The Mind Map Inspiration Blog and Website by Paul Foreman offer example Mind Maps for inspiration and motivation, plus mindmapping tips, drawing tips, techniques for enhancing your creativity and improving idea generation.
My first Map was the Happiness Mind Map
Mind Maps sparked a way for me to use my creativity and share knowledge and ideas with others. I am self-taught and had to learn basic drawing from Books and through trial and error. A pencil, a rubber and a determination for forming what you want to see on paper is all it takes – plus a degree of patience!
I grabbed some Tony Buzan Mind Map Books and started Mindmapping in 2006. My Mind Maps sometimes stray from the rules yet I prefer to allow that to happen naturally rather than stifling the flow or redrawing too many Maps. Check out Tony Buzan’s guidelines.
I share many of my Hand-drawn Mind Map Examples via this Blog and the Mind Map Inspiration website. You will see that a great deal of my Mind Maps are self-improvement related and this stems from my own personal experience and journey; they are derived from many years of intensive self-investigation and deep contemplation.
In August 2008 I created a 110 Page E-Book to share the drawing skills I had learned and use within my Mind Maps called “Drawing Tips for Mind Mapping”
I later released a follow up 71 Page E-Book of advanced drawing techniques called “How I Drew My Mind Maps”
To explain how I generate my ideas and creativity I wrote my third E-Book of 101 Pages called “Idea Creation” – never be stuck for an idea again!
Then, to share the result of many years of self-investigation, I released an 85 Page E-Book explaining how our thoughts shape our life called “Happiness Beyond Thought”
In June 2009 I released an E-Book called “Mind Map Game Boards” taking Mind Maps a stage further by incorporating an interactive element for fun and creativity.
Also available are Mind Map Sets in three categories:
- Fun and Creative Sets
- Happiness and Motivation Sets
- Spiritual Advancement Sets
Most of my Mind Maps are A4, some are A3 and occasionally larger. I prefer working in ink and then either painting or adding colour by computer.
I am also co-founder of the Mind Map Art Website launched in April 2009 with Adam Sicinski of IQ Matrix which showcases artistic and creative Mind Maps from around the World. Visit: http://www.mindmapart.com/