I've been thinking about doing a new business plan. I can't remember the last time I did one. Every time I try to get myself to sit down and write one, I find I have a million other things to do. All I have to do to get the house cleaned or the lawn mowed is think about making a business plan!
It occurred to me last week that I could use a right-brain method to do an essentially left-brain activity. I'd read about Tony Buzan, who invented the term "mind mapping" years ago, so I went looking for more information. I found Buzan's website and several videos.
There's lots of stuff on the topic on Wikipedia, but as I dug in, I understood that much of what people call mind mapping is really making flow charts with a few pictures. I liked Buzan's method better. I considered shelling out the bucks for the computer program iMindMap until I realized I could do this the old fashioned way: I went to the library and borrowed the book Mind Mapping, then got out markers and a sketchpad. Analog. Cool.
Have I done the business plan yet? No, but I'm closer than I was. Now I'm going to vacuum the living room.