In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On today’s episode, Andy and A.T. discuss the power of the individual and how to channel it through discovering your passion.

 

A listener named Sheryl writes in about her experience with breast cancer. Her story prompted A.T. to wonder how people who aren’t writers or speakers or someone with a large audience can have a big, lasting impact on the world.

  • Andy brings up the butterfly effect story that he often tells on stage
  • The story illustrates how great moments or accomplishments all go back to “ordinary” people who did a seemingly small deed that caused big things to happen down the line

 

Sheryl mentioned that her experience with cancer didn’t “define” her; it “refined” her.

  • Andy points out that this is often seen as an odd way of thinking
  • It’s actually a great way of thinking
  • As a society, we often think logically to the wrong conclusions
  • We have the ability to choose the way we think

 

Everybody has something they are meant to do.

  • It takes a different way of thinking to figure out what that is and master it
  • When you can mix your passion with value for others, you can affect enormous amounts of people

 

Quote from H.G. Wells:

  • “The test of greatness is this: what did that person leave to grow? By this test, Jesus stands first.”

Questions for Listeners

 

·      Have you discovered your passion? How were you able to do so, and what are you doing with it?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

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o   Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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A new friend of Andy’s joins us on the show today, and shares how principles from Andy’s book The Butterfly Effect are being implemented into her school and the effect that it’s having.

 

The Butterfly Effect teaches the kids how to think and prepares them for the real world

  • Kids are caught doing something good
  • Their choices are what matter
  • They can change their future
  • Teachers get more chances to have conversations with children and give them guidance
  • Kids are being told how important they are

 

How do we change our society?

  • By little actions every day
  • Treating those we come in contact with on a daily bases in a positive manner
  • People will treat others better if they are treated well themselves
  • We’re not teaching kids what to think, but rather how to think

 

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      What books do you use to help your children make better choices?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

o   Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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On today’s episode, a listener writes in with the question: How do you apply the principle of “Today I choose to be happy”?

 

Andy’s simple answer is:

·      No one wants to follow a grouch

·      You have to become someone whom others want to follow

·      Choose to be grateful

·      Most people exist in life without anyone telling them how great they are

·      Learn how to vocalize the things we are grateful for having in our lives

 

For those who think that living life this way may be hokey, Andy comments:

·      What kind of life do you want to lead?

·      What kind of mood do you want to establish in your house?

·      What kind of aura do you want around you as you interact with others outside of your home?

·      If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, then you’re doing something wrong, because everyone else is not living a life filled with extraordinary results

·      If you treat people the way that you would like to be treated, most people will live up to your expectation, so treat them well

·      Let others know what you expect of them, and how excited you are to be interacting with them

·      The one thing more powerful than telling someone how great they are is telling their kids how great their parents are in front of them

 

 

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Questions for Listeners

 

·      How are you going to implement “choosing to be happy by choosing to be grateful” in your life?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

o   Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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We all want to go beyond the average in certain areas of our lives. But how do we begin to do that? Andy and A.T. discuss how living a life of gratitude produces shockingly different results.

 

What are the practical things you can do that change you life from ordinary to extraordinary?

  • One of the keys is understanding that you can choose to live an extraordinary life
  • It is very seldom that an extraordinary life is just granted upon someone
  • If you choose an extraordinary life, you must understand that you can no longer act and think like the average person

 

There are many baby steps you can take to start thinking and acting differently.

  • How Andy treats his garbage men drastically changes the “garbage” area of his life
  • The way you treat people who do everyday jobs that we all have to have done see drastically different results
  • These are little areas of our lives, but they can make a big difference in our day-to-day experiences
  • Look for ways to make a fuss over people
  • When you treat people beyond the normal way most people treat them, you will get extraordinary responses

 

To live an extraordinary life, you have to think about how you can serve people better.

  • You have to pay more attention than the average person
  • You have to look for different ways to solve average problems
  • Don’t take anything or anyone for granted
  • If you live a grateful life, you will achieve shockingly different results

 

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Questions for Listeners

 

  • What do you do differently than everyone else you know?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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