In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, we answer a fun question from a listener: Would you rather win the lottery or live twice as long?


As history has shown us, winning the lottery can be life changing…but not always in a great way.

                This is something I think we all have fantasized about.

                I think we all have a purpose and I’ve asked myself the question…

                Would I continue to write if I didn’t have the pressure?


How many times in my life am I not aware of what is going to happen next week?

                You can sometimes get a little fearful looking ahead, but…

                Don’t expect to know what is coming.

                Allow God to direct our path.


Look back and think about times in your life in which you know your path was being directed.


Question: If you could have a five-minute phone call with your 18-year-old self, what would you tell yourself to be aware of?

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On this week’s episode, Andy discusses a listener question: I’m making an effort in positive personal development, but my spouse is not ready to do the same. What do you do until they’re ready, or how do I continue to nudge them in the right direction without being “pushy” or making them feel inferior?

This is a huge source of confusion is marriages. We all grow at different…




Confidence or Arrogance? 

Don’t brag about the improvements that you are making.

It is hard for a spouse to listen to someone whom they perceive as arrogant.

What you are doing speaks louder than anything you could say.

A good marriage is a work in progress. If you and your spouse were exactly alike, one of you would be unnecessary. 

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What is it about you that other people would change if they could? 

  • I’m not saying we should live our lives according to other people. 
  • What I am saying is if you look at your life, business, family, and want people to believe what you believe, it really helps if they like you a little bit. 

What if 25% of people were not comfortable with swearing? If you’re a business person, would you be okay with having 25% less business just because of the way you talk?

  • I had a friend who wanted to quit cursing around his boys.
  • He decided that he would pay a quarter every time he did.
  • It made him more aware of his words.

The other day one of my boys had a look on his face, and I could tell something was wrong. I asked:

  • Can you do anything about it?
  • Since you can’t do anything about it, how are you going to deal with it?
  • Since you can see an end to it, you can either put a smile on your face or walk around looking sad for the next two weeks.  
  • What I’m trying to do is not just tell him what to do, but explain why this is something that he needs to learn.

People can sense when something is wrong, but most people aren’t going to say anything to you. 

  • When you’re older, this can be something that affects you getting hired, promoted, or given new opportunities. 

People will never change long term just because you say so. They will change long term when you…

  • Provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt of what’s in it for them. 

Back in the ‘80s when I was doing comedy, I was booking more shows than just about anybody, and was even given the award as campus entertainer of the year.

  • I’m not saying this is brag on myself, because I know I was not the funniest comedian. 
  • The difference was that, before and after the shows, I hung out with the students who were booking me and developed friendly relationships with them. 

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On this week's episode, I talk about the surprising benefits of spending time alone.

Why is it important to spend time alone?

Spending time alone is the best way to concentrate my thoughts.

It’s a good way to stimulate creativity.

If I can wake up before my family and refrain from checking email, my phone, or turning on the news, I can have amazing results. 

This isn’t so much about being alone as it is about spending time with my boys, but while driving the boys to school, I reach my hand back and say, “Hands!” and we pray for…




Our day

Sometimes, it’s necessary to leave the house in order to be alone. Here are some of the places I go:

The woods are a great place for me to get away.

I’ll go alone to a cabin sometimes and spend several days by myself. 

Most of my novels are not written while I’m at home. 

The water is not a particularly good place for me, as I’m always wondering what is in the water. 

As much as you may be thinking, I wouldn’t say that I am alone a lot. 

It doesn’t have to be for long periods of time every single day.

It’s important to make a habit of finding at least small portions of the day during which you can be alone.

We also had an interesting question come in: would I rather spend a year alone in a box, or 15 years alone in a hotel room? Tune in for my answer!

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