Inspiring Success in Business, Leadership and Life for Small Firm Architects

EntreArchitect 2.0

medium_3084577531The older we get, the more we discover the true value of our time. There is little more valuable than each moment of our lives.

Minute by minute, the story of our life unfolds. Most everything else is renewable; money, relationships, companies… it can all be earned, reclaimed or rebuilt, but with each click of the clock, another second passes, never to be seen again.

EntreArchitect 1.0

On December 12, 2012 I announced to the world through my blog that I was committing much of my time from that point forward to helping small firm architects build better businesses and to becoming an influential force in the profession. Eighteen months later, we are seeing the results of that commitment. The community at EntreArchitect is growing everyday. Small firm architects are being inspired to succeed with each blog post, each podcast episode and each edition of The EntreArchitect Report, our free weekly newsletter.

Small firm architects throughout the world are building stronger firms, earning more money and living happier lives, thanks to EntreArchitect Academy, now almost 50 members strong.

The American Institute of Architects is taking notice as well. I just returned from Denver, where I participated in the first ever AIA Entrepreneur Summit, an event which I dare say was partially inspired by the momentum of our growing community. I was asked by the leadership of AIA National to personally assist with organizing the event and several members of our EntreArchitect community were involved in preparing questions for the event’s panel discussions. The Summit was a huge success.

We are making serious progress here at EntreArchitect, but there is much more to accomplish. We are here to make a difference in the lives of every member of our community. We want to change the world through YOU… thousands of individual small firm architects seeking success.

EntreArchitect 2.0

On Monday, July 20, 2015, about 18 months after relaunching the platform, I formalized an agreement with Charrette Venture Group that will take the entire EntreArchitect platform to the next level. With additional funding and support, we will be growing our team, expanding our offerings and improving our ability to assist small firm architects to build better businesses and live happier, more successful lives.

You will soon see changes here are EntreArchitect.com and throughout the EntreArchitect platform. EntreArchitect Academy will be built out to better facilitate our growing private community and provide even more powerful resources, products and services.

As we grow, so will our influence on the profession. Our mission is gaining steam and I thank YOU for reading, listening, subscribing and spreading the word about what we are doing here at EntreArchitect. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

Serve One Another

I learned, not long ago, that each moment of our lives is precious. When I dedicated myself to this mission, I became acutely aware of how I spent each moment of my life.

My parents always encouraged me to dream big and work for what I want. I’ve always been a dreamer. “If you can dream it, you can do it,” said Walt Disney. I believe that.

But dreams alone will not make a difference in the world without hard work and dedication to a consistent pursuit of that dream.

Use each moment of your life with intention. Plan your success, set your goals and take action. Make a difference in the world. Share what you know with those around you and make it your mission to make others successful. You may be surprised to find that the quickest way to success and happiness is NOT focusing on your dreams, but assisting others to achieve theirs.

Click here to read the official press release announcing the EntreArchitect / CVG partnership.

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