Everybody wants to know their life matters.
As you think about this fourth quarter of your life, it’s a great time to have discussions about what you want to leave as your legacy.
Many people often think about the money or personal items that you leave your children and family as what they are passing on.
I want to broaden the discussion about the legacy you can leave. I want you to think about what experiences, passion, gifts and talents you have that could make a difference.
Like Dave & Lori, friends of my sister. They retired, love to travel. They began writing a travel blog and started a travel agency.
David Mitchell, cancer patient, who became outraged with sky-high drug prices and were out of reach for many Medicare patients. He and his wife began an advocacy group - PFAD - patients for affordable drugs. He differentiated himself by focusing on the drug prices because there were other groups addressing patient education and patient support.
In the September 2016 AARP Bulletin, there was an article Getting Rich After 50 - Harnessing Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Can Lead To Wealth.
This article highlighted seven (7) people who found their fortune after 50 and how they did it. They want to encourage you. It’s not about getting rich, but about finally allowing yourself to do what you love.
You know the saying, do what you love and the money will come.
These people showed that. By doing what mattered to them, they created businesses they loved and made a difference for others. As well as, the added bonus of profiting financially.
I am championing possibilities for Boomers and Retirees. I want you to thrive during this time.
That is why I want you to share your legacy. Take time to think about what really matters to you. What would you like your family and friends to remember you for? Create that.
Just like the example I shared above about David Mitchell.
Use your legacy to make a difference.
The world needs what only YOU have to offer.