Episode 102: Not Working

  What is not working for you?

Listen or read to find my 3 tips to help in not working situations.

Welcome to Lovin My Daughter-In-Law Podcast, where my mother-in-law, relationship expert and master certified coach, LeAnn Austin, will help you create more love and connection with your daughter-in-law and everyone else you care about.

Hey y’all, you’re listening to Lovin My Daughter-In-Law, Episode #102: Not Working

Recently we noticed some water dripping from the fridge. Well, you can probably guess what that means. Within hours, everything was defrosted, soggy, and the refrigerator was not working. My husband is pretty good at fixing things, but after a few attempts and videos, he couldn’t get it working.

We had someone come over and look at it, and apparently the compressor had stopped working and would cost more to fix than it would be to get a new fridge. So we ordered a new fridge and spent the week putting food in coolers on the back porch and buying more ice every couple of days.

Of course, this happened right after our son and daughter-in-law moved in with us. Always exciting to have people living with you and no fridge. Well, the new fridge finally arrived, they got it set up and left, and 45 minutes later, the fridge stopped working. Ugh, so very frustrating.

Do you have things in your life that are not working? It may be an object, an idea, or a relationship. It’s completely normal to have things that are not working. And it can be really irritating, too.

Three things that I’ve found helpful in not working situations are these. First, not working does not mean failure. It simply means things didn’t work out as expected. This is a natural part of being a human.

Second, what can I learn from this? Back to the fridge example. I realized how grateful I am for refrigerators. I learned that we can improvise, that we have awesome neighbors who will lend us coolers. When something isn’t working for you, ask yourself what can I learn from this?

And third, what is working? When I’m focused on what is not working, I’m easily frustrated and discouraged. When I pause and look at what is working, I’m much less irritated and open to finding solutions to whatever is going on.

A great quote by Ramit Sethi. “If something isn’t working, don’t try harder or do more. Do something DIFFERENT.” Hmm, something to think about.

Have a good one y’all, and here’s to what can I learn from this, what is working, and love.

I wrote and published a book specifically for my listeners like you. If you want to create more connection and fun in your relationship with others, especially your daughter-in-law, check it out HERE

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Here’s to loving you and your daughter-in-law.

If you enjoyed this podcast, check out LeAnn’s Lovin My Daughter-in-law Program where she coaches and teaches a variety of ways to have more fun and connection in our relationships. LeAnn also shares the five secrets she uses to create a beautiful relationship with me and her other daughter in law. She’s the real deal. I highly recommend you check this out.

And if you want one easy question you can keep in your back pocket and use to increase the love you feel for your daughter in law today, go to leannaustin.com and get the one question.

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