Monthly Archives: February 2016

Have you heard of Fiverr ?

There is nothing quite like Fiverr.com when it comes to outsourcing for your business. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years, Fiverr.com is a website that is dedicated to US$5 jobs! People will do all sorts of different things for US$5, from making videos, promoting your website, or even collecting & sending you sea shells from their local beach lol.

You’d be surprised how much you can outsource on Fiverr for a measly US$5. If you’re already familiar with Fiverr.com then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

I have utilised the services of Fiverr on a number of occasions and found those that I have  dealt with efficient and trustworthy. Besides, the Fiverr system does not pay them unless you are happy with their service.

However, it also gave me an idea that some of you out there are looking for additional work so why not list your services on there! People are looking for many different types of services so ask yourself….. what are you best at? And US$5-00 is only a starting point. You must offer a basic service for that amount but then you can promote the other services that you do for a higher cost.

Now i want you to know that whilst I am an Entrepreneur, I am simply sharing this with you as my trusted subscribers. I do NOT receive any form of financial benefit form Fiverr.com for promoting them .

Just some FREE & FRIENDLY advice 🙂
Michael E. Thornley
Writer & Entrepreneur

AND I will also OFFER a FREE Report because I am such a nice person! 🙂

The 10 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Choosing a Home-Based Business

Let me tell you a story about the word YES

Our guest Blog post today is from one of our regular contributors Catriona Pollard.
Please visit her links 🙂

Blessings,
Michael E Thornley
Writer & Entrepreneur

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Let me tell you a story about the word YES

“A friend of mine is finishing off her Yoga Teacher Training Diploma, and the other day she had the decision whether to say YES or NO to a spotlight moment.

While she has done yoga for years, she has never professionally taught it. Needless to say it’s pretty daunting to teach people something where they may get injured – and she has never had to stand in front of people to teach anything before.

Oh, and did I mention, she is over 60 years old, and learning with a bunch of young things. Amazing!

So the other day she went to a yoga class and the teacher didn’t turn up. Someone who knew she was finishing off her Diploma said: “Kathryn, you should teach the class.”

These are the spotlight moments I talk about all of the time. You can say yes or you can say no. 

So imagine her situation. She has very little experience in teaching yoga, and only practiced teaching with a small group of friends. Here were 18 people staring at her, waiting for her answer.

She had done no prep, so if she said yes, she would have to think on her feet. If she screwed up it would impact her confidence and how the people in the class thought about her.

 

What do you think her answer was, yes or no?

Catriona Pollard 

When she recounted the story to me she said my TEDx talk about “Being open to yes” flashed in front of her eyes. Even though I wasn’t there, I was willing her on. She thought – I’m going to say YES!

 

Filled with trepidation, a bit of anxiety, and huge amount of bravery, she walked to the front of the class and taught her first yoga class. And when it finished, she received a round of applause with people asking her to run more classes.

If she hadn’t said yes, she would still not know her capability as a yoga teacher or have the opportunity to share her beautiful energy with the class.

 In my experience saying that first yes is like letting the genie out of the bottle. It can lead to many yeses that are full of magic and wonder.

 Yes can open up opportunities you never even dreamed of. So I’ll leave you with a question. What are you going to say yes to today?

Here’s to seeing you in the spotlight.

Catriona Pollard



Catriona Pollard
From Unknown To Expert
CP Communications

Google tricks you never knew about

The best search results require some thought

Whenever we need to know anything these days, the majority of us immediately go to Google for the answer. But there’s more to getting the best result than simply typing your query directly into the search box. Here are a few tips for getting better results from Google*.

You may have been searching incorrectly

If you want to search a specific site, begin your search with ‘site’. For example, if you want to find an alien story on The Courier-Mail website, type ‘site:couriermail.com.au alien’.

To find the dictionary definition of a word, type ‘define’ in front of your search.

Little words are a no-no

Common words like ‘a’ and ‘and’ are known as ‘stop words’ and Google ignores them.

However, if they are in a specific phrase or quote they need to be included. For example, if you were looking for a film quote such as “we’re gonna need a bigger boat”, type it in full in quotation marks for the best results.

Google has a sense of humour

The ‘did you mean’ tag can either be a friend or an enemy, but it can also be funny. Type in ‘anagram’ to find a gem.

You can still play Pacman

In May 2010, the Google Doodle was an interactive Pacman game that cost the nation 4.82 million person hours in time-wasting. You can still idle away a few hours by searching ‘Play Pacman’ into the search.

You can make Google flip out

Type ‘do a barrel roll’ into the search box and watch as your browser does acrobatics. Another good command is ‘askew’. Try it.

You can make your own Google logo

You can make your Google page your own with Goglogo.

It’s a calculator

For a quick answer to a maths equation, just type it into the search engine. It’s quicker than Stephen Hawking.

*Source: News.com.au

 

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The Four Pillars of a Good Life

The Four Pillars of a Good Life are – Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness.

AGood Life’ is relative to the individual and the ‘4 Pillars of a ‘Good Life– Health, Wealth,Love and Happiness’ are the main criteria in varying degrees to achieve this goal. Together, they can create the lifestyle you seek and the ‘Good Life‘  you deserve!

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool,File)

The Dalai Lama tells us that “The point to life is happiness.” Yet so many of us struggle to find it in a world full of stress and expectation.

People tend to believe that in order to achieve happiness you need only have money (wealth) and to amass a host of material objects. But to have wealth alone does not necessarily bring you health, love and/or happiness.  Additionally, many people judge success purely on wealth, yet it is a combination of all these factors that achieves positive results in your life.

Remember, we should also be rich of heart and soul as well , an important asset to have in driving your passion to achieve your goals. And believing in yourself and having the faith and fortitude to step outside the square or at the very least to push out from your bubble is paramount in obtaining the ‘Good Life

I firmly believe that a combination of Wealth, Health and Love can indeed equal Happiness.  A ‘Good Life’ is a balance of all these factors. :)…………..

Michael Ellis Thornley
Writer and Entrepreneur

Patience Is the Secret

Today’s guest post is by Jacqueline Whitmore (Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach)

I am sharing a post she wrote recently. All credit to Jacqueline.

Michael Ellis Thornley
Writer & Entrepreneur

Patience Is the Secret to Boosting Your Profits
(not only in Business but in life too M.T.)

” It’s no surprise that we live in a fast-paced society where most of us crave instant results and gratification.  Consider your toe-tapping impatience when a web page takes several seconds to load instead of appearing instantly, or how your anxiety levels rise when the car in front of you doesn’t budge when the traffic light turns from red to green.

Why are we all in such a big hurry?

Thanks to the rapid advancement of modern technology, we’re becoming trained to expect instantaneous results, and are experiencing an increasing inability to tolerate discomfort. We want what we want, and we want it now.

Patience is a form of control over our world, and this skill should be fostered. Learning to wait, without becoming anxious or annoyed, will help you be successful in all areas of your life.

By practicing patience, you will reap the following benefits.

Lower stress.

Being patient can greatly reduce the experience of stress in your life. When you begin to feel anxious, take a moment to observe what’s going on around you. Take deep breaths and relax. Silently tell yourself, “It’s time to reboot.” Your mind may need to let go of any negativity and refocus on what’s really important. You’ll find that the more patient you become, the less stressed, angry, and overwhelmed you become.

Easier decision making.

We’ve all had regrets over a hasty decision we’ve made in the past. Slow down as this allows you to gather more information and make rational decisions instead of off-the-cuff ones. Give yourself time to thoroughly assess any situation and work through the pros and cons before committing to a plan of action. Don’t allow someone to rush you into making a quick decision without thinking it through thoroughly and completely.

Accomplishment.

If you easily become bored with a task or activity, you’re not alone. While most of us like to multi-task and jump from one activity to the next, remember who won the race in Aesop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Patience fosters perseverance, which allows you to delve deeply into an activity and learn the skills necessary to complete the task. It also enables you to build a body of work in one genre, like acquiring a Ph.D., building a business franchise empire, or publishing a book. By persevering, you will accomplish those lofty goals you set for yourself and your business.

Enhanced relationships.

Patience helps give us heightened tolerance and understanding of those in our worlds. We are able to forgive shortcomings and embrace differences, even for those traits of which we are not tolerant in our own selves. Instead of judging others, or losing your temper when things take a little longer than expected, fully engage in the interaction. Try this experiment: The next time you go to the grocery store, smile, be polite, and engage in conversation with the cashier. You’ll feel good and you may be the only person who makes the cashier feel validated or important.

John Quincy Adams once said, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” Changing your attitude, lowering your expectations, and taking time to live in the moment can reap unexpected rewards in all areas of your life.”

    Jacqueline Whitmore

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach

Jacqueline Whitmore is an etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla. She is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin’s Press, 2005).

Everything has its Own Voice


‘The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees — all these have voices and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.
~ Thomas Berry ~
(Image: ‘Stained Glass Wing’ – Black Meadowhawk Dragonfly by Pieter Van Dokkum)

Michael Ellis Thornley
Writer & Entrepreneur

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Michael Thornley
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Felt From the Heart


” Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by the heart. “

As I have grown that little bit older AND been placed in some rather humbling situations, I know this to be true my friends.

A prayer is an inner most expression of what we are feeling in our hearts…. a dream is the working of our soul, correlating these feelings so that we might understand them in context whilst our physical body is at rest.

Most of the time though, we simply wish to savour the moment; appreciate; delight in and enjoy to the full these magnificent experiences. They are all heartfelt moments … and whilst a tear can be shed in joy, it may too be released in sorrow. So it is then that we must close our eyes in the feint hope that this moment, this pain we are feeling, is not real and that somehow it might disappear, thus protecting our delicate hearts…..

Yet, in my humble opinion and experience, to feel the sensation of a loving kiss, an exchange of charged energy on copious levels, is one that truly represents that which is felt directly from ones heart.

Blessings my friends……
Michael Ellis Thornley
Writer and Entrepreneur

Something Inspiring!


Inspiration Something inspiring

I have thought long and hard about something inspiring to share with you today. Some days it flows; some days it ebbs and other days it ebbs and flows 🙂 Surely out of my interactions today something inspiring would manifest from the positive vibes that have abounded.

Certainly something ‘inspiring’ was found in all these events yet nothing stood out as a particular grand something inspiring moment more a collective of inspiration.Yet when I thought I had lost the something inspiring moment, the proverbial something ‘inspiring’ light came on. It was clear to me what the something-inspiring’ something was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it was quite simple and certainly inspired something in me…..the message was that you should always do something that inspires others, that is the reward and that is something inspiring in itself 😉

Michael Ellis Thornley
Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula
Partner at MOBE