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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.

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;

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;

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;

Besides Productivity, We Should Also Focus on Prioritizing

Prioritizing is definitely one of the keys to success – along with productivity, let’s discuss what lies beneath the surface. If you conduct research in a mere attempt to find what’s new and hot in terms of most read topics, you’ll definitely stumble upon the subject of productivity. As if today everybody is obsessed with […]

#prioritizing #prioritizing methods #productivity-hacks #Productivity

Posted on: 10/18/22; Last updated on: 10/18/22;

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;

Theory of Leadership – Discussing The 4(+1) Most Popular Ones

A theory of leadership sums up all the skills, traits, and interpersonal characteristics a person has or can develop to become a truly successful leader. We’ve all heard about successful leaders. The most famous are the ones in charge of teams situated in huge enterprises and companies that pretty much shape nowadays’ business climate. Others, […]

#leadership approach #leadership theories #theory of leadership #Leadership

Posted on: 10/14/22; Last updated on: 10/14/22;

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;

In Addition to Effective Management, Try Out Quiet Management As Well

Nowadays being a successful leader is more about freedom and trust than control – let’s dive into the world of quiet management. Have you ever heard of quiet management? Don’t worry if the answer is no. In this day and age, we are constantly surrounded by newer and newer terms and definitions – it’s no […]

#leadership #management #quiet management #shadow manager #Management

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

Level Up Your Game in Effective Management in 4 Easy Steps

Effective Management should, by all means, be any leader’s top priority. Back in the day, people were eager to become managers; nowadays they are willing to become effective managers. We live in a world where hopping straight to a leadership position is not that difficult – when you think about it, CEOs are more eager […]

#effective management #leadership #team-management #Management

Posted on: 10/07/22; Last updated on: 10/07/22;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

These 4 Types of Communication Are Actually Crucial for Your Professional Development

Do you know that there are certain types of communication that you really need to pay attention to? Everybody wants to be successful at what they do. Be it a career, personal development, sports, relationships, you name it – we seek success and aim to achieve more and more in life. Regarding professional development, we […]

#communication #non-verbal communication #verbal communication #visual communication #written communication #Personal Development & Growth

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

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;

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;

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 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;