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Developing A Leader’s Focus (BBSCI)

In blog, business by Michael Michelini

The journey of life never ends. This blog was used to be titled “Happiness in Pursuit: It isn’t where you are, it is where you want to go, and getting there”. We will never be “done”. There will always be something else to do. We need to accept that and live life. For me, I am often thinking of what …

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School Hunting for The Next Journey

In blog, vlog by designer

We’re approaching a year and a half here in Shenyang, China. And, the school situation is the main topic. The whole world has been locked down and we’re doing various forms of online and home schooling. We did find an in-person school in our neighborhood for the kids. But it is only for kindergarten. They call it a kindergarten prep …

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Got A Second Dose of Sinovac Vaccine

In blog, vlog by designer

Yes, still here in Shenyang City of China. I have been trying to make a trip down to Shenzhen (the south of China) for some Amazon FBA acquisition broker deals and general meetings. But now, the south is on a lockdown again due to an “India strand” of the Covid virus. So may as well get my second dose of …

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Father’s Day 2021, Missing my Dad, Being Best Dad I Can be

In blog by Michael Michelini

Writing a quick letter to my dad (well, Facebook message…) and as this is Mike’s Blog purpose – it is a place to share and let others connect and relate with me on a personal level. I miss my dad and mom and family. Living overseas in Asia – the hardest part is being separated from your family and friends. …

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Snacking in China with the Kids

In blog, vlog by designer

Just enjoying the Saturday “cheat day” and family day. Camille on the team inspired me to just have a laid back video blog today. We are all stressed STILL about lockdowns and other mayhem. But the family snuck out to a nearby mall that has a sauna/pool lounge we head to on a regular basis. Loaded up the bag with …

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Happy Birthday To Me – Turning 40!

In blog by Michael Michelini

Jeez, I feel I just posted on this blog when I was turning 30! And 31 And 35 Now I am here on this earth (aka blockchain) for 4 decades. Using that “AliveFor.com” daily and believe I am about halfway done. But I do believe medical technology is improving and may be able to double that. Or, put my brain …

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Top Tip For Sourcing From Factories

In blog, business by designer

“Be the expert for your product.” That was an important tip that Rico Ngoma gave when we talked about sourcing from factories. It’s true, a lot of entrepreneurs rely on the factories for expertise on their products when they should be the first and foremost experts when it comes to their own products. One must conduct research on how a …

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Virtual 40th Birthday Shot

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

My buddy Andrew and I were born in the same city hospital, 2 weeks apart. Our social security numbers are super close! He is turning 40 today. I’ll be 40 in a couple of weeks. We are getting old, we don’t even use Facebook or Whatsapp. We’re sticking to old school SMS (lucky I have Google voice). So, I shot …

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Listed Top 100 Asia Business Influencer

In blog by Michael Michelini

I was listed as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Asia. With all the chaos and all the hustle and grind, we need to step back and sometimes reflect. And, be recognized. I was excited to see that I was listed as one of the top 100 influencer in Asia business by Growth Asia: https://twitter.com/growthasiahq/status/1372013579520589825 https://growthasia.co/experts Listed as number …

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Tip for Those Working Online

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

How will it work? Will it really work? These are just some of the questions being raised about working online. Yes, it’s not the typical office set-up. But, with everything that’s going on in the world right now and more and more people are getting in on this work-from-home set-up, you just have to make it work for you. Here’s …

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Alignment and Being on the Same Page

In blog, vlog by designer

“The biggest problem about communication is the illusion that it has already taken place.” – Alexander Avanth This is definitely true! In the world where many are working online, communication is key. Always over inform as what Alex added. I mean, he’s right. We should always seek for our team, clients and all other parties involved in our business transactions …

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Working With Uncertainty

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

Uncertainty equals opportunity. This is what Alexander Avanth of Alpha Rock and I talked about before at the onset of the pandemic. There really is gold to be found in problems, especially online. Here’s more of what he had to say about this: