Wisdom for the Modern Architect
by Global Architect
A newsletter for business-oriented architects to feed their curious minds.
Carefully curated by Aitor Arteta.
🕑 2 Minute Read
Welcome to a new episode of the Wisdom for the Modern Architect series, where I share a dose of ideas, research conclusions, principles, models, books, podcasts, tools, and other random stuff with you, personally curated by myself.
Let’s get started.
📰 Story of the week
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.
Other times, I used to worry about not being recognized or not finding good opportunities.
I would work too hard and forget to take care of myself.
All these thoughts made me feel insecure and less confident in my abilities.
It is important to remember that these thoughts are not permanent and can be changed with a positive attitude and hard work.
I had the energy (and guidance) to overcome these limiting beliefs and achieve greatness in my career.
This is how I did it:
🦸♂️ Influencer of the week
Influencers are natural people, like you and me, who make an extraordinary job, and have the ability to inspire and lead with example.
In this episode:
Evan is an Architect and Podcaster, passionate about building the design community. He is a licensed veteran architect and host of the TRXL podcast, one of the best podcast on the industry.
📘 Book of the week
Reading books is like sucking other minds that have already been in your place.
Why should you reinvent the wheel when someone else is showing you the way?
The book I recommend you to read:
- Value Proposition Design by Alex Osterwalder
With this book I learned how to clearly communicate the unique advantages of my architectural services.
It helped me, for example, to charge higher rates for our architectural services.
🛠️ Tool of the week
Digital tools that will make you a more productive architect, producing more using less effort.
The tool I reviewed this week:
Previously, we talked about Notion, which is the productivity tool that every architect needs in their life.
If you want to learn how to use Notion, save this post.
📝 Posts of the week
Your weekly dose of ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, books, podcasts, tools, and other random stuff personally curated by Aitor.
Here are the top posts of the week:
- I studied architecture a long time ago.
- Starting an architecture business can be scary.
- Mistake # 16 I made when running an architecture business.
Use these posts to find new relationships, engage with other people and learn new things.
♟️ Quote of the week
Quotes make you reflect and think.
The quote of the week was:
Life get’s harder when you try to make it easy. What’s your easy?
❤️ Health message of the week
Your health is the most important thing you need to take care of.
Above anything else. Including your architectural career. It's not worth it.
Here is the highlight of the week:
I know it has been a taught week. I know you are fed up. I’ve been there. Rest over the weekend. Use it to read, reflect and think. See you on Monday.
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