A friend of mine here in China, who also happens to be my church leader, is a management coach. He has lived here in China for 9 years. He has a blog that I have been following that I thought you might be interested in reading. He has some very positive, motivating posts. His name is Ed Britton. Check him out by clicking this link.
What I like about his blog posts is that they are very motivating. He gives ideas for how to aim high and pursue the best person we can be. I think you will find his posts very inspiring!