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I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking, then problems fix themselves.


Andrew

This is re posted.


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Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Andrew

Something I've learned about you over the last year is your utter disdain for motivational speakers and life coaches. And we're picking a quote today from Luis L. Hey, I'm motivational author, she died three, four years ago. And she says this, I do not fix problems. I fixed my thinking, then the problems fix themselves. I think that could just be phrased in a way of you approach things or think about them. If you have a paradigm shift, maybe things will take care of themselves. But I'd say you always have an option. If you don't like something, you have an option, that might be a drastic option. But there's always an option. So I think it's a good reminder that sometimes you need to look inward.


Larry

Luis, first of all dubbed the closest thing to a living saint by the Australian media just put that in perspective there.


Unknown Speaker

Does Australia not have access to Mother Teresa?


Larry

I don't think so. Louise is the closest thing to living say. And now she's dead? I guess. So the playing the role of you would be first question would be what is the problem? Right? Yeah,


Andrew

I guess it depends, I have a problem that I would guess I would say is something that bothers you or something that makes you uncomfortable, and you don't like it like it could be a neighbor that you don't like, or it could be a work situation you don't like or could be your car shakes when you depress the brake pedal.


Larry

Because I really like this idea of what she's saying. If you figure out what a problem is, like a problem for the NASA time would be like, where do we spend the holidays we spend it with like your parents or my parents. And you don't have to get into that, which is like, the fact that you get to choose between parents to spend the holidays like that's all those are all good things, right? So once you take that mindset, like Oh, hey, we're choosing between good things, that it doesn't really become a problem anymore. And then it sort of works itself out. So I agree with what Luis saying,


Andrew

I guess so yeah, maybe if I could jump in the brain of one of your kids, you told me that if someone doesn't get dessert, it is a meltdown. And you're like, well, maybe be thankful you got dessert six days this week instead of seven. I it's different for kids and your perspective. I remember when I was young, everyone probably had this, like not having something that day was the end of the world. But it's like is I? Well, I mean, you can go too far that way as well. It's like, Well, my I live in the United States and I have a comfortable life, I don't have any problems. Like you have to, you have to deal with your problems too. Like even if your Prince Harry, like you have all the money in the world, you still have problems and you can't dismiss them as Oh, it's not that big of a deal compared to someone else.


Larry

Yeah. And so let's say we're talking about real problems. Once again, I use that term loosely ish. One thing that I don't do well is I don't handle stress real well, and pressure. And so problems kind of magnified, sort of get overwhelmed by the process of a problem. And one thing that I've learned what, well, from our intern intern trip, we went to an escape room once together. And when I hit escape room, you know, where you get to escape? Yeah, get out of the room, or whatever. And I realized at that moment, I don't do well, because I'm like, he could put problems and make them little tiny issues to fix. So big problem becomes little tiny resources to get out of. And so I think like fixing problems, like, hey, just make them into tiny, little categories. And then they work better. And I really got to see that in an escape room, like you can't get out of the escape room, or once you get to work through each problem at a time.


Andrew

Yeah, I don't remember where I heard this. But I've heard like, you can eat a car. If you have, like a little bit at a time, like you can digest a small piece of metal and you can eat it over the course of 30 years. And so yeah, I mean, breaking things down into smaller pieces is is a great way to approach problems. But what I think about when I see this is like, what if you have a problem with like a personal problem, like what if it's something that's out of your control with your neighbor doesn't like you or you're you have a really tough time at work. My thing is you can fix your thinking of here's one for me, I worked at a company and I didn't believe in leadership. And I felt frustrated that my job wasn't going anywhere. And I was like, how do I fix this and I was like, the way they are is not within my control. And so thinking outside the box, maybe I quit and do something different. And so I think that's where a lot of people get held up is hitting a more nucular option of like their is always an option. You might not want to do it and it might be uncomfortable. But if you change your perspective, there's ways to get up to make things better for you.


Larry

Yeah, that kind of like along the lines of what you're saying is like taking a second to take a deep breath, and be like, okay, you sometimes when a problem comes, you kind of ruminate on it, you think i think i think i think you're kind of banging your head, you just take a second to take a deep breath. And by the way, I loved her quote from a couple of weeks ago, the grass is always greener on the other side. And it's literally because you're looking at the wrong angle, if you just go get a different perspective on the problem, whether that's from just a third party, person that's not involved giving you advice, or even literally, moving to a different room to think about it in just getting a different perspective helps you give a different thought to the idea of the problem.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, this is kind of silly. But in your rearview mirror, it says objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear. If you look at it from that angle, it's going to be a different perspective. So taking a deep breath, and reevaluating where you're looking from is is you fix your thinking is kind of what she was saying.


Larry

What do you think Luis would say about buying a house that you need to fix up to the problems just victims fix themselves? Andrew,


Andrew

the problems are not fixed themselves whenever you buy a house one one other thing, I don't know what her thinking was, but she she was the founder of Hay House publishing, publishing. And I'm I would guess that when she was publishing her book, she probably had frustration with her publishers. And she changed her way of thinking started your own publishing company that's that successful now. So it's, it kind of works in in all different sorts of ways.


Larry

No, I like that idea. Like we I think the main thing about fixing problems, though, cut back to what you said, and I missed this is that there's the there's a nuclear option, but human beings don't like big change. But sometimes, hey, nobody wants to turn my book. I'm going to start a publishing house. I'm sure that probably wasn't easy. But that was the nuclear option. And she did it.


Andrew

Yeah. And with the way the world is right now, people have so many more options and this access to information. It's a lot easier to say to start your own publishing company today than it was when you started I think in the 70s or Australia for crying out loud. Yeah, just just try something different. Like if, if you buy a house and you want to do some renovations, sell the house and


Larry

small problems fix himself. Yeah. Well,


Andrew

if you want to start a publishing company, please reach out. You can find us at repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you're listening this tweet us like our picture. No one engages, I challenge you to engage with us on social media. I'm Andrew Keller for larious and thanks for stopping by.



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