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Smart goal setting is one of the most effective tools for achieving goals used in the professional area. The smart goals you set should relate to the accomplishments (results), not the activities that help you achieve them. The meaning of SMART goals SMART is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. This method of setting smart goals was the idea of George T. Doran, the author of the work named “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management’s goals and objectives”. Each letter in SMART refers to a different criterion for evaluating goals. How to use SMART A smart goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. When you are establishing a smart goal you have to think about the right reason why you plan to…

The best mind map app for businesses Even if you are a good entrepreneur, you may have to improve your strategy at some point. The best mind map app can help you to generate and share creative ideas with your employees. A mind map is a diagram used to visually structure information. You start from a central idea. It represents the topic you are going to explore. Then you add branches to your map with keywords. Mapping apps allow you to add images, videos, and attachments. There are mind mapping tools that have some additional features besides mind map creation, like outlines and presentations. Mind mapping tools are designed for a single user or real-time collaboration in teams. Problems that business owners encounter When you want to organize your business,…

What to expect of our new Desktop app? A complete mind mapping experience. Easy installation, the same interface as in the online version, diversified map layouts, and no limitations on importing and exporting files. Last but not least, a stand-alone license that gives you lifetime access to premium functionality. What’s new? Concept maps, task maps and outlines. The upgraded version lets you create concept maps, task maps and outlines, and upload them in the cloud for easy sharing. Adobe Air independent. Yes, we said goodbye to the Adobe Air dependency. Installing and upgrading the Desktop is now quicker and simpler. Full import and export functionality. Import and export without limitations as MindManager, Freemind, Mindmeister, XMind, Bubbl.us, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Text, OPML, MPX, HTML, ZIP, PNG, XLS. Stand alone…

Happy 2015, everyone! We hope you enjoyed your winter holidays, we sure did. Nevertheless, time flies, and now we find ourselves getting back into work mode. Here’s our recipe to keep our high spirits and start the year fresh: – we begin by kicking off our 2015 goals. We already went through our future projects and started assigning tasks within the team. – organizing and structuring our January activities – joining a book challenge that we hope will stimulate us even more in our work. Naturally, we’ll start with a book on project management. This book just might be a real helper for those who work on personal or professional projects: teachers, planners, parents, executive leaders, entrepreneurs, business analysts, and people who want to become more productive at work. Apart…

As you are reading this blog, I trust that you are familiar with Mindomo’s Online Mind Map program. It is a great tool. I also suspect that it is not much about the theory behind mind mapping you know. Not to worry. Below I will give a brief intro to the history of mind mapping, some mind mapping rules of thumb, teach you how to utilize both sides of your brain and how to increase your memory by using  mind maps. A brief history of Mindmapping Nowadays, Tony Buzan is recognized as the guy who took the mind mapping thinking and made it mainstream. But mind mapping stems from a long tradition of alternative thinkers, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and many more. What they all had in common…