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In the Loop with Andy Andrews

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

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

25mins

9 Aug 2014

Rank #1

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

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

31mins

21 Mar 2015

Rank #2

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ITL283: How to Influence Others to Act on Your Suggestions

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! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

28mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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ITL152: Release Your Creativity with Special Guest Patsy Clairmont

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

25mins

27 Sep 2014

Rank #4

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

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com    Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

14mins

5 Jul 2014

Rank #5

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ITL290: How to Create True, Lasting Change

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! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor/

39mins

22 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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ITL286: How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Conceited

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! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

22mins

27 May 2017

Rank #7

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ITL151: When Someone in Your Life Commits Suicide

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

18mins

20 Sep 2014

Rank #8

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ITL136: How Does a Successful Marriage Work?

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. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com    Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

27mins

7 Jun 2014

Rank #9

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ITL288: Where Is God in Our Hardships?

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.  Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

24mins

10 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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

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

30mins

19 Jan 2012

Rank #11

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ITL303: The Secret to Maintaining a High Level of Energy

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! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

27mins

21 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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

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! Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

36mins

28 Mar 2015

Rank #13

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

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.  Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

38mins

7 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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ITL010 : The power of rising early

Andy Andrews shares when he first discovered the power of rising early and how you can build the habit. Leave us feedback at: Phone number - 800-726-ANDYEx #5 Email - InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com http://www.AndyAndrews.com/InTheLoop

25mins

24 Nov 2011

Rank #15

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ITL279: How to Protect Your Children from Pornography

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! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

28mins

1 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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ITL009 : The Power of a Smile

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 http://www.AndyAndrews.com/InTheLoop

34mins

18 Nov 2011

Rank #17

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

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!

37mins

26 Jan 2012

Rank #18

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

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. Questions for Andy Would you like to run something by Andy? Contact us and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

28mins

9 Jul 2016

Rank #19

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ITL270: How to Deal with Easily Offended People

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.  Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

26mins

28 Jan 2017

Rank #20