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Building Internal Tools First

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Up To Now – Aug 30 – Sept 5, 2020 Summer is OVER and it is getting chilly here in Shenyang, China. Did “leave the 3 block radius” yesterday and went to a zoo with the kids. Released a turtle into the wild which felt great. So what am I upto now? Just basically grinding online. No …

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Building a Business Like a Bamboo Forest

In now by Michael Michelini

Quick bullets: * more systems, company handbook, software migrations * re-starting the personal branding content * Expat Philippines site re-structure * hiring and optimizing the writer system * hiring and onboarding a sales team Longer form: This lockdown has forced me to really focus on the systems and the team. I feel this is the most important part for a …

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Doubling Down on Content & Our Team

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To Now – Aug 16 – 22, 2020 Yup, still here in Shenyang, China. Have barely left the 2 block radius of this apartment complex in a couple weeks. Working online – so fortunate almost all of our work is online (except those events). Making a ton of new tools and systems for the internal team …

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Improving Internal Systems

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up to Now – Aug 9, 2020 for the here and “now” * Yes, still here in Shenyang, China. No travel plans, but do any of have those these days? * Online content creation – trying to scale it up even more across more websites with more of our team. * Delegating more of the SEO tasks …

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Mini Vacation in China (Yes, in today’s Climate)

In travel, vlog by designer

Been quite some time since last vlog, feels strange even recording and typing it up. A bit rusty with the video came – hope you can enjoy! A few of you have been missing the videos – but I do not want to just make videos for the sake of making videos. The point of the vlog is when I …

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Clarity in Community and Content

In now by Michael Michelini

You may notice if you visit MikesBlog – a lot has been stripped out. We are spinning off various sections of the site to standalone sites. XML blogger Templates – for those who are into blogger templates, we made a fully dedicated site for those at XMLbloggertemplates.com and would love your feedback on that. If you have your own template, …

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Sticking It Out in China (for now)

In now by Michael Michelini

What Is Mike Up To Now – July 26 – Aug 1, 2020 Can you believe we are almost into August. Well, it does feel like summer here in Shenyang – much hotter than I expected. And yes, I am still here in China. Even with the Chinese embassy in Houston closing and the American embassy in Chengdu, I’m still …

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The Quiet Grind

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To Now * Still here in Shenyang, a few friends/ business associates have tempted me to travel down to South China (Shenzhen, etc) but really just avoiding travel right now. Was so hard to get back to my family do not want any more unnecessary risks. * Being a website geek – more and more content, …

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Further Teambuilding July 12 – 18, 2020

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To Now – July 12 to 18 2020 Just grinding away here on my laptop in North China. * Website building and optimization * Global From Asia content (as always) * Working hard at getting the team to work as a TEAM. Putting more SOP in place for website making and optimizing. Week Plan July 12 …

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Mid 2020: Focused on Content and Affiliate Sites

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To Now – July 5 to 12 2020 Still here in Shenyang. Feels strange for someone like me to have not gotten on a plane for 3+ months. But feel that may be skipping the planes for even longer maybe the rest of the year. Quick bullet points: * Content site building – doubling down on …

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Content Site Building Mode: ON

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Is Up To Now – June 28 – July 4, 2020 Quick bullet points: * Select consulting clients – last couple weeks was talking to quiet a few people on consulting projects, have a couple great clients and not actively seeking new projects now. * Investing in our own website portfolio- our team is experts on content and …

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Halfway Through 2020: What Mike’s Up To NOW

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Up To Now – June 21 – 27, 2020 Real fast: * Enjoying father’s day with the wife and kids. Grateful that I am with them. And sending my deepest regards to those around the world separated from their family due to these troubling and challenging COVID times. * Sending out more and more marketing / content …

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What Is Mike Up To Now – June 14 – 20, 2020

In now by Michael Michelini

What Is Mike Up To Now – June 14 – 20, 2020 * Just tons of content creation as always, really working to standardize and scale the process more. * Loadpipe, team building. Hope to confirm Ray on the team as our Project manager. * Working on more projects this week for content creation and building For those who want …

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What’s Mike Up To – June 7-13, 2020

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelin Up To – June 7 – 13, 2020 It is all about team, investing more and more into the team – finding the right people, developing them as best I can. What has been something I am working on more is allowing the team to work without me in the middle. * Training Anne, new on-site …