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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.

How To Know If You Have Entrepreneurial Potential

I share 5 signs that show that perhaps you have entrepreneurial potential somewhere in you. Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay Just recently I engaged in writing an article dedicated to FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and entrepreneurship. The main idea was that many people nowadays feel discomfort if they don’t try to start a career as entrepreneurs. […]

#business #entrepreneurship #interpersonal skills #side-hustle #traits-of-entrepreneurs #Medium

Posted on: 08/16/22; Last updated on: 08/16/22;

The 3 Core Beliefs in Having a Growth Mindset I Wish I’d Implemented Earlier

It’s only natural — if your goal is development and growth, then perhaps you need to focus on establishing a growth mindset. Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash “Interesting!”, I thought to myself years ago when I parted ways with a friend after a lunch date. They had just started this new enticing and exciting, yet challenging at times […]

#growth #growth-mindset #personal-development #self #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 08/12/22; Last updated on: 08/12/22;

Here Are 6 Times You’ve Crossed the Line As a Manager

Sometimes we need to point out the mistakes if we want to learn better. Image by keenthemes from Pixabay Okay, so this headline could be entirely hypothetical, of course. But that doesn’t mean thousands of managers don’t do those mistakes on a daily basis when it comes to leading their teams. It also doesn’t mean that you […]

#leadership-skills #management #mistakes #people-management #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 08/11/22; Last updated on: 08/11/22;

Don’t Underestimate The Power of the Lunch Break — Here Are 5 Tips On How to Spend It

Don’t Underestimate The Power of the Lunch Break — Here Are 5 Tips On How to Spend It Sometimes your lunch break may turn out to be the most important part of your work day Photo by Wasa Crispbread on Unsplash We all know how it goes. Work, work, work. Every day, all day. This goes along both for employees […]

#lunch #lunch-break #self #work #work-life-balance #Medium

Posted on: 08/09/22; Last updated on: 08/09/22;

Sometimes Saying “No” Is The Ultimate Path to Self-Improvement

It has a lot to do with creating healthy boundaries — you’ll definitely need it toward self-improvement. Photo by Florian Schmetz on Unsplash My usual article subjects have to do a lot with entrepreneurship, management, and owning a business. I’ve shared many thoughts and ideas regarding those topics but there is yet another I’d like to focus my […]

#personal-growth #progress #saying-no #self #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 08/05/22; Last updated on: 08/05/22;

3 Tips On Preparing Your Team For Necessary Changes

Don’t just throw what’s new in their faces — engage in little preparation instead Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash There is a structure in even the most chaotic of project management styles. We prefer order when we are about to engage with an assignment of any sort. We like it when we know what the future has […]

#change #development #growth #management #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 08/03/22; Last updated on: 08/03/22;

Dear Entrepreneurs, You’d Soon Fail If You Work For 17 Hours a Day

Tips on how to balance between work and thought and what can fast cause professional downfall. Photo by Verne Ho on Unsplash Okay, I know the headline may sound a bit too harsh, but hear me out — there had to be a way in which to get your attention! In fact, what I’ve written is exceptionally true […]

#burnout #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #overwork #workday #Medium

Posted on: 08/01/22; Last updated on: 08/01/22;

6 Psychological Approaches That Can Actually Help You Run Your Business

Don’t you just love it that it all goes down to psychology after all, even in entrepreneurship? Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Do you know what’s interesting? A huge part of the fellow entrepreneurs I know express interest in psychology. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Of course, I doubt psychology will ever stop intriguing people’s minds. […]

#communication-skills #entrepreneurship #mental-health #psychology #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 07/29/22; Last updated on: 07/29/22;

How Can the “16 Personalities” Test Help You Be a Better Leader

A quick hint: it has to do with getting to know your team to the fullest. Image by Harish Sharma from Pixabay Architect. Logistician. Advocate. Entrepreneur. If those sound to you just as randomly listed occupations or job titles, then perhaps you haven't taken the 16 Personalities Test. But trust me on this — you should, and so should […]

#leadership #personality #personality-types #psychology #team-management #Medium

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

Yes, Burnout in Web Development Is Real — Let’s Focus on 4 Reasons Why

Yes, Burnout in Web Development Is Real — Let’s Focus on 4 Reasons Why Perhaps it’s inevitable when you participate in the very act of creation. Photo by Nubelson Fernandes on Unsplash In this day and age, our vocabulary is flourishing — as if we suddenly managed to add so many new words and terms because of the ever-changing and newly […]

#burnout #burnout-prevention #developer #mental-health #web-development #Medium

Posted on: 07/23/22; Last updated on: 07/23/22;

“Am I Wasting My Chances?”: On Entrepreneurship and FOMO

In this day and age, it’s quite common for people to be concerned if they lack an entrepreneurial mindset Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Let’s indulge in a little mind game, shall we? If someone asks you what are some of the most popular topics and subjects nowadays, what would you say? Perhaps part of the […]

#entrepreneurship #fear-of-missing-out #fomo #life-choices #self-development #Medium

Posted on: 07/21/22; Last updated on: 07/21/22;

Can Personal Branding Be Part of Entrepreneurship?

Yes, it can and yes, it should be! Photo by Patrik Michalicka on Unsplash When we refer to entrepreneurship, we usually have in mind many different aspects — we focus on establishing a business, running a company, managing teams, and playing the role of a leader to all the enterprise’s employees. One can imagine how overwhelming and stressful entrepreneurship […]

#branding #digital-presence #entrepreneurship #online-presence #personal-brand #Medium

Posted on: 07/15/22; Last updated on: 07/15/22;

13 Ways To Kickstart Your Day in the Mornings

It’s true — the way we begin our day greatly impacts our mindset for the next twelve hours. Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash Some time ago I began my journey in mindset research. I know you’re probably thinking that we all are already surrounded by tons of information about energy, the law of attraction, having the proper attitude, […]

#development #mental-health #morning #morning-routines #self #Medium

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

5 Signs That Tell Us We Need To Improve As Developers

Sometimes landing the perfect job is only the beginning. Image by Graphic Art Sangla from Pixabay Professional development is definitely a thing. I doubt anyone out there who is successful at what they do will disagree. Yes, sometimes it’s tough to keep moving forward, but then again — in growth, we all find the wisdom to keep learning, […]

#developers-update #growth #programming #self-improvement #web-development #Medium

Posted on: 07/12/22; Last updated on: 07/12/22;

Fellow Entrepreneurs, Have You Tried Journaling?

5 ways that journaling can help you succeed—even if you don’t think you have the time for it. Photo by lilartsy on Unsplash Ok, here’s the thing — I’m well aware of the fact that if you are an entrepreneur, then perhaps you are already too busy to add yet another tool or tactic into your daily schedule. But […]

#bulletjournal #diary #entrepreneurship #journal #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 07/08/22; Last updated on: 07/08/22;

This Is the Sentence I Keep Telling Myself Whenever I Feel Down

“No one can take away your knowledge and experience!” Photo by Elisa Calvet B. on Unsplash I’m sure there were times when we all wished to just stop doing whatever we were doing and escape the over-burdening world of responsibilities, growth, and development. There’s always this constant battle between moving forward and residing in our comfort […]

#experience #growth #growth-mindset #knowledge #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 07/05/22; Last updated on: 07/05/22;

Why I Think Running Improves My Life

With each step I take, I run toward my goals and run away from what’s long gone. Photo by Jenny Hill on Unsplash As the sun rises above the city buildings, I open my eyes and take a deep breath, reminiscing on what the day is about to bring. I stretch in my bed. I can’t remember when […]

#mental-health #running #self #self-awareness #sports #Medium

Posted on: 07/04/22; Last updated on: 07/04/22;

6 Mistakes Aspiring Entrepreneurs Make

Because learning from our mistakes is actually the pivotal skill of them all. Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash There are gazillions of books that can teach us how to be great entrepreneurs. Or leaders. Or managers. Or employees. You get the drill — luckily, we live in a world where we have access to countless sources of information and […]

#advice #business #entrepreneurship #experience #mistakes #Medium

Posted on: 06/28/22; Last updated on: 06/28/22;

What Actually Stays Behind Habit-Building + 3 Steps for Successfully Maintaining One

Perhaps you need to implement some newly acquired habits for your future growth and development? Photo by Prophsee Journals on Unsplash Chances are if you are determined to go down the road of development and success, you’ve likely already expressed interest in habit-building. It doesn’t really matter if you want to be the next successful entrepreneur, […]

#development #habit-building #habits #self #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 06/27/22; Last updated on: 06/27/22;

5 Ways We Can Use Past Mistakes As Future Success and Stop Blaming Ourselves Till the End of Time

Everyone makes mistakes, so why not teach ourselves to look at things from a different perspective? Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression that there is no such thing as a mistake, only experience. I used to misinterpret this in my youth. You know — when we are young, we think we […]

#development #growth #learn-from-mistakes #mistakes #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 06/24/22; Last updated on: 06/24/22;

If I Have To Choose a Success Formula, I’d Go With These 4 Rules From Simon Sinek on Leadership

If I Have to Choose A Success Formula, I’d Go With These 4 Rules from Simon Sinek on Leadership Take a look at the article — after that, you definitely have to check out his books. Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash All right, so I know leadership can be tough. Trust me, I’ve done the paperwork — mistakes and failures are […]

#entrepreneurship #leadership #personal-growth #simon-sinek #success #Medium

Posted on: 06/20/22; Last updated on: 06/20/22;

To Be More Productive, Implement Those 8 Attention-Keeping Hacks

Productivity is not all about time management, it’s also about focus and concentration. Photo by Artur Shamsutdinov on Unsplash Productivity is so well-discussed right now. And it has every reason to be — we live in a world where being productive often equals succeeding at various tasks and projects. Ask any entrepreneur or business owner for some useful […]

#concentration #focus #productivity #self-improvement #skills #Medium

Posted on: 06/20/22; Last updated on: 06/20/22;

Put Scolding On Hold For A Moment: 5 Ways To Boost Your Employees’ Motivation

The key to a positive work environment: give praise and show acknowledgment to scale your business Photo by Jo Jo on Unsplash I’m sure you’ve all heard stories about dreadful bosses who serve as anyone’s secret nightmare. But hey, let’s be realistic — the majority of people who tell those are already ex-employees. Here’s the thing — nowadays no one likes […]

#business #leadership #management #motivation #teamwork #Medium

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

That Dreadful Inferiority Complex: 4 Signs You Have It + 6 Steps To Overcome It

Is catastrophic thinking your thing? Photo by Naomi Suzuki on Unsplash We are all constantly under the influence of affluent people. You know the drill — say you need that daily dose of inspiration and motivation. You go to YouTube to find this magical video that will ultimately transform you into the new successful you. It’s no surprise that […]

#growth #inferiority-complex #personal-development #self #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 06/13/22; Last updated on: 06/13/22;

Hard Times Are Always the Most Valuable

#experience #growth #growth-mindset #personal-development #self #Medium

Posted on: 06/09/22; Last updated on: 06/09/22;

On Company Culture: How To Improve Your Employees’ Well-Being At The Workplace

Let’s discuss the importance of nurturing company culture and try to outline some useful guidelines and tips. Photo by Redd on Unsplash When I established my company back in 2016, there was this one goal that I’ve decided to chase for as long as needed — establishing a positive and nurturing company culture. If you are an entrepreneur or a […]

#company-culture #entrepreneurship #improvement #leadership #office #Medium

Posted on: 06/08/22; Last updated on: 06/08/22;

Receiving Feedback: What to Take Out of it and Whose Words to Disregard ASAP

Should you listen to people? Of course, but beware what exactly they say to you and why. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash I often love to write about leadership — sharing my experience with people out there is truly beneficial for me as well as it gives me the opportunity to look closely at some matters and provide […]

#communication #feedback #personal-development #review #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 06/07/22; Last updated on: 06/07/22;