Adam Sicinski

Adam is a life coach, mind mapper, doodler and visual thinker. He founded IQ Matrix in 2008 and has created over 500 self-growth mind maps. He also teaches doodling for personal development and transformation. Learn more at IQ Doodle School. Feel free to also get in touch and send Adam a message. And, if you found this article of value, then please share it with your family and friends.

Realistic Thinking mind map

Embracing Realistic Thinking: A Practical Guide to Empower Your Decision-Making

Within this guide, we will explore how to master the art of realistic thinking—a skill that empowers you to navigate life’s complexities with confidence. By delving into specific questions and relatable examples, you’ll gain insights into making informed decisions, overcoming hurdles, and crafting a path forward that aligns with your goals and aspirations. Here’s a …

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Influencing People mind map

How to Teach, Challenge, Lead and Influence People

Within this guide, we will explore how to subtly influence the most important people in your life. With influence, you will be better able to guide them in the right direction and help them make better choices and decisions. You will discover how to do this through teaching people, by challenging people, by leading people and through the activation of the 7 human desires.

Self-Esteem Builder Technique

The 7 Step Self-Esteem Builder — NLP Technique

This article explores a seven-step process you can use to enhance your self-esteem and build your self-confidence throughout the day while working on tasks and activities. This process of steps is based on Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles that can help us to rewrite habitual psychological neural patterns that prevent us from performing at our best.

Here’s Why Raising Your Standards is the Key to Goal Achievement

This article explores the value of living life to your highest standards. It walks you through what it means to raise your standards. It breaks down a five-step process for raising your personal standards. It provides you with guidelines for living with higher standards. And it explores scenarios where you should actually lower your standards of performance. As you work through this article and apply these principles you will achieve more with fewer resources at your disposal.

Uncover Your Personal Values

How to Uncover Your Personal Values and Reinvent Your Life!

This article explores how to uncover your values and align them with your personal goals, life’s purpose, and objectives. The article guides you through this process of value transformation by presenting you with a variety of questions that help you to elicit and transform your values. Specifically, the article explores the difference between moving away, moving towards, means and ends values. It presents you with a set of questions that will help you structure your values hierarchy. The article concludes with an explanation of how to modify your values to better meet your life’s goals and objectives. Working through this article will help you to live life with a deeper sense of purpose that is aligned with your core values.

Here’s How to Overcome Embarrassment and Improve Your Self-Confidence

This article explores how to take control of your emotions and perspective when confronted with uncomfortable and awkward situations. The article breaks down what it means to feel embarrassed and the impact this has on our lives. It also highlights the various causes of embarrassment and the resulting consequences. Finally, the article describes exactly what to do before you get embarrassed, what to do during moments of embarrassment, and what to do after an embarrassing situation. These guidelines will help you handle potentially embarrassing experiences in optimal ways.

What Exactly is a Self-Concept and How Does it Impact Your Life?

This article explores the dynamics of what a self-concept is and how it affects, impacts, and influences our lives. It walks you through the various components that make up a self-concept. It breaks down the impact that a self-concept has on our lives. Outlines the tell-tale symptoms of a low self-concept, and presents you with a method for transforming your self-concept while also boosting your self-esteem and self-confidence. Working through this article will help you overcome limiting perspectives you have about yourself, about life, and about others.

The Complete Guide on How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

This article explores how to identify, work through, and overcome your limiting beliefs. You will learn about how a belief is created, how it evolves over time, and how much influence our beliefs have on our lives. Moreover, you will discover three different types of beliefs that guide your behavior, and you will work through a nine-step process for overcoming your limiting beliefs. Each of these steps presents you with key questions and insights that help guide you toward building an empowering set of belief systems that will help you achieve your goals.

The Six Human Needs

An In-Depth Exploration of the Six Human Needs Shaping Your Life

This article explores six fundamental building blocks that shape our behavior and mold our personality. These six building blocks are known as the Six Human Needs. The article breaks down the four classes of behavior and examines how they intertwine with the Six Human Needs. Understanding these four classes of behavior helps us to better meet our needs at a higher level. The article also examines each of the Six Human Needs and walks you through a questioning process that will help you to better meet your needs in every aspect of your life. Working through this article will help you overcome limiting habitual patterns of behavior that are currently sabotaging your progress as you work toward your goals.

A Foolproof Method to Help You Overcome Procrastination and Achieve Your Goals

This article explores how to move from procrastination and stagnation into a more optimal and empowered state of mind that incites motivation. The article outlines seven distinct triggers for procrastination, describes the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and walks you through how to use the Six Human Needs to increase your motivation while working on your goals. The article also breaks down a five-step process for finding more motivation throughout the day, and walks you through several strategies to help you stay motivated when facing difficulties.

Six Thinking Hats

How to Solve Problems Using the Six Thinking Hats Method

This article explores how to think more effectively, critically, and creatively about your problems, life, and circumstances using the Six Thinking Hat approach to problem-solving. This method for problem-solving was originally created by Edward de Bono. Each hat approaches the problem from a slightly different perspective. In combination, these hats can help you to effectively work through any problem you might face.

Alleviating Suffering

3 Steps for Alleviating Suffering and Overcoming Your Struggles

This article explores how to effectively deal with pain, loss, grief, sorrow, loneliness, hardship, and any other form of suffering. The article will help you make sense of your suffering. It provides you with valuable insights into the transformational value of suffering. It takes you through a three-step process on how to alleviate your suffering. And concludes by helping you make some perspective shifts that will turn your suffering into an opportunity for change and development. Working through this article will help you make the best of the worst of times when nothing else seems to be working.

The Art of Self-Control

Achieve Your Goals by Mastering the Art of Self-Control

This article explores how to strengthen your self-control and override unwanted impulses, feelings, thoughts, habits, and temptations. The article, however, also looks at the subtle difference between self-control and willpower. On the surface, both seem to suggest that we tend to hold ourselves back from doing something. This is, of course, true to an extent, however, there are some subtle differences that make one significantly more effective than the other. Working through this article will help you to better understand what self-control is and how to best utilize it to achieve your goals and objectives. The article specifically shows you how to strengthen and rejuvenate your self-control when you need it most to help you accomplish your goals.

Emotional Health

What is Emotional Health? And 10 Ideas for Boosting Yours!

This article explores what it takes to live an emotionally healthy life. We often hear about the importance of physical health, but we rarely hear about the value of emotional health. Yet, often, it is our emotional health that enhances our physical health, which subsequently leaves us feeling happier and more fulfilled. This article walks through what it takes to live an emotionally healthy life by breaking down the habits, behaviors, and mindset of emotionally healthy people. It also takes you through the steps you can take to improve your emotional health over time.

Six Steps for Developing Empathy

Six Steps for Developing Empathy in Social Situations

This article explores how to step into another person’s shoes and experience the world from their perspective. Understanding how to practice empathy is an integral part of the social aspect of emotional intelligence. This article will help you develop a richer understanding of another person’s feelings, needs, thoughts, insecurities, fears, and life experiences. As you work through the six-step process outlined in this article you will become more attuned to how people interpret the world around them. Having this understanding will help you build rapport and deeper levels of trust with those you interact with. As a result, you will very quickly become more emotionally intelligent and socially aware.

Total Life Reinvention

Six Steps for Reinventing Yourself and for Upgrading Your Life

This article explores what it takes to completely reinvent yourself and change your life for the better. All of us go through periods of stagnation where we just kind of feel stuck and unable to move forward. It’s these exact moments that provide us with an opportunity for transformation — an opportunity for reinvention. This article walks you through how to reinvent yourself and your life using a process of steps that will help transform how you think, work, play and live. The article outlines what it means to reinvent your life for the better. It breaks down what it takes to successfully reinvent yourself. It takes you through the six-step life reinvention process. And it concludes by presenting you with further guidelines that can help you to intentionally plan out your total life reinvention.

Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop it in 6 Steps!

This article explores how to boost your emotional intelligence when dealing with people, while handling difficulties, and during stressful situations. We often hear about the value of having a high IQ and how this can lead to better opportunities for career advancement and financial reward. However, studies have shown that having a high EQ is just as valuable as having a high IQ. In fact, in some respects, it could even be more valuable — leading to a far happier, more fulfilling and healthier life. This article breaks down what it takes to develop your emotional intelligence through self-awareness and self-management, and through social awareness and social management.

Becoming Indispensable at Work

11 Critical Lessons for Becoming Indispensable at Work

This article explores what it takes to become absolutely indispensable to your employer, company and/or department. These days more work is being outsourced and technology is making certain roles and jobs redundant. What this means is that many jobs are no longer as secure as they used to be. A great deal of uncertainty now exists within the job market. As a result, an employee can no longer rely on just “doing a good enough job” to keep their job. Instead, in order, to build a successful long-term career, one must look at ways to become absolutely indispensable to their organization. This article identifies what it means to become indispensable. It then presents you with numerous guidelines and suggestions for becoming indispensable to your organization. What you get here is a blueprint you can use to enhance your value to your company.

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