Working as an architect or interior designer (or both!) requires huge amounts of passion and love, so you’d figure that most people in the field probably never have to actually “work” a day in their life. Long hours and little sleep? No problem. Barely seeing the sun most days? Psshh.
Unfortunately, it’s not all about designing and making things pretty — in reality, we also have to deal with less-fun things like getting client approval, doing countless revisions on a deadline, and taking care of taxes.
Working for a firm has its perks, like steady pay and a solid structure. The downside? Collaborating with a large team can get messy and unwieldy pretty fast.
If you’re one of those brave souls who took the leap and struck out on their own, you’re probably doing cartwheels over the fact that you no longer have to wake up at ungodly hours, get showered, and deal with traffic everyday.
You also probably know that, in a way, you’ve traded those off for a different set of challenges. Like, you know, getting paid. During your former life, your salary came like clockwork. Now that you’re on your own, getting paid takes a bit more work and guts — you know, because you have to ask for it. *shudder*
On top of that, you’re now dealing with problems you didn’t even know could actually be problems. Putting on pants, for example. Seeing the sun. Seeing people — in person. And because you no longer have an office and colleagues binding you to a structure, motivation is sometimes hard to come by.
Jeremy Nguyen of The New Yorker knows what it’s like, which is why he created these achievement stickers (also because gold stars are so third grade). Sometimes, it’s the little things.
As a friendly reminder: While we can’t reminder you to put on pants, Fohlio’s powerful and super-fast web clipper will save you time so you can get more of that precious thing called sleep (or spend more time designing). What about getting paid, you ask. You can do that from your dashboard, along with asking for quotes, creating presentations, and more! Try it out for free today: no credit card needed.
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