176 episodes

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.

The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur Amber Hawley

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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.

    177. My Neurodivergent Brain with Edwin Ruiz

    177. My Neurodivergent Brain with Edwin Ruiz

     
    In today's episode, Amber is joined by her dear friend Edwin Ruiz, a filmmaker, live streaming event producer, and all-around Renaissance man. Edwin shares his personal journey as a neurodivergent business owner, offering a unique perspective on harnessing neurodivergent strengths for success. With his tech background and love for problem-solving, Edwin's story highlights the power of embracing one's neurospiciness and finding fulfillment in constantly evolving challenges. His ability to dive deep into subjects, make connections, and create innovative solutions showcases the creativity and innovation that can arise from neurodivergence. Join Amber and Edwin as they delve into the world of neurodivergence and discover how to leverage these strengths in business.
    Connect with Edwin Here:
    https://www.instagram.com/mondomachine/
    Connect with Amber Here:
    https://amberhawley.com/

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:01:11 - Finishing the Year Strong

    00:02:10 - Edwin's Story

    00:06:00 - ADHD Flavor of Life

    00:09:18 - Neurospiciness

    00:16:11 - The Temptation of Knowledge Hoarding

    00:17:27 - Learning through Observation

    00:19:08 - Learning Preferences and Technology

    00:22:02 - The Power of a Diverse Community

    00:23:01 - Balancing Learning and Business Responsibilities

    00:32:06 - The Value of Learning from Others' Stories

    00:32:40 - Judging Our Value Based on Output

    00:33:23 - Consistency and Identifying What's Important

    00:34:52 - The Potential of AI in Problem Solving

    00:39:41 - Finding Joy in Personal Problem Solving

    00:48:50 - Explaining Tech Jobs to Children

    00:49:19 - Trusting the Process

    00:50:11 - ADHD as a Superpower

    00:51:10 - Finding Your Own Way in Entrepreneurship

    00:52:57 - Honoring Biorythms and Setting Boundaries

    01:05:10 - The Importance of Neurodivergent Individuals

    01:05:29 - Ways to Connect with the Guest

    01:06:01 - Appreciating Neurodiversity

    • 1 hr 6 min
    176. From Self-Imposed Limits to Financial Abundance: Rethinking Your Money Story With Hilary Hendershot

    176. From Self-Imposed Limits to Financial Abundance: Rethinking Your Money Story With Hilary Hendershot

    Ever wondered what's truly holding you back from financial success? Meet Hilary Hendershot, the financial planner whose unexpected twist on overcoming limiting beliefs about money will leave you speechless. In a world where scarcity mentality reigns, Hilary challenges entrepreneurs to unravel their deeply held beliefs about money and embrace abundance. But here's the twist: it's not just about changing your mindset. Hilary reveals the secret to achieving greater financial success lies in understanding the inputs and outputs of your business. Are you ready to break free from your limiting beliefs and unlock the path to financial freedom?
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Discover the power of a positive money mindset and change your beliefs about wealth to attract financial success.
    Learn the importance of financial planning and how it can help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals.
    Analyze your profitability and leverage data to make informed decisions that drive the growth of your business.
    Plan for a secure retirement as an entrepreneur and ensure a comfortable future for yourself and your loved ones.
    Overcome your limiting beliefs about money and unlock your full potential for financial abundance and freedom.

    My special guest is Hilary Hendershot

    Hilary Hendershot, the CEO of Hendershot Wealth Management and the host of Profit, Boss Radio, is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to all things money. Her no-nonsense and straight-talking approach to finances is both refreshing and inspiring. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Hilary has become a go-to resource for entrepreneurs looking to overcome their limiting beliefs about money and achieve financial success. Her ability to break down complex financial concepts into simple and actionable steps makes her advice highly practical and accessible. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, Hilary's insights and expertise will undoubtedly leave you feeling empowered and ready to conquer any financial challenge. Tune in to this episode of The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur and prepare to be motivated by Hilary Hendershot's wisdom and passion for helping entrepreneurs thrive financially.
    Connect with Hilary Here:
    www.hendershottwealth.com 
    www.moneyblueprintprogram.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilarythecfp
    https://www.instagram.com/hilary.hendershott/

    Register for the free Perfect Work Week Workshop
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    https://amberhawley.com/
    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:05:09 - Money Mindset

    00:07:32 - Money Operating Systems

    00:09:44 - Unraveling Money Beliefs

    00:12:17 - Confirmation Bias

    00:14:53 - The Vanity Number Conspiracy

    00:16:04 - Using Data to Make Strategic Choices

    00:18:36 - The Importance of Profit Generating Activities

    00:19:48 - Being Strategic as the CEO

    00:21:25 - Simplifying Financial Analysis with Profit First

    00:29:11 - "The Balancing Act of Pleasing Others"

    00:29:47 - "The Importance of Having a Budget"

    00:31:09 - "The Need for Financial Success in Business"

    00:33:09 - "The Lack of Retirement Preparation"

    00:36:47 - "The Importance of Saving and Planning for Retirement"

    00:44:22 - The Power of Words

    00:45:06 - Affirmations and Personal Growth

    00:46:27 - Unconventional Routes to Wealth

    00:46:59 - Self-Reflection and Uncovering Limiting Beliefs

    00:48:37 - Acquiring Financial Skills

    • 49 min
    175. Cracking the Code of Approachable SEO Marketing with Jen McFarland

    175. Cracking the Code of Approachable SEO Marketing with Jen McFarland

     
    Unleash marketing therapy with Jen McFarland as she passionately guides entrepreneurs through the ironies of approachability and understanding, igniting their goal to connect with their audience while overcoming the conflict of marketing challenges.

    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Master marketing strategies to boost your business success.
    Gain a competitive edge with valuable customer feedback in SEO.
    Harness local marketing and community engagement for organic growth.
    Open the door to easily accessible marketing resources for entrepreneurs.
    Enhance approachability and understanding in your marketing efforts.

    My special guest is Jen McFarland

    Jen McFarland is the CEO and principal consultant at Women Conquer Business, a small business marketing consultancy. With her background in tech and her expertise in translating complex concepts into relatable language, Jen is a master at making SEO approachable and understandable for business owners. She has a knack for breaking down the intimidating aspects of SEO and helping entrepreneurs see the importance of investing in their online presence. Jen's ability to bridge the gap between technical knowledge and practical application has made her a sought-after speaker and educator in the marketing industry. Her relatable and down-to-earth approach makes her a valuable resource for entrepreneurs looking to improve their marketing strategies.
    You can connect with Jen here:
    womenconquerbiz.com
    https://linkedin.com/in/jensmcfarland

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:00:39 - Transitioning to September

    00:02:21 - Join the GSD Incubator

    00:03:00 - Upcoming Workshops

    00:04:42 - Introducing Jen McFarland

    00:06:42 - Simplifying SEO

    00:14:28 - The Importance of Listening to Testimonials

    00:15:22 - Using Keywords to Enhance SEO

    00:16:37 - Mapping Keywords to the Sales Funnel

    00:18:28 - The Future of AI in SEO

    00:20:41 - Overcoming Content Overlap Concerns

    00:27:50 - Importance of Business Name

    00:28:12 - Not Everyone is Your Ideal Client

    00:28:41 - Overcoming Fear of Backlash

    00:29:32 - Counterculture Marketing

    00:30:26 - Marketing Confusion for Small Business Owners

    00:41:26 - Importance of SEO for Websites

    00:43:11 - Outdated SEO Advice

    00:44:59 - Google Business Profile and SEO

    00:46:10 - Marketing and SEO

    00:47:52 - Regular Website Checkups

    00:55:00 - The Importance of Listening in SEO

    00:56:00 - SEO as Possibilities and Passion

    00:57:26 - Show Up Consistently in Your Local Community

    00:58:41 - Overcoming Self-Limitations

    01:02:06 - Unexpected Opportunities

    01:08:38 - The Value of the Conversation

    01:09:11 - Contacting Jen McFarland

    01:10:15 - Jen McFarland's YouTube Presence

    01:10:50 - Time or Money

    01:10:56 - Gratitude and Farewell

    • 1 hr 11 min
    174. Conscious Leadership: Unlocking the Power of Waterfall Habits with Jen Hope

    174. Conscious Leadership: Unlocking the Power of Waterfall Habits with Jen Hope

    Entrepreneurial leader, Jen Hope, battles overwhelm and societal expectations to reclaim her well-being and lead with fierce self-care in a world that demands her constant hustle.

    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Explore the potential of conscious leadership in individuals suffering from ADHD.
    Realize the significance of personal care as an integral part of entrepreneurial success.
    Learn how to sustain a balance between personal life and professional duties.
    Gain insight into the demanding aspects of team management and providing insightful feedback.
    Create a cascading set of habits aimed at boosting your leadership skills and productivity.

    Bright and brimming with insights, Jen Hope is an executive and leadership coach who has carved a niche for herself among impactful startup leaders. Her passion doesn't end at simply guiding leaders but extends to ensuring they help build a safe environment for female and neurodivergent individuals in their organizations. Jen effectively combines strategy and empathy, making her approach personalized and impactful. With a dedication for mental health advocacy, she adds another layer of depth to her work. Through her coaching, leaders are able to regulate their emotions more effectively, creating waterfall habits – leading to overall growth and success.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:03:07 - Introduction,

    00:04:05 - Defining Leadership,

    00:08:19 - Challenges of Leadership,

    00:10:49 - Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria,

    00:12:41 - Emotional Regulation,

    00:15:17 - The Personal Challenges of Owning a Business,

    00:18:07 - The Parenting Analogy,

    00:19:46 - The Difficulty of Balancing Leadership and Personal Well-being,

    00:22:59 - Seasonality and Planning,

    00:25:27 - Planning as Self-Care,

    00:29:58 - The Power of Experimentation

    00:33:39 - The Importance of Bandwidth for Leadership

    00:37:23 - Small Ways of Taking Care of Yourself

    00:38:51 - Carving Out Time for Self-Reflection

    00:39:43 - Overcoming the "No Time" Mindset

    00:44:39 - The realization of needing to let something go,

    00:45:37 - Giving oneself permission to prioritize,

    00:47:31 - The benefits of planning with someone else,

    00:48:08 - Recognizing dread in the upcoming week,

    00:51:19 - Showing up at your best as an entrepreneur


    Jen Hope is an executive and leadership coach for startup leaders. With a background as the Vice President of Marketing for multiple high-growth startup companies, Jen understands the complexity of startup leadership. She leverages data and evidence-based tools that accelerate growth and scale individual and collective leadership.
    Connect with Jen:
    WEBSITE: Hey Jen Hope
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    Are you ready to accomplish that big goal you have been talking about forever?
    The next cohort of the Incubator is currently enrolling and you're invited.
    Get more information here:
    https://www.theeasilydistractedentrepreneur.com/incubator/

    • 53 min
    173. Embracing Authenticity: Kierra Jones on the Power of Being Different

    173. Embracing Authenticity: Kierra Jones on the Power of Being Different

    In a world where conformity seemed to reign, Kierra Jones dared to be different. Little did she know that her uniqueness would become her greatest strength. As she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey, she discovered an unexpected twist that transformed her entire perspective. What was this twist that empowered her to create a thriving business and find fulfillment? Stay tuned to find out how embracing her authenticity led to a remarkable journey of success and self-discovery.
    Embrace Unique Qualities
    Embracing your unique qualities is a fundamental aspect of entrepreneurship. This refers to acknowledging and leveraging your distinct characteristics, skills, and perspectives in how you conduct your business. Doing so not only creates a brand that authentically represents you but also fosters an environment where your business can thrive and stand out from the rest.
    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Explore the role of your distinct traits in shaping your business realm.
    Learn to handle feelings of not being enough, transforming them into stepping stones for growth and knowledge.
    Acknowledge the fleeting nature of imposter energy - a strategy for maintaining your composure amidst chaos.
    Take control of your professional domain, understanding the importance of being seen and heard.
    Delve into the process of instilling self-reliance and the simplification of business proposals, climbing the ladder of entrepreneurship.
    Timestamped summary of this episode:
    00:00:02 - Missing Recording Snafu,
    The conversation starts with a discussion about a recording mishap where the guest's Adderall shortage caused a distraction. Despite the setback, they express excitement about the upcoming discussion.

    00:01:08 - Embracing Distractions as an Entrepreneur,
    The guest discusses the challenges of being a distracted entrepreneur and how she manages distractions in her workspace. They highlight the importance of adapting to unexpected interruptions and embracing the flexibility of the entrepreneurial life.

    00:04:06 - Finding Connection Through Visibility,
    The conversation shifts to the topic of visibility and how it relates to feeling like an outsider. They emphasize the value of connecting with like-minded individuals and the validation that comes from finding your tribe in the online space.

    00:07:26 - Embracing Differences and Contributing,
    They discuss the importance of embracing and valuing differences in the entrepreneurial world. They touch on imposter syndrome and how it can be overcome by recognizing the unique contributions each individual brings to the table.

    00:10:56 - Embracing Continuous Learning,
    The guest shares a powerful insight about the importance of continuous learning and growth as experts in their fields. Embracing the mindset of co-creation and understanding that there is always more to learn can lead to greater success and fulfillment.

    00:15:16 - Mindset and Strategy in Business,
    The conversation shifts to the mindset and strategy required in entrepreneurship. The guest talks about the importance of embracing the evolution of one's message and recognizing that triggers and challenges may resurface at different stages of business.

    00:18:08 - Letting Go of Control,
    The guest shares her insights on surrendering and letting go of control in various aspects of life, such as relationships and weight loss journeys. She encourages entrepreneurs to do their part but also recognize when they need to trust the process and surrender to external factors.

    00:20:32 - Accepting the Flow of Business,
    The hosts discuss the challenges of launching and how unexpected opportunities can arise. They emphasize the importance of accepting and appreciating the blessings that come along, even if they don't align with the initial plans.

    00:23:25 - Building Trust in Business,
    The conversation concludes with a discussion on building trust in business by aligning offers with one's values an

    • 57 min
    172. Unleash Your Authentic Visibility: A Guide to Avoiding Shiny Objects With Amanda Berlin

    172. Unleash Your Authentic Visibility: A Guide to Avoiding Shiny Objects With Amanda Berlin

    Does this sound familiar? You've been told to chase after every shiny object that promises success in your entrepreneurial journey. But here's the painful truth: despite your efforts, you're still struggling to stay focused and achieve your business goals. It's time to break free from this ineffective action that only leaves you overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Discover the approach that will save you from shiny objects and give you the authentic visibility you need to thrive in your business.
    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Uncover solutions to dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs while trying to attract prospective clients.
    Realize your power as a resource in your field and leverage your expertise effectively.
    Appreciate the role of clear messaging and strong delivery in drawing followers.
    Discover the path to transitioning between professions and embracing uncertainty confidently.
    Carve your own stage and learn how to strengthen bonds with your audience.
    My special guest is Amanda Berlin
    Let's welcome Amanda Berlin, a passionate PR and visibility consultant adept at helping entrepreneurs who are excellent at what they do but struggle to get the exposure they deserve. Amanda works wonders with her clients, leveraging the power of public relations to broaden their reach and grow their businesses organically. With an impressive career spanning over 23 years, Amanda's approach to PR is rooted in timeless, relationship-driven tactics rather than fleeting trends. Her mantra is about establishing authentic visibility, eschewing the idea of chasing the latest shiny objects in favor of cultivating meaningful connections and partnerships.
    Get more information at: amandaberlin.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandagailberlin/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/berlinamanda/
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

KimmieSlagle ,

More, please!!!!

It’s like having a best friend and executive coach in your back pocket. Amber is instantly relatable, lovable, and hysterical, and the topics, guests, and business tips in each episode are sooooo invaluable!

Bona and Team Capsho ,

Love this pod!

Amber is very effective in offering insightful perspectives on the emotional aspects of entrepreneurship. Her support and guidance can benefit any business owner.

From Bona and Team Capsho

Mary Beth Simon ,

Keeps Me Motivated

The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur keeps it real and keeps me motivated throughout the natural ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Love Amber’s honest and genuine approach to life and business.

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