Episode #167: Why You Really SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff

With New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews

When a New York Times bestselling author visits the podcast, I consider it a pretty big deal. When one agrees to do it a second time, I begin to wonder what’s wrong with them.

I’m kidding of course. And, I’m delighted that, nearly four years later, New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews is back for another visit.

Andy Andrews

This time he’s here to talk about his new book The Little Things: Why You Really SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff.

Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time and energy thinking about the big challenges in our lives when all the evidence proves it’s actually the little things that change everything? As in…absolutely everything.

Andy shows us how we can succeed by actually going against the modern adage, “don’t sweat the small stuff.” In fact, he says NOT sweating the small stuff is pretty unproductive.

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In today’s episode, Andy and I discuss:

  • Why he believes NOT sweating the small stuff is unproductive
  • The difference between PERCEPTION and PERSPECTIVE
  • The myths we associate with change and the ingredients necessary for true change to occur
  • …and much more!

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Andy in Action

Books Andy Recommends

I originally asked Andy this question when he first appeared back in episode #014. You can find his original book suggestions listed in this post.

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  • Lisa Hamilton

    Maybe I misunderstood his intention, but it sounds like he’s saying nothing I ever did was based on a feeling. I don’t agree. How I feel directs my actions. It is very important. My actions are not as effective when I don’t feel good about myself. My presence is not as enjoyable to others when I don’t feel good about myself. When I have not felt good about myself, or about a situation, I failed. I only succeeded in life because I learned how to believe in myself. Believing in myself started with working on my mental attitudes, but the transformation actually occurred when my belief in myself developed into a strong feeling. It’s heart centered. It’s not just a mental attitude. This is why in spiritual practices, we endeavor to unite heart and mind. They are more powerful together. They balance each other, and give us a clearer picture of the truth. We develop our ability to reason and crystal clear intuition.

    • Oh no. We do things all the time because of how we feel. I don’t think Andy’s arguing that. However, every one of those actions are *choices* we make. In other words, not “feeling good” about yourself is a choice you decided to make. You have the power to make a different choice. 🙂

  • Chandler Bolt

    Ha! Love your intro paragraph for this episode 🙂

    • Thanks Chandler. 🙂 And thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. Very honored.