Motivational Poem – Enjoy Your Coffee This Morning!

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Happy Friday, about 6pm here and I’m off my morning coffees, but I thought it would be good to get it out for USA time zone Friday mornings, get some fresh eyes on this poem my Chinese friend sent me today. Read below, I’ll add my perspective after: Enjoy your coffee this morning! A group of alumni, highly established in …

Pair Of Old Shoes – Motivational Poem

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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 …

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 …

Sometimes Just Feel Like It’s a Constant Hail Mary

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Maybe its because I spread myself too thin. Maybe because I feel the odds are against me. Because I’m traveling alone, and currently don’t have any business partners to “share the pain” but I am constantly hustling and trying to make things happen when I feel totally cornered What is a Hail Mary? Well, it’s a football term when the …

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 …

Gotta Remember To Be The Man In The Arena

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I still think of that poem: the man in the arena. I love it, it is so representative of living as a bootstrapping small business owner in today’s global world. Sure, maybe I am a bit more extreme, unfocused, and impatient then other entrepreneurs and small business owners….but the current environment is the same. It’s a fight, it’s a struggle, …

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 …

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 …

Everyone wants to be a Billionaire – And then What?

In motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

So many people dream to become rich, multi millionaires. But whats the point…really…..all your problems in life will simply go away? Another annoying thing is people choose a job based on salary…..I can admit I have done that in the past, working at Deutsche bank, it was one of the highest paying offers, but then again, I didn’t want to …

The Road Not Taken – Inspirational Poem

In motivation by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Sunday, as always to me, is a reflectionary day – and my mom (well my dad emailed it as my mom doesn’t like using computers, hah) and I guess she knows from my blog that I am thinking a lot about future and strategy and shares poems with me from time to time for my motivation. The road not taken, …

The Man In The Arena

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini13 Comments

I am loving this, friends keep on passing along more motivational excerpts they use in their business motivation. A friend Paul Chong recently passed the below along to me in an email: The struggle is beautiful… The Man in the Arena is the title of a speech given by Teddy Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, …

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 …