Welcome to the Mom & . . . podcast. We’re Missy & Susanne, two moms trying to figure out what comes after “mom”. Whether you’re a stay at home mom of a newborn or already an empty-nester, our podcast will feature interviews with professional career and life coaches to help answer your most burning questions about discovering who you are and what you want to be when you "grow up."
Mom & . . . Enneagram with Jill Johnson
In this episode, we talk to enneagram enthusiast, Jill Johnson, about how to zero-in on our Enneagram numbers, and then how to put that information to work on our quest for self-knowledge and growth.
Some of the Topics we covered this week:
Enneagram Institute and tests [TS 3:50]
You have to be ready for some self-reflection and reading to fully know your number.
Our guesses on numbers [TS 4:45]
Susanne thought she was a 9, and now thinks maybe she is a 6. Missy initially thought she was a 6 and now believes she’s a 9.
On getting confused and how to narrow it down [TS 5:18]
A lot of numbers are easily confused, so you have to look at motivation.
Growth/Stress [TS 5:45]
How different numbers move around the enneagram, and why we shouldn’t focus on our wings just yet.
Using your approach to conflict to narrow down your number [TS 6:25]
Are you Complimentary? (1, 2, 6) – Tend to work together with others to find a solution.
Are you Withdrawing? (4, 5, 9) – Tend to be in their own world, and avoid talking to people about problems.
Are you Aggressive? (7, 8, 3) – Tend to charge ahead and move on, whether people are with them or not.
Knowing your stance helps eliminate six other numbers pretty quickly.
Why we relate to certain numbers. [TS 8:38]
We start breaking down the things about us that help us relate to the numbers we think we are.
Relationship to time [TS 13:30]
What does “relationship to time” even mean?
Sixes are present-focused, nines are past-focused
How to zero in on motivation [TS 16:30]
Nines have a hard time naming what they need.
Jill laments the sheer number of resources out there, but recommends Beth McCord on instagram with great graphics.
Can your number change? [TS 18:39]
In a word: No. Your number is your lens, and you were born with it.
Typing people you know [TS 19:30]
You might think you know someone well enough to type them, but you have to understand motivation to really know. Sidebar: Missy hates the sloth part of nine, but she gets it.
Getting a spouse on board [TS 23:00]
We discuss ideas for bringing up the enneagram and incorporating it into life, like taking a road trip and playing an enneagram audio book, or playing a podcast with the person’s favorite celebrity talking about the enneagram. Sidebars about dry January (what a joke this year) and how nines (Missy) can often express their needs when they feel safe.
Resources That Came Up
People/Books/Etc. we mentioned:
* The Enneagram Institute* The Road Back to You, book and podcast* Stephanie Barron Hall* Am Writing Podcast* Bewitched and The Dick VanDyke Show* NYC during Covid* Atomic Habits* Beth McCord: Your Enneagram Coach on instagram...
Jen Man.: Mom & . . . Best Selling Author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Episode 1.4: Jen Mann
This week we talk with the author, Jen Mann, about work-life balance, raising teenagers, knowing who we are, traveling mishaps, and more. We also do the second installment of Look, Listen, Learn, in which we decide the name is sticking.
Some of the Topics we covered this week:
Set up your day to make it work for you. [TS 5:35] Jen Mann talks about time blocking, and how it allows her to write, publish, manage social media, while also raising a family, volunteering, and having some free time to look at whales on social media.
Identity and where we fit in. [TS 7:50] Jen talks about starting her blogging and writing career as a result of feeling lonely and not fitting in. It’s a topic we think a lot of moms will relate to.
The ever-shifting realities of parenting. [TS 12:40] Jen’s kids, along with Susanne’s and Missy’s, are all tweens and teens now, requiring a different kind of hands-on parenting. Jen talks about finding new ways – and new times – to connect with older kids.
Don’t forget who you are. [TS 17:45] The soundbite of the show comes when Jen talks about what she learned while writing her upcoming book about midlife (coming from Random House in 2022). One of her major takeaways was to remember who she is, and not focus on the noise or spend time making comparisons. She said trouble starts when, “I forget who I am.”
People Jen wants to punch in the throat while traveling (her latest book). [TS 30:25] Fun travel and car rental stories.
Other Resources That Came Up
People/Books/Etc. we mentioned:
* TikTok comes up a few times – loads of really funny content for women our age, but it’s bothering our kids that we’ve found the app.* The great Nora Ephron gets a mention.
Look, Listen, Learn [TS 35:45]
* Is scrolling the National Geographic Instagram feed for soothing animal pictures* Is watching Cobra Kai and Big Mouth with her teen* Bonus LLL content: Jen tells us how to get kids to make their own meals (hint: AirFryer).
* Is reading Jen’s middle grade book, My Lame Life: Queen of the Misfits
* Is listening to the SmartLess podcast with Will Arnet, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes
How to follow Jen Mann!
* Her website – start here! Links to buy all of her books can be found on the website.* Facebook* More Facebook * Instagram* Twitter * Pinterest * LinkedIn* Email: jenthroatpunch at gmail.com* Want to mail me something? As long as it’s not a glitter bomb, I love to receive mail:
Jen Mann / TPM, LLC / 7111 W. 151st St., #378 / Overland Park, KS 66223
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What's Your Question?
The Goal of the Mom & . . . Podcast is to share information that truly helps moms, no matter which phase of parenting/professional grownup conundrum you’re in.
We know what our questions are, but we want to know what’s on your minds so that we can tailor episodes to you, so what’s your question?
To help you narrow things down a bit, here are the kinds of topics we’ll be covering on the show.
* How do you re-find yourself after years of diapers and bottles and toddler snacks being ground into your car upholstery? * How do you go about rediscovering what makes you, YOU?* Are you interested in learning more about tests like* the Enneagram * Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies * Meyers Briggs,* StrengthsFinder, and more!
* Curious about when and how to get back into the work force?* Are you interested in completely changing your career path?* Are you confused what the words CAREER PATH even mean for you now?* Do you want to figure out how to make money from following your passion project? * Do you need to find a way to save up some money to fund pursuing your passion in your “free time?”
* Balance – is that a real thing or are we kidding ourselves?* Health – mental and physical – Bring on the questions!
* Going back to work? How do you manage your new income?* Becoming a stay at home mom? How do you prepare to budget without your income?
WHAT ARE WE NOT LOOKING FOR?
We want to focus on moms, not on parenting. We will not be answering questions like
* “how do I get my kids to take a nap?”* “how do I manage my kids’ screen time?”
Those are all valid – and important – questions. But those are questions for another podcast that focuses on kids. We’re here to focus on you.
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Intro to the Mom & . . . Podcast
Welcome to the Mom & . . . podcast.We’re Missy & Susanne, two moms trying to figure out what comes after “mom”. Whether you’re a stay at home mom of a newborn or a a mom who is already an empty-nester, our podcast will feature interviews with career and life coaches helping moms answer our biggest questions about who we are, what we want to do with our lives, and what we can do today to help get us there. (more…)