Saturday, July 21, 2012
They say there are only two things that are certain in, life - death and taxes. I'd like to add a third - Your Legacy. Dictionary.com defines legacy as - anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. What do you want your legacy to be?
Your legacy is:
How you make a difference in this world and how will you be remembered.
To maximize your legacy -you need to push back the frontiers, you need to Chase Big Dreams.
I know the nature of my business is financial - but we're not strictly talking about money. Yes - if you are going to leave your family with financial debts and worries - that will affect how they will remember you. (We can talk about your insurance and savings options.) But, that is not the entire picture.
What is important to you - your family? Righting the wrongs in the world? Making one person's day a little better? Building a successful business? Getting your 15 minutes of fame? For each of us, the IMPORTANT thing is different - and that's what makes the world so interesting.
My suggestion to you - take a few minutes today to start working on what you want your legacy to be. Then schedule time into your schedule every day to make it happen.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 was Mandela Day in honour of Nelson Mandela's birthday.
Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals - for people everywhere - to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did for more than 67 years. Start by devoting 67 minutes to community service on Mandela Day, on July 18 each year, and then make every day your Mandela Day by doing some good for others.
If you'd like additional information, drop me an email and I can send you out some material to help you get started.