Mindmapping and taking notes
Organizing your thoughts is crucial to mapping out the synergy and the congruency of bringing forth thoughts/ideas into processes that formulate bigger ideas that can come to fruition.
The problem most face is the lateral thinking of taking notes and the way the information is processed and thus it can’t be truly viable and effective if not done in a way that suits the purpose of taking notes in the first place.
Here’s a suggestion, doesn’t matter if you are using a mindmap software or as simple as laying it out on a bristol board.
Make four sections one in each corner and lable them as follows:
Bottom Left: Insight
Bottom Right: Inspiration
By doing this you are characterizing your notes based on the value that they are brought about. For example, you might come across a blog that you read that has only a few short sentences that “intuitively” trigger you that need to be kept as notes.
Which category do they fall under?
If it feels as if it’s an Imagination note then put it under that section.
Perhaps later on, you might come across another quote or something that feels inspirational, add it under the inspiration section.
The point of this excercise in taking notes based on the mindmapping is you are then able to see the co-relation of the items you noted and perhaps an idea will come from the combination of thoughts.
Simple and effective way to keep notes and to get ideas from indirect sources of information, on a daily basis.
I suggest creating a mind map with the four categories. Once a day, then at the end of the week combine them.