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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.

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;

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;

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;

There’s a Single Soft Skill That Often Goes Under the Radar – Let’s Discuss Consistency

Consistency is among the hardest skills to be obtained mainly because it doesn’t provide us with immediate rewards. If you have to describe today’s world, what words would you choose? Perhaps fast-paced, dynamic, overwhelming, exciting, filled with never-ending opportunities? Irrespective of how long this list may end up, I’m sure somewhere we’ll stumble upon the […]

#consistency #determination #patience #personal-development #Personal Development & Growth

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

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;

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;

8 Simple Tips For Improving Your Listening Skills

Active listening is absolutely the top skill when it comes to proper communication with others. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Go back to a situation in your life when you were actively sharing a story with someone and they just stood there with a blank stare trying their best to suppress a yawn. Yeah, it feels really bad. […]

#communication #conversations #listening #personal-development #soft-skills #Medium

Posted on: 06/01/22; Last updated on: 06/01/22;

Time Management Hacks That Prove To Be Worth Trying

Until we invent the 30-hour day, we better stick to those Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash By having enough time we basically have the ultimate fundamentals for engaging in our future selves. Don’t you just hate it when it’s way past bedtime but you still have so much more things to do? I’m quite sure everyone has […]

#personal-development #productivity #time-management #work #work-life-balance #Medium

Posted on: 03/17/22; Last updated on: 03/17/22;

The 3 Soft Skills You Absolutely Must Master Before Starting a Business

Let’s look beyond the obvious and discuss some traits that will surely boost your chances Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash All right, let’s say you have a great and inspirational idea in your mind about your future business endeavor. You also might be well ahead with gathering information about all the technical and administrative details you […]

#business #entrepreneurship #personal-development #skills #startup-lessons #Medium

Posted on: 03/15/22; Last updated on: 03/15/22;

Best Journalism Working Practices I Learned That You Can Use Too

All of them can help you outside of writing as well You know how people usually divide themselves into two separate groups: the ones with an analytical and critical approach and the creative ones, right? Well, I’m happy to share that I belong to both - currently my main professional field is in the web development industry, but […]

#advice #development #experience #journalism #personal-development #tips and tricks #writing #writing prompts #Advice

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

Tools I Use In My Everyday Work

7 Tools I Use In My Everyday Work as a CEO Time and tasks management is crucial for a successful workday — I share 7 of my favorite utility tools Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash If I have to describe a typical workday of mine, I might use words such as challenging, fast-paced, dynamic, etc. You get the idea. […]

#business #experience #management #personal-development #productivity #Medium

Posted on: 03/05/22; Last updated on: 03/05/22;