The Three P’s to Building a Thoughtful and Impactful Professional Legacy

Building a thoughtful and impactful legacy is within your reach. It is never too early to start laying the foundation to leave your mark, professionally or in your community. The story of your life, the career you’ve cultivated, decisions you’ve made, and goals you’ve accomplished are valuable fuel for your legacy. Even your failures and how you overcame them are important to share. Get started constructing a rich legacy by incorporating these three P’s into your endeavors.

Promote leadership in the community and/or professionally

Your legacy isn’t simply about you. A legacy is ultimately a window into your leadership. Focus on developing your legacy instead of your own hollow hype. Build emotional bridges and make a difference. Go the extra mile and never miss a chance to be a leader in the community or professionally. Concentrate your efforts on being a change agent and elevating the needs of others. Grasp the small opportunities, the bigger ones will follow.

Ponder how you can serve

Think service, not success. Monitor your impact on others and create more ways to repeat that impact. Mentoring kids, young professionals, or small business owners in your community are valuable opportunities to build your legacy. Organize trainings, seminars, or workshops that give you a space to showcase your knowledge in ways that can benefit others. Generously provide your talents, strengths, and skills in the community to create a lasting impact.

What is the positive legacy you want to leave for future generations? Let that steer you to make better long-term-oriented decisions on how to serve. Think of this opportunity as a means to benefit others, not as a burden. Remember, there is great responsibility in undertaking the crafting of your legacy.

Pen a book

Focus on the big picture and promote those ideas in a book. The written word is powerful. Within the pages, you can detail your outlook on leadership and use that vehicle to build a foundation for speaking engagements and interviews. There is a variety of ways you can maximize the buzz surrounding a book to elevate your legacy.

Through your legacy, you can establish a pathway to guide others and teach them the lessons you learned along the way. Think of someone who gave advice and imparted their wisdom when you were in the early stages of your career or in the turbulent throes of youth. You can pay it forward by giving back and, in turn, build a wonderful legacy.

Kristen White is a Content Catalyst and Powerful Interviewer. She can quickly add the crisp clarity, magic dust and unique brand elements to any message, book, product or campaign.

Through her award-winning interview skills, Kristen will excavate and synthesize a personal story and legacy into a magnetic brand and content strategy. Her strong intuitive insight, journalistic training and versatile wordsmithing, offer clients a wellspring of fingerprint language options to apply to all levels of their written, spoken and video communication. Kristen is a bestselling author, award-winning documentary film director and cast member, television series creator/writer, and television on-camera journalist. As the CEO of Rock the Stage, Page, and Screen, a digital media and marketing company, Kristen supports clients with unique personal brand development, speech writing and performance, book concepts, titles, outlines and marketing, and online business consulting.

Rock the Stage, INC, offers professional video production for authors, speakers and coaches with a variety of speaking topics.  The company also offers speechwriting, broadcast-quality lifestyle video interviews and fast-track book publishing via an on-camera interview.