I posted my Conscious Business Collaboration logo for this post, because to me this is what our Global internet is all about...
Alex Mandossian today via his Facebook page posted a GREAT POST.
He shared this link:
5 Tools for Turning Social Media Relationships Into In-Person Connections
Alex Mandossian's Facebook Page
Alex replied with this comment "your story is so inspirational! I hope that you share this story with as many people as you can, because it is true! You can make some of the best connections with strangers, you just have to be open to meeting them and put the fear away."
So here is what I wrote:
"I travel all over interviewing and promoting speaks, authors, musicians etc... and I have to say some of most amazing stories have started with Social Media Sites like FB and Twitter where somebody has reached out to me or I them, and a conversation gets started... One in particular when I was living in Hawaii for 3 yrs. I had a client whom we had been talking via phone for over 3 yrs and worked together for over 3 yrs and when I just recently moved back to CA and had the opportunity to fly to Florida to interview some speakers and she just happened to live only 30 minutes from where I was going to be we met for the very first time and it was AMAZING... It was like I have known her my entire life... The initial HUG was magical and the conversation was like WHY on earth didn't we do this before... So many people are afraid to met complete strangers, I have flown all the way across the US to meet some people... Bottom line YOU Never know, follow your intuition, some of the most amazing Relationships, friendship, business and other come out of the wonderful world of Social Media and the internet... At the end of the day I live my life from the mindset of Sharing, Collaboration, and Team work and from there anything can be achieved... and some wonderful relationships that can be live Transforming... Enjoy the Journey..."
I would like to add to that, that when I lived in Santa Monica, before
I moved to Hawaii for 3 years, I used to have a 3bed/3bath place and
I would always LOVE to post an ad on Craigslist for my spare room for
World Travelers to come stay. I would do this about 3 to 4 times a year, because having grown up overseas from the ages of 5-14 and having
traveled all over I would find myself missing the different cultures and diversity of people.
I have to say I have met some Amazing people that have led to ongoing relationships personally and business wise, and we still stay in touch via Facebook, email etc...
The world is a big, amazing place and while YES, I obviously advice that you do your screening and follow your intuition- be willing to open your minds and your hearts and realize that there is a WORLD of collaborations waiting for you at your fingertips...
Thanks Alex for a wonderful post... I have had the honor of hearing Alex
speak numerous times, and he is a brilliant speaker...
For more information go to Alex's website: