Mavens are experts - but even more importantly they are connectors - connecting people who can help and support each other with the knowledge and resources they need.
That is exactly what we will do here with thelegacymaven.com - create connections about the things that matter most - whether friends or ideas or youtube clips or even funny pictures of animals (trust me, there will be funny pictures of animals).
So who am I? I'm Kaycee Krysty, a retired CEO/financial advisor/workaholic with a serious interest in making sure I leave the world a little bit better because I was here. You can read my boring business bio or the version with the real story. Like many other baby boomers, in the 1960s I thought I would change the world. Now that I am in my 60s it is clearly time to get on with it. Along the way I have had conversations with many others who are looking at their next twenty years as a time for more accomplishment. I even wrote a book about it. Now I am blogging about it. Believe me, there is lots to talk about.
And how do I define what matters most? In a word, legacy. And it's not what you might think. The term legacy is often used to describe a bequest of a large sum of money. Or maybe having one's name on a building. I would argue that it so much more than that; and in fact I hope to change the way my entire generation thinks about it.
In my career I have had the privilege of advising some of the most philanthropic people in the country. If I have learned one thing it is this - those with the greatest legacy are not those who gave away the most money. Instead true and authentic legacy comes from living it, taking the actions that will actually change the course of people's lives. That is the kind of legacy we will be talking about here.
As more and more of us baby boomers embrace retirement, we are recognizing that it is now or never when it comes to living with purpose and passion. The traditional retirement dream of going to live someplace with nice weather, surrounded by people just like us and do nothing but leisure activities seems hollow. Well, the nice weather is pretty appealing; but the do nothing part? No way.
Like no generation before us, we baby boomers have been defined by our work lives. We love to work and we work hard. We are the generation that made workaholic a term of endearment. So for us, retirement becomes a time of re-definement, of looking at who we truly are and what we want to be doing. It's no surprise that many find it a challenge.
Here at thelegacymaven.com I won't pretend to be an expert (although I must admit that in other venues I have been known to claim expertise). Instead I hope to share my own struggles with re-definement and what I am learning from others long the way. What I know is that while I may have something to teach, I without a doubt have more to learn. So please join me. I look forward to the lessons we will all share.