Ivan Popov

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CEO of Vipe Studio

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

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

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;

8 Hacks That Will Boost Your Mood for Increased Work Productivity

Here’s a fact: if you don’t start your work with a smile on your face, you’re doomed for the long term. Photo by MARK ADRIANE on Unsplash I believe just recently people became aware of the fact how important it is for you to love your job. Perhaps it has to do with the overall increase in […]

#improvement #mood #positivity #productivity #work #Medium

Posted on: 08/23/22; Last updated on: 08/23/22;

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;

Yet Another Useful Productivity Technique

In this day and age, we are all about being productive – let’s discuss yet another productivity technique that may actually do the work. The last time I wrote about productivity was, essentially, the time I felt my productivity at its peak. It’s funny how we choose the subjects that are the most relatable to […]

#productivity #productivity technique #Personal Development & Growth #Productivity

Posted on: 08/17/22; Last updated on: 08/17/22;

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;

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;

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;

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;

Motivation Is Key to Success – But How Can We Sustain It?

Everyone says it’s due to a lack of motivation when a person doesn’t succeed – but how exactly can motivation be sustained? Probably you’ve heard many times before that having the proper mindset and motivation are the necessary keys in order for you to achieve success. Sure enough, we live in a world where we […]

#determination #motivation #personal development and growth #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 08/02/22; Last updated on: 08/02/22;