This exercise helps you consciously evaluate all areas of your life so you can identify which life area will bring you the biggest improvement in well-being. It’s for anyone that wants a simple way to identify their professional and/or personal goals so they know where to focus their efforts.

Great for:

  •  People to decide what’s important for them to prioritize in their life right now.
  •  People to use before doing a goal-setting exercise.
  •  Coaches to use in their first session with new clients to decide on a priority area to focus on for improvement.

Whether you’re getting ready to work with a coach or you’re gearing up to make changes in your life, it’s critical to know what your priorities are and what you need to work on 먹튀검증.

In my coaching practice, when I start working with an individual I ask them, “What do you want?” It’s common for this question to be followed by a lengthy silence. Or a person may state many variations of what they don’t want, i.e., “I don’t want to be a parent that isn’t around for my kids,” or “I don’t want to be the type of boss that isn’t respected.” It’s a lot easier for someone to share what they don’t want versus what they do want.

A simple and effective solution to transform your “nots” into “wants” is to use this What’s Your Well-Being Number? exercise. Once you identify your true wants, you not only become more receptive to a possible coaching partnership, you also discover your most urgent priorities of what you are looking to achieve or advance in your own life.

Use these 2 steps to help you consciously acknowledge what you want for yourself:

1. The Scenario
Think about all the professional and personal aspects of your life: from career aspirations and family dynamics to financial goals, current health, key relationships, lifestyle, etc.

Close your eyes and then mentally “collect” all of these life aspects into one large imaginary box. Think of your current career, your relationships, your health, your lifestyle, etc., all collected together in one space.

Then ask yourself, using a scale of 1 to 10 (1=all of my areas are in complete disarray; 10=all areas are exactly where I want them to be), “What number am I today?” It is completely OK if your answer is a single digit or a range (e.g. 6-7). Now move on to Step 2.

2. The Follow-up question

Now ask yourself, “What would make my number higher?”

This follow-up question is the more important and relevant one, as it allows you to contemplate, maybe for the first time in a while, which life area is the top priority for you right now. Consciously acknowledging this information provides key insights into what part of your life you want to address and/or improve first.

For example, if your life right now overall feels like a 7, ask yourself, “What would make my life feel more like an 8 or 9?” The life area that comes to mind first indicates which area you should be focusing on to achieve a more fulfilling life. For example, you realize that your health is stopping you from achieving a lot of your important goals. Or you feel that working on your relationships would improve bring your well-being number up to an 8 or 9.

Tip: Avoid averages
After Step 1, you may want to assign each area its own “number” from 1 to 10, and then take the average to determine your overall well-being number. For example, while your health feels ideal (say, 8 or 9), you feel your career is less than optimal (a 3 or 4). So you think, “I’m a 6.”

This exercise is not about averaging individual numbers for each life area. It is consciously gathering all areas of your life into one space, and then evaluating where you feel holistically, right now, on a 1-10 scale. The reason for this is because you’re not picking the part of your life that has the lowest rating, you’re identifying what you can work on that will have the biggest impact on your well-being right now.

It’s a good idea to repeat this process after you’ve been working on an area of your life so you can reevaluate what your new priority for improvement is.

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