Brainstorming – YMM047

brainstorming.png Right click to download podcast This episode is all about Brainstorming. We’ll cover the reasons why some people think brainstorming is ineffective, and I’ll talk about the study that people have been quoting as proof. We’ll also go over some best practices when brainstorming effectively, and I’ll also give you an alternative method to […]

Universal Design in Business

They’re finally getting around to installing lowered curbs in my neighbourhood, so I figured this was the perfect time to talk about something called Universal Design. Even if you don’t know what universal design is, you’ve no doubt experienced it. A classic example revolves around lowered sidewalk curbs. In this video, I’ll explain what universal […]

How to Delete Revisions in XMind

In this post I like to cover how to delete revisions in XMind.  XMind is my current favourite mind mapping program, and I’ll be doing some periodic tutorials on OK, so why should you care? When you working with XMind, or other programs with revisions for that matter, you can quickly build up a […]

The Xtremely Good XMind Interview – YMM #28

XMind.jpg Right click to download podcast Key Points from the XMind Interview: In this episode of your making me podcast we go over some of the key points from the XMind interview I did with Steve Yang on a number of mind mapping topics. I wanted to use the podcast to go over a couple […]

Exclusive Mind Mapping Interview With XMind


I managed to get an interview with Steve Yang from XMind and I’m excited to share it with you. Xmind produces Mind Mapping software with both free and paid versions. Here’s the quick backstory: I’ve been using Xmind for the last 6 or 7 years and have been really happy with it, but I wanted […]

Mind Mapping for Productivity – YMM #26

mind-mapping-productivity.png Right click to download podcast In the last episode of the You’re Making Me Podcast, we talked about the WHAT of mind mapping. What is it and WHAT can you do to get started. This podcast episode focuses on the HOW of mind mapping for productivity. In The Big One, I talk about the […]

What is Mind Mapping, and Why Do You Need It? – YMM #25

mind-mapping.png Right click to download podcast In this episode you’ll learn: What is a mind map? How Mind Maps relate to the 3 Phases of Work (from Episode 23) Why you should be on the lookout for Toni Braxton What I consider a mind map my first line of defence in my productivity system The […]