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We live in exciting times. Over the last couple of decades, we’ve shifted from “me” to “we”. Competition has been replaced by connection and collaboration. Gone are the days when winning was the most important thing.

In today’s global economy, we’ve evolved from the experiences of our past and are now looking for something deeper, something more sustainable and something more meaningful. Being authentic, building trust and sharing resources to create situations where everyone wins far exceeds the “me, me, me” philosophy that was dominant in the 80’s and 90’s.Istock 000012148264Xsmall

This past week I had the perfect tangible example of the power of collaboration. I spent the week in San Francisco and Los Angeles, interviewing Luminaries for and for my upcoming book, Embrace Crazy and connecting with people who share our passion to bring the Global Hug Tour to the world. It was an incredible, intense week- and perhaps one of the most successful I’ve ever had.

What made it that way was the outreach of several people, opening their hearts and their list of contacts to truly connect and collaborate. The feeling of “What’s in it for me” was replaced by “How can I be of service”… and the results were astounding. I am extremely grateful to my generous friends and want to share this experience with others- because it is easily duplicatable for you too.


The greatest gift we have to offer to one another isn’t a check or anything material, but rather, the gift of our attention, our presence and our support. When we ask others for help and ask how we can be of service to them, we create a spark that can light the greatest of fires.


Sometimes a simple introduction to someone who is walking a similar path can propel both parties to greater success- without taking anything from either one. Resources and wisdom can be shared to create greater success for both, all from just connecting and collaborating with one another. Who do you need to connect with to pave your road to success? Who can you greatly assist with a simple introduction?


One plus one no longer equals two- but rather, it equals eleven. When we come together we beckon the powers of the Universe and create what Benjamin Franklin called “an unseen third party” that brings energy and wisdom to the project. We’re not meant to do it alone, so reach out and collaborate.
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Today, I invite you to consciously reach out to another with an attitude of service and connect and collaborate. Ask what you can do for another with no expectation of anything in return. Look around your circle and see who you can connect together to create benefit for both parties. Doors will open and miracles will be born from such selfless love. It takes so very little from us to give so much to another.

The time is here. The time is now.

Ask. Connect. Collaborate.

I know it works and I look forward to hearing your success stories too. So, let’s start this right here, and right now…. how can I be of service to you today?

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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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