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.

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;

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;

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;

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 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;

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;

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;

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;

How Can the “16 Personalities” Test Help You Be a Better Leader

A quick hint: it has to do with getting to know your team to the fullest. Image by Harish Sharma from Pixabay Architect. Logistician. Advocate. Entrepreneur. If those sound to you just as randomly listed occupations or job titles, then perhaps you haven't taken the 16 Personalities Test. But trust me on this — you should, and so should […]

#leadership #personality #personality-types #psychology #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 07/26/22; Last updated on: 07/26/22;

Yes, Burnout in Web Development Is Real — Let’s Focus on 4 Reasons Why

Yes, Burnout in Web Development Is Real — Let’s Focus on 4 Reasons Why Perhaps it’s inevitable when you participate in the very act of creation. Photo by Nubelson Fernandes on Unsplash In this day and age, our vocabulary is flourishing — as if we suddenly managed to add so many new words and terms because of the ever-changing and newly […]

#burnout #burnout-prevention #developer #mental-health #web-development #Medium

Posted on: 07/23/22; Last updated on: 07/23/22;

“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;

13 Ways To Kickstart Your Day in the Mornings

It’s true — the way we begin our day greatly impacts our mindset for the next twelve hours. Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash Some time ago I began my journey in mindset research. I know you’re probably thinking that we all are already surrounded by tons of information about energy, the law of attraction, having the proper attitude, […]

#development #mental-health #morning #morning-routines #self #Medium

Posted on: 07/13/22; Last updated on: 07/13/22;

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;