A Better Celebration
Think about each victory celebration, small or large, as an opportunity to add an episode to your legacy, to continue to contribute to building the story of who you want people to remember as being the real you.
There are several ways to begin to accomplish building your good legacy. I’ve got a simple one that I’ve seen work well for serial entrepreneurs: They reach out to people who helped them along the way, supported them through the harsh encounters, lifted them up off the floor.
Sometimes it’s a digital message, more often it’s a phone call, commonly a lunch or dinner, occasionally sending a special card or small memento. It’s always something personal, always a genuine “Thank you.”
- Advisors and mentors
- Early employees who stuck with them, through the bad times
- Family therapists
- Pastors priests and rabbis
- First person who bought shares as an investor
- First person who purchased the first product of the company
- Long term board member
- First company lawyer and accountant
People who reached out to thank them I found avoided the dangers of grandiosity, narcissism and egocentrism. Instead they remained balanced, humble and enjoyed the continuing support of a lot of people who continued to respect them and enjoy their company. That’s a legacy worth celebrating.
I wish you The Best on your Adventure!