Legacy projects: Working towards your legacy goal

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”  Benjamin Disraeli

We’ve already talked about what a legacy goal is, but how do you work towards it? You do that by working on a series of legacy projects.

 What is a legacy project? It is a project you set up specifically in order to advance further towards your legacy goal.

 For example, let’s say your legacy goal is to become the biggest pop star of the decade. And let’s say you’ve got a beautiful and distinctive voice and a great personality, but other than your potential to become a pop star you haven’t taken any actual steps towards becoming a pop star. Well, in that case your first legacy project might be something like ‘write a great song to post on Myspace and send out as a demo’. Your second legacy project might be ‘start a blog on Myspace reviewing pop music’. This would attract more people towards your Myspace profile and if they like your blog, they’ll also listen to your music. Your third legacy goal might be to make your blog really popular and post more music, so you build a loyal fan base. Your fourth goal might then be to get a recording contract, on the basis of a very loyal fan base that would pay good money to buy your single or your album.

 You see where I’m going? Each legacy project builds on the next, to push you further and further towards your legacy goal.

 In the next blog post, I will talk a bit more in-depth about the difference between a legacy goal and your legacy projects. Till then, have a think about what some of your legacy projects might be, and get started on the first one today.

The time is now.

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Alexa Ispas

I am a social entrepreneur, blogger, and talent scout, interested in helping people who want to create legacy. I have recently completed my PhD thesis in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and am originally from Romania. I am writing a daily blog on creating legacy, which you can find at www.alexaispas.com