In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, I address the difference between being decisive and impulsive.

More people fail at what they attempt because of an undecided heart than any other reason. 

  • They’ll talk to their friends.
  • Then talk to their family.
  • Finally, they’ll make a decision.
  • Then they’ll ask if they should have waited longer to make a decision.
  • Then they’ll take the decision back.
  • Life then becomes an ongoing analysis.

The question you need to ask yourself before making a decision is…Is this a wise thing to do?

  • This is one of the best questions in life and one of the best questions to teach your kids to ask.
  • It reveals what is ahead of you.
  • If you’re asking if something is wrong, you’re going to rationalize the situation and keep pushing the envelope on what is “technically” wrong.

Andy Stanley states that direction determines destination—not intention. 

  • Intention has no power.
  • Imagine how I would sound if I said, “I can’t believe Polly is treating me this way after everything I intended to do.” 

The difference between being impulsive and decisive is wisdom

  • An important piece of wisdom is seeking out divine guidance.
  • I count on being divinely guided.

What is wisdom?

  • A deep understanding of principle.
  • 3/4 of a principle gets you nothing; you must understand all aspects of the principle.

Questions for Listeners

 

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Direct download: ITL113_How_to_Be_More_Decisive.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this week’s episode, I give the inside scoop on my short story Socks for Christmas and also do a live reading of the entire book.

 

In this reading of Socks for Christmas, you will hear a childhood story about how the gift of socks is one of the greatest reminders I have for being grateful.

 

I love talking about the inside scoop on some of these books, and to see the way that people use these stories to help others.

 

In the picture below, Jan Burch in Key West, FL, organized a Sock Drive with her ladies club.

 

On the cover of Socks for Christmas, that is my sister Christie and me on Christmas of ’68.

            I was nine years old

            Christie was four

 

On page nine, that is a picture of me at May May and Granddaddy’s house on Christmas morning.

 

On page 12, for Christmas Eve we would have a birthday cake and sing happy birthday to Jesus and it was always great. My family still does that.

 

On page 21, that is a picture of Christie in Dothan, AL. This was the same year that she was “Little Miss Sunbeam” on the Sunbeam float in the Peanut Festival Parade.

 

I also love the pictures of the different popular presents at the time

            Matchbox Cars

            Operation

            Candy Land

            Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

 

If you order Socks for Christmas from AndyAndrews.com, they all come with a CD of Andy reading the story. All copies ordered before Tuesday, Dec. 17 2013 will be autographed.

 

Questions for Listeners

 

Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show!

            Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY

            E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com

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            Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

 

Direct download: ITL112_A_Christmas_Tale_for_the_Whole_Family.mp3
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On this week’s episode, I explain what a personal board of directors is, and how you can create one for your life and/or business without spending a dime.

           

I realized that most major companies and great speakers had a group of people that keeps them on track.

           

I thought to myself, why can’t I have a board of directors?

                My first answer was because I didn’t have any money

                However, you don’t have to pay someone to be on your board of directors…if they don’t know they’re on it!

 

I want to find people who are….

                Better

                Smarter

                Wiser

                More productive

 

What’s important?

                My children

                My writing

                Speaking

                Finances

                Health

 

Mentally, I went though the people I loved and knew. I wrote down the people with long marriages or who were financially successful. I then started going through people who were in newspapers and were easy to follow. I called this group my board of directors.

  

This is a life application of the decision, I will seek wisdom.

 

I have 30 or 40 people on my board of directors.

 

First thing: Make a list of important things in your life. Attach names to those things. 

Questions for Listeners

 

  • Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show!
Direct download: ITL111_Your_Own_Personal_Board_of_Directors.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:29am CST