Create a legacy through your work ethic
If work is where your passion lies, you’re not alone. Nearly a third of Americans say their career gives their life meaning. Whether you’re a teacher, a business owner or a c-suite executive, your work can provide you a sense of mastery – not to mention an opportunity to share your knowledge and amplify your influence. If you seek to make a lasting impact on your organization, industry and beyond, read on for some ideas to help make it happen.
Make the leap
Not taking enough career risks was a top regret cited in the book “30 Lessons for Living.” This could mean accepting that assignment in a new location, or taking your business to the next level. After all, fortune favors the bold.
Publish your insights
If you’ve gathered wisdom about business and leadership over your lifetime, perhaps it’s time you shared that knowledge via a podcast, blog or book. You don't have to be a celebrity to be a thought leader.
Take stock of what matters
Live today, and prepare for tomorrow. Review what considerations and conversations might be helpful to your legacy planning, and what documents you should have in place.
Become a mentor
Chances are, someone helped you get to where you are today. You can be that lifeline for a colleague. If you’re a business owner, you can help other entrepreneurs as a mentor for SCORE
It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.