By Guest Writer Brenda Loan Baker, Fortune Management
This is a great time to look back at the year behind you and measure your accomplishments while also looking at the year ahead perhaps with excitement, perhaps not! Many people rush headstrong into the new year continuing the spin or trajectory already in place.
To live an extraordinary life, you must strive to master six areas of your life – emotions, physical, relationships, career, financial, and spiritual (see diagram). No matter how successful or joyful we are, we all have areas of our life that could use some improvement – and in most cases, some areas more than others. Think about your health, for instance. Are you in a peak state of health, feeling energetic and full of vitality? If you feel fantastic about your health, congratulations! But now move on to another area: personal finance. Are you on the right track to achieve financial freedom? Financial freedom is creating enough income from your investments to live the lifestyle you desire. What about your career? Does your work feel like a J-O-B – something you go to every day to earn income, or is it more of a mission, something you would do even if you weren’t paid for it?
The Fortune Management Wheel of Life is a tool used to review each part of your life, and rate its relative quality level, so you can uncover which areas need attention. Consider each area like a spoke of a wheel: When one of the spokes is shorter than the others, it can make for a wobbly ride. By getting this overall view of your life, you can identify where you are excelling and where there is room for improvement – to discover where the gaps are between where you are today and where you want to be. You can take it one step further by determining the possibilities to increase any or all of the numbers in a small way, making it much more actionable.
Many people are caught up with making a living – and not designing their life. They are too busy in the spin of their life to intentionally set a path and determine their desired results. When you make the time and effort to design your life, that’s when it can be extraordinary. To be able to design your life, you must first create your map of where you are today. We believe you grow your practice by investing in yourself and your team. Take the Fortune Management Wheel of Life assessment to get started on your journey to the extraordinary life you desire – and deserve. Take the Wheel of Life Assessment Here.