MKE Week 17 HJ – My Hero’s Journey Path

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This week was all about our Hero’s Journey. This week I have come to the realization that I have been on one most of my life without really knowing it.

From being a young mom at 19 and navigating not only how to be a mom, a young wife and really trying to figure out what my life was going to be. I have always struggled with what my purpose in life is to be. I still do not know 100% but I am getting closer each day.

Now at 41, I look back at my life and the people who came into my life, the friends I have, the people who offered assistance and kindness when I was transitioning from divorce into being on my own for the first time in my life, to those who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.

These were all either mentors or helpers along my journey. I was always someone who did well in things that I put my mind to and often excelled, especially in work aspect but was never someone who really had the courage to express or even try for the ambitions that I

When I was introduced to my Network Marketing business, I knew in my soul it was something that I could do. It wasn’t difficult the things they said to do each day, call people, ask for help, try products, and recommend them to people to express the had problems that you knew the product could help them with.

I do all that normally so why not make a business out of it. But once I started, I was greeted by my first Dragon. I had a friend who tried the same business about 10 years prior and didn’t succeed. He claimed it was a scam and every time he had the opportunity, he made a comment or some joke about it.

This dragon got under my skin a lot and honestly, I let it get in the way of having a great start. I felt like I needed to know as much as I could about the business/products and services that were being offered before I could share it with others.

This of course is so not the case!! I let myself gain lots of knowledge but never put much of the work into it. While I did some talking and showing of the plan and gained customers, I know I could have been better.

I used to say I am not a salesperson. I am not someone who is going to push anything on anyone and because of that, things will happen when they are supposed to happen. This now I know was just my old subby filling my mind with Bullsh*t.

Telling me that I was not good enough to try or not good enough to start. I was able to slay my dragon by actually having him come to one of my business presentations where I actually showed the plan instead of my upline.

I wanted to show that I was serious about this and that this was where I belonged. My upline helped too because he’s been in the business long enough that he knew the dragon’s upline and advised the dragon that he wasn’t given a fair chance to succeed.

After that my dragon did stop making comments and became much more supportive. My upline was great and often suggested this book or that book to read. Such greats as The 4 Agreements and Think and Grow Rich, Beach Money and many more.

I read them all and often felt good and energized for maybe the first week or so but then would drop back into the old ways.

One of the things that I love the most about this movement that we are currently involved in is that not only are we told a lot of the same things in these books, but we are given tools and tips and tricks on how to implement the teachings not only in our business but in our normal life.

This is the thing that I think I was really missing in my journey. MKE is that map and key that opens the door to the next adventure that I had been stuck at for over a year. I have answered the call and am now aware of my journey.

Although I can’t see the castle at the top of the mountain, I can see the road that I need to take to get there. Like my favorite Hobbit once said “I’m going on an adventure” and I am loving the steps everyday!

Meet Amy Shirtcliff

I'm Amy Shirtcliff. I am married to my best friend, a mom of 3 girls, 1 boy, 1 dog and 2 cats. I am from CT, born and raised. I love all things creative (crochet, sewing, baking, gardening to name a few, and I am a pretty big nerd (love Comic Cons, LOTR, Marvel, Star Wars). Would love to connect about similarities and interests.

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