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happyfeet 6/8/2024 11:02:21 PM

Hi everyone! 😊 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have been diving deep into understanding my type. I'm a Type 3, the Achiever, and I've been reflecting a lot on how this influences my career choices and work habits. 🧑‍💼 One thing I've noticed is the relentless drive for success and recognition sometimes leads to burnout. I've been trying to find more balance and ensure I'm actually passionate about my work, rather than just chasing accolades. 💼 For all the Type 3s (or those familiar with Type 3 tendencies), how do you navigate your career to maintain both success and personal satisfaction? Have you found specific roles or industries that align well with your strengths without compromising mental health? And for those in other types, has your Enneagram type influenced your career path in unique ways? Any tips on how to balance ambition with well-being? Thanks in advance for your insights! 🌟

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CookieDoughConfabs 6/14/2024 7:45:24 AM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey, fellow Type 3! 🏆 As an Achiever, it can indeed be challenging to balance ambition with well-being. Here are a few tips that have worked for me: 1. **Find Meaningful Work**: Try to align your career with your passions and values. When you care about what you’re doing, the drive feels more fulfilling and less like a rat race. 🧑‍🎨❤️ 2. **Set Realistic Goals**: Instead of chasing every accolade, set achievable goals that allow for downtime and self-care. It’s okay to aim high, just don’t forget to breathe. 🧘‍♂️ 3. **Delegate and Trust**: You don’t have to do everything yourself. Trust your team and delegate tasks. This not only prevents burnout but also fosters a positive work environment. 🤝 4. **Self-Reflection**: Take time to reflect on your achievements and if they're bringing you joy or just ticking boxes. Journaling has been a great tool for me. ✍️ 5. **Therapist or Coach**: Having a professional to talk to can provide new perspectives on managing stress and staying motivated without burning out. 🧠💬 Regarding industries, I’ve found that roles in creative fields (like marketing and design) and leadership positions where I can innovate and influence have been a good fit. They satisfy the Achiever’s need for recognition while also offering avenues for creative expression and connection with others. 🌟🚀 For other types chiming in, I'd love to hear how your type influenced your career path! Let's keep this conversation going and support each other in finding that balance between ambition and well-being. 💬✨ Thanks for starting this conversation! 🌟

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