Hi, I’m Fred and today I plan to share with you my New Years resolutions and give you two free tools to help you on your way.
Unlike most clients I come across in my industry I won’t be focusing on any NEW diet or exercise fad that will last for a few weeks before I crash and revert back to old habits!
Instead, I will be focusing on improving all aspects of my life and getting my mindset right for the new year by referring back to my wheel of life.
What is the wheel of life?
The wheel of life is something that I picked up from Tony Robbins that helps you see what area of your life you can improve.
The basis of the wheel of life is to take certain aspects of your life suchas career, health, finance, and rate them out of 10 on how you currently feel and how you would like to feel in the future.
For me, 2017 I chose to work on finding a more stable and exciting career path and getting my health back in better condition.
At the beginning of 2017, my career was at an all-time low. I had been living out in the states building a life when legal issues forced me to come back and rethink my career plans so that no matter where I was in the world I could be earning in an industry that I was passionate about. Fortunately for me, it didn’t take me long to find something that I could do and I began by finding part time jobs that could repair my short-term cash flow problems whilst giving me breathing space to work on my exciting new project. That brought the career aspect of my life from a 3 out of 10 all the way up to a 7 out of 10.
Healthwise, 2017 saw this part of my wheel of life rise from a 2 out of 10 all the way up to a 7 out of 10. Living in the states I had adopted some really bad lifestyle habits and my eating and drinking weren’t great which was terrible as my background is nutrition and personal training! I let myself go and piled on a lot of excess weight! As I was doing my wheel of life this was an area I really wanted to improve so I set out a way of getting my mindset right before I began the journey to repair and excel my health. I had tried certain diets and ways of eating before but the one thing that stood out for me was getting my mindset right so that I could make it a permanent lifestyle change. I don’t eat healthily or exercise 100% of the time but I adopt an 80/20 rule whereby I eat well 80% of the time and give myself a break 20% of the time.
All in all, 2017 was a good year for these two aspects of my wheel of life!
Fast forward to 2018, I have just looked at my wheel of life and made some changes and now look set to proceed with 2018 focuses.
For 2018 I want to focus on getting my health to a 10 out of 10. That means maintaining what I did for 2017 in regards to diet and exercise but I want to improve my rest and recovery. I don’t get enough sleep and go to bed far too late so 2018 will be about winding down at 10 pm and getting to sleep at 10:30 pm. I also want to get more sports massages so that I can help repair my recovery process as well as my posture.
The final two focuses for 2018 are to increase my wealth which will come now that my career is back on track and also improving my contribution to others which again, thanks to sorting my career will also improve.
It’s been a long process but I found two tools extremely helpful in planning and improving parts of my life and hopefully they can offer you the same guidance. One was the wheel of life by Tony Robbins which can be found here and two was Tony Robbins Awaken the Giant book which can be found on Amazon.
Hopefully, you will have a great start to 2018 no matter what your resolutions are but if you do find yourself struggling then check out those two tools I used to help me.
Good luck and Happy New Year!