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Reactive Mode or Productive Mode with the Michael Thornley Organisation

Reactive Mode or Productive Mode

Reactive Mode or Productive Mode. Sharing some great advice from my business partner and mentor Matt Lloyd

 

“One of the marks of successful people is they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is they are talk oriented.”

~ Brian Tracy

Hey,

I’ll give you a quick productivity tip for today.

There’s 2 modes you can be in throughout your day when you’re working on your business.

You can be in reactive mode Or productive mode.

Reactive mode means you’re constantly consuming information, and then responding to it.  It could be emails.  Messages on Facebook or Instagram.  Skype.  A Youtube video. The information could be from staff.  Or from other marketers, trying to get you to buy their stuff.

There’s always going to be a portion of your day devoted to reactive tasks.  You can’t build a big business without giving your attention to new information and responding to it.

But, most people struggling to get their business off the ground are spending waaayyy too much time on reactive tasks.

The ones making no money are usually spending over 95% of their time just reacting.

On the other hand, the top 5% of revenue producing business’s in any industry are being run by people who flip those numbers on their head. They are spending 95% of their time creating new material.

New products with New roles to fill. Many New processes.  New ads and New sales copy.  Also New email marketing and follow-up videos.  New company’s. They are producers.  That’s why they get paid the big bucks.

Most of the time, I myself am a producer.

However, when I started out in business, that was not the case. Pre-2008, I’d spent more than the last decade in the education system getting taught to study and remember new information… not necessarily to apply that information.

I naturally spent all my time reading emails, watching videos, reading books and magazines, and watching from the sidelines what everyone else was doing.

I’d justify this obsessive consumption of other people’s material as important ‘learning time’ – but the truth is, I’d not yet learned the most important lesson for a new entrepreneur.

And that lesson is:

There’s absolutely no substitute for trying a lot of different things, having most of it fail, but learning through direct experience the few things which actually work.

It took me the better part of 2 years to really grasp this lesson.  Finally it got to a point where I was so sick to death of not making money, and not having a successful business, that I started to focus more on producing.

And so I started doing more videos.  I started doing more webinars.  And I started actually promoting and selling every single day.

I stopped consuming everyone else’s material, and started creating my own.

The sooner you experience this epiphany for yourself, the better.

Talk soon!

Matt Lloyd  CEO MOBE

 

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.”

time-get-stuff-done Michael-Thornley

 
Catriona Pollard 
Website: From Unknown To Expert 
CP Communications 

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Michael E Thornley
Author and Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

$1000 paydays can be easy or hard… (which will you pick?)

$1000 paydays can be easy or hard… (which will you pick?) 

This provides income breakthroughs!

  Hi
If you’ve been online searching for opportunities, trying a few things out… And if it’s been   longer than 30-60 days…

  You could begin to feel like this business is like pushing a square 1-ton stone uphill…

  …Blindfolded.

  …On a rainy day.

  …Feet slipping every step.

You feeling me?

  Here’s a simple yet powerful Q I’d love for you to explore: Why Not Start A Different      Business Model That’s Like Pushing A Round Tire Downhill?! 

  The uphill slog was trying to eke out $300 and up paydays with low $7 to
$97 commission sales…

  700 bucks a month or so isn’t BAD. Yet it’s not “freedom money”. Especially when it’s not    consistent income I can bank on. Plus I had the added stress of having the entire funnel    ALL ON ME to set-up and run and provide support and maintenance over…

  Once I discovered how to generate up to $1k, $5k, $10k commissions,    WITHOUT having to do too much, that changed the entire game! Simple shifts like this,  once made, can make all the difference between struggle and the much EASIER path to  success.

 Ready to trade in the uphill push for another path?

 ===> Yes! I’m ready to shift to high ticket commissions and take the easier path to life  changing commissions…
paydays MOBE

 See you downhill,

 Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur

 www.michaelthornley.org

 PS. Once you’re through the 21 Steps, you’ll see how easy and fun this lucrative  business model can be for you! Sure, you still have to “push” even downhill to make this  work, but it’s soooo much easier than trying to grind uphill. 😊

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.

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Michael E Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Contemplating Life Past – Living Life by Your Terms

Contemplating Life Past – Living Life by Your Terms

 Some days we sit back and contemplate our life don’t we? (well more so when we get a  little older  and we wonder where all those years have gone.

 I looked at the date today and realised that I married my first wife 35 years ago today! It is  simply the time elapsed since then that I was remembering and what I have achieved in  those 35 years, culminating on where I am now.

 Circumstances and events may have depleted me of certain physical assets and financial  security. Yet I believe through this process, I have enriched my life. I have secured who I  am, who I want to be and who I wish to share my life with. It is only then that you realise  that society has indoctrinated us all into believing that success and happiness is based on  this false economy of earn more, spend more, buy more and repeat!.

 You can’t buy happiness. It is a state of mind and I have that happiness. It is shared with  someone very special. And I choose to share my life with others who have stumbled upon  the same conclusion.

Know this! The choice is yours if you choose to stand up and make that choice! So make  your choice and live the life you wish to live. Not how others think you should live it.

                 “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” ~ Rumi ~

 And furthermore, promise me this! Feel the true richness of life from deep within your  heart and not  some superficial icing on life that we have been brainwashed into believing.  Therefore, seek what is within as the Universe is within you! Thus feel the warmth  and  you shall find it  there!

And most importantly, stop and think for a moment longer. This so called ‘norm’ has really  only been in existence  for the last 60 years or so and sponsored by the corporate Western  world and their  preachers, the politicians.

 Life is a compromise at times but never compromise your true values and the richness of  life itself…….

Michael Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
 www.michaelthornley.org

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

~ Rumi ~

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

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….. 


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

Rumi – Poet and Scholar

Rumi Quotes
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

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.)

Read all my books at Amazon in Kindle form

Author- Books Written & Published. Read all my books at Amazon in Kindle form

by Michael E Thornley

CLICK HERE for my Amazon.com Authors Page

‘Self Publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)’ is one writer’s journey from inspiration to planning and from writing to publishing.

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Michael E Thornley shares with us the experiences gained from being a successful Indie Author. A voyage of discovery emanating from the seed of an idea to the creation of an e-book ready for publication.

In this guide he provides a wealth of helpful and informative tips around Self Publishing with a particular emphasis on Amazon’s KDP. There are two dedicated chapters that assist budding authors on how to create & upload their e-books to a KDP account easily and effectively.

So get your copy today! Invest in Yourself and get writing!

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Read all my books at Amazon in Kindle form.

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.) ”

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Michael Thornley
Author, Lifstyle Entrepreneur & World Traveller

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Download and install the Kindle for PC reading app on your Windows personal computer.
Click on the link below… very easy steps to follow. Downloads are FREE and availabe for all devices.

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

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

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

Michael E Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur &
World Traveller

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

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

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

Easy day.

Except…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Including (and especially) me.

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

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

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

JT