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Another year in the books, turning 43 years old

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

Hard to believe I am turning 43 years old. My brain still feels like the 20s. Reflecting on last year, what an epic year of leveling up. Working on an entire new ecommerce protocol, pushing through re-building the Cross Border Summit, and trying my best to be a good husband and father all the while. Glancing in the mirror at …

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Won Top Prize at Web3 Spring Ideaton

In blog, Events, News by Michael Michelini

Been quiet lately on socials, just building and creating for the Loadpipe web3 ecommerce ecosystem – but felt it would be good to get out and network a bit so joined the pitch event at Spoke about the “Next Blue Ocean: Blockchain Ecommerce” and how Loadpipe and our first ecommerce marketplace on it, Hamza, will open the floodgates for a …

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6 Productivity Hacks That Have Been Life Changing

In blog, productivity, vlog by Michael Michelini

Mike has studied productivity a ton and even made a quick ebook at – (you can download free) Here he will give some pointers and make a quick video for Shadstone Ninjas. Think of the top 3 things you need to do the next day – and write it down (ideally on a journal – see below). The concept …

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Quick Taipei Trip For Handshake

In blog, Events, travel, vlog by Michael Michelini

On the road again, as I stamped out of Thai customs I realized I hadn’t left since October 2023! Half of me wanted to stay – saying goodbye to 8 and 9 year old children is really hard – every day with them is precious. Yet I am back on the road- this time typing up in Taipei, Taiwan for …

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2024: The Year Of Letting Go & Empowering

In blog, Events, motivation by Michael Michelini

The screenshot in today’s blog choked me up. For years (I’d say since 2020 covid lockdown) been actively working to take our Shadstone agency and build leaders and managers that can grow and operate without my “pushing”. Our team members are code named “ninjas” – yes Shadstone ninjas. There is a whole story about it and even made custom hoodies …

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Tunnel Temple Experience To Ring in 2024 (temple3)

In blog, motivation, travel by Michael Michelini

We are pushing ahead into a new year – and felt it was a great time to (1) bring my father-in-law to the temple experience at the request of my wife, and (2) prepare my mind for 2024 and the Loadpipe transition. You can check out the 2 previous temple experiences I have had at temple1 and temple2. This one …

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Unboxing: Plumepas Pampas Bouquet Set For Home, Office, & Wedding

In blog, business, e-commerce, vlog by Michael Michelini

Looking for some nice decor for your home, bathroom, office, or to use as wedding decorations? The Plumepas pampas bouquet set is what we are showing you today in this unboxing video. Made in Thailand, from various local farmers, and assembled and prepared at a specialized flower and dried grass facility, this is a combination of assorted flowers and grass …

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Elephant Sanctuary Group Trip & Experience

In blog, Events, vlog by Michael Michelini

Wrapping up the Cross Border Summit 2023 a few high level speakers and guests joined us for a Sunday morning trip to the Elephant sanctuary. Bright and early at 630am we met at the hotel lobby to take a 1 hour drive up into the mountains of Chiang Mai. Arriving approximately 8am, a welcome speech from the elephant sanctuary manager. …