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Hope Revisited: Building a Legacy That Lasts … and Inspires #97

Warwick Fairfax

December 28, 2021

In this episode from February 2020, which we’re running in its entirety as we approach the new year and the personal reflection that always accompanies it, BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE host Warwick and cohost GarySchneeberger explore practical ways we can live today in a manner that leaves a legacy that outlives us well into tomorrow. The key, you’ll discover, is pursuing your career and caring for your family with the kind of character you want to define you in life … and beyond. “If it matters to you on your deathbed,” Warwick notes, “why not get a head start and do something about your legacy now?”


  • Why the idea of leaving of legacy can be intimidating (2:09)
  • Legacy is not first and foremost about leaving material things behind (5:21)
  • The deeper legacy of John Fairfax (6:19)
  • So what if you build an empire, but are remembered as a jerk? (8:20)
  • We have to be intentional about the legacy we want to leave (9:59)
  • A legacy is about more than just work accomplishment (11:22)
  • It’s never too late to work on leaving an intentional legacy (15:47)
  • The surprising legacies of music legends Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash … as reflected on their tombstones (16:08)
  • The importance of balancing a successful legacy with a significant one (19:14)
  • How the most meaningful legacies outlive you in critical ways (23:00)
  • INC. magazine’s practical tips for leaders on leaving a legacy of significance (28:27)