Dreaming Castles in the Air, Motivational Pep Talk!

In motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Sunday afternoon, trying to motivate myself for the upcoming week. I like to use Sunday as a way to reflect on the week before, and make a nice plan for the upcoming week. I like motivational and moral poems, and love to share (https://mikesblog.com/tag/moral-lessons via this blog tag. The most popular blog post here has been Story of 2 fisherman, …

Pair Of Old Shoes – Motivational Poem

In motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I’m still on email forwarding lists (ie Attila!) but every once in a while I get a great one (every 10 – 20 hehe). This one has caught my interest, a poem about a rich student who wants to play a joke on a poor farmer….only to realize the real meaning of life and giving. Here goes: Pair of Old …

Return of the Geeks, Have Their Fun Later in Life

In usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I consider myself always as semi geek, semi cool…..I played on both sides when in high school, and learned to be flexible and deal with many personalities. I am not afraid to make fun of myself, maybe its a sign I’m getting old! I also blogged about how us “social media” online people are a bunch of nerds! There have …

Motivational Poems from my Dad

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

My dad is one of my top blog readers, I am in a way glad he reads it, but at the same time I cannot spend more time talking to him and with him in person…being over here in Asia has been great, but there are some irreplaceable memories I am missing out back home in America I am sure. …

Hong Kong Fashion Night, Feeling of Not Belonging

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Yesterday was another action packed day, leaving Hong Kong approx 7am to head into Dongguan, China. The day was a typical day in my “new life”, working with the Chinese staff in the dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, checking over websites, inventory, products, interviewed some new job applicants. On the way back to Hong Kong in the evening, we picked up …

5 Regrets When People Are About to Die

In motivation by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Read this poem on facebook today from my friend Layheon Tan . Imagine….this amazing woman Bronnie Ware who wrote this…sharing her experiences with people who are about to die….listening to people on their deathbeds….imagine that…..imagine the perspective on life ….how your outlook on life must change….seeing people discuss the things they wish they had done before they died. These are …

Motivational Life Poem – I am Blind…Please Help

In motivation by Michael Michelini21 Comments

Just received this forwarded email from my friend Attila, and instead of re-forwarding these emails, I blog about them. This one really did move me….and it makes all of us really think about what life priorities are all about. Here goes, then I’ll blab a bit afterwards: A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat …

Daddy Can I Borrow 75 Pesos – Poem About Life

In motivation, philippines business by Michael Michelini25 Comments

Relaxing (finally) this weekend and reading my facebook feed, seeing Maritess’s share, I saw this great poem passed around in the Filipino “circle of friends”, and while it is talking in Peso currency, that really isn’t the point. Its an AWESOME poem you have to read, and great for a Sunday afternoon inspiration. Daddy, Can I Borrow 75 Pesos? A …

Your Youth Never Dies – Poem

In motivation by Michael Michelini11 Comments

This is a great poem passed down to me. Why does being a grown up adult have to make you a “fuddy duddy” boring person? Hands on a window pane Watching some children laugh and play They’re running in circles With candy canes and French braids Inspired to question What makes us grown-ups anyway? Let’s search for the moment When …

Poem about Poor People

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini18 Comments

Hope this is an eye opener for some of us…..read it then I’ll put in my 2 cents….. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what …

Don’t Quit – Poem from Adi

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I love it when my friends tell me they enjoy reading the blog. I just like to tell my life story online, and it helps me get down on paper the ideas and feeling in my head, it also allows others to get inspired, or a LAUGH, then that is amazing to me. My friend Aditya Damodaran whom I went …

How Do You Live Your Dash?

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini22 Comments

my father just emailed me a scanned copy of this, and it really makes you think….want to share it and reflect a bit. I’ll type it out if you have trouble reading it: Subject: How Do You Live Your Dash? I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates …

Story of 2 Fishermen – Life Lesson?

In corporate world, motivation by Michael Michelini42 Comments

With all the things I’ve been getting involved with, I think back to an interesting story…I think it was good, reliable, relaxed friend Scott Katin. Well, before I start reflecting on it, let me do my best to re-write it here. ============================= Story of 2 Fishermen 2 fishermen are sitting in on a quiet beach, each day they catch fish, …