During the last month, I’ve been taking a speed reading training course from a Dutch speed reader guru. His name is Wout Plevier. Whenever you have the chance of taking one of his training courses… do so! He is a wonderful trainer and he has a great personality.
When people think about mind mapping, they think of drawing overviews of information with lots of pictures and colors. Yes, these are the drawings you only think children create, right?
(or How To Get An Additional 8640 Seconds To Work On Your Future)
Often when I look at the name of this website, I remove the word map from it, Mind(s)Unleashed. I believe that is what we are all working on and trying to accomplish. We want to use our minds in a much more productive way.
One of the biggest reasons why people fail is not because people are not smart, don’t work hard or lack skills. One of the biggest reasons is because they use their limited amount of time on far too many things.
Just go with me on this one. We have 86400 seconds each day. About 1/3 of that is spend sleeping and eating. Let’s say we have 1/2 of that to work on our goals (including our work time of course).
Have you ever used a mindmap during a sales pitch? Do you show people you meet for the first time your mindmap? Have you used mindmaps in meetings?
One of the first things people tell me when they learn about mindmaps and mind mapping is that this is something which can be valuable. Still, they would use it for themselves only and not in a group or during a meeting.
I can understand that. You may be a little uncomfortable because you do not completely master the mindmap method… yet.
Fast forward a few week, months or even years. I speak with my successful students and what do many of them tell me about mind mapping in a group? They don’t do it. They are often afraid of what the other person’s response or even thoughts might be.
There is fortunately a cure for this:
Just read this quote on His Holiness the Dalai Lama his twitter page (how cool is that )
You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing
I wish you and your loved ones the best holidays and a good ending of the year.
Maybe I write something this week on the website, maybe I won’t. I most likely spend my time doing other things. I hope you enjoy these last days of the year and start the new year the best way possible.
Remember the quote above and practice it this last week and all throughout 2010. I can promise you when you do that, your life will improve a lot, you reduce negativity in and around you, and you become an even better YOU!
Take care and remember to visualize your thoughts, believe me… you will benefit!
Today I want to write something different you can do with your mind or visual map. Can you do this exercise in a normal linear format (to do list style)? Sure you can! The only difference is that by using a map you will be able to have a neat and clear overview on one sheet that helps your entire brain.
Again, this is not just talking about mapping information. Today we talk about transforming part of yourself.
Do you know the 2 things that stop most people from creating and using mindmaps, most of the time? Here they are:
1. Stop trying too hard not to mindmap!
Mind mapping is different from my normal routines and I don’t have the time to change this right now. People are just too busy managing their information. They are overwhelmed already and can’t seem to find a little bit of time to start mind mapping.
I think this is a big catch 22. You don’t have time and mind mapping will be able to give you more time… but you can’t start mind mapping because of lack of time.
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