It’s Monday evening here in Manila, Philippines. I arrived on Sunday, and since then I’ve been adjusting to the time difference and revisiting the wonderful culture and cuisine here. Although I wasn’t too disappointed to be greeted at the airport with…
Krispy Kreme Donuts!

Yes, my hosts met me with a box of Krispy Kremes. One more reason why this is going to be a fantastic visit to Asia.

At the last minute, Margaret and I decided that she would stay behind. We’re doing some renovations on our home, and we both thought it  wise for her to be available to the contractors. Of course, this means that my hosts here have to put up with me alone – without her gracious presence. But as usual, they are taking great care of me.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I speak here. Then I’m off to Shanghai, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur to talk more about leadership and dreams. I’ll be back on American soil the first week of July.

This isn’t my first visit to this continent, and I truly love teaching in Asia. Even when I experience a language barrier, I can sense the hunger and desire to grow in everyone I meet.

In a few venues, I’ll get a chance to teach on the message of my book, Put Your Dream to the Test. The idea of  examining your dreams has connected in every culture I’ve shared it with so far. And I look forward to seeing people’s reactions here.

If you want to know more about Put Your Dream to the Test, you can use the “look inside” feature on

I’m trying to share some of my day-to-day experiences via Twitter. So be sure to follow me if you want to stay up-to-date.

Magandang gabi!

(“Good evening” in Tagalog)

(Yes, I had help with that.)

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