It’s very common for entrepreneurs to be pulled in multiple, conflicting directions. After all, most of you still have a day job (and obligations to your employer) in addition to building your own business. It’s a lot! So it’s easy to get overwhelmed, being pulled in so many directions. That’s why I love and use and recommend a mind map with all of my clients.
There are so many details to keep track of – both at work, at home, and in your side hustle, that they get jumbled. So fight back! Use a mind map to plot out your mission. Then, add in all of the major details. Then you can pencil in all of the more minor details.
And just like that, you’re able to get a very visual, complete view of your mission. You’ll be able to see which details really matter – and which ones need to be put on the back burner for now.
Being organized does more than just help you keep focused, though. It also clears your mind, letting you purge that emotional space so you can be more focused.
As you continue to fill out and use your mind map, you’ll find that everything becomes laser-focused. It becomes clear what you need to do. And once you have a clear plan, you’ll find the motivation and energy you need to get going already.
I love how one of my clients put it:
”I just feel light. I feel energized. I feel like I can do it simply because you’re getting it out and you can visually see it.”
Here’s the absolute best part about a mind map: it lets you see exactly where you need to ask for help. Because you don’t have to do everything (nor can or should you!). Because as you do a mind map, you can see what’s out there. You can see the steps you need to take. And you can see what’s in your control – and where to find help.
And that will make you feel lighter emotionally and physically. That, in turn, will energize you, help you be more productive, and map out your next steps.
One of the biggest kicks I get out of helping my clients is seeing them get this. It’s seeing them get their butts into gear – and becoming the productive, energetic, enthusiastic entrepreneurs I know they’re meant to be. So if you need some extra energy, try a mind map. It’ll transform the way you do each day, I promise!
Mind Map on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map