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"Time allows you to seek wisdom and understand what you've gone through so you can help other people with what you've learned."
From homeless to bestselling author. From small-town Alabama to on-stage in front of thousands. From hating 6th grade football to working with the last nine college football national championship teams:
My guest today has spent his lifetime gathering unbelievable observations and insights many of us would miss - and then - packaging them up to share with the world.
Andy Andrews has written 20 books with more than 3 million copies in circulation. I am one of Andy's biggest fans and he is one of the most pure-hearted people I've met. Let me introduce to you our newest Live Inspired friend, Andy Andrews.
ANDY ANDREWS'S INSPIRED 7
1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Greatest Salesman, Og Mandino
2. Tomorrow you discover your wealthy uncle shockingly dies at the age of 103; leaving you millions. What would you do? I would buy timber land. I would be very quiet about it because I know right now I might be mentally and emotionally able to handle that, but most people are not. I'd use the timber land to be self sustaining and help people; be valuable to charitable organizations.
3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? My mamma's bible. Her notes are in there and her underlines. Since my mom died so long ago, there are so many things I'd ask today if I could. Today I can go through her bible and get a good idea of her thinking.
One note she wrote, "God does not have to heal me to prove to me who He is. I am fine."
4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Winston Churchill.
5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? I continue to unpack this one, from 35 years ago. The Noticer, that book tells the story of old man Jones, the man who befriended Andy when he was homeless under the pier. "Most people live their entire lives and never understand: You can't believe everything you think."
6. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself at age 20? Be patient. God is under no obligation to tell you what he is doing in your life. Though you may be angry and not understand, or wish He did things differently or think He's left you, if you just remember what has happened, if you look behind you, you will see His hand on your shoulder every step of the way. Calm down.
7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? He was a great father, husband and friend, he followed his heart and provided value for his fellow man.
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