Live Life Colorfully – Mind Mapping through Mandalas Coloring by Maneesh Dutt
Excerpts from an interview with the man himself
What led you to so much interest in mind mapping?
This happened purely by accident. A book by Tony Buzan on this topic was what got me going to develop an interest on this subject. I started experimenting with this concept in all ways, and the results encouraged me to keep going. One thing led to another and I finally got certified as Tony Buzan Licensed Instructor by Mr. Buzan himself. So I ventured full time into spreading awareness about Mind Maps including penning 3 books on the subject in the last 3 years.
What is the greatest benefit of mind mapping?
In my experience clarity of thought, accelerated learning and enhanced creativity are the pillars of mind mapping. I believe each one of us has these qualities from a very young age. But as we grow older, we lose control over these. Through my book, I want to emphasise on the need to regain these qualities that can solve many problems in our lives and also help face life challenges better.
How to fit mind mapping into day-to-day lives of all?
First we must know the right way to draw a Mind Map and then we would automatically be drawn to use them in daily life situations. To aid people in this process, in my book I have shared number of easy to use mind maps templates and explained how to utilise them in personal as well as professional lives. On the personal front, mind maps can also work as a powerful tool for developing one's self-confidence.
What's this book all about?
My new book, titled "Live Life Colorfully – A Mind Map Mandala, focuses on finding answers to life challenges from within us by following a simple two-step process. First is to de-stress by coloring certain "Mandala" designs which helps us get into a calm state of mind. The next step is to use this calm zone to build your Mind Map for a specific life challenge.This is probably the first book coloring book which combines Mandala coloring with Mind Mapping thus the concept of Mind Map Mandala has taken birth.
With the help of Mind Map Mandala one is able to have better clarity and it improves concentration andfocus for solving life challenges. What's more with every copy of the book you also get one free consultancy via email directly from me. The best shared mandalas may also get to feature in my book's later versions.
How has the book fared so far globally?
The book has already featured in the top 100 in its genre in various markets on Amazon. However more than the ranking what inspires me more is the stories that I hear from readers and trainers from across the globe from places as far as Mexico. To cite one example Mr Jose Luis Oliva in Mexico has been using this to empower rural entrepreneur's and an energizing example of this you can watch here.
About Maneesh Dutt
Maneesh Dutt is a Mind Map & Project Management consultant and a Tony Buzan Licensed Instructor based in India. He is extremely passionate about applying Mind Maps in a variety of situations. He strives to spread the concept behind mind mapping to as many people as possible through online training programs, workshops, books, and more. An IIT alumnus, he got this inspiration from a book by Tony Buzan, titled "How to Mind Map", thereby changing the course and direction of his life. With over 20 years of experience, Maneesh endeavours to design practical training workshops to allow immediate tangible benefits to individuals and organisations as well as help them improve concentration and focus by using cutting-edge concepts of mind mapping.
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