‘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:

Personal Reflection

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    […] This year instead of celebrating New Year’s Eve I marked arrival of 2020 with New Year’s Dawn.  I woke shortly after 4am and travelled to the summit of Brisbane’s Mt Cootha to watch the sunrise for the first time in 2020.  Several hundred other people had the same idea.  However most of the crowd departed as soon as the sun had broken free of the low hanging cloud and dawn was clearly over.  I stayed on with another member of my Abundance Global business coaching group to do a ‘Magic Memories’ reflection.  This is one of the frameworks I’m using to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming one.  Yesterday I posted about the Wheel of Life reflection. […]


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