Front: Shammy Loosvelt and Camilla Kavanagh, Middle: Irene Davis and Maggie Allesee, Back: Bettina Gregg, Katana, Judie Sherman, and Linda Juracek-Lipa Leadership and Donors - Women's Division for Project HOPE Annual Meeting

Front: Shammy Loosvelt and Camilla Kavanagh, Middle: Irene Davis and Maggie Allesee, Back: Bettina Gregg, Katana, Judie Sherman, and Linda Juracek-Lipa
Leadership and Donors – Women’s Division for Project HOPE Annual Meeting

On June 2nd, I was invited to speak about Legacy to the Women’s Division for Project HOPE during their Annual Meeting at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.

I was thrilled to speak on this important topic:  The Life You Lead is the Legacy You Leave.  I shared that Legacy is more than money — it’s what people think, feel and remember when they speak or hear your name.

In addition, Legacy is one of the most difficult and important issues we all face because it has to do with our existence and answers these three important questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Have I made a difference?

Legacy begins in the heart and moves to the head. Traditional planning is all about strategies and tactics and often leaves loved ones confused and never knowing the story and meaning behind the legacy.

What if you could tell your story and share your vision, values, and lessons in a form that your loved ones would not only understand, but could cherish for many generations to come?  You can do this with a letter, an audio, or a video. This can accompany the traditional planning and be presented at death, or better yet, while you’re alive!

I’m sharing this with you because I am so passionate about Legacy. I think it’s important for each of us to pass on our stories, heritage, and wisdom along with our wealth and treasures.

If you would like to hear my Legacy presentation in full (25 minutes), along with the exercises I introduced during the presentation, click here.  I encourage you to share this ezine, free resources, and our radio show with the women in your life who you care about by sending them to www.SmartWomenGift.com