Community, Archetypes and Well-Being

I teach “free is not a business pricing strategy”, however, I do have a high appreciation of free offers – especially when they help take a step in exploring who you are, why you react the way you do, and how to best use all that information to create the greatest you.

One such free offering comes from www.Archetypeme.com  They offer a short, 10 question quiz that allows you to access information about your psychological and spiritual archetype as framed by the decades of work by Caroline Myss. 

Here is what I did with that free offering – I created an opportunity to gather my friends over lunch and discuss, debate and share how, and if, we thought the information was accurate.  We had fun, we learned about each other and, for that moment in time, we built community. 

If you remember nothing else today from what you have just read, please remember this:  You cannot and should not walk this life alone.  That is why community builds and broadens psychological well-being.  For the record, I will state that there is no archetype that does not do better with community than without – what will be different is the size, shape and content of the community you choose to join.  So here is the challenge for today:

Dr. Success Challenge:  If you find you have said you feel lonely, you feel alone, etc. anytime in the last year (how board that is!), I challenge you to initiate the creation of a community gathering if only for a few hours.  It can be with one person (what does it take to have a ‘group’ or ‘community’ – a wise man once said, “when two or more are gathered”).

And after the free part of Archetypeme, there is an easy to read companion book to the quiz by Caroline Myss, Archetypes.  It is an easy read and a great place to start if you are new to Myss’ work. 

About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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