Your Legacy is Now with Alan Weiss, PhD

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Jeff Bezos’s garage start-up shook up industries and eventually became one of the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Colin Kaepernick sparked an awakening when he, alone, knelt during the national anthem before a football game. In 2006, Tarana Burke coined the viral phrase that became the #MeToo movement of today.

It takes just one person to spark a movement, change minds—and create a legacy.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a legacy isn’t what’s written in your obituary. It’s what you create every day. And with a dark pandemic driving 51% of us to think more about our mortality, it’s high time we started today.

What We Discuss in this Episode

  • Life is not about a search for meaning, it’s creating meaning. It’s not a search that has a destination, it’s happening organically every day.
  • Creating meaning entails identifying why the world is different because you lived in it. Have you led a trusting life, have you planted a garden, have you impacted someone in your circle?
  • The last 30 years have created enormous pressure to compare to ourselves to others. Further, instead of becoming more knowledgeable, we’ve just gotten louder.
  • In focusing on the needs of others, you help yourself. When you teach others, you learn more than they do. The act of helping others builds you as a person.
  • Celebrate when you identify that you’re drowning in stress and information. Isolate the sources that are the most valid to help you become the person you want to be.
  • Whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist will determine how your life plays out that day. We must train our brains to move toward the positive end of the spectrum more frequently.
  • Part of being alive and finding meaning is being in touch with the physical world around you.
  • We don’t focus on the simple, because we’ve convinced ourselves that the simple can’t be true.Your Legacy is Now by Alan Weiss, PhD

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