Synopses & Reviews
"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 the impact they could make 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 you also transform everything you own into something meaningful that will outlast you.
Whether you 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, one fact is certain: It won't unless you plan. 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.
A book to encourage, inspire, and guide you through turning your material assets into a meaningful legacy
Getting your affairs in order doesn't sound like fun . . . but with bestselling author Marni Jameson as your guide, you might be surprised. In helping readers leave behind a blessing rather than a burden, Jameson focuses on what's important: taking care of loved ones and causes dear to you--and making a thoughtful plan instead of a mess. Whether you are in the prime of life or your later years; are single or married; have kids or not; are well-off or just getting by, What to Do with Everything can help you:
- Identify what kind of legacy you want to leave
- Understand wills, trusts, and other agreements
- Head off potential family conflict
- Decide which possessions to donate, sell, or auction.
As Jameson helps you shape your legacy, you'll enjoy peace of mind, comfort, and even a few laughs. And you'll rest assured: It's not so much what
you leave but how
you leave it that matters.
You can't take it with you, but you can ensure that what you leave behind has value and meaning.
Whether you want the fruits of your life's work to benefit your family, the environment, science, human rights, the arts, your church, or another cause dear to you, one thing is certain: It won't happen unless you plan. What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a step-by-step, DIY guide to turning your money and "stuff" into something meaningful that will outlast you--whether you are in the prime of life or your later years, single or partnered, have kids or not, are well-off or of modest means. With her trademark practical wisdom, downsizing expert Marni Jameson offers plenty of comfort (and even some laughs) as she guides you through the following:
- Identifying whom you want to benefit from your legacy
- Navigating wills, trusts, and other paths to your goals
- Heading off potential family conflicts
- Making the best plan for your material assets
This book will encourage and inspire you through every step of your final downsizing project, helping you make a positive impact on the people and causes closest to your heart.