The Optimist Bundle

The Optimist 10 Map Bundle includes a selection of hand picked maps designed to help you nurture a positive mental attitude while working through personal challenges and adversity.


Who is this Bundle for?

  • Anyone who struggles to think positively when facing uncertainty and adversity.

  • Anyone who gets bogged down with negative self-talk when things don't go their way.

  • Anyone who wants to understand how to cultivate a solution-focused mindset.

  • Anyone who easily succumbs to worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, and overwhelm.

  • Anyone who wants to transform their life perspective in an empowering way.

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day."

The Following Maps are Included in this Bundle...

  • Optimist or Pessimist

    This IQ Matrix explores the difference between an optimist and pessimist mentality. Specifically, it looks at how these two types of mindsets approach life and go about their day. This ultimately comes down to the perspectives they adopt and the decisions they make based on those perspectives. The mind map is divided into two parts. One part describes the optimist’s world and the other the pessimist’s world. Each of these branches explores the perspectives, habits, traits, characteristics, behaviors and ultimately the mindset of an optimist and pessimist. The map breaks down how an optimist and pessimist work through problems and setbacks that are preventing them from attaining their goals. Working through this map will help you to better understand the differences between these two mindset types. You can then freely choose what type of mindset you would like to adopt in each given situation as you pursue your goals.

    Map 1

  • Map 2

    The Brighter Side of Life

    This IQ Matrix explores how to look at the brighter side of life to help you invite more happiness, enjoyment, and passion into your life. Many of us are quick to point out problems, to make excuses, and to complain when things don't pan out as expected. This ultimately hurts us as we completely ignore the good things that every situation brings to our lives. By neglecting the positive things, this keeps us closed from taking advantage of the incredible opportunities that wait for us just beyond the horizon. And sometimes, these opportunities may even lie right under our own noses. The mind map presents you with several guidelines for attracting more happiness into your life. It breaks down the indispensable habits cultivated by the happiest people in the world. And it concludes by listing down everyday pleasures that can bring more happiness, joy and satisfaction to your life.

  • Conquering Self-Doubt

    This IQ Matrix explores how to gain more certainty and confidence when making important choices and decisions in life. Moreover, it will help you overcome the mental barriers that are currently holding you back from achieving your goals. When we struggle with self-doubt we live in a state of confusion. As a result, we end up making emotional decisions that can easily lead us astray. The mind map outlines how self-doubt evolves over time. It lists down the surprising advantages that self-doubt can provide us with. It then walks you through a nine-step process you can use for overcoming self-doubt and for gaining more confidence and certainty in any situation. The map concludes by presenting you with additional guidelines and suggestions to help put your mind at ease when facing uncertainty. Working through this map will help you become surer of yourself, more decisive and confident when facing situations that would normally make you doubt yourself.

    Map 3

  • Map 4

    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 only leads 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.

  • Overcoming Worry

    This IQ Matrix explores how to overcome irrational worries that prevent you from performing at your best. Did you know that over 90 percent of the things we worry about will never actually happen? And for the things that do, they are rarely as bad as we make them out to be in our imaginations. And yet we continue to live and relive those experiences over and over again in our imaginations. Which, of course, makes us feel miserable and sick to the stomach. The mind map identifies the two types of worries that we often indulge in. It describes how we tend to unnecessarily keep feeding our worries to our own detriment. It then highlights how to overcome worry by challenging our limiting beliefs. And concludes by presenting you with several guidelines for overcoming your worrisome thoughts and irrational predictions. Working through this map will help you develop the mindset and behaviours to successfully manage the nagging worries that keep you up at night.

    Map 5

  • Map 6

    Controlling Expectations

    This IQ Matrix explores the power of your expectations and how they shape 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, decision, and action you take. In fact, your expectations influence your life in remarkable 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.

  • 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 a much more optimal way. 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 to 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 that 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.

    Map 7

  • Map 8

    Harnessing Enthusiasm

    This IQ Matrix explores how to effectively use the power of enthusiasm to boost your productivity, optimize your results and achieve your goals. When we get into the habit of bringing enthusiasm to everything we do, life just becomes easier. In fact, enthusiasm is a force that will enhance your relationships, communication skills and opportunities; it will boost your energy; it will keep you focused and will make it easier to work through life’s problems. In fact, through the simple act of cultivating more enthusiasm you will live with more purpose, have more zest for life, which will naturally lead to more joy, happiness, and fulfilment. This mind map highlights the value of cultivating enthusiasm. It lists the requirements for enthusiasm. It breaks down a four-step process for harnessing more enthusiasm throughout the day. It outlines how to arouse enthusiasm using various methods. And concludes by presenting you with further ideas on how to maintain your level of enthusiasm throughout the day.

  • 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 far more effectively.

    Map 9

  • Map 10

    Life is Rigged in Your Favor

    This IQ Matrix explores how to handle problems and adversity far more effectively by interpreting our experiences in a more favorable and empowering way. Instead of feeling like a victim of circumstance (when things don’t turn out as expected) you can learn to challenge yourself to see circumstances more favorably. You can, for instance, convince yourself that no matter what happens, life is actually rigged in your favor. Therefore, no matter how bad things seem right now, your journey isn’t over and things will inevitably get better. Life is slowly putting the pieces together to help you get what you want or something better. As long as you don’t quit and keep moving forward, you will inevitably get what you want. This map presents an empowering metaphor we can use to help us live a better life. It’s also of incredible value for life coaches who would like to help their clients become more resourceful and creative during times of struggle, adversity, and hardship.

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.

“I’m a student of change and I’ve learned that for your being to be transformed, you need to see… to see something which will change you. I found in Adam’s mind maps a clarity that sometimes eludes me when reading books or articles. The playfulness of his work engages my brain completely. I received the value of my lifetime membership right from the beginning.  The past 3 years have been a gift for which I’m continuously grateful.”

Peter Domoc

“Whether you are an executive coach, a life coach, a therapist, a clinical counselor, a motivational speaker, an NLP Practitioner, a spiritual leader, or just a lifelong learner seeking to add value to your daily journey. Adam's mind maps are a vital key and an essential value-add to your library.  When you invest in them you are investing in yourself and in the lives of all those you influence, and it will give back in ways that far exceed your initial investment.”

Mark Chironna, MA, PhD

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.

"An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."


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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