Bring on the Year of the Rabbit (Do You Feel Lucky?)

In now by Michael Michelini

What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Jan 22 – 28, 2023

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Happy “rabbit year”. Feeling positive for 2023 so far, and having great discussions with our various partners and people we work with.

* This week China will be closed solid. Obviously still tons of work for me around the world.
* AI continued to having us review our entire workflow.
* Brands, products, growth on all sides.
* Events – HandyCon + CrossBorderSummit “warming up”. Chiang Mai meetup this saturday.

For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, Mike’s company (removing sensitive info) – here it is:

Week Plan Jan 22- 28, 2022 Shadstone Limited

Happy Chinese New Year – today is the first day – the year of the rabbit. Another “goodbye to last year” as many of us are excited to start fresh. With both Western and Chinese New Year behind us – feel more and more excited for a “fresh slate” year. Truly felt like last year was a big challenge for a lot of people around the world – and feeling good about this one to come.

David will be here in Chiang Mai until Tuesday (also my daughter’s birthday), then on to other parts of Thailand. Have had various business talks but more focused on personal discussions.

All of 2023 I’ve been so deep in the rabbit hole of AI and implementing it in our company – and last week was too deep into it for SMM tasks – AISMM – and started defining and outlining the SMM role from 11 different SOPs. Helping to further define what needs to be done and who needs to do it.

Also from 2023’s studying AI – really pushing me to focus on my strengths as well as our team’s strengths. We need to leverage this technology and focus our CREATIVE mind to stand out. If we are not willing or able to be CREATIVE – then we will not stand a chance in what is happening in the next phase of humanity.

Still defining this process – but if the “idea generation” is our bottleneck – that is my FAVORITE part and we will “make it rain” with idea generation.

Told David the same thing – that is my favorite – to create something from nothing. To generate an idea and to bring it to life. But my huge weakness is the “editing”, the “second draft”, the “details”- and if our team can support on those i’ll be happy as a pig in mud.

For other business things, mainly Amazon ecommerce, defining more products, researching, working out processes. With China closed, we have to figure out ways to use a studio and listing creation in the meantime. Also in Thailand working on more product manufacturing sources.

Events moving along, HandyCon is heating up with the community engaging, and Cross Border Summit I’m “over the edge” and venue 99% locked in, and speakers coming onboard, etc.

Just in general – still “scary” but feel the lucky rabbit year will help us, and the rest of the world. We have all been through such drama – and I think this is the year to make up for it.

As I say to many of you – thank you for being here with us. Most likely you can find other companies as you are all very talented – but let us keep on pushing and pushing and we will all make amazing things happen. I try my best to not just provide money at Shadstone, but to provide education and opportunity. Believe that is why you stay. And let us all ride this way to improve in 2023 and beyond.

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