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.

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;

Why I Think Running Improves My Life

With each step I take, I run toward my goals and run away from what’s long gone. Photo by Jenny Hill on Unsplash As the sun rises above the city buildings, I open my eyes and take a deep breath, reminiscing on what the day is about to bring. I stretch in my bed. I can’t remember when […]

#mental-health #running #self #self-awareness #sports #Medium

Posted on: 07/04/22; Last updated on: 07/04/22;

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;

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;

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;

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;

Put Scolding On Hold For A Moment: 5 Ways To Boost Your Employees’ Motivation

The key to a positive work environment: give praise and show acknowledgment to scale your business Photo by Jo Jo on Unsplash I’m sure you’ve all heard stories about dreadful bosses who serve as anyone’s secret nightmare. But hey, let’s be realistic — the majority of people who tell those are already ex-employees. Here’s the thing — nowadays no one likes […]

#business #leadership #management #motivation #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 06/15/22; Last updated on: 06/15/22;

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;

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;

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;

What Does Mastering a Pancake Recipe Have To Do With Building a Website?

You’ll be surprised to know how many things in common emerge from the pan while the code is cooking. Photo by Fernando Andrade on Unsplash Aren’t you sometimes too overwhelmed reading all those complex articles on coding, programming, and web development? I mean, seriously — perhaps we are great professionals in the field, but this doesn’t mean that sometimes […]

#coding #experience #programming #web-development #website #Medium

Posted on: 05/28/22; Last updated on: 05/28/22;

Do Leaders Need To Focus On Customers In Business?

Discussing the leader-employee-customer trifecta and all that’s in-between Image by geralt @ Pixabay I’m pretty sure anyone who has worked in the corporate world is familiar with the following scenario: An infuriated customer. A stammering and stressed-out employee. A conversation that doesn’t seem to end any time soon. A busy leader who has a s**tload of […]

#business #customer-experience #employee-engagement #leadership #leadership-development #Medium

Posted on: 05/25/22; Last updated on: 05/25/22;

How To Spot A Potentially Great Developer During an Interview? Here Are 6 Characteristics

A useful guide for all CEOs and managers in software and web development who are in search of their next best addition to the team. Image by 200degress @ Pixabay I’m sure the majority of CEOs and managers of web and software development companies often have to go through the process of interviewing candidates for a position […]

#character-traits #interview #skills #software-development #web-development #Medium

Posted on: 05/23/22; Last updated on: 05/23/22;

Make Sure You Choose The Right Organizational Strategy

Let’s discuss the 3 most used and try to decide for yourself which one will do the trick Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Ah, organization — the curse and safe boat of so many people out there. Especially for those who struggle in the world of entrepreneurship and business because let’s be frank — what’s an entrepreneur without a huge […]

#organization #planning #strategy #task-management #work #Medium

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

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;

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;

Leadership Is Not About Assigning Tasks Only — What About Conflict Resolution?

Leadership Is Not About Assigning Tasks Only. What About Conflict Resolution? Besides, this skill helps leaders out there drastically improve the work environment too. Image by mohamed_hassan @ Pixabay I first witnessed great leadership back in high school. We were a class of boys and girls who had just started stepping into the world of young […]

#conflict #conflict-resolution #leadership #management #problem-solving #Medium

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

Team “Transactional” Vs. Team “Transformational” — Which Kind of Leader Are You?

Team “Transactional” Vs. Team “Transformational” — Which Kind of Leader Are You? Let’s dive into the similarities and differences between two of the most popular leadership styles to date. Image by mohamed_hassan @ Pixabay I doubt anyone out there thought that leadership is this simple one-way entrepreneurial behavior. As leadership has become part of today’s most trendy and talked about […]

#leadership #leadership-approaches #leadership-development #management #team-management #Medium

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

Being a Web Developer: Expectations vs. Reality

Hold your horses before heading to the Maldives! artimir @ Freepik Okay, I’m pretty sure the majority of the aspiring web developers have already heard quite a lot of fairy tales regarding their future career endeavors. I’m not saying some of them aren’t true, but let’s be real: there are tons of expectations when it comes […]

#expectations-vs-reality #reality-check #self #web-developer #web-development #Medium

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

Exactly How Important Being Self-Confident Is When It Comes to Management and Leadership

Do you think your team would be dazzled if you stutter and sweat all over the conference room? Image by Mohamed Hassan @ Pixabay Is it just me, or confidence has turned into a major topic lately? I mean, yeah, being confident has always been “a thing” for sure, but it’s like nowadays each and every life […]

#business #leadership #management #self-confidence #self-esteem #Medium

Posted on: 04/18/22; Last updated on: 04/18/22;

Procrastination As a Frenemy — When To Call It Quits And When To Grind

Procrastination As a Frenemy — When To Call It Quits And When To Grind We often view procrastination as a mortal sin all the time, but is it really? Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-person-holding-alarm-clock-1028741/ I remember when first starting in the field of business I was absolutely convinced that grinding all the time is the key to a successful […]

#business #business-approach #procrastination #self #self-awareness #Medium

Posted on: 04/18/22; Last updated on: 04/18/22;