Recall my journey with visionboards, mindmaps using:
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Right-brain entrepreneur Jennifer Lee is a certified coach, writer, artist, yogini, and the founder of Artizen Coaching. Before pursuing her own passions full-time, she consulted for ten years for companies such as Accenture, Gap, Sony, and HP, helping leaders and organizations manage change. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and her website is www.rightbrainbusinessplan.com.
Last Thursday, I led a group through the process of mindmapping using my usual techniques and incorporating tips from the right brain business plan.
[I look forward to actualizing a to-do on my current mindmap: taking the right brain business plan online course and then hopefully taking it even a step further and becoming a licensed facilitator!]
I shared mindmaps made by my previous students and also relayed how mindmaps have helped me for years to organize my life. I keep all my mindmaps as they are reminders of how far I’ve come and reminders for where I need to focus. They make everything relate to everything.
Mindmapping and the right brain business plan helped my daughter and I create the ultimate and ever-evolving business plan for our new business, by post street. It helps us stay sane as we maintain vision and keep moving forward on a miniscule budget.
Inspired by Jennifer Lee’s BIG-VISION VISUALIZATION SCRIPT (p. 34-36), I encouraged the group to write about their ideal future, to think big, to see abundance and success in work, in relationships, in spirit.
Personally, I found it very empowering to write about an abundant future. It’s a LIGHTENING experience and a good balance as I tend to write during dark and anxious times.
Despite my default setting of envisioning myself in a magical little cottage down by a little lake, what do I actually envision for myself when I really concentrate? My stream of consciousness writing shows:
- a beautiful workspace
- intimate corners
- cozy couches and blankets
- a library of books
- airy and sunny
- hardwood floors
- garden, outdoor patio
- kitchen, open space
- coffee and fresh pie smells and fresh fruit
- the pets
- easy to have visitors and family over
- but also private
- a place to store my art
- more income than expenses
- time for me
- time to enjoy
- ease of mind
- mortgage fully paid
- lots of savings
- blissful and at peace
- the smell of fresh basil
- flowers in vases
- online presence
- ease of blogging and lots of followers
- my art has a distinct vision and people are responding with ease and delight
- I keep pushing the envelope and make new groundbreaking work
- I have time to craft and explore new ways of manipulating art
- there is an ease to waking up in the AM with a sense of acceptance and accomplishment
- my books are best sellers and I mainly work on my own art which the world is hungry for
I found the process of envisioning an ideal future a cleansing experience. It is the opposite of processing the now or the processing of yesterday. It is a way to ease the heart and soften the belly.
And mindmaps (and visionboards) are a way to envision and put into practice [that cliché of] intention. This intention is thereby transformed into fruition. The process is not just an idealistic visualization but an actualization.
Right now I am organizing the massive amount of info in my graphic novel research using charts and mindmaps and magic markers.