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Brainstorming the How: Mindmapping

October 30, 20233 min read

In Brainstorming the How to attain your dreams, you can utilize a technique called "Mindmapping" which is a free flow technique to generate many ideas for your Goals. By generating a LOT of ideas, you can find a lot of ideas and pick out the best ones for you. And many ideas that you might not have ever even considered as too outlandish might now be possible with your mindmapping.

What is Mind Mapping?

Mind mapping is a visual information brainstorming tool to help an individual to create, structure, memorize, arrange, brainstorm and organize information in a unique and innovative manner.

Mind mapping is more than creating a map. The process has evolved into a imagination stirring tool that is transforming our thinking, working and conceptualizing of innovation and process.

Watch this video on Mindmapping from the inventor, Tony Buzan. 

Reasons for Mindmapping from iqmatrix.com

Your Mindmapping Mentality

A lot. This free association technique is a great tool for having one’s mind wander, connecting new ideas with zany ideas and interrupting them with better ideas. The key: “If you don’t have any good ideas, then come up with more bad ideas!” Interpretation: Volume is the key without internal editing.

In another column, I’m going to talk about your “Inner Roommate” which is that voice in your head, the nagging voice, the terrible voice which will edit you in this process. Some Inner Roommate quotes might be “No, that’s a bad idea.” “Oh, you’re way too extravagant.” “That will never work!”

That is the voice to acknowledge, say thank you very much for your input and then proceed with daring. Boldness. Extravagance. Impossibility.

Essentially, go nuts. You can use markers, pencils, crayons, anything. Use a notebook or a chalkboard. I have a tablet called “Remarkable” that is one of the best electronic items I ever spent money on. An Electronic erasable mindmapping machine for me.

How About Ways to Use Mindmapping?

  • Helps you grasp a big picture overview of the subject under study.

  • Improves your capacity to explore detailed snippets of information.

  • Helps improve your memory, retention, and comprehension of information.

  • Helps you organize information into easy to remember chunks.

  • Helps reduce mental clutter, cope with information overload, and overwhelm.

  • Stimulates the imagination and encourages creative insights and ideas.

  • Helps enhance your level of focus and concentration while working or studying.

  • Helps expand your ability to take effective, better organized, and more comprehensive notes.

  • Makes learning and organizing information fun and exciting, which subsequently strengthens your interest in the subject matter.

  • Helps accelerate your ability to solve complex problems.

  • Improved your capacity to manage your academic workload.

  • Helps unlock hidden understandings within information chunks.

  • Helps unlock unexpected creative insights and ideas.

  • Helps you save time while working, studying or learning.

  • Helps you to prepare for tests and examinations.

  • Helps provide you with more clarity about your goals, ideas, and actions.

  • Helps triggers creative associations between seemingly unrelated bits of information.

Create a Mindmapping Habit

This strategy works in virtually all areas of your life because you are seeking ideas, innovation, strategies together with connections, resources and more. You want to create a huge net of interconnected notions with links going all over the place.

That’s a low of power in your hands, easily accessible every day, forever.

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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Brainstorming the How: Mindmapping

October 30, 20233 min read

In Brainstorming the How to attain your dreams, you can utilize a technique called "Mindmapping" which is a free flow technique to generate many ideas for your Goals. By generating a LOT of ideas, you can find a lot of ideas and pick out the best ones for you. And many ideas that you might not have ever even considered as too outlandish might now be possible with your mindmapping.

What is Mind Mapping?

Mind mapping is a visual information brainstorming tool to help an individual to create, structure, memorize, arrange, brainstorm and organize information in a unique and innovative manner.

Mind mapping is more than creating a map. The process has evolved into a imagination stirring tool that is transforming our thinking, working and conceptualizing of innovation and process.

Watch this video on Mindmapping from the inventor, Tony Buzan. 

Reasons for Mindmapping from iqmatrix.com

Your Mindmapping Mentality

A lot. This free association technique is a great tool for having one’s mind wander, connecting new ideas with zany ideas and interrupting them with better ideas. The key: “If you don’t have any good ideas, then come up with more bad ideas!” Interpretation: Volume is the key without internal editing.

In another column, I’m going to talk about your “Inner Roommate” which is that voice in your head, the nagging voice, the terrible voice which will edit you in this process. Some Inner Roommate quotes might be “No, that’s a bad idea.” “Oh, you’re way too extravagant.” “That will never work!”

That is the voice to acknowledge, say thank you very much for your input and then proceed with daring. Boldness. Extravagance. Impossibility.

Essentially, go nuts. You can use markers, pencils, crayons, anything. Use a notebook or a chalkboard. I have a tablet called “Remarkable” that is one of the best electronic items I ever spent money on. An Electronic erasable mindmapping machine for me.

How About Ways to Use Mindmapping?

  • Helps you grasp a big picture overview of the subject under study.

  • Improves your capacity to explore detailed snippets of information.

  • Helps improve your memory, retention, and comprehension of information.

  • Helps you organize information into easy to remember chunks.

  • Helps reduce mental clutter, cope with information overload, and overwhelm.

  • Stimulates the imagination and encourages creative insights and ideas.

  • Helps enhance your level of focus and concentration while working or studying.

  • Helps expand your ability to take effective, better organized, and more comprehensive notes.

  • Makes learning and organizing information fun and exciting, which subsequently strengthens your interest in the subject matter.

  • Helps accelerate your ability to solve complex problems.

  • Improved your capacity to manage your academic workload.

  • Helps unlock hidden understandings within information chunks.

  • Helps unlock unexpected creative insights and ideas.

  • Helps you save time while working, studying or learning.

  • Helps you to prepare for tests and examinations.

  • Helps provide you with more clarity about your goals, ideas, and actions.

  • Helps triggers creative associations between seemingly unrelated bits of information.

Create a Mindmapping Habit

This strategy works in virtually all areas of your life because you are seeking ideas, innovation, strategies together with connections, resources and more. You want to create a huge net of interconnected notions with links going all over the place.

That’s a low of power in your hands, easily accessible every day, forever.

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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