Letter to my community – a black man’s legacy

Leaving a legacy is something we don’t often consider. Sometimes we can have limiting beliefs around being worthless or not good enough. We don’t see ourselves as being able to, or worthy of, leaving something significant after we’re gone.

Recently, my partner and I created our wills as a part of living our legacy in the present. As part of the experience, I was moved to write a letter to my good friends; a letter I am sharing with my entire community today.

This letter will be relevant for you if:

  • You are trying to keep up with the Joneses
  • You feel voiceless
  • You are part of a minority group.

I hope this letter will inspire you to act to start living your legacy today!


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How did I, as a 16-year-old from a very small city in Mutare, Zimbabwe come to live in Australia by myself and become a successful high performance coach, lawyer and humanitarian?