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hat do you want instead of the problem?
Describe to me what your preferred future looks like
and let’s get solution-focused.

Solution-focused approaches turn all your problems into goals
If there’s an issue then what is the opposite we want?
This then becomes our preferred future – where our energy is focused on
Working on solutions so that life can work out better for everyone.
If all our problems were resolved then what would that look like?

How will you know when your goal’s achieved –
how would it be so good for you?
Where are you now on a scale of one to ten towards your chosen goal?
What have you got in your skills bag that says that number not zero?
What’s the first small step that will move you
towards the next point up the scale?
If all our problems were resolved just what would that be like?

So flip the coin and change the tune – here’s a different way
Where sunshine and positive views burn those clouds away.
What’s your preferred future? What’s good enough for you?
What’s in your resource bag – what helps you win through?

People live much better if they focus on what works rather than what doesn’t
People are much happier if they nurture a forward-looking positive mindset
Here in our hearts are the forces to change the way we think and live.

Flip the coin and change the tune – what’s it like today?
Sunshine and a positive view burn the clouds away.
What’s your preferred future? What’s good enough for you?
What’s in your resource bag – what helps you win through?
When you’ve reached your chosen goal – what’s that say about you?

• Suppose that this song turns out to be useful to you.
• How will you know that it has?
• What will you be doing differently back in your life?
• What else?
• Who else will know that this song has been useful to you?
• What will they see you doing?
• What else?
Who will be least surprised?

credits

from This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By, released May 1, 2012
C&P Alan Brown 2011

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The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward (1986-?) is the very long term solo project of Alan Brown - former member of John Peel favourites bIG*fLAME, A Witness, Sarandon.

Incisive political and social commentary layered on top of melodic danceable guitar pop music.

Or the naive and incoherent ramblings of a middle-aged dweeb - you choose.
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