The Wheel of Life

October 18, 2019
BY: Invictus Consulting

WHEEL OF LIFE INSTRUCTIONS

The 8 sections in the Wheel of Life represent balance.

  • Please change, rename any category so that it’s meaningful and represents a balanced life for you.
  • Next, taking the centre of the wheel as 0 and the outer edge as 10, rank your level of satisfaction with each area out of 10 by drawing a straight or curved line to create a new outer edge (see example)
  • The new perimeter of the circle represents your ‘Wheel of Life’. Is it a bumpy ride?

Detailed Instructions

1. Review the 8 areas on the Wheel of Life. The Wheel must, when put together, create a view of a balanced life for you. If necessary, split categories to add in something that is missing. You can also re-label an area so that it is more meaningful. The usual suspects are:

  1. Family/Friends/relationships
  2. Partner/Significant Other/Romance
  3. Career/vocation
  4. Finances/wealth
  5. Health (emotional/physical/fitness/nutrition/wellbeing)
  6. Physical Environment/Home
  7. Fun/Recreation/Leisure
  8. Personal Growth/Learning/Self-development
  9. Spiritual wellbeing (not necessarily religion – can be sense of self)
  10. Others could include security, service, leadership, integrity, achievement, or community.

2. Think about what success looks like for you, specific to each area of your ‘wheel of life’.

3. Using eight (8) of the examples provided on the following pages, create your wheel.

4. Rank your level of satisfaction with each area then complete the diagram like the example on the bottom right of the wheel of life page above. Place a value between 1 (very dissatisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied) against each area to show your current reality with these areas of your life.

5. Once the diagram is complete, ask yourself these three questions.
I. If you were driving down a busy highway and that was the back right wheel of your car, how does that ride feel?
II. Does it resonate with you?
III. Overall, on a scale from 1-10, how do you feel life is for you right now compared to where it REALLY could be?

6. To dig deeper with this exercise, consider asking some of the questions below:

I. Are there any surprises for you?
II. How do you feel about your life as you look at your Wheel?
III. How do you currently spend time in these areas?
IV. How would you like to spend time in these areas?
V. Which of these elements would you most like to improve?
VI. How could you make space for these changes?
VII. Can you effect the necessary changes on your own?
VIII. What help and cooperation from others might you need?
IX. What would make that a score of 10?
X. What would a score of 10 look like in that area?

7. Complete the “Actions to take” table to prioritize change, create an action plan, and have fun with it!

Wheel of Life 0–10 Guide
Seventeen (17) category guides you can choose from to use around your wheel

1. Health

0 = You are dead, nearly dead, or mind as well be dead…
10 = Perfect health for you

2. Personal Development

0 = You know it all! Nothing anyone can teach you, and nothing left to learn
10 = You look for ways to grow and develop yourself daily through books, workshops, webinars, coaches, mentors etc.

3. Wealth

0 = You are broke, or even worse… have a negative personal net worth
10 = You have a plan in place and are on track with your financial goals and freedom

4. Career/Vocation

0 = You hate your job/business; It simply gives you NO satisfaction
10 = Your career is satisfying, it is 100% fulfilling and you see it as something you were born to do

5. Communication

0 = You avoid communication with others.
10 = You are great at connecting, listening, making others feel valued and appreciated

6. Relationships

0 = You have no friends. You are distant from your family or the relationships are non-existent
10 = You have beautiful, loving, fulfilling relationships with everyone in your life

7. Stress

0 = Your eyes open in the morning… And the stress immediately begins. Your sleeping moments are where you find your peace
10 = You have effective strategies in place to handle the

8. Recreation

0 = You haven’t had a holiday in years… and you pretend to be proud of that fact
10 = You have regular escapes and ways to re-energize yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually

8. Recreation

0 = You haven’t had a holiday in years… and you pretend to be proud of that fact
10 = You have regular escapes and ways to re-energize yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually

9. Spiritual Development

0 = You dislike who you are as a person and see life as an ongoing battle that can never be won
10 = You are very comfortable with your existence on this planet, who you are, and you have unwavering faith

10. Giving

0 = YOU are the charity in need, there is no way you’re giving right now
10 = You look for ways to give, share, and contribute within your community and the world

10. Giving

0 = YOU are the charity in need, there is no way you’re giving right now
10 = You look for ways to give, share, and contribute within your community and the world

11. Time Management

0 = You are way too busy to read a book on time management
10 = You make time for all the important aspects of your life, are rarely hurried and life seems to flow effortlessly

12. Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence

0 = You neglect yourself, are unable to look at yourself in the mirror. What people think of you has a huge impact and you spend your life trying to please everyone around
10 = You are confident with or without the support of others. What people think about you has little impact on who you are and what you do

13. Security

0 = You are anxious about being in new environments, don’t have any trust, and hesitate leaving your home for your safety
10 = You feel secure in your space, your environment, and you’re comfortable with your personal and professional level of security.

14. Leadership

0 = As far as you’re concerned… You were, are, and always will be a follower
10 = You are a leader to your peers, a leader in your community, and people see and acknowledge you as a leader too

15. Integrity

0 = Your words are just words… When you speak, it has no weight and people, including yourself, don’t and can’t rely on you to follow through
10 = You are your word. When you make a promise, consider it done. When you say you’ll be somewhere, you’re 5 minutes early, when something happens… It’s you that people can always count on

16. Achievement

0 = As far as you’re concerned you’ve never achieved anything big or small in life, and everyone around you would say the same
10 = You’re a high achiever with many accomplishments and achievements, plenty of stories, awards, certificates, and more

17. Community/Volunteer

0 = You are a community of one, and proud of it
10 = You’re involved with your community, in social groups, volunteering, engaged, making a difference and acknowledged for your efforts

Actions to take: Pick 1-3 areas with clear, trackable, measurable actions to take!

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