Its Still About Surrounding Yourself with Positive People!

In family friends by Michael Michelini13 Comments

I came to New Haven, Connecticut today to visit my good friend Scott Katin, who I’ve known since like 3 year old nursery school, traveled across country with in 2003, and have been in touch regularly via AOL IM while I’m overseas. We hiked up West Rock Mountain, which is right next to his new house here, and chit chatted. …

Gotta Remember To Be The Man In The Arena

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I still think of that poem: the man in the arena. I love it, it is so representative of living as a bootstrapping small business owner in today’s global world. Sure, maybe I am a bit more extreme, unfocused, and impatient then other entrepreneurs and small business owners….but the current environment is the same. It’s a fight, it’s a struggle, …

Startup Entrepreneurs Pitching Their Dreams, Their Passions

In business, usa by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Was invited by a Stevens Tech friend to FundingUniverse.com’s CrowdPitch event, the first one its had in the New York City area. It is quite an interesting concept, like the “American idol for Entrepreneurs” they have a panel of judges that moderate and critique the entrepreneurs pitching their business, with an audience voting (with fake money) on which of the …

When Family + Business Collide – A new born baby while running a business

In corporate world, travel, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Met my good friend, Mike Andrews today, who went to Stevens Tech with me, at his company Hudson Digital Systems for internet marketing training and SEO consulting for his business. Again, trying to use public transportation has been difficult…looked to take a train to West Paterson, NJ but so many connections for only 16 miles….he ended up picking me up …

Taking That Return Flight to Hong Kong…

In motivation, travel by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Maybe my friends reading this are getting a bit frustrated with me….but now I have decided to take the flight back to Hong Kong (ie China / Philippines) I have been thinking about this since the wedding this weekend…and I guess I have a lot of explaining to do! When I first landed in new york JFK airport a bit …

My dream last night

In motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I think it was a few dreams together, waking up and going back to sleep I was in the Philippines, and I was on a skype phone from a room I had never been in before. I was talking to Andrew that I had given up newyorkbarstore. He was telling me its ok, and that I tried the best I …

Awesome Indian Wedding for Tayan

In family friends by Michael Michelini7 Comments

More cultural experiences the past few days in Virginia / Maryland for one of my best friend Tayan Patel’s wedding. This wedding was the main reason for my coming back to America, my trip back was long overdue, but I couldn’t miss this once in a lifetime occassion. Arriving here Friday for the barbeque, I was able to finally meet …

Riding an Emotional Rollercoaster

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini18 Comments

My family has a history of bipolar disorder. When I was younger, I went to a psychiatrist to see if I had signs of bipolar. The doctor said it wasn’t likely I had it, and that maybe by my mid-twenties if I didn’t have it, then most likely it wouldn’t show up. I never was admitted to a hospital for …

Best bus ride ever

In travel by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Best bus ride ever I am on my way to Tayan’s wedding in Virginia, and am still terrified to get on a bus after my worst bus ride ever, globally but had to “man up” and get down there. I coulda waited till tomorrow and rode down with Giuseppe and Maria, but wanted to get down on Friday for the …

People Watch Too Much TV in America!

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini12 Comments

I guess I never really was a big TV watcher, back when I was younger, maybe in grade school, I remember getting my first computer, a 25 MHZ PC (I am not so techy now, back then it seemed easier) and Brian and William helped me overclock it to 33MHZ and upgrade RAM. Anyway, I would work on my computer, …

Maybe I’ve Been in China Too Long – Readjusting to USA

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini6 Comments

A few times while I’ve been back in America, my friends have had to slow me down and remind me “dude, you’re not in China anymore”. And not just my friends reminding me, but my finding out myself. Here are some of the bullet points (better then boring paragraphs of text, right) Mistakes are more expensive in America – I …

The Main Thing Holding you back is YOU!

In usa by Michael Michelini8 Comments

As I run all over the place like crazy, of course I am getting frustrated. And some things don’t go as I planned, and I get angry – but there is a saying “A man can fail, but he isn’t a failure until he blames someone else.” – J. Paul Getty I have tried my best to constantly repeat this …

Daddy Can I Borrow 75 Pesos – Poem About Life

In motivation, philippines business by Michael Michelini25 Comments

Relaxing (finally) this weekend and reading my facebook feed, seeing Maritess’s share, I saw this great poem passed around in the Filipino “circle of friends”, and while it is talking in Peso currency, that really isn’t the point. Its an AWESOME poem you have to read, and great for a Sunday afternoon inspiration. Daddy, Can I Borrow 75 Pesos? A …

What a week between Connecticut, New York, New Jersey

In business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Running around like a maniac, seriously. If I didn’t have data on my mobile to chat and check email I would be so screwed, at least my business would be, so I am fortunate to have “bitten the bullet” and gotten an unlimited data plan a couple weeks ago. Being that its Friday, and I’m stuck sitting on a PATH …