Monthly Archives: May 2016

Think Critically. Wake up. Keep your head on a swivel.

Think Critically. Wake up. Keep your head on a swivel.

Today’s Blog post is from one of my coaches and mentors J T DeBolt. 

Michael E Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur &
World Traveller

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My boss tried to kill me (and what I did to him next)

True story: Back in 2007, I was flying a routine logistics mission with my commanding officer who, like me, was a combat-decorated and very seasoned aviator.

The mission was simple: fly from sunny San Diego to Fresno, California.

Easy day.

Except…

When we took off out of San Diego, it was the typical postcard weather: sunny, light breeze off the ocean, gorgeous.

When we approached Fresno an hour later…dense fog. For miles. And it was our turn to land.

My commanding officer (“Skipper” as we called him) was flying the approach while I sat in the right seat and backed him up by placing my hands gently on the controls.

As we descended, we plunged straight into the dense fog and entered the disorienting world of instrument flight; the Skipper was laser focused on the instruments as I kept a watchful eye out the window for the moment we broke through the fog.

And then, it happened. The most terrifying moment of my entire flight career.

I felt the Skipper pull a little too much power, and the aircraft sank at an alarming rate of decent. As we fell out of the fog, my heart slammed to a stop as I looked up to see…a tree.

Instinctively, I yelled, “WAVE OFF!” and shoved the throttles full forward.

Skipper pulled back on the controls and the airplane roared to the sky…missing the ground by mere feet.

We came within a fraction of a second of slamming into the ground, and leaving behind widows, orphans and a smoking hole in the ground.

There was no time to discuss, not time to negotiate and no time to consider options. We survived a near catastrophe because of a very important behavior: I questioned my boss’s authority.

And yes, he openly encouraged that. That’s what exceptional Leaders do.

Of course, there’s a “right” way and a host of ineffective ways to do it. And I discuss this in-depth on today’s episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ podcast:


http://jtdebolt.com/entrepreneurship/why-you-should-question-authority/

Look, this is an important trait for High-Performers, especially in today’s “sheeple” society, where most people blindly follow celebrities, politicians and self-appointed “experts”.

Just because the “gurus” and “thought leaders” are pumping others full of sentiment and “follow your bliss” propaganda doesn’t mean you have eat what they’re shoveling.

Think critically.
Wake up.
Keep your head on a swivel.
And question these “experts” always.

Including (and especially) me.

It may never come down to a life-and-death decision, but questioning authority will at the very least keep you from falling asleep at the wheel, blindly following flimsy rhetoric and prevent you from creating a “smoking hole” in the ground of your business, career or life.

You have my permission to question authority (not that you needed it). Now we’ll see what you do with it.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

JT

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Are You Proud Of What You Did Today?

Are You Proud Of What You Did Today?

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Whenever you work on a computer and exit out of your work you always get the same question.

“Do you want to save the changes you made?”

And when it comes to papers or reports it’s an easy choice. You click yes.

But think about this.

If right before you went to bed at the end of the day a banner popped up in front of you and asked “do you want to save the changes you made today?” would you?

Make no mistake. When it comes to making your dreams come true you either get closer or further away every day.

So tonight when you go to bed will you want to save the changes you made to your life today?

Don’t think too hard about it. Because now you have a chance to make the answer an automatic hell yes.

If you found a job that allowed you to work from you computer and make thousands every week doing it you’d save those changes right?

If you found a simple and streamlined way to make a fortune then you’d save those changes right?

If you found a system that made people money so well that if it didn’t work for you then you’d get your money back x 10 then you’d save those changes right?

You’re going to want to save today. Because you just found all that and more.

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Cheers,

Michael E Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org 

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Autopilot- turn it off and get on with living!

Autopilot – turn it off!

Our guest blogger today is Catriona Pollard.  When I read her Email  I instantly related to having been on Autopilot in the past and have, in the last few years, made a personal choice and commitment to ‘stop, look & listen’ to life.

Knowing that many of you remain on Autopilot, I wanted to share her message with you and for you ALL to ‘stop look and listen’ in your own lives…. it IS a beautiful world out there if you WANT to find it!

Michael Thornley
Authour & Lifestyle Entrepreneur
( All rights to the below ‘article’ remain with Catriona Pollard. Please follow her on Social Media…links provided)

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It’s time to stop running on autopilot

” My parents visited me the other day. Often we go for lunch or coffee, but it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we went for a stroll. As we walked my parents remarked on houses, and fences, and trees…a running commentary on our walk.

I have walked past these houses, fences and trees many times but no longer notice them. Through my parents’ eyes, I looked at them and saw them in a different way.

It made me think. How much in our lives do we no longer notice? I decided to test this idea.

Walking backwards 

On the bush track I walk most days I decided to do my circuit in the opposite direction. Do you know what happened? I got lost twice. Seriously! I couldn’t believe it. I missed the start of one section and had to double back.

 At one point I was standing looking at the entrances of two tracks and simply couldn’t figure out which one was my track. In fact, I never even knew there were two tracks in that section. Astounding!

I realised that often I’m lost in my thoughts while walking – which is not a bad thing as it’s my time to problem solve and come up with new ideas – but clearly I’m not taking notice of my surroundings either.

Turning off autopilot 

How often are we on autopilot?

  • Have you ever driven to work and got to the car park and completely not remembered the drive?
  • Do you constantly check your emails on your phone, even though it states, “Last updated 2 minutes ago”?
  • Are you just so in your routine you rarely do anything spontaneous?

 It’s really interesting to consider these questions. Even though I don’t consider that I’m living a life on autopilot, clearly at times I am. Now I’m trying to notice if I’m simply following a routine, and if possible, to snap out of autopilot and be in the moment instead.

What about you? Maybe it’s time to ditch your personal sat nav and think about achieving some new goals…such as stepping into the spotlight.

 Here’s to seeing you in the spotlight.

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Catriona Pollard
From Unknown To Expert
CP Communications

 P.S. Watch this space. In the next few days you’ll find out how you will have the opportunity to spend a day with me developing your personal strategy to move from unknown to recognised expert. We’ll be working on your personal brand, media angles, which journalists to pitch to, and so much more. So exciting!

 

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Newsletter May 2015

Newsletter Michael ThornleyWelcome to our Newsletter of 13 May 2016.

We have had a big month with the website michaelthornly.org ranking a further 200,000 positions forward in the World Wide Website ‘site’ analysis. This means that we are producing content that people want to see and are interacting with it! 🙂

In fact we have actually refined our content by way of offering those key products and services that you have all been asking for.

Therefore our main focus is now on
Blogging ( Posts by Michael Thornley and from Guest Bloggers around the 4 Pillars of a Good Life)
Business Products & Services
(Extensive range of business products and courses via MOBE. Additionally we are offering Web Hosting via SiteGround.
Ebooks
(Short Stories and informational Guides written by Michael Thornley and available on Amazon.com)
Travel
( Exclusive deals year round with rate Shrinker benefits to name a few with World Ventures)

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As Michael will soon be on the Gypsy Traveller Tour covering SE Australia we thought we would share with you in this months Newsletter some great Travel options for you through WorldVentures DreamTrips.

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Take advantage of DreamTrips deals year round on some of the best vacations in the world. Stay at prestigious resorts, hotels and historic destinations in 60 countries, with more to come. No blackout dates. And trips to fit any budget.

DreamTrips

Take advantage of DreamTrips deals year round on some of the best vacations in the world. Stay at prestigious resorts, hotels and historic destinations in 60 countries, with more to come. No blackout dates. And trips to fit any budget.

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When you book your airfare or a hotel on Dreamtrips.com, RateShrinker automatically goes to work as soon as you hit the Pay Now button. Our system locates and selects the lowest prices available on your room type at the hotel and on your flight.

 

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So what is this Blue sign all about?? VISIT HERE and watch the 3 short videos …………

Michael Thornley
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Dream Trips for You

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Travel – Dream Trips with World Ventures

WorldVentures™ is a lifestyle company that markets travel-related products.

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I represent an online travel company that has been awarded best in the world! So Travel- Become a Dream Trips member and begin your adventure today!

Watch the Dream Trips Video narrated by my friend and colleague Mike Cameron.

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The Laptop Lifestyle I lead allows you to have Time Freedom, Money Freedom and Location Freedom. The “Laptop Lifestyle” is a term that describes the lifestyle that is achieved by using internet technologies to make a living.

Location Freedom is what sets the Laptop Lifestyle apart from all other business models.
Imagine being able to Travel to anywhere in the world at anytime with no restrictions on time!

All you need is a ‘laptop’ or ‘notepad’ and an Internet connection and you can Travel the World 🙂 I have done this having had the opportunity to travel the World and being privileged to live in Australia, the U.S.A. and Spain over the last few years.

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It IS achievable if you want it. Make it happen and just do it by CLICKING HERE NOW!
Join with me in Dream Trips at World Ventures!

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Learn how to become a digital nomad and work from anywhere in the world!
Travel the world like I am! Live the Life! Ask me how
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Yours truly in Toledo Spain with the ‘Man from LaMancha’ 
And at Niagara Falls USA & Canada
Michael 🙂

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WorldVentures™ is a lifestyle company that markets travel-related products. Combining the power of the Internet with the time-tested strength of word-of-mouth marketing, WorldVentures is a leader in the leisure travel industry. WorldVentures Marketing LLC is a privately held company based in Plano, Texas, with active Representatives and members in all 50 states in the United States as well as internationally and has affiliated companies in Canada (WorldVentures Canada Inc.) and Hong Kong (WorldVentures Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited). Contact details for all WorldVentures companies are found in the Compensation Plan Overview below.

The inspiration for WorldVentures came from company founders Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue. Together, they envisioned a company that combined the power of the Internet with direct selling to do something truly innovative.

Wayne and Mike assembled a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, and on December 10, 2005, WorldVentures was launched in the US. Since then, the company has enjoyed incredible success and rapid growth. And in 2009, WorldVentures started to expand into global markets. WorldVentures offers something that is one-of-a-kind in the direct-selling and travel industries. Essentially, WorldVentures is a lifestyle company.

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Limitless

LIMITLESS – Escape the Rat Race and Make Money Online

Greetings,
In today’s blog post I am offering ALL of you the opportunity to get a FREE book on how to start your own online business. This book is written by MOBE’s CEO Matt Lloyd who has developed a 100 Million $ company of which I am a Titanium Business Consultant.

And whilst it does refer to his journey, it is also reflective on creating  ‘general’ online businesses. His methods can be applied by YOU to your current business or to helping you find the right type of business to suit your needs.

So get your FREE copy today. All you need to do is cover the small shipping costs.

Make a decision and Invest in Yourself today! Just do it! If we don’t no one else will do it for you but I am here to encourage you and help you always….. blessings.

Michael Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur

 

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Limitless  ( Free Book ) is a personal account of my journey from a small farm in Australia to the helm of a $100 million company.

In this book, you’ll learn the secret to my success (The HTAM Method), and how other people have leveraged it to earn a documented $51 million to date.

 Within 5 minutes of ordering your physical copy of Limitless, you’ll get instant online access to the first 2 chapters, the audio recordings, and the HTAM Quickstart Training.

 

Dear Friend,
The economy has changed forever.

The days of working for a company for 35 years and retiring with a pension are over.

For some, this is scary.

For others, it’s exciting.

It all depends on your viewpoint.

You see, every major “shift” in our economy presents new opportunities to profit.

Did you know? …

More millionaires were created in the Great Depression than any other time in American history because it was an ideal time to start a new business.

Real estate was cheap and assets could be bought at fire sale prices.

Today, our world economy has shifted again … this time as a result of the Internet and globalization.

Those who see this can become millionaires just like those who saw opportunity in the Great Depression.

Now

I first noticed this shift 7 years ago, but I didn’t know how to profit from it … yet.

I spent the next 2 years working long hours (and spending everything I had) but I finally broke through and “cracked the code.”

It was the beginning of my “HTAM Method” that would go on to help generate over $100 million in the next 5 years.

Since then, I’ve shared this idea with thousands of people all over the world who have made a combined total of over $51 million with it.

And after 5 years, I’m finally ready to put it all down in a book called …

Limitless MOBE free-book

Best wishes,

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Matt Lloyd

Founder of MOBE

P.S. Remember, in this book you’ll learn how to use my HTAM Method to create a substantial income in your spare time. Regular people in over 37 countries have made over $51 million in the last 5 years with this … and you can join them.

Yes, this is about money. But it’s also about freedom … personal freedom.

Your copy of Limitless is free.

So are the audio recordings, the first 2 chapters, and the HTAM Quickstart Training.

All I ask is that you cover a small shipping & handling fee of $9.95 (slightly higher postage outside USA).

A paltry sum…

Considering that you can make $1000s from just ONE lesson in one chapter in Limitless… this is a STEAL.

There’s just one catch…

I may decide to start charging for this book at anytime, so act now to get this for FREE while you still can.

Click the button below now and fill out your information to get your copy rushed to you.

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Growing up on a farm in the Australian outback, he learned the value of hard work at a young age, and was exposed to what went into building a business – and the idea that there were no hand-outs in life.

By the time he was in college, he had already started dozens of small businesses – from selling Kangaroo furs, to farming marron, to mowing lawns, he was willing to try anything!

During those late college years, he came across a home business opportunity on the internet.

Knowing nothing about online marketing, he became obsessed with figuring it out… but 9 months later, with over $40,000 invested and having dropped out of college, had still not made a single sale.

He kept persisting, and, slowly results started to show up.

In mid-2011, Matt created ‘MOBE’ as the solution to the biggest problems the industry was facing. The company and community has continued to grow ever since.

Now an 8-figure / year business with over 60 staff, and over 10,000 active partners, the company puts on live masterminds all around the world for serious entrepreneurs.

Over 370,000 entrepreneurs subscribe to the MOBE list and have benefited from MOBE’straining and systems.”

Click HERE to get you Free Book – Limitless ( you just need to cover the shipping costs)

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Greetings 🙂 Today i wanted to share with you just some of the Community Engagement that we are involved in. In addition to the below organisations I personally assist Night Eyes Water & Landcare Inc.
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So what do you do in your community?
Michael Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur & World Traveller

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The Michael Thornley Organisation supports Community Engagement in the Humanitarian and Conservation fields.
(‘Community engagement’ is  a process with the specific purpose of working with identified groups of people, whether they are connected by geographic location, special interest, or affiliation or identify to address issues affecting their well-being’)

The Michael Thornley Organisation proudly endorse the following Foundations-

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The Order of the Southern Cross (OSC) is a Humanitarian and Conservation Foundation. It was formed in June 2010 by Michael Thornley bringing together a network of people of all faiths and ideals to work together for the education, health and well being of our global children.

The OSC also formed a Conservation arm of the Foundation known as the CSO-OSC Conservation of Species Foundation. 

 

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More than 5,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since 2010, and it’s only escalating every year. At this rate, rhinos will be extinct within the next ten years. We need to act now to ensure that rhinos survive this epidemic.

At The Australian Rhino Project, our mission is to fly 80 African rhinos, 11,000 kms from South Africa to Australia, to establish an insurance population and ensure the survival of the species. They need your support before it’s too late.

The Black and White rhinoceros of Africa are under severe threat and potentially on the verge of extinction in their wild habitat due to excessive poaching, driven by a burgeoning market for rhino horn in China and Vietnam.

 

Durrell conservation

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working globally to save species from extinction.

Our Wildlife Park, Field Programmes and Conservation Academy come together to deliver a unique approach to tackling today’s conservation problems. This allows us to stop declines of threatened species in the short term and to build the necessary skills and capacity to recover species and habitats in the long term.

With limited resources we have to choose where we work carefully. We prioritise our actions on species and in places where we can have most impact. Each of our conservation projects is reliant on collaborations with national and international partners, whose support is essential to achieving sustained success.

There are three central components to the work we carry out at home and overseas. First all our conservation efforts are based on sound science and wherever possible we publish our results to demonstrate our impacts. We act rapidly as many of the species we work with are very close to extinction. From captive breeding programmes to controlling invasive species to forest management, it often requires a suite of actions to save species and promote their recovery. Finally, we support the development of capacity within local communities and partner organisations to build a long term future for conservation.

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