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Ried Hoffman, the co-founder of Linkedin, said that when he was building Linkedin, the learning curve was so steep that every Friday, he had more learnings than the previous one and so on.

When you are running a start-up, you are slowly going backward if you are not learning fast while other start-ups are going forward.

Hence, learning fast is a priority.

In this article, I will share my top five marketing lessons with you so far while running TrainChampion. TrainChampion is an online weight loss platform helping people lose weight in a new and completely personalised way. Our target…


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Reading is one of my passions, and I am a voracious reader. I absolutely love books, but it hasn’t always been like this. Let me take you on my memory lane.

I remember I was in the second year of high school when I got the book assignment. It was some literature book. I so dreaded reading that book. When I was younger, truth to be told, I was not too fond of books that teachers gave me to read. I thought there were so boring and not practical. I was thirsty for information to be applied in the real-world…


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How you spend your time as a leader determines your ultimate success in business. In this blog post, I will talk about a framework that every leader can adopt. Moreover, I will give you some examples and practical tips to adopt them in your career.

There are many definitions of leadership, here is mine:

Leadership is leading yourself first and then others by operating out of your unique strengths and talents spending time on activities that make the greatest impact.

Let us now deconstruct my definition. For me, a successful leader is the one who uses his strengths and talents…


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In this post, I will tell you about one activity that changed my life and it can change yours if you adopt it.

That activity is called a Sunday reflection and week planning. Every Sunday I sit down on the chair in my room and I allocate 1 hour to this activity. In that hour I reflect on my past week and I design my next week in detail.

Let’s deconstruct this activity into two parts: reflection and planning.

Reflection

To make progress in life and basically any endeavor, man needs to reflect and learn the lessons from his past…


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We all make hundreds of decisions every day. Some are small and some are big. When it comes to making important decisions in our lives, basing our thought process on our principles is a very practical and useful way.

There is a great book by Ray Dalio, called Principles. In the book, Ray describes the principles that helped him in his work and life. That book inspired me to write down my own principles for different situations.


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We are all afraid of something but if we are not careful that same fear can stop us from going after our dreams and stop us from achieving our full potential.

People who were afraid and achieved greatness

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and was terrified of speaking in public. He used this fear to become the main author of the declaration of independence and express himself as a president.

Abraham Lincoln too was afraid of speaking in public. …


Creativity is a true inexhaustible well of every human’s life. Some people know how to tap into it and some have a hard time. The more creative man is, the more opportunities will reveal to himself.

What is actually creativity?

Wikipedia defined creativity as a phenomenon whereby something somehow new and somehow valuable is formed. Somehow? Where does it come from?

According to numerous studies, scientists stated that our creative skills developed out of necessity. Our ancestors were faced with many obstacles to survive so they had to use their right brain.

So everybody possesses an inexhaustible dose of creativity…


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In a recent tweet, the famous YC founder, Paul Graham stated that there are plenty of opportunities for start-ups in the asynchronous work fields, meaning enabling companies and their employees to work asynchronously. In this story, I will deconstruct the asynchronous work and try to bring home the measure of productivity in the post-covid world.

Asynchronous work is based on asynchronous communication

First, what is actually asynchronous communication? …


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We all come into this World naked, as a clean slate. We do inherit some of our traits from our parents and some unique gifts we receive from our Creator. I believe if one personality trait that can make all the difference in our lives is persistence. The definition of persistence is the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Persistence as a trait has been embedded in the history of the world. If people have not been persistent throughout history in their endeavors, the current state of this world wouldn’t…


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For the last 15 years I have been expressing myself in the real-world but not until a few years back did I really understand the meaning and importance of this life-changing endeavor. Self-expression or self-actualization concept I learned from one of the greatest Martial Artists of all time, Bruce Lee. He said famously, “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality, and duplicate it.” When I first read that quote I was moved by the clarity that gave me. Do not go out and duplicate a successful personality, Bruce…

Damir Pervan

Entrepreneur, a published author, and Investor. Currently Founder and CEO of TrainChampion.

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