December 4, 2023

Legacy Designer Shaping Your Purposeful Legacy Project Outline 02122023

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!

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Shaping Your Purposeful
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In a world marked by dynamic shifts and ever-evolving landscapes, the concept of legacy holds profound significance, for all Agers and Olders especially for SoloAgers and Olders to Elders. 

Those who walk the legacy pathway face challenges and seek guidance to ensure their legacy (project) is meaningful and impactful. In this article, we explore how you can become a Legacy Designer for your own legacy projects.

Of importance:

  • Review the essence of legacy - its definition, its outcomes
  • Consider - albeit high level - the key legacy project elements
  • Highlight the importance of a conceptual draft of a project (outline) that reflects your unique pathway

Defining 'Legacy': The Heart of Legacy Design

Legacy, in its most basic form, is the enduring impression you leave for the world. It goes beyond mere assets or financial wealth, encompassing the lasting impact you have on the lives of others, the transformations you initiate in your community or field, and the values you pass on to future generations.

What is the meaning of a legacy?

Aspiring Legacy Designers begin by grasping the concept of 'legacy' and defining it in a manner that resonates with your unique experiences. It's about understanding why legacy is important and what it means in context to “Living Your Legacy Life.”There are many definitions of legacy available through online searches. Here is my Personal definition: 

Legacy is about the useful whats, you gift others, so they can learn something, from your lived experience. 

  • The useful whats is about your resource allocation of time, effort, and money (TEM).
  • With this allocation you frame it as gifting from the heart rather than giving from the head. 
  • You share your gifts in ways persons can learn from you with an intention to move information to transformation through awareness writing (with writing referring to the creative process in all of its iterations). 
  • Through reflection in and on your experience, you identify what you would like to share while remaining open to sharing other points persons ask questions of you. 
  • Thus, in sharing your experiences you tap into mentoring as one approach to educating your gifts. 

Why is it important to define your legacy?

  • Purposeful Vision: Your legacy project requires a clear and compelling vision. What impact do you wish to create? How does it align with your values and life experiences? As a Legacy Designer, you craft a vision that is uniquely yours aligned with your recipients in mind and heart.

  • Strategic Mapping: Legacy projects necessitate meticulous mapping, then tactical planning, involving the definition of goals//outcomes, measures//markers, and an accountability//timeline for execution.

  • Recipient Engagement: Your project involves connections with friends, organizations, or communities that are important to you. As a Legacy Designer, you foster meaningful collaborations and partnerships.

  • Ethical Framework: At the core of your mapping and engagement is an ethical foundation, reflecting your hierarchy of values while meeting the hierarchy of needs and hierarchy of sustainability. You are accountable for defining and upholding the ethical guidelines for your project.

Key Project Elements: Mapping the Landscape

With a clear understanding of legacy, you delve into the identification of key project elements that serve as the foundation of a successful legacy project. You view the landscape and from it you identify a project you believe others require your support and you can lean into with clarity and confidence with commitment to connect-convert-complete. [Update, more in-depth insights will follow in the series of Legacy Mastery articles. This article is a high-level introduction!]

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The ten project elements include
(see diagrams to the left playing with strat-egic versus start-egic):

  1. Recipient (Stakeholders, Clients, Customers, etc.)
  2. Products, Services, Experiences (You products, practices, projects, programs)
  3. External//Internal Communication
  4. Technology//Systems 
  5. Marketing//Sales - Branding
  6. Governance//Regulations - Standards
  7. Finances//Assets
  8. Resource Allocation - TEM
  9. Management//Leadership
  10. Personship (You//Self-care) (Peopleship - YOU)

Conceptual Draft of a Legacy Project:
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What are the key conceptual elements of a legacy project (outline)?

A Legacy Designer plays a central role in creating a conceptual draft for your legacy project. This draft serves as the landscape map//building blueprint that sets the direction for your legacy, reflecting your unique pathway–journey. 

It includes, at a high–introductory–level:

  • Legacy Narrative: This is the DRAFT story of your legacy project, explaining its significance, outcomes, and alignment with your values and experiences.

  • Legacy Strategy: The DRAFT strategy outlines the pathway necessary to turn your vision into reality, covering issue (risk) assessment, resource allocation, and a timeline for execution.

  • Legacy Sustainability: A true legacy endures long after the project's completion. As a Legacy Designer, you develop paths to ensure your legacy thrives for generations.
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Define & Explore Legacy Project Elements 

Appreciate the Landscape (Mapping) Requirements  

Appreciate the Foundation (Building) Requirements

Moving Forward:

As you transition into the role of a Legacy Designer for your own legacy project, you embark on a journey of self-discovery and purpose

You gain insights into the key project elements required for a successful legacy project, forging a legacy that is uniquely yours. A great way to remain relevant!

Your legacy, no matter your life circumstances, becomes a powerful testament to the life you've lived and the impact you've made. 

Embrace the role of a Legacy Designer, and journey towards legacy mastery, leaving a lasting impression for the world.

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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