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The Wheel Of Life: How To Plan For A Life Of Balanced Success

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The Wheel Of Life: How To Plan For A Life Of Balanced Success
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. - Robert Fulghum Wouldn't it be nice to get super clear on what the biggest goals and opportunities for improvement in your life are?

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Don't be like Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson made $300M in his life but ended up financially ruined. He focused on fitness, boxing, and leisure, by spending like a king.

He ignored all other parts of his life: f...

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The Wheel of Life - Basic Definition

It is a way to zero in on the most important areas that are worthy of your attention. It allows you to map your life and prioritize along 8 categories: Health, Career, Finances, Relationships, Givi...

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An action plan for your life

Ask yourself the following questions for each area in your life:

  1. What is the smallest thing I could do to make progress in this area of life TODAY?
  2. ...

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No mass-producible solutions

It is important to understand that balance is relative: the focus of balance is always going to be different from person to person. There is no one size fits all.

For example, what a balanced diet means for one person may be entirely different for another. Both diets may be healthy, but it is the context that makes it so.

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Why Set Personal Goals

  • You are in charge. Personal goals force you to take responsibility for the actual efforts and progress.
  • You see the small steps leading to a big picture: big goals c...

“Which? Why? What? How?” Technique

... for choosing personal goals. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Ask yourself which aspect of your life you would like to change most.
  2. Think about why you want to change this.
  3. How will that change make you feel? Determine what exactly will make you feel this way.
  4. Ask yourself how you can make this happen and then make it your personal goal.

The Life Balance Chart Technique

  • Draw a chart. Write down each of the various areas of your life (family, health, self-development, career, relationships) in a new column or line.
  • Assess your current happiness level in each of these categories by giving it a score from 1 to 10.
  • Think what will make you be fully satisfied with these areas. Write down your ideas – you will be able to transform them into personal plans.

Setting and Achieving Your Goals

  • Step #1: Take Your Emotional Temperature, around the most important areas of your life.
  • Step #2: The Neurology of Ownership: When we take ownership of something–an i...

The “endowment effect”

It happens when we take ownership of something and it becomes “ours,” thereby integrating it into our sense of identity.

When we take ownership of something–an item, an idea or a goal–we are more committed to it

Not all goals are created equal:

  • Merely fantasizing about your goal is de-motivating – it actually tricks the brain into thinking you already have achieved it.
  • Goals that aren’t set up properly can end up having the opposite effect.