Overcoming Adversity Bundle

The Overcoming Adversity 10 Map Bundle includes a selection of hand picked maps designed to provide you with a framework for overcoming life's toughest challenges and setbacks.


Who is this Bundle for?

  • Anyone who is currently facing significant personal struggles, setbacks, and adversity.

  • Anyone who is striving to achieve ambitious goals but keeps hitting roadblocks.

  • Anyone who feels disheartened and helpless facing personal challenges and struggles.

  • Anyone who wants to understand how high achievers successfully work through adversity.

  • Anyone who wants to make the most of their personal struggles and problems.

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

The Following Maps are Included in this Bundle...

  • When Facing Adversity

    This IQ Matrix explores the steps we need to take to successfully overcome the problems and setbacks that life often throws our way. This map is loosely based on the best selling book The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday. It’s designed to help shift how you think about life’s toughest challenges in a positive and proactive way. In many instances, it’s not so much about the kind of adversity we face, but rather about the story we tell ourselves about these challenges. Ultimately, it's about how we respond to adversity that determines our fate. The mind map explores how to approach the inevitable and unexpected problems that life often throws our way. This requires shifting our perspective in regard to how we think about adversity. Moreover, it's about identifying key opportunities that can help us make the most of our difficulties. The map then walks you through how to work your way through your problems in a structured and methodical way. Working through this map will help you see adversity in a new and positive light. No longer will setbacks and problems phase you. You will rather meet these challenges with a renewed sense of confidence and energy.

    Map 1

  • Map 2

    Overcoming Obstacles

    This IQ Matrix explores how to overcome the roadblocks holding you back from achieving your goals. Understanding how to overcome these roadblocks will help you to make optimal choices and decisions when facing adversity. The mind map specifically breaks down three different types of obstacles you might face as you work on achieving your goals. These obstacles include personal obstacles, social obstacles, and environmental obstacles. The map then walks you through an eight-step questioning process you can use to turn problems into ideas, solutions, and opportunities for progress and development. In addition to this, you will find over 20 guidelines that will help you overcome the obstacles holding you back from achieving your goals. Working through this map will help you develop the skills, knowledge, and resourcefulness you need to overcome any personal struggles you might face.

  • Resilient Willpower

    This IQ Matrix explores how to develop the strength, courage, and self-discipline you need to overcome any obstacle standing between you and your desired goal. These key principles, in combination, form what the map defines as Resilient Willpower. The mind map defines what it means to have resilient willpower. It identifies the actions, beliefs, skills and traits that one must cultivate to harness resilient willpower. It presents you with a series of things you must learn to wield resilient willpower. And it breaks down how to utilize resilient willpower to achieve your goals and objectives. Working through this map will help you develop the necessary traits, mindset, and behaviors needed to overcome any personal challenges, obstacles, and setbacks that are currently preventing you from achieving your desired goals.

    Map 3

  • Map 4

    Accepting What Is

    This IQ Matrix will help you to make peace with your current predicament no matter how awful, discouraging or uncomfortable it might seem in the present moment. When you learn to make peace with your current life and circumstances without emotional resistance, you develop the mental capacity and the necessary perspective to handle things in the most advantageous way possible. Even though things might seem bad right now, an unhelpful perspective and a poor mental attitude will only make things worse. The only way to make the best out of the situation is to accept what is and then do what you can with what you have to make things better. This mind map walks you through what it means to accept without resistance. It then goes through a five-step process you can use to develop the habit of acceptance without resistance. Working through this map will help you make peace with your life and circumstances no matter how awful things may appear to be in the present moment.

  • Release and Let Go!

    This IQ Matrix provide you with guidelines for letting things go. This is all about releasing all that emotional baggage that is holding you back and making your life miserable. Letting go, of course, is rarely easy. Our emotional attachment to things, memories, people and circumstances are not simple to break. However, these emotional attachments can often prevent us from living the life we deserve. By letting these things go, you allow room for more important things that will bring more happiness and joy to your life. The mind map delves into what it means to truly let go. It presents you with a plethora of reasons to let go of your past emotional baggage. It guides you on when exactly to let things go. It breaks down all the things you might be holding onto that are making you unhappy. It then walks you through how to let go of all the things that no longer serve you. Working through this map will help you to let go of all the things that are holding you back from experiencing the happiness, joy, and fulfilment you deserve.

    Map 5

  • Map 6

    Nurturing Hope

    This IQ Matrix shows you how living with hope can often help you work through periods of tremendous adversity in optimal ways. Being hopeful is, however, not a passive act. It’s rather something that we must proactively put into action. In this way, hope isn’t so much a fleeting thought but rather a mindset and lifestyle that we nurture and adopt into our lives. Only in this way will it awaken the positive mental attitude and spirit we need to move forward through the tough times. This mind map explores what hope means. It delves into how to cultivate hope and the advantages this can bring to our lives. The map also breaks down the traits and habits of hopeful people. These are very much active traits that help hopeful people attract more opportunities and luck into their lives. The map concludes by presenting you with various suggestions and guidelines to help you nurture more hope in your life. Working through this map will encourage you to be more hopeful. As a result you will be able to handle life's struggles in more optimal ways.

  • Life is a Game

    This IQ Matrix will help you live your life with a renewed sense of purpose and passion. This will ultimately help you make the most of every moment and overcome adversity. The mind map uses the analogy of life being very much like a game. No longer is life simply “life”. Life now becomes a game — a game that you play; a game that you learn from; a game that you experience and enjoy; and a game that you potentially come to master over time. As with any game, there are guidelines for playing and very specific rules that you must follow. These rules have been set in place to help you. They are there to help you overcome personal challenges and struggles, and ultimately win at the game of life. By following these rules, you improve your chances of success. However, by ignoring these rules, you are setting yourself up for inevitable failure. The mind map walks you through what it means to succeed at the game of life. It also outlines 10 indispensable rules that we must follow to ensure that we win at the game of life.

    Map 7

  • Map 8

    Life is an Experiment

    This IQ Matrix explores how to take a more experimental and practical approach to life, to solving problems, to overcoming adversity, and to achieving your goals. The mind map breaks down how to take a scientific approach to living your life. This is, of course, all about experimentation. It’s about adopting key scientific habits and learning how to ask experimental questions that can move your life forward in optimal ways. You will learn how simple life experiments can make life more fun, rewarding, and fulfilling. This mind map breaks down what it means to approach life as a scientist. It highlights key scientific habits to adopt. It outlines essential experimental questions you should be asking yourself that will lead to deeper insights and understandings. And it guides you through the process of trial and error. Working through this map will help you to work through your personal struggles and problems in a fun experimental way that will lead to deeper insights, understandings and greater opportunities for progress.

  • Controlling Expectations

    This IQ Matrix explores the power of your expectations and how they influence your life. It’s relatively easy to discount the effect that our expectations have on our lives. The reason for this is that we don’t often consciously think about the kinds of expectations we have in specific situations — which can ultimately hurt us. The wrong kinds of expectations can lead you astray because they influence every choice, decisions, and action you take. In fact, your expectations influence your life in innumerable ways. The difference between success and failure in any situation, could very well come down to the expectations you hold. You can, therefore, either take conscious control of your expectations or you can allow them to run your life on autopilot. This mind map explores what expectations are and the impact they have on our lives. The map also walks you through how to handle failed, unrealistic, and negative expectations. The map concludes by showing you when and how to release your expectations and the positive impact this can have on your life. This is especially of value when facing personal challenges or difficult problems.

    Map 9

  • Map 10

    Lighthearted Living

    This IQ Matrix explores the value that humor, laughter, and play can bring to your life. Yes, life is full of problems, adversity, and disappointments. And it can, therefore, be challenging to stay positive when it feels as though the world is conspiring against you. However, things are often not as bad as we make them out to be. In fact, we can often handle things in much more optimal ways. However, first, we need to stop taking things so seriously and inject a little humor, laughter, and play into our lives. Only in this way will we put ourselves in a prime position to make the most of our predicament. This mind map explores the value of adding a little humor into your life. It shows you how to find more humor as you go about your day. This is all about seeing things a certain way. Ultimately, it's about our perspective. The map also breaks down the value the play can bring to our lives. Play is something that can help you work through challenges in optimal ways. The map concludes by presenting you with additional ideas and suggestions for being more playful while working on tasks and while solving problems. Working through this map will help you turn problems into games and encourage you to laugh your way through personal difficulties and struggles.

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.

IQ Matrix is excellent in helping people better understand the bigger picture on the various topics. In my first review of a map they are sometimes overwhelming. But when I take the time to really analyze each map I realize how much is there.

Ken Witte

Of all the resources I have invested in during my journey, this is absolutely the best investment of all, and the maps are so affordable. I print them out, study them and work on them with clients.

Idun Munkejord

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.

"Adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records."


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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