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Chris Brady
Florida and North Carolina
Author, Speaker, Business Owner, Father, Adventurer, Rascal
Interests: I write about living a life that is not only successful, but significant. This includes topics that cover the range of "Having Fun, Making Money, and Making a Difference." I enjoy humor, history, business, travel, sports, music, my family and friends, motorized adventure, reading, and sharing my faith in Jesus Christ. I have been married to Terri for 19 years, and we have four wonderful children ages 15, 12, 8, and 7. Favorite Quote: "Our greatest fear shouldn't be that we won't succeed, but rather, that we'll succeed at something that doesn't matter!" (attributed to D. L. Moody) Some of my own (as far as I know!): "It's not as important to succeed as it is to matter." "The only way to BE happy is to GIVE happy." "Our privileges are not for our pleasure, but for our purpose." Enjoy the blog!
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With just about the lowest amount of fanfare possible, my new book Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail was released this month. I have been so busy with my duties at Life Leadership that I was able to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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There is much to learn from everyone. In particular, when someone has achieved phenomenal results in life, much can be gained from a study of their triumphs and tragedies. Over the course of the past 18 months, I have been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Excellence is beautiful in any genre, and what could be more illustrative of the concept than motorsports? I'm not sure if the driving, filming, or creative course are my favorite part of this, because I love it all. But let... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Adam: Thanks for your kind comments. The idea is that we shouldn't worry so much about making right decisions as we should to make sure we're in the right mindset when doing so, and this mindset is the product of a passionate pursuit of a worthwhile dream or vision. Such a target automatically pulls us through the obstacles and challenges that are sure to assault anyone in pursuit of excellence. There is a fine line between what I'm trying to say and the false doctrine of obtaining anything you can think of as long as you believe enough. We can never be sure of God's plans for us, nor the twists and turns in our story along the way, however, if we truly are pulled in the direction of a meaningful calling/purpose, our efforts and decisions in an attempt to get there will be largely fruitful in helping us fulfill our destiny, however modified it might be from our original conception of it. I hope this makes sense. CB
Cathy: I was trying to be a little cute with the wording there, lining up weekend with world's end. As I understand it, Bezos has the desire to populate/colonize other planets in preparation for when/if we destroy this one. I, of course, as a Christian, do not believe we will destroy this one, as the Bible clearly shows a normally functioning earth in Revelation when Christ comes to end it all Himself and initiate judgment. (Of course, this doesn't mean it's not a cool idea to colonize other planets, nor that we shouldn't strive to take care of this planet). Hope that helps! CB
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Success leaves clues. For that reason, I've long been interested in studying individuals who have managed to make something of their lives and contribute value in this big complicated world. Whether it's historical figures or contemporary business celebrities, I never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Sincerely, Chris Brady (Click here to subscribe to my youtube channel) Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Never conform to please your critics, perform to thrill your fans! It's FOR whom it's FOR!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
"Interconnectivity" seems to be the category in which most technological advancement is directly impacting our lives. There appears to be an over-abundance of companies, methods, and means by which we can communicate. All this advancement has changed things - radically... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Antonio: I would like nothing more! CB
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on An Old Man in Italy at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Ideas are funny things, and everyone seems to have some sort of idea about ideas. For instance, one famous quote (usually attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but which is actually a misquote of an earlier statement by him) goes like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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When I am an old man I want to sit in Italy On a bench in the sun, With a view behind me And the town before, The reverse of my life. I will watch it all: The birds and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Time spread too thinly across too many activities is a killer for anyone truly seeking mastery. There simply isn't enough time to become a master at more than one or two things in life. Time doesn't wait forever. Health doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Jason: I appreciate that, but alas, my sons are all fantastic writers, too! I am seriously thinking about kicking back and becoming the encourager for all the REAL writers in our household. Maybe I could just live off their royalties! God bless. CB
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on The Eclipse at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Thank you! And yes, that's her, about three years ago! CB
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on The Eclipse at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Okay, I couldn't help it. While traveling the other day as a family in our jumbo SUV, in which many noises and distractions abound, my ten year-old daughter piped up from the back wanting to read me something she had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The movie A Long Way Off is set to debut the day before Father's Day. A modern-day rendition of the Bible's "Prodigal Son" story, the movie features several top name actors and is very well done. It's central message is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
My new book PAiLS is now available wherever books are sold (including here). I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
As many of you know, having clever children is endlessly entertaining. My oldest son Casey decided to construct a "bad lip reading" version of one of my old talks. Then, like those Russian Matryoshka dolls that are stacked one inside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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I stumbled across this compilation of the entire 66 commercials of the famous "PC vs. Mac" days. To me, this is some of the cleverest marketing ever. Notice the subtlety with which the Mac guy wins these standoffs without appearing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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It took some finagling, a bit of sneaking around, and then a moderate amount of arm-twisting (you'll just have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about) but finally, in the end, Terri Brady's long awaited book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
Bill: Hahahahahaha!!!! You ALWAYS crack me up!! Keep the fun spirit no matter what, my friend!!! Chris
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2013 on Hiding from Destiny at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands were sweaty, my posture slumped, and I couldn't hear a word the presenter was saying. All my faculties were consumed with the fear of my impending doom. What... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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This is one of the most interesting worthless bits of trivia I've ever come across. Fascinating. The Bizarre Border Between Canada And The United States. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Author Chris Brady's Blog