“Write your eulogy” is an exercise life coaches often give their clients—those very much in the prime of life—to help them live better now, decide what will be important tomorrow, and leave the memory they want for decades to come. Beginning with the end in mind helps you focus on what matters and become far more intentional now.
What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a book to help you do just that. A guidebook for those who care about their impact on others and on the world, this book helps you look at your material life and make a plan to deal with it, so you not only don’t leave a mess, but also transform everything you own into something meaningful that will outlast you.
People come to estate planning from situations of all kinds. You might be single with no children, or part of a triple-blended family with kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. You might have significant resources to leave behind, or just a little to carefully plan for. You might want the fruits of your life’s work to benefit your family, the arts, the environment, animals, research, museums, your church, orphans, or all of the above. Regardless of where you are, this book will encourage and inspire you, then guide you.
In short, this book helps you answer the question: What do I want my legacy to be? Then it helps you get there. With her trademark practical wisdom and humor, author and nationally syndicated columnist Marni Jameson—known for her many books and columns that blend heart and home—strikes just the right emotional register as she takes readers through the why, how, and when of their final downsizing project, helping them through their final story. Readers will find comfort (and laugh) as they journey through a subject they’d maybe previously wanted to avoid.