Tag Archives: Business


How to Deal with an Overwhelming To-Do List and Overcome Procrastination

I have an LLC, which adds a bunch of administrative tasks on top of my already busy schedule at the start of each quarter. Sometimes, the workload in this period is overwhelming and I am tempted to procrastinate. Today, I want to share how I deal with those feelings of overwhelm and temptations to procrastinate. […]


How to Deal with the Challenge of Infinite Possibilities when Starting a Business

When you first start a business, there are countless products you can develop. There are countless services you can provide. You can come up with countless product-service combinations. When you decide on a product, service, or product-service combination, there are countless ways of implementing it. There are numerous platforms, tools, and channels you can use […]


How to Use Reverse Engineering and the Scientific Method to Realize Medium.com’s Business Goals

Reverse engineering and the scientific method are two useful methods to achieve private and professional goals, especially when used in combination with each other. In this post, I’m going to apply this idea to the business goal of Medium.com. The first step is to define the objective. I’m going to define the objective of Medium.com […]


How to Build a Business Empire by Connecting the Dots

There’s a common belief that you have to come up with an original idea or invent something new to start a business. Most of us also believe that creativity is creating something out of nothing. Both beliefs are inaccurate and they are keeping us from being creative and starting a business. As I have explained […]


Most First Time Business Founders Ignore These Key Entrepreneurial Skills

Most of the first time business founders start a business, because they fall in love with an idea. They think that their idea will create a huge impact in the world. Some of them start a business based on their passion. They start a gym, because they like to work out. They start a restaurant, […]


How to Make Your Side Project Succeed

I have been working on several side projects on and off since my graduate studies ten years ago. I have mostly worked on blogs, but I also developed language training websites, stock market technical analysis software, and online time management and life planning courses. In this post, I’m going to share some of the lessons […]


How to Motivate Yourself to the Level of Obsession

No, this isn’t another “find your why” post. Simon Sinek made the question “why?” popular like it was never before. People working as employees in corporations needed that type of question to get motivated. Employees were only provided with “how.” Their managers figured out the process for them and all they had to do was […]


This Simple Practice Will Multiply Your Knowledge and Creative Ideas

When I first read the personal development classic Think and Grow Rich more than a decade ago, I was impressed by most of the ideas in the book except two. With my hardcore, scientific education background, no one could convince me of the metaphysical concepts explained in Think and Grow Rich. The second idea I […]


Value Is in the Intersections of Niches, Sectors, and Markets

When you first start a business or a website, the first obstacle you come across is competition. Choose any niche, sector, or market and you will see that it is already crowded with other businesses or websites. How are you going to deal with that? One option you have is to focus on a subset […]

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 overview of my latest content on personal development and life lessons.