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Ground view linear versus aerial view Mind Map


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  • 1. Ground view linear versus aerial view mind map Writing in a linear format down the page or screen can bore the eye and cloud the mind. Converting text to mind map allows you to add colour and excitement and hone in on key points, which can all be viewed together. Mind maps allow mid-air freedom where linear is more like road traffic congestion. Mid-air planning encourages free thinking. You can juggle multiple associations; new links appear and new combinations arise to help develop your thinking. With your key points in one place you can visualise them in conjunction with the whole, see the bigger picture and form an instant aerial overview. You can go off on a tangent, explore another angle, have a time-out, incubate and revisit with fresh eyes, all without the need to scan and search through pages of text. Aerial visualisation is perfect for tapping existing knowledge and developing new infinite and unrestricted thinking. Having space to explore in free-flow and add images, encourages you to think about and capture multiple ideas simultaneously rather than working mechanically down a page or screen. Linear can often halt your thinking process. A bored mind shuts down and an open mind blossoms. Aerial visualisation cultivates creativity and freedom of expression. When you daydream you rarely do so in text on pages! You daydream in images, using colours and senses via memory or projection. Mind maps allow you to capture your daydreams and ideas. You can hone in on a subject and channel your thinking power into the end result or solution. Whether clarifying your thinking, planning, learning, exploring your creativity or sharing ideas – aerial view gives you the power to rise above rather than getting bogged down. How can you develop your aerial visualisation with mind maps? What, why and how can you mind map? Here are some useful links and resources to learn more about mindmapping: How to Mind Map: A Beginner’s Guide: Drawing a Mind Map from Start to Finish: 100 Uses for Mind Maps: 100 Reasons to Mind Map:
  • 2. How to convert Text to Mind Map: Books about Mind Mapping: Larger list of Books about Mind Mapping at WikIT (the mindmapping Wiki): Details of free mindmapping software at WikIT: Online Mind Map Libraries - 1,000’s of example mind maps software generated and hand-drawn: Mind Map Art - showcasing artistic mind maps from around the world: Mind Map Software Website of iMindMap (affiliate link): Drawing Tips for Mind Mapping E-Book – the beginners guide to creating cartoons and illustrations: How I Drew my Mind Maps E-Book – the follow up taking your drawing to the next level:
  • 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit the Mind Map Inspiration Website and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: (Affiliate link)
  • 4. E-Books available from including: In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Why simple is often best Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Fresh ideas Theory of the Brain Use thinking – don’t let it use you Idea Lifespan of an idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Simplicity of an idea Sparking Ideas Everything stems from a thought What is Original? Planning ahead and the bigger picture Thinking Styles Sparking ideas Thinking styles template Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Creativity Toolkit Planetary Thinking Outside the box outside the box 360° Thinking Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Creative Focus Constant Daily Learner Odd Combinations Land of infinite possibilities Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  • 5. Beginners guide Learn how to take your drawing to the next level Colour wheel and use of colours in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish "How I drew my minds" Drawing Cats Drawing Books Including: Using Stencils & Templates The thoughts behind the maps Drawing Hats Mind Map structure Mind Map Templates What products I use Drawing Curves & Shapes Tips and tricks for drawing Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Colour placement Enhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Image placement Drawing Speed Tests Detailed image analysis Drawing Faces Illustration walkthrough step by step Lettering Fast sketching Photo to Cartoon transfer Idea generation Drawing Tips and Tricks From a simple line and curve to an image Doodleboards Overlap and 3D Mind Maps Plus a few surprises!
  • 6. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside you Discover true happiness and inner peace Go Within Meditation Learn how to stop incessant thinking Organisation – Inner & Outer and take control of your thoughts Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Learn how to meditate, relax your Includes the following Mind Maps: mind and body and foster inner calm Happiness is your primary state How to stay in the present moment Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you How to let go, find simplicity and Go Within transform your life for good Meditation Organisation Simple tips and strategies for Present Moment Awareness a harmonious and stress-free life Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  • 7. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Selector for idea generation, fun and more Theme Maker Game Board Choice Maker Blank Version “My Favourite” Mind Map The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your Maker Game Boards of your own unique personality Boredom Buster Game Board Select random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for Bonus Mind Maps occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Two Bonus Mind Maps Chore Choice Game Board Add a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) Positive Thinking Game Board You can print the images out in whichever size you wish Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking and even laminate them for longevity environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board