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Lack of Focus…my weakness…or strength?

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My whole life I have always been told I need to focus – and that saying “jack of all trades, master of none”…..but I just don’t listen…..I love being out of control, overwhelmed, and overworked That is what I loved about Deutsche Bank days on distressed debt….the insanity, the energy….too many phone calls to answer, information overflow……the hustle….making 2 pieces …

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Step into my office – is it adapting or changing oneself?

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOHHGDvz3Mo&hl=en&fs=1] Messing around with adding a watermark to a video for more videos – and used the inside of my office as a test video. Want to make some funny skit videos about the daily findings and business interactions I see here. I remember the high school yearbook signing days – and the notes “never change for anyone, ” never …

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Making Sales in China – Talk About Awkward!

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

man….not only am I a foreigner here…but now I am selling to Chinese…after pushing www.98products.com pretty hard getting some sample orders and small bar orders. I can do it….it is a price first, quality second game – but I can meet or beat most prices. The awkward part comes from my not being able to speak chinese….the customer in China …

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i’m finally “back”

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I can say this has been the hardest re-adjusting phase i’ve been through since maybe 1st day of high school….it was just a pile of things…came back to china – jet lag, tons of emails, questions, staff member quit while i was gone, congested/sick, and simply overwhelmed. Today definitely cleaned house, refocused, unpacked (yes a week and a half later) …

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Company Formation, Accounting, Placing more Bets

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met with my part time accountant again today – in China you have to file taxes every month for a business, not yearly like in USA…..so you almost need a full time in-house accountant / bookkeeper for this. I found Ping, on the far right, and Wendy, middle to help me with this. They are sisters and Ping is the …

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Last day in USA – San Diego – Appreciation for the US

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Spent the past few days in good ol’ san diego california! Amazing place…..really is a paradise. Bought some hippie and beach souveniers for my friends in China. Hard shopping for Chinese because everything is MADE IN CHINA!!!! My last full day in US for…who knows how long….and makes you realize how lucky people in the states are. I hope everyone …

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Toughest Sacrifice – Family Times

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Been spending time with my family in florida almost a week now – preparing to fly to San Diego tomorrow morning….and it really makes me wonder, and hope, that I am doing the right thing by moving so far from friends and family……I’m still young, I have to explore new lands, make my best effort to build a company, learn …

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Back to Florida – another horoscope

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My grandma always clips the horoscope from the newspaper on my birthday – and even a few months late, I always get it. haha – looking at this years and comparing to last’s – seems now the idea is to “pick something” and not to spend all my money. Again, like last year, it says don’t get pressured into it. …

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Action Packed New york city / jersey city / hoboken

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Above – spent a Sunday afternoon with my friend Laird and Carl – they’re happily married and expecting their first child…..amazing! spending past few days visiting coworkers, friends, and business associates. Trying to do 110% what is possible….upsetting some with overbooking myself…..realizing that I just can’t see everyone and do everything…only a few more days and then Chicago…… keep pushing …

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Back to USA – we need to consume less!

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Back in the USA for a week now – great meeting friends, customers, suppliers…. All I can do is read the news and look around. It makes me realize how the world is FLATTER and FLATTER China, India, emerging markets – aren’t emerging anymore They are developed lands, with people who are driving more, eating more, living more. I read …

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Success in Ningbo & Government Made Me Move my Bed!

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Today – back from the airport in Ningbo (delayed flight…from 7pm to 2am takeoff…back at 5am!!! is that allowed in USA??) Government came to my home office Friday, when I was in Ningbo and basically said to my staff that was there – “you can’t live in your office…office and house has to separate”….so what do I do….move to the …

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Strategy Game Plan – Next 6 Weeks

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Sundays are always my strategy evenings…reflecting on the past and looking to the future…..next 6 weeks are going to be jam packed and may as well publish it on the blog to see if I can cram even more!! Earlier this week – interviewing people for Chinese accounting position. Thursday May 22 to Sunday May 25 – NINGBO, China – …