Turning Paper Into A Personal Mirror

personal mirrorSounds strange, right? You can’t turn a piece of paper into a personal mirror. You are absolutely right when you want to do this literally. But there is another way. Let’s have a look at that now.

A mirror is a device that let’s you have a look at yourself. It just makes the left handed people right handed and the other way around.

But today, you will find out about a method to create a mirror image of yourself using just that, a piece of paper (and a pen).

Imagine you have to write an introduction for yourself. What would that tell people about you?

I have two methods for creating mirrors of yourself. In this article I will share the first one. When you like it and you like to learn more (a lot more), please let me know so we can move forward doing this.

Creating Your Personal Mirror

You know about mind mapping now (probably). If you don’t have a look at this page to learn more.

We will use a mind map for creating the personal mirror. Here’s what I want you to do.

Take a piece of paper. Put your name in the middle. Don’t write too large because you will need the space around it.

When you did that, you simple add major areas in your life around the center. Connect them to it. You might want to think about: work, personal, family, education, friends, family, hobbies, etc.

Behind all of them, you add sub branches that you fill with relevant people, animals, objects, stuff, ideas, etc.

Notice that you don’t need to use people only. You can add you desk chair, your cell phone, your cat, kids… all that you want.

You don’t have to create an overview that is perfect. Just add what feels relevant. It may take you 5 minutes to do the first basic outline. That will be the beginning. After that, have a look at it in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening. Pick it up when you are sleepy, took a shower, or any other time during the day. You might even put it next to you when you sleep so the first thing you see is your overview. Add things to it, remove stuff that wasn’t really that good to add.

My point is, you look at it during different states of mind during the day. This gives you different angles and ideas.

It may take you a week to create the 98% done image.

From then on, you just add things when you feel the need to do so.

Wait… Personal Mirror 1.1!

Perhaps you want to make your personal mirror really fancy. That is something we can do.

Take 2 new colors, a green and a red one.

Mark each one green or red depending if they are green (positive, or stimulating you to move forward) or red (negative, holding you back).

This color may change during the day or over time. That doesn’t matter. We are only looking at a general idea in this method right now.

When you did the 1.1 Personal Mirror by adding the colors, let me ask you some questions:

  • What is the dominant color?
  • Are there areas in your life which are red or green?
  • How come?
  • What can you do about it?

What you just did was not just create a personal mirror, you also probably gained a good insight into yourself and if you have many positive or negative areas in your life.

Use this mirror right now!!! Take action. Make small changes and grow towards an all green mirror.

Again, this personal mirror is the first method. There is an even more powerful one that I would love to tell you more about. Just contact me and we have a look at personal mirror version 2 together and how it will help you.

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