‘Tis the season for reflection …..
Fuelled by some great insights from conversations and self-observation on my recent trip to Sydney, I’m now completing individual reflection. I’m going to use several frameworks / tools to do this and see if they provide different insights. Perhaps they will build upon each other.
Over the past two days I’ve updated my ‘wheel of life.’ I picked this approach up from Michael Heppell via his book How to be Brilliant. He introduced the tool in a video and provides a free PDF download on his website. I’ve been using a wheel of life since 2012 to check in periodically with how I’m doing across a range of aspects of my life. I’ve adapted Heppell’s wheel in several ways:
1) Personalised the categories and elements in each category. You can see the categories I use in the image above.
2) Defined a rating scale to improve consistency of my self-assessment:
1-3.5 Significant improvement opportunity – must address
4-7 Some room for improvement – work on this
7.5-10 Doing well – keep it up
3) Created a spreadsheet to more easily calculate average rating within categories and compare rating between categories. This helps me identify what to focus on moving forward. I can compile my comments in one place and readily select key actions against each category.
At this point here’s what my first cut of my self-assessment and focus areas for January to March 2020: