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.

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;

Let’s Discuss Project Management Pt.3: Lean Methodology

The Lean methodology is all about adding value and getting rid of waste. During the last couple of weeks, I wrote two articles that focused entirely on two major project management methodologies. The first one had to do with the infamous Waterfall method that is still widely used in many companies and in many instances. […]

#lean methodology #project management #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/28/22; Last updated on: 07/28/22;

Oftentimes We Talk About Our Morning Plans – What About the Evening Routine?

Any entrepreneur would tell you just how important your evening routine is – let’s discuss some tips on improving it. You probably know how a typical day at the office goes – there are tons of emails, tasks, and duties that are patiently (or not so much) waiting to be read, assigned or executed. It’s […]

#entrepreneur's life #evening routine #free time #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

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

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;

Let’s Discuss Project Management Pt.2: Agile Methodology

For when things get ruff, we often use the agile methodology. Last week I had my mind wrapped up around the idea of project management. As the CEO of Vipe Studio, I often have to figure out plenty of tasks and duties, as well as find the most appropriate way to distribute the entire workload […]

#agile #agile methodology #entrepreneurship #project management #Management

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

“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;

Let’s Discuss Project Management: Waterfall Methodology

In a series of articles, let’s discuss project management, focusing on a different approach each time – today, we talk about the Waterfall Methodology. Being a leader goes hand in hand with a variety of tasks and duties. We’ve discussed several times the importance of time management, team management, and the distribution of tasks between […]

#business management #project management #waterfall methodology #Management

Posted on: 07/15/22; Last updated on: 07/15/22;

Here’s How To Handle Negative Feedback as a Company Representative

Do you think your company would never receive negative feedback? Think again! We’ve discussed by far a lot of things when it comes to building and maintaining a business – from the very first steps toward executing the plan to the way we should react to customers’ requests and queries. Of course, owning a business […]

#customers support #negative feedback #running a business #testimonials #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

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

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;

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 How You Are Not Supposed To Lead an Interview

Let’s have a moment to discuss the process of hiring new employees – in an interview, what are some of the worst behaviors candidates could come across? Numerous times I’ve talked about one of the key factors when it comes to business development. Other than hard work, great marketing, and outstanding customer service, we all […]

#candidates interview #company development #hiring process #interview #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

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

The Way You Deal With Conflicts Is Actually Crucial To Your Professional Development

When we think about professional development, we often name success, hard work, or profit – but what about our ability to deal with conflicts? At the very beginning of my entrepreneurial career, I was entirely focused on those. I thought that professional development had to do solely with hard work, durability, networking, hustling, and all […]

#arguments #conflict-resolution #conflicts #professional development #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 07/05/22; Last updated on: 07/05/22;

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 You Need to Stop Micromanaging Your Team and Learn to Let Go

While micromanagement works for some people, most of the time, it’s just better to avoid it altogether.


Posted on: 07/04/22; Last updated on: 07/19/22;

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;

June Recap: WordCamp 2022 and What’s New With Vipe Studio

As the month ended, I got influenced by the New Year’s resolutions trends as I wrapped my head around this June Recap. Another month has passed by! At the start of the summer season, I felt the inner need to look closely at how these last 30 days have gone – I’ve always found recaps […]

#june #june recap #personal development and growth #throwback #Events & Media #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 07/01/22; Last updated on: 07/01/22;

Tips On Handling Employees’ Opinions and Points of View

Let’s discuss why it’s so important for you to listen to your employees’ opinions and points of view. But like, really listen. All right, here’s the thing – I honestly believe the business world would be a much better place if we all just communicate better and listen to each other. And this doesn’t only […]

#employees #leadership #management #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/29/22; Last updated on: 06/29/22;

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;

4 Tips on Decreasing Workplace Stress We All Need to Implement

Workplace-related stress is definitely a thing and we should all do whatever it takes to address it properly. Recently I wrote about increasing the positive work atmosphere at the office since this is a crucial element for maintaining a team with happy and fulfilled customers. Today I decided to look at things from the other […]

#anxiety #entrepreneurship #management #stress #stress at the workplace #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/24/22; Last updated on: 06/24/22;

7 Business Hacks You Should Implement Right Away

Even though establishing a business is a great deal, the following steps are not less important at all – let’s discuss some business hacks that might be useful! If you are reading this, then perhaps you’ve already built a business (or intensively planning to do so). Congratulations! I promise you you’ll experience amazing emotions accompanied […]

#advice #business #business hacks #entrepreneurship #useful #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/21/22; Last updated on: 06/21/22;

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;