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Matt Russell
Enneagram Guru & Life Coach • Believer • Co-creator of 3 Amazing Kids With My Dream Girl • Expat Living in Europe • Johns Hopkins Alum • Incurable Day Dreamer
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I recently started a YouTube channel… I know, it seems pretty daring to start something like this in 2021 after YouTube is fully established and the algorithm… well…“it is what it is.”

It's especially daring when you find out what type of YouTube channel I started… let’s just say, I am “all in.”

But isn’t that the best way to do something? Approaching it with no reservations and letting the chips fall where they may.

I say this because my channel is not just your everyday “tips and advice” channel (i.e. Top 10 Ways To Grow Your YouTube Channel in…


⛰️ TIP: When you feel the risk of losing the opportunity is greater than the risk of going after it, you know it is worth pursuing.

When struggling to make big life decisions it can be difficult to know what is the right choice for you. This simple question helped me ‘check in’ with myself when facing the choice to move my family of five to Europe to live as expats or to continue living in our comfy home near relatives in Florida. It was not an easy decision — especially during a global pandemic — but this is what…


We are looking for new writers to build an awesome community on Medium where people can grow in self-awareness through the language and tools of the Enneagram.

If you are an Enneagram fan and would like to share your personal experiences as you grow in self-awareness of your number, it would be awesome to have you in our community.


If you are trying to find out your Enneagram type but don’t have the time to take a 100 question test or read an entire book, this series is for you. In the Journey to Self Discovery series I will be going through common traits of each type to help you discover which Enneagram type resonates with you.

As an Enneagram coach, I have seen the transformational power of the Enneagram first hand. It is a unique personality typing system that provides astonishing clarity to why you think, feel, and behave the way you do. …


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You could say my wife and I are busy people. We have three young kids, we homeschool, we work full-time, and within the margins of what we have left, we are founding our Enneagram coaching business.

Needless to say, we don’t have a lot of downtime. It feels like every minute of every day is full, yet, the ironic part is we still have time to procrastinate.

I have found that whether you are an incredibly busy or incredibly not, you can still struggle with procrastination.

This is because procrastination is not a matter of being lazy (as some would…


If you are trying to find out your Enneagram type but don’t have the time to take a 100 question test or read an entire book, this series is for you. In the Journey to Self Discovery series I will be going through common traits of each type to help you discover which Enneagram type resonates with you.

As an Enneagram coach, I have seen the transformational power of the Enneagram first hand. It is a unique personality typing system that provides astonishing clarity to why you think, feel, and behave the way you do. …


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If you are trying to find out your Enneagram type but don’t have the time to take a 100 question test or read an entire book, this series is for you. In the Journey to Self Discovery series I will be going through common traits of each type to help you discover which Enneagram type resonates with you.

As an Enneagram coach, I have seen the transformational power of the Enneagram first hand. It is a unique personality typing system that provides astonishing clarity to why you think, feel, and behave the way you do. …


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Are leaders born or made? This question has been hotly debated in leadership circles for a long time. Some people appear to be natural leaders while others seem to really have to work at it.

If you are more outspoken and confident then you will have a great presence about you, but you will probably also make more mistakes than other leaders who are more calculated and reserved.

Likewise, if you are calculated and reserved then you will probably make less mistakes and perhaps make better decisions; however, you will probably also seem to lack a bit of leadership presence.

What Qualities Make A Great Leader?


This is a new publication that helps you discover why you do the things you do based on your unique Enneagram personality type.

The Enneagram is a 9-type personality assessment (similar to Myers Briggs, and StrengthsFinder) that reveals, with profound clarity, why you think, feel, and behave in particular ways.

What makes it unique is that it doesn’t just show you your tendencies and then say “now, deal with it!” (like other personality assessments); rather, it reveals why you do the things you do and then provides a path for growth.


The Enneagram
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Chances are by now someone has asked you “Have you heard of the Enneagram?”

And your response was likely “Enna-what!?”

There has been a lot of buzz about this new-ish personality assessment lately. People like Michael Hyatt, Brene Brown, and even Oprah are talking about it.

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a 9 Type Personality assessment that tells you why you think, feel, and behave the way you do and provides you with a path to grow into the best version of yourself.

I say the Enneagram is new-ish because it has actually been around for a long time. Some claim it…

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