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CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

The 4 Pillars of Communication You Need To Master as a CEO

Communication is key when it comes to owning a business – as a CEO, you should definitely know a thing or two. The truth is that the majority of aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have much experience when it comes to their future business endeavors. Usually, they are people full of ideas who desperately want to see […]

#business communication #communication #conversations #improving communication #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Management

Posted on: 11/18/22; Last updated on: 11/18/22;

How Building Habits Can Help You Establish a New Mindset

On the power of habits – why implementing small changes can actually transform your life for the better? Perhaps many of you have heard plenty of success stories that deal with people having an extraordinary mindset that allowed them to go places in terms of their personal and professional development. So here we are, back […]

#habits #habits building #personal-development #professional growth #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 11/02/22; Last updated on: 11/02/22;

Elevate Your Motivation in 3 Easy Steps

We live in a world where we’re constantly surrounded by thoughts about motivation – let’s discover how to reach it on a daily basis. What comes to mind whenever we think about motivation? Usually, it has to do with success, leveling up, development and growth. Essentially, in today’s work climate, we ultimately relate motivation to […]

#motivation #motivation steps #strategy #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 10/26/22; Last updated on: 10/26/22;

Wondering How To Handle Your Next Business Meeting? Here Are the Fundamental Guidelines

These days, more than ever, managers and employees engage in business meetings – let’s discuss some of the best practices in order to achieve really beneficial conversations. Years ago only the upper management went to meetings. To the employees, this activity looked bizarre, an almost cult-like endeavor where secrets were whispered and plans were drawn […]

#business meeting #management #management tips #meeting #Advice #Management #Productivity

Posted on: 09/27/22; Last updated on: 09/27/22;

6 Soft Skills That Are Undervalued When It Comes to Entrepreneurship

In today’s article, we’ll go beyond what’s obvious and will discuss 6 additional soft skills that you’ll find incredibly useful in entrepreneurship. Numerous times before I’ve discussed the importance of having soft skills. In fact, I truly believe they are more quintessential for success than any hard skill, merely because mastering a hard skill is […]

#development #entrepreneurship #growth #soft-skills #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 09/16/22; Last updated on: 09/16/22;

Climbing That Career Ladder: 4 Tips On How to Elevate Your Professional Experience

Is the thought of climbing that career ladder sound interesting to you? In this day and age, we often come across discussions that deal with our professional lives and our desire to keep moving forward. Now, more than ever, overall happiness includes feeling satisfied when it comes to your job. I’m not saying that people […]

#career #growth #professional development #promotion #Advice #Personal Development & Growth #Productivity

Posted on: 08/30/22; Last updated on: 08/30/22;

8 Frequent Yet Highly Ineffective Habits You Should Stop Right Away

In today’s article, I want to bring your attention on 8 ineffective habits that actually doom your productivity. If you’re a frequent reader, then perhaps you already know that I’m a big fan of reminiscing about what is not to be done. I mean, sure – we usually read all kinds of advice that teach […]

#growth #habits #ineffective habits #self-development #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 08/24/22; Last updated on: 08/24/22;

Oftentimes We Talk About Our Morning Plans – What About the Evening Routine?

Any entrepreneur would tell you just how important your evening routine is – let’s discuss some tips on improving it. You probably know how a typical day at the office goes – there are tons of emails, tasks, and duties that are patiently (or not so much) waiting to be read, assigned or executed. It’s […]

#entrepreneur's life #evening routine #free time #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 07/26/22; Last updated on: 07/26/22;

Here’s How To Handle Negative Feedback as a Company Representative

Do you think your company would never receive negative feedback? Think again! We’ve discussed by far a lot of things when it comes to building and maintaining a business – from the very first steps toward executing the plan to the way we should react to customers’ requests and queries. Of course, owning a business […]

#customers support #negative feedback #running a business #testimonials #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/13/22; Last updated on: 07/13/22;

This Is How You Are Not Supposed To Lead an Interview

Let’s have a moment to discuss the process of hiring new employees – in an interview, what are some of the worst behaviors candidates could come across? Numerous times I’ve talked about one of the key factors when it comes to business development. Other than hard work, great marketing, and outstanding customer service, we all […]

#candidates interview #company development #hiring process #interview #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/07/22; Last updated on: 07/07/22;

Tips On Handling Employees’ Opinions and Points of View

Let’s discuss why it’s so important for you to listen to your employees’ opinions and points of view. But like, really listen. All right, here’s the thing – I honestly believe the business world would be a much better place if we all just communicate better and listen to each other. And this doesn’t only […]

#employees #leadership #management #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/29/22; Last updated on: 06/29/22;

7 Business Hacks You Should Implement Right Away

Even though establishing a business is a great deal, the following steps are not less important at all – let’s discuss some business hacks that might be useful! If you are reading this, then perhaps you’ve already built a business (or intensively planning to do so). Congratulations! I promise you you’ll experience amazing emotions accompanied […]

#advice #business #business hacks #entrepreneurship #useful #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/21/22; Last updated on: 06/21/22;

Outside Of Products And Services Presentation, Testimonials Are Another Important Asset For Your Customers

Don’t forget to include some customers’ testimonials somewhere on your business website Once you’ve successfully managed to establish a business, it’s only natural (if not mandatory) for you to think of all the other ways you can continue distributing your services. Because the reality is this – even if you have impeccable products and services […]

#customers #entrepreneurship #feedback #marketing #testimonials #word-of-mouth marketing #Advice #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 06/16/22; Last updated on: 06/16/22;

4 Things I Learned About Leadership From My Reading Habits

A peculiar, yet mesmerizing thought – you can easily learn about leadership from pretty much every aspect of life. If that’s not to die for! I often observe the following phenomenon – an aspiring leader instantly becomes blind to every other aspect of life outside leadership and management. As if one thinks that they have […]

#entrepreneurship #leadership #lessons #management #reading #reading habits #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 06/15/22; Last updated on: 06/15/22;

How To Handle Introverts In Team Management? Here Are 5 Tips

Sure, we all live in an extrovert-oriented world, but introverts still make up a significant percentage of the human population. If you are a team leader, a manager, or a CEO, you most definitely have to communicate with your team members on a daily basis. Be it work matters or discussing more personal topics, conversations, […]

#extroverts #introverts #leadership #management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/02/22; Last updated on: 06/02/22;

Journalism Taught Me Critical Thinking – Here Is How I Use It in Leadership

Do you know what’s common between a good leader and a good journalist? Their ability to express critical thinking when necessary. Little did I know back in the days that in university I’ll be able to build the fundaments of my future leadership career. Before entering my journalism courses, I thought I’ll learn how to […]

#critical thinking #leadership #management #thought process #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 05/31/22; Last updated on: 05/31/22;

14 Interpersonal Skills That Will Come In Handy In Establishing a Business

Sure, it’s definitely a wise choice to read all about business and entrepreneurship, but some interpersonal skills are just way too important to be overlooked If you have gathered the strength needed to just wake up one day and state that you are ready to make your first business steps, then kudos to you. What […]

#business #entrepreneurship #interpersonal skills #skills #traits and characteristics #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/17/22; Last updated on: 05/17/22;

As An Entrepreneur, Do You Feel You Live In a State of Constant Stress Lately? (And What You Should Do About It)

If there’s one thing that’s certain when we refer to entrepreneurship, that’s stress, essentially I sincerely believe that any entrepreneur out there will openly admit they felt stressed out at least several times while executing various business duties and tasks. Things couldn’t be any different from that – when in charge of a business or […]

#anxiety #progress #stress #stress management #work-related stress #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/11/22; Last updated on: 05/11/22;

Successful Business Equals Quality Content – 9 Tips On Maintaining a Killer Professional Blog

Blogging is not just meant for bloggers – successful businesses use the power of a professional blog too During the very first years of existence of my web development company, I was completely sure that I wanted my team and me to maintain a professional blog. See, throughout the years I’ve met people who thoughts […]

#blog #blogging #business-blog #content #professional blog #Advice #Content #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 05/04/22; Last updated on: 05/04/22;

If I Were An Employee, I Would Definitely Leave My Job For These 11 Reasons

No one should stay at a job that makes them miserable – let’s discuss some of the biggest no-nos every employee should have in mind Perhaps some of you might say: “It’s easy for him to speak, after all, he is no longer an employee!” But the key part here is “no longer”. Sure, as […]

#development #employees #employers #growth #management tactics #self-care #self-esteem #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/28/22; Last updated on: 04/28/22;

Hybrid Office Done Right – Tips on Managing Remote Employees

It’s high time we focus on that modern hybrid office thing that shapes trustworthiness, reliability, and flexibility as never seen before We went through a lot of changes during the pandemic. Certainly, the majority of them had to do with our perception of things – all of a sudden we began viewing health and socialization […]

#home office #hybrid office #management #remote work #Advice #Management

Posted on: 04/27/22; Last updated on: 04/27/22;

I Monitor My Work Habits For a Month - Here Is What I Learned

Did you know that cracking a joke in the office can lead you to a problem-solving solution? The majority of people are creatures of habit and I’m no exception. I’ve always found it incredibly useful to monitor a person’s habit — the frequency and the way they execute it and implement it in their day-to-day can often […]

#business #development #habits #work habits #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/19/22; Last updated on: 04/19/22;

In Leadership, Empathy Is In the Top 3 Soft Skills

Today we take on a slightly different approach when it comes to leadership – once we’ve mastered the hard skills, it’s time we focus on the soft ones as well. I assume I have the confidence to talk about leadership – throughout the years I’ve managed to gather quite some experience in leading teams. Whether […]

#empathy #leader #leadership #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/15/22; Last updated on: 04/15/22;

Team management in a nutshell – the boss, the leader, the friend

Today we discuss the three quintessential parts that make a team management leader a successful one Truth be told, one of the most challenging endeavors that lay ahead in an entrepreneur’s business duties is the proper management of their team. Without a well-built and successful team hardly any company can prosper and grow. With this […]

#boss #business #leader #leadership #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 04/08/22; Last updated on: 04/08/22;

28 Daily Hacks for Boosting Productivity

Certainly, we all can benefit from enhancing our productivity on a daily basis – I share with you 28 hacks that work wonders. Here is the thing – I’m sure we all can benefit from 36 hours daily at our disposal. But until we witness those time-changing events, we certainly have to adjust what we […]

#development #growth #meantal health #productivity #work #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/06/22; Last updated on: 04/06/22;

Failing At Least Once Is a Must – 4 Ways to Beat Failure and Nail It the Next Time Around

Today we are talking about endurance, fear of failure, and tips and tricks for overcoming discouragement I remember once I overheard a conversation at the nearest table in a coffee shop. People were discussing business and aspiring entrepreneurial ideas. They were quite excited and eager to go into detail about their future company’s visuals, motto, […]

#business #entrepreneurship #failure #starting over #success #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 03/31/22; Last updated on: 03/31/22;

7 Public Speaking Techniques to Help You Attend Events Like a Pro

I doubt there is anyone out there not dreading the idea of public speaking – let’s make most of it from the experience The life of an entrepreneur or a specialist in some field often goes along with events, participating in meetings and seminars. More often than not, one might have the chance to attend […]

#lecture #public speaking #rhetorics #seminar #speaker #stage fright #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 03/30/22; Last updated on: 03/30/22;