How To Boost Your Productivity With Mind Maps

Time is what every human being shares. But how wisely we use our time defines how successful we can be.

David Pereira
7 min readDec 23, 2020


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Some years ago, I felt trapped in a vicious circle. I thought I was doing more and more, but my progress was standing still, if not deteriorating. Something had to change. I asked myself, “Am I spending my time efficiently, or am I wasting it?” My reflection made it clear. I was not as productive as I could. I had to escape from this trap. Then, I asked myself:

  • How can I organize my ideas in a productive and useful way?
  • How can I plan anything faster and easier?
  • How can I optimize the way I learn?
  • How can I have the big picture of anything more natural?
  • How can I take notes in a simple way and standard way?
  • How can I connect the dots?

First, I evaluated myself. I used to think I was an organized person. I was wrong. For example, I used to take notes in many different ways, sometimes on the phone, a notebook, or even Excel sheets. The lack of standards led me to a mess. I could not find my notes when I needed them. Changing was a must for me. The situation was unbearable.



David Pereira

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