The Day Breast Cancer Changed My Life

I don’t quite know where to begin this one, especially to keep it short enough that you’ll read it. And I think this is important to read.

So here we go:

It was a day much like today, warm and sunny. Just another beautiful day like all the others in Cabo San Lucas. I’d been living there for almost 6 years and today I was going for my first mammogram.

Because I thought it would be no big deal, hey I was only 43, I decided to go to a local doctor rather than my regular one two and a half hours away.

Well, it did turn out to be a big deal as I was diagnosed with breast cancer. But as I quickly realized I didn’t react in the way that the majority of women I’ve known in the same situation have.

I didn’t cry, I panicked just a little bit, mostly about how I was going to break the news to my husband.

But for me, the moment that’s burned into my mind isn’t the one where they said those dreaded words, it’s the one where I came out into the light of day into a completely different world than I had left a little over an hour before.

It was surreal to say the least, but the most important point that I wanted to clearly get across to my husband was that I was pretty sure this was an awakening, not a death sentence. There was something big that had been building inside me for quite a while.

I knew there was a shift coming. A spiritual friend of mine told me months before that she saw a big test coming for me. I figured this must be it and I was going to do whatever I needed to do to get the message I was being sent and do what I was to do as quickly as possible.

How I become cancer free in a short period of time without surgery is a whole other story. But what made me think of this experience on this particular morning was that I have that feeling again.

I have that feeling of being on the brink of a major shift in my life. For some people who don’t embrace change, it’s terrifying. For me it’s electrifying.

When this happened 9 years ago it meant ending a 25 year career, leaving the place I thought I was going to stay forever and moving to a city in the desert when I’m an ocean resort person.

But I went on faith where I felt directed to go. And this life that I have now being able to communicate like this with you and helping thousands of others to change their lives came out of that moment when I walked out of the doctors office and chose a different path.

It makes me want to cry just thinking of the magnificence of how life unfolds in ways that are wonderful and yet unpredictable.

That shifted every part of my life. And it was all good. No I didn’t have a clue what I was going to be doing for a living. I didn’t have any idea what any part of my life was going to look like, and thank God I had a husband at the time that trusted my intuition and didn’t fight me on this ambiguous picture.

And now it’s happening again. Not the cancer, the feeling. So watch over the next few weeks, because I’m sure I’ll be sharing things with you as they show up. I’m excited to see where my life will go.

But today, I really want you to look at your life and ask yourself if there’s something that could shift for you that potentially could make a huge positive difference, but you’re too afraid to take the chance. And why?

You have to take the leap of faith because if you wait to see for sure, most likely the opportunity will have already gone to someone who wasn’t afraid to act.

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.

Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at

One thought on “The Day Breast Cancer Changed My Life”

  1. Thank you, Lynn! blog is a must read!

    We spoke over a year ago on an hour call; thanks!

    We discussed your Women’s Empowerment event.

    We talked about Maui, and love for my Hawaii home.

    You moved me deeply then as you shared your life.

    Personal challenges you’ve overcome are miracles.

    Breast Cancer Awareness month of October is celebrated by your own pivotal power proving you.

    My Blog Talk Radio Saturday Show will honor you!

    All listeners for live & replay will get your URL:

    A test tempered you to exponentially empowering!

    Women’s Empowerment’s many people know too well:)

    You’re one whom my many millions worldwide need.

    As my strategically planned international media blitz reaches many more than the thousands of clients in my life’s work, you’ll be their mentor.

    Thanks for your moments sharing such success on your deeply personal experience. You’re a miracle!

    To your mentoring me & many more millions for all and you to enjoy your best success in happiness, health and wealth abundance blessings, Lynn, I am, with love, your devoted friend, affiliate,

    Forever … aloha nui loa,

    Your Zna Trainer

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