We asked folks we admire to tell us about what they want their legacy to be. Check out their responses below.
Brittny Ferguson | Founder of Once Upon Her Life and Assistant Vice President | Branch Manager
Legacy is often defined as, “…anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.” I often reflect on my own legacy and what I want people to remember about me. I even dedicated a chapter about this topic in my book, Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, where I challenged people to imagine being at the end of their life. If we all had the opportunity to sit in the back of our own funeral and observe everything, what would we like to hear people say about our life? What would we like to have accomplished? What kind of person would we like to have been? The day that I completed this exercise myself was the day that I truly started living each day to the fullest with the end in mind. Read more>>
Sara Shokouhi | Founder b.WR
I want to be remembered as someone who cared. I have built my career on advocation and awareness and I want to continue to do so. I recognize there are many voices that are not heard as loud as they should be, so the least I can do through my brand and my platform is to amplify. I set out to build something that not only conveys my creative essence and what I, Sara, am passionate about, but creates something that gives back. All I can ask is that I continue on this path to grow my mission into something that can touch and be remembered by as many people as possible. Read more>>
Stephanie Sousa | Helping You Avoid Boring Photos//Wedding Photographer
When anyone interacts with me — whether that be through my social media presence, in person, or as a client, I want them to walk away feeling seen, heard, and loved. I work hard to get to know each of my clients because I think that’s the best way I can serve them. But I also try to bring that same strategy into my daily life. I only work with so many couples but the amount of people each of us interacts with over the course of our lives is what will really make a difference. Being a photographer is so much more than taking beautiful photos. It’s documenting people. Their personalities, their quirks, what makes them unique. In order to do what I do and succeed, I need to care about people. That’s true in ANY job. Read more>>