Episode 115: This or Something Better

 Is it possible that there could be Something Better, especially when things aren’t working out the way you wanted?

Here are 5 ways that entertaining the thought “This or Something Better” can help you…

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 #115: This or Something Better

When I was a kid, my parents put a picture of a minivan on our fridge. They wanted a van. They envisioned it. They worked towards it. And guess what? Eventually, we got a minivan.

Now, years ago, I went to my first business retreat. One of the presenters spoke about vision boards. The ones where you create some type of poster or space with everything that you want in the future on it. By looking at it and thinking about it, you move towards those dreams and goals.

Have you ever had a vision board? I’m guessing many of you have in some form or another. I’m curious if it helped you accomplish some of your desires. Message me and tell me about it. I’d love to hear more.

Well, back to this business retreat and the cute presenter Minda, talking about vision boards. Towards the end, she mentioned adding something to our vision boards. The words, “This or Something Better”. What? Meaning, sometimes things we hope for don’t work out the way we wanted, and maybe it’s possible that there could be something better? My mind was blown. I’d never even thought about this before.

Well, here are five things that thinking about and believing the phrase, this or something better, can help us with.

First, a positive mindset. We adopt a positive outlook by focusing on what we want to achieve or experience, rather than dwelling on limitations or fears.

Second, flexibility. Thinking about “this or something better” opens us up to various outcomes and possibilities. While having specific goals is essential, being flexible and receptive to unexpected opportunities can lead to even better outcomes.

Third, trusting the process. Understanding that trusting in ourselves, our abilities, and the journey we’re on is crucial. Sometimes, things may not go exactly as planned, but having faith that things will unfold for the best can alleviate stress and anxiety.

Fourth, empowerment. Take ownership of our goals and desires while also recognizing that they have the power to manifest positive outcomes through our thoughts, actions, and intentions.

And last, number five, gratitude. Express gratitude for what we have and for the opportunities that come our way, whether they align with our initial expectations or not. Gratitude fosters a mindset of abundance and attracts more positive experiences into our lives.

So, as you’re creating your vision of what you want for your future and navigating life’s path, remember that you’re instilling a sense of optimism, resilience, and empowerment.

Whatever you’re working towards, celebrate each little step you’re making. And remember that if things don’t go the way you hoped, there is “this or something better.” Hmm, something to think about.

Have a good one y’all, and here’s to something better, connection, and love.

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