As we continue to explore tools that will work best for you, it’s time to feature a classic called mind mapping, a tool you can use to diagram your thoughts and ideas. If your brain is overwhelmed and making lists isn’t helping, mind mapping may be the tool you need to help you focus and plan. This week, episode 186 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how mind mapping helps all brain types focus better!

Jamie Chapman is a Consultant for Small Business Owners. She takes a holistic view of life and business and loves working with compassionate, empathetic human beings who want to thrive in all areas of their lives and grow strategically and systematically. Jamie doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions for business, so she takes an individualized, multifaceted approach to problem-solving so you can move forward in a way that’s unique to you. 

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Jamie shares how our creative entrepreneur brains challenge us to stay focused, and she gives you actionable steps to take right now to try mind mapping. Listen and let’s see if you want to add to your productivity tool box. 

Jamie and I cover the following topics:

  • What is mind mapping and areas of our life and business we might use it for. 
  • How mind mapping can address our surplus of ideas, both in terms of ideation and project planning.
  • The distinction between a mind map and a venn diagram (both having to do with relationships).
  • Inspiration and steps you can use to try mind mapping out yourself. 

Small steps truly make a huge difference. I encourage you to try mind mapping. Keep it as simple as possible with just one idea to start. Then, you can work your way up to bigger, more complex brainstorming projects. 

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