Nov 30 2015
Your Legacy Is Really The History Of Your Heart
Who: Lugen Family Office Inc | What: Legacy Planning
Where: Global | WHEN: November 30th, 2015 - January 4th, 2016
Family Office Shares Secrets of legacy planning
Everyone's life journey is comprised of individual days. Some people are blessed with many days while other loved ones leave us far too soon. Unfortunately, we have all fallen into the trap of tracking our life journeys by plotting them on a calendar, or using the concept of linear time. The reality is that none of us have a guarantee of tomorrow. We need to remember that we only have three days within our possible control - today, which is the only day within our immediate control, yesterday which is no longer available and now only a memory, and the hope of a tomorrow, which is only a promise. By refocusing our time, talents, and treasures on ONLY these three days, you can create better tomorrows and happier yesterdays by simply making and acting upon wise decisions today.
The challenge with the term "legacy" is that we believe that legacy is something that we leave behind when we die. The reality is that we are all creating our own legacy on a daily basis since legacy is about living. We are confusing success with significance. The best way to differentiate these two terms is to view success as what happens in your lifetime while significance is your impact on multiple generations. John Maxwell says that Success asks, "How can I add value to myself?" while Significance asks, "How can I add value to others?" Therefore, the only way to move from success to significance is to take advantage of each day by making the world a better place for everyone since your legacy is a daily journey, not some future event. M. Scott Peck said, "Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."
The real advantage of focusing only on today, yesterday, and tomorrow is that you will come to the realization that your legacy is really the history of your heart. Your DNA is simply the interplay of your Divine gifts, Natural gifts, and Acquired gifts. Most people live each day TRYING to make the right decisions based upon their needs and wants instead of using their DNA to fulfill their true life purpose and making an impact. We forget that life is about being present each day and not simply living off our short term glories, whether those successes came from our past or are our future hopes of achievements.
Your dreams, hope, desires, and passions come from within you. At the end of your days, you will realize that the only person in all of humanity's history that could of and should have made use of your time, talents, and treasures to make a difference in the world is YOU. As a result, it really is impossible to fake your legacy. Success is a fleeting moment in time so there is always the possibility that it can be faked. However, your legacy is the hisory of your heart which will last for generations. How you actually use your time, talents, and treasures is the TRUTH about how you lived your life! As King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 23:7, "As (a man) thinketh in his heart, so is he."
Lugen Family Office is an independent multi-family office serving the needs of UHNW families and successful family businesses. Using our proprietary seven generation legacy process, and our private eco-system of top professionals and institutions, our family office helps transform success into significance. Contact Lugen Family Office today to learn more about how we empower family dynasties.