Goal Mapping Book Review

Goal Mapping Book Cover

Book: “Goal Mapping: A Practical Guide to Turning Your Dreams into Reality,” Brian Mayne, Watkins Publishing, 2020

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book available: May 12, 2020

I read this book awhile back when the Corona Virus was taking root in North America and we started lockdown in many areas of the world. It was a good book and I am sorry I have not reviewed it sooner but felt I needed to give it some more thought.

I am encouraged by the personal story of Brian Mayne and the things he had to do to overcome his educational problems and learning difficulties. That itself, is an inspiration.

Brian puts a number of good and appropriate quotes throughout the book, however, I read it on a Kindle and so there was just a jarring of quotes in a haphazard format that intruded on the flow of the actual text of the book. I do not know if the physical book is formatted differently. It is do-able though. You just need to read and remember where you were at and what the last point was.

If I were to glean the main points of the book are, I would have to say that it is important to use your left and right sides of your brain. Brian Mayne has developed a way to write words from the logical, left side of the brain and then incorporate images or drawings by using the right side or creative side of the brain. It is a way of reinforcing goals in a way that makes it more impactful. In this regard, the author provides some drawings to explain his point, however, I would have appreciated more drawings with accompanying explanations of what they meant to illustrate and really bring home the point of how the goal mapping system works. It would have added so much more to the book.

You can try your own by going to Brian Mayne’s website at https://goalmapping.com

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 for effort and for his explanations. It is a good starting point for someone who would like to reinforce their vision with words and images.

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Lightning

Mikawoz Ligtning

Lightning

This started off as an abstract drawing with coloured gel pens. I saw the strokes as lightning in the sky. I have added special effects to make the artwork more interesting. I like the forcefulness of the lightning in the sky during a storm and thunder.

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Birthday

Mikawoz Birthday

Birthday

This is an abstract drawing I did up in ink. It represents my birthday today. I see a heart in it which represents love. I see lungs which represents the breath of life or chi or prana and energy. I have candles or lights to represent happiness, joy and celebration of life. There is flow and design to the art piece. I usually create to the sound of music playing while I free flow my creative work to the inspirational music.

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Streaming Light

Mikawoz Streaming Light

Streaming Light

I took this image on the South Shore Beaches of Freeport, Bahamas. The sun was streaming in through the clouds and was absolutely beautiful. It is as if God is shining down on the Earth.

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World Tiger

Mikawoz World Tiger

World Tiger

This is a Mixed Media creation of imagery including a Tiger, Whirlpool Galaxy and Cyclones on Earth. Together they form an incredible imagery of the magnificence of the world including the majestic tiger.

Tiger photograph was taken by me at the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona, USA.

Whirlpool Galaxy from NASA image – “The image from NASA Hubble Telescope shows spiral arms and dust clouds in the nearby Whirlpool galaxy. Visible starlight and light from the emission of glowing hydrogen is seen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms.”

Planet Earth was also taken by NASA.

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Double Big Horn Sheep

Mikawoz Double Big Horn Sheep

Double Big Horn Sheep

I really like the way the two Big Horn Sheep are pretty much camouflaged with the brown background. They are stoic even as they sit eloquently on the ground. This was taken at Bearizona Wildlife Park near Flagstaff Arizona where you drive through the Ponderosa Forest.

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Caterpillar Evolving

Mikawoz Caterpillar Evolving

Caterpillar Evolving

This is my interpretation with a caterpillar evolving. It sheds off its skin in an attempt to become something better than it is.

It is a drawing with gel ink pens.

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Wild Horses

Mikawoz Wild Horses

Wild Horses

These are wild horses in the deserts of Arizona near Mesa. They are absolutely beautiful amongst the natural vegetation of the area. I like the way two of them are resting while one is standing tall and proud.

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Beam of Light

Beam of Light

Beam Of Light

In this photograph, the winter sunlight blazons through the sky and passes through the sunflowers as if touching and kissing them good-bye before the sun sets. I love this black and white photo because it looks like it was painted in an artistic fashion and yet it is a photograph.

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Second Section of My Gallery

Home Page 2

Here is the middle part of my gallery at Fine Art America. Feel free to enter the website and look at the imagery. If you would like an original, contact me directly. Thanks for looking.

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