This is an old favourite that has been around for over 30
years and most coaches are aware of it as a tool to help people get into the
best, most productive state for themselves to be at their peak, either in the
work place, at home or getting ready to start work.
I personally ADORE it and believe it has TRANSFORMED my life.
When I was out of work a few years ago I noticed I was very DRIVEN to get
another job and the more anxious and driven I was the less opportunities came
my way, also the flip side of the coin is PROCRASTINATION where I almost gave
up because I didn't get the breaks or felt it wasn't worth it.
This wheel is a wonderful tool that actually held me
accountable in a non judgmental way and is simple to fill in.
There are 8 sections (like a cake cut into 8 pieces) each
one you put a number between 1 and 10 in (1 is discontent 10 is very
The categories are:
Family and Friends
For example: Right now my numbers are really quiet high (well I have been
working on this for a few years) but my finances are quiet low (I've chosen to swap
professions from Nurse to Coach only a few years ago).
The point is ........ If my finances are low it will have an effect on my Health,
my fun my relationship etc. If for example my Health is a low score that will
have a big effect on my fun and relationships.
You get the picture............. so what's the big deal, a wheel with a
load of numbers on? Well this is where it gets good, if you change any area
that you do have some control over, it will have a huge effect on the other
For example when I got more sleep, eat really well, stopped smoking, drank more
water and took time out to have proper meal breaks (not shoving a piece of
toast in my mouth on the kids school run) my life DRAMATICALLY improved.
This tool I use at my initial coaching session to see where people are at, it's
a great starting point.
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