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Wheel_Of_Life

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									Wheel Of Life

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Summary:
Many coaches use the ‘wheel of life’, some know HOW to use the
information and some don’t.

Are your needs been met by being asked to complete the wheel of life?

What information does the wheel of life hold?

Well you can answer the first, and I guess you may not know if the wheel
has actually helped.
Just because you score low on a wheel of life in a particular area
doesn’t mean that that area is to be worked on immediately. Yes it may
need work however what reason h...


Keywords:
Wheel of life, MAP for life, Life Coaching, Life Strategist


Article Body:
Many coaches use the ‘wheel of life’, some know HOW to use the
information and some don’t.

Are your needs been met by being asked to complete the wheel of life?

What information does the wheel of life hold?

Well you can answer the first, and I guess you may not know if the wheel
has actually helped.
Just because you score low on a wheel of life in a particular area
doesn’t mean that that area is to be worked on immediately. Yes it may
need work however what reason have you been given as to WHY?

The answer is in the calculation required to properly evaluate the areas
that need immediate attention.

It is recommended that the wheel of life be completed at least twice in
one 12-month period, more if required. However the areas covered in the
WoL are not trivial they cover the 8 major areas of all our lives,
because this is the case it may take more than a few weeks to make any
significant changes, requiring multiple stabs at the wheel.

Here is the correct way to use the wheel of life and calculate the
average of your scores. In doing this you will be highlighting what areas
on the wheel you need to concentrate on first.

You can draw your own wheel or you can download one from
http://www.successbydesign.ltd.uk/wheel.jpg.
The below descriptions are supplied by Glen Mcquirk of the purpose club;
I am an authorised distributor of his products in the UK and founder
member.

The areas covered are FAMILY, MENTAL, PHYSICAL, FINANCIAL, CAREER,
SOCIAL, RECRIATIONAL & SPIRITUAL.

For each area there are a few guidelines to consider before rating your
score.

FAMILY: Relationships. Spouse. Children.

If you are un-married, your parents and siblings (brothers and sisters)
or perhaps your boyfriend or girlfriend. Relationships with friends and
strangers or extended family would also fall into this category, but are
far less important for this evaluation.

MENTAL: Personal development. Problem solving. Ideas. Inventions.
Innovations.

The brain is the most exciting creation in the universe. Are you feeding
it? Are you continually growing? Do you have a personal development
programme?

PHYSICAL: Health. Exercise. Eating habits. Weight. Dress. Grooming.

Your body is key to your success. You cannot do without it. The poorer it
is looked after, the more difficult it is to sustain the energy required
to reach great goals. Do you have an exercise programme? Do you eat
healthy food? Do you dress well? Are you your ideal body weight? Do you
injure your life sustaining body cells through smoke inhalation, alcohol
or any other drug intake?

FINANCIAL: Money. Wealth accumulation. Lifestyle.

How much do you make and how much do you keep? Do you earn a residual
income? Is your income continually growing? If your income stream stopped
today, how long could you maintain your current lifestyle? Do you have
sufficient income to realise your dreams?

CAREER: Job. Business. Hobby. Purpose. Mission. Vision.

Where are you going? Are you doing what you were born to do? Do you love
your job / business? Have you a plan to improve your position? When have
you planned to take your next promotion? Do you have a career plan? Is
this career going to allow you to reach your dreams?

SOCIAL: Community. Environment. Giving. Voluntary service.

Do you give back to society? Do you support others financially or in
kind? Do you contribute to or do any charitable work? Do you use your
expertise to help and benefit others? Giving to those less fortunate than
yourself is most rewarding: it energises you. Are you taking care of your
environment? Are you making a difference in your community?

RECRIATIONAL: Holiday. Time out. Rest. Restoration. Recuperation.

Rest and Restoration, when did you last go away and just do nothing?
Taking time out is more important than you think, to recharge your
batteries. Holidays are enjoyable, but sometimes they can drain you. What
are you doing to ensure that you have adequate rest and restoration
throughout the year?

SPIRITUAL: Creator. Relationship. Worship. Scripture. Meditation. Prayer.
Faith.

Do you have a personal relationship with a creator? Is this a strong
relationship? What are you doing to strengthen it? Do you know and
understand your purpose? Are you thankful? Do you exercise faith or fear?
Have you investigated your faith? Do you pray/meditate regularly?

Spirituality is a difficult area and often substituted in the wheel,
however it is very important. We are all spiritual entities so belief in
yourself would appear in this area. If you believe in a God or the
Universe then here is where you would rate your belief. If you are not
sure then this area would score a low rating and may need some work.

The key is to score yourself by comparing where you are in relation to
where you want to be. Not to score yourself in relation to other people.
Their position has no relevance to your future success.

After drawing your wheel or downloading it you will then start from the
top of the list and score yourself, taking into account the subject
guideline. A score of 10 would mean that you have reached all your goals
in a particular area of life and you are totally satisfied with where you
are. A score of 0 would imply that you have neglected that particular
area totally and feel that you need to take some action to rectify your
identified imbalance. Don’t spend too much time analysing each area
psychologically or scientifically, but rather go with your instinct, your
gut feel.

Work in a clockwise direction and continue to score yourself, use a
pencil in case of errors and place a dot adjacent to the area under
consideration.

Join all eight dots.

How smooth is your wheel?

The steps that follow show how you should go about achieving a balanced
life. Calculate your average score by adding all eight scores and
dividing the total by eight. EG (5+6+7+4+4+7+2+3+5)/8 = 38/8 = 4.75. Draw
a circle in dotted lines representing your average score. The areas
whose score falls below this average line are the areas that require your
urgent attention. Your first goal is to raise these scores to equal the
average line.
Once you have successfully raised your low scores up to the average
level, you are ready to take the next step towards living a balanced
life.

Draw a circle to mark the score of your best performing area, in the case
of this example the score as a 7.

All areas falling below this line must be raised in order to achieve
balance. This you do by strengthening your areas for improvement in all
areas that fall below the perfectly balanced wheel.

								
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