to go from invisible t...

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