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Achieve those Dreams!

One cool use of Mind Mapping is the Development of your Dream Board.

A Dream Board can be considered a visual representation of goals.  Often people will get a large sheet of poster board and paste pictures from magazines and other sources that represent goals.  Mind Mapping software makes this activity really easy.

“Seeing is Believing” and seeing those objects of our desire embeds the impression in our sub-conscious and, with repeated exposure to the Dream Board, increases the odds we’ll “see” ourselves reaching those goals.

The objects don’t have to represent material goals.  In the Dream Board below, I’ve included volunteer work, giving, and spiritual objectives.

Mind Map of a Dream Board









A good friend mentioned Vision Board, another term for Dream Board, to me recently.
That reminded me of one I’d done a few years ago.  I found it and posted it here. Read More→

Too Many Ideas? Mind Map those Ideas!

Ever have so many things flying around in your brain that you feel over-whelmed and don’t know where to begin?

Ever start listing them and trying to prioritize the list so you do the most important thing first, next most important thing second, etc?

Try Mind Mapping those ideas.  Literally and physically you can get them all on one page.  Having the ‘view from the air’ will help you see relationships and prioritize all those things that were spinning around in your brain.

One way to work on all this ‘brain stuff’ is to start with ‘Ideas‘ in the middle of your computer screen.  (I’m assuming you’re using Mind Mapping software  for this, because it makes the process immensely easier.) Use your ‘rapid fire’ function and start ‘popping’ all those ideas onto your screen using the ‘Ideas’ Central Image as your starting point.

Once you’ve got, for the moment, those ideas radiating from the center, you can start prioritizing them.  I start at 12:00 and Read More→

Start brainstorming with the ‘Rapidfire’ function
of the software you use for Mind Mapping.

Mind Map of New Product Introduction

Mind Map of New Product Introduction

My software of choice is Inspiration, but other brands have the similar ability to rapidly
Pop – Pop – Pop ideas onto a Mind Map.

This procedure, especially when done with someone knowledgeable of the theory and skilled in the use of mind mapping software, will produce the maximum number of ideas and solutions to challenges and opportunities.

Mind Mapping produces the ideas and solutions, but sometimes an organizational chart better conveys the results.

Unless your are involved in the development of a mind map from the beginning, it can at times, be an overwhelming thing to look at.  It may even be too much, too quickly and confuse the person.

If you’re from the corporate world, org charts might have been part of your life.  If not, they can still be something, when looked at, immediately convey the hierarchy of thoughts, ideas, and positions.

Mind Map morphed into an Organizational Chart

The ‘Org Chart’ will keep all the links and ‘layers’ that were developed within the original Mind Map.  This is important, because so many of the details of those ideas and solutions will be in linked documents, websites, and even additional mind maps.

Discover More!
There will be far more Ideas & Solutions
than you initially thought possible!Magnifying Glass

Mind Mapping, with someone knowledgeable about the theory and skilled with available software, will uncover more ideas and solutions to opportunities and challenges than any other method – Guaranteed!

This recently happened when Mind Mapping with a client on his new Financial Services business.

We started with a Mind Map of the four main products he offers his clients.  The next step was to map each of those products.  As we added graphics to the products, more and more things my client could offer came to mind.  The map grew and grew and we linked it to additional Mind Maps for more clarity.

We wound up with four additional maps linked to the original.

He’ll use these maps as templates in his work.

Bottom Line: He’ll do a better job for clients by visually showing ideas and solutions to their individual  and family needs.

David Allen, author of “Getting Things Done”, and a recognized expert on productivity equates

Mind Mapping with such life changing innovations as word processing and spreadsheet software.

That puts Mind Mapping in the category of things that have made a significant difference in productivity in, and out of, the workplace.

While Mind Mapping has been huge in Europe, it is only in recent years that it’s started finding its way into American businesses.

Our schools, especially elementary, have been using Mind Mapping and doing it with software.  This should increase the use of the Swiss Army Knife for the Brain!’

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Master Mind Mapper – Fred Miller

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Your Challenges and Opportunities!

Many years ago, at an International Toastmasters Convention, I was introduced to Mind Mapping.

Since no good speaker should be just a ‘talking head’, I decided to attend a training seminar about ‘Speaking without Notes’.

The presenter was a high school principal who talk us about a visual technique called ‘Pegging’.  It involved memorizing 20 ‘Pegs’ and attaching key words of your speach to those pegs with ‘super mental crazy glue’.

During the Question and Answer Session, someone asked the principal, “How do you write your speeches?”mmmmcc

“Mind Maps,” was the reply.  When he said it, he pushed a button on the projector and an image appeared that had everything radiating from the center.

I thought, “That looks pretty cool.”

Then the presenter said, “I develop, practice and deliver all my talks with Mind Maps.”

I then said to myself, “Wow.  That seems super cool.”

Finally, he added, “Last week I gave three speeches in one day; All different and all developed, practiced and delivered with Mind Maps.”

That did it for me!  I knew I had to find out more about this tool.

I immediately bought Tony Buzan’s book, ‘The Mind Map Book.’  I devoured it, and was hooked.

I even enrolled in an art class to see if I could draw Mind Maps.  After two classes, I realized I had no talent in this area and dropped out.

Luckily, through my teacher, wife, I found Inspiration brand software, and was able to develop, edit, prioritize and revise Mind Maps with ease.

Ever since, I’ve been studying and exploring new uses for it and how to get maximum results.

Just as a Swiss Army Knife is a multi-purpose tool, Mind Mapping can be used to develop ideas and solutions to everyday tasks, challenges and opportunities – personal and business.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Other Brain Related Activities

I use Mind Mapping for everything from Daily To-do Lists to Planning Trips to Writing and Delivering Speeches.

My only regret –
I didn’t discover it sooner!

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YOU Have a Zillion Ideas!iStock_000000409830XSmall

And they’re great ideas.  Some of them – really great ideas!

Often, they’re all over the place.  They come to you fast and furiously, and it’s frustrating that you can’t act on each and every one of them Now.

And you’ve got so many of them that it’s hard to know what to work on now, what to work on later, and which ones to put off until ?

At times, this leaves you feeling overwhelmed and with a sense that you’re not accomplishing anywhere close to what you know you want to do.

So you make Lists.

  • Lots of lists
  • Prioritized lists
  • Categorized lists
  • Daily To Do lists
  • List of things that can be put off till other lists are complete!
    • It goes on and on and on – doesn’t it?

YOUR Job Entails:

  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Process Development
  • Strategic Planning

Sometimes, maybe more than sometimes, you know there’s got to be a better way to organized and prioritize all this.

When you find that ‘Magic Tool’, you’ll be a Task Accomplishing Machine!

Mind Mapping is that ‘Magic Tool’.  It brings together the left, linear (logical) side of your brain with the right, creative side.  Mind Mapping works the way our brains work.

Look around this site.  The answers to your frustrations are on these pages!

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In all modes of communication; verbal, written of visual, our goal is for the recipient(s) is the same. We want them, as quickly as possible, to “Get It!” .

And in this fast moving world where “Instant” isn’t quick enougn, the quicker they “Get It!”, the better.

The person(s) you’re communicating with may not agree with everything you present.

In fact, they may not agree with anything you present.

But unless they “Get It!”, a meaningful conversation can’t proceed.

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Mind Mapping Templates

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Mind Mapping software
allows you to make templates for many of the routine tasks you do; personal and professional.

Business Templates can be made for:
Sales Processes
Sales Products and Services
Policies and Procedures
Hiring and Training
Ordering and Processing
Delivery Process and Procedures

Personal Templates can be developed for:
Shopping Lists
To Do’s
Household Maintenance

Once you have a template, it’s relatively easy to update and customize it for the current need.

As always, Mind Mapping can be a tremendous productivity tool!

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