In this new addition to the Writers Dock, Poetry Conversations takes a deep look at some of the best poetry ever written. Watch and listen as Gloria Gaither (a former high school English teacher) and Andy Andrews (a former high school poetry hater) discuss Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet “How Do I Love Thee?” Will Andy be swayed? Listen and find out! Also included is the tale of a Valentine Poem Gloria once wrote for her husband, Bill, that mentions “Browning” in the text.
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer. He is also an in-demand speaker, coach, and consultant for the world’s largest organizations.
Both The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift were featured selections of ABC’s Good Morning America and continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.
Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents, worked extensively with the Department of Defense, regularly addresses the world’s largest corporations. Zig Ziglar once said, “Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.”
In addition to his writing and speaking, Andy has established a personally delivered, cost effective, year-long curriculum for organizations, teams, and corporations. Using Creating Measurable Results (TM) as a platform, he teaches how “to compete in a way your competition doesn’t know a game is going on.” Creating Measurable Results (TM) has been documented to have helped some clients to double their results within a single year’s time.
The practice of becoming humble is one that can really be developed by making use of a simple yet very interesting and rewarding habit to add into your family’s daily life. First, let’s take a moment to discuss the roots of being humble. Because the roots of being humble are all about one thing—other people.
Too young to enlist, Audie Murphy falsified documents to join the Army and became a national hero. Fighting in World War II, Audie Murphy became the most decorated solider in U.S. history. Recognizable for his accomplishments, he went on to star in more than 40 movies—including playing himself in the 1955 film “To Hell and Back.” Watch and listen to this unbelievable story—with scenes from the movie of the actual Audie Murphy—and you’ll agree, “This man stands taller than John Wayne.”
What Do I Do Now?
Over and over again in my life, I’ve noticed that when I didn’t know what to do, I usually did nothing. I didn’t intend to do nothing. I knew “nothing” wasn’t the answer. But often, the ultimate outcome of not knowing what to do…was nothing. However, Jones gave me an answer for what to do when I didn’t know where to start, and here it is—for you.
Additional Financial Consideration: Take 4
Counterfeit or Legit? Seven short commercials…are they real or just crafty fakes? Listen, laugh, and decide!
Dying for a Valentine’s Date
Was it an exaggeration or an outright lie? You decide…but either way, it’s a funny story about a young man taking advantage of a misunderstanding!
Would you believe the donut was invented by a cow? That’s the story the early colonials told…but the real story is lots older and much sweeter. From Africa to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America—just about everyone has their own spin on the famous dessert. So, wherever you are, grab your favorite fried dough and watch this deliciously exciting Betcha Didn’t Know!
3 Questions for Turning Your Passion into a Career
Whenever I happen to meet someone who is seeking career advice, I always start by asking them these three questions…
Is life just a roll of the dice? Do we wake up every day with no choice but to play the cards we are randomly dealt? Are our lives bound only by chance…or do logic and reason have a place at the table? From the unexplainable, dating back thousands of years, to our modern day cities, the idea of “chance” often shrouds the view of something greater. Is there evidence to suggest that maybe we’re not as advanced as we think? In this content packed Betcha Didn’t Know, Andy will leave you wondering…just what are the chances?
A Double Feature!
Robert W. Service was known as “The Bard of the Yukon” during the gold rush days. It was another way of saying he was like Shakespeare to the people who lived and worked in the frozen North. His first book of “story verse” was released in 1907, called Songs Of A Sourdough, and quickly sold more than three million copies! It seemed everyone loved his raw, outdoorsy stories with their perfect rhymes. We think you and your family will too!
Goal Setting? Well…
A special delivery for your New Year! From our The Way I See It Dock, Andy Andrews has a take on goals you don’t want to miss. Trust us…you haven’t heard THIS about the tradition of goal-setting before. Here is some information you can put to use right now. Andy’s title for this piece: Goal Setting…? Not So Much.
Christmas in 1776
What might Christmas have been like for children during the Revolutionary War? While Washington’s army nearly froze, what did the kids know and how did they handle having a parent away from home serving the country? Snuggle up with your child and listen to this classic short story together—Christmas In 1776.