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How to Live Purposefully with Multiple Myeloma

Keisha Hickson

Multiple Myeloma Survivor, Speaker, Thought Leader, Entrepreneur


In an inspiring episode of Navigating Cancer TOGETHER, Keisha Hickson, a cancer thriver, speaker, and entrepreneur, embodies the transformative power of embracing change, overcoming adversity, and living purposefully in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. Keisha generously shared her story and journey with multiple myeloma to help others navigate their own cancer experiences.


Living Purposefully


Living purposefully and leaving a positive impact on the world is a powerful message that Keisha shares through her journey with cancer. Before her diagnosis, Keisha was living the so-called American dream, but it was after facing the devastating news of multiple myeloma that she truly discovered her purpose. For Keisha, purpose means living true to your legacy and building a legacy that will last long after you are gone.


Keisha's story serves as a reminder that life is unpredictable, and it is important to make the most of every moment. She encourages others to be educated about their health and treatment options. By sharing her journey and experiences, Keisha hopes to inspire and impact others who may be going through similar challenges.




"So, purpose means to me, living true to your legacy and building your legacy that will last after you're gone." - Keisha Hickson




Keisha Hickson, Multiple Myeloma survivor, speaker, entrepreneur, thought leader




Live Life Without Regrets


Keisha reminds us that we should not wait for a critical moment to start living the life we want. We should not put off our dreams and desires for a later time, but instead, we should take action now and make the most of every moment. Keisha's wake-up call serves as a powerful reminder that life is too short to waste on complacency and waiting for the perfect moment.


Do not wait until something critical happens before you start living the life you want. Whether it is learning a new skill, pursuing a passion, or making a change in your life, do not delay. Live each day to the fullest and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. Keisha's story serves as an inspiration to all of us to seize the moment, embrace challenges, and live life without regrets.


Pursue Your Dreams Relentlessly


You only have one life and it is important to pursue your dreams relentlessly. Despite facing a life-altering diagnosis of multiple myeloma, Keisha refused to let it define her or hold her back from achieving her goals. Instead of waiting for retirement to pursue her passion for real estate, Keisha took a leap of faith and started her own business in the personal care industry. This decision not only allowed her to support herself financially but also allowed her to create a space where young boys and girls could feel welcomed and empowered.


Keisha's entrepreneurial spirit did not stop there. She continued to launch new business ventures, including a wellness brand and a luxury gifting business. Each new endeavor reflected her personal interests and values, showcasing her commitment to self-care, empowerment, and creating meaningful connections with others. Through her businesses, Keisha has been able to touch the lives of many individuals and make a positive impact in her community.


In addition to her business ventures, Keisha has also found a passion for professional speaking, using her platform to inspire and empower women to break free from complacency and pursue their dreams wholeheartedly. By sharing her own experiences and insights, Keisha encourages women to prioritize their goals, challenge societal norms, and strive for personal fulfillment. Her message resonates with many women who may feel trapped in a cycle of putting others first and neglecting their aspirations.


Don't Let Complacency Stop You


Keisha's message of not letting complacency stop you is a powerful reminder to all of us. Complacency can often hold us back from pursuing our dreams, trying new things, and stepping out of our comfort zones. It is easy to get comfortable in our routines and settle for mediocrity, but Keisha's story challenges us to break free from this mindset and take risks to achieve our full potential.


Keisha's quote, "Complacency is really the anchor that stops your dreams from sailing," serves as a wake-up call for anyone who may be hesitating to pursue their goals. By allowing complacency to control our actions, we limit ourselves and prevent ourselves from reaching our true potential. Keisha's advice to try new ideas, follow through on them, and embrace the journey, even if it leads to unexpected outcomes, is a powerful reminder that taking risks and stepping outside of our comfort zones can lead to incredible growth and success.


Keisha's journey with multiple myeloma has undoubtedly presented her with numerous challenges, but her resilience and determination to not let complacency hold her back is truly inspiring. Despite facing a life-threatening illness, Keisha continues to push forward, pursue her dreams, and make a positive impact on the world. Her story serves as a testament to the importance of perseverance, self-belief, and unwavering dedication to one's goals.

Keisha'sresilience, determination, and passion serve as a beacon of inspiration for others, reminding us that we have the power to shape our destinies and create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.


I encourage you to listen to the full episode for more insights and inspiration from Keisha. Her journey is a testament to the power of resilience, positivity, and determination in the face of adversity. Let's all take a page from Keisha's book and strive to live our lives with purpose and passion.


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