Wisdom for the Modern Architect
by Global Architect
A newsletter for business-oriented architects to feed their curious minds.
Carefully curated by Aitor Arteta.
🕑 5 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
Back in my early days as an architect, I landed a project with a promising client.
Our first meeting went really well, and everything seemed smooth sailing.
But as the project went on, I discovered that I had underestimated the power of trust.
Even though I put my heart into designing, things didn't go well with the client.
We had trouble understanding each other, missed deadlines, and costs started to climb.
Despite my best design efforts, there was a gap in trust between us.
This is how I fixed 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:
If we are talking about trust, Ray is the right person.
He is the Chief Mentor and Co-Founder at Archibiz.
The curious thing is that Ray is not an architect. He’s a business owner.
And he knows what it takes to build a successful business.
Therefore, Ray provides practical business advice and education to help architects create thriving practices.
It's worth following.
🛠️ 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:
After building some trust online, you can schedule a call with your customers.
Calendly simplifies the scheduling process by allowing them to book appointments at their convenience.
This eliminates the need for lengthy email exchanges to find a suitable meeting time.
As a result, you can allocate their time more efficiently to focus on core tasks, such as project planning and design.
Try it. use it. And let me know what you think.
📘 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:
In today’s modern age, architects get overwhelmed and frustrated because we have access to more information than our brains can possibly store.
In Building a Second Brain, Tiago Forte presents a solution to these problems.
Thanks to this book, I’m using Notion to build my second brain.
If you already trust me enough, you'd better start reading this book and using Notion.
📝 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:
- How to ruin your life as an architect
- Yesterday was a terrible day
- Many architects will waste their life working on the wrong direction
Use these posts to find new relationships, engage with other people and build more trust.
♟️ Quote of the week
Quotes make you reflect and think.
The quotes of the week were:
What was you first thought when you read them?
Do you trust that by working hard you can build a profitable architecture business?
❤️ 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:
The greatest architects in the world have suffered the most.
The ego runs from suffering. Because is the death of the ego.
I believe pain, difficult times, failure, loss…
It can show architects the most about life.
Trust me, suffering is not so bad.
Suffering is what most architects need.
💎 Business of the week
This most valuable business of the week is:
They offer accredited investors the opportunity to earn income and diversify their portfolio without having to manage bookings, change light bulbs, or clean up after guests.
Wander Atlas is a trustworthy platform with quarterly distributions delivered straight to your bank account and a network of vacation homes across the United States.
It's never been easier for you to get into vacation rental investing.
💥 Offer of the week
We offer monthly coaching sessions for architects who want to build a successful and profitable business.
There are many things you have to work on: building your audience, creating content, distributing it on social media, sending emails, defining your sales cycle and closing more clients….
It may take you more than a year to get them up and running.
We can accelerate that process, working together.
These are 1:1 sessions, so places are limited.
There are only 4 spots for October, and preference is given to subscribers of trust. .
❓ Quick question
If I devoted the next newsletter to your biggest challenge, what would it be?
Reply to this email and let me know.
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.
Trust the process. And keep building.
That's what we do inside.
I'll let you discover it.
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