Legacies Aren't Just For Dead People: Discover Happiness and a Meaningful Life by Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies Now!

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9780994031709: Legacies Aren't Just For Dead People: Discover Happiness and a Meaningful Life by Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies Now!

This book is about the joy of LIVING a Legacy... not just leaving a Legacy!

If asked “What do you want your Legacy to be?” would you have an answer? Do you have to be rich or famous (or dead) to leave a Legacy? Is a Legacy something you think about only when you’re getting older? Can your Legacy be more than just money or ‘stuff'?

Robb Lucy answers these questions and debunks some age-old myths with memorable stories and a sense of humor. You'll learn how to create custom Legacies that will enrich your life and the lives of those around you... now, while you’re living!

Learn how:

· Legacies make people happy and more fulfilled, at any age.

· Legacies can be simple or grand (from a garden to a charitable foundation).

· To build multiple Legacies using your values, talents, skills and resources.

· To create the ultimate Legacy for your family.

Legacies Aren’t Just for Dead People is for anyone who has ever thought: 'Do I want my life to have more purpose?' 'Do I want to enjoy life more.... AND leave a mark?'

Robb Lucy shows that Legacies are for those who want to lead happy, connected and meaningful lives. They are NOT just for dead people!

"... a must read!" (B. Workman, AARP)

"... humorous, great stories, a terrific book!" (W. Wilkinson, former Pres., Rotary International)

"... packed with insights and practical guidance." (R. Mayot, CARP)

"... a treasure chest of ideas. I was hooked from the opening." (J. Kouzes, The Leadership Challenge)

"...a thoughtful and heartfelt exploration." (Robert Galford, Center for Leading Organizations)

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About the Author:

Robb Lucy lives in Vancouver, B.C. with his wife Kim, and two furniture destroying cats, Luna and Soleil. He took English, business and journalism 'in too many years of university', with a slight break as a shark fisherman on the Indian Ocean (back when it was OK). He's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and other mountains, and followed muskox on the shores of the Beaufort Sea. As a natural communicator, he began a career of writing, producing and connecting. He spent six years as a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, then formed his own company, producing mixed media for corporations and governments around the world. He spent 25 years on the local, national and international boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and helped develop non-profits in literacy, sports history and cancer awareness. Robb believes Legacies are easy to create for all of us, and this easy-to-understand book shows how. You'll find that your Legacies are about happiness, connection, purpose and meaning. Robb wants to continue creating his Legacies until he's caught in the path of a thundering herd of big, muddy, slightly angry animals.

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A FOREWORD/CLARION REVIEW ofLegacies Aren't Just for Dead People! Discover Happiness and a Meaningful Life by Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies - Now!Robb LucyThis book brings the lofty idea of legacies down to earth, showing that even seemingly small actions can have lasting effects.Legacies aren't just for Dead People! is a motivational manual for the boomer generation. With a journalist's talent for clarifying an often misread subject, Robb Lucy demonstrates how legacies come in many forms and sizes, all with the aim of finding deeper significance, connection, and joy in the present while still considering the future.The book enthusiastically reframes the most common idea of a legacy. Wealth left behind in estate plans becomes less critical than rewarding alternatives, including recording family stories and passing down personal values, which are both achievable while one is still alive.Emphasis on how legacies are for everyone, and not only for influential individuals, results in a call to consider unique ways to better one's community, and in some instances, the world.Lists, brainstorming exercises, examples, and personal insights gather around a few core principles to jump start the process. The bullet-point approach is well measured and is punctuated by apt quotations, including lyrics by Bob Dylan, proverbs from several cultures, and brief selections from famous authors that crystallize the urgency to make a difference while there is still time. All of these enrich the topic, placing legacies within a broad context that spans history. A section on religions, highlighting the many variations of the Golden Rule, also strengthens the view that there exists a profound human need to consider others.Chapters provide a convincing, step-by-step guide toward self-discovery. Black-and-white illustrations of a mountaintop guru also infuse the topic with humor. One of the strongest sections offers snapshots of adults who have found their niche. Whether engaging in a neighborhood beautification project or turning adversity into a chance to inspire others, these individuals bring the lofty idea of legacies down to earth, showing that even seemingly small actions can have lasting effects. Another section on charities and foundations provides useful thoughts for those who prefer to create legacies in partnership with established organizations. A general overview, which purposefully leaves out detailed financial advice, is enough to point readers in the right direction. Legacies aren't just for Dead People! presents an uplifting view of the good that can be accomplished when people turn their focus outward. Like a lively seminar, the ideas drawn here encourage and challenge, repeat and build on each other to press the belief that every voice has a singular note to add to the larger symphony.Reviewed by KAREN RIGBY (June 1, 2016)Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have his book reviewed by a professional reviewer. Foreword Reviews and Clarion Review make no guarantee that the author will will receive a positivereview. Foreword Magazine, Inc. is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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