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How Can Having an Arch Nemesis Help You Grow Personally? #32

How Can Having an Arch Nemesis Help You Grow Personally? #32

Whether you call them frenemies, haters, or nemesis (nemesi??), it seems like everyone has someone in their lives that is their antithesis. On this episode of My Biz Bestie, Amber and Maelisa flesh out the arch-nemesis relationship. An arch-nemesis can actually be an important relationship that helps you define your life (much like a biz bestie!).

The Four Tendencies Book Review #27

The Four Tendencies Book Review #27

This episode is a review of Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies. This book explains so much about what motivates people and it can really be a window into why some people do what they do. Listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear about the four tendencies so that you can understand why some people do what they do.

What Does Your Chronotype Say About You? A Book Review of The Power of When #26

What Does Your Chronotype Say About You? A Book Review of The Power of When #26

Do you ever feel that your schedule is a bit off-kilter from the rest of the world? Well, you’re not alone. Maelisa and Amber have found a fantastic book that explains why different people’s optimal schedule may not line up with their spouse’s or seemingly everyone else’s. On this episode of My Biz Bestie Maelisa and Amber review a book that they have often mentioned on the podcast. The book is The Power of When and it was written by sleep psychologist, Michael Breus. If sleep or productivity have ever been a problem for you then you will want to listen to this episode to hear if this book would be a helpful tool for you.

Dealing with Overwhelm: How to Manage Your Time and Expectations #23

Dealing with Overwhelm: How to Manage Your Time and Expectations #23

This episode of My Biz Bestie is all about dealing with overwhelm and discovering the root causes. Why do you get overwhelmed and how do you avoid it? Often people offer the advice of practicing self-care. But self-care is not just about taking baths, getting a massage, or enjoying a cup of tea. These are great things to do, but they won’t help much if you are truly feeling overwhelmed.

Learn Team Leadership Strategies That You Need to Know, with Shelli Warren #22

Learn Team Leadership Strategies That You Need to Know, with Shelli Warren #22

As a business owner, you may now find yourself in a leadership position that you haven’t been in before. On this episode of My Biz Bestie Amber and Maelisa welcome team and leadership expert Shelli Warren. Shelli has been a team leader for Procter and Gamble for more than 25 years. She has led a multitude of types of teams ranging from technical teams to virtual teams, to local teams and many kinds in between. She shares her leadership expertise and provides some fantastic nuggets of gold that you will not want to miss.

Bonus: The Winding Trajectory of a Successful Career with Amber Hawley

Bonus: The Winding Trajectory of a Successful Career with Amber Hawley

Welcome back to another bonus episode of My Biz Bestie. Today is all about Amber Hawley, multi-passionate business owner, wife, and mother. Amber didn’t start out life wanting to own her own business, but over time she determined she had just the skills necessary to make it as an entrepreneur. I think we can all agree she’s currently crushing it. 

Bonus: When to Quit or Let Go with Dr. Maelisa Hall

As promised, here is the first of your two Bonus Biz Bestie episodes! It’s time to go a little deeper into our personal business stories so you, our community, have a great idea of where we are coming from. Up to the plate first is our own Dr. Maelisa Hall, who is sharing all of her various business ventures from Beanie Babies to private practice. 

Maelisa is sharing her story today with the hope that you will see her path is not a linear one. She tried many different things before figuring out entrepreneurship was the way she wanted to go. You will hear how she discovered she was good at training other therapists, and how a business was born from there. You’ll understand the training it took to get her to the sweet spot she loves today, and why community made all the difference. 

I purposefully sought out job opportunities so I could pursue this business.
— Dr. Maelisa Hall

Above all, do more of what you enjoy and what fires you up. Focus your energy there. Maelisa figured out what worked for her, and you can too! Just make sure you have your Biz Bestie on your side. 

More in this episode: 

  • Maelisa started out in the Beanie Baby Business. 
  • Private practice owners began to see Maelisa as a resource. 
  • How Maelisa bit the bullet and started her business. 
  • Why business coaching and boot camp was perfect for Maelisa’s next steps. 
  • Discovering what is unique about herself helped develop a brand. 
  • Having a business and working full time was a struggle at first. 
  • Energy was getting spread too thin, so Maelisa quit her private practice around the same time the podcast started. 
  • Trying things out and realizing it doesn’t work for you is not a failure. 
  • What keeps Maelisa going now!

 

 

How to Plan a Weekend Retreat to Boost Productivity

How to Plan a Weekend Retreat to Boost Productivity

It’s a Landmark Day for the My Biz Bestie Podcast. This is our first episode recorded live in-person and on-location. We are bringing some good stuff to your ears today from Atlanta, GA at the International ADHD Conference. It is the perfect backdrop to talk about one of our favorite things to do with your Biz Bestie: Work Retreats!