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Baby Boomers Unite – plan for your future and support each other to ‘Achieve Your Dreams’.

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Baby boomers are people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom approximately between the years 1946 and 1964.

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I AM a Baby Boomer like you & I want all Boomers to plan for your future and support each other to

‘Achieve Your Dreams’.

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There’s a big difference between making money and accumulating wealth. Said in another way: It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep. And what you do with the money you keep—how you treat it and how much you respect it—makes a world of difference.

Don’t believe it? Consider that nearly 70 percent of lottery winners go broke within seven years, according to the book “Money for Nothing: One Man’s Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions.”

As an example, a person wins a lottery and blows the winnings on opportunistic friends and family, half-baked investment opportunities and extravagant living. While another, like Elon Musk, sells a business for a nice profit, reinvests the bulk of the proceeds in a new business and, over time, becomes a billionaire.

The same applies to people who earn high salaries. Some retire early and sail the world; others struggle to keep the toys they’ve acquired while stretching to make ends meet. Wealth accumulation isn’t so much about making money; it’s about the attitudes and behaviors people indulge in while acquiring it, as well as the decisions they make when managing it.’

So see how I have achieved ‘My Dreams’ & watch this FREE VIDEO…. We Are Willing To Bet $500 That You Will Succeed With This Proven System. Click on the ‘Free Video’ Banner below…

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‘MOBE (My Own Business Education) is a business training company catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. MOBE offers a large selection of online training products, services, live training events and exclusive masterminds to help you along your business journey. ‘

AGE is no limit! So why not utilise your expertise and experience by staying active but whereby YOU decide on exactly how much time YOU wish to put into your Business, your Investment in Yourself. AND all YOU have to do once you are positioned with MOBE is to get the ‘Traffic’ (people) to your offer and the MOBE Sales team will do the rest! NO selling required by yourself unless YOU wish to!

Michael Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Live and Experience Your Life’s List – The Gypsy Traveller on tour

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G
reetings from Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

As many of you know I have been ‘Living the Lifestyle‘ that I chose and created for myself. I am a firm believer of ‘just doing it’ and ‘making it happen!

I am currently travelling all over South Eastern Australia with my ‘business based on my laptop’> All that is needed is simply an internet connection and then I can work from anywhere in the world! This is allowing me to live life I want and experience the many new and exciting adventures that the Universe is placing before me 🙂

IT CAN BE DONE! 

For nearly 3 weeks now I have driven over 2,500 klms (1553 mls)  yet I have only seen such a very small part of this vast homeland we affectionately call the Land of Oz… i.e. Australia. And what a magnificent country it is! From the tropical rainforests that abound with life to the vast open plains of tawny coloured grasslands; from pyramid shaped hills and mountains covered in olive green Eucalyptus trees to the ever growing skyward city-scapes from where their suburban sprawls radiate out from.

From bright and often blinding sunshine to high winds and raging tempests……. to the softness of sleet falling upon ones face to the cold waters of the Bass straight awakening the spirit within.

We need to experience the changing of the seasons to renew and revitalize our body-clocks, especially those of us that reside in the sub-tropics or tropics of our north ( Southern Hemisphere).  By having a ‘true’ winter occasionally, it will bring us in tune with Mother Earth and the elements that exist throughout the Universe from which we are made of.

JUST DO IT!

I am also meeting some beautiful people along the way and for the very first time :)…… many of whom have been my friends on Social media for many years. This enhances the friendships that have been created (well in most instances….in fact some of them may be glad to see me drive off!! hahaha).

However in all seriousness, it is a time for self growth thus learning more about oneself along the way.

I have dreams and certain goals but I am always flexible to make the changes that are necessary. Some of the goals and dreams were pathways to a greater experience, thus I opened myself up to the direction that was placed before me.

These goals and dreams are on what I prefer to call a ‘Life List’ as a ‘Bucket List’ is defined as something to do once and ‘tick it off’ once it is completed. I may well want to do all or some of what I have experienced already over and over again!

Restrictions, (other than legal or moral laws of course) are not in my vocabulary. My body might tell me you are not as fit as you used to be sometimes but that is ok… I do as much as I can and simply give it a go. I would rather have tried than had ‘regrets’…another of those words I try never to use. Perhaps ‘misgivings’ for want of a better word…. for not of at least trying!!

LIVE AND EXPERIENCE YOUR LIFE’S LIST

So let me ask you this!….. Are you living your life? If not why not? And once you have come up with all the usual excuses, sit back and think about your dreams and goals and see that the reasons you are NOT living your life is because you are making excuses when you should be making choices!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE’S DIRECTION. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU!

Life has not been easy for me either at times, especially over the last 9 years or so. I have made certain choices and experienced massive learning curves. But you know what? I have LIVED! I have NO regrets just lessons learnt. I have found ways and made changes to be where I am now. And no, it is not always easy but life is a continual process, not one to stuck inside a small box and vegetate.  LIVE IT!

So no more ‘I can’t afford it or I don’t have the time.’ YOU can and you do if you choose too….

Come see the world with me.

Michael E Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur & World Traveller.
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A photo I took at Weribee Open range Zoo, Melbourne, Vic

Solitude – Why solitude is good for business and your life

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Solitude – Why solitude is good for business and your life

Greeting and blessings to all,

Once again my own mindset is in alignment with others. I am ready to take my ‘Bardic Gypsy’ tour from June this year to…….. whatever and wherever the Universe takes me.

Catriona Pollard is another I subscribe to both in the physical sense to her mailing list but more importantly to her mindset, her values and her guidance.

So I share with you now  her Email about Solitude and recharging that which is within. Part of the reason behind my road trip is to have that solitude, recharge my soul and experience the many wonders that Mother earth has out there waiting for us.

I am creating the life I wish to lead. No one else will do it for you. Many long hours and sacrifices have got me to this point where I can live the the ‘Laptop lifestyle’ I yearn for…. yes there are still some issues to overcome, but they are all external issues. In my heart and in my soul I know it is right for ME!

So what steps are you taking to make your life ‘RIGHT FOR YOU‘?

JUST DO IT & MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

Smile 🙂
Michael E Thornley
Author, Entrepreneur & Traveler
The Bardic Gypsy Tour starts soon!

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Why solitude is good for business and your life
by Today’s Guest Blogger Catriona Pollard

Over Easter I decided to have a holiday on my own. I’m not talking about booking a room at a fancy hotel for a couple of days R&R. I chose to walk about half of the world famous (and gorgeously beautiful) Great Ocean Walk in Victoria on my own.

While I’m a born hiker, I’ve never walked on my own. Some of my friends and family were concerned, but I just knew I would be okay.

The thing was. I craved solitude.

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Why it was joyful

I loved the solitude because I deliberately chose it. It didn’t have any tinge of loneliness because it was self imposed and intentional which felt positive. It allowed a settling of thoughts and a burst of creativity. It allowed me to simply let ideas and concepts float to the surface.

Walking with butterflies

I didn’t need to fit in with other’s priorities or needs, just my own. So often in our lives – personal and professional – we can walk on paths that others choose for us – or that circumstances of life chooses for us.

 As I was walking all I could hear were my footsteps, the crashing of waves against the massive cliffs and the rustling of gum leaves in the trees. At times, I was joined by butterflies as I walked my path. And it truly felt like my path.  

Connected but isolated

Even though I was on my own I felt really connected. So incredibly connected to the world around me, to my creativity, to my thoughts and ideas, to my sense of self and to the people who texted me every evening to make sure I was safe.

Seeing the beauty

As I walked I took the time to create ephemeral sculptures. Finding interesting sticks, stones – whatever caught my eye, I created sculptures which I simply left there. This practice represents the transitory nature of our lives, our problems and issues we face. We can create beauty from simple things around us.

My walk was a gift to myself
My limbs were aching, my toenails bruised, and as I finished the last few kilometres I felt like a warrior woman. You know the “hear me roar” kind of feeling. I’m now back in front of my computer with renewed energy for myself and my business!

So is there time for solitude in your life?

Here’s to seeing you in the spotlight.

 

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Catriona Pollard
From Unknown To Expert
CP Communications

 

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Traveling Leads to more……. with Michael Thornley and Dream Trips!

Join us Duck           Travelling Leads to More Sex, Weight Loss, and Feeling Younger, Study Says

Today’s guest post is by . Great topic with me recently joining
Dream Trips with World Ventures.

Please enjoy the article and then watch the short video afterwards.

YOU SHOULD BE HERE… will make sense after watching the video!

Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur 

Traveling Leads to More Sex, Weight Loss, and Feeling Younger, Study Says

Sometimes studies try to tell people what they don’t want to hear for example, oversleeping may kill you, or your excessive reality TV diet is making you more of a narcissist. This is not one of those studies. According to the following UK study traveling benefits people by helping them lose weight, have more sex, and feel younger.

Everyone can agree traveling is a good thing. Next to a feel-good Live Laugh Love craft painting you may have at least once seen this shaming cliche quote: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Forget that quote because traveling isn’t always possible, but if you can travel here’s some of the benefits to look forward to.

According to Uproxx, Expedia surveyed 31 million travelers who’ve been on vacation in the past year. 81 percent of travelers reported feeling better after taking a vacation. Some of the reasons why? People reported traveling helped them lose weight, gain confidence, and have more sex, maybe even in that order.

Vacation means relaxation time, which helps alter your mood. Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, who Uproxx reports helped with the study, explains, “You’re free to do as much or as little as you like, which in turn makes you feel more relaxed. This can help reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol…As stress and anxiety decreases, mood increases—bringing many, often unexpected, positive benefits in how we perceive ourselves, motivation and productivity, and our general outlook on life.”

Over one million travelers reported losing weight while traveling. Going out on adventures will do that to a person, especially if it requires more physical activity than a person is accustomed to in their daily lives. Take my friend who just went to California and almost died when she found she had to hike up to the famous Hollywood sign.

“Exposure to a healthy amount of sunshine is also believed to increase the brain’s release of the hormone serotonin,” said Dr. Papadopoulos. “Which is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.”

Speaking of physical activity, one million of the study’s participants said traveling helped their sex drive.

Happy traveling!
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Dream Trips – Travel The World With Us! 

Dream Trips. You need a vacation NOW!

Greetings and blessings for Easter.

I wanted to share with you one way that I am achieving the Laptop Lifestyle and how I will be continuing to travel the world!

This is all part of the Achieve Your Dream Plan and a way to save money and get that holiday much sooner! So I thought I would share it with you all but it is entirely up to YOU!

Perhaps you have heard of the Award winning Dream Trips with World Ventures.

So I would like to personally Invite you to have a look at our trips! A host of wonderful Vacation ideas! I l love them! Staying at 4-5 star resorts for 2-3 star prices! AND discounted fares for those of you just seeking to travel to family and friends.

Become a DreamTrips member and begin your adventure!

It’s the ultimate travel club community–travel anytime, anywhere. You’ll experience customized travel opportunities and valuable deals at fine restaurants, energized clubs and exquisite hotels.

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Yours truly at Niagara falls on the border of the USA and Canada!

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Overview

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.

Felt From the Heart

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” 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

Live and Love in the Moment

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Live and Love in the moment is a thought process that many of us adopt as we grow older.

We learn that, whilst we should endeavour to learn from our past, we should not dwell on the negatives but draw on the positives of the experience (there is always at least one positive in every situation).

AND nor should we have regrets….. frankly I have never had  regrets but I have certainly had some HUGE learning experiences in my life 😉

Along with living and loving in the moment, what we can also do to enhance our life’s journey is to have dreams. And when I say dreams I mean the personal goals we set for our future. Be excited and make plans but be flexible as your goals evolve.

In the interim just live and love in the moment. Be grateful for what you have; love those who sincerely support you for being the person you are; welcome opportunities and try new experiences that will help you grow. And don’t forget to learn something new each and everyday 🙂

blessings.
Michael Ellis Thornley
Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula
‘Aspire to Inspire before you Expire’

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Just do it!

Our guest blogger today is Kristen Owens  – Author, Speaker, Coach,Holistic Nutritionist

“Aspire to Inspire before you Expire ”
Michael Thornley
Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula

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I recall a conversation with a woman at my kids dance studio.  She began to tell me how she had so many ideas for her business but she never really achieved the goals she desired simply because she would convince herself why it wasn’t a good idea or she would revise her plan again and again to make it better.

Another client tells me she continues to feel like she needs more training, learn more skills, improve her website, when under all this ‘getting ready’ there was an unconscious belief running the show.  Ultimately these two women stayed stuck and never got results.
Do you find yourself in this cycle? You’re not alone!
The ‘Getting ready to get Ready Syndrome’ is common with most women in business.  The only reason why someone would have to get ready to get ready and never really move forward is because unconsciously they are validating their belief that it’s not good enough.
The ‘Getting Ready to Get Ready’ Syndrome validates the belief that you’re not good Enough  
This was common for me.  I would begin to talk about all the things I was going to do but never got started because of my excuses; lack of time, lack of resources, the lack of whatever else my mind made up that day….excuses so I never progressed.  Of course I didn’t think of them as excuses at that time…but they came because of my unconscious belief that ran the show.
The fact was I had a lack of trust in myself and in God and I was validating the belief I had, that I was not good enough therefor what I put out there would not be good enough.  This cycle continues in all areas of life!
You want to know what I did to shift that?
Firstly I prayed and asked God to show me what I needed to do to end this cycle. I remembered that there is no such thing as a “perfect” human and there never will be.  That trying to be perfect will make me feel more inadequate and continue to reinforce the belief that I’m not good enough (which BTW is a lie).  So I could either believe that or not…it was my choice.
When I realized that I was no further ahead the next week than the last week, I decided that if I was going to be the leader, an example to my kids and an inspiration to women I work with then I best be letting that disempowering belief go.
Do want to be perfect or inspiring?  Do you believe you have a God given talent or gift to offer the world?  If so, how is getting ready to get read serving you now?  What bigger vision to impact the world (your purpose) do you hold?
From considering these questions you will shift yourself into a more powerful space to Just Do It even if you don’t feel ready…because you never will…I promise you that.
You will never have the right amount of money you need to invest in your business, you will never have the exact time you need, it will never be the right time to invest in you, to hire a VA.  You won’t start out as the best speaker, writer, or coach but whoever said that becoming a master didn’t take less than 10,000 hours?
So I give you permission today to just get started or just keep going perfect or not.
I understand how difficult this can be. I have gone through this and it’s much easier now to recognize when I’m doing it and shift out of it.  There is hope and sometimes it requires to have someone by your side cheering you on as you strengthen this new muscle.
If you are serious about conquering this area and you are ready to move forward and make a huge impact to the world and make money doing what you love, then hit reply and say “I’m Ready” and we can schedule a call to find out where you’re at specifically, leave you with a tip, tool or strategy and see if I am the person to help you… or who could be a best fit for you.
Avoid waiting another day…you deserve MORE!