Use Your Legacy To Make A Difference

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.

  • Franny Martin, 70, created a cookie delivery business. She loved the kitchen and baking since her young days with her grandma.
  • Jerry Nash, 62, invented a baby walker after attending his granddaughter’s soccer game. He noticed a young mother uncomfortably bending over to teach her toddler how to walk.

I am championing possibilities for Boomers and Retirees.  I want you to thrive during this time.

  • I know when you are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually engaged, your life radiates.
  • I know when you are contributing, volunteering your life is healthier and more fulfilling.

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.

Start here:

  1. What do you want your legacy to be?
    – Find your superpower, passion and love.
    – What did you struggle with during your life and have overcome that could make life easier for others?
    – Become an expert in it. What sets you apart?
  1. Think about how your legacy will make it easier for someone else. Share it with others.

Just like the example I shared above about David Mitchell.

  • He has personally been affected by the drug costs.
  • He has started an advocacy campaign.
  • His focus is the drug cost.

Use your legacy to make a difference. 

The world needs what only YOU have to offer. 

Share what you are planning to create as your legacy by emailing me at  or on our Facebook group –