Legacy Work Starts Day One

Real players know that legacy is job one on day one. Legacy is the result of daily decisions, the choices that guide you.

Legacy Work Starts Day One

Legacy is a losing game.

Legacy is what people expect you to "do" on your way out.

Real players know that legacy is job one on day one. Legacy is the result of daily decisions, the choices that guide you.

The common mistake is believing you have all the time in the world and then scrambling to make a mark when time is running short.

If You Aren't Building Legacy, It's Being Built For You

People follow your stories and actions. They know what you're up to and what you've achieved, and they are already neatly summarizing that into your legacy.

But a fantastic novel or a great story is actually the sum of everything that goes into it. By focusing on those critical small parts, you can turn sentences into pages, chapters, and stories.

Even the longest journey starts with a single step.

And when we're talking legacy, it's these steps that matter.

Why Think Legacy?

Humans operate in stories. It's how we share knowledge. It's how we remember.

You can turn this human quirk into a strength. Make this default setting into your default advantage.

Don't write annual goals >> Plan out chapters in your story.

Don't just be yourself >> Be the protagonist in your story.

Don't post crap on your timeline. >> Share what you are building so the right people find it.

A Mini-Legacy Playbook

Here's how you regain control of your story, putting your daily actions to work on behalf of the bigger things you are building.

Lead with a Legacy Mindset

  • Embrace Proactivity: Understand that legacy building starts now, with every decision and action contributing to the larger picture. Every moment in time is captured in that story. What do you want it to say?
  • Set Personal Habits: Identify specific, actionable behaviors that align with the person you want to be. Do you run? Do you get up early? Do you read all the time? Are you environmentally responsible?
  • Do, Don't Say: Demonstrate through your actions how others can contribute to a collective legacy, setting the tone for those around you. Let your actions and the outcomes of your work be your resume.

Get Aligned

  • Identify the Right People: Connect with the people who are on the arc (or arc-adjacent) that you should spend more time with. Don't know them? Follow them, read their work, watch their stuff. Be in that zip code.
  • Don't Be Shy About It: You are on a mission here. The more you speak to what you are doing, the more you will manifest it.
  • Evaluate and Adjust: You aren't always going to stay on track. That's the point. It's not when you fall down that defines you, we all fall down. It's whether or not you get up that matters.
Normal people say what they do.
We say what we are building.

The journey towards leaving a meaningful legacy starts with recognizing that every day offers a new opportunity to lay another brick in the foundation.

Can't wait to see what you are building.