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Chris Brady
North Carolina
CEO of Life, Author, Speaker, 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 am married to Terri and we have four children. 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, and you'll likely accomplish the former if you shoot for the latter." "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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The following excerpt was taking from the book, Financial Fitness, written by co-author, Chris Brady. There are some financial problems you need to beware of: the danger zones of personal finance. Specifically, there are ten things that are probably the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. [Introduction written by Chris Brady] Beginning public speakers usually think there are three main types of speakers: good, bad, and somewhere in between. Advanced speakers—those who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. [Foreword written by Chris Brady] I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands were sweaty, my posture slumped, and I couldn’t hear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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You’ve got it. We’ve got it. Seems that nearly everyone’s got it—stuff, I mean. Stuff is the stuff that we have sitting around our houses, garages, and especially basements. Some people go so far as to have stuff stored in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken from EDGE, co-authored by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We heard a great saying one time that went like this: “Don’t be like everyone else—even if you’re the only one.” This is especially true when... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken from EDGE, co-authored by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We once heard the story told of a young man who worked at a sporting goods store. He was in his second year of college and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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This post was transcribed from a Live talk given by Chris Brady. I was speaking at an event one time and someone asked me this question, “If you had to attribute one thing to your success, what would it be?”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. One trait common to all leaders is initiative. Leaders don’t have to be told to do something. They don’t need managers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. Few things give leaders more leverage and cause more impact than developing culture. Culture is the combination of values, traditions, ideals,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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In a previous article, Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward covered The Power of Goal Setting from their NY Times bestselling book Launching a Leadership Revolution. Today, we are featuring Brady and Woodward's strategies for an effective game plan. The Power... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward's NY Times bestselling book, Launching a Leadership Revolution. It is important to be hungry and have ambition to change the status quo, with a clear vision of what is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Rascals are able to boldly march in their own direction because of the confidence derived from their competence. Getting good at something is a great way to gain assuredness of direction. The better one gets at something the harder it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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We want to congratulate the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.7! Here is the winning entry: Jennifer Dibala said... “Choosing the location for the next major function.” Jennifer: Simply comment on this blog with your mailing address (which will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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This passage was taken directly from the book, PAiLS, by Chris Brady. When it came to emperors, Rome didn’t have very many good ones. Although his statue in the Piazza del Campidoglio shows him to have a huge head and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken directly from Chris Brady's book, Rascal: If any worthwhile dream requires a long term vision and delayed gratification, it stands to reason that perseverance will be necessary, and in droves. Somehow, Rascals are able to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.6! Here is the winning entry: Troy Woods said... "For the last time, I don't see a trim tab!" Troy: Simply comment on this blog with your mailing address (which will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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The following excerpt was taken directly from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Rascal: It has often been said, “Attitude is everything.” Author John Maxwell, however, offers a great distinction: “Attitude is not everything; rather, attitude is the difference maker.” Having... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.5! Here is the winning entry: Jose Paradis said... Airlines announce overbooking solution and option to make flying more affordable. "Super Cheap Basic Frugal Saver fares". The most basic fare with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Here is an excerpt taken in its entirety from the book, EDGE (a publication designed especially for those on the younger side of life), written by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We love watching people who are at the top... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.4! Here is the winning entry: Derrick Haniford said... The headline reads: Grandfather Found! Another victim of hurricane Oscar has been found alive and well. While on a routine fishing trip... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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In Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward's New York Times best-selling book, Launching a Leadership Revolution, they introduce a concept called the Trilateral Leadership Ledger as a way to help leaders self-assess their effectiveness and track their progress. This excerpt below... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.3! Here is the winning entry: Todd Moser said... "Not widely known, the comeback of the Patriots is even more amazing considering Tom Brady had three toes of his left foot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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From time to time my children will ask me the question, "Dad, if you could have any super power, what would it be?" To which I always answer, "Teleporting!" Because it would be so amazing to just whisk myself to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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In no particular order, here is a list of some of Chris Brady's best one-liner's of all time: Sometimes when you've found your purpose people will think you've lost your mind. Life has no rewind, but it is being recorded.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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With the fairly recent heroic New England Patriots Superbowl win last month, we thought this photo would be fitting for the next caption contest. But first - we must announce the winner of the previous contest 2017.1. Chris Brady chose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Author Chris Brady's Blog
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