Week Ending July 13th, 2018
Content Covered: Wheel of Life
Okay this is officaly amazing…. Frieda Edgette, my professor for the Stanford Class set up 1:1 cocaching sessions with her students (what a great perk!) and to prepare for our session she sent us a questionaire with the following questions:
- What was a time you felt totally in the zone and on your “A Game”? You were making things happen with just enough challenge, at ease and having fun.
- Who is someone you find inspiring? What about them makes them inspiring?
- What are three of your greatest strengths?
- What are two things that hold you back? Please explain.
- What fulfills you? List three and explain how so.
And then we had to define two goals, the first was a mindset goal and the second a performance goal.
For each goal we also needed to answer the following:
- Describe the goal:
- This is important because …
- By accomplishing this goal I will be….
For my mindset goal I picked balancing the differnet needs and demands from the various domains / roles / responsiblities in my life (career, family, health, Xpanse). And for my performance goal I picked defining Xpanse’s intent, mission and vision.
Then came the 1:1 with Frieda, and as we were talking about my goals she mentioned if I had heard of this tool called the Wheel of Life.
Essentialy the wheel of life is a visual represntation on a scale of 1-10 of how ‘balanced’ you feel about each of the domains in your life.
Domains vary from person to person, I identified 7 for now; and then I asked myself: on a scale of 1-10 how am I doing in this domain? The results are below.
Next, I will be looking at the domains that today, rank the lowest and asking myself: what action can I take to move that domain up one point (so make a 4 into a 5, etc.).
The intent is that by visualizing my landscape of responsibilities, and where I currently feel they are, I can start making choices to help ‘balance’ out some of the areas that clearly have not been getting my love and attention recently.
I believe it to be true, we don’t know what we don’t know – but we can always nudge this paradox by asking a few well intended questions. Thus this is mine to you: what can you do differently today to take you one step closer to what you desire?