07 July 2008, by A. Cedilla
Keeping your mind fresh and your ideas original is a valuable edge in the competitive world of business. The daily grind of running a business, however, can leave you drained. If you ever played around with your ideas as a kid, using crayons and paper, to draw out your dreams and future, you may have done some mindmapping without knowing it.
A term popularized by Tony Buzan , mindmapping is basically doodling with a purpose. It’s a brainstorm on paper, a mental cyclone revolving around one central idea. While the term itself is new, the idea of it has been around for centuries.
- Clear your head by letting you generate and capture ideas you can see on paper, or pixel.
- Help plot out possible futures, organizing ideas and passing thoughts that may be the seeds of something good
- Plan your next move, or possible moves, depending on where you want to go
- Play around towards a goal