You're asking for support on a one-to-one basis. We call that Legacy Mapping.
It's a done with you approach to mapping your legacy values, project, and story/stories.
The bookends are "challenges" and "contributions."
Together we share collaborative conversations to frame LEGACY and MAPPIng
so as to use a LEGACY MAPPing approach to discover and shape,
then share the legacy you intend to live (and leave).
Legacy refers to the impact, influence, or imprint left behind by someone or something that existed in the past. It often refers to the lasting effects, contributions, or achievements that shape and define a person, organization, culture, or society, even after they have ceased to exist or be active. Legacy can encompass a wide range of aspects, including ideas, values, traditions, innovations, cultural artifacts, works of art, institutions, and any other significant elements that endure and leave a mark on subsequent generations. The concept of legacy emphasizes the long-lasting and meaningful impact that individuals or entities can have on the world, beyond their immediate presence or existence.
Our Specific Definition of Legacy
Legacy is about the useful whats you gift others so they can learn something from your lived experience.
The useful whats are time, effort, and money.
Mapping, in the context of personal exploration, is a way to understand and organize information about ourselves and our lives. It involves creating visual representation(s) or chart(s) that show different aspects of who we are, what we like, and what matters to us. It's like making a picture or diagram that helps us see the big picture of our own thoughts, feelings, strengths, and interests.
It helps us discover more about ourselves and make sense of our experiences. It can include things like drawing pictures, making lists, or using symbols to represent different markers of our lives. By mapping our personal experiences, intentions, and values, we can see connections and patterns that help us understand ourselves better.
By creating personal maps, we can gain insights into our strengths, weaknesses, and areas where we want to grow. It helps us set goals and make plans for the future. It also allows us to track our progress and see how we've changed and grown over time.
According to Walter "Water" Hibbot, "Mapping is a fun and creative way to explore my thoughts and emotions. I can visually organize my ideas in a way that makes sense to me. It's like making a treasure map of my where I mark important landmarks, achievements, and things that bring me joy. And invite others to walk with me.
Grandparent, leaving work to play with the grandkids outside.
Personal mapping was a way to discover who I am (with whom), what I value, and where I want (and desire) to go in life. It's a tool that empowered me to navigate my personal journey (while identifying destinations) with a clearer sense of direction and purpose. Just like walking outside with a map.
Lone Meadows, Mentor and Environmental Contractor
Transparency: Fictional characters. Ideas shared here were voiced by those who have used Legacy Mapping.
Legacy mapping helps us understand where we came from, and suggests where we are moving. With a Legacy Map you can:
- Understand better: It gives us a clear picture of how the old system is set up and how its different parts work together. This helps us make smarter decisions when we update or shift it.
- Find and correct issues: Legacy mapping helps us see any risks or problems/appreciations in the old system. Once we know about these issues, we can figure out what to continue, stop, and start while using a new map.
- Make suggestions and update easier: Legacy mapping makes it easier to manage the safe systems and lead with safer practices. It shows us what needs to be done first and helps us figure out the best way to do it. This makes the whole process smoother and more efficient.
- Save important knowledge while documenting practices: Of what was, it often relied on the knowledge derived from experience for specific applications. Legacy mapping helps us keep track of this important influence so we can make sure the wise practices we draw from the lived experience can used to benefit the projects and persons we intend to help.
- Work with others and make decisions: Legacy mapping helps you explain and describe what is forthcoming, while asking for the insights and support of others. It makes sure everyone understands what was and especially what can be with their involvement. This helps us make better decisions and work together more effectively because most legacy projects involve others, both kin and/or friends.
You'll notice the spelling of MAPPing. What is unique to our Mapping system is this acronym:
Map to Act
Act to Plan
Plan to P____________
Map to act is framing via words, shapes, and diagrams your perspectives of history (past) and mystery (future) elements to guide decisions you make in the Present.
Act to plan has you outline what are two pathways forward based on your awareness of your intentions. The plan is written as action-outcome statements with measures and metrics.
Plan to P______ has you select 3 to 7 P-related action words to organize your movement forward with clarity and consistency, without wasting time, effort, & money.
P____ing has you identify your action management in your words, on your terms based on the markers on your map.
For individuals in the age group of 50+ who are transitioning into the second half of their lives and considering retirement or have already retired, legacy mapping can be particularly important.
Also, known as agers (individuals aged 50+) -- early Generation Xers and late Boomers
Some are called solo-agers because they live without kin living close by or do not kin involved in their lives
Of importance, are those who work(ed) as professionals and paraprofessionals
because they are familiar with the concepts and practices of the creative process
With Legacy Mapping, here are five reasons to get involved:
- Self-reflection and purpose: Legacy mapping encourages agers to reflect on their past experiences, achievements by self and accomplishments with others, and personal values. By identifying and documenting their lived experience, they can gain clarity about their life's purpose and intentions. This self-reflection helps in charting a meaningful and fulfilling path from the future.
- Identifying strengths and skills: Legacy mapping allows agers to recognize their unique strengths, skills, and expertise acquired over their lifetime. This awareness helps them leverage their capabilities effectively, explore new opportunities, and potentially contribute to society through their legacy project including volunteering, mentoring, starting a movement, or pursuing new interests.
- Passing on wisdom and knowledge: Legacy mapping provides a platform for agers to share their wisdom, life lessons, and knowledge with younger generations, family members, colleagues or their community. It allows them to leave a lasting impact by imparting valuable insights and guidance, fostering intergenerational connections and cohesion.
- Continuity and leveraging experience: Legacy mapping helps agers maintain a sense of continuity and connection with their personal history, family heritage, and cultural roots. By identifying their hierarchy values for their second fifty and documenting their stories, traditions, and values, they can preserve and pass on their legacy to future generations, promoting a sense of identity, belonging, and cultural heritage.
- Personal growth and future building: Legacy mapping serves as a tool for personal growth and collaboration. It encourages agers to set new goals, explore unfulfilled aspirations, and define a vision for the second half of their lives. This proactive approach empowers them to embrace new challenges, pursue lifelong learning, and make the most of their second fifty with vibrancy, simplicity, and elegance.
Legacy MAPPing uses evidence-framed learning and experience-applied educating to
- Document Lived Experience
- Identify Challenges (Living and Anticipated Project)
- Clarify Hierarchy of Values
- Frame Project Ecosystem
- Outline Project MAPPs and
- Decide on Project Pathway from Options Available
- Prepare Action Management Requirements
- Reflect on Commitment (about Being You with the Project)
- Manage the Development of the Project
- Manage Implementation of Phase 1 of your Project
So You Know, here are the Investment Options
$250 Canadian for one hour
$1000 Canadian for five hours
Your words matter ... the stories you share matter ...
and sharing your legacy project matters even more!
We're committed to support your wise allocation of time, effort, & money as you live from your legacy today.
Legacy is in you to gift!
The 5 Give to Get statements in the blue box are an outcome of your willingness to "loverage" your legacy project, story & contribution.
Youâ€™ll not be added to any email list. Weâ€™ll simply use the email to organize our conversation.