Have you ever screwed up?
I do all the time. Luckily, the vast majority of my screw ups are small and don't affect anyone else.
When you make a mistake as an architect, the ramifications can get alarming very quickly.
Big Picture Advice For Success
I received the best advice of my career, two years after retiring.
That's when I finally got around to investigating the E-Myth. I was cleaning up old TO-DO lists, and got intrigued. What I learned is what 'working ON your firm' rather than 'working IN your firm' means in a practical sense. The Bottom Line: Develop your firm as though you plan to franchise it - even if you have no intention of doing that. If you don't make your firm into a 'franchise', then you and your firm are the same entity - and the firm only has value while you are part of it. If building a franchise is off-putting, you might think of the strategy as documenting your business knowledge, your methodology, your "How we do things around here". Besides the economic advantage of building a replicate-able business that you can eventually sell, there are three other main advantages.
Reimbursable Expenses are like boomerangs.
They are supposed to return to you like a boomerang.
Are your boomerangs returning larger, smaller, the same size, or not at all?
One of the ways that I attempted to establish standards in my firm that we could apply to every project was called ProjForms - shorthand for Project Forms.
Project Forms were literally a series of forms that were to be completed at various stages of the work.
This sounds a bit bureaucratic, but it was a solution to some problems that we had.
Contrary to my time table projections, the MyCorbu TIME upgrade will not be completed early next year.
All these features are ready NOW!!!
There is a new TO-DO manager out. Well, actually it is a little over a year old, but I just found it a month ago. The app is called Sorted.
I would like to be more loyal to my TO-DO manager of the moment, but it is starting to look like a year is my limit.
I describe what I have been using most recently here.
As usual, I wasn’t looking for a change, but here’s what got my attention.