Posts Tagged ‘Adam Sicinski’

The Blueprint to Success: Adam Sicinski Does it Again

August 24, 2008

In a previous post I wrote about the incredible mindmapping of Adam Sicinski.  Recently, he created a mindmap that is simply worth sharing with everyone you know.  

It is one of those positive thinking “can do” mindmaps that you’ll want to refer to again and again.  

He calls it “The Blueprint to Success”.  And one time through the mindmap, I think you’ll agree it is indeed a Blueprint to Success.

See for yourself:

(Click on Mindmap to enlarge)

You can download a full-size PDF version of the mindmap at his site.  

And by all means tell other people about it.


The Questioning Mindmap: How Do You Frame Your Challenges?

July 12, 2008

In a recent post, I talked about the great work that Adam Sicinski is doing over at Study Matrix Blog.  I highlighted one of his mindmaps called “Strategic Questioning”. 

His point about strategic questioning is so important that I decided to create my own mindmap on the subject.

So how do you frame your challenges?  When something happens what do you say to yourself?  Do you say things that help you solve the problem or do you say things that make you less able to solve the problem?

Ultimately, it is not about the challenges we face –  it is about how we respond to the challenges we face.  

The event (whatever has happened) is the event.  What the event means to us is what really matters.  And it is the questions we ask ourselves that shape what the event means.  And more importantly what we’re going to do about it.

So, I offer you this mindmap to help you stay mindful of the questions you ask yourself when something happens.  Some questions empower and help you find a solution. Others disempower and make you a victim of circumstance.  Choose wisely.

Click on the mindmap to enlarge:

You might want to print this out and keep it with you for the next time you face a challenge.  

The MindManager file (.mmap) for this mindmap is available for download at  You will need MindManager Pro 7, MindManager 7 for Mac or MindManager Viewer 7 to download the file.  

Click here to download mindmap.

The Mindmapping of Adam Sicinski: Mindmapping as an Art Form

July 7, 2008

Recently I was exposed to the mindmapping of Adam Sicinski.  I have to tell you that Adam’s mindmapping is more than mindmapping – it is art.  Adam reached out to me via the MindManager Enthusiasts Network.  And I am glad that he did.

An objective of this blog, in addition to business and education mindmapping, is mindmapping that helps you in your everyday life.  

The Mindmapping of Adam Sicinski certainly does that.  You can look at his mindmaps for hours and learn all kinds of things.

One mindmap that I found particularly powerful was his mindmap entitled “Strategic Questioning”.  

Click on the mindmap to enlarge:

I firmly believe that it is the questions we ask ourselves that largely determine the trajectory of our lives.

For example, you could say “Why do I have such rotten luck?” or you could say “How can I successfully overcome this?”  Both are questions.  

But the former keeps you where you are and limits your possibilities.  Whereas the latter expands your thinking and drives you to find a solution.

So questions are powerful and we must be careful of the questions we ask ourselves.  Adam covers both the “weak” and “strong” questions on his mindmap.  I encourage you to download this and other mindmaps from his site.

To download PDF versions of his mindmaps click here.