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Ep. 076 | Legacy

What It Is and Why It Matters, with Maggie Gannon


Legacy. What is it, and why does it matter?

As a 28-year veteran in the field of Otorhinolaryngology, clinical nurse specialist Maggie Gannon first encountered the transformational impact of legacy in the crucible of caring for desperately ill head and neck cancer patients. Then, cancer hit close to home. That ordeal galvanized her resolve to bring the power of legacy to everyone.

Today, Maggie is the founder and CEO of Haven, the first customer-centric company built from clinical research to help the patient, the family, and the companies that serve them improve quality of life during life’s last chapter. Haven is changing the experience of death into something more meaningful and peaceful when the time comes. Maggie is also a recognized national lecturer and author.

There’s Something to This Legacy Thing

This is the second time in as many episodes that legacy has come up, so I'm taking note. If you haven't already, tune in to episode 075 with Alison Zimmerman for her perspective on legacy. There's something here that we need to pay attention to because those who have looked Mortality square in the eyes say it's important. Let's hear and heed their counsel now, before our own encounter with Mortality is upon us.

Highlights from This Episode

  • How listening well helps others see new possibilities and generate new options for themselves

  • Key differences between those who cope well with their Mortality and those who don’t

  • How years of caring for the chronically and terminally ill has changed how Maggie lives her own life–and what that means for you and me

  • How Maggie’s views on life and death changed when cancer hit close to home–and what that means for you and me

  • The astounding mental, emotional, and physical benefits of connecting with and capturing our legacy

  • How to begin capturing your legacy today

  • The top regrets that Maggie’s patients expressed as death drew near–don’t let them become yours!

  • Tune in to the full episode for more…

Get in Touch With Your Legacy

How well-acquainted are you with your legacy? In light of your own Mortality, what are you willing and able to do differently in order to become better acquainted with it and give the gift of your legacy to those you love? Thanks to Maggie and her Haven team, all you have to do is visit to get started right now. Haven's guided, self-paced process is simple and intuitive and yours to use as you see fit. What you create remains as a permanent record for those you love and those who come after you.

Take the Narrow Road

It would be much easier not to check out Haven. It would be much easier to enjoy the insights you gained from today's conversation but do nothing with them in the real world. But if you listen to this podcast, you are not interested in the easy road. You're looking for the narrow road that leads to a life you're outrageously proud of when you die, and you're intentionally tapping into the power of your Mortality to motivate you. Visit and start capturing your legacy today.

Remember: You are going to die. But you’re not dead yet. So get after it!

Create Your Legacy in a Graveyard Group

As you capture your legacy on Haven, continue creating your legacy in the Graveyard Group with the support of your very own confidential board of advisors. Harness the power of the Mortality Mindset to break free from the status quo, become the person you were made to be, and live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon.

New groups for men and women are forming now. To learn more, visit my website to schedule a free one-hour coaching session with me, find me on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, or email me.

I’m so glad you tuned in today. Don’t forget to follow this show, and I’ll see you next time on Andrew Petty is Dying.

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Welcome! I invite you to browse the archive of past interviews with fascinating people and short, topical solo episodes--all designed to equip you with the mindset and the means to become the person you were made to be and live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon. We flip the script by inviting our ancient foe, Death, to become an unlikely ally in our heroic journey to leave it all out on the field of life. Turns out, Mortality might just be the best motivator available--blasting us out of our ambivalence and complacency and toward the fullness of our potential.

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