I’ll preface this post and let you know that I have an accounting degree.
- I love numbers.
- I love data.
- I love scorecards.
How do we bring data into our life?
- Our parenting.
- Our health.
- Our money.
And ultimately answer the question, ‘am I winning at life?’
At Healthy Dads, we built a tool to help you do that.
Introducing The Grid
The Grid will help you think through these six dimensions of life:
Answer These Four Questions
We do that by asking four simple questions:
Where are you …
Find a specific thing in one of the dimensions that you can celebrate.
Examples: A great conversation with your kid. You worked out three times this week. You got a promotion at work.
What we want here is to know ‘what should we optimize?’
Build upon the wins in your life.
Find a specific thing in one of the dimensions that you isn’t working so well.
What we want to know here is ‘what needs to change?’
Find a specific thing in one of the dimensions you see others have (good communication, money) that is missing from your life.
We want to know here ‘what needs to be added?’
Find a specific thing in one of the dimensions that doesn’t make sense to you right now.
What we want to know here is ‘what needs clarity?’
How to use The Grid
- Get a six-sided dice (or use the Roundum app)
- Roll the dice
- Whatever number it lands on work through that dimension
- Answer the questions (Winning, Losing, Missig, Confusing)
- Take action