That’s right, I was challenged to do the impossible. My friend and mentor Rick and I were having a conversation about mindmaps and how most people use them.
What I see is that many people want to create a good looking mindmap. But as you know by now, I don’t think that is the most important part of mind mapping.
To me, a mindmap needs to create clarity and overview. When my first intention is to create a nice looking map… I start all over again, using a single color .
I use mindmaps to guide me through the noise in life and keep the distractions away from me, yes… really practical indeed.
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Rick asked me if I can create a solution which enables people to remove the noise and discomfort from their lives. Read more
During workshops I often hear people say the following: But I will lose details when I use mindmaps…!
Do you think this is true?
Usually my response is that a mindmap may give you less details than the traditional method of note taking. But that is ok. A mindmap isn’t the same as traditional note taking. When I ask people about their current method and how many details they lose… they tell me they miss out on certain things right now as well.
So the problem isn’t with details you may or may not miss in the final result/mindmap. Read more
This may sound strange coming from me, but I want you to stop making mindmaps.
I believe that making mindmaps is something that is only smart when you are just learning about mind mapping. After you learned how to create a mindmap, you should start making as few mindmaps as possible.
Looking at my own mindmaps, and the ones my clients make, I can honestly tell you that most of us only have 3 mindmaps that we use, no more.
It is very important that you understand that these 3 mindmaps show us our current information and projects, where we are going and what information is relevant.
Just 3 mindmaps, nothing more.
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Test drive it yourself and let me know what you think of it.
Last week I received an email with a very interesting subject. The subject was: what you see is what you get. So true… was the first thing on my mind.
The second thing I thought was that I needed to write this in a blog post for you.
The third thought on my mind was that I had to check out the website. Unfortunately, the content on the website was not really that interesting. Fortunately I do have something you can learn, use and apply right now to help you get better results right now. Let’s go. Read more