Your mind maps gave me the big picture about many topics. I was able to understand how things were connected. Things you learned in 20 years in like one day. I just see the world from a new perspective.
This is one of the most common questions I get asked. Based on how an IQ Matrix map is structured, it's easy to assume that I create them using a mind mapping software application. However, that's actually not the case.
There are, of course, many mind mapping software applications out there. My favorite apps are MindManager, iMindMap, MindGenius, and Xmind. You really can't go wrong using these mind mapping software tools for creating your mind maps. However, in my case, these applications don't allow enough flexibility in design.
I do, actually, draft my mind maps using MindManager. Mind mapping software applications are fantastic tools for brainstorming ideas and organizing our thoughts. However, they aren't ideal when you want to create something that's eye catching, and that allows you with enough flexibility to design the map as you see it in your imagination.
I personally love using mind mapping software. But, when it comes to the final design, I use another software application for creating each IQ Matrix.
At this stage only IQ Matrix Infinity Members know about this software application. It's one of the benefits of becoming a member.
Perhaps in the future, I will create a course that walks through how to create an IQ Matrix from scratch. That way I will be able to show you in details how an IQ Matrix is pieced together.
Creating an IQ Matrix only takes about 5 hours these days. However, it wasn't always like this. In the beginning, the very first IQ Matrix I created took me a couple of weeks of development.
Over time — as with any new skill we learn — I started to improve and get better. The time it took me to create an IQ Matrix went down to a week, to a few days, and then eventually to only a handful of hours. However, creating the IQ Matrix is now actually the easy part. The tough part is researching, collating, and organizing the topic for each map.
This phase of the development process can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. It just depends how much knowledge and experience I have with regard to a particular topic area.
Sometimes, this stage of the development process gets so overwhelming and frustrating, that I need to spread it over several days. The frustrations come when I'm unable to figure out how to structure the topic in a way that would best fit an IQ Matrix design. I also want to make sure that the topic (IQ Matrix) will be easy to read and understand for you when you get your hands on it. And this is something I have improved on over the years.
I created my first IQ Matrix back in 2008. Since then, I have gone through various progressions stages of development where I have improved the design and how I structure the content of each map. And, this is, of course, still a work in progress. Every year I try to make small tweaks that improve the structure and design.
This is something I discuss at great length on the IQ Matrix About Page. Head over there to read the full story.
I have a life coaching background. I obtained my qualifications as a life coach at the Life Coaching Institute of Australia. This was about the time when I got started along this path I'm on today.
My experience at the Life Coaching Institute provided me with the background information I needed to create the original 50 or so IQ Matrix maps. However, what I learned at the Institute pales in comparison to the amount of research and study I needed to do to piece together the MasterMind Matrix chart.
I discuss the development process I went through to create this chart on the IQ Matrix About Page.
The MasterMind Matrix is an all encompassing chart that shows us the big picture of our psychological tendencies and behaviors. It is comprised of hundreds of segments that piece together our psychological journey as we work toward a desired goal.
These segments are actually made up of individual IQ Matrix maps. What this means is that each individual IQ Matrix is integrated into the MasterMind Matrix chart.
The MasterMind Matrix chart provides us with the big picture overview of how everything is interconnected, while the individual IQ Matrix maps provide us with the intricate details about each segment.
We can, therefore, use the MasterMind Matrix to view how all the individual IQ Matrix maps fit together. Then, if we want more details, we can reference individual IQ Matrix maps to learn more about each topic and segment.
It's kind of like Google Earth for the brain. Zoom out to see the big picture, and then zoom in to look at things in more detail.
It's hard to give you an exact answer. However, if things stay on course as they have been over the past 10+ years, then I plan to create hundreds more maps. I secretly want to get to 1,000 maps. Not sure if I'll get there, but it's one of those big goals that keeps driving me forward each day.
So far I've created over 400 maps. I develop at least 25 maps per year. At this pace it will take me 24 more years to get to 1,000 maps. However, it doesn't necessarily need to take this long. I have plenty of topic ideas planned, and just need to find the time to accelerated development over the years.
To gain access to all the maps I've created you will need to become an IQ Matrix Infinity Member.
An Infinity Membership is very much like a lifetime membership. Not only do you gain access to everything I've produced over the past 10+ years, but you also gain access to any IQ Matrix maps I produce in the coming years.
There are, however, lower membership tiers also available. For more information, please visit the membership page.
No. At the moment I do not sell any physical posters of these maps. However, all maps are available in high resolution format.
The maps are designed to be viewed and printed on A4 sheets of paper. However, sometimes the bigger you can get them printed the better. Printing the maps at A3 and A2 paper size is most ideal. If you can't do that at home on your printer, then simply take the file to your local printing place and get them printed there.
The membership subscription takes you through a 12 month program. Over this period of time you will receive access to not only various IQ Matrix resources and tools, but also other resources and tools that will help you to transform your life and achieve your goals.
However, to keep your membership active, please be sure to click through to your members area at least a couple of times per month. Inactive members will automatically be deleted from the system. Once deleted you will lose access to your membership content.
You will, of course, receive email updates when new content is available for you to download. You will also receive updates when new article summaries are available to view from the IQ Matrix blog.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe, then you can do so by clicking the link at the bottom of the emails you receive.
This is something I have offered in the past. However, as IQ Matrix has grown more popular over the years, it's unfortunately not on the cards at the moment. However, if I do offer this service again, then I will be sure to notify you via email.
Yes, but not just yet... Yes, it's definitely in the works. And I will be offering all affiliates with 50 percent of sales they can generate on bundles and memberships. Stay on the email list and I will be sure to notify you when it is up and running.
Each map effectively categorizes the most important and actionable ideas about a topic into conveniently digestible chunks. It uses keywords and questions in a sentence-like structure that’s easy to follow and understand.
Each map uses a combination of keywords, colors and images designed in an organic radial-like structure that naturally helps improve memory while encouraging photographic recall of the information you are exploring.
Each map provides you with a comprehensive bird’s eye view of the topic. Subsequently, you gain deeper insights as you're better able to recognize how various ideas are interlinked together to form the whole topic.