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“Everyday is an opportunity to reinvent yourself by changing one thing that sends you down a new path. “

Lynn Pierce

What path are you on?

What’s New
This week’s article answers another listener’s question from our Blueprints for Lifepreview teleseminars that I didn’t have time to answer live on the call.

Speaking of that, if you haven’t registered for tonight’s Blueprints for Life teleseminar go to:


I’m getting ready to pick up a friend from the airport this morning so I needed to get this out to you a little early today.  Then tomorrow I’m off to San Francisco for a weekend with Marianne Williamson. And then back Monday to spend the day with a friend in town. It’s a busy time in San Diego, everyone wants out of the cold weather!

I’m happy to say that I just off to Maui again in February, the holidays just weren’t long enough for me. I think this time I’ll try to get a tan.

We’re only 2 weeks into the year and your thoughts are probably on doing, doing, doing. But what about building a stronger foundation than the one that got you to where you ended last year?

It’s a good time to do a review of what worked in 2008 and what needs to be improved. A stronger, broader foundation is required the higher you build, so the tools and strategies that got you to where you are now may not be capable of getting you where you want to go this year.

You have a full eleven and a half months left to make this your best year ever. What can you do today to make that happen?

What kind of changes have you seen in your life already this year? Is your year on track to go according to your plan? I certainly hope you have a plan. If not, make a plan now to create your Blueprint for Life with me in San Diego Feb. 20-22nd.


I believe life is an adventure and adventures involve change. If your life is like mine, there are always changes going on. Things are always coming up that are unexpected.

In the last few months I’ve moved to San Diego, furnished a new place, had a fall full of travel and speaking engagements from one end of the country to the other and back again. Thank God I have the flexibility to do it, because I love to travel!

If it wasn’t for the blueprint I created for my life, it would have been easy for me to get sidetracked by all these things. Instead it was just a matter of looking at what I absolutely needed to get done to achieve my goals and what could wait until later.

Life happens, be ready for it. Click on the link below and get started creating a vision for your life, a plan for your future, your Blueprint for Life.


Set your goals high enough that they require you to stretch your comfort zone and you’ll be amazed what you can achieve. Ask yourself, “What’s the one thing I can change this year to create the life of my dreams?”

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Pick Up, It’s the Rest of Your Life Calling

This article is in response to several questions I received from  listeners on my last Blueprints for Life teleseminar.

We all have life changing moments. Sometimes you’re aware of them as they happen, other times not until a great deal of time has passed and suddenly you see the full impact of how a particular decision shaped the rest of your life.

I was at a cocktail party when a woman I don’t really know walked up to me and asked me a question. That question instantly changed the way I was creating my life, forever.

She didn’t say, “Hi, how are you?” or anything. She simply said, “Where will you be five years from now in your business?” I’m thinking, “What an odd first statement.” I immediately started rattling off where I would be like I was reading it off a page. It surprised me how quickly I could go right into my future.

I’ve been consciously creating my life for so many years that on some level I could have always done that to a certain extent. The thing that made this different was the certainty and the level of detail I knew about what my life and my business would be. Where was it coming from?

Do you ever feel like you’re having an out of body experience as you are listening to yourself talk? That’s what was happening to me. I was talking and yet my mind was also observing the whole scene coming to it’s own conclusion.

Then I realized I was reading the words I was saying right out of my own journal in my mind! I write the answer to that question as one of the daily lessons in Change One Thing, Change Your Life ever 40 days. I had written the latest version in the last couple weeks.

At the same time I was talking I was thinking to myself, “Where is the vision of my life in five years that I wrote in April of 2001? Did I even keep it? I’ve never looked for it since I wrote it.” And my next thought was, “I wish I had a copy of what I wrote while living in Cabo in 1998 that my life would be in 10 years, because thinking back to what I remember, I think I’m pretty much living it!”

I had an entirely different life when I lived in Cabo and yet I wrote these things that had no meaning to me at the time as I projected my life forward and trusted where ever those dreams came from as I wrote them down. 10 years seemed like a really long time, and now it’s passed.

And here I am…

I was getting a lump in my throat and goose bumps as I said to this woman, “I’m very clear on what I want my life to be and I’m actually living it. I’m right on track to be where I want to be in 5 years!”

It was like being hit with a brick. I hadn’t given that much thought to how my 5 year projection shifts every 40 days. I know it does, it’s always different, because every time I cycle through those lessons I’m different.

And yet, at the foundation of all of it is my personal manifesto. You received a report on how to create your own when you signed up for this ezine. Did you create yours?  It’s a powerful tool.

The last one I created was so strong and so accurate that during a coaching session yesterday I got it out and talked about it with my mentee. And there’s nothing I need to change after 8 years because the essence of who I am is still the same.

That’s your personal manifesto.  It’s the bedrock that everything you create is based on. It’s the yard stick you measure every decision against. When I hear people talking year after year about how they are still not sure who they are or what their life purpose is I just want to  tell them it is so simple.

Take the steps, use the tools for discovering what is already inside you-just waiting for you to ask the right questions so the truth of who you are can reveal itself to you!

When the woman at the party asked me that question, it was so ingrained into my brain I was moving forward on my blueprint without even realizing it. I immediately wondered where I would be at this point, through that first 10 year projection, if I had made more of a conscious effort.

I believe I would have achieved everything in record time and even more if I would have known then what I know now about the life blueprint process and what it takes to go from a vision to a blueprint and a step by step plan, all built on the foundation of a personal manifesto.

Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Isn’t it amazing how many times we set a plan in motion with a simple wish or desire without even putting any conscious effort into it?

Do you ever wonder what else you would have accomplished if you would have really created a step-by-step plan and followed through with conscious action?

What would your answer be if someone walked up to you today, out of the blue, and asked you what your life was going to look like in five years?

Do you have a clear blueprint of where you are going to be next year, two years from now, much less five years from now?

I’ve learned so much since I set that casual 10 year plan in motion.  I’ll never stop learning. I’ll never stop working with mentors. Why would I waste my time trying to reinvent the wheel when my mentors have already cleared the path and I can take the shortcut they’ve created?

At the same time I’ve also been learning more about how the mind works and how to increase the ability of my students to manifest all they desire. Personal development has been my major preoccupation for over 30 years. I’m always reading and learning more about how to make permanent, positive changes quickly and easily. As it says in the tag line of my ezine, my goal is to empower you to discover and live your passion. Are you on your way?

I believe learning from others, how to do what you want to do in your life, greatly shortens the time it will take you to reach your goals. Learning how to increase your self-esteem and create a positive self-image can propel you to the greatness beyond anything you thought you were capable of.

A great first step would be to download my free report, “What Do You Stand For?” at http://LynnPierce.com by signing up for this ezine again. Make sure you use the same email address so you don’t get on the list twice, and then write your own personal manifesto. It will help you to clearly establish what is important to you and set the guidelines for how you choose to live your life.

If you would like to get on the fast track to creating a blueprint for your life, enroll today for San Diego.

Until next week, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Just comment on this post on my blog.

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 http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com

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


I Just Took a Walk With a Bull Sea Lion

Today was my first day back to my regular afternoon beach walk since I got back from the holidays on Maui and what a walk it turned out to be!

One of the reasons I live at the beach is because I am drawn to the ocean. I normally walk for an hour every day. Today shortly after I turned and started back and my iPod switched from Slightly Stoopid to Foo Fighters, I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

So I stopped and watched for a few seconds.  The sun was in my eyes but I didn’t think what I had seen was one of the seagulls floating on the water so I scanned for another minute and then I saw him.

I’ve lived on the ocean for so many years in places with lots of activity, like Cabo San Lucas where there’s always something to see in the water. So I’ve trained my eyes to always be scanning.

This bull sea lion was so close into shore that I couldn’t believe nobody else saw him. Three different times surfers were within feet of him and didn’t see him.

Two surfers were heading out and he was thrashing around feeding a few feet away and they were oblivious.

The sea lion stopped to eat twice as we strolled up the beach together. I couldn’t believe how close in he stayed and how he swam slow enough that I could walk along with him.

Then he started playing in the waves and I saw how long he was as the sun lit up the wave from behind. I thought he was huge from the size of his head and he was. It was so cool to see him all stretched out inside the wave. Then a few minutes later he did what looked like a somersault in another wave and I was so excited to watch him play, I heard myself talking out loud over my iPod saying, “Wow, that’s so cool!”

I was grinning ear to ear as I turned around to see if anyone else was seeing what I was seeing, but there was nobody there but me.

I spent almost an hour walking with him, going 5 minutes past the stairs to my house and then all of a sudden he turned around and we started to walk back. As we got back by my stairs a dog started pulling his owner into the surf, he smelled him. And as the dog went back and forth in the surf trying to get further into the water, the sea lion dove and he didn’t come back up.

I waited a few minutes after the dog left to see if he was going to re-join me, but no. When I got to the top of the stairs and had a perspective high above the waves, I didn’t see anything but surfers out there. He was gone. But we had walked together for almost an hour and it reminded me yet again of why I live at the beach.

The Day My Life Changed

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

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

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.