In the Loop with Andy Andrews

 On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question about the hardest thing in my life and what I worry about the most.

 

I think frustration is one of the hardest things in my life.

  • First, I don’t want to come across sounding ungrateful or jealous.
  • I see celebrities on YouTube with millions if not billions of views and I ask, what are they offering that will change your family for the better?
  • Some of my friends like Wes Hampton or Sugarcane Jane are great musicians with a positive message. So how do we get people like this to have influence on millions?
  • It’s frustrating to know that we have the power to change they world, and in ways we still are not.

 

There was a time when Billy Graham was preaching out of a tent.

  • Two words in a telegram to the newspaper—“Puff Graham”—changed everything.
  • Billy never met the man, William Hurst, who sent the telegram, nor did he know the reason why.
  • Now it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t heard of Billy Graham.

 

What do I worry about?

  • I don’t really worry about anything, but I have concerns.
  • Am I doing everything that can be done to get the message out in my books?

 

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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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on self-sabotage and the most important quality in people.

 

We’ve talked on several other episodes about how the way you think is the foundation for everything.

  • The things we listen to, watch, and read totally affect what we believe.
  • I have come to the conclusion that people cannot achieve beyond what they really believe.

 

Out of the organizations and companies that I speak for, athletes usually have the hardest time believing this.

  • We test this by having one of them complete a physical feat that is easy for him to do well.
  • I then tell him something has been changed.
  • I don’t actually change anything, but it is very obvious that because he believes something has changed, he is not able to complete the feat the way he did before.

 

I believe the most important quality a person can have is to be a person other people want to be around. This encompasses…

  • Empathy
  • Intelligence
  • Tact

 

If you do not focus on becoming a person other people want to be around, people aren’t going to listen to you.

 

 

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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Direct download: ITL129_The_Most_Important_Quality_You_Can_Have.mp3
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On this week's episode, I talk about the first steps Polly and I took when we found out we were going to be parents.

I never expected to do anything like this, but I think this is the most important thing I’ve ever done. 



15 years ago when Polly sat me down and said “we are going to have a baby,” I was excited…and then broke out in a cold sweat.  

  • I really dug into parenting right from the beginning.
    

  • I wanted to give my wife and I more certainty for this life we were about to guide.



I believe you can know how to do a certain thing, but…

  • If you don’t know why it works then you’ll always be tempted to move away from it, do it too much, or do it too little.

  • I talk to more people who have issues with their adult children than I do to people who have issues with their kids. 
    


For a long time I didn’t want to do a parenting course because I’ve taken several courses and read fifty books.
   

  • The thing that got me about the parenting courses was that there was no proof.

  • There were examples, great ideas, life lessons, and principles, but there was no proof.

  • There was never anything where you said, “That is absolutely right and will work every time!”



This course is going to be all encompassing. Make sure you are on our email list so you can get the latest details about it.

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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Direct download: ITL128_The_Most_Reliable_Parenting_Advice_Ive_Found.mp3
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My Newest Book and a Surprise Opportunity

On this week’s episode, I talk about the release of The Seven Decisions and how you can win a Kamado Joe grill.

We did an episode a few weeks ago on the Kamado Joe, and ended with saying that we wanted to have a Kamado Joe giveaway. Well, we have done it.

Anyone who pre-orders The Seven Decisions and sends us their receipt will be entered in a drawing for their very own Joe in either black or brick red.
    •    You can be entered in the contest as many times as you can order a book.
    •    Each entry must have a different receipt.
    •    You can order 25 books in one order, but you will only be entered once.
    •    Order 25 books separately and you will be entered 25 times.
    •    Pre-orders must be before May 6, 2014.
    •    If we receive enough entries, the drawing will be for more than one winner.

The Seven Decisions is a re-release of Mastering the Seven Decisions.
    •    The book has updated content and a new cover.
    •    The reason it is being released again is because, when it originally came out as Mastering the Seven Decisions, nobody was reading my books!

Make sure you’re on our email list. Go to AndyAndrews.com and sign up if you are not.

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
    •    Facebook.com/AndyAndrews     
    •    Twitter.com/AndyAndrews


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