How I Used My Enneagram Type To Benefit Our Business

Are you on the Enneagram bandwagon? We have found it popping up in our podcasts, articles, and all over social media. Due to the popularity, we looked into taking the test and eventually we landed on our numbers.

And honestly, I knew what my type was in 30 seconds.

There is power in discovering your personality type and the best way to leverage strengths, beliefs, and ideas within the way you do business. And most importantly, there is power in the way you handle and see yourself as an individual.

I believe everyone has a secret sauce and finding your personality type allows you to live with intention and purpose. Navigating through business and life can be difficult but thankfully there are tools, like the enneagram, that can make the process easier.

Today, I am sharing my own experience with enneagram. Maybe another day we can convince Luke to join the bandwagon. For now, here’s my story about how I used my Enneagram type to benefit our business.

How I Used My Enneagram Type To Benefit Our Business!

Enneagram started being a buzz word in my business network a year or so ago. It’s been around for far longer than a year, but it hit the business world like a firestorm around then. It’s one of the best Psychology tests out there, in my completely bias opinion.

Here’s why:

If you’re unfamiliar with the Enneagram, click on the link here. If you’re like me and have a few (hundred) podcasts under your belt. Check out Annie F Downs if you are looking for someone just as Enneagram obsessed.

Or if you want a quick synopsis from the man himself, Ian Cron, listen below.

Enneagram: Type Three

Enneagram 3
Photo Credit: Emily Grace Photography

The type three is known as the achiever and often characterized adaptable, excelling, driven, and image-conscious.

As wonderful as all of that sounds, there are large pitfalls to a type three. I will let you read the negatives for yourself. Let’s focus on the positive!

Better Serve My Clients

When I understand who I am and how I operate in my professional life. It guides me to what my strengths and weaknesses are and how I can improve. Thus in return I can better serve my clients.

“The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become easier.” 
― Ian Morgan Cron

Take Care Of Myself

How does that saying go, you can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself? Something like that. I have learned through trial and error that I am the best in my personal life and business when I take time out to care for myself.

With the tool of the Enneagram I realized my tendency is to overwork. Coupled with the my desire for competition – the combination can be long hours. I’ve been striving for healthy competition and self-care which looks like going for a 10 minute walk, saying no (I am the worst at this), and prioritizing my health.

Your biggest cheerleader

I am a goal setter by nature. The majority of my life I have set goals each year to accomplish personal and business goals. At age 16 it looked like working x amount of hours to pay for college and getting this degree by x age. If goal setting was a love language, it would be mine.

This has come to benefit me in the business world. Leveraging this strength allows me to be a cheerleader and help your business grow. Part of our process with clients is going through a “goal setting” strategy. Our ultimate desire is to partner with you to have a functional website that converts. Whether it is create a more efficient website, update your brand, or make it mobile friendly – we are setting goals right along with you.

Why I love the Enneagram and it’s worth checking out

If you are looking for more information about the Enneagram, I recommend The Road Back To You. This book isn’t a magic pill, it won’t fix your problems. You still have to put in the work, but this can be a poerful tool to set you in the right direction.

As always, I would love to hear from you and what your type is. If you already know your type, let me know how it’s impacted your business. Leave a comment or e-mail me here.

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