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If you are curious about the name MoxiePsychology Legacy, this blog will explore some of the meaning behind why I chose this business name:
First, why is "legacy" included? Well, I believe that our psychological legacies are extremely important (and we often aren't even aware of how important they are!). I want to raise awareness and discussion about our own psychological legacies as well as the psychological legacies others have passed on to us.
Second, much of the psychological legacies we pass on to others are within our control through small and simple changes.
The great thing about psychological legacies is that there is a lot most of us can do about them. Unlike passing on a large financial inheritance (i.e., a financial legacy) to the next generation (which isn't always possible for everyone), passing on a healthy and meaningful psychological legacy is within the reach of most people, no matter your tax bracket or socioeconomic status. In many ways, I think that psychological legacies can have more of an impact on our day to day lives, mental health, and relationship health than our financial status.
Third, so what is a psychological legacy exactly?
Fourth, the word "MoxiePsychology" is about being brave psychologically and also with our relationships.
I don't necessarily mean brave in a loud/start a world movement kind of way (although that is a great thing too!); I mean stepping up to make positive changes in your own life and in the lives of those around you... Discovering what is in your control and power, and taking responsibility for it. By all of us in the world making small and meaningful psychological and relationship choices, we can change the world. I strongly believe that.
Why is being brave important?
Fifth, what is a relationship legacy leader? How does this tie in?
In essence, a relationship legacy leader is someone who is aware of what a psychological legacy is, and is actively (and bravely) working on making positive changes to their psychological legacy.
The expanded definition: A relationship legacy leader is someone who is committed to healthy relationships and emotional health for themselves, and also for the people around them. These progressive leaders deeply value thriving and resilient relationships, but are also keenly aware of the relational and emotional impact they have on other people: friends, relatives, co-workers, people in their community, kids, etc. These leaders know that in order to collaborate effectively, achieve the greatest growth, and to experience meaning and satisfaction out of life it takes growing our relationship and emotional skills. See my past blog post here for additional discussion on the topic. (1)
Anyone can be a relationship legacy leader and make a positive impact on the people in their lives.
Lastly, can you give me some examples of a psychological legacy?
Your own legacy examples:
Legacies passed on to you examples:
Thanks for joining me today!
Thank you for being here with me today. I hope that the post sparked some ideas/observations about the psychological legacies passed on to you, and the legacy that you are passing on to others. All of us can be relationship legacy leaders... Where can you start to make some small changes?
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Talk to you next week.
All the best,
Holly L. Harrison
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