It really helps you focus on only the key areas you need to improve to have a big benefit in your life.
It works as follows:
- Draw a circle and split into 8 sections. In each section put an important part of your life (such as health, family, finances, friends, career, relationship, etc.) . Now give yourself a mark out of 10 on this section of your life. It helps visually to draw the level of satisfaction like I did below (eg. the “ME” section is a 5/10 hence the section is only half shaded)
- Now draw another circle around this one, extend the lines for each section, and write what a 10/10 would look like. For example a 10/10 for you in the health section might be achieving a certain weight and going exercising 3x per week.
- Finally, again draw another circle and extend the lines, and write what 1 step you will take this month to get you closer to that 10/10.
TOP TIP- Most people have c. 8 sections and from those usually 2-3 come out below 5/10, these are the ones to focus on to have the greatest impact in your life and get you going! Focus on those only, and do the wheel again in 1 month, you should see changes because you have focused on those few areas only.
Here is an example of what stage 1 looks like from April 2011, and my rational for why I feel that why: