The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur

The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur

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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September 21, 2022 44 min

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.

 

There’s a way around feeling stuck, and it takes looking into the brain and how it works. This week on the ...

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There’s so much pressure to do business the “right” way, whatever that means. I don’t know about you, but if it doesn’t feel good to me I’m probably not doing it. And much of what the “experts” say is the right thing just doesn’t feel right.

 

When you’re neurodivergent and highly sensitive, it’s important to look inside and honor doing things the way you want to. That’s why you left your day job and started your own gig, right?

 

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There’s no such thing as the perfect schedule or routine. Sure we all have schedules and routines that work for us, but that’s the key. They work for US.

 

At the same time, things change. We go through transitions in life and business and we have to make adjustments to how we work.

As this episode is being released, we’re in a transition phase. Fall is here, if not officially then in spirit because school has started in most parts...

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No one’s immune to having a crap day. It’s what you do during that crap day that will determine whether or not you grow from it. Because you can take that day and go off the rails, sitting in conflict or you can recognize and accept that you’re “stuck behind the garbage truck,” as this week’s guest puts it.

 

Mindfulness is so important in life, but especially when it comes to bad days. Merrett Sheridan, this week’s guest, talks ab...

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August 24, 2022 20 min

It’s happened to everyone. You make a great connection with an amazing new person and you know you’ll do great business together. Referrals, networking, maybe you’ll even hire them…or vice versa. And then it happens: You get busy and ghost them. Or they ghost you.

 

I’m overgeneralizing because those aren’t the only two options, but you get the picture.

 

Ghosting happens and we’re all at risk of being on both sides of it. It can h...

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I think just being a business owner is a risk, but completely leaving a high-paying (and stressful) industry to pursue a business that you’re not sure will thrive brings a new meaning to risk. But that’s exactly what this week’s guest did. And it paid off.

 

Jasmin Haley made a big career change from the dental field to higher education and found that she was one of the only black women speaking on that stage. She knew that others ...

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August 10, 2022 13 min

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 you...

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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 ...

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July 27, 2022 25 min

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 ...

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July 13, 2022 23 min

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. ...

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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 Ande...

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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....

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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 negativ...

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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, getti...

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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 sha...

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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 hou...

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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 wee...

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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...

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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...

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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 A...

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