I have a million things I want to talk about today.  A million motivating, get-out-there-and-do-what-you-love type things and yet there is one word that is begging me to be typed on this page for you.


So, I’m going to keep quiet about the other topics buzzing around in my brain.  I’m honouring this word and placing it here before you – in your face – and I’m encouraging you to get up close and personal.  Now.  Because there’s no better time to start thinking about your legacy than now.  And there’s no better time to keep thinking about your legacy than every morning when you greet a new day, and every night when you turn the page on it.

I used to think legacies were left behind by famous people: the artists that “made it” big, royal bloodlines, and other people who somehow get the spotlight.  That idea changed for me when I gave birth to my little girl in 2007.  Everything I have done since then and everything I ever will do from now on is what I will pass on to her and my son, and their children, and their children, and their children.

That realization became part of the creative catalyst that pushed me into a completely different life than the one I was living when my daughter was born.  With her birth, I was given an enormous gift that at the time felt like a burden; everything in my life became a specimen under a microscope and I questioned why I was doing what I was doing.  I was plagued by questions surrounding who I truly was and how much of my life was actually representative of ME.

And I am grateful for that now.

I think the greatest gift I can give my children, grandchildren and so on, is the chance to really know who I am – and the best way for me to do that is to make sure that I am authentic in my actions and words.  It’s why I’ve built a business around authenticity and passions and I’ve created a workbook series to help you remember your true Self as well.

image courtesy of Stuart Miles/freedigitalphotos.net

image courtesy of Stuart Miles/freedigitalphotos.net

So, tell me.  What kind of legacy would you like to leave behind?  What do you want the world to remember about you – whether your “world” is an international audience or the little munchkins that you are raising?

This word “legacy” is begging to be heard this year – I’ve made it my guiding word (or rather, it seems to have chosen me).  Do you think it could be yours, too?

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