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All I Want for Christmas…

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This week, Andy answers two listener questions! Our first question is from a freelance copywriter who is having trouble shutting out the distraction of writing fiction during the times he should be working. He wants to know if this is due to a distracting writing environment or if it’s because of a mental aspect that […]

The Rationale for Rudeness

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This week, Andy answers two listener questions! Our first question is from a businessman who has noticed fewer people with etiquette and common courtesy while traveling. He wants to know if our competitive society has led people to act this way. The second question is from a mother who is having trouble getting her son […]

A Thanksgiving State of Mind

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This week, Andy reads a classic Thanksgiving story from his book Return to Sawyerton Springs. Through this story, you’ll learn a method to find thankfulness when you’ve lost your grateful spirit. After that, we take a listener question on the characteristics you should look for when hiring someone and why the outcome of a personality […]

Improving Your Work-life

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This week, Andy answers two listener questions!  Our first question is from a massage therapist whose management refuses to address issues with clients acting inappropriately.  The second question is from a pastor who is struggling with leading his church to serve the community. He wants advice on how to delegate…and how to improve his leadership.  […]

Dealing with Negative People

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 This week, Andy answers two listener questions! Our first question is from someone who wants to know how to deal with people who are listening only in order to respond…and not listening with an ear to resolving the situation. The second question is from a reader who wants to know how to turn concepts […]

Imagination and Direction

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This week, Andy answers two listener questions! Our first question is from a writer who has made a living writing for others, but when it comes to writing for her own purposes, she freezes. The second question is from an employee who genuinely likes his supervisor as a person. He has supported the supervisor for […]