If you’re reading this, you already know the immense value of putting your thoughts and words down in pictures. By drawing your big ideas, you can see which ideas have legs, and which lead to dead ends. You’re using different areas of your brain, too, which means more creative solutions and whole-brain thinking. Of course, your ideas will stick better if you attach a visual mnemonic device to them that you can quickly recall.
But how do you start? The good news is, drawing is free, and now so is a chapter of Nora Herting’s book, Draw Your Big Idea.
Mapping Your Resources
The included chapter, Mapping Your Resources, is perfect place to start for anyone looking to tackle their next big project, whether its personal or professional.
With several templates and activities, the chapter walks readers through using visuals to review all that is at their disposal to achieve their goal. Whether it’s technical equipment, environmental advantages, or most importantly, the human capital you have access to.
Knowing What You Need
Perhaps the most helpful thing about drawing out all the tools and resources you have at your disposal is that it reveals what you are lacking. Draw Your Big Idea is filled with over a hundred exercises to take the smallest kernel of an inkling and turn it into your next major initiative, but this is one of our favorite chapters.
The first stop on the road to realization, these exercises will help you take stock, and in the process, really identify the full vision of the project. From here on in, your idea is off to the races, and it’s really about applying your resources tactically.
What Are You Waiting For? Draw Your Big Idea!
Ready to begin? Download your free chapter of Draw Your Big Idea. We’ll send you an email with a link to your free download, as well as a few additional resources as a thank you.