Are you trying to figure out what type of business to start? Well, the best place to start is to find your strengths and talents and build from there. So how do you figure out your strengths quickly?
By using mind mapping as a tool.
When it comes to your business, you will need to be as innovative, productive, and forward-moving as possible. There are many tools that you can use in order to be as creative as possible. Mind mapping is one of those tools.
What is Mind-Mapping?
Mind mapping is a way of visually brainstorming on paper. It is extremely beneficial as it is a visual tool that stimulates creative thinking preparing you to organize, evaluate, and analyze data you create for your business ideas.
To start you place a keyword in the centre of the paper that is a sort of the main character in the mind mapping system. Next, you branch out ideas from that internal word and continue to branch out new words in a circle around that original word or theme.
It is similar to choosing a theme and several subthemes or topics and subtopics. The more you extend the circles and branch them out, the more creative you will find yourself being.
What Are the Benefits of Mind Mapping?
Mind mapping offers several benefits. For one thing, mind mapping is a visual tool. This means this tool is particularly useful for visual learners.
It helps you to organize information, create new concepts and themes while stretching your imagination, and offers the possibility of analyzing and visualizing ideas on paper in a new and creative fashion.
Mind mapping is an excellent tool to evaluate your strengths to come up with your business idea. By placing several key themes on paper, you can visually pinpoint where your key strengths. From there, you can gain momentum by brainstorming creative and innovative ideas to enhance and maximize those strengths.
How Do You Identify Your Strengths & Talents?
To find your strengths with a mind map you simply grab a piece of paper, put my strengths and talents in the middle and then create 4 branches out of that say; Knowledge, Skills, Hobbies, Qualifications & Experience. Then for each branch just list as many things you can think of as possible.
What is my greatest strength?
When everything is written out in front of you in your mind map it’s easier to see trends and themes that intersect between your knowledge, skills, hobbies, qualifications and experience.
Pick 2 to 3 key trends and themes that you spot in your mind map and you want to explore opportunities that you can take advantage of and create a business in.
For instance if your mind map showed you had knowledge about health and one of your skills was being a strong communicator, one of your hobbies is yoga and you’ve got a certification in nutrition you could combine those and look at opportunities in the health niche where you can take advantage of all those strengths.
You need to remember the reason why that theme shows up on your mind map is because you enjoy topics around that theme and you have a strength in that field. Because we don’t continue to do things we are not good at or don’t enjoy.
If you have one or two themes and ideas for success, you can create sub-categories and sub-topics for those opportunities. This will help you create even better and more advantageous opportunities for yourself and the business ideas you create.
As you can see, mind mapping is a very useful tool for finding your strengths and discovering your weaknesses.