It is Follow Friday! This is a blogging meme in which authors recommend other blogs, websites, repositories, or anything else. In keeping with the theme of this blog, I will spotlight different resources for professional and aspiring professional genealogists each week: not only genealogy-related, but also others of interest.
This week I would like to highlight Litemind, written by Luciano Passuello.
The subtitle of this site is “Exploring ways to use our minds efficiently.” This line is what drew me in a few years ago. I am extremely interested in how the mind works, how people learn, and how to increase creativity and productivity. Litemind discusses all of these issues and others.
Luciano and I share some of the same interests in this area. Like myself, he also employs mindmaps as a way of incorporating visual (“right brain”) thinking with organizational (“left brain”) thinking.
Here are links to a few of my favorite articles:
- “What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately)“
- “Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique“
- “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci“
- “How to Learn (Almost) Anything“
- “Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100“
- “Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)” [This is an awesome article that is especially useful for genealogists. In fact, I may devote an entire post specifically to these ideas. - MH]
- “The Medici Effect” Live in the intersection!
- “10 Best Ways to Harness the Power of Questions“
- “Sharpen Your Critical Thinking With E-Prime“
- “Journal to the Self: 13 Tools to Make Journaling Work for You“
- “6 Productivity Principles to Live By (My Personal Productivity Manifesto)“
While these are some of my favorites–and most of them introduced me to new concepts such as “lists of 100″ and “E-Prime”–I can only conclude by stating that these are only a few of the many great articles on the site. I enjoy reading every single new article that Luciano writes. Many of them have directly assisted me in accomplishing my personal and professional goals.
I can offer no higher recommendation.