This is what I do before writing articles or chapters in my books. I create my 'spider,' something I've been doing since I was a little girl. And, it still works great, today!
This can grow like Grape-Nuts if the project is bigger. Then, I'll take a 'leg' and create a new 'spider' for that section, alone. By seeing everything you need at a glance, you can see what should be added, dropped, or what you've missed, and helps to keep you focused.
When I was consulting medical offices and entrepreneurs in the 80s and 90s, I made it more attractive and professional-looking and called it and called it a Full View Outline. This was included in some articles I wrote for a medical magazine and it's just easier to give you a link.
This generation is more visual and enjoys pictures along with text and Mindmapping is the name given to this old concept. You can see some great examples that will help you, here. But, if you would love to see some absolutely fantastic mindmapping art, you need to check out Mindmap Art. This may work as an art form, but would be far too distracting for me to accomplish my initial goal, which is to get my own project finished! But, they're both wonderfully creative sights and may well have something that will help you.
What do you do to keep focused on your projects?
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