In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week’s episode, I talk about why it’s important to let your kids make mistakes, and how “treading water” in life means you’re not only failing to get ahead but actually losing ground.

 

Not too long ago the boys had a movie they brought to me and asked if they could watch it.

  • I looked at it and kind of paused before saying, “yes, you can watch it.”
  • As they walked away I said, “You can watch it if you want to.” They stopped and of course wondered why I said it like that.
  • I told them that we choose what we watch and read, and we also choose what we won’t watch and read. How we think becomes who we are.
  • The movie wasn’t really good or bad, just a time-waster. But in the current of life you’re either swimming upstream or you are being swept away. If you’re just treading water, you’re headed downstream.

 

We want our kids to grow up to be productive, influential, and purposeful adults.

  • Sometimes it’s okay to let our kids lose money or time.
  • It’s much better that they learn these things at a younger age when we as parents can be there with the net to catch them.

 

Tune in to the full episode to hear the direction I intentionally face in my office, and who is always looking down on me from my office ceiling.

 

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Direct download: ITL204__How_a_Mistake-Prone_Kid_Can_Become_a_Highly_Productive_Adult.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:45am CST

On this week’s episode, I answer two listener questions on how fear shapes your life and how to balance belief in yourself against pride.

 

I find many instances indicating that God can use tragedy and bad choices to fulfill His purposes, but I don’t find any evidence that God decides to make you scared.

  • The times that I have been scared have usually been instances that I’ve kind of brought on myself.
  • I can’t imagine God would say “Fear not” so many times but still try to instill fear in us anyway.

 

Adam started at a new school this year and he was fearful.

  • I talked to him about purpose and we broke down all the things he might have to be fearful of.
  • When he came home from school I asked how it was and he said it was different. I said, “Good different?” He said, “It was.” So, if it’s different, and it’s good, then it’s probably better.

 

The old saying is that God made you with a purpose.

  • If you’re out there speaking thoughts and truths that you’ve spent time struggling with, you’re wide open to criticism.
  • But if He made you that way—with a purpose—then He believes in you. And if you believe in Him then you believe in His creation...yourself.

 

Tune in to the full episode to hear Andy tell a story about the night former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer was elected into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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Direct download: ITL203__How_Fear_Shapes_Your_Lifeand_How_to_Take_Control.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this week’s episode, I discuss some of my favorite speakers and the methods that help me stay organized.

 

I don’t get to see many speakers because Im usually by myself when speaking at an event, but I listen to them online.

  • I shift and change who I’m listening to, but Patsy Clairmont is first and foremost my favorite speaker.
  • There are very few people who can deliver serious topics with humor, and Patsy is one of the best.
  • Ken Davis is also up there for the same reasons. He is so funny to me.

 

One of my other favorite speakers is someone I wouldn’t have said if you asked me a couple of months ago.

  • He’s a great guy, but he didn’t seem to be very comfortable telling his story when he got started 20 years ago.
  • Speaking is kind of a gift. You can learn it and shape it, but to a great degree you can either talk or you can’
  • I’ve found that some companies are hesitant to bring in speakers because they’ve brought in speakers who are athletes or actors previously. While these people can memorize their lines, there is often something missing because they are not professional speakers.
  • But there’s one athlete in particular who has become one of my favorite speakers.

 

When it comes to organization, Michael Hyatt is on the cutting edge of using the newest software and gadgets to keep his life in order.

  • He knows more technically than I will ever know.
  • I keep a pen and a piece of paper beside me.
  • At the end of the day, I unload my pockets with napkins and pieces of paper with notes that I’ve written.
  • Sometimes those things pile up faster than I can go through and categorize them, and at that point, they go out of my sight and into the closet.

 

Tune in this week to hear the name of the athlete that has become one of my favorite speakers.

 

Questions for Listeners

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On this week’s episode, we’re finishing up our series on discussing my office and the items that bring me a spirit of gratefulness, belief, opportunity, and achievement.

 

Tune in to this weeks episode to hear about:

  • The book that I’ve read in its entirety every month for over 30 years. (I’m shocked that I still get new understanding from some of these things…)
  • The award from the Center for Healthy Families that reminds me to be obedient, seek wisdom, and that I make a difference.
  • The gift Adam made me for Father’s Day.
  • How islanders would pull sharks to the shore hundreds of years ago.
  • The item Civil War officers used to brush the day’s dirt away, and why it reminds me to move forward and look towards another day.
  • What started me on the path towards learning the Seven Decisions.

Questions for Listeners

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  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
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Direct download: ITL201__How_I_Stay_Inspired_While_I_Work_Each_Day.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:10am CST