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“From the time I was a child, I’ve lived my life in fear. What if I lose my job? What if I can’t pay the rent? What if I never find a wife? And so on… I’d greatly appreciate any insight on how I can let go of the fear and actually LIVE my life!” ~ Tim, Minneapolis, MN

Dear Tim,

As humans, we all deal with fear in one form or another. However, we can only focus on one thing at a time, so chose to focus on your dreams rather than the fear.

In other words, focus on what you WANT to achieve and take a step in that direction. When that little voice starts talking about doubt and fears, redirect your attention to your dream and what you WANT, rather than focusing on that which you fear.

Take one baby step each day, making plans and moving forward, focusing only on where you WANT to go. You’ll soon find that you’re living where you want to be and that the fear that held you back is a thing of the past. It all starts with focusing on what you want, despite the fear of life.

Gail Lynne Goodwin

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Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter.

Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006.

Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love.

Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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