Memories – Reading my First Journal from May 1997!

In family friends, motivation, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been digging through my old files and found my 3 journal books and 1 dream journal book – as well as some personality tests, and an old hard drive with my college memories on it! I flipped through the journals, considering having someone type them up for me. I remember the day I bought that blank book, hearing of businessman …

Live on A Deserted Island? Movie review – bare essentials

In travel by Michael Michelini2 Comments

No…. its not some porn guys!! Its a 1991 classic movie that I had watched a few times when I was younger, and last night I pulled out the VHS tape at the parent’s house (yup, I know, OLD SCHOOL!) and watched it. Still as great as I remember it…..and being in such a different position in my life, it …

More American Jobs with a Lower USD/RMB?

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Even though I’m “kinda on vacation” down in Florida with my family, I’m still keeping up with the daily news. All this news about the Chinese government artificially keeping the US dollar low versus their Chinese yuan (rmb) currency –> USD/RMB – or a higher Chinese Yuan (RMB) to a US dollar (RMB/USD). Today I read on the news: China …

Reflections from visit with nana, indirect pressure

In family friends by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Just arrived back home, my grandmother (nana) lives in the next retirement community so its a quick drive over. Spent some evening hours talking with her, and my 2 uncles – Uncle Steve and Uncle Gary. I was reminded how rough the USA economy still is……as my uncle Gary is still without a job and Steve is getting by. Nana …

Hi Mom and Dad – This is What I’ve been Upto…

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Had a really long talk with my parents down here in Florida….jeez, its crazy how complex life has become, I try my best to cover things via this blog, but maybe there is even more….how do people stay in touch? I guess the traditional, old fashioned way is daily phone calls in the evening, maybe for 30 minutes to an …

Just Watched The Movie “Rudy” for Inspiration

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

At my parent’s house and looked through the DVD collection, finding a classic and favorite of mine – “Rudy” – to inspire me this Sunday evening in Florida. Just been an overwhelming time for me going between all these countries and business developments, etc….just have to take a couple hours and get some motivational movies in. Rudy, the movie, man …

Next stop florida – exhausted from Puerto Rico

In family friends, travel by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Talk about a life in a fishbowl – a global fishbowl! I’m hustling and running from country to country, state to state….its exhausting. Wifi is non-existent (or out of my price range, sorry not paying for wifi in hotels), and blogging as I can as I setup my new Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone (tethering the internet to my laptop …

Attention – I’m not always on vacation!

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Heck, i’m like never really on vacation, always working and playing together…and I kinda have been stressing out lately (sure, I guess I’m always stressed!) but being back in USA is great, and fun and exciting. BUT I’M not on vacation!!!! So many people think that I’m here to relax – telling me to stop checking my phone, my email, …

Integrating Personal Life and Business Life

In business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I remember trying to separate personal and business. Trying to have the corporate name and websites be different from my personal name. There were a few reasons for it: 1) Too young – maybe I would be perceived as too young to own and operate a business, and if a potential customer saw that I was the owner, operator – …

New York is Still The Center of The World

In usa by Michael Michelini15 Comments

We can’t predict how our lives will turn out, and we shouldn’t force ourselves to be bound to what we think should happen. Coming into New York City last week, I thought I would spend a couple weeks here, travel around, meet friends, customers, potential deals, and then go to west coast and back to China / Philippines. Each day …

Weekend in Hoboken, New Jersey

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

After the wedding Friday night in Chinatown, came over to Hoboken, new jersey to spend some time with friends and see my university, Stevens Institute of Technology. Because everyone keeps asking me when I can meet them, I quickly setup a facebook event for Saturday – I didn’t have time to call people and invite one by one. Hustling back …

In New York Chinatown For a Chinese + Filipino Wedding!

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini18 Comments

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 down in chinatown since back …

The New York Hustle – Memory Lane

In usa by Michael Michelini4 Comments

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 to get back to sleep …

5 Ways I Stay Motivated

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

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…..to the opposite side of the spectrum when you’re losing sales, staff issues, and times when nothing seems to go right …

Welcome Back To NEW YORK CITY!!

In usa by Michael Michelini11 Comments

Haha, im back to USA! What a trip…..in the back of a jumbo jet with 4 huge chinese families…..kids running around, babies testing their new vocal cords…..so 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 arriving at the same time……tons …