Life is a Pie (or how I use my colorful Google calendar to stay the course)

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are   -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

While this quote can be taken literally, I like to use it figuratively.  How do you spend your time? Your money? Who do you hang out with? What do you read?  Tell me these things and I’ll tell you who you are.

I live and breathe by my Google calendar. I’ve gone so far as to color code it to reflect different elements of my life.  This inspiration came from author Keith Ferrazi and his colorful Success Wheel, pictured below.

I’ve color coded my calendar so that meetings are yellow. Social events are green. Exercise is blue. Etc.  And while I say I’m a person who wants to spend plenty of time with friends and to work out on a regular basis, when my calendar shows  only a field of sunflower- yellow meetings, I know I’m not walking the walk.  My color coded calendar acts like a pie chart to show me how my time is actually spent. Seeing it so graphically helps me to easily course correct and   stay aligned with the life I envision for myself.

Try it. You’ll be amazed that something so simple can be so powerful.

Keith Ferrazzi Success Wheel

 

 

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