**this is email number 1 for the Get Out Of Your Way Challenge that started today! If you didn’t join us for this round, this is a sneak peek into how we work! I encourage you to do this exercise on your own and join me for the next round!
Always Start With Noticing
Before you ever go about Getting Out Of Your Own Way, you need to be sure you know what you’re looking at and what influence it would have. This is a crucial step that people ignore all the time, but not you, because you’re smart like that. The Wheel of Life exercise is a very popular life coaching exercise because it helps you to take a snapshot of how you feel about your overall life at the moment and creates space for you to see the interconnectedness of it all.
There is no bad way to do this exercise and the ultimate goal isn’t all around 10’s. That’s not even possible, so drop the guilt and shame and just get honest about where you’re at right now.
Here’s how it works,
Download this worksheet and print it if you can. If you can’t, just draw it out yourself on a piece of paper.
The middle of the circle represents 0 – and therefore ZERO satisfaction with that particular area of life. The edges of the circle represent 10 – and therefore PERFECT satisfaction, nothing can be improved in that area of life.
Color in each section to the degree with which you are satisfied with that part of your life, don’t overthink it, just go. If you feel it’s wrong later, you can do it again, 120 times if you feel like it.
Once you’ve finished, look at your overall finished product and ask the following questions:
- If you doubled your wheel and they became wheels on a bicycle, how comfortable would the ride be?
- Is that about how you’re feeling about life?
- What section would it be easiest to improve?
- Write down one simple thing you could do to improve that section.
- Ask yourself: When this section improves, how will it affect the other sections?
The interconnectedness that you can see here and make real by answering the last question is POWERFUL.
Realizing that you don’t have to focus everything all the time is major. If you work on one thing, other things will improve too. Also, it’s important to know that it’s okay to ignore a section sometimes because you’d like to focus on something else. One of the major reasons I see that people are stuck, burnt out, and can’t get out of their own ways is because they are trying to DO. IT. ALL. ALL. THE. TIME. It doesn’t work. No one can keep up with that kind of madness.
Choose that one small thing. It’s enough.
To make it even more powerful, share here the one thing you’ll do and which section it will improve for you. Accountability matters!
I heart you. You’re great.