Creating A Meaningful Legacy: It’s Not About The Money

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Mother Teresa devoted her life to serving the poor. Muhammed Ali refused to fight in Vietnam. And Rosa Parks chose to not give up her seat on a bus..

You don’t have to write a New York Times bestseller or spend the rest of your life helping others in the slums of Calcutta to create a legacy that matters. Simple acts of kindness can change lives in powerful ways. As Mother Theresa said: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family”.

Here are 3 lessons from some of the world’s foremost experts. 

(1)   How will the world be different from your legacy?

The Art of Non-Conformity author Chris Guillbeau believes that the best plans of action stem from answering this question: “How will this really help people?”

(2)   Make others feel important.

Success coach Brian Tracy says that making people feel important satisfies the deepest subconscious cravings of human nature. American civil rights activist Maya Angelou echoes this in her way: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family
— Mother Theresa

(3)   Be Authentic

Ralph Waldo Emerson had it right: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”. Be yourself. Trust the value of your own authenticity.

After initially starting out life with the sole pursuit of money and the realisation that it leads to a hollow void. I took a step back and reflected how I wanted my life to look and the legacy I wanted to leave. I have come to realise that my dharma in this life is to help people overcome the challenges that I have struggled with. Being able to show there is a way out of addiction, heal from old trauma patterns, revitalise mental health and live a life of purpose. If I can achieve this then I will leave this life a very happy man and with a meaningful legacy.


  • Simple acts of kindness can change lives in powerful ways

  • Trust the value of your own authenticity

  • People will never forget how you made them feel

Michael Andrew - The science behind the Mental Health Pillars

Michael talks about the science behind 4 of his Mental Health Pillars

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Why the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders thinks mindfulness meditation makes perfect sense for people with anxiety

  • Your brain only functions best when it gets premium fuel

  • Journaling can help you manage anxiety, reduce stress, cope with depression

  • Life purpose and meaning are the “missing links” when it comes to emotional and mental health.

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