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.
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, overwhelm, 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.
Small Changes to Get Time Back in Life with Jessie Patterson
As a fellow neurodivergent, Jessie understands how our brains work and has tips, tricks, and tools you can try so you can live your own best life.
My Neurodivergent Brain with Annie Ruggles
I hope that today’s episode, and the rest in this series, help you to embrace your own neurodivergence and start to see ways you can embrace your uniqueness as a superpower that not everyone gets to experience.
Taking Care of Business & Yourself in a Divorce with Casey Gromer
It’s important to take care of your business when navigating a divorce, but you have to give yourself some grace and take care of yourself, too.
Are You Stealing Your Own Rest Time?
This year, give yourself permission to actually take time off. And while you’re at it, don’t overburden yourself with home projects that you want to get done. Stop stealing your own rest time!
Yes, You CAN be ADHD and Organized with Wendy Zanders
This week on the podcast, professional organizer and declutter coach Wendy Zanders is taking on the critics who think that neurodivergent business owners are doomed to be unorganized for life.
Stop Making Yourself Smaller with Cara Steinmann
As neurodivergent business owners, we’re not too much, and we shouldn’t have to try to make ourselves smaller. We can and should be ourselves, however big that is.
Structuring Your Money Power Hour
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing what a money power hour might look like for you.
Is Your Story Keeping You Stuck?
In today’s episode, I’m sharing some of the stories you might be telling yourself and how you can reframe those stories into something that keeps you propelling forward.
Creating Momentum in Your Business
Listen in this week as I share six ways you can create more momentum in your business if you’re feeling stuck right now.
It’s Not the Doing, It’s The Planning with Mridu Parikh
Listen in as we talk about the value of the brain dumps, but the power behind the planning.
More Sparkle and More Swagger with Anniedi Essien
It’s all about the sparkle and swagger that you bring to the table, according to Anniedi. And I couldn’t agree more. Be sure to listen in!
Learning and Growth in 150 Episodes
This week on the podcast, Abby Herman, podcast manager and owner of The Content Experiment, interviews me on my own podcast to talk about how my business has changed over the years, how podcasting has impacted my business, what I’ve learned in the last 150 episodes, and what I’d do differently if I had to start over today.
Creating Courses for Neurodivergent Students with Eman Zabi
Eman and I discuss breaking down the barriers neurodivergent people have around the current online learning structure, particularly around business courses, what accessibility could look like, why preselling is so important, and where to find the support you need around completing a course and taking action.
How the Brain Works with Melina Palmer
This week on the podcast, behavioral economist Melina Palmer is sharing how to use brain science to be more productive and meet your goals.
Guess what? Do what you want! with Sam Pollack
This week on the podcast, I’m talking with Sam Pollack, a copywriter and creative strategist who is helping neurodivergent business owners to do business in a more sustainable way.
Managing Transitions & Shifting Seasons
This week on the podcast, I’m talking about different seasons of change and transition and what I plan to focus on in this particular season.
When You’re Having a Crap Day… with Merrett Sheridan
Mindfulness is so important in life, but especially when it comes to bad days. Merrett Sheridan, this week’s guest, talks about using mindfulness to shift your mindset entirely from feeling like you’re just surviving in life to truly thriving.
Are You the Ghoster or Ghostee?
Ghosting happens and we’re all at risk of being on both sides of it. It can have a big impact on our businesses, so it’s important to know why it happened and how to move on from it. As in, how to get past feeling guilty that you ghosted someone.
Build a Legacy & Business with Speaking with Jasmin Haley
This week on the podcast, Jasmin shares why you need to share your story too, how to muster up the courage to do so, how to make sure your work is undeniable, and how you can secure paid speaking opportunities with confidence.
Clearing Up Your Money Clutter
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing with you a training I did in the Inner Circle, Clearing Money Clutter.
Hiring New Team Members The Right Way with Tasha Booth
In this episode, we talk about how to determine what skills your new hire needs, how to test for them, how to onboard so they’ll meet expectations and stick around, and what to consider before even writing that job description.
Making the Most of Conferences
On this episode, I’m sharing some steps to take before, during, and after any conference or event (in-person or virtual) that will help you ensure your time and entry ticket cost aren’t wasted.
Are you fun deficient?
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing why so many of us are fun-deprived right now, how you can find more fun in life and business (I’m giving you some really specific examples!), and the impact that fun has had on some of my Inner Circle clients. Honestly, it’s a game-changer for many.
Activism Without Losing Yourself with Jax Anderson
It’s okay to feel your feelings and take time to sort out how you want to respond. And everyone’s form of activism might look different, and your activism might be different today than it will be next week. But the important thing is that we don’t rest, because that’s what they want and expect us to do.
Letting Go of Perfectionism and Trigger Words with Dr. Jane Tornatore
This week on the podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Jane Tornatore about perfectionism and the words we need to let go of in order to get ourselves out of the trap. She shares with us some great tips for getting unstuck and I start to rework my own language…and immediately feel the results!
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome for Neurodivergents with Patrick Casale
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 negative messaging we hold onto, and creating movement to remain in creativity.
Managing Health and Mind for Better Business with Cate Stillman
This week on the podcast, Cate Stillman is sharing her expertise around integrating changes into business, doing hard things, getting uncomfortable so you can evolve, designing your lifestyle, taking care of chronic issues, and so much more.
Are You a Victim of the Fuckening?
On this episode, I’m sharing a tongue-in-cheek meditation that gives you permission to roll with your challenges so you can work through the stress and enjoy that next weekend or day off without worrying that nothing is perfect. Because it won’t be, and that’s okay.
Hiring Strategy for Better ROI with Ashley Cox
If you’re hiring, it’s essential to have a hiring strategy for finding the right candidate for what you truly need. Without it, you won’t get the ROI you want.
Good Enough Video is Good Enough with Erik Fisher
It’s the year of the video…again. And guess what? It will be the year of the video next year too.
Feeling Extra Sensitive? It Might Be RSD
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing more about RSD, what it looks like, my own struggle with RSD, and strategies you can use to get past the feelings.
10 Strategies for Getting Unstuck in Business
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing some of my favorite and time-tested strategies for getting unstuck so you can feel more energetic and less overwhelmed and say goodbye to the emotional resistance.
Stop Avoiding the Ask and Start Selling with Annie Ruggles
This week on the podcast, my friend Annie Ruggles is sharing her energy and insight into pulling back and being more intentional with your time on social media.
Hiring for Small Business with Realistic Expectations with Jamie Van Cuyk
This week on the podcast, Jamie Van Cuyk of Growing Your Team is sharing some insight into how to hire right the first time.
Taking Back Your Wellness for the Health of Your Business with Wendy Hill
I’ve been feeling it and I’ve been hearing from friends and clients who are feeling it too. So I wanted to chat with Wendy Hill, this week’s podcast guest, to find out how we can start taking back our wellness…a few little changes at a time.
Tax Time Pep Talk for the Easily Distracted
On this week’s episode, I’m giving you a few steps to take to make the next few days feel a little less stressful and offering some advice on how you can avoid this last-minute stress next year. Yes, it does involve some planning ahead. Your future self will thank you.
Leading in Your Business by Starting Inside You with Giada Carta
This week on the podcast, Giada Carta of the Soulful Mentor, is sharing why we need to let go of the patriarchal narrative of leadership and start embracing our true characteristics and using them in business.
What to Do When Sh*t Happens
This week on the podcast I’m sharing some strategies of how to look at your challenges more objectively and what to do next to get through it.
Know Your Numbers for More Business Ease with Jamie Trull
Financial literacy coach and profit strategist Jamie Trull is sharing her secrets behind maximizing your profits, setting your pricing, and analyzing your expenses so you can be more profitable and less stressed.
Improve Your Money Mindset by Learning Your Money Archetypes with Denise Duffield-Thomas
This week on the podcast, I’m re-releasing the episode with Denise Duffield-Thomas where she gives us all permission to know our archetypes and leverage them to build our own businesses (not a copy of someone else’s).
Shift Your Perspective and Mindset into Wealth with Natalie Bullen
On today’s episode, I’m talking to Sascha Schlossberg about vulnerability, visibility, and the willingness to feel some discomfort around how you’re showing up online.
How to Create a Community with Purpose with Pat Flynn
Do you want to grow a community of raving fans? It’s not that hard to do, if you start right now. This, according to Pat Flynn on this encore release of this December 2020 conversation with him.
Letting Go of the Invisible Labor with Kambria Evans
This week on the podcast, I’m talking with fellow therapist and mom Kambria Evans about the cost of invisible labor on our businesses and, especially, our relationships.
Creating Partner Time Away from the Business with Rebecca McDermott
I’m joined this week by Rebecca McDermott, fellow couples therapist, to talk about why so many of us are struggling with this right now as well as how to work around the feeling of disconnection with your partner.
Adding Speaking to Your Visibility Toolbox with Dr. Carmen Landrau
Listen in to how she got started and advice she and I both have for anyone looking to add speaking to their visibility toolbox.
How to Grow Beyond Your Audience and Get More Exposure with Lisa Simone Richards
Is one of your 2022 goals to get more exposure for your business? You’re in good company! Let’s make sure you reach that goal. Tune in!
The Power of Visual Accountability
The key to success in 2022 (or any year, really)? Visual accountability. Listen in this week and I’ll share exactly how to make it happen!
Ditch the Content Marketing Overwhelm with Abby Herman
Don’t get overwhelmed by content this year. It’s okay to find what works for you and then grow your content strategy from there.
Creating Your Mission, Vision, and Values Statements with Janna Lundquist
Create authentic mission, vision, and value statements to serve as a compass for your business in times of overwhelm, transition, or future-thinking.
Celebrating Your Wins of 2021
On this week’s short and sweet episode, I’m sharing about the value and importance of celebrating wins regularly, how to make it a regular practice, and what to do with your list of wins when it’s ready.
Ideas and Inspiration For Annual Planning with Melina Palmer
Annual planning can move your business ahead with big picture goals. Counteract your brain biases with tactical strategies for scheduling and prioritizing.
How Entrepreneurial Thinking Aids Resilience And Recovery with Jo Muirhead
We might not escape personal health challenges, but the entrepreneurial thinking we use to build our businesses can aid in our resilience and recovery.
Boycott Your Brain Biases in 2022
On this week’s episode, we’re talking all things brain bias. Because if you’re a business owner, whether you’re neurodiverse or not, you have these and more holding you back. And we want to make sure they’re less of a factor in 2022.
Five Minutes A Day To Take Control Of Your Finances with Nicole Barham
And that’s the reason why I share the bankruptcy too. Because I want people to know that there is no shame when they, when they start working with me, right? Or use any of my products. Like, you know, this is someone who got to really the, I guess rock bottom, you would say, of the finances, because even though people think this is a Get Out of Jail Free card, the bankruptcy follows you around for 10 years. You still owe debt. So it’s not like zero at the end of the day.
The Benefits of Productive Procrastination
I think it’s really common when we’re feeling overwhelmed to fall into the practice of productive procrastination. Maybe that shows up like rewriting your master list, maybe you already have, you know, your to do list either in a notebook or in whatever task management software you use. And it’s all spelled out. But you decide to rewrite everything because it gives you that sense that you’re doing something. But the reality is, it’s already there for you and you’re not actually doing the work, you’re just kind of, you know, going back through and reorganizing and kind of revisiting it.
Clutter and Organization Strategies For Adults and Kids with Laurie Palau
This week on the podcast, my guest is fellow podcaster, author, and clutter expert Laurie Palau. With neurodiversity in her own family, Laurie has figured out a way to meet adults and kids where they are, by giving them strategies to tackle their unique issues with all types of clutter—both tangible and intangible.
Deciding What’s “Next” in Business (and Life!) with Julie Fry
This week on the podcast, Julie Fry is sharing why she sold her profitable and growing business, what prompted her to start her current business, and what she did in between. (Spoiler alert: She got a j – o – b. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Promise!)
Forge Your Own Path with Casey Gromer
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...
4 Tools for Staying on Track
To celebrate four years with you, this week I’m offering you four of my favorite tools I use in life and business. Some of these tools cross the boundaries between the two, but let’s be real…in entrepreneurship there’s a gradient between the two and we’re often straddling that line!
Tips To Utilize Social Media For Your Business with Andréa Jones
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…
Resilience and Resistance with Marisol Solarte-Erlacher
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...
Productivity Strategy for the Neurodiverse / ADHD Business Owner with Special Guest Maelisa Hall
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...
A Ten Second Strategy for Success and Happiness
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...
A story about change, getting unstuck & doing scary things
Today I have a little story about change, getting unstuck and doing scary things. If you have been a longtime listener to the podcast you may have noticed that episodes haven’t really been coming out since the change of Maelisa leaving the podcast last year. Like...
How to Cultivate Your Own Thought Leadership with Carol Cox
This week on the podcast, Carol Cox and I talk about how to get past that fear through community and taking little steps toward your bigger message. Because you don’t have to have it all figured out from day one.
How a Business Support System Helped to Redefine Wealth with Patrice Washington
Listen to this episode to learn how important having a business support system is for growing a business.
Finding Your Entrepreneurial Purpose With Rachel Proctor
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...
Considerations When Hiring Employees With Niki Ramirez
This week on the podcast, HR consultant Niki Ramirez and I walk through some of these hiring considerations that are extremely important but all too frequently overlooked.
Pink Collar Crimes with the Fraud Hashtag Queen, Kelly Paxton
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...
Parenting 2020: Making Tough Decisions For Your Children And Your Family During COVID-19 With Mercedes Samudio
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...
How The Brain Works With Melina Palmer
Melina, the host of The Brainy Business podcast, is on a personal mission to make your business more effective and brain friendly.
How To Create A Drama-Free Culture In The Workplace With Patti Perez
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...
Being Mindful Of How We Cope In These Uncertain Times With Katie Read
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...
Breaking Barriers: Women In Business With Maggie Frank-Hsu
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...
How To Keep Your Business Healthy In This Uncertain Time With Hannah Smolinski
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...
How To Manage Life In Quarantine With Laura Reagan
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...
Strategies For Working From Home With Maureen Werrbach
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...
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...