Have you ever made a business mindmap? I got the idea from one of my own business coaches. It’s a great little way to look at where you’re heading, but in a nonlinear (i.e. boring) way.
This is my mindmap for 2012. Well, it says it’s 2012, but actually most of this stuff is happening in the next 3 months. [insert bugged out eyes here]
(Generally mindmaps are circles pointing to new circles, but that’s way too busy-looking for my order-loving mind.)
Did I mention my intention for this year was to SHINE?
Well, my intention is a pushy one, pushing me right along at a nice little clip. I’ve got:
- My parenting e-course!
- New group coaching programs!
- A whole new website!
- Events! I have events!
- And yes, that says “Book” down there! 😉
Last year I would’ve been totally overwhelmed by what I’m doing. It’s a lot and I had this crazy idea that I had to do it all (while simultaneously dealing with a belief that I couldn’t – super productive state-of-mind, let me tell you).
Thankfully, I have some pretty rocking tools and systems of support (like my own coach and my rockin’ Organic Support Specialist/virtual assistant, Jennie) to help me knock and then rock these things out.
So this year – while being full – isn’t freaking me out.
But it WAS bouncing around in my head way too much. So I sat down yesterday and created this little mindmap, which I love all the more because every time I look at it I see a big, gorgeous stage curtain. 🙂
It’s just a simple overview of the projects I’m working on (or having someone else work on – like a totally new web design or some new offers over on Sustainable Baby Steps).
But as simple as it is, it’s a powerful thing. It allows me to “see” what I’m thinking and to begin the process of breaking my projects down into tasks.
I used to only keep these long-ass to-do lists on my computer, but it’s not the same as a mindmap I can touch, glance at throughout my day or doodle within. It feels more like a roadmap now, something with form and guidance, instead of a long endless to-do list.
There’s still further planning I get to do – breaking those tasks down further, determining my timeline (those gets done on another piece of paper)…and then, you know, execution of it all.
But now that I can SEE it all I can rest in a little more clarity as I begin to DO it all.
Are you doing some big things in your world? Create your own mindmap and share it with me!