Tag: Motivation

#MorningMotivation from #MikeArmstrong via the #YouCanDoItPodcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: #MikeArmstrong #MorningMotivation Choose to have a great day – #YouCanDoIt #MikeArmstrongPodcasts 🙌😎 https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/MikeArmstrong-MorningMotivation-Choose-to-have-a-great-day—YouCanDoIt-MikeArmstrongPodcasts-ee5ma5

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Mike Armstrong on the Fire in the Belly Podcast – #MikeArmstrong #MikeArmstrongNews #MikeArmstrongPodcasts

youtu.be/TRxhy2Ra_8g

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

#MorningMotivation from the Mike Armstrong Podcast #MikeArmstrong #MikeArmstrongPodcasts

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: #MorningMotivation #ThinkBig #DreamBig #DoBig – #YouCanDoIt from then #MikeArmstrongPodcast #DoIt https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/MorningMotivation-ThinkBig-DreamBig-DoBig—YouCanDoIt-from-then-MikeArmstrongPodcast-DoIt-edipr8

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest edition of my Michael Armstrong podcast hope to provide you lots of useful information and advice daily on the regular feature, that I’m sharing with you now which is called Morning #MorningMotivation. Please check me out on Socials too via #MichaelArmstrong.

Have a great day, I know I will 🙌😎 #YouCanDoIt #YouCanDoItPodcast

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

15 Top Business Startup Tips #Startups #MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrong

When starting a business the strategy is to do some analysis on the Market Place and some market research (Google is a great place to do this).

1. Check what your competitors are doing and what markets they are aiming at and see if there’s a gap in the market.

2. Then once you see there is, think about what you story and message is and to what audience you are aiming it at.

3. Work on the branding so that it’s telling the right message to the right audience including the name very important.

4. Check the name is Free on Companies House / Registration, Google and all major social platforms.

5. Work on a content portfolio so that you can share the message and synergy messages as well as product and service info and other content, in many ways and to attract many different people in your target segment or segments, regularly with different messages without switching them off.

6. Set up all the things / assets a new business needs – well Optimised Website with Blog, Off-site Blog and a marketing / lead generation add on), Google and Bing Listings, Facebook Pages (for Company and target niches), Facebook Groups for Company and target niches).

LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups a format for profiles for all staff, Twitter Account or Accounts, Instagram, Directory Listings, Geographical and Niche Directories, Podcast, YouTube Channel, Tick Tock, Pinterest etc.!

7. Regularly post good content and squeeze good advertising messages in between with good offers and good call to actions, build up audiences and get them to visit part of your website, your online store, YouTube channel etc.

8. Add an email capture Form to your website for building a database to email too.

9.Go Networking

10. Add some landing pages and look at FB advertising and adwords etc.

11. Consider Selling on Amazon or Ebay,

12. Attend Events, Expos, maybe host some!

13. Consider trying Telesales and/or Field Sales / Solution sales etc.

14. Do some Organic SEO and link building strategies for your website and blog (podcast and YouTube channels etc.)

15. Do some Content Marketing in other sites and blogs and some PR etc.

#Success

#Marketing

#Sales

#WorkOnYou #Infinityx

#YourNetworkIsYouNetworth

#BeConfident

#BecomeAMillionaire

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Morning Motivation from Dr John Demartini and Mike Armstrong

Morning all,

Please find some Inspiration and Morning / Daily Motivation from Dr John Demartini and his Dr John Demartini Quotes as well as Mike Armstrong and his Mike Armstrong Quotes #MikeArmstrongQuotes, Mike Armstrong Podcasts #MikeArmstrongPodcasts and Mike Armstrong Poems #MikeArmstrongPoems

Be grateful for that special gift!

You can also get more #MorningMotivation with this Mornings Motivational Episode on the Mike Armstrong Podcast #MikeArmstrongPodcasts #YouCanDoIt #YouCanDoItPodcast – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Morning-Motivation–Thoughts-On-Motivation-From-Mike-Armstrong-inc–why-you-shouldnt-need-it-Yolo-ed6ff3

Or by listening to other Motivational Episodes:

Yesterday Morning Motivation!

https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Morning-Motivation–Positivity-From-Mike-Armstrong-On-the-Mike-Armstrong-Podcast—MikeArmstrong-ed3qgm #MikeArmstrongPodcasts By #MikeArmstrong – #Motivation #Positivity #DailyMotivation #Inspiration #MotivationalPodcast #PositivityPodcast #YouCanDoIt #PositiveVibes #PMA #WelshBiz #PositiveMentalAttitude #Inspire #Inspired #StartYourDayTheRightWay #PositiveCoronavirusNews #WFH #Lockdown #CoronaLockdown #positivethinking #positivemindset

First Morning Motivate Episode – Get Creative during Lockdown Motivation –

https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Motivation–WelshBizNews-From-Mike-Armstrong-about-upcoming-Introbiz-NetworkingMasterclass-Events-ed1tha

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast

There’s also lots of other positivity and useful information available on the Mike Armstrong Podcast, so please checkout the entire podcast out here – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9

Good Morning and have a great day 👍 For more Inspiration, Motivation and Positivity please see our recently penned Coronavirus Poems – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAssThe Upside of Coronavirus #CoronavirusUpsideHow to make a diamond #HowtomakeadiamondCoronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoemThe Lockdown Choice #LockdownChoiceHow to Navigate the Wall #HowToNavigateTheWall

#MikeArmstrong / #MikeArmstrongPoems

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

7 tips for those looking to start a podcast…

1. Choose a Topic You’re Passionate About

Before you hit record, it’s a good idea to give serious thought to why you’re starting this podcast in the first place. And don’t take this step lightly! Starting a podcast takes a lot of hard work (maybe more than you think). Not everybody is cut out for it. But we’ll assume that you are.

A good starting point is to figure out which topic you can talk about naturally and endlessly. Your true passion. We all have one. What’s yours? A good measure is to do a test show with no notes or preparation whatsoever. Can you fill 30 to 60 minutes just talking about your topic off the top of your head and make it interesting? Good! You found your topic.

Now, search iTunes for other podcasts in your niche. Did you choose a crowded niche with many existing podcasts? Try to think of ways to differentiate your show from theirs. For example, you can choose a sub-niche with a more targeted audience.

2. Brand Your Podcast

Now that you’ve chosen your topic, it’s time to start crafting your podcast. Just like creating products or services, your podcast is its own brand. Branding your podcast starts with choosing a good name.

Pick something that is both memorable and speaks to your topic/audience. It’s my opinion that direct, descriptive names work better than abstract or overly creative names. Before you can hook your audience with your killer smile and groundbreaking content, you’ll need them to tune in. That’s why your podcast name needs to jump out and grab them. Remember that much of your audience will be discovering your podcast via iTunes or Google search. So it’s a good idea to include a keyword or two within your show’s name.

Next, you’ll need a logo. For a podcast, it’s important to come up with an attention grabbing logo and a show image for your iTunes listing. Again, it’s about crafting your brand to stand out in iTunes podcast search results.

3. Format and Structure

Will this be an audio or video podcast? It’s my belief that video podcasts have an easier time gaining traction with an audience simply because they are more personal. Aside from offering valuable content, you’re selling your personality, and video is the most effective and authentic way to do that. It’s a good idea to offer an audio-only version of the podcast for those who prefer to listen and don’t want to download bulky video files.

Now we need to structure the show. Let’s start with your schedule. Once a week? Once a month? Whatever schedule you choose, be sure to keep it consistent. A quick way to lose audience members is to release a show four weeks in a row, then go on hiatus for several months. People appreciate a regular schedule, and even a regular day of the week.

Finally, you need to choose your show length. Break it down into segments and allot a certain amount of time to each segment. I believe 30 to 50 minutes is a good length for an episode as it’s long enough to pack in quality, in-depth conversation, and short enough to fit within the typical work commute. Some prefer quick episodes of under 20 minutes each. Again, consistency is key. You don’t want to set your audience’s expectation for 45 minute episodes, then do a 15 minute episode.

4. Plan Your Content

Now it’s time to map out the most important aspect of your podcast, the content. Podcasts are no exception to the adage “content is king.” Your topics, conversation flow, personality, and overall engagement are what will ultimately determine the success of your podcast.

It’s a good idea to keep a running list of show topics. As soon as an idea strikes, note it down and plan it for an upcoming show. One way my co-host Dave and I come up with topics is to simply recognise when we stumble upon a great topic for a show. We’ll be having a spontaneous chat, talking shop about freelancing and web design, when suddenly it’s apparent we’ve hit on something interesting and relevant for the show. Write it down.

Some podcasts break each episode into segments. If your niche is somehow tied to current events, it may be a good idea to cover news topics as part of your show. Perhaps a guest interview is a main component in your format. Plan for each of these segments and keep in mind the timing and flow of each.

Finally, it’s beneficial to think about some kind of script for your show. This will be different for everyone. My preference is to have a few sentences written out beforehand to use as the introduction to the show; something to get it off to a strong start and introduce the topic and guest properly. The rest of the show’s topics are planned using short bullet lists indicating which points I want to hit on.

The idea is to make sure I’m covering what I want to cover, while keeping the delivery natural and somewhat improvised. Again, it’s up to you to find the right balance.

5. Record, Broadcast, and Edit Your Podcast

Now on to some of the technical aspects for creating a video podcast. Surprisingly, there are quite a few tools needed to piece together a working podcast. Here are the ones we use:

Blue Yeti USB Condensor Microphone— I strongly recommend investing in a quality microphone. It will drastically improve the audio quality of your show. The Yeti USB mic is reasonably priced and it delivers great sound.

Skype — All of our shows start with a Skype video chat. Now that Skype 5 includes the ability to have video conference calls, it’s a perfect choice for having a three-way conversation. Plus, the sheer popularity of Skype makes it easy on our guests who are already comfortable using the platform for online conversation.

ScreenFlow — This is a great app for recording and editing screencasts. It’s easy to use and packs in powerful editing features.

Blip.tv — With the finished recording edited and exported, it’s time to put it up on the web and submit it to the iTunes podcast directory. Luckily, Blip.tv makes all of this very easy. Plus it’s got great reporting tools to check the popularity and reach of your podcast.

BoinxTV — BoinxTV serves as our virtual control room, allowing us to produce a live web broadcast for our show. It has features to allow for quick switching between cameras and screens and other visual effects like captions and transitions.

Justin.tv or UStream — Both are viable options for when you want to broadcast live on the web. We feed our output from BoinxTV into one of these services to fire up the live show. We then embed the video and chat room right on our website for the audience to participate live.

CamTwist — This little utility allows us to route the video feed between BoinxTV and Justin.tv or UStream.

Audio Hijack Pro — This fun little app is used to route the audio from Skype into BoinxTV. Be sure to check out the psychedelic sound effects you can apply in the process!

Skype Call Recorder — This plugin for Skype adds functionality to let you record a Skype call. This can be useful if you’re only interested in making a recorded podcast (not broadcasting live). Plus, it comes packaged with handy utilities for splitting a conversation into individual movie files, and stripping an MP3 audio file from your movie file.

6. Grow Your Audience

With your podcast created and released to the world, now comes the hard part: promoting your podcast and growing your audience.

I’m a believer that if you focus your efforts on creating the most interesting and engaging content possible, you will naturally attract an audience and grow a community around your work. But there are a few things you can do to help move things forward:

  • Have a solid website. Something professional, clean and simple. The focus is your podcast, so let the design of your site support that. I recommend going with a quality, premium WordPress theme to get up and running quickly.

  • Build community around your podcast. Encourage your audience to participate in your live chat (if you have one). Ask for feedback, conduct surveys and polls, keep a close eye on your podcast’s analytics (via blip.tv). Know which topics garner the most interest from your audience and let your audience help shape the direction of your podcast.

  • Sharing is great. Ratings are better. As with any web content, social media integration is a must for your podcast to help your audience spread the word faster. If your podcast is largely distributed via iTunes, you’ll want to encourage subscribers to rate and review your podcast to help boost its standing within the iTunes directory. This is one of the best ways for your audience to help you get discovered.

7. Monetise Your Podcast

Just like starting a blog, starting a podcast should be about quality, authentic content first and monetization second. You can’t have the latter without the former. That said, there are several methods to monetize your podcast which are worth considering:

  • Try to sell advertising placements on your show. Just like advertising on a blog, this requires a significant audience in order to bring in real revenue. It also runs the risk of turning off your audience who may not want to hear plugs in between quality content.

  • A more viable approach, and one that may be more lucrative, is to simply build your personal brand using your podcast as the medium. Hosting a podcast — particularly a video podcast — is a great way share your personality and let your ideas shine. Today’s wisdom dictates that promoting your personal brand can translate into building a prosperous business. Just watch any video by Gary Vaynerchuk and I think you’ll agree.

Have Fun!

I hope you find this guide helpful as you plan your video podcast. No matter what niche you’re in — live or recorded, video or audio — the key is to have fun with it and let your passion for the topic shine through. Now press record and start podcasting!

This was taken from an article on Mashable called 7 tips to starting a successful podcast.

You can find our own podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast by clicking the Link!

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Morning Motivation via Positive Podcast, Positive Poems or Positive Quotes

Morning all,

Be grateful for that special gift!

You can also get more #MorningMotivation with this Mornings Motivational Episode on the Mike Armstrong Podcast – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Morning-Motivation–Positivity-From-Mike-Armstrong-On-the-Mike-Armstrong-Podcast—MikeArmstrong-ed3qgm #MikeArmstrongPodcasts By #MikeArmstrong – #Motivation #Positivity #DailyMotivation #Inspiration #MotivationalPodcast #PositivityPodcast #YouCanDoIt #PositiveVibes #PMA #WelshBiz #PositiveMentalAttitude #Inspire #Inspired #StartYourDayTheRightWay #PositiveCoronavirusNews #WFH #Lockdown #CoronaLockdown #positivethinking #positivemindset

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast

There’s also lots of other positivity and useful information available on the Mike Armstrong Podcast, so please checkout the entire podcast out here – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9

Good Morning and have a great day 👍 For more Inspiration, Motivation and Positivity please see our recently penned Coronavirus Poems – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAssThe Upside of Coronavirus #CoronavirusUpsideHow to make a diamond #HowtomakeadiamondCoronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoemThe Lockdown Choice #LockdownChoiceHow to Navigate the Wall #HowToNavigateTheWall

#MikeArmstrong / #MikeArmstrongPoems

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Please listen to the New Mike Armstrong Podcast…

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts

As a reader of the Mike Armstrong News site I’m asking you for a quick favour. I have recently set up the Mike Armstrong Podcast and I need some listeners.

Could you please check out the Business / Entrepreneur Podcast featuring Sales & Motivation Too, in order to see if you like it.

The Mike Armstrong Podcast aka Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast is a Business Podcast / Entrepreneur Podcast for People Interested in Business, Sales & Marketing, Networking, Sales Training, Motivation, Positivity and so much more. The podcast has regular features such as;

Mikes Likes #MikesLikes – MikesMoans / What’s Wrong With Armstrong

#MikesMoans #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong / #WWWA

WOLF of WALES – A Sales Training Feature #WOLFofWALES #WOW #WOWPodcast

Welsh Dragon’s Den – A Business Startup & Investment Section

As well as Motivation & Positivity

Business Networking, Business News & Business Advice!

The Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast is great for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and People new in Sales, Looking to Join Sales or Looking to Improve Their Sales Abilities and Performance!

If you are looking for Mike Armstrong’s Podcast or the Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast please take a look at the following links.

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Anchor FM

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Anchor FM – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Google

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Google Podcasts – https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMTMxMzU2MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast on Spotify

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/7nbSXkHuGZC0T5DpqDCJhx

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Breaker

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Breaker – https://www.breaker.audio/mike-armstrongs-weekly-podcast

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On Overcast

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Overcast – https://overcast.fm/itunes1493024564/mike-armstrong-s-weekly-podcast

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do It Podcast On

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Pocket Casts – https://pca.st/wspp8ad6

Mike Armstrong’s You Can Do it Podcasts on Radio Public

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Podcast On Radio Public – https://radiopublic.com/mike-armstrongs-weekly-podcast-6B0kQQ

Mikes Moans – What’s Wrong With Armstrong?

Link to the first MikesMoans feature – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mikes-Moan-about-Negative-Press–Media-via-regular-feat–whats-wrong-with-Armstrong-ed0tiq #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong

Morning Motivation & Welsh Business News From Mike Armstrong’s Podcast

Link to a Morning Motivation podcast and some Welsh Business News – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Motivation–WelshBizNews-From-Mike-Armstrong-about-upcoming-Introbiz-NetworkingMasterclass-Events-ed1tha

The Introbiz Network

Testimonial for the Introbiz Network – Wales’ Biggest Business Network and Business Expo With Global Online Networking Events & Global EntrepreneurMasterclasses!

The Outstanding Network

Testimonial for The Outstanding Network – A Group offering Business Support & Networking – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Business-Networking–Support-via-The-Outstanding-Network-run-by-Irish-Entrepreneur-Pat-Slattery-ed2jiq

Sales Training from the WOLF of WALES 🐺 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #WOLFofWales #WOW #WOWPodcast

Link to the first WOLF of WALES feature episode – Sales Training On to get around or work with the gate / receptionist – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Introduction-to-another-regular-feat–on-the-Mike-Armstrong-Podcast-called-the-WOLF-of-WALES–WOW-ed2mer

Link to the second WOLF of WALES feature episode – Sales Training On “Why to stop selling to become a better sales person! 🤯 – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Another-WOLF-of-WALES—Episode-on-Why-to-stop-selling-in-order-to-become-great-at-Sales-ed2vh5

Business Investing From The Welsh Dragon’s Den

Link to regular feature Welsh Dragon’s Den On The Mike Armstrong Podcast – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Introduction-to-Regular-feature-Welsh-Dragons-Den-On-the-Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast-ed3f7c

Mike Armstrong Interview on the Introbiz Members Podcast

Link to Mike Armstrong’s Interview on the Introbiz Members Podcast! – https://anchor.fm/tracey–smolinski/episodes/Introbiz-member-Mike-Armstrong-from-MA-Consultancy-talking-all-things-marketing-and-growth-ecpfg8

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

7 Poems in 7 Days – #Coronavirus #Lockdown – #CoronavirusPoems | #MikeArmstrongPoems

Hello Readers,

Please find my #7PoemsIn7Days #Coronavirus #Lockdown #Poetry Collection. I haven’t written any poetry since I was a kid (now 42) but I was inspired to write a Coronavirus Poem on Sunday 12/4/20 and decided to write one a day for the next 7 days.

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 1 – 12/4/20

Coronavirus Poem – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAss

So Coronavirus is here, it’s made us all Lockdown.

Lots of us are unhappy, it’s even made us frown!

But as the storm clouds linger, a new dawn is awaiting.

A time for fun and laughter and no more self isolating.

Let’s cheer on all the NHS and others on the front line.

Lets clap and cheer on Thursday evenings and show them all a good time.

When Entrepreneurs pull together they can get a lot achieved.

Making Ventilators, Facemasks and lots of PPE.

So now’s a time to stay positive, and don’t let Covid Win,

Let’s stop the virus spreading, it’s time to all stay in.

Don’t get down for too long, as storms will always pass.

Keep motivated and positive and let’s kick Corona’s Ass.

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

Written By Mike Armstrong On 12/04/2020

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 2 – 13/4/20

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a Diamond #HowtomakeaDiamond

#Howtomakeadiamond

Diamonds are shaped in the Earth’s mantle, they take billions of years to form,

They start off as basic carbon, but under pressure they learn to perform,


Alone they would stay as Carbon, but by bonding they crystalise…

They take a transformation right before our very eyes.


So if you want to stay as Carbon, keep pressure far away,

Stay comfortable and relaxed, don’t try changing every day!


But if you want to sparkle, be coveted or desired!

Get busy all day building, work hard until your tired!


When you learn to adapt and change and handle all the pressure!

You’ll learn to bond with others and life will become much better.


So don’t delay but start today and build your pressure fund,

It won’t be long until your strong, a high class, solid diamond 💎

Written by Mike Armstrong On 13/4/2020

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 3 – 14/4/20

The Upside of Coronavirus- #CoronavirusUpside

After weeks in total Lockdown, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect…

On all our real values, and what we can affect.


Lots of things in life are outside of our control!

But staying connected with loved ones, has to be our goal.


When the going gets tough, the tough get going,

we need to thank our front line staff, by ways that keep on showing.


We can get through any crisis when we stand strong together,

It not just now that we’ve proved that, it’s been like that forever!


So use this time to reconnect with all the people you did forget.

Learn lots of new things and have some fun, take your hours exercise and get out in the sun.


It won’t be long until Lockdown’s over and normal will return.

But hopefully much better now, with what we did all learn!

Written By Mike Armstrong On 14/04/2020

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #CoronavirusUpside

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 4 – 15/4/20

Coronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoem

As a business forced to isolate, being under Lockdown isn’t great.


We’ve been forced to furlough staff and close down the shutter.

“This isn’t fair”, we quite rightly mutter.


However we have to stop the spread of this disease,

Or it will rip through our population with so much ease!


How long we’re shut for, no one does know,

So we keep preparing until it’s time to grow!


If we can adapt to home delivery and the Internet,

we can keep on trading and that’s a safe bet.


But if not, we’ll keep on Marketing & building friends,

Preparing our business for when this all ends!


So whatever the case we’ll continue to stay strong,

and get through this Lockdown – no matter how long!


#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CornavirusBusinessPoem

Written by Mike Armstrong on 15/04/20

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 5 – 16/4/20

The Lockdown Choice – A Coronavirus Poem #LockdownChoice

When in Lockdown over Coronavirus,

we need to search down deep inside us.


We need to decide to live in so much fear,

Or learn to let that fear disappear!


Those in fear will panic and moan,

over eat, stay unhealthy and stay stuck all alone.


Whilst those that are optimistic, happy & positive,

will learn new things, stay healthy and choose to still live.


You can’t manage things beyond your control,

But you can choose your response, so make positive your goal!


Avoid negative people and negative press,

And anything else that will add to your stress.


Be thankful for the extra time and leisure,

And for doing more things that gives you some pleasure.


The Lockdown won’t last for too long,

Then life will continue, the show will go on.


Hopefully you will heed my advice,

Decide to enjoy Lockdown and make it quite nice.


Written by Mike Armstrong on 16/4/20.

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusPoem

#LockdownChoice

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 6 – 17/4/20

#HowToNavigateTheWall #MikeArmstrongPoems

How to Navigate the Wall! #HowToNavigateTheWall

If you can’t get around the wall, don’t get upset and quit,

Stay Strong and in Control.

Work on a way that will fit!


If you can’t get around the Wall, try to get over the Wall,

Don’t let nothing stop you,

not even if you were to fall.


If you can‘t get over the Wall, don’t quit because of your fall,

Just pick yourself up and stand tall.

You will learn to get over the Wall!


When trying to learn how to get over the Wall.

Gain new tricks, you can do it, don’t stall.


Use your skills, don’t give up, try them all!

Be determined to defeat that Wall,


Go under the wall if you can,

Just don’t give up, be a Man!

If that doesn’t work, then don’t be a jerk, drive through that Wall in a Van!

Written By Mike Armstrong 17/4/20

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

#PositiveCoronavirusNews | #CoronavirusPoem

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 7 – 18/4/20

Fight The Negativity #FightTheNegativity

Everyday under Lockdown we hear about death and destruction,

But not about joy, success or construction!


The papers are full of negative news,

there’s nothing in them to keep us amused!


The media show us daily the infection rates getting higher,

But there not a lot said to give us that fire.


So choose an alternative whilst Lockdown days are so long,

give yourself lessons, and exercise yourself strong,


Do all the things you usually don’t have time to complete,

Contact family & friend but don’t over eat.


Take you hour a day exercise and take in all the views,

Get your mind motivated read #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Written By Mike Armstrong 18/4/20

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrongPoems

#7PoemsIn7Days

#FightTheNegativity

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020 #MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

The First Mike Armstrong Podcast is live – #FirstPodcast of #MikeArmstrongPoscasts

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts from #MikeArmstrong

The First #MikeArmstrong Podcast – An Introduction to #MikeArmstrongPodcasts is live and can be listed to via the following link.

https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/First-Pod-Cast-from-Welsh-Business-Consultant-and-Sales–Marketing-Specialist-Mike-Armstrong-e9benr

#MikeArmstrong #podcast #FirstPodcast – #Welsh #UK & #Global #Business #Consultant – #Sales #Marketing #WelshBiz

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Mike Armstrong Poem – How to Navigate the Wall…

#HowToNavigateTheWall #MikeArmstrongPoems

How to Navigate the Wall!

If you can’t get around the wall, don’t get upset and quit,

Stay Strong and in Control.

Work on a way that will fit!


If you can’t get around the Wall, try to get over the Wall,

Don’t let nothing stop you,

not even if you were to fall.


If you can get over the Wall, don’t quit because of your fall,

Just pick yourself up and stand tall.

You will learn to get over the Wall!


When trying to learn how to get over the Wall.

Gain new skills, don’t give up & don’t stall.

Use new skills, don’t give up, try them all!

Be determined to defeat that Wall,


Go under the wall if you can,

Just don’t give up, be a Man!

If that doesn’t work, then don’t be a jerk, drive through that Wall in a Van!

Written By Mike Armstrong 17/4/20

#MikeArmstrong #MikeArmstrongPoems

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

The Lockdown Choice

The Lockdown Choice – A Coronavirus Poem

When in Lockdown over Coronavirus,

we need to search down deep inside us.

We need to decide to live in so much fear,

Or learn to let that fear disappear!

Those in fear will panic and moan,

over eat, stay unhealthy and stay stuck all alone.

Whilst those that are optimistic, happy & positive,

will learn new things, stay healthy and choose to still live.

You can’t manage things beyond your control,

But you can choose your response, so make positive your goal!

Avoid negative people and negative press,

And anything else that will add to your stress.

Be thankful for the extra time and leisure,

And for doing more things that gives you some pleasure.

The Lockdown won’t last for too long,

Then life will continue, the show will go on.

Hopefully you will heed my advice,

Decide to enjoy Lockdown and make it quite nice.

Written by Mike Armstrong on 16/4/20.

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusPoem

#LockdownChoice

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Morning Motivation from #MikeArmstrong – #MakePerfectMonents

Morning all..


Good Morning and have a great day 👍 For more Inspiration, Motivation and Positivity please see our recently penned Coronavirus Poems – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAssThe Upside of Coronavirus #CoronavirusUpsideHow to make a diamond #HowtomakeadiamondA Coronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoem Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

A Coronavirus Business Poem – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusBusinessPoem

#CoronavirusBusinessPoem

As a business forced to isolate, being under Lockdown isn’t great.


We’ve been forced to furlough staff and close down the shutter.

“This isn’t fair”, we quite rightly mutter.


However we have to stop the spread of this disease,

Or it will rip through our population with so much ease!


How long we’re shut for, no one does know,

So we keep preparing until it’s time to grow!


If we can adapt to home delivery and the Internet,

we can keep on trading and that’s a safe bet.


But if not, we’ll keep on Marketing & building friends,

Preparing our business for when this all ends!


So whatever the case we’ll continue to stay strong,

and get through this Lockdown – no matter how long!


#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CornavirusBusinessPoem

Written by Mike Armstrong on 15/04/20

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

MA NEWS

Another Coronavirus Poem – The Upside of Coronavirus!

The Upside of Coronavirus- #CoronavirusUpside

After weeks in total Lockdown, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect…

On all our real values, and what we can affect.


Lots of things in life are outside of our control!

But staying connected with loved ones, has to be our goal.


When the going gets tough, the tough get going,

we need to thank our front line staff, by ways that keep on showing.


We can get through any crisis when we stand strong together,

It not just now that we’ve proved that, it’s been like that forever!


So use this time to reconnect with all the people you did forget.

Learn lots of new things and have some fun, take your hours exercise and get out in the sun.


It won’t be long until Lockdown’s over and normal will return.

But hopefully much better know, with what we did all learn!

Written By Mike Armstrong On 14/04/2020

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #CoronavirusUpside

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews
“No matter how hard you get hit, keep moving forward”
”Work hard to make your dreams come true”

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Lockdown ‘should end in two weeks’ so UK can get ‘back to work’, says professor – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The UK’s coronavirus lockdown should …

Lockdown ‘should end in two weeks’ so UK can get ‘back to work’, says professor

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Lockdown ‘should end in two weeks’ so UK can get ‘back to work’, says professor – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The UK’s coronavirus lockdown should …

Lockdown ‘should end in two weeks’ so UK can get ‘back to work’, says professor

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a diamond 💎 by Mike Armstrong…

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a Diamond…

#Howtomakeadiamond

Diamonds are shaped in the Earth’s mantle, they take billions of years to form,

They start off as basic carbon, but under pressure they learn to perform,


Alone they would stay as Carbon, but by bonding they crystalise…

They take a transformation right before our very eyes.


So if you want to stay as Carbon, keep pressure far away,

Stay comfortable and relaxed, don’t try changing every day!


But if you want to sparkle, be coveted or desired!

Get busy all day building, work hard until your tired!


When you learn to adapt and change and handle all the pressure!

You’ll learn to bond with others and life will become much better.


So don’t delay but start today and build your pressure fund,

It won’t be long until your strong, a high class, solid diamond 💎

Written by Mike Armstrong On 13/4/2020

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a diamond 💎 by Mike Armstrong…

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a Diamond…

#Howtomakeadiamond

Diamonds are shaped in the Earth’s mantle, they take billions of years to form,

They start off as basic carbon, but under pressure they learn to perform,


Alone they would stay as Carbon, but by bonding they crystalise…

They take a transformation right before our very eyes.


So if you want to stay as Carbon, keep pressure far away,

Stay comfortable and relaxed, don’t try changing every day!


But if you want to sparkle, be coveted or desired!

Get busy all day building, work hard until your tired!


When you learn to adapt and change and handle all the pressure!

You’ll learn to bond with others and life will become much better.


So don’t delay but start today and build your pressure fund,

It won’t be long until your strong, a high class, solid diamond 💎

Written by Mike Armstrong On 13/4/2020

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

A Coronavirus Poem to help inspire & motivate those in lockdown – #PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

Coronavirus Poem

So Coronavirus is here, it’s made us all Lockdown.

Lots of us are unhappy, it’s even made us frown!

But as the storm clouds linger, a new dawn is awaiting.

A time for fun and laughter and no more self isolating.

Let’s cheers on all the NHS and others on the front line.

Let clap and cheer on Thursday evenings and show them all a good time.

When Entrepreneurs pull together they can get a lot achieved.

Making Ventilators, Facemasks and lots of PPE.

So now’s a time to stay positive, and don’t let Covid Win,

Let’s stop the virus spreading, it’s time to all stay in.

Don’t get down for too long, as storms will always pass.

Keep motivated and positive an let’s kick Corona’s Ass.

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

Written By Mike Armstrong On 12/04/2020

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Daily Motivation for those who are self isolating or Working From Home – #WFH #PositiveCoronavirusNews

If you want Success, go and get it!

The only person stopping you, is you!

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Morning Motivation – #PositiveCoronavirusNews – What if today is the day?

Morning all..

Good Morning and have a great day 👍 Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Positive Coronavirus News as Queen Gives Rallying Speach…

Image copyrightPA MEDIA

People in Leicester watch the Queen deliver her address

Image captionPeople across the UK gathered to watch the Queen’s address

There have been difficult royal speeches and addresses in the past – times when the wrong word or the wrong phrase could have undermined the message or let slip a critical opportunity.

The broadcast after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 for example, or the speech the Queen gave on her visit to Ireland in 2011.

The Palace could have played it safe, stressed unity and given thanks. It would have served. 

This was a different and much more ambitious broadcast, designed to reassure and to inspire.

But most of all to recast the coronavirus crisis as a defining moment for a nation which will forever remember its collective effort to save the lives of its vulnerable. 

Given the number of Second World War metaphors and comparisons that are around at the moment – a war the Queen remembers well – the temptation might have been to draw parallels to that conflict.

But the only direct reference was to her first ever radio broadcast, in 1940, when the Queen – then a young princess – and her sister Margaret, spoke to children who had been evacuated. 

The Queen:

Video captionThe Queen: “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again”

It was a reminder, not just of the innocence of childhood and of the sacrifices of an earlier generation, but of her long perspective on Britain’s history.

Echoes of that struggle of the 1940s, which for so long defined Britain and its self-image, ran through the broadcast.

Winston Churchill said, after the fall of France in 1940, that even after a thousand years it would still be said of Britons that “this was their finest hour”.

Today the Queen spoke of how history would judge the nation – that “those that come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any”.

“The pride in who we are is not part of our past,” she said, “it defines our present and our future”.

The Queen did not revert to talk of Blitz spirit; instead she celebrated the communal feeling that exists today.

The applause for care and essential workers she said is “an expression of our national spirit” and “its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children”.

There was no talk of fighting, of struggle, of conflict. Instead she spoke of more peaceful national traits – “self-discipline”, “quiet, good-humoured resolve” and “fellow-feeling”.

Image copyrightREUTERS

Prince Charles

Image captionThe Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles, spent seven days in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

This was not a warrior-queen’s speech; it was about collective effort.

“Together we are tackling this disease,” she said. “If we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.”

“We will succeed,” she insisted, “and that success will belong to each and every one of us”.

There was time for some great-grandmotherly wisdom; she, who occupies an often lonely position, offered her thoughts to those who are now alone though self-isolation.

Banner image reading 'more about coronavirus'

Banner

Hard times, she acknowledged, but also perhaps an opportunity “to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation”.

And at the end, one more echo of the conflict that so often this crisis has been compared to. The defining song of the Second World War was for many Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again – a longing for better times to come.

“Better days will return,” said the Queen. “We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”

For more on this BBC article or other news please follow the link.

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Gratitude – 10 Reasons to be Grateful for those who are currently Self Isolating – #PositiveCornovirusNews

For those who are self isolating and are depressed in down and need a pick me up, try practicing gratitude. Change your perspective on the situation and rather than looking at what you’ve lost from the current change of conditions in our external environment and think about what you have gained in your immediate, local to you external environment (the place where you are currently self isolating) and in your internal environment (“from your skin in” – a recent quote that I have learnt to describe the internal you).

If you can flip the perspective and look at the positive of any situation then you can vastly improve your mental health and increase your ability to handle external forces and situations.

Please find some of my reasons to be grateful in our current situation and other gratitudes that I think this current situation brings to most people who choose to see them and accept them!

No.1 I’m a live and kicking!

Any gratitude list needs this one as it’s the biggest reason to be grateful that you’ll ever have. It was a tiny miracle but somehow you were born and as your reading this your still alive and kicking so well done – keep up the good work. Life is full of Rich experiences so get stuck in and enjoy them!

No. 2. – Grateful For Being Locked In With Our Loved Ones

If you are locked in or self isolated then hopefully you are locked in and managing to spend more time, much more than usual , with the person or people that you love and trust most in the world and when can that be a bad thing?

If you are self isolating alone then you have access to lots of different ways of getting in touch, for Free with all of the special people in your life. See No 3..

No 3. Gratitude towards connected technology.

Getting in touch with friends and family nowadays for nothing (FREE) has never been easier so let’s be thankful for technology. Whether it’s Zoom (which seems all the rage at the moment) or old favourites like Messenger, WhatsApp or FaceTime and Skype or even old classics like the phone or texting (actually utilising your unlimited calls and texts) there is so many ways to get connected and what’s the excuse , look at all the extra time that you now have on your hands – see no 4.

4. Grateful for the obscene of a long commute to work via Rush Hour Traffic?

Having been self employed and mostly working from home for the past 8 years this is a big reason to be grateful for me. Who wants to be sat in traffic and losing 2 hours of their day that you’re never going to get back? See 7.

5. Grateful for the dress code.

I’m in charge of the dress code and can choose to wear what I like. Time to get out all the clothes that I don’t always get a chance to wear and design my own dress policy. plus I can wear loads of things that don’t need ironing and that another chore gone and some more gained time. See 7.

6. Grateful for flexibility!

Now that you are in charge of your own daily routine you can decide the rules. Get up at a time that suits you, work at a time that suits you, exercise at a time that suits you, lunch when you want and finish when you want. You are now the master of your own destiny and your setting the rules, so be flexible and adaptable to a way that suits you and your life and not to someone else’s way that you have been conditioned to confirm to.

7. Gratitude for the extra time.

Now that you’ve lost the daily commute and the ironing etc. you now have the time to exercise at home or do that extra hobby or interest that you could never really make time for. I often find it hard to make time to exercise but have been exercise regularly at home with the new found time saved and the hour given to me for daily exercise by Boris!

8. Personally I’m grateful for Online Zoom networking.

Having to turn up at real world networking something that I done regularly in the old world was time consuming and difficult to achieve too often so I used to go to an event 1 or 2 times a week but now there inline I have been doing 1 or 2 a day, and now I’m connecting with people from much further away than just South Wales.

9. Gratitude for values and appreciation!

I’m starting to realise what’s important in life and becoming a better human being and more appreciative of what we do have and that can’t be a bad thing. Hopefully these sorts of lessons will enrich human being and make them more appreciate of the important things in less and less focussed on the menial / shallow, unimportant, fake and self obsessive sh*t that sometime everyone gets obsessed with.

10. Plenty of time and free resources for learning and self improvement / self development.

There are no excuses, News the time to read a book, listen to an audio book or podcast or watch a load of you tube videos. Learn all the things you have ever wanted to know and all the skills you gave ever needed all at a touch of a button or in a book!

So in summary now is the time to take action and control of your life and your own destination. You (and I) have plefty of reasons to be grateful over the current situation so let take advantage our make it our time now!

“Never, Ever Give Up”

”Always Stay Motivated”

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me.

I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat!

Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news

For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |

With the legend this is Grant Cardone

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Morning Motivation and Positivity – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

It all starts with a great attitude!

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me