In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how you can confidently pursue a deeply satisfying career path.

 

I have gone through several career phases as an adult, and I wonder if Istill narrowing down my career path.

  • There are some guiding factors for pursuing the right career.
  • What would you do every day if money were no object?
  • Once you figure that out, the next question is what value does that have for other people?
  • It is important to like what you do, but if you’re the only one who likes that thing, you might have a hard time making a living out of it.

 

In todays world, you can take what most people would consider a hobby and find value in it for other people.

  • A lot of people move to a city like New York and try to break into an industry. They go up there and don’t know how to find an agent or a place to live.
  • It occurred to me that I knew someone struggling in this area who had a lot of the answers for these kinds of problems.
  • With the ease of creating a website these days, someone like this could sell the answers for these kinds of questions while still on the hunt for more information.

 

Tune in to the full episode to hear about Andys experience performing on cruise ships seven days a week, and how that trained him for what he does today.

 

Questions for Listeners

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  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
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Direct download: ITL195__How_to_Get_Paid_to_Do_What_You_Love.mp3
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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question about creativity and when you should go with your instincts or take others’ advice.

 

We all have people who we lay our stuff out for.

  • There are a handful of people in my life who I will read something to occa
  • I thought it was odd to read it out loud, but I’ve started hearing about a lot of authors who have a couple people they read to.
  • It’s easier for an author just to read it himself, but when I read it out loud to someone, it lets me read in a different way than if I were alone or proofre
  • If I can read it to you and you totally get it, then I know that if you read it, there won’t be any problem at all.

 

With almost every project there will be a point where I get a little too creative, and I dont mean that in a good way.

  • As a comedian, I wrote a joke that I thought was very funny (and I still think it’s funny).
  • I tried it four or five times and it became very obvious that it’s not as good as I thought.
  • If one or two out of ten don’t like something and you believe in it, stick to your guns.
  • If eight, nine, or sometimes even six out of ten don’t like it, at least consider they may be on to something.

 

Tune in to the full episode to hear Andyoverly creative joke; Andys biggest pet peeve when it comes to writing technique; and why a good imagination is like a great stallion.

 

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: ITL194__When_to_Trust_Your_Gut_And_When_Not_to.mp3
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On this week’s episode, I answer a followup listener question on how Polly and I taught the boys to communicate to adults.

 

It was a very intentional process.

  • Polly and I wanted to raise a boy who would turn into a 15-year-old young man; we wanted people in passing to be blown away by his maturity.
  • Some people say “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, sir” is just a regional thing, but don’t we know people in California who are from Georgia?
  • After years of thinking this through, the reason to go through the extra trouble of making children say “Yes, sir” is because everyone who looks at this kid will think he is mature and respectful.

 

The opportunities for well-mannered kids are endless.

  • There is a small percentage of people who think it’s disrespectful not to say, “Yes, sir.”
  • People who don’t think it’s necessary won’t be offended by it.
  • Why not make sure your children are showing respect to 100% of the people they talk to?
  • Remember, manners are money!

 

We started teaching them to talk this way as soon as they could speak.

  • When they would say, “No,” we would say, “No, sir?”
  • They may not have been able to say the “Sir” in the beginning, but they eventually picked it up after hearing it whenever they said “Yes” or “”

 

Tune in to the full episode to learn more secrets to teaching kids good manners, and hear Andy SING! (He lets you in on the height of a piggys ambition, from the day he is born…”)

 

Questions for Listeners

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

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
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Direct download: ITL193__MannersMoney_When_and_How_to_Teach_Them_to_Kids.mp3
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On this week’s show, we’re switching things up a bit and presenting an episode of random questions that will hopefully help us get to know Andy a bit more.

 

Andy talks a lot about how important laughter should be in peoples lives, so this week we asked him some random questions designed to be fun and funnybut also to really make him think:

 

  • Who is your favorite songwriter right now?
  • Who is your favorite author right now?
  • What’s the best voice impression that you do?
  • If you could have personally witnessed any event, what would you have wanted to see?
  • What are three historical characters you considered including in The Travelers Gift but they didn’t make it?

 

Heres a challenge for our listenerswhat is an interesting question youve never heard addressed that you want to ask Andy?

 

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: ITL192__Getting_to_Know_Andy_Andrews.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am CST