In the Loop with Andy Andrews

Andy and AT discuss what we need to do to make days like Valentine’s Day special. Andy shares a funny story of what he recently did to make just an average night with his family a special occasion.


Is it important to make Valentine’s Day special, or is it just a dumb holiday?

·      Yes, it is a dumb holiday…and yes, we DO need to make it special.

·      At one point, Andy was just having his assistant order flowers to send his wife, Polly, for him.

·      Eventually, Polly told him that flowers he had his assistant order didn’t mean all that much.


So he started putting more intention into doing something that showed Polly he actually cared.

·      You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day or any kind of special day to surprise your spouse or your kids or anyone with something special.

·      Andy did this the other day by cooking a surprise dinner with an extremely unique menu for his family.

·      Look for ways to make ordinary days special days, no matter whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not.


If you do a surprise dinner for your family, find Andy on Facebook or Twitter and send him your menu!


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A few weeks ago, Andy had the opportunity to speak in front of a large number of members of the U.S. Congress and their spouses. Before he spoke to them, he and A.T. discussed what the talk would be about.


What king of message should someone share when speaking to leaders, influencers, and decision-makers?


  • You should always go in with a humble attitude.
  • Show gratefulness for their service and their influence.


All leaders face criticism, so you have to take that into account.


  • You may be thinking the leaders you are speaking to need to change some things, but that’s true with all leaders.
  • You have to show a little grace if you’re hoping to engender change.
  • If you go into a room of people and tell them they’re stupid and going in the wrong direction, the result you desire will not happen.


You have to remind them of the things they already know to be true.


  • You may not be that qualified to speak about the specific type of work they are doing, but you can illustrate principles to them that are true no matter what they’re doing.
  • Andy is not an expert in golf, but he was still able to talk to a group of the best female golfers in the world and help them bounce back from a rough start in the Solheim Cup.

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On today’s podcast, professional drummer Jeff Jones, formerly of the band Big Daddy Weave, joins Andy and A.T. to talk about transitioning your life and career.

After reading The Traveler’s Gift and listening to the podcast, Jeff decided it was time to transition from being a drummer to becoming a speaker.

  • He had been the drummer for Big Daddy Weave, touring all over the country and the world, for 13 years.
  • He had been gone about 140 days per year for his family’s entire life.

Jeff came up with the acronym WISE, which has become the crux of his message.

  • It stands for What I Sacrifice Every Day.
  • The acronym embodies the choices you make in order to achieve the results you want in your life.
  • When he was a kid and decided he wanted to play drums for a living, he began making sacrifices every single day in order to achieve that dream.

Andy’s Storms of Perfection series also inspired Jeff to create a custom pair of drumsticks for camouflage company Mossy Oak.

  • The series inspired him to take action.
  • It taught him that almost every successful person started out overcoming adversity.
  • You don’t have to be “special” to be successful.
  • All you have to do is seek wisdom and take action.


To get a FREE eBook from Jeff, go to, enter your email address, and he’ll send it to you!


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Direct download: ITL071.mp3
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