Tips for Finding Editors on Your Writing

In business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Finding Editors For Your Articles This is a question I received from Ricky in Shenzhen – how do you find quality English language editors? So, to be clear, a ton of what I write I don’t edit as much as I should. To me, I am writing these blogs to help people and if I put up more costs and …

Sunday Morning Hustle

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

It is Sunday morning. 7:30am and I am grinding. Some people like working at night – I enjoy working in the morning. Its much harder to get out of bed (wake up early) than to stay out of bed (go to sleep late) and you have much more discipline that way. Because if you work late – then how do …

This Blog Just Turned 10 Years Old!

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Amazing how fast time goes – I remember fumbling around with Blogger platform early in 2007 trying to figure out how to blog. I had build websites and was selling on my own e-commerce shops – but blogging, as a person – was still new for me. I was so shy to put my real name online. So shy that …

Tools I Use For Marketing A Blog

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So my friend Ted made me blush when he asked me for my tips and recommendations on marketing a blog. Instead of just answering him in Facebook messenger, I’m going to make a blog post out of it. Its About Your Reader, Not You This one I admit I have problems with on this blog. You should talk to your …

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Welcome Claire to the Team

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I’m excited to welcome Claire Chen to the Shadstone family! Her and I connected from the Global From Asia podcast- she is a regular listener (awesome!). She just graduated from MBA In the United Kingdom and was looking for opportunities back in China on her return – and we worked out a deal. I haven’t had someone on the team …

2017 Is The Beginning of a New Cycle

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Its a New Year – What’s the Plan? I’m really so excited for this year. One cool thing I heard from my friend QY on her Facebook is we are at the beginning of a new “cycle” (cycle of what, I’m not too sure) – but here it goes: 2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9 …

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2016 Year End Review

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(testing combining a blog post and a video blog as 1 WordPress post, feedback appreciated!) Technically today is Jan 1, 2017 – while it is always confusing me to make separate blog posts about last year and one for the coming year – I’m gonna merge them up in my morning brain dump today. Quarter 1 2016 – Full Time …

Backup Plan If Trump + China Gets Americans Kicked Out

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Sure, when I first decided to move (well, let’s say “travel” that became “live”) in China I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. And starting out in 2007 I for sure didn’t expect to be writing this blog post in late 2016 as a husband to a Chinese wife and father to 2 kids, living in Shenzhen. But like …

Already Thinking About 2017

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Let’s rock this. Halloween is over. I remember a joke I saw on Instagram, when the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, the pumpkins go away and the Christmas carols turn on in the department stores! Lol! Well, I am even more ahead of them – skipping the Christmas mindset and heading straight into new years. Are you ready? I remember …

Heading to Shanghai in Early September

In business, china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its been a bit over a year since I have been up to Shanghai – it is still one of my top cities in China to visit – maybe I’d go there more but the overseas internet just doesn’t work in China! So I will do all my “Shanghai” catching up in a quick one week trip. Speaking a Wechat …

Surrounding Yourself with Positive People

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If you ask most successful people how they achieved greatness, I am sure it is about surrounding themselves with good people. Life is really short, we cannot be experts at everything and therefore we have to have good people around us to fill in the gaps. We trust them for the information and recommendations they provide. They help us feel …

Longest Trip Ever – Being Away from Wife and Kids

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Typing this up from my friend’s office in Prague. He worked in my coworking space when he was visiting Shenzhen and now is returning the favor. So fortunate to have good friends around the world. But friends aren’t the same as family – especially when you are a new dad and have a 2 year old and a 5 month …

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Book Reflections: Obstacle Is the Way

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Just some Random Book Notes from Obstacle is the Way I just finished listening to the audio book “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday. I enjoyed the fact that I finished it over the past few days in Prague. Just helps me solidify what I learned. Taking long walks in new places and beautiful parks has been epic. …