Success is the desire of everyone. Having a Multi-Brain Whole-Man(MBWM) mindset is a key for people to know how to achieve it. So, I use this “Rule for Success” as a case study to help introduce the MBWM mindset that will hopefully help you to attain the success that you want.
Multi-Brain Whole-Man(MBWM) mindset
We all know that “exercise is good”, but many are still not exercising regularly. Why? Because the fact (‘Exercise is good”) only enters our mind and not our heart. We don’t feel it is important enough for us to do something about it. Our heart is not fully persuaded. We make excuses like “I don’t feel like it now”, “I’m too busy now”, etc and the best excuse of all, “I’ll do it tomorrow”. So we know that any behavior change or improvement, must address at least two parts of our “Whole-Man”, namely the mind and the heart. If we have friends, the relationship part, then perhaps our friends can encourage us and even force us to join them in their exercises. So now we have our mind, heart and relationship that trigger us to get our body to go out and exercise. This is the concept of Whole-Man mindset.
“Rule for Success”
www.inc.com Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs is a good site for reference. So if I do a search “Rule for Success”, I will get back a list of quotes and short articles from the successful people. Here is the screen capture of the 1st page (as shown in the mindmap above):
These are the great wisdom from the crowd of successful people available in the internet Cloud Brain. It will be too much to digest, remember and to recall.
Making the Cloud Brain into Personal Digital Brain
For us to benefit from the Cloud Brain, we must do a little bit of processing and organization of knowledge. That’s where mind-mapping comes in. I did the following:
1. Copy & Paste or Retype the Key Words into the Mind-map.
2. Read the articles refered and try to make the article title more meaningful.
For example, the first article title by Evan is just “Do Less”. If we read the article, we get to know more. He is talking about doing less so that we can focus on the key thing (something that Steve Jobs also said in “Say No to a 1000 thing”). Furthermore, he said to follow our gut! His success in Blogger and Tweeter are subsets of his main thought that he felt have great potential. These keys are important. So I change the title from “Do Less” into “Do Less – Importance of Focus & Follow Your Gut”. Of coure, you are free to shorten it to whatever that help you understand and remember better. So a shorter title might be “Focus & Follow Your Gut”. But I prefer ‘Do Less’ because that is what focus means and ‘do less’ is a great reminder for us who naturally want to ‘Do More’.
I spent the time to read all the articles and rephrase the titles shown in the mind-map above.
3. Beautify the Map.
You can then color, number and format the map in whatever way you like to make it appeal and easier to understand.
4. Link it with Existing Mind-maps.
This is not the first time we look for the secrets of success. Most likely, we have read many quotes and stories of the rich, famous and successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Stephen Covey etc. That was what I did and have shared it in Integrated Success Principles – Adding the 5 Secrets of Richard Branson. So I put link in this mind-map to the “Integrated Success Principles”.
In fact, I have go one-step further to integrate this one into the larger “Integrated Success Principles” mind-map. When I do that, I will discover there are many duplicates and there will be some new thoughts. This is how an existing mind-map of knowledge grows with time.
Study the Rule for Success:
I have went to the mechanics of building a mind-map for success principles. Don’t forget to read the content of the “Rule for Success” and see if you can learn something from them. All the very best to your success.
Lim Liat (c) 7 Oct 2013
See also: Map Your Way to Greater Success from the Keys of the Super-Rich.