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Full Week of Bull (Ox) Year

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 21- 27, 2021 Listen as audio here [2 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) Download full high res image Lot of things going on! I’m stuck in this apartment complex in the northeast of China but fascinated how much can be done fully online. What a world we live in. …

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Finally – Officially 2021 in China + Rest of the World!

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 14 – 20, 2021 Listen as audio here – 4 minutes long – (or scroll down for text) Want to watch the video of my kid’s welcoming in the year of the Ox (In Chinese?) – watch here For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, …

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Chinese New Year & Management Training

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Feb 7 – 14, 2021 Listen as audio here [2 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) What is Mike up to now this week: For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, Mike’s company (removing sensitive info) – here it is: Week Plan Feb 7 – …

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Stuck Between Solar + Lunar Holiday [Plus Management OKRs]

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Jan 31- Feb 6, 2021 Listen as audio here [2.5 minutes long] (or scroll down for text) January is this half “end of year” (with Chinese new year coming) and half “new year” (for the western world). Honestly, always look forward to getting through this “halfway” mix of Western (Solar) new year …

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Feels Like Flashback to 2010

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is Up to Now – Jan 24 – Jan 30, 2021 * It is my daughter Maggie’s birthday – turning five years old. Makes me realize how fast time is moving. There’s a lockdown here, so we’ll have a cake at home and just remember the day she was born. The vlog when she was born is …

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Grinding Into 2021, Come Out 10x

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to now – Jan 17 – 23, 2021 Honestly, I’m just so overwhelmed with work. I thought these lockdowns would slow things down but for the past year, it is busier than ever. All the “offline” is being replaced with tons of online meetings, calls, and work. COVID tests seem to be over/slowing down where …

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Balancing Free and Paid, Management vs Micro Management

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up To Now – Jan 10 – 16, 2021 * Preparing for third COVID test of 2021 (and fifth total) * Transitioning the Shadstone team to have proper management team and corporate structure (I gotta stop being the bottleneck and micromanager) * Overwhelmed with launching new Amazon brand (15 SKUs now and 15 in a few …

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2021: Quality over Quantity

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to – Jan 3 – 9, 2021 Gotta make sure to put the “1” in 2021. Many have said “good riddance” 2020. But I do feel 2021 will still be more lockdowns and virus and vaccine debates and implementation. Will adjust accordingly. Online work and ecommerce is what we do anyway. The few things we’re …

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Wrapping up 2020

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to now Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021 The new year always gets us excited. A fresh start is coming. And this year, many of us are excited to have 2020 behind us. As I mentioned in a recent vlog, planning for 2021 is a tough one. But here’s the rough idea this week: …

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People Check-ins For the New Year

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Michael Michelini up to now – Dec 20 – 26, 2020 * Year end “processing” and planning for new year * 1 on 1 calls with the team * Working on getting GFAVIP members into the best fit mastermind group for them. * Preparing webinar for SBO – ScaleByOutsourcing (Dec 29) * Deep in studying and creating content …

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Preparing Year End Team Meeting

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up To Now – Dec 13 – 19, 2020 * Adjusting to a non-Christmas feel in China. I don’t remember this in the past, but Christmas is essentially banned here – no decorations, no music. * I’m reviewing projects and doing team evaluations. We’ll have our year-end team call this week * There are a bunch …

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2020 Coming to a Close, Defining my Role

In now by Michael Michelini

Quick summary: * Defining my role and the leadership to revamp the org chart so it’s more clear in 2021 * Preparing a Christmas party for the team.  I’m thinking Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at 6pm. * GFAVIP mastermind is member-driven; have 4 mastermind leaders to help and will collaborate more with members for the community management tasks. * SBO …

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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 …