In the Loop with Andy Andrews

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. 

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
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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.

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
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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. 

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
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  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor/
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. 

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
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Direct download: ITL297.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am CDT

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. 

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