“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman
A little about the name…
LIVE: To spend one’s life in a particular way. To have an exciting or fulfilling existence.
YOUR: Unique to who you are and no one else.
LEGEND: Something remarkable and noteworthy, however big or small, that somehow changes the world.
The Reason Why…
Imagine for a moment a world where everyone did work that made them come alive. And imagine if you were surrounded by the people who made that type of life possible.
What would that look like? How differently would you treat your server at lunch or your husband, wife or children? How much harder would you pursue the things in front of you? How much more innovation would there be? How would those around you start to treat others as a result of how you treated them?
One ripple creates another. When enough ripples intersect, you have a revolution.
We believe that the world would be an altogether different place if we all did work that actually mattered to us. Because when we focus our time and talents on the work that means something to us, it starts to matter to those around us as well. That’s what starts to change the world.
This way of life is more possible than you think. More possible than it’s ever been. Especially when you decide to surround yourself with the people already doing it. We want to expose you to that new world – to that community that makes the impossible not only possible, but normal. That is why Live Your Legend exists.
We, this site, you – all of us are here to lead a revolution of people doing work they love.
And hopefully, before long, you’ll start to feel like Simon, one of our 250,000+ community members…
“It was 18 months ago when I came across Live Your Legend and it just completely blew my mind. I was living this life thinking I have to kind of just do this. Then it was like a kid on Christmas Day with my wife thinking, ‘We don’t have to do this anymore.’ It was literally a life change. It opened so many doors. Thanks for everything you’re doing.”
– Simon P., Singapore
“There must be another way.”
That’s usually the thought that leads people right here.
And the answer is yes. Yes, there is. And it’s a lot more possible than you realize. Our job is to shed light on that path – and to show you you’re not alone. Not even close.
People from every country in the world use our career and connection tools on a monthly basis, and with free Live Your Legend Local meetings popping up all over the world, one thing’s for sure…
You are certainly not alone.
Maybe your script sounds a little something like Jared’s did, who’s been with us since the beginning…
“I think about it every single day, I feel guilty, anxious about it. There’s only so much time on this earth. I need to do something.”
Don’t be mistaken, living your legend often takes massive effort to make the transition. You’re going to ask yourself some tough questions with even more challenging answers. But is there anything more worth getting right? This is your guide to breaking free – to knowing that you lived a life of meaning.
So get ready to cover a lot of ground. We’re constantly learning, reading, traveling, exploring, connecting with others and testing everything under the sun, from rapid ultra-marathon preparation to side-hustle business prototypes and creating instant physical rapport. Every bit of it helps us better understand ourselves and how you can better push limits and put your dent in the world.
It’s time to stop sleepwalking.
So, does any of this resonate?
You know you could be doing better work, you’re just not sure where to start.
You feel lost and let down. Like the system, culture, school, society, the people you depended on have led you astray.
You’re tired of people telling you life has to be lived a certain way.
You need a tight community of people who actually understand you – to inspire and support your big ideas.
You want to do something that actually matters – to you and to the world.
You need help getting there.
What we’re doing here is not for everyone, but if this strikes a chord, then come join us and the hundreds of thousands of other readers already committed to doing all they can with this one very short life.
We are meant to do work we love.
The world needs it.
It starts with becoming a part of something much bigger than any one of us. This is not a journey fit for the solo traveler. There are other people who see the world the same way. Who share your beliefs. They’re on this page right now, reading this right along with you. And they’re all over the world. It turns out there are a lot of us.
You’re in good company.
Watch the Full Story on the TEDx Stage in San Francisco…
In October of 2012, Scott Dinsmore, the founder of Live Your Legend, was asked to give a TEDx talk at the de Young Museum in San Francisco on How to Find & Do Work You Love. It was an unbelievable honor (and a tad terrifying). The talk has now been viewed over 8,000,000 times and was listed as one of the Top 15 Ted Talks of 2015! It’s been surreal to see experience unfold, especially since this message embodies exactly what our Live Your Legend Revolution stands for.
It also covers our proprietary Passionate Work Framework, a surprisingly simple 3-step process that Scott learned from his 10+ years of interviewing and researching thousands of people doing work that mattered.
Oh, and if you watch closely, you might catch his mic flying off his face in the middle of his favorite story – luckily he didn’t notice until he stepped off the stage. He was just following TEDx orders: Bring the passion…
Can’t see the video? Click here. For a bit more of a taste of how we see the world, check out: The 15 Rules of Our Revolution- Are You In or Are You Out?
And in case you’re wondering why we call this a Revolution, you gotta watch this…
Accept The Highest Calling At Live Your Legend: Become a Local Host!
Live Your Legend:
To live each day making your unique dent in the world, using your natural strengths, passions and talents.
The name come from one of our favorite books, The Alchemist. It’s a story about a boy pursuing his Personal Legend – one’s destiny and reason for being. It’s something you never actually accomplish, but is more an inherent feeling of purpose you spend your life pursuing.
This legend, more than anything, gives one genuine reason to live and do great things. After reading one of the passages, he looked out to the stream and, among some of the most vast wildernesses in the world, realized we are all here to live our own legend.
What’s your Legend? Are you living it?
We all have dreams, passions and gifts that the world desperately needs. If we aren’t adding those to the world, we aren’t living our potential and we’ll never be fully fulfilled. Not to mention we’re short changing the rest of the world! But don’t worry, your legend doesn’t have to be some earth-shattering thing – it can be anything as long as it’s meaningful to you. Maybe it’s solving world hunger or simply using your talent to teach algebra to the child down the street. It isn’t about size or fame or recognition. It’s about putting a dent in the world that only you are capable of.
It’s about finding what makes you come alive. It’s about being free.
Whether you know it or not, you have a deep desire to Live Your Legend. We all do.
Unfortunately, too many people tell us these dreams aren’t possible. Perhaps it’s time to stop listening and start living. It’s time to start doing things we give a sh*t about. Or as Theodore Roosevelt so perfectly said, it’s time to step into the arena.
The Man (or Woman) In The Arena
It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Over the years of building Live Your Legend, Scott put together and incredible team, who continue to spread the Revolution around the globe. You can read more about this inspiring group of people here.