What the Greek God Apollo Can Teach You About Your Business

Matt is a gregarious soul. He’s an ENFJ on the Myers-Briggs, an extroverted, people person.

He’s also a Pt. 7 on the Enneagram–a person who loves going to new places, meeting new people, and trying new things.

In the StrengthsFinder, his skills are centered around relationship and influence (“Woo” being my favorite skill).

Matt knows all these things about himself, but gathering the information together in a complete picture through the Know Yourself Coaching Program, gave him a comprehensive view he’d never seen before.

Oracle at Delphi in Greece

At the beginning of our coaching, Matt told me he was stuck. He’d recently retired from a career he’d pursued for 20 years, and he didn’t know what to do next. Befitting of an Enneagram Pt. 7 who loves future positive possibilities, he had lots of projects he’d investigated, and some business ideas he thought he might enjoy pursuing, all in various stages of non-completion.

I was ready to believe he didn’t know what he wanted to do next, but as he talked I realized he knew exactly what he wanted.

He was being attacked by our old friend, resistance. What he wants to do next is a business he’s been preparing for his whole life. No wonder resistance is attacking with a vengeance.

As a result of the Know Yourself project, he agreed to ax all but his top three outside projects, and plant his butt in the chair two hours a day in the morning to start creating the business he really wants.

Magic is already happening.

In this new program, I’ve worked with people who didn’t know themselves fully; who did know themselves but weren’t clear on what to do with their skills; and people like Matt who knew themselves well, but were paralyzed by resistance.

What could you do if your strengths, your personality traits, and your innate self, were all marshaled in the same direction toward your purpose in life? 

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2 Replies to “What the Greek God Apollo Can Teach You About Your Business”

  1. Christy!
    This is such a good article and great work you are doing! We’ve talked many times about what you call right livelihood. This helps people align what they already know to be true about themselves and the work they are best suited to doing. When we do work we love and are really suited for, we light up our own life and the lives of everyone around us. So much of our lives are spent on our work, how could this not be really important for everyone to know!!

  2. Hi Christy

    We haven’t talked in a long time but I keep reading your newsletters and this last one deserves an “ATTA Girl” for being right on the money. Your clients are lucky to have you.

    I am basically retired and Have moved to Pebblecreek in Goodyear and am enjoying more golf and other things. I keep my hand in business by mentoring with SCORE at ASU Sky Song.

    If you are ever out here on the west side let’s get together for a cup of coffee and a conversation.

    Dave

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