Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship


Why Do Your Side Projects Fail? And What Does It Take to Succeed at Them?

Have you ever started a side project and failed at it? You’re not alone. Why do so many people fail at their side projects while they are doing perfectly fine in their day jobs? I’ll provide my answers to that question. I also encourage you to join the discussion and write your answers in the […]


Dealing with the Frustration of Failure

In yesterday’s post, I argued that there’s nothing worthwhile in the domain of known. You need to get into uncharted waters to find something valuable and bring it back to the domain of known. If you get into the domain of unknown, there’s a good chance that most of your actions won’t produce the results […]


We’re All Sitting on Immense Value

Yesterday, I wrote a post about setting being goals and cultivating personality traits to achieve our doing and having goals. I shared the big five personality traits, the 13 virtues of Benjamin Franklin, and a link to 600+ primary personality traits. One of the personality traits that I want to develop is resourcefulness. When I […]


Distinguishing an Opportunity from a Distraction in Disguise

Yesterday, I received an excellent comment to one of my posts. The question is relevant to all of us but mostly to the first time entrepreneurs. “Could you elaborate more on how following the opportunities that appear and following each of them is in line with not getting distracted?” “As an example in the last […]


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 […]


1000 True Fans Is Enough to Make a Living as a Creative

What Does It Take to Create 1000 True Fans? When I reported the analysis of my Medium stats, some of my readers suggested to analyze the number of claps as well. I didn’t follow that advice back then. Unlike views, reads, and fans, claps cannot be downloaded. I received a comment a few days ago, that […]

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.