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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 Power of Calm in Today’s Ever-Dynamic World: 6 Ways to Keep Yourself Balanced

If we have to address the most sought-after virtue in today’s world, perhaps we’d point out the talent of keeping calm. Photo by Javardh on Unsplash Sometimes I really try my best to think of situations when strong emotions served me justice. Perhaps you know well what types of instances I refer to — something happens and all of […]

#balance #calmness #emotions #overreacting #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 01/09/23; Last updated on: 01/09/23;

What Does It Take to Excel at Front-End Development? Here Are 8 Requirements

To all aspiring fellow developers who are just getting started — I’ve got you covered. @storyset / Freepik In this day and age, everybody is online — we shop, we communicate, we work, and we spend a decent part of our lives in front of our screens. When you come to think about it, it’s rather fascinating how much technology has […]

#application-development #developer #front-end-development #web-development #website-design #Medium

Posted on: 12/21/22; Last updated on: 12/21/22;

Consider Putting Curiosity on Your Next Year’s Resolutions List

We all know you’re about to create a resolutions list during the festive season Since I was little, I have found the idea of resolution lists quite intriguing. There was just something about the fact that as we prepare to wrap up the year and reminisce about what has happened, we are willing to take […]

#curiosity #goal-setting #new-year-resolution #personal-development #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 12/16/22; Last updated on: 12/16/22;

Web Development in the Context of Media and Publishers: What You Need to Know

Step into the ever so dynamic world of digital publishing by landing the perfect online platform. @designsells / Freepik In this day and age, we are constantly surrounded by information. Wherever we go, we have the chance to submerge ourselves in the endless pool of things to read and learn! Of course, tracing back the history of […]

#development #media-and-publishing #web-developer #web-development #website #Medium

Posted on: 12/06/22; Last updated on: 12/06/22;

On Goal Setting — How The SMART Rule Can Take You Places

On Goal Setting — How The SMART Rule Can Take You Places Sometimes the biggest peak in productivity comes from a single method that can change your whole perspective. Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash When I reminisce and try to follow back my personal development, I ultimately arrive at two moments that greatly shape who I am today. The […]

#goal-setting #goals #planning #productivity #productivity-hacks #Medium

Posted on: 11/24/22; Last updated on: 11/24/22;

Emotional Intelligence In The Context of Leadership

Emotional intelligence is perhaps one of the things we absolutely should not underestimate when it comes to leadership and management. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash What comes to your mind whenever you hear intelligence? Take a moment right now and try to let your mind wander. We often focus on intelligence in our daily lives, trying […]

#emotional-intelligence #emotions #leadership #management #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 11/17/22; Last updated on: 11/17/22;

How Does a Job In The Corporate World Help You Establish a Business Later On

We often turn to numerous entrepreneurial tips, but what if our past professional experiences have done the trick? Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Owning a business. Surely this phrase triggers an emotion in everyone. For some, it could lead to excitement and a sense of adventure. For others, it perhaps is the only possible and logical way […]

#corporate-culture #corporations #development-and-growth #entrepreneurship #experience #Medium

Posted on: 11/10/22; Last updated on: 11/10/22;

To Delegate or Not To Delegate? The Ultimate Guide To Work Distribution

A friendly reminder to all leaders out there: You cannot and should not do everything. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash We often discuss all the responsibilities leaders have: Be it team performance, implementing various types of leadership approaches, communication, project management, you name it, and probably a leader you know is already trying to carry a […]

#delegate #leadership #leadership-strategies #team-performance #work-delegation #Medium

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

I Kid You Not: Relaxation Is a Crucial Part of Success

I share 7 strategies that will help you relax in even the busiest of times. Photo by Chris Thompson on Unsplash Take a look around — I bet you’ll witness tons of advice and tips on how to boost your productivity and show better and better results. I’ve too written several articles on the subject of self-development and success […]

#relaxation #relaxation-techniques #stress #stress management #success #Medium

Posted on: 10/31/22; Last updated on: 10/31/22;

3 Better Alternatives to Direct Calling That Can Potentially Save Anyone’s Productivity

Perhaps we should consider that calling someone the moment we have something to say is not the best option when it comes to productivity and focus. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Communication and productivity. There are so interconnected with each other, especially in today’s business climate — we rely on discussions more than ever while also hoping to […]

#business communication #calling #comunication #productivity #productivity-hacks #Medium

Posted on: 10/28/22; Last updated on: 10/28/22;

Discussing Leadership in the Context of 4 Tips by Richard Branson

The best leadership practices are often obtained through inspiration and example. Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash I’ve talked numerous times about leadership. I’ve discussed what it’s all about, I’ve described famous leadership strategies, and I even focused on some of the most important leadership theories out there. Certainly, discussing leadership is, by all means, a pleasant […]

#growth #leadership #leadership-strategies #richard-branson #tips #Medium

Posted on: 10/21/22; Last updated on: 10/21/22;

Why Do Most Businesses Fail? My Take as a Company CEO

To all business owners — most of the time, it’s a matter of how you plan rather than what you do Image by Trang Le from Pixabay Last week as I was browsing Quora and emerging myself in what interests people in the field of business, company establishment, leadership, team management, etc., a specific question took my attention. I […]

#business #business-failure #business-plan #business-strategy #planning #Medium

Posted on: 10/17/22; Last updated on: 10/17/22;

How Does Leadership Impact Team Performance?

If the first component of team performance is the members, the very second is the leader @pch.vector / Freepik If you’re aware of today’s corporate and startup-like business climate, then you are probably familiar with the concepts of leadership and team performance. In a company, those two aspects shape much of the enterprise’s structure and mainly defines […]

#leadership #management #team #team-performance #work #Medium

Posted on: 10/13/22; Last updated on: 10/13/22;

If You Want To Excel at Work, Try Improving Your Work Ethic — Here Are 9 Tips How

If You Want To Excel at Work, Try Improving Your Work Ethic — Here Are 9 Tips How Of course, covering all the job requirements is vital, but there’s something more to it — our work ethic helps us navigate through success and workload. Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash I’m sure pretty much everyone at some point in their professional […]

#career-advice #careers #development #professional development #work-ethic #Medium

Posted on: 10/04/22; Last updated on: 10/04/22;

7 Things I Learned In 7 Years of Owning a Business

We all learn from experience and since every experience is different, I believe it’s worth the mention Image by 巻(Maki) from Pixabay Wow, 7 years! Sometimes when I look back it seems like it was just yesterday when I decided to go full entrepreneur and ditch my employee career. It’s one of those decisions that are both […]

#business #experience #growth #lessons #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 09/26/22; Last updated on: 09/26/22;

Clients Communication Is Exciting yet Challenging — Here Are 5 Tips for Improving It

Clients Communication Is Exciting yet Challenging — Here Are 5 Tips for Improving It Every business owner will agree — we all strive to improve the communication we have with our customers. Image by Sabine Kroschel from Pixabay The moment we decide it’s about time to establish a business is the moment when all kinds of emotions quickly rush into […]

#business communication #client-communication #communication #customer #customer-service #Medium

Posted on: 09/23/22; Last updated on: 09/23/22;

A Quick Fix About How To Stop Feeling Bad Instantly

I’m spitting it out right from the start-stop comparing yourself to others. Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash Have you ever wondered what were the happiness levels of people years ago? Here’s a quick hint: research states that people were a lot happier and more content with their lives in 1957 than today. In brief, the research states […]

#comparison #fulfillment #happiness #influencers #self #Medium

Posted on: 09/14/22; Last updated on: 09/14/22;

How Modern Pentathlon Is the Same As Agile Project Management?

Things often don’t go as planned — both in sports and project management. Photo by Gentrit Sylejmani on Unsplash My time is often shared between doing sports, web development, and running a company. It was about time I focus on finding common ground between the three major activities in my life — turned out they indeed share plenty of similarities. […]

#agile methodology #entrepreneurship #problem-solving #project management #sports #Medium

Posted on: 09/14/22; Last updated on: 09/14/22;

Anger Management in Leadership — How Important Exactly Are Emotions Kept in Place?

Anger Management in Leadership — How Important Exactly Are Emotions Kept in Place? Successful anger management is indeed a sign of elevated emotional intelligence. Photo by Julien L on Unsplash All managers are people — we most definitely should never forget this. Along with all things human come emotions — for the majority of the time they are our proof that we express […]

#anger #anger-management #frustration #management #management-and-leadership #Medium

Posted on: 09/12/22; Last updated on: 09/12/22;

7 Interpersonal Changes That Managed To Help Me Both in Life and in My Career

Where there is change, there is growth Photo by Brad Starkey on Unsplash Just recently I came to think about improvement and growth. We all want to achieve them, yet not everyone is ready to face what it takes in order to climb the success ladder in life. There’s this thing with growth, both personal and professional — more often […]

#change #growth #growth-mindset #self #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 09/07/22; Last updated on: 09/07/22;

How Mental Models Can Doom and, at the Same Time, Benefit Your Self-Improvement

Let’s dive into the field of psychology as it’s a great way for us to reach growth and self-improvement in the best way possible Photo by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash Nowadays we're more interested in self-improvement than ever. It's like we suddenly realized how important it is for us to be focusing on our self-growth on a […]

#mental-awareness #mental-models #psychology #self-awareness #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 09/02/22; Last updated on: 09/02/22;

Is Distraction Your Pet Peeve? Here Are 6 Steps toward Increased Productivity

Sometimes even the best working schedule can be easily doomed due to extensive distractions. Photo by Nubelson Fernandes on Unsplash There used to be a time when I frequently fell victim to distraction. It didn’t really matter how well I planned to distribute my daily tasks and duties — my schedule always ended up suffering only because I […]

#concentration #distraction #focus #productivity #scheduling #Medium

Posted on: 09/01/22; Last updated on: 09/01/22;

Ready, Set, Do! — Or How Counting to Three Can Actually Benefit Your Life

Ready, Set, Do! — Or How Counting to Three Can Actually Benefit Your Life What if we all could just count to three and get ourselves going? Well, we can try. Photo by Maxime Horlaville on Unsplash I think we all can agree that delaying and postponing are everyone’s pet peeves. I remember back in the days I had such […]

#improvement #proactivity #productivity #productivity-hacks #self #Medium

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

3 Ways To Nurture Initiative if You Want To Keep On Moving Forward

But first, let’s discuss what stands behind the lack of it Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Initiative. What comes to your mind the moment you hear the word? Perhaps proactivity, energy, overworking? Others may add passion, interest, curiosity, and making the effort. In other words, the initiative is what makes us all move forward. Regardless of what […]


Posted on: 08/29/22; Last updated on: 08/29/22;

5 Things to Have in Mind Before Launching Your Small Business

Today’s article is dedicated to all aspiring entrepreneurs who have this dazzling business idea but have no idea where to start from Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash On a weekly basis, I communicate with entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals — as you may have already guessed correctly, we often discuss business while reminiscing on our own endeavors and professional […]

#business #business-plan #business-strategy #improvement #running a business #Medium

Posted on: 08/26/22; Last updated on: 08/26/22;

8 Hacks That Will Boost Your Mood for Increased Work Productivity

Here’s a fact: if you don’t start your work with a smile on your face, you’re doomed for the long term. Photo by MARK ADRIANE on Unsplash I believe just recently people became aware of the fact how important it is for you to love your job. Perhaps it has to do with the overall increase in […]

#improvement #mood #positivity #productivity #work #Medium

Posted on: 08/23/22; Last updated on: 08/23/22;

Stop Identifying With Your Weaknesses

The path to self-development really has a lot to do with transforming your weaknesses into strengths instead. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash I’ve always found therapy to be quite amazing — you go there in desperate need to figure out your issues and traumas, yet after accomplishing so you do everything in your power to try to […]

#development #growth #self-improvement #strength #weakness #Medium

Posted on: 08/18/22; Last updated on: 08/18/22;