In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On today’s podcast, Andy and A.T. discuss how to teach children to persevere through difficulties and struggles.


Listener question: How do you influence your boys in a positive way in regard to what they want to be when they grow up?

  • It’s important to connect what someone wants to do with the things they have to do to get there.
  • You want to encourage while also keeping in mind that their mind can easily change, especially when they are younger.


Whatever your children are trying to do or learn, you have to encourage them to stay in the hard places.

  • You gain ground when you keep going through the hard places.
  • Even adults tend to stop trying when things get hard.
  • We remain comfortable only with the things that come easy.


We need to change the culture surrounding childhood education in our country.

  • Cultures that have better results in education have better results because of the way they think.
  • Our culture does not think there is honor in struggling, which causes us to avoid struggling through difficulties.

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Questions for Listeners


  • ·      What are the biggest challenges you have with raising your children?

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Direct download: ITL070.mp3
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On today’s podcast, Andy and A.T. discuss the techniques that are necessary to mastering goal setting.


Andy’s tip for goal-setting is to be honest with yourself

  • If Moses had spent a little more time up on the mountain, he would have come down with an 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not kid thyself.
  • Don’t set yourself up for defeat by trying to do something crazy.
  • As opposed to saying, “I’m never eating brownies for the rest of my life,” try to not eat brownies for a week.
  • Accomplish your goals in small chunks and you will eventually accomplish something major.


Reward yourself when you accomplish small milestones

  • Don’t overdo it, but give yourself a small reward.
  • It’s important to keep your morale up.


Be able to measure your goal

  • The bathroom scale is a great tool.
  • Find a “bathroom scale” to measure any goal you set.


Instead of always focusing on the ultimate goal, focus on the process

  • Become a master of the little things you have to accomplish along the way to the ultimate goal.
  • Never lose sight of what you must be doing right now.

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Questions for Listeners


  • What goals have you set recently? How are you going about accomplishing them?

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Direct download: ITL069.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On today’s podcast, Andy discusses how the ability to work through confusion is what separates the great from the average.

 God has created you with a will that is stronger than your emotions

  • People often say “That’s just the way I am” and use it as a crutch for bad behavior
  • But you can use your will to overcome your feelings and emotions
  • You have to use your will to overcome the tendency to ignore your health

If what you are currently doing is not getting the results you want, you need to:

  • Begin thinking differently
  • Go beyond just “thinking outside the box”
  • Do not do what everyone else is doing, because not everyone is achieving the results you want

Confusion always guards the answer

  • Ordinary people have no problem getting through little bitty pieces of confusion
  • Those who can work in the midst of great amounts of confusion can do great things
  • Ask “Why?”

Direct download: ITL068.mp3
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