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Leave Your Legacy

Leave Your Legacy
It may not be the Fountain of Youth, but this Cincinnati-based professional networking group serves to help you achieve immortality. Learn how you can stake your claim.

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Humans have searched and researched for immortality since the beginning of time, and one local company has found the "X marks the spot." While they don't distribute a magic elixir, Legacy Connection helps local business-minded people make their mark on the world so that they can live on through their accomplishments.

 

One of Legacy Connection's fundamental principles is community. "By taking a community approach to business development, we can accelerate the success of our members," says Peg Stookey, founder and CEO of Legacy Connection. That acceleration stems from the group members' ability to grow their networks and learn from others' mistakes and triumphs.

 

The importance of a community shines through in the franchise model. Statistics show that franchises have a better chance of survival because the franchisees have an instant community of systems and people that have an invested interest in their success when they sign on, Stookey says. So Legacy Connection works to mimic that system of support with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded people who aren't part of a franchise.

 

Just like in any community, each member of Legacy Connection serves as a mentor and mentee, so everyone learns and everyone teaches. "We call it 'lift-as-you-climb mentoring,' " Stookey says.

 

Beyond the community approach, Legacy Connection also has a time-tested process to help members define and achieve their goals. The process includes five major steps: vision, purpose, strategy, action and re-action, Stookey says. To start the process, the goal-setter must identify what specifically she wants to attain (vision) and then decide why she wants to achieve that goal (purpose). These steps often include a long-term objective that includes several shorter-term, more readily achievable goals.

 

Once the goal-setter has clarified her vision and purpose, she develops a plan of action as to how to achieve her desire in a specified time frame (strategy), and then she executes the plan (action). These steps generally span the course of three to four months, Stookey says.

 

Once the timeframe has expired, the goal-setter evaluates her progress to determine her successes and shortcomings so that she can grow from her experience (re-action). After her analysis of her actions, she works through the same process again, and throughout each cycle, all of the other members of the Legacy Connection community are there to offer guidance and support.

 

For more information about Legacy Connection or to become a part of the community, check out LegacyConnection.com.

 


PHOTO CREDITS
Photographer: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Model: Peg Stookey
Location: The McAlpin

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