October 9, 2012

Andy Andrews Talks of Butterflies and Making a Difference

“If you want someone to tell you to have a good attitude, I’m not your guy. Your mother should have told you that.” So said Andy Andrews, author, speaker and “coach” to engineers, athletes, business people and presidents. As one of the keynote speakers for the Emerson Global User Exchange, Andrews then proceeded to tell stories about he turned his own attitude around with a few important skills and better ways of thinking.
Andy Andrews, author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift.

“I’m the only professional noticer you’ll ever meet.” Andrews said. “I notice little things that make a big difference in people’s lives.”

The single best skill to develop, he said, is “always smile when you talk. Even if you don’t want to, get the corner of your mouth up. It’ll change your life. I guarantee it.”

Of course he followed his own advice, and as he combined his folksy message with frenetic movements around the stage, he told stories about growing up in Alabama, reading biographies of great people from history, and learning to pursue his life’s purpose from a man named Jones.

Andrews’ main message is that “everything we do or don’t do, matters—to everyone at all time—so it’s important to be thoughtful about what we do and don’t do. He talked about “the butterfly effect” and how it’s been proven that small actions can have far-reaching effects.

He also urged everyone to go for more. “If you’re doing what everybody else is doing, you’re just contributing to the average. Even if it’s high average, it’s still average…. We all are going to make a difference, but what kind of difference are we gonna make?”

Andrews is the New York Times best-selling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift. Exchange attendees interested in digging deeper into Andrews’ message can visit http://AndyAndrews.com/fisherrosemont in the next 15 days for exclusive deals on books, audio programs and DVDs.