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In the Loop with Andy Andrews will expose you to the powerful yet simple principles that, once applied, will change your life forever. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and in-demand corporate speaker Andy Andrews, this podcast will expose you to the things Andy has been doing in his own life for years that have allowed him to achieve his desired results both professionally and personally. Listeners will also get a behind-the-scenes look into Andy's personal life as he shares stories from both his present and past.

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In the Loop with Andy Andrews will expose you to the powerful yet simple principles that, once applied, will change your life forever. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and in-demand corporate speaker Andy Andrews, this podcast will expose you to the things Andy has been doing in his own life for years that have allowed him to achieve his desired results both professionally and personally. Listeners will also get a behind-the-scenes look into Andy's personal life as he shares stories from both his present and past.

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These podcasts have so much constructive thinking and common sense. A must listen to weekly!

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603 Ratings
Average Ratings
575
17
4
1
6

Amazing!!

By Rugby008 - Mar 30 2018
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This podcast has helped me so much in my daily life.

In the loop with Andy Andrews

By joreen mills - Feb 21 2018
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These podcasts have so much constructive thinking and common sense. A must listen to weekly!
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In the Loop with Andy Andrews

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In the Loop with Andy Andrews will expose you to the powerful yet simple principles that, once applied, will change your life forever. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and in-demand corporate speaker Andy Andrews, this podcast will expose you to the things Andy has been doing in his own life for years that have allowed him to achieve his desired results both professionally and personally. Listeners will also get a behind-the-scenes look into Andy's personal life as he shares stories from both his present and past.

Rank #1: ITL145: What kinds of books should you and your children read?

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On this week’s episode, I respond to a question about reading biographies to children and my thoughts on fiction.

I would read biographies to the boys when they were younger and paraphrase to make it more age-appropriate.

  •      With biographies you can foster an interest in history and good lessons.
  •      Non-Fiction will inform and teach, and I believe it is important to be able to explain why a certain thing will work.

 I find it weird when people have a sort of snobbery toward fiction.

  •      When you read fiction, it will ignite your imagination in a way that nonfiction cannot do.
  •      It’s knowledge and imagination that drives the great breakthroughs on our planet.
  •      You need both to create a successful life.

You want the kind of fiction that sparks the right kind of imagination.

  •      Be careful what you and your children are reading.
  •      Your imagination is so crucial to making a great living, having awesome relationships, and being a great parent or spouse.

The Kid Who Changed the World is a clever telling of how much we all mean to each other and the difference we can make, while also teaching history.

Click here to learn how to get your own copy of The Kid Who Changed the World.

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Aug 09 2014

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Rank #2: ITL177: Balancing Life: How to Stretch Time and Add More to Your Plate

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question about balancing the items in your life and how to know when you’ve taken on too much.

Before we get into this week’s episode I wanted to say a few things about my new children’s’ book Henry Hodges Needs a Friend.

  • I’m excited about this book because it’s my first rhyming book.
  • The artist Colleen Madden did such a fantastic job the illustrations.
  • I’m also excited because I finally got dedicate a book to a lady who has been so important to our family.

I don’t think there is anyone who has accomplished anything great that didn’t feel like they’ve taken on a little too much.

  • I don’t know anybody who has accomplished anything great that sleeps 7-9 hours a night consistently.
  • Sometimes we need to catch up, but we can go for periods of time “running and gunning.”

When you find yourself dropping the ball on things you’re committed to, then you may be taking on too much.

  • I think you can balance more things in your life more than you think you can, but you do have to place barriers around your important goals and principles.
  • It’s inevitable that as you get busier there will be people who do not understand why you don’t live your life like you did in junior high school.

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Mar 21 2015

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Rank #3: ITL283: How to Influence Others to Act on Your Suggestions

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on getting students to believe they’re learning helpful information.

People can only accomplish what they believe they can accomplish.

  • I call this “belief imposition.”
  • What you believe controls how you behave—whether it’s true or not.

If you want someone to change what they believe, you need to know how change works.

  • As harsh as it sounds, people don’t implement your suggestions because they don’t believe you.
  • Two elements are required for true change: 1. What’s in it for them, and 2. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Your presentation of these elements is key.

Tune in to hear about a conversation Andy had at dinner with some military officials.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

Apr 29 2017

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Rank #4: ITL152: Release Your Creativity with Special Guest Patsy Clairmont

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On this week’s episode, we have very special guest Patsy Clairmont in the studio to talk about her life and have some laughs.

I was on tour with Patsy for three years while touring with Women of Faith.

  • If I kept a list of my favorite speakers, I don’t know if it would be her or Zig Ziglar at the top.
  • I can honesty say, professionally, watching her speak was the best experience I’ve ever had.

Listen in to hear Patsy talk about the small group workshop in her home, and tell stories about finding creativity (including a time when someone called her “the worst student I’ve ever had”).

Go to PatsyClairmont.com and check out Shaking Your Tree to hear more from Pasty on how she can help you develop creativity and confidence.

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Sep 27 2014

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Rank #5: ITL140: How to be Content and Ambitious at the Same Time

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On this week’s episode, I address the question of how to balance contentment and the things you want in life.

There are several things I want to do and want to have.

Before anything “goes up on our refrigerator,” so to speak, I see if it fits my criteria…

  • Does this line up with my mission in life?
  • Would it make my mission more vibrant and successful?
  • Can this thing be a tool to help people?

We are very joyful whether we get to do something or not. There is an understanding that we don’t need certain things to feel fulfilled.

I am very aware of blessings beyond need.

  • We have a house, but I have proven in my life that I only need a pier to sleep under.
  • We have blessings beyond what we need cultivate a grateful spirit.
  • Gratefulness will make you into a content person.
  • In my quiet time, I will examine the things beyond what I need and determine if I should pursue them.

Gratefulness is right in the middle of this question. You’ve got to have a grateful spirit and understand that if your needs are met, everything else is gravy.

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Jul 05 2014

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Rank #6: ITL290: How to Create True, Lasting Change

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In this episode, we demonstrate how to harness the two ingredients of real, lasting change with a chapter from The Little Things.

Why does change give us such a hard time? It has to do with our three incorrect beliefs about change.

  • Myth 1: It takes time to change. (Real change happens instantly)
  • Myth 2: A person must want to change. (People change when acquiring new information)
  • Myth 3: A person won’t change until he hits rock bottom.

Instead, true change doesn’t occur without these two ingredients:

  • What’s in it for me?
  • Proof beyond a reasonable doubt

If you want to create change, you must harness these ingredients.

Tune in to hear a chapter from Andy’s book The Little Things.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

Jul 22 2017

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Rank #7: ITL286: How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Conceited

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on self-promotion.

Are you promoting your product or yourself?

  • If you promote your product successfully, you’ll become known without having to promote yourself.
  • The Bible says you’ll be known by your works.

Give your product away strategically.

  • Explain the value of your product. What will the product do for people’s lives?
  • If what you’re selling really has value, it will catch on.
  • Market your product differently for first- and second-generation buyers.

 Tune in to learn how Andy marketed his first-ever book.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

May 27 2017

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Rank #8: ITL151: When Someone in Your Life Commits Suicide

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On this week’s episode, I respond to a listener question about discussing the topic of depression and suicide prevention.

This week’s topic comes from a father who lost his daughter to suicide in a nationally televised story.

  • I know it must be one of the hardest things in the world when somebody you love so deeply makes a decision to do this.
  • I heard in your letter that she left behind two boys, 3 & 7.
  • Navigating this for them is going to be tough.
  • As they get older, they will need your presence and your son-in-law’s guidance.

You may have heard people or doctors say this kind of thing runs in families.

  • I’m not a medical doctor, so I can’t speak to the actual working of the brain. But I take a different view.
  • I think when a family member commits suicide, it brings that up as an option.
  • Unless it’s dealt with, I think other family members can think, “well, so-and-so did this, and this is how they dealt with that.”

The tough thing about this will be to separate your daughter from the act and remember the love that she had.

  • I can imagine that as sad as you are about this, you might be a little mad too for her child and husband.
  • I really feel like forgiveness is the reset button that needs to be pushed here.

I want you to be very aware of how grateful you can be for her life.

  • I am sure there are many moments you can call upon that were times of joy and excitement that she added to your life.
  • In the midst of your sorrow, remember to be grateful for that gift of her life and what it meant to you, your wife, and so many other people.

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Sep 20 2014

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Rank #9: ITL136: How Does a Successful Marriage Work?

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on what it really takes to have a successful marriage.

Occasionally you hear people say, “We don’t have any problems. We don’t fight ever.”

  • Anytime I hear that, I always think that somebody is being fooled.
  • I don’t know how two people can exist and not have to work some things out.
  • If you have ever been involved in a long-term friendship, there have been moments that you could have walked away from the friend and never done anything with them again.
  • A marriage is more than just a long-term friendship. 

Polly and I have a working marriage. It’s a consistent work in progress.

  • I think we all go through moments where we feel like we can’t stand a person anymore. That’s human nature.
  • The commitment to how things should be has to be larger than a momentary feeling of disagreement.

Our first couple of years were the hardest part of our marriage.

  • We got married, and to our horror, found out how different we were from one another. I panicked for a little while.
  • I remembered Jones telling me that if two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.

I think that the kids knowing that your decisions are for your long-term future really affects them.

  • Even though we disagree or get mad, there is a larger purpose that the boys know they are a part of, too.

I think the best marriage book ever written is Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It firmly grasps the idea of what both people need.

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Jun 07 2014

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Rank #10: ITL288: Where Is God in Our Hardships?

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on overcoming hardships.

God knows what He’s doing.

  • We have a limited understanding.
  • Sometimes parents allow their children to go through difficulties because they want what’s best for their child.

Hardships can be a blessing.

  • Adversity builds muscle.
  • I wouldn’t have chosen to live under a pier, but today I see the benefits of that time in my life.

You can choose how you view hardship.

  • Be on the lookout for massive blessings because of your hardships.
  • Just because we don’t know what God is doing, that doesn’t mean He isn’t doing great things.

Tune in to hear about the hardest time in Andy’s life and what happened because of it.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Jun 10 2017

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Rank #11: ITL018 : Parenting Show - How to help your kids see the world differently

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How to help your kids see the world differently.

We want your feedback!http://www.AndyAndrews.com/InTheLoopPhone number - 800-726-ANDYEx #5Email - InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

Jan 19 2012

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Rank #12: ITL303: The Secret to Maintaining a High Level of Energy

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In this episode, we answer a listener's question on energy.

Energy comes from wise choices and working within your passion.

  • Be intentional about your choices; don’t just have good intentions.
  • Working within your passion can give you the energy to push yourself to exhaustion.
  • Make little adjustments to make sure you’re aligned with your passion.

Energy can be seen as a divine gift.

  • Everybody has the opportunity to work within their passion, but they must choose to do so.

Tune in for a story from Andy’s time touring with The Oak Ridge Boys.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

Oct 21 2017

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Rank #13: ITL178: A 14-year-old entrepreneur? How Andy’s son successfully launched his first business!

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On this week’s episode, I talk about the business that my son, Austin, started based on lessons he learned in the garden. 

I often ask people what they would do with their lives if money were no object, and then what value that activity has for other people.

  • These are the kinds of things that Austin, my oldest son, has heard me talk about at the house over the years.
  • Around 10 years ago a hurricane wiped out all the trees at our house.
  • Austin was just a little boy then, but when we were figuring out what we were going to do, he said, “Plant trees that will do Like orange trees.”
  • He was 13 years old when he came to me with the idea of helping other people grow their own citrus trees.

One of the most important lessons people who want to make money need to learn is that they must adopt the mindset of wanting to solve some kind of problem.

  • Austin told me, “Most landscapers treat citrus trees like any other tree and that’s why they don’t have fruit.”
  • A woman from Dallas, TX, contacted Austin because she wanted to grow citrus trees where she lived.
  • This request prompted Austin to devise a plan for growing citrus trees in pots so they can be taken in during the winter.
  • The word about Austin’s activities eventually got out, and before long, he was asked to talk about citrus production with the local garden club, and then the Orange Beach City Council.
  • This resulted in the mayor himself recruiting Austin to maintain the city’s various citrus trees, making him the youngest contractor in the history of the city!
  • The local newspaper put him on the front page, touting that finally someone was “bringing the oranges back to Orange Beach.”

In honor of Austin’s company’s recent success, we’re offering listeners of In The Loop HALF off the regular price of a custom citrus tree maintenance plan until May 31st.

No matter where you live—Minnesota…Maine…Manitoba—you can grow your own citrus tree at home…in a pot!

Want a great Mother’s Day gift? A fun and unusual family project? Do you like fresh navel oranges, Meyer lemons, or Ruby Red grapefruit?

For just $24.50, Austin will customize a step-by-step plan that includes photographs detailing exactly how you can produce the citrus fruit you want by growing citrus trees in pots!

Simply email Austin@SportyCitrus.com and tell him where you live and what kind of citrus you’d like to grow. Be sure to put “In The Loop” in the subject line and Austin will get back to you shortly!

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Mar 28 2015

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Rank #14: ITL301: Which Character Qualities Lead to Success, with Guest Brian Buffini

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In this episode, we discuss Brian Buffini’s new book The Emigrant Edge.

Have a voracious desire to learn.

  • Be careful what media you consume.
  • If you work harder on yourself than on your job, you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.

Have a heartfelt spirit of gratitude.

  • If you’re full of gratitude, you can’t be full of entitlement or depression.
  • Write personal thank you notes to the people you do business with.

Delay short-term gratification.

  • Be willing to put in your dues.
  • Live within your means.
  • You’ll reap a harvest if you don’t give up.
  • Focus on what you have, not what you don’t.

Tune in for wisdom from one of the nation’s top real estate moguls.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Oct 07 2017

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Rank #15: ITL010 : The power of rising early

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Andy Andrews shares when he first discovered the power of rising early and how you can build the habit.

Leave us feedback at:

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Email - InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

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Nov 24 2011

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Rank #16: ITL279: How to Protect Your Children from Pornography

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On this week’s episode, we discuss a listener’s question about what Andy did to prepare his boys for exposure to pornography.

Start preparing your kids for adulthood early on.

  • Explain to them why you make the decisions you do regarding what you watch, read, and listen to.
  • Point to your spouse as an example of someone your kids should marry.

Talk to your kids about where they want to go in life.

  • Teach them to make choices that move them toward what they want.
  • Things they feed their mind can either move them upstream, downstream, or keep them in the same place.

Tune in to hear the conversation Andy had with his son, Adam, about drinking from a creek.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

Apr 01 2017

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Rank #17: ITL009 : The Power of a Smile

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Andy talks about the power of a smile, we answer some listener feedback and we preview his new book How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think

Leave us feedback at:

Phone number - 800-726-ANDYEx #5

Email - InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

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Nov 18 2011

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Rank #18: ITL019 : How to turn your passion into a career, Andy's Amazing Nashville team

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Andy shares some amazing advice on how to turn your passion into a career, gives an update on his Nashville team and answers some listener feedback.

We want your questions and feedback!http://www.AndyAndrews.com/InTheLoopPhone number - 800-726-ANDYEx #5Email - InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.comLeave a review on iTunes!

Jan 26 2012

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Rank #19: ITL245: What to Do When You Don't Believe in Yourself

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On this week’s episode, I answer two listener questions on how to lead a more balanced life, and what to do if you don’t believe in yourself.

We feel more balanced in life when we’re learning and moving forward in what we’re becoming.

  • I learned dramatically more and gained more wisdom when I started looking for something and reading with a highlighter in my hand.
  • The primary reason for reading with a highlighter is to find something worth highlighting.
  • When you’re actively looking for something, you read in a totally different manner.

A lot of people get into a situation where they don’t believe in themselves because they’re operating way outside of their purpose.

  • If you don’t see any purpose in what you’re doing, write down a list of both the aggravations and the benefits of doing it.
  • You need to look at where you are and what you’re doing.
  • If you can’t figure out any benefits or can’t picture those benefits guiding you to your purpose, you need to shift gears and allow your passions to give you a clue.

Stop just listening to yourself and start actively talking to yourself.

  • If you can’t remember the last time you wholeheartedly believed in yourself, you’ve begun to see yourself in the light the world would have you see yourself—average, ordinary, just one of the masses.
  • Really talk to yourself and you’ll be listening to what you are purposefully saying.

Tune in to be reminded of a simple gesture rarely used these days that will show friends and family just how important they are to you and so many other people.

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Jul 09 2016

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Rank #20: ITL270: How to Deal with Easily Offended People

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In this episode, we discuss a listener’s follow-up question to last week’s episode about being offended.

Make sure no one in your family is easily offended.

  • If you want to raise kids who become great adults, teach them not to take offense.
  • You can never have the best for your family without knowing the truth.

Easily offended people are often unwilling to have conversations about it or look at any other side.

  • The truth is only one thing.
  • Something can be true, but not the truth.
  • The quality of your questions always determines the quality of your answers.

Tell them you’re sorry they feel that way.

  • Let them know you are sorry they feel offended, but don’t apologize for telling the truth.

Tune in to hear about the conversation Andy had with someone who was offended that he hunts deer.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Jan 28 2017

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ITL308: Last Call for In The Loop—New Show Starting Next Week!

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On this week's episode, I'm filling you in on what's been going on since our last episode, why we're starting a new show, and details on where and when you can find it.

This is our final episode for In The Loop, but you can hear more by subscribing to my new podcast, The Professional Noticer, at AndyAndrews.com/podcast

Tune in for a sneak peak of what you'll be hearing, and thank you all for listening, asking questions and sharing In The Loop!

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Aug 21 2018

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ITL307: The Potential Dangers of Success

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In this episode, we discuss Andy’s work with football teams

Wisdom is a deep understanding of principle.

  • You can always gain deeper understanding in a continuing process.
  • Until you know why a principle works, you can’t use it to its fullest potential.

Andy will work with just about any coach.

  • Some are more receptive than others.
  • There is always an end to his work with a team.

Most people stop learning after experiencing success.

  • They think their success will last forever.  

Tune in to hear Andy’s “locker room speech.”

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Dec 02 2017

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ITL306: The Story Behind The Traveler’s Gift: Part 2

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In this episode, we conclude our discussion of the story of The Traveler’s Gift.

The Traveler’s Gift shaped Andy’s career.

  • Andy continues to gain a deeper understanding of the 7 Decisions. 

The publisher wasn’t interested, the bookstores weren’t interested, and the public was unaware.

  • Andy knew that God hadn’t taken him this far just to fail.
  • He bought copies from the publisher and gave them away.
  • Eventually, the book ended up in the hands of Robin Roberts, who featured it on Good Morning America’s “Read This!” book club segment.
  • Andy enjoys writing a lot more now that he’s seen the end result of what can happen in people’s lives.

Andy cares more about getting his books to people who haven’t read them than pumping out more books just to have them out there.

  • Andy has given away 20,000 copies of The Traveler’s Gift.
  • Over 2,500 schools use his free curriculums.

Tune in to hear about Andy’s meeting with...David Ponder.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Nov 11 2017

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ITL305: The Story Behind The Traveler’s Gift: Part 1

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In this episode, we discuss the story of The Traveler’s Gift.

The Traveler’s Gift wasn’t successful right away.

  • Fifty-one publishers rejected it over three and a half years.
  • When the book was finally published, it didn’t sell through its initial 10,000 copies.
  • At one point, Andy lost an entire chapter and had to rewrite it from scratch.

It took Andy about a year to write the book.

  • Andy knew the ending and main points before he started.
  • Andy asked his friends which historical figures to include.
  • He wanted to write something to leave behind for his kids if he died before they had a chance to know him. 

Kenny Rogers was critical.

  • Kenny encouraged Andy to use the 7 Decisions in his show.
  • This helped Andy realize that he could talk about serious topics.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Nov 04 2017

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ITL304: The Unexpected Benefits of Trust with Guest Mac Richard

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In this episode, we discuss Mac’s new book, The Trust Protocol.

Forge credibility through integrity and action.

  • Focus on being a reliable person.
  • Connect with other reliable people.
  • There is no community without accountability and no accountability without community.

Trust is critical to any community.

  • “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).
  • If you want to create a community or business that people will be loyal to, build trust.

Everyone has experienced betrayal.

  • If we’re not careful, we can let betrayal define our future in ways we’re not even aware of.
  • Forgive: people can sense bitterness in others and won’t do business with them.

Trust is critical to parenting

  • Explain to your kids why you’re telling them what you’re telling them.
  • If they learn to trust you as toddlers, they’ll know that you have their best interest at heart as adults.

Tune in for wisdom from Pastor and author Mac Richard.

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

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Oct 28 2017

35mins

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ITL303: The Secret to Maintaining a High Level of Energy

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In this episode, we answer a listener's question on energy.

Energy comes from wise choices and working within your passion.

  • Be intentional about your choices; don’t just have good intentions.
  • Working within your passion can give you the energy to push yourself to exhaustion.
  • Make little adjustments to make sure you’re aligned with your passion.

Energy can be seen as a divine gift.

  • Everybody has the opportunity to work within their passion, but they must choose to do so.

Tune in for a story from Andy’s time touring with The Oak Ridge Boys.

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Oct 21 2017

27mins

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ITL 302 - Do You Have to Hit Rock Bottom to Change

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In this episode, we answer a listener's question on change.

People believe that you have to hit rock bottom to change.

  • Hitting rock bottom can be what facilitates change but it's not necessary.
  • This can happen and thus it is true but not The Truth.

You can live your life without ever approaching rock bottom.

  • Figure out ways to open your eyes before you get to rock bottom.
  • Direction, not intention, determines destination.

People use intention as an excuse.

  • They say things like, “I never intended for this to happen.”

Tune in to hear about Austin Andrews mingling with celebrities.

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Oct 14 2017

30mins

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ITL301: Which Character Qualities Lead to Success, with Guest Brian Buffini

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In this episode, we discuss Brian Buffini’s new book The Emigrant Edge.

Have a voracious desire to learn.

  • Be careful what media you consume.
  • If you work harder on yourself than on your job, you’ll go from making a living to making a fortune.

Have a heartfelt spirit of gratitude.

  • If you’re full of gratitude, you can’t be full of entitlement or depression.
  • Write personal thank you notes to the people you do business with.

Delay short-term gratification.

  • Be willing to put in your dues.
  • Live within your means.
  • You’ll reap a harvest if you don’t give up.
  • Focus on what you have, not what you don’t.

Tune in for wisdom from one of the nation’s top real estate moguls.

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Oct 07 2017

38mins

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ITL300: The Secret to Successful Parenting

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on raising children.

Don’t just raise great kids. Raise kids who become great adults.

  • You can force your child to be a great kid, but only while they’re in front of you.
  • Teach them how to think, not what to think.
  • Teaching a child how to think requires long conversations about what you believe and how you came to believe that.
  • Spend time with your children one-on-one.

Discipline your children while they are young.

  • Most parents excuse bad behavior while their kids are young and grow more strict as they age, causing them to push back.
  • If you focus on disciplining your children while they’re two and three, you can loosen the rules when they’re teenagers.
  • Teach them self-discipline.

Tune in to hear a Bible verse on parenting that is commonly misinterpreted.

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Sep 30 2017

39mins

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ITL299: The Critical Conversation Divorced Parents Must Have With Their Children

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on shared custody.

Provide children with consistency in rules between both parents.

  • Divorced parents often feel anxious about what their children think, so they grow lax on the rules.

Have a conversation centering around your love for your children.

  • Both parents should love their children more than they hate each other.
  • Discuss the boundaries you’ll set for your children to provide consistency and present a united front. 

Tune in to hear how to have a tough conversation with your ex-spouse.

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Sep 23 2017

29mins

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ITL298: How to Harness the Power of Affirmations

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on affirmations.

Recite affirmations at least twice a day.

  • Recite once in the morning after you brush your teeth but before you check your messages.
  • Recite once at night before you get in bed and before you get tired.
  • Memorize a specific line that speaks to you.

Stay motivated to keep using these affirmations.

  • Helping people can be a good way to stay motivated.
  • Stop listening toyourself and start talking to yourself.
  • Surround yourself with wise people. 

Tune in to hear the method Andy uses to memorize everything from affirmations to Bible verses.

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Sep 16 2017

31mins

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ITL297: How to Convince Someone to Change Their Ways

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on how to convince someone to change their behavior.

The concept of change is often misunderstood.

  • There are 2 elements required to get someone to change:
    • They need to understand the effect change will have in their life.
    • They need proof beyond a reasonable doubt that change will help them.
  • Society has 3 main misconceptions about change:
    • It takes time to change.
    • Someone has to want to change.
    • Someone needs to hit rock bottom before they change.

The elements of change can be used in every area of your life. 

  • Knowing the 2 elements of change can help you in everything from sales to relationships.

Tune in to hear specific examples of these elements in action.

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Sep 09 2017

32mins

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ITL296: How to Help Your Spouse Through Difficult Times

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on spousal support.

Every marriage goes through hard times eventually.

  • Men sometimes have a hard time opening up when they feel bad.
  • Go to someone your spouse trusts and ask them to talk to your spouse.
  • Sometimes the person we’re closest to isn’t the person we can hear advice from.
  • Part of their self-doubt is wrapped up in you and feeling like they could provide for/support you better.

Be patient even when they don’t deserve patience

  • Hardship builds bonds.
  • You’re not the person to tell your spouse what book to read or what CD to listen to.
  • You can take an active role by being supportive.

Tune in to hear how Andy’s wife helped him during a hard time.

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Sep 02 2017

25mins

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ITL295: The Three-Letter Question That Can Make All the Difference

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Discussion line: In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on becoming somebody who asks “Why?”

Andy’s levels of achievement from The Little Things:

  • Z: Z’s are the people who don’t do, don’t know, and don’t accomplish anything.
  • D: D’s know how to do
  • T: T’s can not only do something but can also teach
  • L: L’s can not only do and teach but can also lead others in doing something.
  • H: H’s can not only do, lead, and teach, but they also know how a principle works.
  • W: W’s are so high on the ladder that we miss them. They know why a principle works.

You can’t get the full value of a principle until you understand why it works.

  • Our parents teach us not to ask “Why?”
  • We only ask “Why” when something is going wrong.
  • Understanding why a principle works can only happen while observing the principle working, so always ask “Why is this working so well?”

Something can be true but not the truth.

  • The truth is knowledge about something. The truth is the bottom line, the entirety of the thing.
  • When people have a problem, they keep looking until they find something true, but they rarely continue looking until they find the truth.

Personal growth doesn’t end until you die.

  • The hill is always going to get steeper and you will always be climbing.

Tune in to hear how to become somebody who asks “Why?”

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Aug 26 2017

38mins

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ITL294: Are You Assisting Your Adult Child or Enabling Them?

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on difficulties with their adult child.

You’re never going to stop being a parent to your adult child, but you’re not their authority unless they allow it.

  • They don’t have to agree with you about what the best is.
  • Wise people never let themselves out from under the umbrella of authority, even if they have to artificially create it.

At some point, financial support can become enablement.

  • Some parents use up all their retirement putting their children through college for a degree they don’t end up using.
  • By providing for them, you make them think they’re more financially able than they really are.
  • At some point, you may have to say, “As much as we’d like to continue doing this, we don’t have the money.”
  • It’s hard to watch your child suffer when all you have to do is pick up your wallet, but struggling can produce success later in life and you might be robbing him of that.

Tune in to hear Andy's impression of Zig Ziglar!

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Aug 19 2017

24mins

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ITL293: How to Teach Your Child Self-Control

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on self-control. You can’t force real change in your child.

  • Most parents who want their child to change, try to force the change by setting tight rules.
  • To change someone you need two things: what’s in it for me, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Have conversations with your child about their future.

  • Get specific about where they want to go in life.
  • Tell them you want the best for them, and explain why that change is in their best interest.
  • You discipline them so that they can discipline themselves later in life.
  • Since the best is only one thing, you can be wrong. Let your kids know they can talk to you if they disagree with you.

How important is it for parents to present a united front?

  • It makes things easier.
  • The reason parents don’t present a united front is because they disagree.
  • If it’s a difference of opinion, compromise. If it’s a disagreement over a course of action, have a conversation about it without fighting.

Tune in to hear how Andy parents and communicates with his kids.

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Aug 12 2017

33mins

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ITL292: The Important Difference Between Forgiveness and Trust

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on the relationship between forgiveness and trust.

Forgiveness has the power to either bind or release a family, business, or relationship.

  • Forgiveness means more to the forgiver than to the person being forgiven.
  • In order to forgive someone, they don’t have to ask for it, deserve it, or even be aware you’re forgiving them.
  • Forgiveness is a decision, not an emotion.
  • People can sense bitterness, and they won’t remain around it for long.

Forgiveness is about the past—trust is about the future.

  • You can forgive somebody who wrongs you even if you don’t trust them anymore.
  • Someone can prove himself trustworthy again by not making the same mistakes.

Tune in to hear the Bible passage that shaped Andy’s view on forgiveness.

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Aug 05 2017

31mins

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ITL291: How to Lead When You Feel Unqualified

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In this episode, we answer a listener’s question on confidence in leadership

Good leaders are honest about what they know.

  • We don’t follow people who claim to know everything.
  • Good leaders admit they don’t know everything and never stop learning.

Good leaders let others be part of the solution. 

  • Lead people into realizing their own solution.
  • If you don’t think you have everything figured out, you’re in a good place.

A good parent never says “because I said so.”

Tune in to hear Andy’s strategy for relating to his audience in his speaking.

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Jul 29 2017

24mins

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ITL290: How to Create True, Lasting Change

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In this episode, we demonstrate how to harness the two ingredients of real, lasting change with a chapter from The Little Things.

Why does change give us such a hard time? It has to do with our three incorrect beliefs about change.

  • Myth 1: It takes time to change. (Real change happens instantly)
  • Myth 2: A person must want to change. (People change when acquiring new information)
  • Myth 3: A person won’t change until he hits rock bottom.

Instead, true change doesn’t occur without these two ingredients:

  • What’s in it for me?
  • Proof beyond a reasonable doubt

If you want to create change, you must harness these ingredients.

Tune in to hear a chapter from Andy’s book The Little Things.

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Jul 22 2017

39mins

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ITL289: Why Almost Can Be Dangerous

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In this episode, Andy reads a chapter from The Little Things on the concept of “almost.”

A little thing (like 1/16th of an inch) can make a huge difference.

  • Most people attempt to create the big picture all at once when starting a new endeavor. When the big picture doesn’t appear as quickly as they hope, they get discouraged.
  • Small, strategic moves can yield massive growth down the road.

Tune in to hear Andy’s story of how a tiny miscalculation led to a scary situation at sea.

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Jun 24 2017

17mins

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