Preparing to Return to China

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Preparing to Return to China Wow, that was fast – well – not really! Mike’s Blog 166 Mikesblog.com/chinareturn2018 Its that time again – time to board the flight and fly to the other side of the world – to China. This time I am ready to go back more than ever. The trip served the main purpose – kids to …

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip Yes, on top of all this madness – I’m going to Colombia for a couple days. Mike’s Blog 165 Mikesblog.com/visitcolombia While planning this USA trip, I have been in discussions in Global From Asia expanding to Colombia and South America. Claudia which helped out with the China business workshop in Florida is a podcast …

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Road trip with the Kids

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Road trip with the Kids On the road again…. Mike’s Blog 164 https://mikesblog.com/kidsroadtrip We are on the road. Sticking in Florida – China Business Workshop just wrapped up a bit ago and time to enjoy the weekend. No more bugging my parents for a ride, rented a car for the rest of the trip. Nancy my sister in law took …

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt Mike’s Blog 162 Well, been a few days now in Florida – and already missing Wendy, my wife. Still a big shocker on that hard decision to have to leave her by herself in Hong Kong International Airport and separate her from her kids for a few weeks. Sure, we can harp on this …

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Ready for Takeoff and Leaving Wife Behind?

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Ready for Takeoff and Leaving Wife Behind? Are you Ready For Takeoff? USA Here We Come – well most of us… Mike’s Blog 161 Last minute preparations. Did we pack everything we needed? Missing anything? Got both the kids so at least we won’t do another bad sequel to the Home Alone series (but hey, Home Alone: China edition could …

My Chinese Sister is Coming to America

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It’ been a lot of preparing for the USA trip in Feb. The China business Workshop is shaping up well in Miami. Andy Church from Insight-quality.com will be also sharing his experiences there too. We have been so excited here. My sister in law Nancy- just got her USA visa. Booked the same flight as us and will be headed …

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Sometimes Doing Things You Don’t Like to Do

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Sometimes Doing Things You Don’t Like to Do Woke up at 4:30am today – which is early even for me (I’m a 5:30am riser). Set the alarm on my watch (still using a Pebble!) as well as asked the hotel receptionist to call me. A bit nervous. Mike’s Blog 158 You know that feeling, when you wake up and the …

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Team Development

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Team Development It is all about the team. Mike’s Blog 157 Damon commented on a recent video blog (the stress vlog) that it is all about collaboration. I totally agree there – and community – and team. Today, while here in Cebu, I spent time with team development. Making sure people have the tools and knowledge is critical, and a …

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Back in Good Ol’ Philippines

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Back in Good Ol’ Philippines Mike’s Blog 156 Welcome back (insert sound clip of the Welcome back pop song). Philippines is always a nice place to come back to. Well – I think most would agree the traffic is not the best part – and unfortunately something you need to accept and deal with as soon as you leave the …

Going to USA – Feb 1 – 18, 2018

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It has been over 2 years since I’ve been back to America. Time is flying, and it was October 2015 when Wendy, Miles, and I had stepped foot on American soil (sounds so obscure!). My daughter Maggie hasn’t even visited yet. So that is about to change. In February 2018, during Chinese New Year, we are taking the whole family …

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Taking a Tour of Hua Qiang Bei, Shenzhen, China

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Taking a Tour of Hua Qiang Bei, Shenzhen, China Mike’s Blog 142 When you get a group of amazing people together, exponentially awesome things happen. Since we had the Cross Border Matchmaker coming up, why not organize a tour of the electronics marketplace center of the world – Hua Qiang Bei? And we did just that – some of the …

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Keep Going When Others Say To Stop

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Keep Going When Others Say To Stop Mike’s Blog 138 On the way to Bangkok, and bumped into Winson on the airplane – pretty awesome. Both heading to the DCBKK conference – one that always pushes me every year to break limiting beliefs and just do it. Which leads me into this blog topic – keep going when others say …