The Working Through Change IQ Matrix breaks down a series of things you can do that will help you make the most of change that is suddenly forced upon you. There are key moments in our lives where things just happen unexpectedly and change is suddenly thrust upon us. This change can often feel uncomfortable and somewhat disheartening. However, with every change, there lies an opportunity to reevaluate our lives and make the process of change far more intentional and meaningful. And that’s precisely what this map helps you do. The mind map challenges you to reevaluate your thoughts, habits, relationship, lifestyle, and career choices. Moreover, it helps you become more accepting of your predicament and the circumstances that have befallen you. Which, of course, makes it easier to deal with and handle change.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Working Through Change mind map.
RECOGNIZE: When it comes to working through change, your first objective is to recognize the state of your current predicament and circumstances. The first branch of this mind map presents you with a series of questions that help you assess what’s happening and the impact your thoughts and habits are having on your life. That could, very well, be a reason why you are facing your current predicament.
EVALUATE: To move through change successfully, we need to evaluate where important changes need to occur. The second branch of this mind map challenges you to evaluate your relationships, health, work, emotions, and lifestyle. It presents you with a series of self-reflection questions that help you to better assess the changes that you need to make in different areas of your life.
ACCEPT: Now that we are aware of what exactly needs to change, it’s time to own up and take responsibility for our current predicament. The third branch of this mind map challenges you to take accountability for your circumstances. You need to first accept what can’t be changed, take responsibility for what can be changed, then lay down a path for making those changes in your life.
TAKE ACTION: The final branch of this mind map lays down an action plan to help you follow-through with the desired changes you would like to make to your life. It presents you with several guidelines for taking proactive action to help you make the most of change.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for working through change that is thrust upon you. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will help you work through difficult changes and transitions in your life.
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.
When you purchase the Working Through Change 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.
- An Idea Generation Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with a segmented canvas for brainstorming ideas about this topic.
- A Free Form Template of the IQ Matrix that provides you with an almost blank canvas for exploring this topic in a multitude of creative ways.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A Second Version of the map with an additional layer of text that gives you deeper insights into this topic.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.