In New York Chinatown For a Chinese + Filipino Wedding!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 18 2010 | Comments (18)

Back in america for 3 days and my friend Sarah thought it would be funny to have me go to a wedding where theres a chinese guy marrying a filipino girl – as those are the 2 places im frequenting these years…. The wedding took place in chinatown, obviously…and it had been my first time […]

The New York Hustle – Memory Lane

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 17 2010 | Comments (4)

Doesnt feel like its been 2 and a half years since ive been here…..spending the past couple days here it feels like i just left yesterday…… Since i am jet lagged (strange because im used to switching from day to night shift so often) i have been waking up early around 630am and not able […]

5 Ways I Stay Motivated

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 16 2010 | Comments (2)

I think one of the most critical parts of running your own small business is to STAY MOTIVATED. It is definitely an emotional roller coaster….riding the highs of a great sales day, having everything fit perfectly and operations moving smoothly… the opposite side of the spectrum when you’re losing sales, staff issues, and times when […]

Welcome Back To NEW YORK CITY!!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 16 2010 | Comments (11)

Haha, im back to USA! What a trip… the back of a jumbo jet with 4 huge chinese families… running around, babies testing their new vocal cords… much for getting sleep on the plane. Arriving in nyc…..45 min late……the customs line was outrageous….like a circus, literally – there must have been a plane from italy […]

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 […]

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