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The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Overcoming Architect’s Limiting Beliefs

Sometimes I had thoughts that kept me from doing my best. I used to compare myself to others and felt that I was not that good. Sometimes I was afraid of making mistakes and thought I had to be perfect. I used to worry about not being recognised or not finding good opportunities. I would work very hard and forget to take care of myself. All these thoughts made me feel insecure and less confident in my abilities.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
I’m not creative enough

I doubted my creative ability. I thought I wasn’t imaginative innovative enough to design exceptional buildings or spaces.
As an architect, you have to face big decisions.
These are the moments when you choose to either stay in doubt or step up and trust your skills.
It’s a turning point that can change everything.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Are you an Artist or Entrepreneur?

Ever stayed up late just drawing or designing, feeling like it’s just you and your art?
Then, the next day, you find yourself lost in numbers and tables.
Scratching your head about how to sell your killer designs to clients.
Sounds familiar, huh?
That’s ’cause you’re juggling two worlds:
the Artist’s and the Entrepreneur’s.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Learning about money isn’t that hard

We already know that 90% architecture businesses will die the next 5 years.
Handling money wisely is a skill that can help us survive.
Here are some practical strategies to learn about money, tailored for architects:

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Architects’ Relationship with Money

Architects work long hours, but sometimes, the pay doesn’t match up.
This mismatch can come from not knowing how to handle money well.
We will shine a light on a part of our work that doesn’t get enough attention:
Understanding money.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Cashflow Quadrant Explained for an Architect

If you’re reading this, chances are you are where I was.
Skilled, hardworking architect, but somehow stuck.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’m living proof that you can shift your mindset and your life to get more money, more time, and less stress.
This is what I learned.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
My Personal Struggle with Distraction Cancer

A few years back, I thought being busy was cool.
I would do lots of things at once, work on several projects, answer hundreds of emails, check social media everyday, you name it. I felt busy and important.
But, I was always stressed. My work wasn’t that great, and I had zero free time. This is what I call “distraction cancer.”

Do what feels like play to you. But work to others.

Then, one day, I came across with a guy named Naval Ravikant.
He talked about “doing what you love”, and it made me think.
What if being an architect could be more than just a way to pay bills?
What if it could be something that makes you feel happy and fulfilled?
So I started trying to understand this idea better.

What John Wick can teach desperate architects

I remember the days when I started my own architecture business.
I had to juggle tasks like finding clients and managing finances.
I had to figure out everything by myself.
But with every setback, I gained valuable experience.
Just like John Wick, who never gave up despite the odds, I pushed through the difficulties.

10 key points to consider when dealing with fear of failure

Starting an architecture business can be scary. Many architects get nervous about failing when they start something new. Have you ever thought about starting your own architecture business? I’m sure you’ve thought about it, but haven’t done it yet, because you’re afraid. This article was specially made for those architects who are thinking about starting their own business, but are afraid of failing.

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