Why do many architecture firms owners feel overwhelmed and swamped?
It's no secret that running an architecture firm can be an all-consuming pastime.
However, it doesn't have to be this way.
The Secret To Reducing Architecture Firm Overwhelm and Frustration
In his book The E-Myth, best-selling author Michael Gerber identifies why most small businesses don't work, and what to do about it.
Gerber observes that the small business owners who fail share similar characteristics, while those who succeed do so not by luck, brains, or skill, but by taking a different approach.
Because most small businesses are started by “technicians” (people who are good at their craft or profession and venture out on their own) they often focus on their craft to the exclusion of the other aspects of running a successful enterprise.
Without clear goals and quantifiable benchmarks, these small firm owners end up overworked, underpaid, and incredibly stressed out.
“Where is the freedom I want and need so desperately?” they wonder.
Unfortunately, many have given up on reducing the overwhelm and just assume “this must be the way it has to be…”.
However, as Gerber shows in his book, the stress and overwhelm can be largely eliminated with the proper company culture, processes and systems.
…the stress and overwhelm can be largely eliminated with the proper company culture, processes and systems.
This is why business systems coach Scott Beebe and I recently took 9 architecture firms through the DREAM Practice Accelerator.
In this program, these firms created the strategic foundation for killing overwhelm, improving quality and client service, and reducing the stress and frustration that is all too common as an architecture firm owner.
You Be the Judge
Read on, and be inspired by the stories of these firm owners who made the investment of time and money to work ON their business, not just IN their business.
As you read these stories, you'll notice that each firm owner had unique insights and value they got from actually applying this process, instead of just reading about it.