Interview with Amena Kay Thornton by The Upcomming

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

My 20-year life and the business partnership ended and I was lost for direction. I did not know whom to trust, since overnight I lost half the family I grew to love as my own. “Divorce is like that.” That is what my ex-mother-in-law said to me when she finally talked to me months after I separated from my husband. I wasn’t allowed to go to a family baby shower that was on that side of the family or could bring my kids to a family reunion. It really devastated me. And I don’t agree that divorce is like that. People are like that. People get to decide the rules not society. Finding out that I was living very toxic environment I started cutting off a lot of friendships and family members that were not supporting me the way I needed support. I needed encouragement, not pity or their options of what I should or shouldn’t with my life. It’s not like I was an alcoholic or drug attic. I couldn’t go back to my marriage because there is so much hate and abuse. I just didn’t feel safe anymore. I place where you’re supposed to feel comforted and loved became a place of being scared and lonely. During that time, I started listening to my favorite motivational speaker’s speeches for that encouragement I desperately needed as a newly single parent, broke, broken, and lost. That was Zig Ziglar. During that time I listen to a lot of motivational speakers, I still do and I am one now. I became one because I needed to be reminded of the positivity of a positive mindset. There’s just too much negativity out there that can draw you in really quickly if you don’t have boundaries or self-love, as it did to me for a few years. Self-talk isn’t much help either a lot of that can also be negative when hanging out with people that always talk negatively, this even boils over to the music you listen to and the influences on your social media.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

I would love it, too! There are just so many! I’ll keep it to the first one. A few months after I separated for the second time in a year, I discovered the world of MLMs. Yes, that’s multi-level marketing! No this is not going to be a pitch about how you should be in an MLM, lol. I think they’re great and all but there is a lot of limitations. I met a lot of great people being involved in one, it started off as a travel company....." - read more at