What a couple weeks it has been!
Kids are home from school and parents are learning to homeschool.
You have started working from your home office.
Deals have closed, others have fallen through.
Prospects have retreated to self isolation and their own home compounds.
We never predicted this when planning our 2020 and set goals for the year.
And now, the first quarter of 2020 is almost over!
Every quarter, I recommend you take a look at your balance wheel. This year, more than ever, it is important to keep ourselves in balance with everything we are going through.
How is your balance wheel?
There are times when we focus our energies so much on a few areas of our life that we forget that other areas are also important. Are there areas in your life that you’ve neglected recently as you have been on the hunt for toilet paper, canned goods and chicken?
The Wheel of Life, sometimes called the Balance Wheel, is essential in your journey to becoming successful because it helps you visualize where you are currently. It provides you a snapshot on how you see and manage your life today.
Now that you are presumably “at-home,” this would be a smart time to take the Balance Wheel Quiz right now to see how you are doing, even with all the events going on in the world today with COVID-19.
I just took it myself and I was shocked at how it turned out! Then again, we are living in unprecedented times with Stay-at-Home Orders in place over much of the West Coast and all of California, bare food and paper supply shelves, all events canceled and people thinking more about stocking up on food than buying your product or selling their house.
Take a look at the image to the right and imagine that the green-shaded portion was your car’s wheels. How far do you think you’d go with such a shape?
Like a car’s out-of-shape wheels won’t get you to your destination, if your wheel of life is out of balance, you’ll probably also never get far in your journey of success and may be feeling stressed!
Each spoke in the Balance Wheel represents an area in your life that can contribute to your feeling of happiness and satisfaction.
After all, there’s more to life than just work and career; growth in these areas must be supplemented by growth in other areas of your balance wheel.
Now, I realize that none of us will NEVER be in total balance, however, it is important to acknowledge the areas of your life you may have been neglecting in pursuit of your other goals, even given our current situation.
What can you do from home even with your kids with you 24/7?
Now is a great time for spending time as a family playing board games, catching up on movies and TV series you may have missed, and it is a perfect time to read that book, watch that video class, learn that language or ramp up your marketing.
Many of my clients are starting a Podcast while sitting home to further their brand and expand their reach.
What can you do to improve your Balance Wheel and further your goals, even while being stuck at home?
This does not mean you are to grade yourself compared to others’ success based on society’s ideals or on “normal times” because we are not living in normal times.
This is about you and how you feel right now about your life.
Now this may seem a bit challenging because of how many blind spots people tend to have when it comes to their own lives, but the good news is you don’t have to do it alone!
I am offering a zero cost coaching call during the corona quarantine to help you keep calm and connected as well as modifying your plan (or creating one!) since things have been turned upside down since the first of the year when you may have set those goals and created that plan.
Find a time that works for you on my calendar at calendar.cherialguire.com
This time will pass. When we ring in 2021, you will look back at this time in 2020 and what it did for you in either a negative, or positive way. Let’s make it a positive time for all of us.
I can help!