The MasterMind Matrix is a visual chart that provides you with deep insights into why you do what you do, and how to do things better to improve your life and circumstances, and achieve your goals. – Adam Sicinski
Version 4.0 of the MasterMind Matrix Now Available!
MasterMind Matrix 4.0 is finally here and available for download. This chart has undergone development over a period of 10 years. I initially created an outline of this chart back in 2006, and every year since then the chart has evolved and expanded. Below is an overview of how the chart has changed and evolved over the years.
If you’re not familiar with the MasterMind Matrix, it’s a chart that visualizes why we do what we do and how that impacts our results and life. It’s an exploration of psychology and the fundamental framework that we use to live our lives and achieve our goals and objectives. It’s a guidance system and reference guide we can use to help us make more effective decisions to live life in more optimal ways.
The MasterMind Matrix is of course built upon 350+ IQ Matrix maps that have been developed over the years. What I mean by this is that a great many topics explored within the chart are expanded in much more detail within individual IQ Matrix maps. What’s more is that each IQ Matrix comes with an ID number, and these ID numbers have been listed within the MasterMind Matrix chart. Therefore, when you come across these ID numbers, you can quickly and easily find out more information about specific topics presented within the MasterMind Matrix by referencing individual IQ Matrix maps.
Within this article I’m just going to give you a quick overview of the major changes that went into the development of version 4.0 of the MasterMind Matrix. For a more comprehensive overview of the chart and its various segments, please read my release notes for the previous versions. Here they are below:
- MasterMind Matrix 1.0 release notes
- MasterMind Matrix 2.0 release notes
- MasterMind Matrix 3.0 release notes
In particular, please have a read of the 3.0 release where I provide a very comprehensive overview of the various sections of the MasterMind Matrix. Within this article I explore areas of the chart that provide you with a big-picture overview of how everything is interconnected.
This information and more can also be searched for on the Knowledge Base website. In fact, just about any topic you come across as you work your way through the MasterMind Matrix you should be able to find an article about it within the Knowledge Base.
Release Notes for MasterMind Matrix 4.0
MasterMind Matrix 4.0 isn’t a major release when compared to last year’s version of the chart. It’s more of an upgrade, like when Apple releases the “s” version of the iPhone. However, several key areas have been modified to help expand certain topics within the MasterMind Matrix.
One of the major changes made was the distinction between hormones and neurotransmitters. Within version 3.0 of the MasterMind Matrix neurotransmitters were classified as hormones, however within version 4.0 they have now been listed separately extending from the Nervous System. Please see below:
With the extra space that was needed for this update, I had to remove the section that explores the value of meditation. However, the meditation topic as you can see is still part of the chart. Moreover, there is an upcoming IQ Matrix that will explore meditation.
I also updated the link between our conscious brain and our memories. Within version 4.0 of the MasterMind Matrix I wanted to show how long-term memories are reconstructed in accordance with our current attitudes, perspectives and belief systems. The Hippocampus captures these key memories and their accompanying emotional experiences and sends them directly to long-term memory for processing. I’ve also added explicit memory, which is one of the two subdivisions of long-term memory that requires conscious thought. The other is implicit memory which doesn’t require any conscious thought.
Implicit and procedural memory have been connected up to the nervous system within another section of the MasterMind Matrix. Procedural memory is a part of long-term memory that is responsible for knowing how to do things. It effectively stores information about how to perform certain things such as walking, talking, driving a car etc. It’s needed for the functioning of motor skills. I have therefore connected it to the “expertise” section and the 10,000 hour rule.
I also wanted to highlight within the MasterMind Matrix how willpower is a limited resource and how it affects how often we follow through with the decisions we tend to make each day. It is however something that can be replenished and can therefore be used as a driving force toward the achievement of our goals and objectives.
I have changed what I previously called an “experience filter” to worldview. A person’s worldview is formed as a direct result of experience. It’s a perspective that we have about the things around us. In other words, it’s what we believe to be true, or more specifically, what we believe is possible. I think this provides a better explanation within the context of the MasterMind Matrix.
Another section that I felt was important to add to the MasterMind Matrix explores schemas. A schema is a cognitive framework or concept that helps organize and interpret information. Schemas can be useful because they allow us to take shortcuts in interpreting the vast amount of information that is available in our environment. However, these mental frameworks also cause us to exclude pertinent information to focus instead only on things that confirm our pre-existing beliefs and ideas. Schemas can contribute to stereotypes and make it difficult to retain new information that does not conform to our established ideas about the world.
I also wanted to redefine the meaning of affirmations. Affirmations involve repeating words and phrases to yourself that send specific instructions to your body and mind. In other words, your affirmations must send commands that help direct your thoughts and actions throughout the day. More specifically, affirmations are used to help support the daily habits and beliefs that build the foundations of your actions; allowing you to achieve your goals. And this all essentially comes down to talking to yourself with a sense of purpose.
Plenty More Small Updates Also Made to the MasterMind Matrix
As I have created new IQ Matrix maps throughout the year I update the MasterMind Matrix and rearrange sections, delete sections, or added new sections where needed. Small updates to the chart have therefore been made the reflect the development of new IQ Matrix maps. I won’t list all of them here, but you will come across them as you view version 4.0 of the chart. Of course, if you’re ever stuck and don’t quite understand the meaning of a section. In such instances, there will either be an IQ Matrix map that explores that topic in more detail, or you will find information about that topic within the Knowledge Base website.
I hope you will find these updates of value. And of course, if you have any ideas, feedback or suggestions about the future development of the MasterMind Matrix, then please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂
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