The basis of this book is to encourage you the reader to create your own “Wheel of Life”. The Wheel of Life is to help you grade each section of your life depending on whether things are going great or not so great. This is your starting point. From here you look at the areas of Health, Close Family, Money, Relationships, Contributions, Vision, Career and Personal Development. Each of these areas is given a chapter with great detail and advice. You’re given a guide to help you figure out where you want to go with your life if you’re not happy with how things currently are. There is quote and tips on how to keep you motivated throughout the book.
Part 1 Your Health: This is all about your health your body and your mind. Your given advice on how to improve your mind so you can become healthy and fit. Along with this you are advised on ways to improve your body image by posture, exercise and food along with some pampering as a reward for your good work.
Part 2 Your Family: This section focuses on intimate family and distant family members. You’re told to look at your past and present relationships. These relationships could be with your mother, father, cousins, aunts or even friends. The theory behind this section is for you to spend the time getting reacquainted with the people who were important to you years ago but who over the years you have lost close contact with.
Part 3 Your Money: In this section the author gets you to look the type of lifestyle you are currently living. He asks you to look at your income and expenditure and see if this is contributing to stress and money worries in your life. Advice is given on 20 ways to save more. Getting the reader to focus on the future and not the now is a key focus here, his advice is if you don’t need that item in two days from now, then did you really need it too begin with.
Part 4 Relationships: This section focuses on relationships you have with others around you. Friends, family, work colleagues and bosses all come into play here. It looks at how you are treated and how you treat people in your everyday life. It’s about getting you to look at who you are and see what you can do to help people and make friends and learn better ways to interact with people outside your personal circle.
Part 5 Contribution: In this chapter the author gets you to look inside yourself and see what you are doing to make the world a better place. Are you volunteering, donating money are even involved in some small way in helping others who are not as well of as you. The theory behind this section is to get you to open your mind to others. Ensuring that who you are now and who you want to be in the future are key areas that the author looks at.
Part 6 Your Vision: This focuses on your long term goals. You’re advised to have clear goals written out in 1 year, 5 years and 10 years from now. The main advantage of this is once it’s written down then you have a plan to focus on. Also being prepared for different roadblocks that life throws at you are mentioned here and the author focuses on getting you to realise that not everything always goes to plan and sometimes you just need to make allowances for unseen events.
If you feel that life is not how you expected it to be and you feel like you want to revaluate things in your life then this book is a great starting point. There are exercises throughout each chapter of the book to help you identify key areas you need to improve. Along with this to help you get some direction and vision there are some interesting tips and quotes from others in each chapter. The book can be read in any order depending on what areas you need advice on. You’re advised to write notes and do the exercises as these are designed to help focus you in the long run. The book is fun and has some great advice and from reading it you can feel that the author really has a passion for helping others.