Remembering Sept 11, 2001

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 12 2010 | Comments (4)

seeing various tweets (messages on twitter) reminding me about the days of September 11 – and I thought I would take some time to share what I saw and experienced and felt that day. I was a junior in university at Stevens Tech, in hoboken, new jersey – which is right on the hudson river […]


How I Ended Up Where I Am – More Reflections

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 09 2010 | Comments (0)

Every so often I have to reflect, and I’m stressed as well as reflecting on things, so I may as well blog while I have this sleepless time. I always wanted to start my own business, international business just seemed more dynamic and intriguing and challenging, I blogged a few times about past few years […]


Getting Excited + Nervous – USA Trip Next Week

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 08 2010 | Comments (6)

Man, its almost here……1 more week (next Wednesday) and I’ll be back inside US borders. Wonder what the US customs official is gonna see when he sees my last date of entry was June 2008! A little nervous, its been so long. to see friends, family, customers, potential customers, online friends I have never met… […]


The New Internet – Being A HUMAN BEING

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 07 2010 | Comments (6)

Kinda been on a rampage tonight…..I want my beating heart out there online! I think more of us have to open up and be HUMAN BEINGS on the internet, not robots (like this Terminator in the post) I’m kinda tired about hearing / seeing: On twitter people with 10,000 followers and they are only following […]


Feeling It – Flying Up In The Air

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 05 2010 | Comments (14)

Its been a few days since I have been blogging…kinda off track as I’m getting more and more negative energy from people about why I blog, and why I blog here for free. and how people who I may not want to read it, read it. and how it may negatively effect my business having […]


Teaching American Culture, Makes Me Think

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 01 2010 | Comments (6)

Just landed in Manila today, unpacked, and am now working USA schedule, from 10am to 7pm. Have 3 new workers to train, and have prepared more powerpoint training seminars (feel like a powerpoint machine lately…training, ebooks, etc). We went over ecommerce in USA, Shadstone company introduction, and my favorite one so far Understanding American Culture: […]


Back in Hong Kong, Hasan Visiting From Pakistan

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 29 2010 | Comments (8)

Finally Hasan has made it out to visit me in Hong Kong. We spent lots of emails back and forth about when he would be visiting….making it a bit difficult to arrange my philippines trip before going to usa, but it ended up working out ok. He is only 1 of a handful to come […]


Buy, Sell, Wheel, Deal, Hustle. Becoming a new-age social media salesman

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 26 2010 | Comments (4)

I have always loved the hustle. That’s what attracted me to Wall Street, to New York. To China. to wholesale markets. Life is going faster then ever….I’m running between 4 or 5 countries in a couple months. Have alliances, offices throughout China (shanghai, fujian, shenzhen), Philippines, USA. I’m getting phone calls from India, speaking bad […]


Learning A Lot about People Even Without a Common Language

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 12 2010 | Comments (0)

I’ll admit… I have never been interested or skilled at learning other languages. I’m another “stereotypical American” that thinks Why doesn’t everyone just speak English? Over the past few years, my Chinese has improved….while I did expect it to better then it is, I have never taken any formal classes, some quick tutoring and listening […]


Maximizing The Cards We Are Dealt In Life

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 11 2010 | Comments (1)

When i travel, sure i travel in beat up clothes…..I like to stay low key, when i left the training center interviews yesterday, i was dressed up more then usual……and man i could tell….beggars, kids on the street, all staring at me and im like a magnet for people looking for handouts. But when I’m […]


Everyone “fails”, Even Google, Stay Motivated!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 06 2010 | Comments (4)

As I have said, I don’t believe in people FAILING, I think its part of growing, gaining experience, and finding what we are really meant to be and do with our lives. Losing something might be positive, as they say in China. Many people only think “small businesses” or startups fail. But while working in […]


Its Not What We Are Getting, Its What We Are Becoming

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 05 2010 | Comments (8)

Keep that in mind, everyone wants to GET PAID, but its also about growing, learning, and experiencing. So I titled this after a great quote from Jim Rohn : Its not what we are getting, its what we are becoming – Jim Rohn Life is exactly about that. So many people are pre-occupied with what […]


Time to Add A Bit “Commercial” to my blog

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 31 2010 | Comments (3)

I’ve always hesitated to do too much self promotion on my personal blog….but recently after so many people seem to be confused on what I do for a living, and the recent EXPLOSION of “personal branding” and the convergence of personal lives and professional lives, I decided to add some small banner ads on the […]


Creating Fake Barriers To Be Faster, Smarter, with Less!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 29 2010 | Comments (2)

Its true, many of us are SPOILED with too much time, too many resources, and it makes us LAZY. It makes us INEFFICIENT. We take it for granted, we don’t utilize all that we have around us…… In the article, from the under 30 CEO blog When they first launch their companies, they will rent […]


How I Got Into the Bar Products Business

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 28 2010 | Comments (13)

I am often asked what I do for a living and a big part is selling bar supplies online. And after I tell people this, they always ask HOW did you get into selling bar products, are you a bartender? No, I’m not and never was a bartender….though the idea of being a bartender has […]


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    Taking the bus back to shenzhen from Hong Kong, hope I don't catch too many fellow border hoppers at 6pm on a Monday, who wants to bet? Hoping for less than 30 minute wait in the customs line

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    Six weeks deep being a daddy, feeling I am a new man, responsible, inspired, motivated. I was a bit nervous honestly but just going with the flow and embracing this new chapter of my life. Blogged about it if curious on mikesblog.com/6weeks

  • Undercover video taken at the Hong Kong / shenzhen customs line,  entering into Hong Kong now,  the lines keep getting longer and longer.... Haven't crossed into Hong Kong since May 8! Trapped in mainland China for so long haha
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    Undercover video taken at the Hong Kong / shenzhen customs line, entering into Hong Kong now, the lines keep getting longer and longer.... Haven't crossed into Hong Kong since May 8! Trapped in mainland China for so long haha

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    Earlier today in huaqiangbei, Shenzhen... Chinese people can be so hard core. This is a true hustler

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