Start Your Transformation With The “Wheel of Life”
Every time I coach a client through lasting life changes, we start with the Wheel of Life.
It’s a fantastic, insightful coaching tool that is quick and easy to use.
In this blog post, I’ll help you fill out your own Wheel of Life so you can begin to focus on the areas that would benefit most from extra attention.
If you’d like to take this further, get in touch to talk about my transformation coaching services.
What Is The Wheel Of Life?
The Wheel of Life is a popular tool to help you identify areas to work on, with the goal of improving your life for health, happiness, and fulfilment.
It’s used by business coaches, career mentors, and personal development experts.
I use it in the early stages of working with transformation clients who want to make huge changes to their health and fitness – which always has an astounding impact on their relationships, careers, self-confidence, and success in life.
Introducing The Wheel Of Life
When you want to make a change, you need to get all areas of your life pulling in the same direction.
But it can be very difficult to accurately assess what’s going on in your life.
The Wheel is a great visual which gives you a clear overview.
Here’s the Wheel of Life I use with my clients:
The segments represent all the different parts of your life that demand attention.
Physical Environment (your home, office, anywhere else you spend time)
Money (personal finances, business finances, investments)
Health (including short- and long-term health, and physical fitness)
Family And Friends
Personal Growth (whatever nurtures your interests and inner world)
Fun & Recreation
How To Use The Wheel Of Life
Mark each segment of the Wheel from 1-10 (with 10 being couldn’t-be-better and 1 being very poor).
For example, if you have a great relationship with your significant other but recognise that there are a couple of small niggles to iron out, that might be a 7.
If you know you’re in debt and have been burying your head in the sand about it, that might be a 2.
If you’re stuck in a job you dislike but are currently doing a training course that gives you different prospects, that could be a 4 or 5.
It’s more about how you feel than how someone else would mark your life out of 10.
Draw a line across each segment so you can see how “full” each one is.
You can then clearly see which areas are full up and which are looking empty.
Want to try it for yourself? download my FREE Wheel Of Life PDF.
Assess The Situation Before You Make Changes
From here, you can start thinking about how the full and empty areas are impacting your goals.
For example, if you want to lose weight and get healthy, but your career and health segments are empty/low – that would be an indication that you need to prioritise your health and look at how your job is making you stressed.
The next step is making small goals to improve each section.
My advice is to keep these practical (so you don’t get overwhelmed), and break each goal into small steps.
For example, if your health section is low and you know this is because you don’t get enough sleep and have bad food habits, you might set yourself the goal of going to bed at a regular time (before 11pm), and eating two vegetables with each main meal.
Remove Roadblocks And Start To Make Progress
The Wheel of Life can help you see why you might be struggling to meet your goals.
It’s a brilliant tool and my clients all find it fun and interesting to do.
I actually do my own every 6 months and look forward to this “check-in” with myself.
I encourage you to give it a go.
Download my FREE Wheel Of Life PDF.
Feel free to send your completed Wheel of Life to me, I can help you tackle any of the segments that are holding you back from your fitness and health goals.