I’ve started planning for 2015 in theory, but I’ve struggled with execution. Usually, I wrote my goals, wants, and wishes down in a Word document. I forget about it as soon as I close the document. Hard to stay focused when your goals are hidden in a file.
The other day, I read a blog post by Britni Danielle about mapping out your goals. Talk about being right on time…whew! So I grabbed an erasable pen and some printer paper and got to work.
There’s something freeing about putting everything on paper. Not keyboard to screen, pen to paper. As much as I love being “connected”, I enjoyed actually having to write something out. I don’t do that often.
Excited about my idea map, I texted Amber to share my glee. She sends me the link to MindMeister. It’s the online version of your DIY mind maps. Just when I thought the internet couldn’t get any better, once again, Amber proves me wrong.
Some Highlights About MindMeister:
- There’s a demo version. Many of the options are unavailable in the demo version unless you sign up for free.
- You can create up to 3 minds maps. There are also 3 paid account options (personal, pro, and business).
- Mind maps can be exported into formats such as Word docs and PDFs.
- Not only is it available on web, you there’s also an app, which is available for iOS and Android!!
I created an account and after spending about an hour playing around with the app, I created this:
It’s definitely worth looking into if you want to make your mind maps look nice. If you check out MindMeister, let me know what you think!