OUR DREAMS FOR OUR CHILDREN Inspires a New Generation
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Author Richard O. Weijo, PhD, sees the seventy-six million baby boomers in America and the almost ten million in Canada as one sleeping giant, waiting to be awakened to the power of legacy. His book Our Dreams for Our Children: Creating Legacies That Inspire Each New Generation to Achieve a Brighter Future is a call to action.
Three events awoke him to the power of legacy. The birth of his granddaughter, Elsie, inspired him to begin thinking about how to help her succeed in life. Learning he had prostate cancer reminded him of his mortality and that every day is precious. And finally, while cleaning out drawers, he came across some old coins, many that had belonged tohis father, a WWII veteran. These coins were one of the few remnants of his father's past and he had almost sold them off as if they were useless trinkets!
Weijo realized that these coins had stories to tell stories that could enrich his granddaughter's life. Both he and his wife also had many of their own stories to share with future generations. These stories held knowledge and wisdom that would be lost unless he did something about it.
Legacy is not an afterthought. Rather, legacy is proactive, the foundation for creating a brighter future. At the heart of this book is a detailed guide to planning and implementing a meaningful legacy - leveraging tools like journals, ethical wills (or legacy letters), life stories or memoirs, wills and living trusts that can be sustained for multi-generations to come.
About the Author
Richard O. Weijo, PhD, received an undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and went on to complete MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota. Prior to retiring from industry, he was as a marketing director at Portland General Electric. Currently, he is a consultant and writer, and absolutely adores his young granddaughter Elsie, whose birth inspired this book.
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