You value success above all else. As such you are continuously seeking attention and admiration. You aren’t afraid to promote your talents and ambitions and want to be competent, productive, accomplished and dynamic. More importantly, you want to be good at what you do and to look good doing it. You see yourself as ambitious, competitive and industrious. Wanting to be first at everything, you keep trying until you reach your goal. Your high level of self-confidence, enthusiasm, and energy tends to have a positive effect on everyone around you. Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you can achieve a great deal but are also at risk of over-stretching yourself.
Here is your Map to Freedom...
What does this add to the Enneagram?
Although the Enneagram is a highly accurate description of your personality and ego structure, it does not give you a solid method to navigate your way to the inner freedom.
In order to get beyond your personality you need two things;
Psychological understanding of your inner landscape.
A practice with a spiritual orientation, to navigate your inner landscape.
The My Map Method gives you both. At its core, The My Map Method is about practicing the inner freedom that the Enneagram promises.
How does it work?
The My Map Method is unique because it blends psychological understanding with a spiritual practice.
Your map (your map is actually a physical map you can hold in your hands) gives you the psychological understanding needed for inner freedom. It works in a similar way to a traditional map, by acting as a visual guide revealing, the hectic and noisy mechanisms of your habitual personality traits, thoughts, and emotions.
The R.E.S.T. Process gives you a daily practice that helps you navigate your inner landscape through the challenges of everyday life and allows you to journey back to the peace and aliveness of your true self (in the centre of your map.)
The R.E.S.T. Process involves gently bringing loving awareness to what is happening in the moment and allowing whatever is happening to just be.
Why you, as a Gold Achiever, find inner freedom difficult…
As a Gold Achiever, the reasons you find inner freedom so difficult are related to the ways you ensure you are always successful and never fail.
Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you achieve a great deal but are also at risk of burning out. As soon as you reach one goal, you are on to the next. As a result, it is difficult for you to relax, to stop over-excelling and become one of the team. You want others to admire you and tell you that you have done a good job.
You avoid failure, worthlessness, being second best or appearing as though you cannot accomplish what is expected of you. You can confuse your image with who you are at your core. This chronic self-deception can lead to you living a life where the ends always justify the means but leaves you with an empty or superficial emotional existence.
On the way to achieving your goals, you may repress or swallow your emotions, seeing them as speed bumps that slow you down. As you push harder and harder to complete tasks, you may even appear robot-like and ruthless because you have begun treating yourself like a machine. You have a tendency to be overly boastful and others can think of you as pretentious. Seeking status through approval, your attention targets performance and prestige.
What will inner freedom look like for a Gold Achiever?
By using your map on a daily basis, you will be able to find inner freedom and reconnect with the excellence at the core of who you are.
By using the My Map Method you will…
Overcome your usual desire to work so hard.
Learn to express your own needs and desires.
Learn to tell the truth rather than being deceptive and manipulative.
Have a greater sense of authenticity
Feel less resentful when people do not appreciate your efforts.
Work towards having more authentic relationships in your life.
Learn to be less boastful and pretentious.
Live more fully in the moment rather than rushing to the next project or target.
Let go of seeking status and being quite so materialistic.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation, you will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Download your free map & guide for the Gold Achiever
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
My Map to Freedom Box Set
This box set comes with a full scale (40cm x 40cm) foldable map of your personality type and a copy of the book 'How to Live Unleashed & Alive' by Jane Douglas.
The box set is perfect for you if you want to live a more fulfilling life, are working with the Enneagram, want to learn how to live in the now or are a coach or other helping practitioner working with others. By using the book and your very own map together, you will be able to see the specific ways your personality type behaves, thinks and feels, showing you with startling clarity how your personality traits, thoughts and emotions rob you of a deep and meaningful connection with your true self.
This book has been written for you if you are:
Tired and stressed with your daily life
Unfulfilled in your work
Closed off in your relationships
Trapped in self-destructive behaviours
Empty and disengaged with life
Frightened to be or show who you really are
Dissatisfied with life in general
Struggling to stay present, in the now
Looking for a way to live the wisdom of the Enneagram
A coach wanting a map not only to your client’s solutions but also to deepen your coaching presence
Now that you have sampled the map, your next step depends on what you want to achieve. Many people use the map as wall art so that it can act as a visual reminder of all that you are (and you can find your Gold Achiever wall art in our shop). Others want to take a deep dive into the work of the map by learning how to use it as a practice for inner freedom. If this is the case for you then the My Map to Freedom Box set contains everything that you need with:
A copy of the book, 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas. The book details how to follow the R.E.S.T. Process at all three levels, full theory for each layer of the map, and coloured illustrations of the nine maps with full explanations of each.
A full-scale foldable copy of your map to begin your work.