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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Attention – I’m not always on vacation!

In family friends, motivation by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

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, …

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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 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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Welcome Back To NEW YORK CITY!!

In usa by Michael Michelini11 Comments

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 arriving at the same time……tons …