Set Your Priorities Now Or Give Your Power Away

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When I was working as a sales manager in a small IT company back in Ukraine, my boss was often checking on our team’s productivity. When he’s found that a person was doing something else than working, he used to say (it’s difficult to translate from Russian, but something like): Continue reading Set Your Priorities Now Or Give Your Power Away

It’s Never Too Late To Become An Entrepreneur

Tell me frankly, are you overwhelmed by these young lucky bastards like Mark Zuckerberg who are earning millions having hardly finished a university? Have you ever thought it’s too late for you to start your own business or to work like insane in order to become rich some time in the future?

I have, and it drives me crazy that I am already 30, successfully finished the university, worked for 8 years in a row, have no kids and still haven’t become a rich chick. I am a type of a person who is always in a rush to conquer new peaks, but I seldom realize that I just might not be ready for that. It takes time.  Continue reading It’s Never Too Late To Become An Entrepreneur

Fake It Until You Make It – Why This Approach Produces Miracles

Have you ever heard of this phrase? Fake it until you make it.

People, especially us women, often get moments of a low self-confidence. Our hormones live their own life, doing whatever they want with our mood. But that’s us who’s got the brain, so we can fool them, right?

Let me share one trick I personally use to fool my hormones, complemented with a great method I learnt from Amy Cuddy, a TED speaker.

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That’s me, faking painting until I make it

A little true story first.

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Start Your Day Just Right – One Thing That Will Make You Happier

How you start your day, matters a lot. For those of you who remember their dreams, have you ever noticed that a dream that you just had before waking up, sets the mood for the rest of the day? Or a song that you hear right after opening your eyes will chase you until the evening?

When we are in a half-awake state, an alpha-state of mind, we let the information go straight into our brain, we don’t have filters activated yet. So whatever comes to your mind as the first thing in the morning, will take root there and will influence your whole day if not beyond that.

So there are many opinions on how to start your day right. Some people say, start your day with meditation. Others say, start your day with a physical exercise. Some say, start your day with writing your journal. Continue reading Start Your Day Just Right – One Thing That Will Make You Happier

How to Get a Bunch of New Ideas In Just Half An Hour

How to Get a Bunch of New Ideas In Just Half An Hour

For years, I’ve been having problems with getting asleep in the evening. I’ve been lying in the dark with my eyes closed, but my brain was working like insane. Producing new, sometimes totally crazy ideas. Sometimes I’ve been fighting with it using Jose Silva method (which worked by the way), the other days I’ve turned on the lights and put my ideas on paper.

For years, I’ve thought I was a night owl. Continue reading How to Get a Bunch of New Ideas In Just Half An Hour

How Planning Your Year Will Make You Happier

After I had achieved one bigger goal I was stuck – what am I going to do further? I seemed to be doing something, but I was seldom satisfied with the outcome. I was fighting with that by reading esoteric stuff, meditation stuff (but not so much doing it), doing yoga, writing a journal, I was going up and down, and there was no evident improvement.

How Planning Your Year Will Make You Happier

Up until this year. I finally understood what was making me not so much satisfied with my life. Funny, but it doesn’t sound huge. It was just as simple as … planning. Continue reading How Planning Your Year Will Make You Happier

How To Kick Off The Self-Doubt Feeling When You Are Starting From Scratch

How To Overcome Self-Doubt Feeling

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Have you ever experienced waves of self-doubt when you’ve just stepped on a new path?  When you question yourself – is it really what I am supposed to be doing? What if I fail and the time I spend on it, the most precious resource I have, will be lost?

Surprisingly, this feeling often strikes highly educated and knowledgeable people, because here all your education and intelligence can work against you. I’ve studied economics for 6 years at a university and have been working as a project manager for over 5 years now, and it has become a rule for me to evaluate each and every option before I take it.

That’s one thing if you know the formula and you know the acceptance criteria to validate your calculations against. But the catch is, and it’s important to realize it, that when you are starting a new business or a startup, you never know what the end result will be. Continue reading How To Kick Off The Self-Doubt Feeling When You Are Starting From Scratch