The Unlocking Opportunity IQ Matrix explores how to identify and take advantage of the incredible opportunities you are given as you work toward your goals. It has been said that opportunity is all around us. However, most of us, unfortunately, let the opportunity slip by. We let it slip because we are either untrained or unaware of the signals that life sends our way. Other times, we see what looks like an opportunity, but don’t take advantage of it because it comes disguised as a problem. And who needs more problems to deal with, right?
People undoubtedly miss out on an incredible amount of opportunities over a lifetime. They work hard to achieve their goals, only to sabotage their own success by neglecting to take advantage of the opportunities that life sends their way. If this sounds like you, then this map will provide you with a roadmap on how to identify and make the most of life’s opportunities.
This mind map specifically outlines how to recognize opportunities. It breaks down how to then take advantage of the opportunities you are given. And it provides you with a set of questions to help you gain the clarity you need to make more effective decisions when opportunities present themselves. The key though is to always stay vigilant and aware of the opportunities that you could use to your advantage. These opportunities do often come disguised as problems. However, if you’re resourceful enough, you can successfully turn problems into opportunities for progress. Other people might call that lucky, but you will know better. 🙂
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Unlocking Opportunity mind map.
- Recognize an Opportunity: To identify and take advantage of opportunities, you must first learn to recognize opportunities and then begin cultivating a mindset that will naturally attract more opportunities into your life. The first branch of this map explores how to recognize opportunities, what to focus on, and the qualities you need to learn to cultivate. These qualities will help prime your mind to identify opportunities that come your way.
- Identify What You Want: Spotting opportunities is challenging. Unless, of course, you are explicitly clear about what it is you want to do, be, have, and achieve in your life. Here, within the second branch of this map, you are tasked to clarify what it is you want and what might potentially hold you back from spotting an opportunity. Use the self-reflection questions here to get clear about your goal, limiting beliefs, weaknesses, and strengths.
- Spot an Opportunity: The third branch of this map breaks down how to accurately spot opportunities within your external environment. Here you are presented with numerous self-reflection questions that will help you to better recognize opportunities that come your way.
- Seize an Opportunity: Having identified your opportunities, you must now learn how to take advantage of them. The fourth branch of this map explores how to take full advantage of opportunities. It also presents you with things you must avoid doing if you want to make the most of an opportunity.
- Act on an Opportunity: The final branch of this map presents you with a set of self-reflection questions to help you assess whether it is worth taking advantage of an opportunity. Not all opportunities are worth pursuing. Some opportunities may, of course, look enticing on the surface, but may not be worth your while in the long-run. These questions will help you to gain the clarity you need to figure out whether an opportunity is worth exploring. This branch also provides you with several guidelines on how to act on an opportunity.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for spotting and making the most of the opportunities that come your way. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively begin taking full advantage of the opportunities that come your way. The more often you can do this, the better quality of life you will live.
When you purchase the Unlocking Opportunity IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
- A bonus IQ Doodle that summarizes key ideas presented within this IQ Matrix. To purchase the full IQ Doodle pack bundle, please visit the IQ Doodle Store.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.