The Business Society Podcast

Neurodivergent Entrepreneurship With Amber Hawley

July 26, 2021 Melissa Houston / Amber Hawley Episode 58
The Business Society Podcast
Neurodivergent Entrepreneurship With Amber Hawley
Show Notes

“I help entrepreneurs with the emotional side of business.”

—  Amber Hawley

Did you know that around 40% of entrepreneurs have ADHD?

Amber Hawley is a licenced psychotherapist who helps entrepreneurs deal with burnout, overwhelm, perfectionism, and other mindset issues that get in the way of business success.

She’s also an entrepreneur with ADHD, which she considers both a blessing and a curse. 

ADHD has traditionally carried a stigma, but it has become increasingly normalized in recent years. While people with ADHD have been stereotyped as flighty or unreliable, some aspects of it can actually be great for business! “When we’re in hyperfocus mode, we can be detail-crazy people,” Amber explains. “We can get so much done when we’re in hyperfocus, but unfortunately it often requires our interest… we have to be kind of enthusiastic about it.”

Neurodiverse entrepreneurs have a great deal to teach about overcoming challenges! Tune in for a fascinating conversation!

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌

✔   How Amber has thrived as an entrepreneur with ADHD, including how her condition presents and how she manages it

✔  Amber’s top tips for weathering the adjustment phase back to post-pandemic “normal” without overwhelm

✔  How to tell the difference between burnout and exhaustion — and why it matters

About Amber Hawley: Psychotherapist Amber Hawley helps high-achieving, easily distracted entrepreneurs with mindset and strategies to stop suffering for success. She hosts The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur podcast.

Highlights:‌ ‌

01:07  Meet Amber Hawley

02:44  The emotional side of business

04:10  Entrepreneurs, introspection & self care

07:00  Going back to “normal”

11:43  Tips for adjusting

14:00  Burnout v. exhaustion

16:29  Running a business with ADHD

20:36  Getting diagnosed with ADHD

24:30  Symptoms while medicated

30:03  Takeaway

Links:‌ ‌

Amber Hawley

Instagram: @itsamberhawley

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