Category Archives: learn

The Top-three skills every business owner needs for long-term success

The Top-three skills every business owner needs for long-term success

 

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you’ll need to master different skills during   your career.

Here are the top-three skills every business owner needs for long-term success…

 1. The top skill for Beginners

If you’re a brand new entrepreneur—right from the very start— the number one most   important skill to develop is sales.

Most people are afraid of selling, so they just don’t do it. And that’s why most people quit   the business, because they never make any sales.

Selling is THE MOST important skill in business. And when you’re beginning as an   entrepreneur, it’s vital for you to learn how to influence people. And learn how to sell.

 2. The top skill for Veterans

You will constantly face challenges along your journey, but you need to stick with your   goals no matter what. That’s why resilience is one of the strongest traits you could   possibly  have.

There will be times when you think the problems will just never end, and that’s actually   true—the problems will never end.

The problems will keep coming even when you start making the “big” money. So you
need to develop broad shoulders to survive in affiliate marketing.

 3. The top skill for Scaling your business

The most important skill you need to scale your business is being good at promoting your   products.

The most successful affiliates I’ve ever known are always promoting. They won’t go to bed   at night unless they send an email to their list. And they make over a million a year.

Most business owners get bogged down with all the management activities, and they   never scale. To free up your time, hire a staff to handle your office work, so you can   maintain your primary role of promoting the products.

It’s very important that you never lose the skill of being the main promoter of your   company. And you’ll be able to scale your business further than you ever thought.

And if you want to cut your learning curve even faster, I have a good opportunity for you…

I’m talking about the Internet’s only automatic system that deposits $1,250, $3,300,   $9,000, even $18,000 directly into your bank account.

The system was created by 22-year-old Steven Bransfield, who used this exact system to   pocket $1,376,421.03 in just two years.

And he’s personally helped four people make over six-figures in the past 12 months. You   can learn this system too.

With this unique training, you’ll get the all the tools you need to make six-figures a year   online for the rest of your life.

Steven recently made a free video that explains how he went from zero-to-millionaire in   just two years.

>>Watch the Free Video Here<<

 

Michael E  Thornley
Author & Entrepreneuer

 

 

Why “how-to” doesn’t put food on the table!

Why “how-to” doesn’t put food on the table !

 

Why “how-to” doesn’t put food on the table !  He’s bought a few courses, yet he’s just watching others doing it and getting all the    results…
There’s a big crowd of people online called Sedated Success Spectators. They have the  tendency to Buy. To watch others. And to do nothing themselves… Searching high and dry  for the perfect “HOW-TO” miracle that’ll hand them the result they’re after.

 However…
The reality of WHAT is: you never lack the how-to. Most are lacking the ACTIVE, functional  WANT-TO.  Achievement is about movement, not rumination.
A boy doesn’t want to clean his room. You wouldn’t give him a How To Clean Your Room    manual. The problem is the WANT-TO.
Making sense?
If someone came up to you and said they’d give you $1 million if you’d add 100 people to  your email list in the next 30 days… Or if you’d put up one FB Ad to drive leads to your  website… Or if you’d create an irresistible offer and tell at least 25 people about it… Think  you could do it? For a million bucks?
I think we’d all find a way, right?
So it’s all about want-to. Do we want it bad enough? Will we CHOOSE to take action? Or  will we choose to remain on the sidelines? It always boils down to the choices we make,  and the actions we can take.
Asking yourself that million-dollar question whenever you’re stuck on doing something  can REALLY help put things into perspective! Either I choose to get it done. Or I choose not  to. And it’s these choices that puts us in the exact spot we’re currently at in our lives.
We choose. We decide. Isn’t life grand?
Not sure if you’d be open to a system that can bring you in steady paychecks up to $1k to  $10K and higher?

It’s already paid out millions in commissions to teachers, retirees, students, folks from all  walks of life. So it WORKS and works WELL. But you’ll have to CHOOSE whether to invest,  go through the system, and let it work for you or not…

As always, the ball’s in your court! Do not delay any longer…. Act Now !

  >>  Click Here<<

Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur

Cloc Musical Theatre Review – Les Miserables

 Cloc Musical Theatre Review

‘Cloc Musical Theatre’ Production of Les Miserables-
A Review by Michael E Thornley

My partner Kim and I had the pleasure of attending the Cloc Theatre Companies production of Les Miserables on 23rd May 2017.

It was in fact my first time at seeing Les Miserable live in a theatre production. And I must say that my introduction to Musical Theatre’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s historical novel ‘Les Miserables’ by the Cloc Musical Theatre was a delight to all my senses.

It is set in early 19th Century France … the story of  Jean Valjean, a French peasant and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child.

Valjean then decides to break his parole and start his life again after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy and belief in him. Yet he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert.

Along the way, Valjean and a variety of characters are swept into yet another Revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Whilst the Cloc theatre Company may be classified as a ‘Non Professional ‘ Musical Company, they attract many gifted and talented performers and production staff. And I share them all with you here.
(courtesy of Cloc Musical Theatre https://cloc.org.au )

Cast

Mark Doran – Jean Val Jean
Shaun Kingma – Javert
Kirra Young – Fantine
India Morris – Éponine
Daniel Mottau –  Marius
Scott Hili – Thénardier
Melanie Ott – Madame Thénardier
Emily Morris – Cosette
Matthew Green – Enjolras
Ben Jason-Easton – Gavroche (alternating)
Lachlan Young – Gavroche (alternating)
Ava Rose Houben-Carter – Little Cosette / Little Éponine  (alternating)
Charlotte Barnard – Little Cosette / Little Éponine  (alternating)

 

The Company

Ian Andrew, James Ash, Ric Birkett (Bishop), Carolyn Bruce, Emily Crawford, Owen Clarke, Brent Dillon, Nicole Free, Lauren Holcombe, Michelle Hunt, Rachel Juhasz, Dion Kaliviotis, Jason Marrow, Lauren Mc Cormack, Todd Morgan, Elise Naismith, Amelia Ropé, Tim Ryan, Blair Salmon, Jon Sebastian, Allie Sutherland, Rachael Whitelaw, Robbie Wilton, Geordie Worland

Production Team

Director – Chris Bradtke
Musical Director – Andy McCalman
Choreographed Movement – Wendy Belli
Costume Designer – Victoria Horne
Set Designer – Brenton Staples
Lighting Designer – Brad Alcock (BAAC Light)
Sound Designer – Marcello Lo Ricco (LSS Productions)
Make-Up and Wig Designer – David Wisken

Thus I would personally recommend that you do yourself the honour of experiencing a live production of ‘Les Miserables‘ wherever you may be situated around the world.

So for those of you living in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, make a booking NOW for ‘any’ production presented by the Cloc Musical Theatre Company! Their venue, the National Theatre in St.Kilda simply adds its charm to the ambiance of the performances.

I look forward to attending another production by the Cloc Theatre Company in the very near future.

Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

About Michael Thornley click HERE

 

 

 

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

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

     If you want to read the story of how a young man went from broke farm boy to running a     $100 million Internet company in five years, then you need to get your own copy of        Limitless. The book will show you:

  • 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.

    Go get yours Now!

    Get your own copy for FREE by clicking HERE!

Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Why Intelligent People Can’t find Happiness

Why Intelligent People Can’t find Happiness

Posted by |

I am sharing the following post from the Minds Journal Editorial. I can really associate  with what is said and knew I was brilliant! 😉 hahaha

Well if we can’t laugh at ourselves and all that! So enjoy the article and I am sure you too will see how ‘Intelligent’ you are too 😉

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

 

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” -Ernest Hemimgway

“The presence of a faithful and loving partner, a great family life and a successful career may not be enough to prevent an intelligent soul to feel grief and melancholy.

Here are six most likely reasons why happiness seems to elude highly intelligent people:

  1. They are the victim of over analysis

Many people with high level of intelligence lean towards over-thinking and keep analyzing everything that occurs in their life, their surroundings and beyond. Too much thinking can be exhausting at times, especially when your thoughts lead you to conclusions which vex and frustrate you. They weigh you down, but you can’t help but think and think, no matter how draining the experience is.

Their ability to analyze things is great. But, it is also true that we don’t need to pay attention to everything, and crowd our minds with unsavory thoughts. ‘Ignorance is bliss,’ this saying holds good for people like you who can see right through anybody and identify their true motives. Undoubtedly, the world seems a disappointing place occupied by wrong people. Not to mention the feelings that affect you upon the reflection on philosophical problems, global affairs and the eternal questions of life that have no answers. If you learn to ignore, you can feel lighthearted, cheerful and happy.

 

  1. They want to match everything with their high standards

People with high IQ are always sure of what they want and anything less than their expectations fail to satisfy them, and this makes it more difficult for them to be happy. This stands true for everything, whether it is career, relationships or anything else that matters in life.

It’s a fact of life that we never get all what we want. But, this practical knowledge is not present in those who have brilliant theoretical minds. They have little practical intelligence and maintain idealistic views of the world that really doesn’t help them in coping with the ways of the world. So, when they find the reality is contrary to their expectations, they feel greatly disappointed.

  1. Intelligent people judge themselves too hard

One of the reasons of unhappiness also crops from their tendency to be extremely hard on themselves. It is not only about their successes and failures, but everything that is about them. Their deep thinking nature minutely analyses their behavior and actions and compares them against highest standards. Even though it is done unintentionally, this tendency offers them enough reason to blame themselves for no reason.

 An act committed years ago can suddenly haunt their mind and remind them how they        had failed to do things rightly. This disturbs their mind and messes up their mood. After        that, they can hardly spend the day cheerfully or manage a relaxing sleep at night.          These types of flashbacks into past mistakes are frequent in intelligent people. Guilt and    discontent fill their mind. These negative emotions are enough to erase happiness from one’s life.

 

  1. They aim for bigger things

    They cannot be satisfied with what they have in life because their high IQ gives them the power to imagine bigger things. And they are always looking for a bigger purpose, a meaning and a pattern. Some of them are driven too far away by their intense imagination, making it impossible for them to enjoy the good things they have in their life. Ordinary life is too boring for them and that is why they search for exceptionalism, which of course doesn’t exist in reality.

    Do you think this planet is not your real abode or you should live in a different era? It is nothing new about intelligent, deep thinking individuals. With such thoughts swarming your mind, you can hardly hope to be happy when you cannot accept the world and even the time you are living in.

  2.  No one to appreciate them or have a meaningful conversation

    We all yearn to be truly understood, but intelligent people can hardly find someone who can understand them. When we have understanding people around us, half of the stress in our lives ceases to exist. It is very comforting to have a meaningful conversation with a like-minded person. They understand your views and ideas on everything spanning from personal life, philosophy, to global affairs and other complex questions. Most intelligent people feel misunderstood and lonely, as usually no one appreciates the depth with which they can see and analyze things.

    Science has proved that smart people don’t need to socialize as much as the people with average IQ, to be happy. Nevertheless, smart people feel the need to meet people, interact and have an enjoyable conversation. They are more interested in talking about meaningful and fascinating things rather than talk on subjects like food, weather or weekend plans. The truth is, it is difficult to come by a person who can indulge in a deep conversation. This is the result of the materialist and consumerist society we live in.

     

    1. Smart people often develop psychological issues.

    Many studies have found a connection between highly intelligent minds and psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorders and social anxiety. Is it possible that these disorders are side effect of a brilliant mind? This cannot be confirmed as there are so many hidden mysteries of human mind and science, yet to be revealed.

    It is not that all intelligent people suffer from severe mental disorders. But even the ones who don’t, are susceptible to existential depression which usually results from over-thinking. If you keep on thinking and analyzing everything deeply, there comes a time when you start thinking about life and death. Your mind begins to search for the meaning of your existence and that is when you begin to re-evaluate your own life. This saddens you, but for no apparent reason.”

    All rights belong to the Minds Journal and no ownership or rights is implied here.
    http://themindsjournal.com/intelligence-happiness/

Dreams of the Bottom Billion – A New Approach To Curing World Poverty | Anik Singal

 

Dreams of the Bottom Billion –
A New Approach To Curing World Poverty
~Anik Singal~

 

Today I  am sharing a rather unique idea by my colleague Anik Singal. Watch the video! Thought provoking! … Michael

Hey!

Since I was a small child, my Father had always instilled the sheer importance of EDUCATION.

Since I was around 10 years old, I would go around saying that I wanted to build SCHOOLS all over the World and help children who couldn’t go to school.

A dream, but as I grew up, I started realizing just how BIG the problem really is.

3 Billion+ people in this World live on less than $2.50 a DAY…

After learning this – my wife and I teamed up with an amazing couple in India and we started on a mission to do our part. We wanted to figure out a MODEL that could work all over the World… and FIX this problem.

After 6 schools … 600+ children … 4,500+ community members…

We think we’ve found the PERFECT MODEL!

SO, WHAT WAS MY DREAM THE LAST 4 YEARS?

I wanted to get on a TED stage and show everyone my new CURE for Poverty.

I want to shake the entire Non-Profit sector up and I think the way we are approaching World Poverty is completely wrong. So, I’m proud to announce that I finally got my chance!

I recently spoke on a TEDx stage about my approach to curing World Poverty! I’ll even give you numbers and PROOF that you just can’t deny!

LIVE before your eyes – watch this talk and you won’t have a choice but to believe it!

TED Talk – My New Approach To Curing World Poverty…

But I could REALLY use your help getting this message out there…

The more people that see this TED talk, the more my wife & I can do. We can build even more schools….reach more children….. help more people!

Take Action!

So, here’s what I’m asking from you…

#1 – Please go and watch the Video…
#2 – Please click on the
THUMBS UP…
#3 – Please leave a comment
#4 – Please share this video with someone you know!

I really want to get this message out. I think we can change the World together.

Watch TED Talk – Dreams of The Bottom Billion – My New Approach To Curing World Poverty…

Thank you so much!

Anik Singal
CEO, Lead Fighter
Lurn, Inc

Discover Your Family Origins – Thornley Genealogical Services

Grow your Family Tree

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


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!

The Michael Thornley Organisation
www.michaelthornley.org
Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook
Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com

Emerald City – Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live

Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live brings Emerald City into cinemas.

Recently on my Gypsy Traveller Tour of Eastern Australia, I had the good fortune to be invited to the screening of Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live production of ‘Emerald City’ in Nambour, Queensland.

Emerald City is a 1987 play by Australian playwright David Williamson, a satire about two entertainment industries: film and publishing.

“This very 1980’s social comedy — about a successful writer who moves from rainy, serious Melbourne to sunny, hedonistic Sydney and falls in love with the tantalizing appeal of a house by the water — still works.”

Author Michael Thornley meets Actor Producer Grant Dodwell in Nambour, Queensland

The Australian National Theatre Live ‘ANT’ is bringing the ‘Live’ theatre experience to a number of areas in Australia that may not have ready access to live plays at the major theatre companies.

The majority of these theatre companies are capital city based and with the vast distances that occur in Australia, ANT saw an opportunity to provide the next best thing to an actual live performance. That is to film a live performance in such a way that the audience can absorb the inclusive ambiance that live theatre creates. In other words you feel that you are part of the play and that you are actually an integral component of  the ‘set’ and not simply seated as an observer.

Having experienced ‘live theatre’ on many occasions I can honestly say that this concept works! Well done Grant and the team! I wish you all every success.

So do yourself a favour, if you have the opportunity ensue that you see the Australian National Theatre Live’s film production of the Aussie classic play ‘Emerald City’ by playwright David Williamson.

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

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

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

Newsletter May 2015

Welcome 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)

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.

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.

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.

RateShrinker

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.

 

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

Michael Thornley
Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur