This week I’ve been immersed in a virtual retreat hosted by my friend and colleague Jeni Rogers, a conscious business coach.

Yesterday she guided us through an exercise to help us identify our next step toward thriving as soul-led entrepreneurs and I heard this message so clearly: “Rest FIRST.”

Don’t work, then rest.

(Though that alone is an improvement on the pace modeled and instilled in most of us from the dominant culture which looks more like “Work till you can’t anymore.”)

But rest FIRST is a subversive invitation. Rest until you are so full and nourished that your next inspired action springs forth.

(I wrote this ‘Rest First’ mantra on a sticky note and placed it above my desk. Try it out and reply here to let me know what shifts happen in your day!)

Sharing a new class on the Enneagram and Money as part of the retreat has been so stimulating and satisfying! 

I made a luscious new handout (with the help of my creative virtual assistant Reinie) and I’d love for you to have it. 

Click here for The Enneagram + Energetics of Money Free Guide

For each Ennea Type I share:

🌳 The strength they bring to the movement of creating a new and more just economic system.

👥 One key money blindspot or shadow

❤️‍🩹 A healing practice to support you in your own money relationship

📿  A type-specific mantra.

I’m SURE I’ll be teaching and sharing on this topic again in the future. For now I’m definitely in the mood to celebrate because I feel like I’ve been holding a tiger by the tail 🐅 as I meditated on this potent intersection between the Enneagram + Money to prepare for this class, something not a whole lot has been written about.

It was a relief to have the opportunity to reflect on the way the Enneagram helps to heal us not just individually, but also on the way it contributes to our collective life. 

The Enneagram can resource us as we shift from old, outdated economic systems rooted in extraction and domination (of others and the earth) and into new economic relationships which are mutual, sustaining and help to regenerate the earth: the ‘Love Activist Economy!’ ✊ 💚

Please check it out and share this written guide with anyone you think would enjoy it.

TIP:  You may want to explore the healing practices of other types too. Depending on where you are on your Enneagram journey you may be drawn to the practice for your resource point or wing or another type. Go with your intuition, the healing practices are ALL so nourishing and I regularly engage them all in my own life and evolving relationship with money.

Sending you love and the hopes for a beautiful fall week (those of you in this hemisphere) as we shift gears into a new season! 🍁



PS Stay tuned for a survey I’m opening soon to help me design my Flourish Holiday Playshop. I offered these lively stand alone workshops or playshops last year for the first time and they were so fun. They are an opportunity to learn/deepen in your understanding of the Enneagram AND to have a big internal rummage sale: releasing any old or outdated inherited religious or spiritual language and discovering the inner treasures you perhaps forgot you had! All in the service of YOUR home and family culture and crafting holiday traditions which make you feel alive, grateful and resourced. More soon! 

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever's Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More.

Courtney is an inner life coach and Enneagram mentor. She helps conscious women (and a few amazing men!) to pursue their most salient creative, professional and quality-of-life dreams and to discover more pleasure in their everyday.

She has dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is a certified Wayfinder life coach and has been studying the Enneagram with master teachers for over a decade. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year in Nicaragua tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband and their three children now make their home in a co-housing community in Asheville, North Carolina.


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