In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, Andy answers a listener question: What are some different, tangible ways that we can help others take action?

 

One of the most important things we can do to help others take action is to tell the truth that is the truth.


·      The truth stands alone, and the truth is the truth.

·      Yet someone can tell the truth while not telling the truth.

·      You must tell the truth that IS the truth.

 

You only know what you know, so you only do what you know to do.


·      To know something different requires an outside source: a person, a book, etc.

·      Most people think they are already taking action when they actually are not.

 

You lose perspective when you stop actively seeking growth.


·      You can’t go to the gym for three months and stay fit for the rest of your life.

·      If you read a book that changes your life, you can’t just stop after reading the book.

·      It’s hard and inconvenient to keep pushing yourself, but it’s essential to growth.

 

The ultimate answer is that nothing will encourage someone to take action more than actually taking action.


·      If you want someone to take action and read a book, start by reading the book yourself and showing them how much value it can offer them.

 

A great example of the value that comes with taking action is AT’s book, Early to Rise.


·      To get your copy, click here.

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Andy uses a listener question to illustrate how to move your life to the next level by changing the way you think.

 

John, a listener who grew up with an alcoholic father and rough childhood but has turned things around and created a great life for his family, wrote in with a question.


·      He feels as though he could inspire people to reach their potential and succeed, but he doesn’t want his ability to provide for his family to suffer in order to chase after his dream of helping others.

·      How can he help others while also continuing to provide for his family?

 

John is ready to move to the next level.

·      You can look at people at different levels of life and deconstruct what steps they have taken to get there.

 

For John to be successful in moving to the next level, he needs to do these things:

·      He needs to get to the point where he’s duplicating his efforts and understands that he can teach other people how to do what he has done.

·      There is a type of thinking that has yielded choices that have created actions that have yielded results that have made John what he is.

·      John, what were you thinking that has led to the results you are currently enjoying?

·      How can you teach that way of thinking to others?

 

There is no such thing as a neutral choice.

·      Everything you do is the result of a choice you have made.

·      You are either choosing to do nothing or choosing to do something.

·      The way we think determines who we are. However, you are allowed to choose the way you think.

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      What would you like to hear Andy discuss on future episodes?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

                     o  Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

Direct download: ITL078.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:07am CST

Andy uses a listener question to illustrate how to move your life to the next level by changing the way you think.

 

John, a listener who grew up with an alcoholic father and rough childhood but has turned things around and created a great life for his family, wrote in with a question.


·      He feels as though he could inspire people to reach their potential and succeed, but he doesn’t want his ability to provide for his family to suffer in order to chase after his dream of helping others.

·      How can he help others while also continuing to provide for his family?

 

John is ready to move to the next level.

·      You can look at people at different levels of life and deconstruct what steps they have taken to get there.

 

For John to be successful in moving to the next level, he needs to do these things:

·      He needs to get to the point where he’s duplicating his efforts and understands that he can teach other people how to do what he has done.

·      There is a type of thinking that has yielded choices that have created actions that have yielded results that have made John what he is.

·      John, what were you thinking that has led to the results you are currently enjoying?

·      How can you teach that way of thinking to others?

 

There is no such thing as a neutral choice.

·      Everything you do is the result of a choice you have made.

·      You are either choosing to do nothing or choosing to do something.

·      The way we think determines who we are. However, you are allowed to choose the way you think.

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      What would you like to hear Andy discuss on future episodes?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

                     o  Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

Direct download: ITL077.mp3
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On this episode, Andy tackles the question—how do you find and keep truly great friends?

 

There are three things you need to do in order to have great friendships:

·      You have to make an increasing effort to be a great friend.

·      God’s grace—they have to be able to forgive you when you mess up, and you have to be able to forgive them.

·      The biggest factor of all is the ability to narrow your focus and become intentional about what a friend actually is. That will enable you to seek and nurture that relationship. You have to know what a friend is in order to recognize a great one.

 

The people around you affect the person you become.

·      Would you rather be around someone who is constantly negative?

·      Or would you rather be around someone who is positive and keeps you moving forward with your life?

 

You have to be intentional with the way you budget the 24 hours you are given each day.

·      Are your friendships creating value in your life, and enabling you to create value for others?

·      Are they pushing you forward…or dragging you down?

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      What would you like to hear Andy discuss on future episodes?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

o   Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

Direct download: ITL076.mp3
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Andy and AT bring special guest Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Norman Borlaug (whom The Butterfly Effect and The Boy Who Changed the World is about), on the podcast to discuss the legacy of her grandfather’s life-changing work.

 

Norman Borlaug hybridized corn and wheat for arid climates, which ultimately saved the lives of over 2 billion people across the world from famine.

·      Andy reverse engineered Norman Borlaug’s life in multiple books to show that everything we do matters.

·      He absolutely changed the world.

·      Julie now works for the Borlaug Institute at Texas A&M, which continues the work Norman Borlaug started.

 

Andy came up with The Butterfly Effect story when the military contacted him about the problem of suicide among soldiers.

·      How do you prove to people that their life matters?

·      He was researching George Washington Carver when he discovered Norman Borlaug.

 

Julie had the opportunity to work directly with Norman during the last six years of his life.

·      Norman was adamant that we must believe in the young and inspire them and give them the resources to show them they can change the world.

·      He made his breakthrough with wheat in his 30s after everyone told him what he was doing was not going to work. He was even fired and he quit a few times.

·      He was working on a technique called shuttle breeding, and his stubbornness eventually paid off.

·      Norman truly believed that it will be the young who will come up with the solutions to our greatest problems.

 

If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re probably doing something wrong.

·      Most people aren’t getting extraordinary results. So if you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re only contributing to the average.

·      If you want extraordinary results for your life, your marriage, your children, your profession, you have to stop doing what everyone else is doing.

·      Norman Borlaug’s least favorite word was “mediocrity.”

 

Were you encouraged or helped by this podcast? Share it with a friend!

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      What would you like to hear Andy discuss on future episodes?

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

Direct download: ITL075.mp3
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Andy and AT share a message from a listener about an amazing moment the listener created in a restaurant by honoring a friendly waiter.

 

When you honor people and give them a “standing ovation,” amazing things happen.

·      Everyone involved will end up paying it forward.

·      It will change the way they interact with everyone for at least the rest of the way.

·      It will create an immeasurable ripple effect.

 

We’re very quick to tell someone when things aren’t done properly.

·      Why don’t we point out when things are done right?

·      We can change our culture by beginning to do things differently, and honoring those who get it right…instead of always complaining when something is wrong.

 

We’re either doing something or nothing.

·      Which one are you doing?

·      If you’re doing something, Andy wants to hear about it.

·      We’ve all got the guts to tell everyone how bad someone did, but who has the guts to tell someone what a different they made?

 

Were you encouraged or helped by this podcast? Send it to a friend!

 

Questions for Listeners

 

·      Have you given a “standing ovation” recently? Andy wants to hear about it! Call, email, or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

o   Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

o   E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

o   Facebook.com/AndyAndrews

o   Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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