How to make friends with the 'Architect' when you're a natural 'Magician'...
LOL, I love being in my 'Magician' realm, where I can spot opportunities, get busy with my imagination and find solutions to all sorts of problems (for both myself and others)...
But in the past, I found people who were very high in 'Architect' really frustrating as it felt as though they were constantly raining on my parade. Earlier in life, my coping mechanism was just to keep quiet around them!
But as I got to really know and understand the wisdom of the 'Money Types', I began to see that I needed to find a way to include the 'Architect' in my life - because like all the 'Money Types', it was there to help me succeed.
As well as seeking out people who have a higher 'Architect' score than me when it comes to my working life, I've also learned how to put on my 'Architect hat' when I've got some really logical, process oriented work to get through. And it really helps.
And while getting myself into an 'Architect headspace' is a great solution, I've also learned that my preference is to delegate 'Architect' type activities wherever possible. Usually it's more efficient in terms of both time and money - and happily, not trying to bend myself out of shape has led to fewer migraines too 🙄.
That's a big positive in itself...
Have you managed to get your 'Magician' to play nicely with your 'Architect'? If so, what have you learned - do share!
Olivia ❤️ x
PS Wonderfully, people with both a high 'Magician' and a high 'Architect' often naturally play to the strengths of both - and are capable of leading and running very successful corporate businesses. Often they understand where the opportunities are, what needs to happen, what strategy needs to be in place AND they're great at building the kind of processes that mean everyone in their team understands what's expected of them and how to deliver to create maximum efficiency.
PPS If you're high 'Magician' but lower in 'Architect', think carefully about who to add to your team. You don't want to recruit in your own image - but instead you need to find someone who can support you in what you're creating. You might also want to find a 'Joker' to help you get the message out there...but that's for another discussion!)
Oh wow - this is just what I needed to read! As a high Magician, I find anything 'Architect' related very tedious. It's why I hop from one creative project to the next!
I definitely need to learn to include my architect more - maybe by building myself a team 🙂
Having a fab team is definitely the way to go!
Getting to focus on the work that only YOU can do - and that you do best - is the fastest way to make work 'play'!
Hello, this post resonates so deeply with me. I have definitely spent my earlier years thinking that anything to do with being an Architect (not that I had the words for it back then) was boring and something that other people did! I was way too busy having 'fun'. This fun led to some pretty shaky decisions which impacted me for a long time. Since learning how to be friends with my Architect I've realised I can have more fun and less stress but helping me to plan and put money aside for good times.
Yes, all kinds of magic starts to unfold when we allow - or rather invite - our Architect in to play!