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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.

Boosting Your Entrepreneurial Communication Is Key – Here’s How

For many people out there, working hard and engaging in constant hustling is the only thing you need to do in order to achieve your goals and succeed. We are living in a world that definitely praises productivity and people’s never-ending attempts in doing more for less time. What we often forget, however, is the […]

#communication #entrepreneurial communication #entrepreneurship #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 01/18/23; Last updated on: 01/18/23;

How Can Mindfulness in Business Benefit Your Career? Discussing 3 Effective Practices

See, I came to the realization that I find multitasking to be quite unproductive, as bizarre as it may sound. We live in a culture that proclaims the person’s ability to multitask as a sacred ritual that leads us to success and prosperity. However, what it successfully manages to do is distance ourselves from mindfulness. […]

#awareness #entrepreneurship #mindfulness #mindfulness practices #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 01/11/23; Last updated on: 01/11/23;

Inventing the Proper Business Mindset in 2023 – I Share 6 Useful Strategies

The New Year kicked right in, welcoming us all in the next twelve months of opportunities! I doubt anyone would come up with anything more inspirational than this. With facing an entire new year of possible prospects and possibilities, perhaps many people direct their attention toward inventing a certain business mindset. Establishing and nurturing a […]

#business mindset #career #entrepreneurship #planning #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 01/05/23; Last updated on: 01/06/23;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

Let’s Discuss Project Management Pt.2: Agile Methodology

For when things get ruff, we often use the agile methodology. Last week I had my mind wrapped up around the idea of project management. As the CEO of Vipe Studio, I often have to figure out plenty of tasks and duties, as well as find the most appropriate way to distribute the entire workload […]

#agile #agile methodology #entrepreneurship #project management #Management

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

“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;

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;

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;

4 Tips on Decreasing Workplace Stress We All Need to Implement

Workplace-related stress is definitely a thing and we should all do whatever it takes to address it properly. Recently I wrote about increasing the positive work atmosphere at the office since this is a crucial element for maintaining a team with happy and fulfilled customers. Today I decided to look at things from the other […]

#anxiety #entrepreneurship #management #stress #stress at the workplace #Entrepreneurship #Management

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

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;

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;

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;

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;

Let’s Discuss Energy Boosters: How to Nail Even The Busiest of Days

#energy #energy-booster #entrepreneurship #productivity #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 05/19/22; Last updated on: 05/19/22;

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;

Handling Clients’ Queries – How to Nail Business Communication

Knowing how to talk to clients is a must skill – let’s dive into the world of proper business communication If someone asks you to go several years back in time and remember what your expectations of entrepreneurship were, perhaps you’d mention lots of work, attending events, taking business trips, and managing your team’s tasks […]

#business communication #clients #entrepreneurship #queries #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/13/22; Last updated on: 05/13/22;

Sorry For Being Too Straightforward, But No — It’s Not Worth It Losing Your Mind Over…

#careers #entrepreneurship #passion #stress #stress management #Medium

Posted on: 05/13/22; Last updated on: 05/13/22;

I Implement Those 5 Business Principles For Maintaining Great Entrepreneurial Relationships

There’s a difference between other entrepreneurs being your competitors and your rivals — my advice is not to mix things up! Image by GDJ @ Pixabay We’ve all heard the expression about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer and I believe many entrepreneurs out there tend to stick to it while communicating business. There’s nothing wrong with […]

#business #business-relationships #competition #development #entrepreneurship #Medium

Posted on: 05/10/22; Last updated on: 05/10/22;

Investments In Business Go Hand In Hand With Success And Here’s Why

#business-investment #development #entrepreneurship #investment #myths #Medium

Posted on: 05/09/22; Last updated on: 05/09/22;

The 6 Most Common Obstacles You’ll Meet as an Entrepreneur

Be well prepared for what to expect instead of hoping for positive experiences only Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash Don’t get me wrong — I love the magic in the entrepreneurial world. But just like any other exceptional adventure, entrepreneurship comes with pros and cons, and there are plenty of obstacles and difficulties that need to be […]

#business #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurship-ideas #growth #obstacles #Medium

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/13/22;