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It’s time to get stuff done!

It’s time to get stuff done!

It’s time to get things done! Sharing the thoughts of my friend Catriona Pollard, something that I know we can all relate to!…  Michael
Laptop-Lifestyle Michael-Thornley

 

“I have been in several situations lately where I have been asked how I manage to get so much done.

The truth is there was a time a few weeks back where I came into the office and said to my most trusted team member that I wasn’t coping. I had said yes to too many things – speaking gigs, gallery openings, exhibitions, mentoring, business operations tasks, writing, organising a trip overseas… and I could go on and on.

I was dealing with so much stress that I was waking up at 3am every morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. Which was good in one way as it meant I had more time to get stuff done. But obviously, not healthy.

Lists are my saviour

Jo, who has worked with me for a long time and knows how my brain works, said “Let me get my notepad”. She sat with me and I told her everything I had to do. Three pages of items later, she put them in order, and even typed up an action plan (similar to how we do client work).

I slept through to 5am that night…because I had some order to the chaos and a plan of attack. And you know what…I’ve nearly ticked everything off my list! Such a great feeling.

 

Ditch faffing

You know faffing…taking ages to make a decision or finish things off. I enjoy being highly focused, and often set myself false deadlines to eliminate faffing. Although, I find myself faffing about certain things…my inbox is currently sitting at 3,792 unread emails.

 

Use your time wisely

My business is run with military precision. We have procedures for everything. It’s structured in a way so time isn’t wasted. Also I maximise my effort and time. For example, all of the articles I write aren’t just used once in an email to you. They are used multiple times across every social media platform, sent to journalists, uploaded to news sites and then they are used in an ongoing basis as evergreen blog content.

I like to be busy.

I’m happier when I’m doing and achieving stuff. But I also need to have downtime, whether that’s catching up with the people that make me feel good, spending the afternoon at the day spa or walking in the bush. My mantra during these times is be still and let the beauty emerge.

Here’s to seeing you in the spotlight.”

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Catriona Pollard 
Website: From Unknown To Expert 
CP Communications 

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

Baby Boomers Unite

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

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

‘Achieve Your Dreams’.

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…

 

‘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

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)

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.

Catriona_Pollard



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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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

 

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,

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.

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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.”

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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.

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-

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. 

 

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 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.

Four Pillars of a Good Life- Health Wealth Love & Happiness

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!

Let us assist you in creating the Good Life with the Courses and Resources we have made available to you at Michael Thornley Org.

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.

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

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
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Rich Dad Poor Dad- 4 Pillars of a Good Life – Wealth

                                Rich Dad Poor Dad- 4 Pillars of a Good Life – Wealth 

Today i am sharing with you a video from my Youtube  Channel featuring Robert Kiyosaki on the Oprah Winfrey Show a few years ago.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman, investor, self-helpauthor, educator, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, financial commentator, and radio personality. Kiyosaki is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal financial and business education to people through books, games, seminars, blogs, coaching, and workshops.[3] He is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games to educate adults and children business and financial concepts…. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I agree with Robert’s philosophy and it continues to ring true. It is our ‘mindset’ that holds many of us back from achieving our full potential. We need to break away from the archaic education system that teaches us to be ’employees/followers/serfs/workers’. We have been brainwashed to serve others. Time to serve OURSELVES!

Michael E Thornley
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author with Michael E Thornley

                                                     Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author 

Indie Authors (Indie being a short form of Independent) are basically ‘If you see yourself as the creative director of your books, from concept to completion and beyond, then you’re Indie.”

There is some debate  over the use of this term but for me I consider myself an ‘Indie Author’ as I conceive the idea, write the book, self publish it and promote and sell my work.

And talking of work and writing, I am currently in the process of writing about ‘Self Publishing with Kindle Self Publishing and it is my intention to have it out early May! A great mothers day present 🙂 Or if you mother isn’t into writing her own books how about reading some of my others!!! 😉 CLICK HERE

COMING SOON TO AMAZON!

So in the interim, how about you visit my Authors page on Amazon Kindle CLICK HERE

Or here !!!

Author synopsis
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.)

“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
Amazon USA Link
Amazon Australia Link
Amazon UK Link

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 Author Michael E Thornley.

 

Rhino’s – On the brink of extinction

                                                       Rhino’s – On the brink of extinction

MORE THAN 5,000 RHINOS HAVE BEEN POACHED IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 2010. ONE RHINO IS KILLED EVERY 6 HOURS. RHINOS WILL BE EXTINCT IN THE WILD BY 2024, IF WE DO NOT ACT NOW.

As many of my friends know I have been a conservationist all my life. No not a ‘greeny‘ as such but a realist in that sometimes ‘mankind’ MUST assist in the conservation of all that Mother Earth nurtures.

More often than not is is because of ‘Mankind’ that species are threatened or become extinct.  However we also have the power to try and rectify the atrocities caused by archaic beliefs or simply from greed and some weird ego play these modern day so called sporting  ‘hunters’ have.

Rhino’s (Rhinoceros) the world over have been hunted and poached for their horns or forced to the verge of extinction by increasing demand on their habitats.

Breeding herd of White Rhinos at Australia Zoo, Queensland Photo- Michael Thornley

I for one support captive breeding in order to save the species and there are many movements that are working hard yet need our support to achieve this.  Withing the Order of the Southern Cross Organisation of which I founded in 2010, we have a Conservation arm- CSO-OSC Conservation of Species  group committed to the education and awareness of ‘mankinds’ effect on all living things.
                                                       CSO-OSC Conservation of Species
And I personally support the International efforts to create breeding populations of all 5 species and subspecies to assist in the protection of those remaining in the wild.
In addition, I encourage the education of certain traditional cultures surrounding the NON aphrodisiac properties in the keratin of a horn and the reduction of poverty in the  ‘poaching’ communities of Africa.

The following is just one of fabulous International efforts to save the White and Black Rhino’s by relocating 80 individuals to Australia.
The Australian Rhino Project

 

Michael E Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Sort through the Chickens to find the Eagles!

” Sort through the Chickens to find the Eagles! Do you want to scratch around like chickens or soar with the Eagles?”

I love this analogy and this is true in life as in business. Many are simply happy and content with living their same old same old routine and that is fine. Whilst others wish to experience more in life and push out and motivate themselves to improve their lives…. that is fine too.

However, we will find that some of these chickens are envious of the eagles and so they mock the young eaglets as they try to fly. Yet when the Eagles do finally fly, the chickens become jealous of the freedom that the eagles have achieved in soaring high.

We all need to reassess our life’s plan at time. So ask yourself this question “am I happy with where my life is heading to or indeed where I have arrived at this particular moment in time? If so great 🙂 ……..  If not then ask yourself this “‘ What can I DO to make the necessary changes to get back on my life’s pathway. Remember, this is YOUR pathway.

To achieve this journey you need to remove those negative jealous chickens and surround yourself with other eaglets and eagles. Follow and learn from those that have achieved the life that you wish to have. Make a commitment to yourself to ‘Achieve Your Dreams’. There are very few things in life that are impossible to achieve. I agree that it is unlikely that I will ever be President of the United States or the Pope. However with all due respect to those that are elected to these most important public offices, I have no desire to be either of these roles, even if I could. This is NOT my life plan. But it is theirs and I admire and respect those that achieve their ultimate goal.

I have worked hard and long to get the lifestyle I wish. Yes I have made a great many sacrifices in both time and money. This is all part of the adventure! Yet with receiving some support along the way from those that at least believed in me, even if they do not necessarily agree with my method of achieving my lifestyle,  I am now well on my way to achieving my dreams!

YOU can do it too. Look around you. Who or what is not serving you and hindering you. If it is a thought in your own mind that is stopping you from achieving your goals, then work through it! Push out of your comfort zone, push away those that are planting these negative seeds and take a chance! If you don’t take chances in life then you will never achieve your full potential. Take a small step now…. then another and you will see that it is not that bad afterall. Yes it can be a daunting  but ‘just do it!.

Michael E Thornley
Author and Entrepreneur

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