I’m Living My Legacy



Legacy – handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor; a heritage

As the countdown to my half-century mark continues, I am consistently focusing on not just the legacy that I want to leave, but also the legacy that I am currently living. Moving beyond thoughts of clarifying my identity and solidifying my branding to legacy thinking is powerful.

1973 – A Princess arrived
– A Candy Girl appeared
– A Mother materialized
– A Woman elevated
– A Queen manifested
– A Legacy emerged

I waited nearly 4 months for the New Edition Legacy Tour to hit our Nation’s Capital. With their 40-year career, New Edition has literally created the soundtrack of my life. The concert was AMAZING! I love New Edition and I love that every new concert is a new concert. New Edition does not rest on past successes or let their age be a barrier to a high-energy performance – they give 100% in every way. This legacy tour was legendary – especially for the day-one fans. New song list, new outfits, new set, and new stage. They incorporated songs from the Candy Girl album that never received any radio play.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear “With You All the Way”.  If you don’t know “Let’s Be Friends” is the next song on the album after “With You All The Way” are you really a #NE4Lifer LOL? Lost In Love and Still In Love were also included in this concert. One down and one to go. Yes, I’m traveling to see the show at the end of the month.

FYI: Black Promoters Collective is amazing at bringing concerts for ‘the culture’

RELATED: 5 Career Lessons You Can Learn From New Edition

Today, I am not just operating in authenticity and intentionality, I am also celebrating my birthday all year long, committed to trying new things, and concentrating on my personal and professional impact.

What is the legacy you are living and leaving?


Nicki Sanders, MSW, supports high-performing women of color in social work leadership in developing careers that feed their hearts, minds, and wallets. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers, and employees thrive individually and collectively. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management leading high-functioning, multi-disciplinary teams, volunteer recruitment and retention, and social impact programming. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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