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In this episode, I get to speak with Jan Freed.

She is a seasoned professor turned legacy expert. Jan shares her journey from academia to authorship, revealing the driving force behind her work in leadership and character development. Through deep dives into legacy building and the concept of “breadcrumb legacy,” Jan imparts timeless wisdom on creating a meaningful impact in both personal and professional spheres.

Tune in to discover how to craft a legacy that resonates long beyond your lifetime.

Our Guest drjannfreed. (Instagram).

Hacks to take away

  1. Writing Your Own Eulogy: Dr. Jan suggests an impactful exercise where individuals write their own eulogy, emphasizing that this exercise fosters self-awareness and prompts individuals to reflect on how they want to be remembered.
  2. Purposeful Living: Dr. Jan encourages individuals to identify what truly motivates them and gets them out of bed in the morning, emphasizing the importance of living with purpose and passion.
  3. Investing in Relationships: Dr. Jan highlights the significance of investing time and effort into nurturing relationships, sharing her personal practice of sending handwritten notes and holiday cards as a way to stay connected with others over the years.
  4. Compassion and Forgiveness: Acknowledging that mistakes are inevitable, Dr. Jan underscores the importance of self-awareness, compassion, and forgiveness, suggesting that embracing these qualities contributes to a positive legacy.
  5. Legacy Building: Dr. Jan emphasizes the concept of leaving behind positive breadcrumbs through one’s actions and relationships, encouraging individuals to consider how they want to be remembered and to ensure that their actions align with their desired legacy. Let’s get started with your Home Studio! Be ready for live streaming, zoom calls, and creating content. Let me help you build a space that helps you gain confidence in front of the lens. Book a call here for a free consultation:⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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