Podcast Episode 89 : The Crazy Story Behind The Butterfly Effect

Jun 15, 2013 | Podcasts

In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by Andy Traub.

On this week’s episode, Andy announces a new host for In The Loop, and the events leading to the publishing of The Butterfly Effect.


Be sure to visit check out Andy Traub’s latest eBook The Early to Rise Experience and visit AndyTraub.com for more information.


In the middle of the night during a hurricane, Andy received a phone call from General Foglesong in Afghanistan. 

  • He wanted Andy to find proof that every life matters and could make a difference to the world.
  • The Air Force’s suicide rate was higher than the general population’s suicide rate.


Andy’s interest in the Butterfly Effect, also known as the sensitive dependance upon initial conditions, led him to reverse engineer the life of Norman Borlaug, who is credited with saving the lives of over 2 billion people. 

  • Andy found that Norman’s life was steered in its direction due to others’ actions in the preceding years.


After hearing Andy tell the Butterfly Effect story live, Zig Ziglar told him that he should make part of his speech into a book.

  • When the book was initially turned down by Thomas Nelson, the online publishing company Simple Truths picked it up.
  • Over the course of the next 18 months, the book was picked up by two more publishers and became a success.


Never look at the “No’s” as a final answer. There is always a “yes.”

  • Even while things are not going your way, keep a smile on your face and don’t get frustrated.
  • You don’t know where things are going, and you need to keep doing what you think needs to be done.


Questions for Listeners

  • Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show!



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