I’ve come to believe that legacy projects do a lot to fulfill you. They hold tremendous value. This is the kind of work that not only gives you a sense of satisfaction, but it’s valuable to others and it’ll outlast you once you’re gone. Legacy projects produce legacy work. Legacy work is great work. The kind of work that will push you out of bed 3 hours in advance of having to do it. Great work keeps you motivated because it’s revolutionary and it leads to awe-inspiring innovation. It has synergy all it’s own because you’re depositing your best self into it. I love that type of work. Don’t you?
Unfortunately, so many of us don’t get an opportunity to create legacy projects because we’re doing good work. Don’t get me wrong, good work is useful. It’s productive and there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s even comforting; when you leave out of your house in the morning you know what you’re going to do, how you’re going to do it and how long you’re going to do it for that day. Actually, it doesn’t take a lot of thought to do good work. You may even break from that good work and reward yourself with an hour of free time – let’s call it lunch. But, you know you have to hurry back from your 1 hour of free time to do your good work for the remainder of the day. Usually doing good work spans over a 20- 30 year period and before you know it, it’s time to go. You feel proud that you’ve accomplished all of that “good work” but was it really for you or for someone else who got all the glory for it? You even hope that all of that good work that you’ve done is remembered, but unfortunately, once you get that plaque and luncheon, the reality is – no one wlll.
Legacy projects = legacy work = great work = SATISFACTION = PURPOSE.
Do you see yourself here? Are you the person who outputs good work on a daily basis? Do you want more for your life – something that will give you purpose and provide a legacy beyond yourself? If so, think about making a strategic shift. NCCA offers a 12-week Professional Life Coach or Health and Wellness Coach Program. If you have what it takes to be your own boss, there are no limitations to stepping out and doing it. You can have new tools to start your own coaching practice in as little as 12 weeks. Make time for something new in your life. Classes are starting in January 2013.