Over the years I have experimented with using mind maps as a way to store ideas and knowledge.
In 2017, I made the decision to make mind maps an integral part of my business coaching and advice process.
Generally I like people who deal with me to use Skype, at least some of the time because there is a facility that lets us share screens. This means that I can show you what’s on my screen or you can show me what’s on yours, even though we may be separated by hundreds of miles.
Using mind maps is just an extension of that principle.
Why Use Mind Maps?
When I was doing classroom training, I used a saying that went along the lines of…
- Hear and forget.
- See and remember.
- Do and understand.
Business coaching is all about help business owners do more to solve business problems and issues. This involves analysing the situation, identifying potential actions, selecting the best or most appropriate steps and then doing them. It also then involves reviewing the implementation and seeing how well the original issue has been solved and then identifying what else needs to be done.
A mind map helps to do all those steps because it doesn’t rely on you taking accurate notes of what I’ve said or what we’ve discussed or, even worse, trying to remember on your own. [continue reading…]