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Year End HR Upgrade

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up to – Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2020 * Preparing for the new Amazon brand to launch in Jan. 2021 – preparing all the product details, bank account, seller central account * GFAVIP Mastermind Session 1 this Tuesday Dec. 1 at 7pm – working on fostering leaders. * Scaling up more SEO and content marketing …

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Snowy Shenyang Thanksgiving Week

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to – Nov 22- 28, 2020? Cold and snowy! That’s how it is here now. I’m ordering special computer gloves as my fingers are too cold to type and giving me a case of “fat finger”. Here’s a bit of the work week: * Webinar on Tuesday 8pm HK time on Scale By Outsourcing. I …

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Sharing, Coaching, Creating

In now by Michael Michelini

What’s Mike Michelini up to now – Nov 15 – 21, 2020 Really feel like 2021 is just around the corner – especially once we hit Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Let’s make the most of the rest of this insane year and double down for an amazing 2021. * Working on my salesmanship skills, know it is my …

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Practice Being a Coach To The Team

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up To Now? Nov 8 to 14, 2020 * Kids back in full time school in November (ya, I just found that out on Nov 1, ha!) and I do the English teaching once they are out of school before dinner. As the only foreigner here, I’m trying to keep the English classes going as well …

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Growing the CCC (content community consulting)

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Is Upto Now Nov 1 – 8, 2020 * Still in Shenyang China. No short term plan to go anywhere for now – I home school a couple hours a day and other family members help for a few other hours. * Focused on the 3 C – consulting, community, content – in the ecommerce and cross border …

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Upgrading Podcast to Live Stream

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Upto Now – Oct 25 – Oct 31, 2020 Focusing on content as that is our core strength and making GFA podcast into a live streaming weekly show. This Thursday 7pm HK time will be our third one (but more prepared one as we have been still testing) with Sharon Gai from Alibaba talking about how SME …

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Feeling the Flow

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to – Oct 18 – 24, 2020 * Home schooling kids in afternoons again – just wasn’t happy w/ various parts of the kindergarten. And I enjoy going through a book (I have a structure now) and also doing interactive creative creation projects on youtube with them. * Global From Asia will be 7 years …

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Connecting Community + Team

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Oct 11 – 17, 2020 Theme: the regular: online team / online systems development, GFAVIP community, website/ecommerce network building Personal: Pulling kids out of kindergarten Mother in law’s birthday The quick bullet points: * Welcoming more GFAVIP members, Angelica our community manager really getting great at supporting this. As well as Cheryl on client …

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Working During Golden Week

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to – Oct 4 – 10, 2020 In the middle of Golden Week here in China. Thursday and Friday last week things were shut down. Hong Kong opens up for business Monday this week, but Mainland China still closed til Thursday. I work online and mainly with the Western world so no changes for me …

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Re-Building to Fully Online community

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Up To Now – Sept 27, 2020 If I can be honest, got close to burn out again last week. Just feel like “almost there” but then a pile of new projects and tasks and emergencies come. Have been meditating twice daily now (been doing mornings since 2014, but last month added mid-day) which helps. Still, I …

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CRMs, Online Events, Online Teams

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up To now – Sept 20 – 26, 2020 Quick bullet points: * Kids seem to be adjusting to full time school ok. Was a little rough making new friends, etc but going ok. * Studying deeply online event workflows and systems. Testing out one and been getting great feedback, plan to roll it out in the …

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Need To Learn To Let Go, Preparing to Sell

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Up to Now? Sept 13 – 19, 2020 Burning out a little bit towards the end of last week – just a ton of projects from content to migrations, to IT integrations for clients and our own – just feels like everyone is getting used to the “new normal” of 100% online and pushing the limits. Luckily …

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Diving Deeper into Technical Marketing Automation & Integration

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike is Up to Now – Sept 6 – 12, 2020 Kids going to full time Kindergarten, giving me a lot more time to work in the afternoons now. Realizing how much time it was taking, miss it already – but glad they have the social part of school. Stripped out more blog posts from this blog – as …

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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 …