blog of Ivan Popov

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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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Full-Blown Business

What my story taught me on entrepreneurship, taking risks, personal development, and not letting struggles take their toll Photo by ConvertKit on Unsplash Yes, it’s possible and if you manage to achieve this, you’ll probably turn into a really happy and fulfilled individual. I’ve always believed that a lifetime is simply not enough to do everything you’ve […]

#business-strategy #entrepreneurship #self-improvement #side-hustle #success #Medium

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

5 Tips on How to Turn Your Next Job Interview Into Huge Success

Kudos for receiving that call — now, let’s make sure you nail it! Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash Ah. A beautiful morning at the office. As the workday begins, my team and I discuss topics, brainstorm ideas, make plans, manage to-dos, plan our next team building, discuss the ongoing clients’ queries. The only thing that can make the day […]

#behavior #communication #interview #self-improvement #soft-skills #Medium

Posted on: 03/21/22; Last updated on: 03/21/22;