Mindmapping. I’ve heard a lot about it, I’ve read a lot about it, but I have limited knowledge or experience about it.
Today is a good day to start. After the jump, I’ll share where I’ve heard about mind-mapping, a few links on mind mapping, my first ever mind-mapping project which is open for everybody to add to. ;-)
Have you tried mind-mapping before? Click through and share.
And now, we ask, “Dude, where’s my mind?”
Mind Map (from Wikipedia)
A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.
I first heard about mind mapping from my brother Elmer. His friends know mind mapping is something kelmer needs. He’s got so many ideas in his head, you’ll need a jungle knife to clear through all of the vines!
Steve Pavlina and Jack Canfield both recommend using Mind mapping. It’s useful for capturing ideas and even planning. My trainer and speaker friend Raju also teaches Mind Mapping (but hasn’t treated me to a seat in his training :D hehehe…) .
I know I’ll find mindmapping useful. I’m an ideas person. Or in Strengths Finder terms, one of my talents is “Ideation”.
I probably already use a form of mind mapping already. The most kindergarten form of mind mapping, perhaps, is having lists of things.
So when I stumbled upon Mindmapinspiration, I took delight in reading through Paul Foreman’s website. He has many books on mindmapping. I downloaded a free printable e-book about how to draw a mindmap.
Today I tried out mindmeister.com and finally got my hands dirty in creating my first mindmap. It’s intuitive, very easy to use. I just tried out the version history. It’s sooo cool, like watching my ideas being captured into visual form! So nice! (now how do i protect the versions?)
Visit my first Mind map Ever: Thoughts on My First MindMap Ever!
Maybe you can help me. I’m figuring out how I’d like to user mind mapping.
I’m inviting readers to play around with my mind … my mind map, I mean :D . I’ve opened up my mind map to the public for anybody to add to. Let’s see how this experiment goes.
Finding my way through Mind Mapping