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 YoureMakingMe.com 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


http://traffic.libsyn.com/ymm/YMM028-The-Xtremely-Good-XMind-Interview.mp3 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


http://traffic.libsyn.com/ymm/YMM026-Mind-Mapping-for-Productivity.mp3 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


http://traffic.libsyn.com/ymm/YMM025-What-is-Mind-Mapping-and-Why-Do-You-Need-It.mp3 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 […]

Broken iPhone Home Button Fix


If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, you’ll agree that one of the worst things that can happen is finding out your phone doesn’t work. After I bumped my phone off of a counter, I realized I had a broken iPhone home button on my hands. A broken phone is a bit like a lion with […]

Can Using the Stroop Effect Make You Smarter?


If you’ve ever taken a psychology class, you’ve no doubt heard of the Stroop effect. It’s one of the most cited studies ever. The effect is named for John Ridley Stroop, who published a paper in 1935. The idea goes back even further to a pair of German researchers in 1929. The Stroop effect is […]

Are Your Ideas Like Statues? They Should Be!


Have you ever wandered beside one of those old, half-completed statues and wondered if the artist ever planned on finishing what he or she started. Did you actually prefer the statue how it was? Not so much because of what had been chipped away, but instead due to the mystery of what was still unrevealed. […]

The Best Free Mind Mapping Tools


What’s a mind map? A mind map is simply a visual way of organizing data. Some people say mind maps are a more intelligent way of grouping information, because it lays everything out in a way that’s easier for our brains to understand. I’m not sure if that’s really true or not, but I’ve found […]