The Power of Mind Mapping for Clarity

Dazed and Confused.

No, not the movie.

Worse, the state of mind.

We’ve all been there.

You can feel the power of the dream, you awaken at night in a cold sweat with the anxiety that it may never happen and wonder HOW to launch your goal.

The maddening part of that equation is the HOW. Asking HOW when you have a dream, idea or goal is the absolute worst thing you can do because it moves you into the logical left brain of linear thinking. Then your ego gets involved and it all becomes wildly personal as the ego makes lists of lists of the reasons why you’re an imposter, a fool and totally unprepared (and unworthy) of what it is you want.

You can short circuit all this madness that leads nowhere, spare your friends the years of talk, talk, talk and actually create your dream AND, almost effortlessly using this ONE thing.

Welcome to getting clarity.

Clarity is defined as the quality of coherence and intelligibility, being easy to see or hear; sharpness of image or sound.

Wow! When is the last time you felt like that regarding something you wanted to achieve?

If it’s been a while, or you’re steeped in confusion, or simply lacking the breakthrough you want in your relationship, business, body or acquisition, let me introduce you to the tool that will solve this problem.

The Mind Map

When you can remain in the creativity of what’s possible, endless resources come to our aid providing a spiritual freedom to manifest, create and become. It is the ultimate place of growth.

On a side note, I think this is the reason the prophet Matthew wrote, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Little children know nothing of judgement and scarcity so in this exercise, I’m going to take you back when ANYTHING was possible.

Ready to get clear and manifest effortlessly. Let’s Go!

Setting the space:

  1. Lots of colorful pens – the scented ones are fun!
  2. Paper – big paper! I like to go to a craft store and buy a long roll so I can keep creating and it stores nicely. Here is a link on Amazon for only $9.
  3. Gum – Candy – Chocolate: Ya that’s right, your inner child LOVES these things. Buy the kind you purchased when you were a kid.
  4. Gals: Braid your hair. Pigtails is perfect, with bows in them.
  5. Guys: Rock some cool sunglasses or wear a favorite shirt.

Now, take 5-6 minutes and surrender. Breathe fully and exhale fully to clear out the tension and step into allowance.

Did you do that?

Write your name, place or thing in the middle of the page and go crazy defining it with the …


Do NOT, I repeat do NOT think, speak or even mention the HOW. That is danger land of judgement!

Profitable Business: Serving who? What does your customer look like? What problems are you solving? How will you feel earning $100,000, $200,000, half a million per year? Drill down!!

Vacation: Where to? In the Spring, Summer? Winter? Who will you go with? Where will you stay? How will this make you feel?

Car: What color? What does the steering wheel feel like? What’s the smell? Pay in cash or finance?

We think logically but make decisions emotionally. So the way to make epic changes around anything in life is to emphasize a supporting story to our dreams, replace the negative self talk with the powerful affirmations and social accountability.

I talk to people all day everyday that want more money. All day. Every. Day. (sigh, gasp!)

In these conversations, I’ve learned a few things:

  1. We’re all powerful dreamers and manifestors.
  2. We’re all negative and ridiculously self-defeating.
  3. The power of a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-driven (S.M.A.R.T.) goal is unstoppable.

So take heart in all this.

A few of the primary keys to building a great business include having a clear intent or purpose, a truly inspiring vision, a grand message to share, a genuine social calling, and a targeted niche to serve.

Any time or space that’s not filled with high priorities can automatically become filled with low priorities, and if you don’t know your high priorities, you’ll fall into the lows.

When your mind is focused on your dreams, you don’t have time for the many self-doubts that block them and getting clear is the first step. mind-mapping-3

Take the time to define your top priorities, because if you don’t, your time will be filled with other people’s priorities and probably your own fears. Fill your day with high-intensity, high-priority actions. Use every minute, because it’s your life, and every moment you’re not focused on growing high-priority flowers, you’re planting weeds. Which will you choose? It’s your precious time.


Your worth can be determined by how efficient and effective you are at performing high-priority actions. Business masters are those who love what they do, do what they love, and work efficiently and effectively. They delegate everything else to those who desire to do the same.

Here are some mind maps I’ve done for others while in coaching sessions. That’s right, you can mind map for others too and it’s a powerful exercise in seeing in others what they fail to see in themselves. It’s wildly affirming!

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So go crazy!

Want to create a new reality for yourself? Embrace this mind map exercise.

Send me a picture of YOUR mind map and I can even tell you what I see in it.

Looking forward to seeing you in action, living life on the other side of your dreams.

~Robin Reed


About Robin

Contributor to popular blogs and authoring five non-fiction books, Robin has been writing for over a decade about healing, recovery and personal development, working with clients in the ways of romance.
After attending the Romance Writers Convention, he was hooked on the romance genre, embarking on a two year quest to become a master story teller. Lovers in the Woods is his debut romance novel, choosing paranormal to spotlight his connection to the spiritual and mystical.
For more of Robin’s work, visit his website at


8 replies
  1. Toni Kennedy
    Toni Kennedy says:

    In conjunction with the book Abundance Now and attending MTM in Atlanta this exercise has elevated my physical being to be in closer proximity to my purpose being! My big “Aha” from this exercise in clarity is; God takes care of my needs, so I can take that off my plate. Want no longer exhist in my world or vocabulary. There are only my dreams and the work I put into accomplishing them each day. I want for nothing. I work for everything and everything I work for I am competent enough and deserving enough to have.
    Thank you for sharing your many gifts, Lisa Nichols and for inspiring us to open ourselves up to our own!

  2. Lisa Isom
    Lisa Isom says:

    I have tried it all and nothing works out for me. I’m living with heart failure and cardiomyopthy. Hypertension and asthma. So my health is failing and I have a huge family that cast me aside many years ago. I can’t work so I can’t go to Dr appointments and my Dr won’t see me. I need someone to help me to restructure my life I will try anything to make it better. What do I need to do??

    • Robin Reed
      Robin Reed says:

      Hello Lisa. Gosh my dear, let me first say, I hear you. There are no words that can be given to understand YOUR pain, YOUR life and YOUR story. I was reading through my daily meditations the other morning, reflecting on some of my own pain of the past and I’m reminded that life is like a mosaic. The beauty, the art … all of it is birthed from brokenness. When I get down, when I want to quit, I’m reminded to breathe, to trust and transcend pain to greatness to help even just one person. Don’t give up my friend. Tell that wonderful story of yours Lisa, inspire us with a smile that’s difficult to give, a word of kindness when all you want to do is scream and a message of hope for a world so hungry for it. We love you.

    • Nicky
      Nicky says:

      I would say that the first thing is to change your mindset. Not to negate what is happening to you or how you are feeling, but just in the way you spoke shows that the mental battle is still in progress. Don’t give power to those illnesses. You want to be healthy? You must think healthy. Don’t give credit to the heart failure. Give your body the power to heal from within. Take the time to enjoy things in life and not dwell on the negative that has happened. Enjoyment can come from listening to music, going outside, watching a movie, laughing with a friend, etc. You have to do the work and seek the good out of life and the lessons learned. You can take those things and teach others. You are worthy and capable and you have to believe that. Take the energy away from what is stealing your joy. Research others who have persevered through what you are dealing with, we are never alone. Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change. You are in my thoughts and prayers…

  3. Jasmine
    Jasmine says:

    Thank you Robin for the mind map assignment!
    The mind map assignment helped me see three major areas of unlearning and relearning, disrupting and reconstructing in three areas of my life. 1. relationship with God 2. my identity 3. my character. all three have been out of sync for too long. Being still, getting quiet, letting the old die, and agreeing to disrupt myself, and find my team is imperative. I have completed outlines for 5 eBooks, 3 Books, and a program was also birthed from the mind map assignment that helped me clarify my focus. There is still work to be done and I’m definitely clearer now!

    • Robin Reed
      Robin Reed says:

      I love this Jasmine. SO proud of you for doing the work and finding that hidden gold inside yourself. Really excited about your journey. ~Robin

  4. Nikima
    Nikima says:

    Wow what a community! This is so perfect! I have a big dream and have been struggling with getting clearer….need guidance. So step one is to follow the map offered in order to create my own map.
    Thank you all for this!


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