Wisdom for the Modern Architect
by Global Architect
A newsletter for business-oriented architects to feed their curious minds.
Carefully curated by Aitor Arteta.
🕑 4 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
Starting an architecture business can be scary.
But it’s okay to feel that way.
Many architects are 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 you haven’t yet, because you’re afraid.
Fear of failure. Of what others might think of you when you fail.
I know what you mean. I’ve been there myself.
This article is especially intended for those architects who are thinking of starting their own business, but are afraid of failure:
🦸♂️ 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:
She’s an architect with a huge clarity, helping other architects find their own story, gaining more confidence and more opportunities.
By the way, she’s organizing the Mental Health on Architecture Summit, 23-24 Sep, an online event where more than 20 speakers will talk about the mental health situation in 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:
- Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone.
“Sell or Be Sold” showed me the importance of mastering sales skills.
Where everyone else was too focused on design, I was learning how to make a sale.
It provided me with practical tips, strategies and techniques to become an effective salesperson.
If you want to learn how to sell and how to make money, this is your book.
🛠️ 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:
Trello is a game-changing project management tool that will revolutionize the way you work.
It’s like having a virtual whiteboard where you can organize and visualize your projects with ease.
Try it, use it, and let me know what you think.
📝 Posts of the week
Top-notch architects are always learning.
These publications give you direct access to my experiences, where I share my views.
Much like having a mentor to guide you through today’s complex challenges.
The best posts of the week are:
- Encourage other architects on Linkedin
- Architecture school never taught me how to sell
- Architects are broke because nothing is ever their fault
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:
What was you first thought when you read it?
❤️ 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’ve been there.
💎 Business of the week
Despite the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, they are incredibly common.
Many architects have or will experience a mental health condition in any given year.
That’s why the business of the week is:
BetterHelp is one such online therapy service that allows you to text-chat with a licensed, accredited therapist 24/7
They have accredited mental health professional best suited to their individual needs in a safe and private online environment.
As an architect, if you:
- have been feeling depressed
- feel anxious or overwhelmed
- can’t find purpose and meaning in your life
- want to gain self confidence
- wan’t to improve yourself but you don’t know where to start
Consider BetterHelp as your online therapist.
For those who enjoyed this content, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There’s more value inside the Global Architect Membership, an exclusive area where you will have full access to all the content, including the Notion databases, challenges and resources to apply into your business.
Reading free stuff is ok. But putting this concepts into practice, growing your business, making money is even greater.
That’s what we do inside.
I’ll let you discover it.
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