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Oh – That Video Where I Was On Beijing TV

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Oh – That Video Where I Was On Beijing TV Remember a couple video blogs ago I mentioned that hard and awkward question I got from the Beijing TV reporter? Mike’s Blog 181 Well, the TV show was released – and we were lucky enough to get permission to re-publish it on our blog here. This one has been cut …

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Comparing Yourself To Others

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Comparing Yourself To Others Mine is better/bigger than yours It’s probably something my kids are discussing as I type this… Mike’s Blog 179 Humans, we are very interesting creatures. One of the bigger issues I have with myself and probably everyone on the planet is how we compare ourselves to each other. Why can’t we simply enjoy our life and …

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Make Amazing Things Happen

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Make Amazing Things Happen That’s a Wrap! Mike’s Blog 178 So the third annual Cross border Summit is complete. I’m still recovering after an intense 4 days (yes, this event has expanded!) and reflecting on what has happened. Of the many event organizers I talk to, we all seem to say the same thing – the event itself doesn’t make …

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Taking a Canton Fair Trip

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Taking a Canton Fair Trip Let’s check out one of the biggest product trade shows in the world. Mike’s blog 177 Right after the Cross border Summit – we took a few people for an additional (ie upsell!) trip to the Canton Fair. It was the first time we have tried adding a trip after the summit, and while we …

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Listen, Learn, Grow

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Do you listen? Do you learn? Do you grow?   LLG   A new thing?   Mike’s Blog 176   We are entering a new phase here at Global From Asia. This is the week of Cross Border Summit – our annual conference – and the third annual. Think by the third time of something you kind of get the …

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Image Is Everything

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Image Is Everything Working on image and your online brand. Mike’s Blog 175 I have great friends, who give me those hard to hear talks. Basically I need to show off my “cool lifestyle” more. I am too raw and I am not showing the glamor and the good life. Had a private session with a friend over the weekend, …

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Trying Something New – VR!

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When we stop growing, we start dying. Always need to be doing new challenges and this one seems really exciting. Mike’s Blog 173 We all get comfortable. I think it is human nature to settle / nest into a home and routine. Our animal instincts. But in order to stand out and “get ahead” we need to always find a …

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Why Asia is the Best Place To Raise Kids?

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Since being back in Asia, I’m feeling much more appreciative that my kids are here. Mike’s Blog 172 My buddy Ryan McGuire commented on a recent Facebook video about how these videos are inspiring him and it is hard to believe it is done while also living in China with 2 kids. Today I’ll weigh in on that. The past …

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What Are Your 5 Values?

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What Are Your 5 Values? Mike’s blog 171 Wrapping things up here in Saigon and one big takeaway is defining your own values. For yourself and then your  business- which hopefully align. John Logar is an amazing speaker and giver in general – have seen him speak a few times now and he just never fails to put a ton …

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Back To Business In Saigon

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Back To  Business in Saigon Just can’t seem to stop hearing about this place Things are booming in Saigon, Vietnam! Mike’s Blog 170 Less than a year ago I took my first trip to Saigon, aka HCMC and this place is growing like crazy. Got an early bird ticket to DCxSGN a few months ago and honestly forgot about the …

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Enjoy a Night Out With The Fam

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Who needs a reason to go out and stay in a nice hotel with the family? Mike’s Blog 169 mikesblog.com/familynightout Pretty much this is great timing. I need a night out – and as always – mixing family and business. Hard Rock Cafe (and hotel) is opening up in Shenzhen and invited us over. Thanks Matt from Shenzhenparty.com for the …

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How Do You Deal With Overwhelm?

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How Do You Deal With Overwhelm? Mike’s blog 168 Chinese New Year is OVER – and there is like a floodgates being opened. Mostly in Wechat (as everyone in China basically lives in Wechat). Imagine its around Jan 1 (well let’s say Jan 3) and everyone is excited for new ideas and projects they were thinking about over the holiday …

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Back in Asia! Both New Years are Over. What is Up?

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Back in Asia – Both New Years Are Over – What Is Up! So we are in 2018 and in the Chinese New Year of the Dog – finally a full “new year” I’m getting over jet lag – pro tip – don’t take kids on international flights. Make adults travel, not kids! Actually Maggie is still not fully adjusted …

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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 …