At my Business Planning events I do a visualisation process where I have people imagine their 90th birthday party… who is there, what they’ve achieved and what they are being celebrated for. This last weekend I went down to Tasmania to celebrate my Grandmother’s 90th birthday. It was so amazing and really got me thinking about legacy.
Here is this wonderful woman surrounded by hers: 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 11 great granchildren and another on the way next May. As I was driving home from the airport I was chatting to my sister Kath, and Greg and commenting on how every single one of them is a pleasure to hang out with. You know how in most families there’s at least one or two you try to avoid? Well put the Pollards together and you have an instant party! (As the photos on Facebook show!). Gran’s legacy really has been to set in motion a group of people who are gifted at leaving others a little happier that when they found them. I’m sure that’s a Pollard thing!
So your legacy may be your family,or your business, or the impact you make in your community. But with 2011 just around the corner it’s worth giving some thought on what you want to be known and celebrated for!
We also had an early Christmas with Mum and Roger as we won’t be in Tassie for Chrissie this year. It’s an exciting one as my sister is pregnant with her first baby. So next year there’ll be the pitter patter of little feet!
Wishing you all the very best for a joy and laughter-filled Christmas, and an exciting start to 2011.
From all of us at Shift we thank you so much for your support, and look forward to continuing to share your journey in the New Year.
May all your dreams come true!