We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them.  We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Elizabeth Koraca | Career Strategist & Media Contributor

I want to be remembered for helping people make their mark on the world and achieve their goals and dreams. Through my coaching practice, I’ve had the opportunity to leverage my skills gained as a TV anchor to empower people across different industries. I love helping people take charge of their careers, grow professionally and personally, and gain self-confidence. I’ve provided them with the tools and tips I wish I had years ago to identify and achieve what they really want. Watching them grow by developing a strategy to find the vision and purpose for their lives is inspiring. As a mentor and advocate, I often believe in them before they believe in themselves. I never want anyone to feel silenced and disempowered so I hope my legacy is that I helped people find their voices so they could speak up for themselves and ask for what they want. Read more>>

Rachel Budvitis | Calligraphy & Coordination

When I think about the term, “legacy,” and what that means to me, two amazing quotes come to mind worth noting here: 1) “Legacy is not something for people but rather a way to leave something behind in people.” – Peter Strobler and 2) “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Now, if we begin to conceptualize what that looks like for myself, and our business; Harpershand, I think it’s also important that I share a little background story of my Nana’s influence on my life. Growing up, my Nana was easily my favorite human being, like ever. Easily, and without a doubt, and I’ll tell you why. She had this unwavering and natural ability to make you feel instantly seen, heard, and safe. Read more>>

MEGG | Pop/Rock Artist

I want my legacy to be that I never gave up. That despite losing my dad, I picked myself up and kept going. That despite going on The Voice and not getting a chair turn from the judges TWICE, I picked myself up and continued to pursue music. That despite my band breaking up, I went back to the drawing board and started over as a solo artist. That despite finally finding true love with someone that was by my side at all times and rode with me from the start through thick and thin and everything in between – I lost myself, so I chose my own happiness, moved out, got my own apartment in LA to find myself again and put the focus back on pursuing music. Read more>>

Justin Hanassab | Attorney at Law

I just want to be in a position to help as many people as possible while doing what I love. As an attorney, I get to stand up for individuals who have been mistreated, exploited or damaged by others with overwhelming power and resources. That is the most rewarding work for me. I want to be remembered as a lawyer for the people—someone who fought for the “Davids” against the “Goliaths.” I want to leave a legacy in the courtroom by pushing these cases to trial when appropriate because that is how these people truly get their voices heard. Read more>>

Keep It Weird Podcast | Podcast

Lauren I want people to remember me as someone who always wanted to learn and get better. I don’t want to go down in history as narrow minded or as someone who pretended to have it all together. I aspire to be a person who is open to change and growth, especially when I receive new information that might be uncomfortable. I aspire to continue my education in all parts of life. This includes parts I’m passionate about and parts I need to open my eyes to and be challenged on. Something I have loved about the Keep It Weird Podcast is how much research and studying goes into each and every episode we put out. We both try to be students and consume as much information as possible. I hope we leave that legacy behind us – That we always searched for the truth but left space for debate with other perspectives and ideas. Read more>>

Josefine Holmberg | Celebrity Trainer & Online Fitness Coach

I want to help, inspire and motivate million of people to a healthier and more active lifestyle. Read more>>

Elle Litiatco | Creator & Founder

Character, Leadership, and the ability to build a company that you believe in, and you support. When I decided that I wanted to be an Entrepreneur, I remember coming up with the ideas of the next best thing; what do people need right now, what would sell? I would make plans, and share them to see what people thought. Those ideas weren’t anything I was passionate about, but that I thought would be good marketing. I was scared to choose the vision of ELLERALI because upcycling was so new then. It was also very important to me, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out.. I would bring up ELLERALI at the end after all my other ideas, and everyone loved the idea of it. They always say when starting a business, to make sure you love it so much bc it’ll take up a lot of your time. ELLERALI is me. Read more>>

Shannon Vendetta | Personal Trainer/Empowerment Coach

I really want to be remembered as an inspiration. Someone who helped women fall back in love with their bodies. Too remind them they had the power along to be who they were meant to be and how they want to look and feel. Too not be afraid of stepping up and making the changes they do deeply want. Read more>>