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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September 15, 2021

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 communit...

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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. Literally...

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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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    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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    In times of so much upheaval and shifting, how can you keep your business healthy? This is the question that Amber Hawley’s guest for this episode is going to answer. She has over Hannah Smolinski, the founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group—a virtual CFO company that helps small business owners reach their goals. Highlighting first the strengths of small business owners, Hannah talks about the nimbleness that they can use as an advanta...

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    As many people around the world have surely experienced by now, life in quarantine is difficult. Life in quarantine means not being able to go outside for a run or to see a movie, or basically most of the activities people use to cope, but you still have to find a way through. Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and the owner of the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She sits down with Amber Haw...

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    Many people are finding themselves suddenly working from home mainly because of the global pandemic. How do we balance the expectation or need to get work done, with all the distractions of being at home can bring? Join Amber Hawley and Maureen Werrbach, as they discuss some strategies for staying productive and sane while being sequestered. Maureen is a therapist and a multiple business owner with a large team to lead and two kids...

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    You may be doing something you really love, but sometimes you have to make decisions that appease your heart. In this episode, Amber Hawley and Maelisa Hall chit chat about Maelisa’s decision to step back from the My Biz Bestie podcast. Changing the structure of how everything works these days and shifting priorities has become a common move for almost everyone. With this, Maelisa takes change to a more personally satisfying level ...

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    When changes happen in your life, it’s natural to feel a certain degree of difficulty and emotional turmoil. To work through those kinds of changes, you need to allow yourself the space to absorb, process, and even grieve, if you must. Otherwise, you risk burnout. Katie Krimitsos is a mom, wife, adventurer, podcaster, business coach and strategist, seeker, and change maker. She joins Amber Hawley to discuss how to carry yourself wh...

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