Been feeling a little low this holiday season because I thought I had a clear direction and now am second guessing myself.  I call friends in during these times, and today a friend sent me this MINDMAP and said: “Check out this Mindmap drawn by Walt Disney in ’57.  All aspects of the biz revolve around content (the center-the main “brand” driver) and all are designed to make money from each other.”


This reminded me that one of my favorite tools to help brainstorm a new idea or flush out a business model, is MIND-MAPPING.   I started mind-mapping over 25 years ago with color sharpies and a big pad of paper.  I used to love to make each branch a different color and draw a picture instead of putting in words.  

I have used mind-mapping to remind me of the highlights in books, help memorize a speech, map out all the things I CRAVE, look at a 6 month schedule, outline my book, plan events from A-Z, and to brainstorm meetings.  

Most of all I use it when I get my next crazy quickly flush it out and see how it feels. Do I want to move forward?  Does this seem to hard?  What do I need to do next to move it along?

Instead of wallowing around feeling low this holiday season, I am getting out the colored sharpies and taking control!


What new idea are you working on?  How are you flushing it out?