Tag Archives: Business


The Zen of Entrepreneurship

David Hawkins, the author of Power vs. Force, mentions 17 levels in his map of consciousness. Enlightenment Peace Joy Love Reason Acceptance Willingness Neutrality Courage Pride Anger Desire Fear Grief (Sadness) Apathy Guilt Shame Map of Consciousness, a Useful Tool for High Performance I find this map useful to regulate my emotional state for high […]


A Healthier Attitude toward Business Stats

There was a scene in the movie Social Network. Mark Zuckerberg and his team moved into their first office. They placed a big screen in the lobby showing the number of registered Facebook users. That number was going up continuously and motivating everybody in the team. Business Dashboards A similar practice is popular among executives […]


Three Alternative Revenue Sources for Medium

In yesterday’s post, I explained why Medium’s subscription business isn’t sustainable. In essence, it satisfies neither readers nor writers. I’m a big fan of Medium, and I want it to succeed. That’s why I’m going to share alternative income sources for Medium in this post. Current Model Is Good for Users But Unsustainable I’m not […]


Don’t Sacrifice What Can’t Be Measured

Six weeks ago, I published a post about measuring the success of my blog and email newsletter with growth metrics. Since then, I’m obsessed with numbers and dived deep into my stats. I published several posts about the lessons I learned from my stats. Here are some highlights. My posts that are published in the […]


Data Is the Gold If You Know How to Use It

There are two famous aphorisms about online marketing. “Content is king.” and “Money is in the (email) list.” Both expressions have a point. They summarize the decade long experience of online marketers. Content and email lists are critical components of online marketing. There is a third component that doesn’t have its own aphorism yet. That […]


Does Your World View Cause Unnecessary Stress and Poor Performance?

The way we see the world affects the way we approach life. Most of us see life as a zero sum game with winners and losers. That world view is inaccurate. It results in unnecessary stress and poor performance. Life as a Chess Game If you look at life as a chess game, there are […]


Five Requirements for a Marketing Automation Tool

Yesterday, I published a post about CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. CoSchedule is a paid online marketing management platform. They offer the headline analyzer as a free tool to promote their main business. The Need for a Marketing Management System Even though I have a single author blog, I could make use of a marketing management system. […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly roundup of my latest posts.