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BBC News – Your country needs you, says David Cameron.

One thing that the news has been full of recently is cuts cuts cuts. Every paper, every radio story every TV news channel has been focusing on cuts and how painful it is going to be. Whilst we know the countries (and worlds) finances are not great at the moment, I winder whether we are missing a trick here and making it even worse than it already is.

Consider your own thoughts the next time there is a story about the bad financial situation we are in.  Notice the thoughts you have and the images that it creates. You may notice that you think defensively and cautiously and may not want to spend as much (if any) money.

The constant focus on how BAD it5 is means we subconsciously only look for the bad. We notice how bad it is and then we FEEL even worse.

I agree with the cuts (even if I thnk they need to consider HOW they do it as what they have said at the moment just seems unworkable) BUT I think they’re missing a trick.

WEALTH

So if the focus shouldn’t be on cuts and cuts alone, what should we be hearing?

The article mentions about people puling together and how people should be looking to start their own businesses. I want to hear more talk from government about WEALTH CREATION. There is only so much you can cut before there is nothing left. So the focus needs tobe on WEALTH and how it can be achieved by big industries through to small businesses.

Along with a group of Mums who run their own businesses [http://www.networkingmummies.com/] I recently met with Bob Walters MP for North Dorset to discuss this very issue. Businesses need support and removal of red tape to to thrive especially smaller businesses who need to focus on supplying their products and services as much as possible instead of doing PAPER WORK 😦

So let’s start thinking about solutions. Yes one is CUTS, we get that we’ve heard it and we know they’re coming…. BUT can we now think about WEALTH CREATION….

What a difference that image creates.

I never really noticed how often I am leaving old skills behind and picking up new one.

Recently I have been offering free sessions on how to record, edit and host a podcast for networking mummies [http://www.networkingmummies.com/]. For business owners, being able to reach potential new clients with a voice rather than text, podcasting is a great way of doing this.

But how do you learn something you know nothing about? Research, google and ‘act as if’ you can learn it.

6 months ago I knew nothing about podcasting, now I am not only podcasting but have just released my first Audio Coaching programme using a digital download service. All of this started by me askng one question. “What do I need to know in order to podcast” and then taking action with the answers.

So what can you do with the [often free] services available on the web. We hear so much from iPod marketing about “there’s an App for that”, but there is also usually a free website to help you along the journey of finding new ways to get things done.

For podcasting I use Audacity and podbean (please google them).

Just because you haven’t done it yet, doen’t mean you can’t do it. All it takes is to ask the question HOW and then search for the answer.

http://www.darrentoms.com/products.html for my Audio workbook