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🔮 Podcast interview: Enneagram 101
If you’re like us, you’re somewhat obsessed with personality tests.
I just want to be understood!
Enter the Enneagram — a self-discovery tool that helps you understand yourself and your relationships with others.
While the Enneagram is nuanced and complex, the basic gist is you have one dominant type, a wing (adjacent to your dominant type), and you adapt to other types in times of growth or stress. Like it or not, your ego is driving a lot of the narrative in your head. Once you know your Enneagram type, you can achieve a level of consciousness that helps you understand yourself and navigate how you interact with others.
It’s pretty freaking cool, so we sat down with the founders of Upbuild, an Enneagram practitioner to get the 101.
The 9 personality types (10:10 mark)
How do you define the ego? (17:30)
Why is it so hard to be vulnerable? (26:50)
Can you have more than one Enneagram type? (34:10)
Why is our culture obsessed with personality tests? (41:00)
BONUS: Do you know your Enneagram type? Email us back with it and we’ll pair you with anyone else who is your type.
⚗ Experiment: What are you working on?
Last week we asked what you’re working on in 140 characters. Here’s what you shared:
Nick Panama: Studio model for turning audio-first content (Podcasts) into omni-channel storytelling experiences — premium video, live, cpg, etc.
Brad Groznik: Ecommerce website selling cool hi-viz motorcycle apparel for people who don't want to look like a dork.
Brian Mahoney: Alkemi Network, a non-custodial pure technology play that leverages smart contracts to connect anyone with crypto assets directly to applications and services that need liquidity. Incentives between all stakeholders and the network are always aligned, thus leveling the playing field for all who participate in capital markets & staying true to the open finance ethos.
David Mishkin: Healthcare VC, with a focus on making people healthier.
Rock on errbody!
🍻 CFW Happy Hour: August 15th
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