Part 4 Plotting your trip
In the last post I talked about the basic functions of a mind map and finding software to help you create one. You are free to choose any way you’d like to build your map. The truth is it’s not super important what you use. Whether you choose a software program or build it by hand the most important part is the content.
Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind as we begin building our new map.
- There is no right or wrong way to build your map.
- Even if our destinations are similar no two journey’s will be the same. In other words your map will look different then mine.
- Start with what you know. Don’t worry you can always add more detail as you go.
- This map will be a work in progress so if it starts out looking a little thin that’s OK.
- If you are not exactly sure how or what the next step is start with the main task and break it down.
- Have fun and dream big this is not the time to apply the brakes.
Did you decide what you wanted to be, what you wanted to do, where you wanted to go? If so then it’s time to start your journey. Place that destination at the center of your map and then begin adding the things you already know to your map. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it fills up and how much you already know about your journey.
I’ve been wanting to expand my art into licensing for a while now. I know very little about it but thought this would be an excellent opportunity to begin exploring. I’ll be starting a mind map to help me find my way. I know I have a lot to learn but hopefully if I do a good job with my map it will make my journey a whole lot easier. The more I learn the more detail I can add to my my map. In the center of my new map I’ve placed the words Licensing my Art and added a couple of things I already know about licensing as subcategories. From here I’ll start Googling the info I have. Next time we’ll see what I’ve discovered, how it’s helped me and how I can apply the info to my map and my journey.