In the Loop with Andy Andrews

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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Direct download: ITL307_The_Potential_Dangers_of_Success.mp3
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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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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Direct download: ITL305.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:21am CDT

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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Direct download: ITL304_The_Unexpected_Benefits_of_Trust_with_Guest_Mac_Richard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39am CDT

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. 

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Direct download: ITL303_The_Secret_to_Maintaining_a_High_Level_of_Energy_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

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.

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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Direct download: ITL302_Do_You_Have_to_Hit_Rock_Bottom_to_Change_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

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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Direct download: ITL300_The_Secret_to_Successful_Parenting.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

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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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.

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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Direct download: ITL298_How_to_Harness_the_Power_of_Affirmations.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am CDT

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.

 

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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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.

 

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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Direct download: ITL296_How_to_Help_Your_Spouse_Through_Difficult_Times.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am CDT

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?”

 

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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Direct download: ITL295.mp3
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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!

 

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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Direct download: ITL294_Are_You_Assisting_Your_Adult_Child_or_Enabling_Them_.mp3
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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.

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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Direct download: ITL293.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

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.

 

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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Direct download: ITL292_The_Important_Difference_Between_Forgiveness_and_Trust.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am CDT

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.

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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Direct download: ITL291_How_to_Lead_When_You_Feel_Unqualified.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

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. 

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Direct download: ITL290.mp3
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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.

 

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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Direct download: ITL289_Why_Almost_Can_Be_Dangerous.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

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.

 

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Direct download: ITL288.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

In this episode, we answer listeners’ questions on the keys to personal growth and helping grown children change negative behavior.

 

The Key to Personal Growth

Personal growth comes down to one thing: doing something.

  • You can read all the books you want, but at some point, you need to take action.
  • Make sure there’s a purpose behind your personal growth.

 

How to Influence Young Adults' Behavior

You can’t change them, but you can change how you respond to them.

  • Always be sure to lead by example.
  • Lectures aren’t long-term solutions.
  • Show them what’s in it for them to change their behavior and proof that the change will lead to better results.

 

Tune in to hear Andy’s incredible story about Pat Summitt.

 

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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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. 

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Direct download: ITL286.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question on time management.

 

It’s important to know how to be busy.

  • It takes a certain mindset to be able to make yourself move forward when you aren’t sure where to start.

 

Nobody can do everything.

  • Determine what’s best for you.
  • Look at what you do have time to do.
  • Take advantage of the small chunks of time that present themselves throughout the day.

Tune in to hear how Andy taught a valuable lesson to his son, Austin, about time management.

 

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Direct download: ITL285_How_to_Manage_Your_Time_as_a_Busy_Professional_or_Entrepreneur.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

In this episode, we answer a listener’s series of questions on success.

 

The true meaning of success is ultimately up to you.

  • Don’t allow others to define what success looks like in your life.

 

Most people have tunnel vision when they think of success.

  • They think success means money, cars, planes, boats, big houses, and travel.
  • They don’t think about things like their legacy, level of influence, and ability to give to those in need.
  • To make sure you don’t have tunnel vision, think in terms of what it looks like to live a successful life.

 

Success isn’t a destination—it’s a progressive realization of a worthwhile dream or goal.

  • Discipline is needed to keep going through the sometimes-repetitive process of learning what you have to learn in order to do something with excellence.

 

Tune in to hear how one of Andy’s mentors describes living a successful life.

 

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Direct download: ITL284_How_to_Determine_What_Success_Looks_Like_in_Your_Life_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

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.

 

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Direct download: ITL283_How_to_Influence_Others_to_Act_on_Your_Suggestions.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55am CDT

In this episode, we discuss the keys to helping children who’ve recently lost a loved one.

 

Talk to them about what happened and what’s going to happen next.

  • Explain to them their loved one’s last breath on Earth is their first breath in Heaven.
  • Let them know they’ll be sad for a while, but the pain will go away.

 

Help fill in the gap.

  • Teach them things their loved one would have taught them if they were still around.
  • Let them know you’re there for them.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask them how they’re doing.

  • Ask them if they think about their loved one.
  • Tell them how their loved one impacted your life.

 

Tune in to hear what Andy recently said to two children who lost their father.

 

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Direct download: ITL282.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:13pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question on helping society change its habits and focus.

 

Mass change requires individual change.

  • Each person must come to his or her own conclusion.
  • There are two components of change: 1) What’s in it for me, and 2) Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

We set an example for others.

  • People examine us by the fruit we produce.

 

If you understand why a principle works, you unlock its true power.

  • You can explain it to others and use it across nearly every aspect of your life.
  • Get to “the bottom of the pool.”

 

Tune in to hear how one of Andy’s books helped provide the "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" a father and son needed to repair their relationship.

 

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Direct download: ITL281_How_to_Change_the_World.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:31am CDT

In this episode, we discuss how to know whether your kids are on the right track.

 

Pay attention to little clues.

  • Examine their fruits.
  • Check growth periods along the way to see areas where your kids still need to grow.

 

Watch your children to see if they put your teachings into process.

  • Look for wisdom and thoughtfulness.
  • Check their level of understanding.
  • See if they have the ability to dig deeper.

 

Tune in to hear how Andy used an ordinary moment to further his son’s understanding of stewardship.

 

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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.

 

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Direct download: ITL279_How_to_Protect_Your_Children_from_Pornography.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question regarding how to inspire kids to think outside the box and dream big.

 

Kids need to be comfortable being different.

  • Everyone wants different results, but no one wants to be different.

 

Teach them how to deal with problems.

  • Problems are a great way of connecting your kids with the things they want in life.
  • We want our kids to be people who glide over the surface of the sea of troubles.
  • Help them start thinking of problems as opportunities.

 

Figure out where your kids want to go.

  • Help them realize what they need to do to get there.

 

Tune in to hear why Andy tells his boys to use the word “yet.”

 

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Direct download: ITL278_How_to_Inspire_Your_Kids_to_Achieve_Greatness.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:22pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question regarding giving advice to his college-aged son.

 

Children are in a lot of danger because of this.

  • There’s a big difference between teaching how to think and what to think.
  • The danger starts in elementary school.

 

Kids need a lot of time with their parents.

  • You can teach them how to think.
  • It’s important to know what they think now and how they came to that conclusion.

 

Tune in to hear about a conversation Andy had with his son’s principal.

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Direct download: ITL277.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss two listener questions regarding how to identify a reliable source and how to speak without notes.

 

How to Find a Credible and Reputable Source

Examine the “leaves” people drop.

  • In The Noticer, Jones talks about how much you can learn about a tree from one of its leaves. The same is true for people.
  • Look at someone’s actions long-term.

 

Be in a constant state of thought and prayer.

  • Hone your instincts so you can trust them when looking for truth.
  • No one is always right.

 

Secrets to Speaking Without Notes

You’re not just talking to people—you’re trying to impact their lives.

  • The more you can get away from notes, the better.
  • Great speakers connect their head and their heart.

 

Be friends with your audience.

  • Get off the stage and interact with them.
  • Speak directly to certain people.

 

Sit down to plan your speech.

  • Outline 3-4 points (along with an introduction and conclusion).
  • Cut down your notes.
  • Practice without using any notes.

 

Tune in to hear an update on Andy’s new book, The Little Things.

 

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Direct download: ITL276.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:16am CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about helping two family members with different personality types get along and appreciate each other.

 

When you don’t understand the different personality types, you tend to have trouble getting along with certain people.

  • That makes it hard to be grateful for personality differences.

 

Have conversations with them (but not to tell them what they’ve done wrong).

  • Let them know how much you love and appreciate them.
  • 2 things must be present for them to change: 1. What’s in it for them and 2. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Approach this in the context of helping them get what they want.

  • You can help them get along without them even knowing.

 

Tune in to hear how Andy helped a group of people get along who drove each other crazy.

 

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Direct download: ITL275_How_to_Help_People_with_Different_Personality_Types_Get_Along.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about moving forward from a horrific childhood and mending broken relationships.

 

Sometimes when you feel like something is holding you back—it’s actually you.

  • This is good news, though, because you have control.

 

There’s always someone out there who had it worse.

  • Your past made you who you are today.
  • You can use your story to give valuable perspective to others.
  • God can take horrible situations and make great things out of them.
  • Look for things to be grateful for.

 

There’s a major difference between apologizing and asking forgiveness.

  • We apologize when we make a mistake—but we ask for forgiveness when we make a bad choice.
  • If someone doesn’t forgive you, you don’t have to continue spending time with them.

 

Tune in to hear the story of a horrendous set of events that lead to the birth of a great king.

 

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Direct download: ITL274_How_to_Move_on_from_a_Horrific_Past.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about overcoming the pain of being homeless.

 

Do you ever lose the pain of being homeless?

  • You can lose the pain, but that doesn’t mean you’ll lose the memories.
  • You can choose to focus on the good parts of a situation.

 

People with a “glass-half-full” mindset naturally get more opportunities.

  • Others think they are a joy to be around.
  • Great things come out of times of hardship.
  • You can choose to think about things that affected your life in a positive way and be grateful for them.

 

Tune in to hear the story of Andy being accused of stealing money when he lived under a pier.

 

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Direct download: ITL273.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:55pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question on preparing girls to deal with boys who don’t treat them well.

 

Prepare girls to be self-reliant.

  • There’s a lot to be said for the teenager who doesn’t always have to be with a pack of kids.

 

They should compare other boys to their father and how he treats their mother.

  • This should be the minimum standard.
  • Girls need to get good at politely turning down boys who don’t meet these standards.

 

The perfect person is worth the wait.

  • Don’t bow to the pressure society has that girls should be dating every weekend—or even at all.
  • The quality of your children’s lives as adults will have a lot more to do with the time they spent with you than time spent dating.

 

Tune in to hear about someone Andy knows who’s raising incredible daughters.

 

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Direct download: ITL272_How_to_Properly_Prepare_Your_Girls_for_the_Dating_World.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about recognition and participation trophies.

 

This participation thing is harmful to kids.

  • There is a whole generation of people out there who don’t know what they’re good at or what they want to do.
  • We don’t just want to raise great kids—we want to raise kids who become great adults.
  • When you get to adulthood, it matters whether you win or lose.

 

No one has ever been great at everything.

  • God gives everyone a gift—and making people think they are just as good at everything as everybody else doesn’t help them find it.

 

Tune in to hear the incredible story of how Andy’s son, Adam, found his strength.

 

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Direct download: ITL271_Should_Kids_Get_Participation_Trophies_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24am CDT

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.

 

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Direct download: ITL270__How_to_Deal_with_Easily_Offended_People_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:54pm CDT

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.

 

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Direct download: ITL269_One_Little_Thing_That_Keeps_People_from_Success_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:47pm CDT

In this week’s episode, a listener asks for Andy’s best advice for a first-time dad. People will tell you they’ll grow up fast…and that’s true. • As an older dad, Andy paid attention to every moment he could—and his boys still grew up fast. “Discipline them while they're young, or you’ll ruin their lives.” – King Solomon • Be harder on your children when they’re little so they know to follow your first request. • This will strengthen your relationship with them as they grow older. • They’ll learn to practice self-discipline at an early age. Tune in this week to hear what Andy always does with his kids every night (even now that they’re older). 

 

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Direct download: ITL268_What_Every_First-Time_Dad_Must_Know.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:37pm CDT

On this week's episode, we discuss a listener's question on discerning when to persist and when God is closing a door. Persisting without exception means when there isn’t a way, you find a way. The Traveler’s Gift was turned down 51 times before it was finally published. Sometimes all you need is an idea, but you can’t get one if you quit. The quality of your questions determines the quality of your answers. Most people default to 3 main excuses when they hit a wall: money, time, and leadership. God gave you your talents for a reason. When God gives you a vision of how your family is supposed to live, how much money you’re supposed to make, and how much influence you’re supposed to have, He doesn’t change his mind. God doesn’t teach you to swim just to watch you drown. Tune in this week to hear the crazy story of how The Traveler’s Gift finally got published. 

 

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