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Being a Rebel is more than just working effectively -- it's about maximizing all areas of your life. After all, what's the point of being ridiculously efficient if you can't enjoy the extra free time?

We often read stories about work-life balance, but this verbiage implies that we spend equal time on work and non-work activities. Not so here at RE. You'll see me use the phrase "work-life alignment" in place of "work-life balance" on the site for this reason, even though the latter has a higher search volume.

I agree with the maxim that you cannot improve what you cannot measure. The following tool will help you record your satisfaction with various areas of your life over a 30-day period.[rebel]

The Work-Life Inventory Tool

The Work-Life Inventory tool will ask you about six key categories:

  • Money and finances
  • Creativity, fun and hobbies
  • Philosophy and spirituality
  • Career and learning
  • Family and relationships
  • Physical and emotional health

I was inspired to create this tool by the self-assessment Steve Mundahl, the CEO of Goodwill Industries and author of The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership, does to gauge his own work-life alignment.

You'll quantify these on a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being best) on Day 1, Day 14 and Day 30. As you enter more data, you'll begin to see the charts populate and visualize your progress.

Tool Download

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