Make No Excuses Bundle

The Make No Excuses 10 Map Bundle includes a selection of hand picked maps designed to help you stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for turning your life around.


Who is this Bundle for?

  • Anyone who consistently gets caught up making excuses when things don't go their way.

  • Anyone who shuns responsibility and persistently complains when facing problems.

  • Anyone who feels like a helpless and powerless victim of circumstance. 

  • Anyone who would like to stop making excuses and start proactively working on their goals.

  • Anyone who wants to take more responsibility for everything that happens to them. 

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

The Following Maps are Included in this Bundle...

  • A Life of Excuses

    This IQ Matrix explores the impact that excuses have on our lives and how to overcome them. We all, of course, make excuses from time to time. Some of these excuses are very legitimate and tangible. However, the vast majority of the excuses we make are incredibly illogical and based on fleeting emotions whose one primary purpose is to protect our Ego from harm. It is these kinds of excuses that hurt us over the long-run. They hurt us because they hold us back from freely and proactively pursuing our goals. This mind map defines what excuses are. It delves into the consequences of making excuses and the reasons why we tend to make them. It then highlights 11 excuses that people typically make that sabotage their progress as they work on their goals. The map concludes by presenting you with several guidelines for living a life of no excuses.

    Map 1

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    Excuses for Mediocrity

    This IQ Matrix takes you through 19 excuses that people typically make that prevent them from achieving their goals. These excuses keep people stuck and living a mediocre existence. They never get to experience the life they long for because their excuses hold them back from making optimal decisions that would normally move their life forward. This mind map is designed to help you gain a better understanding of each of the 19 excuses that often sabotage people’s progress. Ultimately, with clarity come new perspectives and insights that can help you live life with less regret and with more purposeful intention.

  • Quit Complaining!

    This IQ Matrix explores how to stop complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. When things don't pan out as expected it's easy to throw our hands up in the air and complain about what did or didn't happen. Complaining gives us a sense of control. However, that control is fleeting as complaining often doesn't solve our problem or help push things forward. This mind map explores how we tend to complain and the kinds of complaints that people typically make. It presents you with a set of self-analysis questions to help track your complaints. It breaks down the reasons why you tend to complain. It highlights the consequences of complaining and the impact it has on your life and other people. The map then provides you with a list of suggestions on how to get out of the habit of complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. Working through this map will help you develop the mindset and skills that will eradicate this habit from your life.

    Map 3

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    Victim Mentality

    This IQ Matrix explores how to break-free from the sense of helplessness you feel when it seems as though the world is conspiring against you. Playing the “victim card” can certainly gain you sympathy and acceptance in other people's eyes. However, playing the victim also hurts you. It hurts you because you are neglecting to take responsibility for your life, problems, and circumstances. As a result, you will always be at the mercy of others or at the mercy of the endless problems life keeps throwing your way. Isn’t it about time you stood up for yourself and created your life with purpose? This mind map breaks down the mindset and perspective of someone who chooses to adopt a victim mentality. It highlights key beliefs and behaviors that often lead to a sense of helplessness. It challenges you to think differently about your circumstances. And it concludes by presenting you with a seven-step process you can use to help you overcome these habitual and debilitating thinking patterns that are holding you back from living your best life.

  • Subdue Critical Voice

    This IQ Matrix explores how to tame the inner critic who continuously reminds you of your mistakes, failures, limitations and inadequacies. If your critical voice is out of control, then it's undoubtedly influencing every decision you make and action you take. Moreover, it's holding you back from living your life to the best of your ability. When your critical voice is around you don't do what you could do to achieve your goals and objectives. You, instead, hold yourself back, which will only lead to a life of unfulfilled potential and endless regrets. This mind map explores where your critical voice comes from. It walks you through a three-step process you can use to subdue your critical voice. And it delves into numerous solutions for taming your inner critic. These ideas will provide you with the leverage you need to control that voice inside your head from taking control of your life. 

    Map 5

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    Have No Regrets!

    This IQ Matrix explores how to live a more vibrant and exciting life filled with passion and promise — a life of no regrets and full of possibilities. The mind map defines what it means to live with regrets. It highlights the purpose of regret and the consequences that holding onto regret can have on our lives. It breaks down a four-step process for overcoming your regrets. It walks you through various guidelines for overcoming regret. And it concludes by presenting you with numerous ideas to help you live an inspired life. Working through this map will help you to let go of your excuses and start making better choices and decisions as you work toward the attainment of your goals.

  • Common Thinking Errors

    This IQ Matrix explores common thinking flaws that many of us tend to indulge in that sabotage our progress as we work toward our goals. These errors in thinking lead to poor choices and decisions that guide us down a less than optimal path. Overcoming these thinking errors, of course, won’t be easy as they are deeply ingrained in our psyche. This map will help you become aware of these thinking errors. And as you work your way through them you will begin to question your own view of reality. No longer will you be swayed by your past. You will instead be open to the many possibilities and interpretations that exist in the present moment. All this will help you gain more clarity about your life and circumstances. This will then, subsequently, eliminate your excuses and help you work more proactively and freely toward your desired goals and objectives.

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    Curb Television Addiction

    This IQ Matrix provides you with an action plan you can use to make smarter choices when it comes to your television viewing habits. This isn’t so much about eliminating television altogether, it’s rather more about watching the right kind of television that helps bring value to your life. But, of course, moderation must always be kept in mind. Without moderation, good television viewing can become destructive because life exists outside the television box and not within it. This mind map will help you curb your television addiction. You will no longer use television as an excuse not to focus on your goals. You will, rather, use it as a medium for positive change and transformation. The mind map makes the argument against watching television. It breaks down a three-step process for reducing the amount of time you watch television. It presents you with a series of self-assessment questions that help unlock the real reasons why you over-indulge in television. And it concludes by presenting you with guidelines for making smarter viewing choices.

  • Taking Responsibility

    This IQ Matrix explores the value of taking full responsibility for your life’s choices, decisions, and actions. Whether something is your fault or not, it’s always helpful to take responsibility. That way you always have options and some semblance of control over what will happen next. However, typically, most people will often choose to shy away from taking responsibility. They will instead end up making excuses, complaining and/or blaming people and circumstances for their problems and predicament. This literally saps their personal power and leaves them in a very vulnerable state where they feel powerless and helpless and unable to control their fate. On the other hand, when we accept full responsibility, this naturally empowers us to take positive and proactive action toward our desired aims. This mind map breaks down what it means to take responsibility for your life. It explores how to start taking responsibility for everything that happens to you. It goes through the requirements for taking responsibility. And walks you through a five-step process to help you develop the habit of taking responsibility.

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    The Law of Opposites

    The Law of Opposites states that if you do what the majority of other people do, then you will inevitably become what the majority of people already are. In other words, if you follow the masses and do what they do, then you will end up getting very ordinary results. This ultimately translates into a less than fulfilling life. Most of us though, expect that we will one day experience a better life. We naively anticipate that we’ll eventually achieve all our goals and aspirations. However, the unfortunate truth is that most people never get there. They don’t get there because of a culmination of poor choices they have made over a lifetime. This mind map highlights the choices that the average person tends to make that result in an unsatisfying existence. From there, all you need is to do the opposite. Use the law of opposites to create a better life for yourself and for the ones you love.

Each Map Comes in the Following File Formats...

JPEG Image File

JPEG files are ideal for viewing on your computer, tablet, mobile, or any other portable device. You can open these files using any photo viewing app or software.

PDF File

PDF files are ideal for printing from your personal computer. And because these files are in high resolution format they can be printed in A4, A3, and A2 sizes.

Editable Mind Map File

The MindManager file format is an editable text only version of the IQ Matrix. It can be edited using Xmind, iMindMap, MindGenius mind mapping applications.

Some Maps May Also Include the Following Bonuses...

Written PDF Summary

This is a written summary of the mind map that breaks down in detail each branch and concept presented within the map. It's available in a printable PDF format. You will find the online version of these summaries on the IQ Matrix Blog.

eBook Format

This is a formatted eBook that summarizes each branch of the map in detail. These eBooks have a convenient clickable table of contents. Ideal for reading on your computer, tablet, mobile or device. The eBook comes in PDF and a flipbook format.

IQ Doodles

IQ Doodles are fun cartoon doodles that outline a very specific series of practical steps for improving various aspects of your life. Each IQ Doodle is linked to a topic outlined within a mind map. They are the perfect companion for each IQ Matrix.

Below you will find a short description for each icon. When the icon has a green tick it means that this item is included with your map. Items that have a red cross are not currently available.

When it comes to you and mind maps it fits like a hand in the glove. A mind map is like taking your wise thoughts off your mind and hanging them on the wall. Suddenly you’re not in the middle of them, you can actually see them, take a step back and see the full picture. Thank you Adam for helping us with that.

Jessica Wolff

Your maps are brilliant. They are colorful, creative, clever, clear, well thought out, give great direction and allow me to reflect on things I hadn't previously thought of, thereby expanding my own perspective. They are solution focused and practical. Thank you very much for creating and sharing your gifts and talents with me via your work.

Anne Burke

More Content to be Added Over Time...

Summaries and eBooks for each IQ Matrix are made available over time. They will be added to your downloads page automatically once they have been published. At this time, no further IQ Doodles are planned for production. However, some of the 100s of mind maps that have been created do also include Visual Thinking Templates and instructions on how to use them.

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."


Each IQ Matrix represents a cluster of thoughts about a single topic. It’s like a neuron network of interconnected thoughts where you meticulously explore the brain of someone who has successfully mastered the topic. You then take those thought clusters and implant them into your own brain as you use the map. Kind of like a software upgrade for your brain.


Each map effectively categorizes the most important and actionable ideas about a topic into conveniently digestible chunks. It uses keywords and questions in a sentence-like structure that’s easy to follow and understand.


Each map uses a combination of keywords, colors and images designed in an organic radial-like structure that naturally helps improve memory while encouraging photographic recall of the information you are exploring.​


Each map provides you with a comprehensive bird’s eye view of the topic. Subsequently, you gain deeper insights as you're better able to recognize how various ideas are interlinked together to form the whole topic.​

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