Moving To China

IMG_4734After years of studying and writing about Lao Tze the time has come to delve deeper. This August I’ll be moving to Zheng Zhou China. My wife Denise, has taken a job as an elementary principal. It’s at a newly create American elementary school with 1st and 2nd grade children. Denise has been a principal for many years and is an expert working with English Language Learners.

Zheng Zhou is a city of 10  million people in the Henan province. Lao Tze was supposedly born and raised there 2500 years ago, 150 years before Socrates.The Henan province is considered the birth place of Chinese society. We’re going to be in the thick of it.

China is not America, it’s world a way geographically and culturally. But it’s also a terrific opportunity to learn about another culture upfront and in person. It provides professional opportunities for each of us. Travel opportunities as well. 

I’m uncertain what I’ll exactly do in China. Certainly the Sales Babble podcast will continue and I’ll keep working on the book “Selling With Confidence for Start-ups” and the “Tao Te Ching of Sales”.  But as Lao Tze wrote “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”  It’s the trip that matters and the people with you. Denise is the best travelmate ever.

To stay in tune to our travels you can read more at Denise’s blog at Journey of a Thousand Miles

 

3 Replies to “Moving To China”

  1. Hey Pat,

    I’m prepping for vacation next week, but would you be available to get together early July?

    Mike On Jun 14, 2016 3:29 PM, “The Tao Te Ching of Sales” wrote:

    > Pat Helmers posted: “After years of studying and writing about Lao Tze the > time has come to delve deeper. This August I’ll be moving to Zheng Zhou > China. My wife Denise, has taken a job as an elementary principal. It’s at > a newly create American elementary school with 1st and” >

  2. Hey Pat – I’m so happy for you. What an opportunity. Thanks for all your hard work and efforts to help us. I wish you all the best and looking forward to hearing about your travels. Love the quote – no intention of arriving – I feel I’m still traveling! Mike

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