World Pulse

How to Create a Resource Map

World Pulse
Posted July 12, 2018

“The wealth you have to offer goes beyond the material resources at hand.

Take stock of what’s around you. What are the resources you have available to you to help you realize your vision and dreams? 

At first, you might think of material assets that are at your disposal, as these resources can sometimes seem to be the most useful and the most tangible.

But the wealth you have to offer goes beyond what's material. Your assets can be your voice, your skills, and even your aspirations. The resources in your life could be character traits you possess, such as resilience and strength. Or, the resource could be a community that supports you or a person in your life who has helped guide the way.

To help you take inventory of all of your assets, World Pulse has created a new downloadable guide that you can use to create your own resource map.

A resource map can help you to take an inventory of all your resources—personal, social, material, and cultural. By taking stock of what's available to you and rethinking what is valuable to you, you may find you have an abundance of resources in your life—including things you may not have been aware of.

What does your resource map look like? Share what this exercise was like for you on World Pulse!

Perhaps this exercise helped you to identify something you have that others on World Pulse can benefit from, too. Or, maybe this exercise helped you to identify something you need to reach your goals. Create a Resource post to offer what you have or ask for what you need.

By exchanging what we have with each other—whether it be our wisdom, our time, treasure, or talents—we are strengthening our sisterhood and showing the world just how powerful we are when we join together.


This post is part of World Pulse's #WealthofWomen Wave! From 25 June to 31 July, we're sharing our stories about our Economic Power as women, exchanging resources, and showing the world just how powerful we are when we invest in ourselves and each other.  Learn more.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018

Thanks for sharing the helpful resource with us! I will definitely post mine later:-)

Olutosin
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018

This is beautiful. I have too :)

Hellen Kimanzi
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018

Been away for a while and this is the first thing i saw when i logged on, this is a wonderful move and i soo love it

Kathy Dixon Crowley
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 14, 2018

Excellent Resource. Thank you!

Tarke Edith
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 15, 2018

Many thanks to our exegative bench for sharing this with us I will do well to post mine soon

SanPatagonia
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 15, 2018

Great one! Thanks for sharing. I'm working with a Vision Document now and I'm totally trying this exercise. =)

Corine Milano
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018

Good to see you on World Pulse again!

SanPatagonia
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Thanks! I'll try to be here more often! =)

Juliet Acom
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018

Wow!

this has come to me at the right time. I have been trying to draw a road map for 2019 and this is a good guide, will share my resource map shortly :)
Thanks so much.

Corine Milano
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018

Can't wait to see it!

Sophie Ngassa
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018

Thanks for this valuable info.

Phionah Musumba
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018

Thanks for this powerful resource.

Corine Milano
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018

Phionah, good to see you online again!

Phionah Musumba
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

Thanks, Corine. Feels great to be back. Hoping that even as life continues to happen, I will stick around this time.

ARREY- ECHI
Jul 19, 2018
Jul 19, 2018

Thank you for this guide. It will be very helpful in preparing a resource map.

florence kekong
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018

Thank you for opening our understanding on how we can look around us and recognize how blessed we truly are; how we can share resources so identified. Hope to be sharing mine soon.

Tecenta Achiri
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

Thank for this it will help me a lot

Gladys Muthara
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

This is a very helpful resource, thank you so much for sharing it. I'll, definitely, come back to share about my experience.

Kike
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

I've been offline for a long while and this is the best 'welcome back' resource. Thanks!

Liana
Jul 22, 2018
Jul 22, 2018

This is applicable for so many areas and situations that we find ourselves in. For me, this week, I am challenged by resource constraints as I run a political campaign. I came across this today, while visiting WorldPulse for the first time in a while and it the perfect resource for me to use to help me plan how to move forward!! Thank you!

Princesse MUHINDO
Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018

MERCI pour ce guide de ressource que moi aussi je vais mettre en pratique, et à nous une bonne évaluation à la suite.

ifeoma_2
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Thanks for sharing, this is inspiring and insightful, knowing that resources goes beyond material assets.

Tunde Legha
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Thanks for the guide. At times we have resources that can be useful and we dont even know they are there

Adriana Greenblatt
Sep 01, 2018
Sep 01, 2018

What a fabulous initiative - thank you for sharing this! So beneficial and the wheels are turning for the potential of this tool to be adapted to so many contexts to start reflection from a positive place, whether it be on an individual level, organizational or for the community!!