December 9, 2023

Community Mobilizer Cultivating a Supportive Network for Your Legacy Project 09122023

by Stephen Hobbs in wellth movement  | 0 Comments

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… Agers - SoloAgers - Empty Nesters - Continuing Educators - Professionals - Retired Creators - Olders as Elders - Grandparents - Intergenerational Contributors - and YOU!

Community Mobilizer

Cultivating a Supportive Network for Your Legacy Project

Community Mobilizer

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One of the key elements to ensure success of your legacy project–no matter the size or type–is nurturing a robust support community. 

As a Community Mobilizer step into this phase, as you learn to navigate the dynamics of community building - support relational structures. 

This article has you

  • consider the core elements (pillars) of Community Mobilization 
  • explore the intricacies of garnering support
  • identify key allies
  • foster a vibrant community of practice to start, then a community of significance
It’s important–more so, it is an imperative– you nurture and support a thriving network, ready to move your legacy project to new heights. The network comprises ALL involved. For some projects, the term is stakeholders. For all other projects, it’s about contributors to and recipients of the legacy project.

Nurture the Core Currency of Community-Building

Community-building serves as the lifeblood of the Community Mobilizer work. Anticipated broad actions include:

  • recognize the need for support 
  • understand the strategic aspects of fostering a collaborative and engaged network
  • value the tactics to engage the network
  • determine the resources - time, effort, money requested and required
  • share ideas and insight–with the openness to edit them with investigation and interpretation
  • navigate community mobilization early–from the stage of project dream to development

To be fair to you and those you invite into the project ecosystem, here are possible struggles you might experience:

Limited Support Network:

Importance: Recognize the potential roadblocks stemming from a limited support network like:
Impact: Hindered progress, potential resource constraints, and limited perspectives.

Difficulty Engaging Community:

Importance: Acknowledge challenges in fostering active engagement within the community like:
Impact: Risk of disinterest, lack of involvement, and potential project isolation.

Isolating Project Work:

Importance: Discuss the implications of working on a legacy project in isolation like:
Impact: Diminished collaborative potential, missed opportunities for feedforward, and limited growth.

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Questions You Might Ask Yourself and Your Contributors

How Do You Build a Support Community for Your Legacy Project?

Importance: Understand the foundational steps to establish a robust support network in the words of those involved
Gain Insights like strategies for identifying potential supporters, creating a shared vision, and building relationships.

Why Is Having a Strong Support Community Important?

Importance: Recognize the significance of a supportive network in legacy project success
Gain insights from exploring the multifaceted benefits, including resource access, diverse perspectives, and shared motivation.

How Do You Engage and Maintain the Involvement of Your Support Community?

Importance: Address the challenges of community engagement for sustained collaboration
Gain insights about the strategies for fostering active participation, maintaining interest, and adapting to evolving needs.

From a SoloAger’s perspective while shaping and sharing a legacy project, consider:

All ideas and insights are invasive.

Whether they are Hinder or Help, decisions are required to add, delete, or alter your ideas and insights for use. As you age, the decision-making process to deal with ideas and insights is a traveling companion with living an extraordinary legacy (or not!).


Ideas refer to thoughts, concepts, or mental images that can be innovative and/or practical. In the context of SoloAging, ideas may pertain to various aspects of your life, including potential projects, activities, or contributions that you envision as part of your legacy. These ideas can be the foundation for shaping and defining a SoloAger's path forward.


Insights, on the other hand, involve a deeper understanding or realization gained through reflection, experience, or observation. They represent a profound comprehension of a situation or a concept. In the context of SoloAging, insights might arise from the accumulation of life experiences, personal growth, and the contemplation of one's values and aspirations. Insights can guide a SoloAger in making informed decisions and choices that align with their evolving sense of self.

Actions to Sustain Maintenance of Your Project Network

Identify Potential Supporters:

Action: Recognize individuals who align with the project's vision and can contribute meaningfully
Outcome: Curate a list of potential allies and supporters for the legacy project

Establish a Strong Sense of Community:

Action: Cultivate an environment that encourages collaboration, communication, and shared purpose
Outcome: Review if the (cohesive and supportive) community is ready to contribute actively to the legacy project.

Keep Community Members Engaged:

Action: Implement strategies to sustain interest, involvement, and ongoing communication.
Outcome: Determine the engagement levels of your support network throughout the various stages of the legacy project.
Outcome: Grow (Build) and Engage (Extend) community support

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The Nurturing Of Community Is A Daily Occurrence.

Every day, the Legacy Project Community Mobilizer (you to start, then hire slowly) actively fosters the support network. Through consistent and purposeful engagement, you cultivate a thriving community that breathes life into the legacy project. 

Your daily actions as a Mobilizer ripple through the network, strengthening connections, and building a foundation//growing a seedbed of shared commitment. Your ongoing dedication ensures that every person involved feels heard and supported. 

It's the daily rhythm of your communal efforts that transforms your legacy project into a collective (ad)venture, leaving an lasting impact for the world and with the planet. 

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Moving Forward:

The ultimate outcome of a Community Mobilizer step is to facilitate the growth and engagement of the support community. 

Contributors and recipients, stakeholders all have access to a well-established network that serves as a constant source of motivation and collaboration.

This outcome positions everyone to move confidently forward in their words, on their terms to support the legacy project, knowing they have a dedicated community rallying behind them.

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Personal Reflection:

In a world often characterized by laborious planning, the ignorance of key project elements, and unclear project framing, through the Legacy Mastery Program (Course and Mentoring) you become the master of your legacy and legacy project. 

  • You do not need project management experience - you have some of it, we can fill in the blanks!
  • You do not need marketing experience - yet you experience it everyday!
  • You do not need considerable financial resources - could be helpful.
    Yet, most projects are about time and effort!

What you require–is being ready, able, and willing

  • to clarify your legacy project pathway with confidence and commitment 
  • to connect and complete a “section//element of your selected project (beta test)” 
  • to confirm a green light to move forward with the whole project
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Along the journey as you weave your tapestry, paint your canvas, write in your journal
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 Agers, especially SoloAgers (and Olders to Elders), 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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