Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the idea of legacy. It seems like such a lofty and nebulous term but it is something I am very interested in.

I’ve always been very eager to do something big, something I could be remembered for in a good way. For a lot of my adult life I thought that music would be the thing that I focussed on creating a legacy in. I think as I moved from total novice to having experience in music that I realised a couple of things. Firstly, leaving a legacy in music is insanely difficult. Only a few people can really have that level of impact and now more than ever music has become almost a disposable commodity. At the top one day, gone the next. The second thing was, that I had a variety of interests and wanted to experience all of them regularly. Business is exciting to me, I love Streetwear, sports have been a big part of my life and I enjoy reading, learning and improving every day.

I am about to finish Chris Guillebeau’s ‘The Art of Non-Conformity’ for the second time. This is a book about leading the life you want to lead without following a traditional path. I also listened to Tim Ferriss’ interview of Casey Neistat yesterday and they talked a lot about the latter’sĀ unusual route to fame on Youtube. All three of the gentlemenĀ mentioned are people I admire greatly. All three have followed very contrarian paths. I think that is what I like most about them, I can identify with the way they think or approach situations. This mindset and a variety of interests have led me to do the things I have done in life so far.

Guillebeau talks about legacy and how it is never too early to start thinking about it. Gary Vaynerchuk, another of my favourites, thinks about legacy all the time. Now I am realising that to leave a legacy I have to be 100% sure about what it is I want to create. My plan is to set aside a few hours to really plan things out and explore some ideas properly. This ‘Legacy Blueprint’ if you will, should guide every decision made and would turn decision making into an easy task. If it fits the blueprint I do it, if not then I politely decline.

I am thinking about this as shaping my life. Every move I make, every decision will affect my legacy. Maybe 26 is too young to be thinking about this, legacy is something you hear older people discuss when they are thinking about what is next. One day I hope to be an old guy who did some incredibly cool shit, so I better start thinking about planning for that now. I am in the process of creating my blueprint and would love to hear about other people’s thoughts on

I am in the process of creating my blueprint and would love to hear about other people’s thoughts on legacy.