November 9, 2023

Chip Conley Life Considerations About Wisdom Psychology of Business and Personal Growth Transformative Power of Mentorship 09112023

by Stephen Hobbs in wellth movement  | 0 Comments

I Made Chip Conley's Life Considerations About Wisdom, Psychology of Business and Personal Growth, and Transformative Power of Mentorship Work For An Average Person (myself)

Audience: Those shaping and sharing (while living and leaving) a legacy project (with its stories & contributions) for the world and/or with the planet like… SoloAgers - Empty Nesters - Continuing Educators - Professionals - Retired Creators - Olders as Elders - Grandparents - Intergenerational Contributors - and YOU!


Transparency: I've not met Chip Conley personally.
However, his ideas and insights arrive through
various feeds and research prompts, and his books and digital media articles.

Access his recent TED talk from Vancouver, BC, Canada about midlife... 

I found three topics that have meaning for my SoloAging Confidently audience
and my use of the term: Older to Elder

This article is my perspective of these three core ideas
as they apply to me in Living Legacy Life that I share with you:

  1. Wisdom
  2. Psychology of Business and Personal Growth
  3. Transformative Power of Mentorship

Moving In

As I started walking my pathway of living a legacy life, I found inspiration in the wisdom of Chip Conley whose Modern Elder Academy is a place I would like to share my ideas some day. His background as manager and entrepreneur in the hospitality business makes for a great read and a source of wonderful insights and ideas.  

Chip's insights on wisdom, the psychology of business and personal growth, and the transformative power of mentorship have greatly influenced my approach to crafting a meaningful legacy.

Wisdom: The Foundation of a Legacy

His emphasis on wisdom resonates deeply with me in the context of living legacy life. Wisdom is not merely the accumulation of knowledge; it's the ability to extract meaningful insights from life's experiences with the willingness to share that knowledge to wisdom.

It's about learning from successes and setbacks, reflecting on the lessons, and applying them to future actions.

In my journey, I've realized that wisdom is the cornerstone of a lasting legacy as evident in the 5Ws of Walking.

To me, wisdom is not something reserved for sages and scholars but is accessible to all who choose to reflect on their life's path.

For Olders to Elders - for Agers to SoloAgers.

It's about understanding the nuances of our experiences and distilling the essence of those experiences into valuable life lessons. It's not just about what I've done, but the wisdom I've gained along the way.

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By weaving wisdom into my legacy, I hope to offer future generations a narrative rich with insights and guidance.

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This wholistic perspective has guided me to focus on my work achievements and accomplishments, and reflections in and on my inner journey, ensuring that my legacy is a statement of my authentic self.

The Psychology of Business and Personal Growth: A Wholistic Approach

His exploration of the psychology of business (accomplishment) and personal growth emphasizes a wholistic approach to aging confidently and fulfillment. 

This holistic approach aligns with the idea of living a legacy life. For me, as I continue to serve as an entrepreneur and writer. 

Legacy is about external accomplishments with others mixed with reflective growth and self-awareness of personal achievements.

In my journey, I've come to realize that valuing the psychology of my own continuous growth is essential - especially in my Next Fifty.  

It's about self-awareness—knowing my inspirations, recognizing my capabilities and capacity, and continually working on personal competence - about my legacy contributions.

The Transformative Power of Mentorship:
Passing the Torch

One of his key areas of expertise is mentorship. He understands the transformative power of passing on knowledge, experiences, and insights. Having left his hotel, he went on to mentor the owners of Airbnb.

In the context of living a legacy life, mentorship takes on great significance.

Mentorship allows us to learn from the wisdom and experiences of others, accelerating our personal and professional growth. It's a two-way street, as mentorship can be both giving and receiving.

I've found immense value in seeking guidance from mentors who have walked a similar path. Their insights and advice have been invaluable in shaping my legacy. Chip, with others, offer workshops from the Modern Elder Academy where he continues to mentor!

Mentorship - mentoring - to mentor - as mentor is not just about what we gain; it's also about what we gift. Passing on ideas & insights, and investigations & interpretations to others is an essential aspect of living legacy life. Stories matter! Words matter!

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I've seen the ripple effect of mentorship, how it can inspire and guide others on their journey through co-founding this community:

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Moving Forward

Chip Conley's considerations of the importance of wisdom, the psychology of business and personal growth, and the transformative power of mentorship play a pivotal role in my pursuit of living legacy life. 

These concepts and suggested practices have guided me in approaching my legacy with

  • a sense of introspection, 
  • wholistic growth
  • a commitment to passing on knowledge and insights. 

As an average person, I've found that these ideas are not reserved for a select few.
They are accessible to all who aspire to leave a meaningful and enduring legacy.

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Along the journey as you weave your tapestry, understanding StoryScope and Legacy are important concepts and practices. A quick reminder of both follow: 

Understanding the StoryScope

Our lives are stories waiting to be told, narratives that unfold with each passing day.

The metaphor of "StoryScope" invites us to view this narrative through different lenses. Just as telescopes reveal the vastness of the universe, microscopes uncover the intricacies of the microscopic world, stethoscopes listen to our vital sounds of living, our StoryScope allows us to explore and find the full spectrum of our daily existence.

Our daily lives resemble a kaleidoscope, with each decision, action, and interaction contributing to the ever-shifting, meaningful pattern.

As SoloAgers and seasoned professionals, you have a unique perspective on life's twists and turns. Your legacy is not only a reflection of your past-present but a blueprint for the future-present.

Legacy: The Useful Whats

Legacy is often associated with material wealth, but it extends far beyond possessions. Legacy comprises the "useful whats" we leave behind, including our time, effort, and money. These elements are the building blocks and seedbeds of our legacy, and how we allocate, plant them shapes the stories we share.

For SoloAgers, who have accumulated a wealth-wellth of experiences and knowledge, legacy is about passing on wisdom and lessons. Your is about preserving your story as it is about empowering others to write their chapters more skillfully. As professionals and educators, your legacy resides in the work you shared, the values you instilled, and the innovations you sparked.


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Embracing SoloAging demands both introspection and action. SoloAgers, Empty Nesters, Orphan Elders, Widows/Widowers can navigate this phase with confidence by understanding the core concepts and practices, addressing the challenges, and embracing the benefits.

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