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 Competition has been replaced by connection and collaboration.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.
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 InspireMeToday.com 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.
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?