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How To Get Matt Lloyd’s New Book, Limitless, for Free!

How To Get Matt Lloyd’s New Book, Limitless, for Free!

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  • How to create a substantial income in your spare time working from home
  • Why you don’t need to create or ship products, deal with customers, setup websites, hire staff, or start merchant accounts
  • You’ll learn how to apply The HTAM Method even if you have ZERO experience online and have never owned a business
  • Specific examples of people from their teens to their 80s who have made money with this
  • Why this is “borderless” and “ageless”
  • For a limited time, you can get the book for free! All Matt is asking for is you to cover the shipping cost of the book to your door. This free book offer is good between now and May 30th. After then, you can buy it at Amazon or your local book store. However, why pay for it when you can get your own copy for free? I got my copy.

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Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Launching my New Book ‘Rumi- Love & Wisdom

 

Launching my New Book

‘Rumi- Love & Wisdom’

Launching Rumi Love Wisdom

I am proud to be launching this, my 7th book Rumi – Love & Wisdom.

Rumi quotes are known the world over for being wise, thought provoking and emotionally powerful. And so allow these inspirational and motivational quotes to guide you in realizing all the power and beauty that exists inside of you.

It is truly incredible to think that this one man, Rumi, could cover so many topics and in so few words yet still inspire us today after some 800 years. He has indeed left behind a body of work, a legacy, that will continue to inspire many generations to come.

In this book I have included some of my most favourite love and wisdom quotes from poems and other works by Rumi. He in fact wrote about everything from life and love, to death and beyond and much more….

I am certain that these words of wisdom will inspire you to harness the power of positive thinking in your everyday life.

Blessings,
Michael Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

 

 

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Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

( All work published by Michael E Thornley including Novella’s, Short Stories, Guide Books etc are the original work of Michael E Thornley.)

Book Reviews of Author Michael E Thornley

Reviews – Sharing a recent review from Andi’s Book reviews

Meet Michael E. Thornley, Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger

Today I would like to welcome Michael E. Thornley to the blog. He is an author, entrepreneur, blogger, and so much more. Find out more about him and then check out his library of penned publications.
 
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Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

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His work as an entrepreneur has allowed him to travel all over the world, “living the laptop lifestyle,” through his positive midset and online income.
“Achieve your dreams” is his motto in life and the theme of his website where he records his daily thoughts and experiences in this practice.
As an author, he has penned numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. Please check out his titles below by clicking on a book cover.
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reviews Michael-thornleyTwists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the ‘Twists of Fate’ may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

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reviews Michael-thornley“Has the attribute of ‘Being a Gentleman’ and thus the Art of Chivalry been lost in a modern world? What have been the catalysts that have led to an ever changing role for men?

This is the question that Australian Author Michael E Thornley raises and discusses in this guide to ‘Being a Gentleman’. He has talked to a number of men AND women in the process of trying to establish reasons as to why the act of being a Gentlemen is fading from society and he has asked them all this question “is being chivalrous in fact … dead?”

You may feel challenged by some of the suggestions which have been put forward from his research and are presented to you is this book for you to contemplate. However there have to be reasons for a change in men and we as a society must consider these reasons closely whilst at the same time decide on how we will all move forward together to return to common courtesies.

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reviews Michael-thornleyA humorous yet informative guide to those readying themselves for a journey into the world of dating. It also provides thought provoking ideas for couples looking to bring fun and frivolity back into their relationships.

There are practical solutions, numerous cost saving measures and handy tips for those on a limited budget. A lighthearted yet sincere look into world of dating.

Author Michael E Thornley supports many of the suggestions with his whimsical quips and forthright encouragement (and sometimes discouragement should the situation require it. e.g. Like “run for the hills “ 🙂

We are sure you will enjoy this guide and Happy Dating!

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reviews Michael-thornley ‘A Day in the Life’ is a unique look at just some of the adventures that Australian Author Michael E Thornley has experienced over the last five years.

During that time he has traveled from Australia to Bali, Dubai, Spain, Canada and the USA, the latter where he lived for a year.

We share many of the humorous outcomes as he ventures out into the unknown on his daily walks! Well that is the unknown suburban streets and parks of cities around the world. Yet only he could have an adventure in such a situation what with bowling maidens over; being serenaded by turkeys and falling into large holes and having to be pulled out by his feet!

Michael is also in tune with nature as we find him trekking through woods to the Gates of Terror; chasing skunks over wetlands in the moonlight and having visitations from white coyotes and shovel nose rays.

Yet he also shares with us his inner most thoughts and emotions that are felt in some of the more serious moments. Hence it truly is a ‘Diary of Humour and Emotions.’

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reviews Michael-thornleyWho is in Your Family Tree is a guide for the budding Family Tree Researcher or Genealogists as they are also known as… there we are, learning something already and you haven’t even read the book yet!

Michael E Thornley is not only an Author and Entrepreneur but in addition successfully runs ‘Thornley Genealogical Services’ as one of his businesses. “A man that wears many hats at once” he is sometimes heard to say. But he does this most successfully!

This book is a guide to the basics of ‘how to get started’ in researching your family tree. He has often been asked “ well I have seen all these links on the Internet about where to do the research BUT HOW do I get started??”

Thus Michael has put together a straight forward guide to answer some of the more common questions that are asked. He has also shared tips on what to expect when you start asking family and friends about ‘what they know’ in relation to ‘my family’. You may be surprised at some of the reactions!

Michael E  Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Digital Information Products are the go and are Our Future! Don’t get left behind…..

Digital Information Products are the go and are Our Future! Don’t get left behind….. 

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Today’s post was inspired by a message from one of my Mentors
Matt Lloyd, CEO of MOBE (My Online Business Education). 

Now I am a Titanium Business Consultant for MOBE. Yet the purpose of my blog today is to share with you the mindset and apparent reluctance exhibited by some people when it comes to purchasing or trusting in digital information products. 

My business structure is based on digital information products. These include my published Amazon Kindle Books and my Business Education material with over 100 courses and resources available to you through my partnership with MOBE.

” As someone who markets digital information online, you will from time to time meet people who ridicule the idea of paying money in exchange for something they can’t hold in their hand.

Such people don’t understand the potential value of ideas—information you can use to do things, including making money.” Matt Lloyd

This does apply in some cases and in particular to those of an ‘maturing ‘ age   The younger ones have mostly accepted that we are already well and truly in the ‘Information Age’ (and yes, many of us older ones like me have also! )

” The kind of person who argues that buying digital information is essentially buying nothing (because you can’t hold it in your hand) is the same kind of person who would rather hold on to his $100 and suffer in freezing temperatures—perhaps become ill or even die—because it doesn’t buy him something he can hold in his hand.”

Indeed…. and perhaps they will never change. Yet let us look at just some examples of where one pays for ‘Information’ and I share the following from Matt Lloyd with you here:

” Digital information and downloads are the most modern method for doing something we’ve been doing for centuries: paying people for their knowledge and experience. Here are a few examples of that:

  • Education. You can pay five or six figures for a college education. You aren’t paying all that cash just for that piece of paper you get at the end, are you?
  • Lawyers. It can be quite costly to hire a lawyer to handle your will, divorce, incorporation, or to defend you in a legal matter. What do you carry out of their office in exchange?
  • Consultants. You hire them to advise you on how to expand your business or how to redecorate your home. Even a personal trainer is a consultant for your physical improvement. What do you take delivery of after you pay them?
  • Tax preparers. Unless you truly love to do your own taxes, most of us are more than grateful to be able to pay an expert to do it for us and, with electronic filing, walk out their office completely “empty-handed.”
  • Plumbers, mechanics. They often give you the benefit of their knowledge, even if they don’t have to replace parts.
  • Movies, concerts, sporting events. You buy a ticket and attend the show or event and all you get for the price of your ticket is an experience—nothing you can put in your hand or your pocket (except the actual ticket).”

Digital Products offer so much more!

Therefore we have already been accustomed to this type of service only that now there is so much more that is being offered via the Internet the World over..

I know that from when I first discovered the Net that my knowledge and skills have been enhanced immensely. The people I have met ‘online’and continue to learn from in life, is totally amazing. AND I have grasped this opportunity with both hands and learnt what I can in order to continually improve upon my experiences and knowledge.

So if you have had some reluctance in expanding your horizons on the Net, then it is time to push out from your comfort zone as you are missing out on so much information and personal growth.  I am here to assist you and guide you. So please do not be afraid to ask for guidance

One last question for you…. Have you read my E-books listed on Amazon yet? Check them out HERE!

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

Twists of Fate – A series of Short Stories by Michael E Thornley

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A series of Short Stories by Michael E Thornley

Twists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the Twists of Fate may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

TWISTS OF FATE includes 5 Short Stories!

1. The Ultimate Collection
2. The Hunter
3. Nullarbor Dreaming
4. Age of Chivalry
5. The Compulsive Liar TWISTS OF FATE includes 5 Short Stories!

Quote from Twists of Fate – the ‘Age of Chivalry’
As she sprinted down the street, her high heals now swinging in her hand, as quite wisely she was not about to tempt fate any longer, she glanced down at her watch and with some relief, noticed that she still had two minutes to spare before the bus would arrive promptly as usual.

However as she rounded the corner, she saw the rear of the bus as it drove away proudly advertising her favourite breakfast spread Vegemite with that all too familiar logo ‘We’re happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be’…… “ I am NOT a Happy Little Vegemite” she mumbled angrily. The bus was early today of all days and, as if mocking her, backfired leaving a cloud of black sooty smoke which now rather insultingly, enveloped Mary completely.”

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“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
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Michael E Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

 

 

Who do you think you are? Looking into your Family History

Who do you think you are?

” Who Do You Think You Are? is a British genealogy documentary series that has aired on the BBC since 2004. In each episode, a celebrity traces their family tree with the assistance of Ancestry dot com. It has since been franchised and adapted in 10 different countries around the world including the USA and Australia.”

Recently I have been viewing a number of episodes of  ‘Who do you think you are ‘ on Youtube. And over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this program and sharing in the journeys of the various celebrities that have agreed to look into their family origins with the help of Ancestry dot com and the BBC, NBC or SBS . As you will see, celebrity or not, their reaction is no different to those experienced by my own clients or indeed myself when doing Genealogical research with Thornley Genealogical Services! And you too will find that all of your emotions will be impacted as you share in a tear or a smile with them…


Comedian Billy Connolly discovers that he is more than a working class Glaswegian, a Scot with Irish Immigrants in the family… he actually discovers a link to generations of his family living in India and more! 

When you are conducting research into your own families origins, your inquisitiveness will be further tantalised as you move back through the generations.  I have been conducting my own family research for over 35 years now and my own family tree has 16,000 + individuals whom are all related to me by blood or marriage.

An important thing to remember is to be open to the information that you will receive about the past. In watching  just some of the ‘Who do you think you are‘ episodes you will see that in all cases they are humbled by events of the past and the lives that their forebears had to endure.

Additionally, we can not and should not judge our forebears on today’s values. The majority of them lived at a time which was very different to today’s way of life…. even 50 years ago…. and much of what we take for granted now, in such a materialistic society, could never have been imagined back then.

The world’s first ‘Super Model’ Twiggy finds a ‘criminal’ element in her forebears. Yet when the circumstances are looked at in their entirety, a sad story of survival emerges.

Featured Celebrities-
UK Billy Connolly, Twiggy, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Irons, Joh Hurt & MORE
USA
Lisa Cudrow, Lionel Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Hunt & MORE
Australia 
Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson, John Wood, Geoffrey Rush & MORE

Find Out More!

Many people that have researched their family tree say that they feel fulfilled and have a greater sense of ‘belonging’. Family, Nationality, Ethnicity along with Humility and Understanding all play their part in growing your Family Tree.

So I encourage you to sit back and enjoy this fascinating series. And at the same time, contemplate looking back into your own origins……. I can help you with that! 🙂

Michael E Thornley
 Website
– Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook

michaelthornley@rocketmail.com 

My guide to family research is available on Amazon in Kindle Form

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Rumi – Poet and Scholar

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The Love and Wisdom of Rumi, Persian Poet & Scholar

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī and more popularly simply as Rumiwas a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. 

His work transcends location, ethnicities, time, language and spirituality and has millions of followers the world over.


Rumi quotes
Some of his Love and Wisdom quotes:-

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

“That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

As an admirer and ‘student’ of Rumi’s work, I am proud and humbled to be sharing his wisdom with my own photographs. (You are welcome to share them provided they are in their original and complete form)
Michael E Thornley 

Rumi Quotes In Pictures

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Permission is granted to share the photographs in their entirety which includes reference to our website www.michaelthornley.org  OR  www.michaelthornley.org/resources/rumi-quotes/.

We make no claim to the rights of the quotes as Rumi belongs to the world at large. Our purpose here is to share his wisdom and to honour his work.

( The above photographs remain the property of the Michael Thornley Organisation. These photographs were personally photographed by Michael E Thornley.)

Discover Your Family Origins – Thornley Genealogical Services

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Discover Your Family Origins

What is Genealogy?

  • the study of family history

  • the history of a particular family showing how the different members of the family are related to each other

  • Also known as Family Tree Research: finding one’s family origins.

Have you ever wondered about your origins? ……Are there stories handed down through the generations that you would love to solve?….. Wondering how and where to start?

Then why not utilise the experience of Thornley Genealogical Services to get you started or indeed contract them to do it for you. Either way, you will share in the journey of discovery along the way!


Michael Thornley
  has over 35 years experience in researching both his own and others family origins. He has collected 15,000 + family members on his ‘family tree’ whom he affectionately calls his cousins and indeed they are as they all share a common ancestor with him.

He has also written a book on the basics of getting started  “Who is in your Family Tree’

‘Who is in Your Family Tree?… Where to Begin Your Research’ by Michael Thornley


Family tree book

Who is in Your Family Tree is a guide for the budding Family Tree Researcher or Genealogists as they are also known as… there we are, learning something already and you haven’t even read the book yet!

Michael E Thornley is not only an Author and Entrepreneur but in addition successfully runs ‘Thornley Genealogical Services’ as one of his businesses. “A man that wears many hats at once” he is sometimes heard to say. But he does this most successfully!

This book is a guide to the basics of ‘how to get started’ in researching your family tree. He has often been asked “ well I have seen all these links on the Internet about where to do the research BUT HOW do I get started??

Thus Michael has put together a straight forward guide to answer some of the more common questions that are asked. He has also shared tips on what to expect when you start asking family and friends about ‘what they know’ in relation to ‘my family’. You may be surprised at some of the reactions!

To visit Michael Thornley’s Authors page on Amazon CLICK HERE

Family Tree

Therefore, Michael has also provided you with guidance on how to get started on your own research if you have the time to devote to this most worthy adventure into your families history. Or perhaps you wish for Thornley Genealogical Services to do the ground work and delight you with a myriad of surprises as they present to you the results of their research.
Either way, get started on your Family Tree today!

CLICK ON ACT NOW and ACT NOW!

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www.michaelthornley.org
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Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com

Dating on a Budget

Dating on a Burget cover (2)Dating on a Budget – Living and Loving on a Shoestring!

A humorous yet informative guide to those readying themselves for a journey into the world of dating. It also provides thought provoking ideas for couples looking to bring fun and frivolity back into their relationships.

There are practical solutions, numerous cost saving measures and handy tips for those on a limited budget. A lighthearted yet sincere look into world of dating.

Author Michael E Thornley supports many of the suggestions with his whimsical quips and forthright encouragement (and sometimes discouragement should the situation require it. e.g. Like “run for the hills “ 🙂

We are sure you will enjoy this guide and Happy Dating!

Here is an excerpt from the book………

First Date tips

  • Be polite, courteous and thoughtful.
    (Say your pleases and thank you’s and put that cell phone away!)

  • Do NOT talk too much about your ex’s
    (unless you want to get rid of your date as soon as you have had a feed, then by all means go for it! Ex away!)

  • A man should be a gentleman…. a lady a lady. (Well for the first 15 minutes at least whilst you size each other up.)

  • Listen carefully to what the other is saying and even more importantly to what they are NOT saying.
    ( If they are talking with their back to you or ogling the wait staff, then I think you should order the cheapest thing on the menu if you are paying or the dearest if you are not)

  • Smile and look the other person in the eyes when you speak to them
    ( But don’t smile if they are telling you a sad story. And please don’t give that nervous cheezy grin you have or they will be thinking like… ‘Weird’!…. Either way make sure you clean your teeth before hand to remove any evidence of the days snacks that only now become apparent when you smile)

  • Learn their name quickly!
    ( don’t get the previous date nor the one following this one confused with the one siting opposite you now! This is MOST important! You know the hesitation when you go ummm.. Sally?…Jessy?…Raphael?)

  • Laugh sincerely even if the joke is lame.
    ( But don’t snort or laugh so loud causing the drink waiter to drop their tray of glasses in fright!)

  • If fine dining, ensure you place the napkin on your lap, if indeed the waiter has not officiated in that duty when you first sit down.
    ( remember the napkin goes on your lap NOT tucked into the top of your open shirt or blouse. AND if you insist on doing this then be careful not to mistake the linen table cloth for a napkin, otherwise ….well you know…..first impressions and all that with the food and drinks now on the floor with silence throughout the dining room.)”

    So get your copy at Amazon now! CLICK HERE

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

 

Family Tree – Curious about Your Origins?

‘Who is in Your Family Tree?… Where to Begin Your Research’ by Michael Thornley

 

THORNLEY GENEALOGICAL SERVICES
(Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook)
Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com

What is Genealogy?

  • the study of family history

  • the history of a particular family showing how the different members of the family are related to each other

  • Also known as Family Tree Research: finding one’s family origins.

  • Thornley-Genealogical-Services
    FAMILY PHOTOS- George Deudney, my 3X Great Grandfather

Have you ever wondered about your origins? ……Are there stories handed down through the generations that you would love to solve?….. Wondering how and where to start?

Then why not utilise the experience of Thornley Genealogical services to get you started or indeed contract them to do it for you. Either way, you will share in the journey of discovery along the way!


Michael Thornley
  has over 35 years experience in researching both his own and others family origins. He has collected 15,000 + family members on his ‘family tree’ whom he affectionately calls his cousins and indeed they are as they all share a common ancestor with him.

AA- Who is in Your Family Tree

Who is in Your Family Tree is a guide for the budding Family Tree Researcher or Genealogists as they are also known as… there we are, learning something already and you haven’t even read the book yet!

Michael E Thornley is not only an Author and Entrepreneur but in addition successfully runs ‘Thornley Genealogical Services’ as one of his businesses. “A man that wears many hats at once” he is sometimes heard to say. But he does this most successfully!

This book is a guide to the basics of ‘how to get started’ in researching your family tree. He has often been asked “ well I have seen all these links on the Internet about where to do the research BUT HOW do I get started??

Thus Michael has put together a straight forward guide to answer some of the more common questions that are asked. He has also shared tips on what to expect when you start asking family and friends about ‘what they know’ in relation to ‘my family’. You may be surprised at some of the reactions!

To visit Michael Thornley’s Authors page on Amazon CLICK HERE


Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook
Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com