Using Mind Maps Academy

Using Mind Maps to be More Effective at Work, in Business, in Your Education, or in Your Personal Life

On being an Agile Student Again...

I’m currently consulting part-time at a large Fashion Retailer, where I used to be a Senior Manager. I’ve been providing them with some of my knowledge and experience, which includes institutional knowledge, systems management, project assistance, process improvement and people management, among...

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Are You Competent Enough?

"It was promotion time again... I was really hoping that I would get it this time… Did I do enough?" This scenario can be applied to many situations, and as a manager and a consultant, I’ve been grappling to come up with decent answers for years. When putting together the Mind Map to Kanban...

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Stop Thinking in Your Head!

This may seem as a strange request, as all thinking happens in your head… But, let me clarify what I mean... If you are trying manage your priorities, solving problems, designing products, dreaming of a better future, and more, in your head, you are most likely going round in circles, as the...

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Levels of Mastery - Why Implementation Classes?

I’ll be starting a four week implementation series this weekend to help you apply the Mind Map to Kanban principles. Why have an implementation class, when I have an in-depth course explaining all the principles and techniques? People have been asking this, so here is my answer: Benjamin...

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The ONE THING!

There is only ONE THING that I would like to ensure that you do this year - finish what you start. By choosing wisely what you start, and finishing it, will make all the difference. A key to finishing what you start is to limit work in progress and working on it until it is done. You will...

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[2017] I have a plan for you!

I'm going to be bold and tell you what your plan should be for 2017. There are only two things you need to do. Learn a new skill Finish what you start That's it. If you do this, you will be more successful in your career, in your business, and in your personal life. Now, if you don't know...

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AIM - A guaranteed formula for success

Recently, I was asked, 'Faizel, if I use your methods, do you guarantee that I will be successful?' And my answer was, 'Yes!' I guarantee that you will get the big things done in your life, at a pace that's comfortable to you. And the only way I can guarantee it, is by offering a money back...

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How long will it take?

We are generally poor at estimating how long things will take to get done. Some things that we think will take an hour, could take days. And some things that we think may take days, often get done in an hour. That's why traditional project plans often fail. It requires a complete work breakdown...

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