How To Start Building A Legacy That Represents You!
Leaving a legacy isn't a choice; we all leave some kind of legacy. But you can choose whether those who come after you will remember you positively or negatively.
Your legacy is made up of the convictions and traits you model to inspire the generation you leave behind. The good news is, as long as you’re still breathing you can assess your legacy and make sure you are walking in the right direction. What can you do today to validate that you’re on the path to leaving a respected legacy? Making a list is a great place to put your stick in the ground. Though your list of respected traits may vary from ours, this is a good place to start:
Live With Integrity
Having integrity is the ability to be honest and present your views and feelings appropriately. It sometimes means sacrificing something enticing for your values. The best way to get it is to practice making better choices, developing positive habits, keeping your agreements, and building others up.
Forgive & Forget
When you forgive someone who you feel has done you wrong, you’re not negating the fact that harm was done. You are simply letting go of negative feelings that no longer serve you. They say anger is like holding onto a hot coal and expecting someone else to get burned. Forgiveness is a process that takes time and effort, but has huge payouts in the end.
Be As Real As Possible
When you are true and honest about who you are, others trust that you will also be honest with them. Genuine people can admit their faults, take the bad with the good, and are likely to take responsibility for their actions. Having a solid, stable self-esteem is the key to this trait.
Be A Student For Life
A challenged, stimulated brain is the key to a vibrant life. Brains that are constantly engaged can actually help stave of mental and physical ailments. The brain is a muscle; continue to keep it in shape by giving it new opportunities for learning and growth.
Make Your Work An Expression Of Yourself
Your work should be a place for you to express creativity. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it’s fulfilling and satisfying. Too many of us have come to believe that doing work that we love and are deeply passionate about is just wishful thinking. You have to believe that when passion, determination, and talent align, there is little to stop you from being successful in whatever path you pursue.
Give More Than You Take
Operate on the premise of Zig Ziglar’s quote, “You will get all you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.” Give to charity, colleges, and causes that match your values. You can also create a meaningful gifting plan so your children and grandchildren will receive money while you’re alive.
Respect Everyone The Same Way You Want To Be Respected
The way you choose to present yourself builds your reputation. You never know who is watching, and when you respect others it dramatically improves all of your relationships. Some ways to show respect are listening without getting distracted, giving others their private time and space, and offering to help when someone needs it.
Tell your loved ones what they mean to you. A daily journal is a way to speak directly to your loved ones after you’re gone and say all the things you don’t want them to forget and how much joy they brought to you throughout your life.
How To Create Your Financial Legacy
Your legacy can do more than serve as a good role model. It can plant seeds of success for future generations.
Secure Permanent Life Insurance
Some people mistakenly believe life insurance is a scam. The truth is that whole life insurance can be used not only as a way to leave money to your family but as an investment vehicle. One of our main goals at LyfeBeast is to show you how.
Start Saving Now
Saving is hard. It is the number one thing people procrastinate in their financial lives everyday. So, don't give yourself an option. Start an automatic savings plan today with your financial advisor that will create your own "Loan" when it's needed the most. This is always one of our main goals at LyfeBeast.
Get A Will And Trust
Though not a pleasant task, don’t avoid this cornerstone of estate planning (regardless of the size of your estate). It’s an important way to control who gets your property and keep harmony among those you leave behind.
These are just a couple of methods that will get you started or keep you going in the right direction, which has a huge effect on the positive legacy you leave. You don’t need to be a Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Oprah, Amelia Earhart, or Abraham Lincoln to leave a respected legacy. When you live in service to others, maintain integrity, follow your passions, and act as a role model for your descendants, you leave them much more than money could ever buy.
Because a big part of your legacy is financial, our goal at LyfeBeast is to help share a model with you that allows you to grow your wealth, access cash value, and leave an amazing financial legacy for your family.
LyfeBeast exists for those who are willing to learn more, grow more, invest more and go for more… to do what others don’t, so they can live the life others won’t.
LyfeBeast exists to be a guide for those who seek to become all they can with all they have been given.
For those choosing their better future, to live the life they were meant to live.
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