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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 20

The Season of Serving

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

—MAHATMA GANDHI

Let’s face it, creating a legacy is meaningless if we do not know why we are doing it. If we really expect our leadership efforts to matter, then we must learn to connect the value of our work experiences with something more meaningful than profit margins and position power. We need to build a living balance sheet that is constantly uniting us with something that is bigger than ourselves. These connections bring us into alignment with the purposes that will sustain us in the adventures of trading time for money. Without the right purpose, we can’t even hang on, let alone cross the finish line of a productive and meaningful ...

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