Help me help other architects! This blog is an excerpt from the first draft of my book: Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect. You can help by leaving a critique in the comment section below. And if you are just starting I suggest you check out the table of contents for an easy road map. Thx you rock! -Steve
The best way to describe virtual mentors is to share a couple examples:
· Book Authors like Tony Robbins
· Influencers like Seth Godin
· Bloggers like Bob Borson of Life of an Architect
· TV Personalities like Oprah
· Podcasters like Tim Ferriss
Virtual mentors are the people that provide help and education at large scales by sharing content on multi-media outlets. Some virtual mentors may have reached celebrity status and have made it their career goal to help people. You may not have met these folks but they can have a profound impact.
We are living in an amazing time where knowledge and expertise is extremely accessible. You would be a fool to not take advantage of all of the resources at your disposal. I have founded a tremendous amount of guidance in virtual mentors.
- I was inspired to start the BuildingsAreCool blog after reading the blog of Bob Borson, Life of an Architect and after listening to the podcast The Business of Architecture by Enoch Sears.
- I have strengthened my business acumen from following the Entrepreneur Architect Podcast by Mark R. LePage
- I started a daily meditation routine after I read the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- I was encouraged to write a book after listening to hours of podcasts by Pat Flynn.
- I was encouraged to share my book in blog form after reading the book How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir.
Hi..I’m Steve Ramos, your virtual mentor.
As the author of this book, I am a virtual mentor for you. I was inspired by the idea of helping the next generation of architects and this book makes that possible. If you like what you are reading I hope that you will consider sharing with a friend. In doing so you will help me mentor more people and you yourself will serve as an indirect mentor.
Closing Thoughts on Mentors
I started with Siri and I will end with Siri. Siri is a great mentor, but she cannot drive the car for you. A mentor will provide guidance but it is up to you to execute.
It is never too late.
You are never too old or too experienced to find a mentor. I encourage you to take 10 minutes right now to visualize. Where do you want to be and who can help you get there. Jot down some notes and take action.
It is a two-way street.
You need mentors, and mentees need you. In chapter 14 we get into the importance of being a mentor.
Flip the page to Chapter 14: 6 Reasons why you should Mentor
Another Chapter in the books!!!!!
Chapter 13 by the Numbers
· 1,973 words
· 7.9 – Translates into approximately 12.3 pages in book form.
· 4 – Blog Posts
· 12 – Hours to Write and Post on Blog
· 3 – Stretched over 20 calendar days.
· .395 – Average book pages written per day.
The Book by the Numbers
· 30,149 – Total Words
· 121 – Total Pages
· 43 – Total Blog Posts
· 220 – Goal for final page count.
· 98 – Days Since Starting
· 1.23 – Average book pages written per day.
· 103 – Estimated days to completion. (220-121) / 1.23) = 80
· 12– Chapters down.
· 18 – Chapters to go.
· 7 – New subscribers to the Breaking the Box Email Newsletter
· 44 – Total subscribers to the Breaking the Box Email Newsletter