Information doesn’t equal transformation.

Sometimes we think there’s something more we need to know before we take action. Although I’m usually a take-action kind of girl, when I’m stressed I can go into analysis paralysis mode.

Remember: Integration of the information equals transformation. So if you’re struggling to take action, you need a guide. In this episode, I help you take the power tools you already have hanging in your metaphorical garage and use them to accelerate the transformation of your life.

Why books

As you’ve dug into the enneagram, you’ve learned that each type has core motives, fears and the hidden—or not so hidden—factor that holds each of us back. The books I talk about for each enneagram type will help you unpack that factor, better understand yourself, and start digging into the core motive behind everything you do.

Books for all enneagram types

Personal development books are my jam. The most important book that I’ve ever read was actually given to me in rehab. The key to this book and why it’s so powerful: It can be used as a workbook. What is it? The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. The other book every enneagram type should read is The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. This book is great for looking at what we’re most afraid of and considering our true motives.

Books for each enneagram type

Going further, I talk about each enneagram type briefly as well as the book I recommend for each one and why. Here’s a quick recap:

  • Type 1: Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs
  • Type 2: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
  • Type 3: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
  • Type 4: Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back by Gary John Bishop
  • Type 5: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Type 6: Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Type 7: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • Type 8: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
  • Type 9: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Quotes:

1:40

Integration of the information equals transformation.

2:47

The more that you desire to grow and level up your life, the more will be required.

8:02

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every single day.” —Brene Brown

8:42

You can’t have the beautiful transformation without demo day.

10:26

“Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy.” —Gay Hendricks

13:10

“By giving the inner critic less of your bandwidth, you access, express, and cultivate your creativity.” —Denise Jacobs

16:02

“The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.” —Brene Brown

21:56

“You got yourself to this point in your life and I’m going to show you how you subconsciously did it—how you fucked yourself and how to dig yourself out.” —Gary John Bishop

25:00

“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured.” —Susan Cain

33:05

“You can’t numb those hard feelings without numbing the other ones.” —Brene Brown

36:35

“If you base your self worth on what everyone else thinks of you, you hand all your power over to other people.” —Jen Sincero

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