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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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598 Ratings
Average Ratings
571
16
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 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: ITL186: The Secret to Building Your Self-Confidence (Hint: You CAN Control It)

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how to influence your level of belief.

I think everyone struggles with belief in themselves at one point or another; a strong belief is something you must constantly maintain.

  • Having a great level of belief is so powerful.
  • When you are working with belief, you will become so much more effective in whatever you are working on or struggling with.

You have to remember that every choice you’ll ever make is totally determined by what you think and how long you think about it.

  • You direct your belief the same way you direct your thinking.
  • It’s determined by what you watch, what you read, and the people you spend time with.
  • Thinking logically to a wrong conclusion is something you can catch and overcome.
  • Thinking logically to an incomplete conclusion is trickier: you’re getting results, but they’re not the best results and can keep you on the wrong path indefinitely.

Tune in to the full episode to hear how Andy kept up his level of belief while 51 publishers rejected The Traveler’s Gift.  

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May 23 2015

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Rank #2: ITL171: How to Beat Anxiety: The Simple Realizations That Erase Our Stress

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On this week’s episode, I talk about the myths that keep us living in fear, and how to stop anxiety from ruling our lives.

The key to unlocking our confidence is examining our fear.

  • If you could put people on a scale and see the level of fear in their lives, I am convinced smart people would be on the higher end of the scale.
  • Smarter people have bigger imaginations, and possibly more opportunities for fear.
  • If you know what fear is, you can determine the effect it has on your life.
  • Fear is nothing but the misuse of the creative imagination that has been put in you.

In The Noticer, there is a section that is based on a real study of what’s really happening during our episodes of stress and anxiety.

  • 40% of what you worry about will never happen.
  • 30% has already happened and is in the past.
  • 12% has to do with totally needless imaginings.
  • 10% involves petty little things about what other people think.
  • 8% was left for legitimate concerns, and most of them we actually have control over—but we’re using all our energy worrying about the other things.

You are in control—so direct your imagination to things that excite you.

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Feb 07 2015

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Rank #3: ITL209: How to Create the Future You Want by Vision-Casting Today

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On this week’s episode, I talk about how to cast a vision for your marriage, family, and finances.

Casting a vision is critical.

  • This is a very powerful tool, and if you’re not doing this with your family, you’re missing out.
  • You don’t just stumble your way into greatness and awesome results.
  • I sat down with Austin when he was 13 and asked, “Have you ever noticed how many kids are alike in what they do after graduating school?”
  • There are variations on the theme, but people pretty much do the same (usually average) things and get the same (usually average) results.
  • You must visualize a long-term target to shoot for.

A lot of people say “I’m just doing the best I can” when asked where they’re going in life.

  • Doing the best you can is not a standard.
  • That effort and direction can vary by the hour and does not get you anywhere specific.
  • You want your life to instead be an arrow with kinetic energy that will force its way into places that others would not get into.
  • Whatever you believe your potential to be, you’ll never achieve beyond it because that belief is so powerful.

Tune in to hear the method and questions to ask yourself that will help you cast a complete vision for all aspects of your life.

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Oct 31 2015

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Rank #4: ITL156: Overcoming Your Emotional Instability – With Special Guest, Patsy Clairmont

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On this week’s episode, we have Patsy Clairmont back in the studio to talk about her new book Twirl, and share some personal stories.

A lot of people have ideas but it’s rare the people can actually pull them off. Patsy brings people into her home who need to do something creative in their lives.

  • It’s a planned way of getting in touch with the stories that have been sitting inside you for years.

Patsy’s battle against agoraphobia:

  • I was an agoraphobic by the time I hit my early twenties and began to let my emotions rule my choices.
  • Once I learned I could make a choice in spite of my unstable emotions, then I began to find solid ground.
  • That was a tremendous moment of discovery.

“You have been created with a will that is stronger then your emotions.”

  • I tripped and messed up over and over but I was getting stronger and started having more success.
  • I realized that a lot of my thoughts came out of the disuse and the imbalance of my own metal condition rather than from scripture.
  • When agoraphobics come to me and say, “What do I do?” I say, “It’s not going to sound like the good news—but trust me, it is. It will be the hardest work you’ve ever done, but what you will get from it will be your greatest reward. You’ll find your sanity and discover your dignity.”

Patsy’s new book, Twirl, just came out.

  • When I was a little girl, my daddy used to twirl me around and around, and I would be full of wonder. I would get up, run to him and say, “Do it again, Daddy. Twirl me.”
  • What I find in life is we can loose track of ourselves in the business. We forget how we are in our attempt to be all things to all people.
  • What I hope to do with Twirl is to give ideas to people of how to self-nurture and take responsibility for themselves. The better condition you’re in, the more value you will have to offer another person. When you’re running on an empty tank, you’re thinking thin thoughts; but when you’re storing up good stuff, you can’t wait to give to another life.

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Oct 25 2014

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Rank #5: ITL269: One Little Thing That Keeps People from Success

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In this episode, we discuss the impact one seemingly small thing has on our ability to move forward in our careers.

Taking offense can keep you from success.

  • When we take offense, it only produces a feeling. You ultimately choose whether you take offense to something or brush it off.
  • Offended people often feed off their offense and their anger builds over time—and no one likes to be around angry people.

This is a societal problem on a lot of fronts.

  • We live in a world that is increasingly obsessed with how people feel.
  • Leaders who have proven their common sense and value can no longer make decisions without threats and demands from people who take offense.
  • While we are entitled to our own opinions, we aren’t entitled to our own facts.

Tune in to hear the story of a high school that had to change their mascot because it was potentially offensive.

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 21 2017

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Rank #6: ITL225: How to Overcome Depression and Choose to Be Happy

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on beating depression and making the choice to be happy instead.

I think a lot of people have been depressed, and a lot of time for good reason.

  • Even though something is very real, how we deal with it beyond medication is also very effective and real.
  • If you understand that you can make choices that will lead you down a path of disaster, you can also understand that choices can lead you to great places.
  • Choices come from your thinking, and you have been created with a will that is stronger than your emotions.

How you act has great bearing on how you feel.

  • If you don’t believe it, go sit in a chair by yourself, stare at a wall, let your back slump, take shallow breaths for an hour, and see how you feel.
  • There is one thing that I want to make sure my boys are good at before they leave home, and that is for them to understand they can choose how to act—despite how they feel.

Tune in to hear specific ways you can start making yourself feel better from the moment you wake up in the morning.

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Feb 20 2016

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Rank #7: ITL221: How to Use Your Strengths to Design a Life You Love

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how to create a life by design based on the talents and gifts you’re given.

This question has an obvious answer that I overlooked for a number of years.

  • Talents and skills are two different things. Josh Groban’s vocal gifts are a God-given talent. My ability to juggle is a skill I developed.
  • It’s important to know the difference. And before you polish your talents or hone your skills…

FIRST look at where you want to go, THEN work with the talents and skills that will get you there.

  • There’s not a single pathway you can take that will work like you want it to if you don’t know where you want to go in the first place!
  • Even when you know where you want to go, the pathway will never take you to that destination in a straight line.
  • We’re most effective when we’re flexible. Life’s pathways shift; you need to build muscle in different areas to prepare for those shifts.
  • Then work with some faith and your end result in mind; once you know where you’re going, get on it—time’s a-wastin’!

Tune in to learn the insider details on how Andy’s longtime friend Dave Ramsey prepared his pathway to becoming the most trusted—and successful—voice on money in America.

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Jan 23 2016

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Rank #8: ITL211: How to Respecfully Distance Yourself from Negative People in Your Life

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how parenting principles translate to respectfully dealing with the negative people in your business or personal life.

I don’t think distancing yourself from negative people is disrespectful.

  • You can remain respectful and honoring of people by telling them the truth.
  • People react negatively to us when we put them off or try to get away from them.
  • I think it’s much more respectful to say, “Thank you so much for the opportunity, but I’m not going to be able to do it.”

Here is a great example that I’ve thought about for years:

  • A friend of mine and I were standing outside of a hotel in Orlando and my friend had on a very cool hat.
  • A kid about 12 years old walks up and says, “Hey, that’s a great hat. Can I have it?”
  • My friend, cool as a cucumber says, “No, but thanks for asking. I appreciate it.”
  • He said no, but I thought that was very respectful.

The things that you have on your priority list are the things that are making you who you are.

  • If you spent all your time in situations that you shouldn’t be in, you would not be the kind of person these people want to be with in the first place.
  • I think your very first responsibility is to God.
  • Your second responsibility is to your family.
  • You cannot allow somebody else’s crazy thinking to infect yours.

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Tune in to hear about the piano prodigy we had visit our office this week who’s played on SIXTY Number One hit songs!

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Nov 14 2015

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Rank #9: 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 #10: ITL212: Get Yourself One of These and Have All the Hard Decisions Made for You

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On this week’s episode, I discuss my family mission statement and how to come up with your own for your family or business. 

I think it’s very necessary to have a mission statement for your family and business.

  • A mission statement creates boundaries that allow you to play freely, create freely, and deal freely within those boundaries.
  • You can learn where those boundaries are because all your activities and everything you do should fit within the boundaries of the mission statement.
  • Questions to ask: Is this part of who I am, and who I am working to become? Is this part of my mission in life?
  • If it’s not—it’s “outside the fence”—then to me, I don’t even have a decision to make.

Living your life according to a mission statement is a more narrowly focused version of living your life according to principles.

  • A number of years ago when finances were very tight, Robert and I were offered a deal from a very famous beer company to put a sign behind me when performing at college campuses.
  • The offer they made was more than we had made in the previous 2 years combined, but Robert and I made the decision in about 60 seconds—we had already decided we were not going to be a part of advertising alcohol.
  • We hadn’t established a mission statement at that point, but we were establishing principles about how we were going to run our business.

Tune in to hear a breakdown of the Andrews family mission statement, to hear about an addiction Andy developed early in his life, and to hear Andy deliver a brilliant musical performance! 

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Nov 21 2015

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Rank #11: ITL160: How to Stay Positive Consistently (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It)

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on staying positive day in and day out.

We’ve talked about this a lot but I really believe that our thinking is the foundation of everything that we become.

  • It’s what we accomplish.
  • It’s who we are.
  • It’s the family we raise.
  • It’s the society in which we live.

Frankly, I’m not always positive.

  • It’s something that I want to be, but I don’t want to be an idiot.
  • I want to be positive because I’ve figured out the version of the truth that I want to live my life with.
  • What I mean by “version of the truth” is that sometimes, people are able to look at the same thing and get two totally conclusions, but in a way both of them are true.

A huge thing for me is to have a long view of time.

  • A long view of time will generally yield a more positive way of looking at things that is more hopeful, more peaceful for you and your family, and absolutely true.
  • When you have a long view of time, you can see the truth easier.

If you feel people are looking to you for everything, I would imagine it’s because you’ve been successful in the past at providing perspective about a situation that was true.

  • Jones always told me that if a perspective is well thought out and true, it is life changing.
  • In crazy moments, you have to go back to the truth.

There are huge benefits to issues, problems, and failures. You are building a story.

  • A story will tell you the truth about what happened.
  • What happened will yield a historical record.
  • A historical record produces a longer view of time.
  • And a longer view of time will reveal how you really need to handle something.

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Nov 22 2014

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Rank #12: ITL223: Make Tough Decisions Simple by Answering These 3 Questions

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how I come to a decision when there are many different determining factors to consider.

There are three questions that I ask to determine major decisions.

  • Is this something that will be good for God?
  • It cannot be in God’s will for me to do if it’s not good for God.
  • Will this help people who are hurting?
  • My mission in life is to help people live the lives that they would if they only knew how to do so. People who are not living the life they would like to are hurting, frustrated and stressed.
  • Will my take on it be unique enough to make a difference for people?

Smart people can’t help but play a little chess when they are having a conversation or being asked for advice.

  • Most times when I’m seeking wisdom from a person, I don’t ask the question straight out. I ask around it.
  • I want to find out what they think about certain areas and give stories of their experience in ways they’ve used to make decisions like this.
  • Your bottom line is you are seeking wisdom.
  • Ultimately when you’re talking with other people, reading, or praying—you are seeking wisdom. And seeking wisdom is work.

In the full episode you’ll hear the very first teaser for Andy’s new book, the “most direct” book he says he’s ever written!

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Feb 06 2016

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Rank #13: 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 #14: ITL253: Are You Damaging Your Mind Daily Without Even Knowing It?

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On this week's episode, I discuss the importance of the type of things we "feed" our mind.

What we listen to and watch could potentially be damaging.

  • If something is going to be in your mind anyway, why not choose what goes in?
  • Some people don't want to learn—they just want to know what they already know.

If life was a stream, you could go upstream, downstream, or tread water.

  • If you aren't going upstream, you actually are going downstream (whether you are aware of it or not).
  • We want to be the kind of people that other people can learn from, but we can only be that if we are in a state of learning.
  • People who have influence have something other people want.

Tune in to hear how a friend of Andy's started controlling what goes into her mind and the impact it has had on her. Would you like to run something by Andy? Contact us and your question might be featured on the show!

Sep 17 2016

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Rank #15: ITL 188: Two Masters Divulge More Secrets to Public Speaking and Published Writing

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On this week’s episode, we have renowned author Jerry Jenkins back with us for more laughs, and to compare notes with Andy on public speaking and how to deal with editors. He also gives us a preview of his latest book.

Andy is at the top of the public speaking game, but Jerry is also a sought-after public speaker.

  • Jerry had always heard he should ask for an introduction that sets up what he’d be covering, and that mentioned he would be funny.
  • Andy, in contrast, has learned that too big of an introduction before speaking gave the audience unrealistic expectations.
  • “Under-promise and overproduce,” therefore, is one of many public speaking pointers Andy goes on to discuss.

Jerry is at the top of the writing game, but Andy is also a successful author and has some good questions for Jerry.

  • Jerry’s asked how he comes up with endings, and the “Carol Burnett Show” “Saturday Night Live” approaches to ending sketches are debated.
  • Jerry’s also asked if a 21-time New York Times bestselling author like himself still gets pushback from publishers on how to write (and how he deals with it when it does happen).

Jerry also addresses the interesting concept of why “nonfiction has to be unbelievable and fiction has to be believable.”

  • Andy and Jerry both rely on detailed research to provide credibility for their stories and characters.
  • Andy discusses his approach to writing about pivotal figures in history who are still obscure enough that most people have never heard their stories.
  • Jerry, in turn, mentions the fun he’s had grilling experts about the future and getting to dream up things that sound like science fiction but will actually be reality soon.

Tune in to the full episode to hear Jerrys synopsis of his brand new novel, Empire’s End, and to find out what hes been doing at JerryJenkins.com thats breaking down barriers for aspiring authors.

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Jun 06 2015

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Rank #16: ITL181: How to Help Your Child Become a Great Conversationalist

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On this week’s episode, I talk about how parents can train their kids to tell good stories in a conversational setting.

The most important thing when telling a story is to be interesting.

  • Don’t be boring!
  • Make sure that you speak correctly.
  • The way someone talks can get in the way of a listener’s mental process when having a conversation.

Around our house, people get points for being clever or witty.

  • We read witty things, and when somebody discovers something clever, we share it with one another.
  • Figuring out good questions to pose is essential.
  • If you want to raise children who can hold an interesting conversation, they must have good questions at the ready.

You cannot get away with not knowing how to communicate effectively and be a functioning adult in society today.

  • You and I know a ton of people who inadvertently go through their lives expecting the worst to happen.
  • I want our boys walking through life appreciating the humorous and clever things.
  • A common question in our house is, “What was the funniest thing that happened at school today?”
  • In the end, it’s all about creating memories.

In the full episode, I discuss what to do if your teenager doesn’t talk to you.

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Apr 18 2015

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Rank #17: 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 #18: ITL248: Is ADD a Disorder or a God-given Personality Trait?

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On this week’s episode, I answer two questions in response to our previous episode, which discussed utilizing attention deficit disorder as an asset.

If you like yourself, and so do others, then what’s the difference between ADD and a God-given personality with strengths and weaknesses? Not much.

  • Learn to be positive with how you are. We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
  • You may think Seabiscuit was the greatest horse of all time, but he would be horrible if you needed him to plow your field.

Try to catch your kid in the act of doing something right.

  • I’ve had teachers and others say, “You need to be more like this,” or “You need to work on this.”
  • If you wanted to pick out all the things your child doesn’t do like everyone else, you could talk to them about it all day long and destroy their belief in themselves in the process.
  • Just because someone operates on a little different plane, it does not make them inferior.
  • I think it’s very important to make a distinction with teenagers that being different is not a bad thing—in fact, it is desirable.

Tune in to hear about my trip with Adam to the doctor, and how Henry Ford declared his competence in court.

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Jul 30 2016

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Rank #19: ITL184: Have You ‘Burned a Boat’ Lately? You Probably Need To!

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on the boats I’ve had to burn in my life.

When I read about something that happened in history, I try to figure out how it applies to us today.

  • I always loved the story of Cortez “burning the boats” because it’s relevant to almost everybody’s life.
  • To inspire his men to conquer Mexico, Cortez ordered his boats to be burned so they had no choice but to fight and win.
  • Everyone has either done it or will need to do it at some point.
  • Sometimes we run into situations where it becomes necessary, and if we want to grow, we do it.

I never really paid attention to the things in life that I needed to get rid of until that story hit home.

  • For me, there have been relationships or situations that have run their course, or relationships that did not need to continue past the moment of meeting the person.
  • Usually it’s not that the person is bad. It’s just that I am very aware of certain things that I feel I am supposed to do with my life and must carry on accordingly.
  • Some of the boats I’ve had to burn are simply conveniences, but it’s always done because of my purpose in life and who I want to become.

Henry Cloud has a book called Necessary Endings, and it is the doctoral thesis on burning the boats.

In the full episode, youll hear the details about some surprising boats Andy has had to burn, why he chose that strategy, and how its helped in his lifes continuing journey

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May 09 2015

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Rank #20: ITL247: If You’ve Lost the Passion for What You Do, Keep This in Mind…

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on reigniting your passion when obligation gets in the way.

We’ve all been in a situation where we were doing something we thought we were passionate about, but the results are not what we think they ought to be.

  • When I feel like I’m doing something out of obligation, I first ask myself, “Who am I obligated to?”
  • If the passion is not there enough to carry the activity in and of itself, I think of the people relying on me for something and remind myself of their value.
  • Are they valuable to our country? Their families?
  • Would I be willing to honor my family, or God, by helping someone else I don’t even know?
  • Because I’m not doing it for them specifically. I’m doing it because I’ve been given the ability to do it.

To not use your gift in ways that can help other people is dishonoring.

  • I can talk to myself and give myself a great opportunity to look beyond myself, the income, and even the people I’m trying to help.
  • It’s important to realize you’re working for something bigger and longer-term.

Tune in to hear the bottom-line answer for hanging in there when the passion seems to be gone.

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Jul 23 2016

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oct 28 2017

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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

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ITL302: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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