173 The Distracted Leader with Amber Hawley

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“Technology sometimes encourages people to confuse busyness with effectiveness.”

Douglas B. Reeves

Have you ever found yourself engulfed in a project, focused on the little details like font or style, and before you realize it, hours have passed? 

Guess what? You were distracted. Distracted does not always mean bouncing from one task to another or getting lost on Facebook when you should be working on a report. You can be hyper-focused on a task but be focused on something that does not serve your end goal. 

In the end, it doesn’t matter why you were distracted. The effect is the same. 

Amber Hawley from the Distracted Entrepreneur Podcast joins us to talk about her personal and professional experience helping distracted entrepreneurs and those with ADHD. 

With the happenings of the last year, a lot of people are distracted. Many women are finding it difficult to focus with the children at home more, and the change in routine leading to a greater number of burnouts. In this episode, we break down systems and structures, boxes and labels, and discuss ways to combat burnout.

What you’ll hear on today’s episode:

  • Being distracted and ADD
  • What distraction looks like
  • Buttons and triggers
  • Personality Traits
  • Types of ADD
  • Time-Blindness
  • Shiny Object Syndrom
  • Breaks and burnout

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Guest Resources:

The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur

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