By Teresa Bitner (www.boldfulfilledlifecoach.com) and Marcia Clark (www.livingandlastinglegacy.com)
The Wheel of Life is a concept originally created by Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation® Institute, Inc. Many professional coaches use this tool to illuminate life from a new and deeper perspective. This exercise examines life as a whole, as well as the parts of life, at the same time to form an overall view of how balanced or bumpy your life is. By taking time to evaluate our satisfaction on a scale of one to ten in the important parts of our busy lives we can see where we are out of balance and where we have great satisfaction. We can then determine where we want to focus our energy in the future…..enhancing areas that are already strong as well as developing areas that we want to be better.
Instructions for Wheel of Life:
Attached are two Life Wheels, a completed Life Wheel and blank. Use the wheel that works best for you at this stage in your life. Use the completed Wheel or create your own by choosing the eight most important areas in your life.
1. Draw a line in the portion of the circle through the number that represents your current satisfaction.
2. Join the scores in each pie piece to form a perimeter of the circle. What does your Life Wheel reveal?
3. Take a moment to reflect on the findings from this exercise.
4. What would the ideal level of satisfaction be for each part of your life?
5. Make an action plan to move from current levels of satisfaction to ideal satisfaction in one or more parts of your life.
6. This is a great exercise to work on with your coach. Your coach will partner with you to move from your current level of satisfaction to your desired level of satisfaction.
Favorite Books For Balancing Your Wheel of Life
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
Living Your Best Life – Laura Bergman Fortgang
“You Can Heal Your Life” – Louise Hay
“A New Earth” – Eckart Tolle
“The Go Giver” – Bob Burg
“Yes and No” – A Guide to Better Decisions – Spencer Johnson
Wheel of Life Templates - Complete & Blank
Bonus – Pain/Gain Chart to help narrow an area of focus. If you are stuck between two choices and unsure what to do this tool can help you determine the next step.
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Teresa Bitner - Change and Loss Specialist