180 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.

    181. Unleashing Inner Strength and Flow: Exploring Mindful Hypnosis with Dr. Liz Slonena

    181. Unleashing Inner Strength and Flow: Exploring Mindful Hypnosis with Dr. Liz Slonena

    In this episode Amber Hawley and Dr. Liz Slonena delve into the fascinating world of mindful hypnosis and retreats tailored for entrepreneurs with ADHD. They explore the neuroscience behind creativity, stress management, and hypnosis, and discuss authentic ways to overcome common entrepreneurial hurdles like perfectionism and fear of rejection. This enriching discussion offers valuable insights and practical strategies, especially highlighting the upcoming GSD retreat where Dr. Liz will be our resident flow facilitator and her approach to using alter egos for enhanced performance.
    In this episode, you will learn about:
    * Utilizing mindful hypnosis to enhance focus, creativity, and productivity.
    * Overcoming perfectionism and fear of rejection through authenticity and mindful practices.
    * The benefits of retreats specifically designed for neurodivergent entrepreneurs.
    * Developing an alter ego to improve confidence and manage social media interactions.
    * The neurological foundations of creativity and the therapeutic effects of clinical hypnosis.
     
    About Dr. Liz Slonena
    Dr. Liz Slonena (slow-nih-nah) is an ADHD psychologist, speaker, and business consultant located in Asheville, NC. She empowers perfectionistic business owners to overcome doubt and banish burnout with mindful hypnosis so that they can stress less and live more while earning more. 
    Dr. Liz is the co-creator of Brief Mindful Hypnosis, a science-backed way to rapidly overcome stress to help you feel more calm, creative, and confident in 7 days. Her transformative meditations have been featured on YouTube, Aura, InsightTimer, BetterSleep, Thrive360, and Mooditude.
    You can learn more on Dr. Liz’s website, follow her on Instagram, and connect with her on LinkedIn.
     
    Links & Resources:
    GSD Retreat happening May 16th – 18th, 2024 in Asheville, NC
    Get 30 days of free premium access to Aura, an all-in-one meditation and hypnosis app HERE

    Register for free for creating your perfect work week workshop Connect with Amber Hawley 
     
    Key Moments In This Episode:
    00:00 Therapist entrepreneur coaches business owners for success.
    04:52 Experience with hypnosis leads to unique perspectives.
    09:31 Interest in self-hypnosis and discomfort with performance.
    10:36 Connection to energy healing through visualization experiences.
    15:22 Therapy voice, power pose shift perception.
    20:15 Embracing calming techniques for centering and relaxation.
    22:45 Controversial NLP like hypnosis for selling persuasion.
    25:58 Interest in mindful hypnosis for neurospicy health.
    28:26 ADHD brain feels like swirling puppies, overthinking.
    30:41 Embracing neurodiversity; strengths, challenges, and creativity.
    36:16 Overcoming fear and wearing a new persona.
    39:54 Met through social media, admired confidence and balance.
    42:45 Validating permission to embrace authentic, quirky selves.
    46:50 Building confidence through repeated affirmation and experiences.
    48:38 Finding growth and success despite challenges faced.
    53:26 Join the May GSD retreat in Asheville.
    54:24 Encouraging creativity and focus through experimentation.

    • 56 min
    180. Boosting Productivity Through Effective Delegation with Lesley Pyle

    180. Boosting Productivity Through Effective Delegation with Lesley Pyle

    Finding the right team for your business can feel burdensome, especially when you're juggling the role of entrepreneur with personal life demands. Lesley Pyle joins Amber Hawley to explore strategies for lightening this load, from hiring an online business manager to creating an enticing job post that draws in the right talent. Through the blend of experiences shared, this episode equips entrepreneurs with the wisdom to expand their teams effectively while maintaining balance in their lives.
    In this episode, you will learn about:
    The benefits of an online business manager in streamlining operations and aiding hiring.
    Strategies for recognizing when it's time to hire help and how to begin the process.
    Keys to crafting a compelling job post to attract the best candidates.
    The importance of pacing your hiring process and focusing on one role at a time.
    Tips for conducting meaningful interviews that reveal if a candidate truly fits your business.
    How to leverage freelancers' diverse experiences for the growth of your business.
    Techniques for preventing team member burnout through proper workload management.
     
    About Lesley Pyle
    Lesley Pyle is the Founder and CEO of HireMyMom.com, a service connecting Small Businesses with Virtual Professionals across the country since 2007. Pyle began her work from home journey in 1995 after having her first child and started her first online business in 1996 - HBWM.com. She serves on the Board of Directors for Mighty Oaks Foundation and is a contributing writer to Entrepreneur.com. She and her family reside in Texas.
    You can learn more on Lesley’s website, follow her on Instagram, and connect with her on LinkedIn.
     
    Links & Resources:
    GSD Retreat happening May 16th – 18th, 2024 in Asheville, NC
    Connect with Amber Hawley


    Key Moments In This Episode:
    03:36 Join us for valuable hiring advice.
    09:13 Attitudes towards work have changed over time.
    13:01 Hiring part-time or virtual assistants benefits businesses.
    16:47 Reviewing tasks, assigning based on skills and needs.
    20:23 Focus on team's strengths, foster loyalty.
    23:22 Single motherhood is tough but honesty is crucial.
    25:48 Prepare interview questions to assess candidate compatibility.
    27:29 Virtual work: value, skills, disruptions, pros/cons. Compatibility.
    32:28 Align values, attract the right candidates, share benefits.
    35:44 Follow job instructions, stand out from competition.
    38:55 Virtual assistant supports multiple aspects of business.
    42:32 Delegate tasks to focus on business growth.
    44:16 Free resources, short course, concierge program available.

    • 45 min
    179. What Your Business Needs in 2024 with Dr. Liz Lasky

    179. What Your Business Needs in 2024 with Dr. Liz Lasky

    Join me and my special guest Dr. Liz Laskey, as we dissect what is needed in 2024 to grow and monetize your business. The conversation also explores the difference between being a business owner and an entrepreneur, the significance of action over perfection, and the value of investing in coaching for sustained business success.
    About Dr. Liz Lasky
    Dr. Liz Lasky, PhD, LCSW, is the founder and CEO of The Lasky Institute of Coaching™, The Coach Training Program For Helping Professionals™ and lizlasky.com. She has a commitment to helping people get what they want in business, life, and love. She is the author the book “Get What You Want”© 
    You can learn more on Liz’s website, follow her on Instagram, and connect with her on LinkedIn.
     
    Links & Resources:
    2024 Therapist Summit
    GSD Retreat happening May 16th – 18th, 2024 in Asheville, NC
    Connect with Amber Hawley 
     
    Key Moments In This Episode:
    00:00 Welcome to the Easily Distracted Entrepreneur
    00:39 Introducing Dr. Liz Laskey and the Power of Summits
    03:40 The Essence of Entrepreneurship vs. Business Ownership
    07:50 Personal Journeys and Entrepreneurial Intelligence
    18:09 Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit and Overcoming Challenges
    23:03 The Importance of Motion in Business and Life
    26:30 Balancing the Scales: The Who and the What in Coaching
    28:10 The Power of Simplicity in Business and Coaching
    28:57 Crafting Your Signature Offer: The Foundation of Success
    30:32 Expanding Your Impact: Courses, Talks, and Beyond
    34:17 Monetization and Movement: The Key to Business Growth
    42:01 The Importance of Coaching and Advice for Entrepreneurs

    • 47 min
    178. Unlocking Authentic Sales: Dora Rankin's Heart-Centered Strategies

    178. Unlocking Authentic Sales: Dora Rankin's Heart-Centered Strategies

    If you're feeling frustrated and discouraged because you can't seem to close deals and build meaningful relationships with potential clients, then you are not alone! You may be spending hours cold calling and sending out generic emails, only to be met with radio silence or rejection. Instead of seeing your sales numbers grow, you find yourself constantly questioning your approach and doubting your abilities. But fear not, because there is a better way to master the sales process and achieve the confidence and effectiveness you desire.

    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Master the sales process to close deals with confidence and ease.
    Discover the power of defining your sales and marketing strategies for business success.
    Build strong relationships with your target audience and watch your sales skyrocket.
    Unlock the secret to authentic and genuine connections that lead to loyal customers.
    Develop a resilient mindset to overcome objections and achieve sales success.

    About Dora
    As a master coach, she provides high level support for women who want to live their purpose and create wealth. Dora customizes her coaching for women in all stages of business, from high level corporate women starting consulting companies to venture backed startups. Her programs include money mindset, sales strategy, growth planning, capital planning and are delivered with genuine authenticity and a sincere desire to impact change.
    Connect with Dora:
    https://gypsysoulcoaching.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/doralrankin/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/doralrankin/
     
    If you want to find more about the GSD Retreat happening May 16th - 18th, 2024 in Asheville, NC.
    https://amberhawley.com/retreat
    Find out more about the Inner Circle for the easily distracted:
    https://amberhawley.com/innercircle/
     

    • 42 min
    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
    https://www.theeasilydistractedentrepreneur.com/workweek-oct-23/
    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

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

54 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.

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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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