• CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    I Will Until
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Sales and Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.7 and a Winner Announced!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
    The Disposition of Attitude
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Contemporary Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.6 and a Winner Announced!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    Preparation
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.5 and a Winner Announced!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    The Three Categories of Personal Effectiveness
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Contemporary Leadership LLR Daily Application Sales and Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.4 and a Winner Announced!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    Super Powers
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    Best Chris Brady Quotes of All Time
    In no particular order, here is a list of some of Chris Brady's best one-liner's of all time: There are no traffic jams when going the extra mile. Sometimes when you've found your purpose people will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership Quotes
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.3 and a Winner Announced!!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    Your Legacy in One Sentence
    How will you outlive your life? What will you be known for? The question of legacy stirs people’s hearts every single day. In Chris Brady’s critically acclaimed book, PAiLS, he defines and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    Caption Contest 2017.1 and a Winner Announced!
    Chris Brady said, "It was HARD picking a winner for this caption contest, as several were very good!" But, we want to congratulate the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2016.12! Here is the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    Genuine Sales
    Everything in life, in one way or another can be classified as sales. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never held a formal position as a salesperson; if you have a spouse or you've ever held a job in your. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales and Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    Beyond Financial Fitness - Summary and Reviews
    Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward went above and beyond the call of duty when they created the Beyond Financial Fitness Program. With decades of experience building businesses, investing, managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Contemporary Leadership Finances and Economics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
    NEW! Caption Contest 2016.12
    I'm sure you've all been patiently awaiting a new Caption Contest, considering it's been 3 years since the last one! Yikes. We apologize for that. Well, here it is. The first (and last) of 2016! Not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    How to Deal with Difficult People
    Have you ever had to deal with a difficult person in your life? Of course you have! So, since we already know we will face difficult people, the question should really be, how do we do it? First: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Contemporary Leadership Current Affairs LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    The Top 6 Mistakes Public Speakers Make
    Being Boring. Speaking in front of a group of people is as much about entertaining as it is about informing, sharing facts, or explaining. For some reason, most public speakers are entirely. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    The Scam of our Life: Our Smart Phone Culture
    It's not that often that I use this blog for a rant, but today I just can't help it. After noticing the marked increase in the terrible affliction known as Left Lane Driving (LLD), and quickly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Humor LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    Orrin Woodward: Financial Matrix Scam Exposed
    Debt is Stupid 2. You''re a Victim 3. There''s a Way Out! In essence, this is the message of NY Times best selling author Orrin Woodward''s latest book (to be released this month), entitled The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Finances and Economics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    T-Shaped Model for Leadership Development
    In a recent article in Fortune Magazine (January 22, 2015 by Geoff Colvin), Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld presented a very simple model for what they as a company look for in leadership development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    "Gimmick Prospect"
    Inadequacy How many times in life have you felt inadequate? How often have you sensed deep down that you didn''t really have what it took to make it? How frequently have you found yourself short of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Sports
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    5 Steps to Communicating Effectively
    Consider the simple four letter word "fine." Based upon how you utter that little word to your wife when she asks you how she looks that evening can have drastically differing results. This is just. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    What We Can Learn from the Painter of Light, Part III
    Here is the third and final installment in this video series which seeks to dig into the success of the world famous artist, Thomas Kinkaide. I hope you find it illuminating. Sincerely, Chris Brady. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    What We Can Learn from the Painter of Light, Part II
    (For those who missed Part I, you can view it here.) Sincerely, Chris Brady. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books LLR Historical Examples
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    What We Can Learn from the Painter of Light
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application LLR Historical Examples
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    Excellence in Motorized Adventure
    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, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sports
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    Jeff Bezos and the Why Behind the What
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    Handshake Etiquette
    Sincerely, Chris Brady (Click here to subscribe to my youtube channel). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    It's FOR whom it's FOR
    Never conform to please your critics, perform to thrill your fans! It''s FOR whom it''s FOR!! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    Communication
    "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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    The Journey of an Idea
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    An Old Man in Italy
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Lyrics/Poems Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    Focus
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    The Eclipse
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Lyrics/Poems
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    A Long Way Off Movie
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Movie Commentary
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    Read to Lead
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  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    PAiLS Book Released This Week
    My new book PAiLS is now available wherever books are sold (including here). I hope you enjoy it! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    Bad Lip Reading
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    PC vs. Mac: Advertising Genius Remembered
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    Letters to Lindsey Book Now Available!
    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. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
    E I E I O - Public Speaking by Old MacDonald
    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 was so downright terrifying? I was about to give my first official public presentation. I was eighteen years old and an engineering co-op student at General Motors.
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    The Bizarre Border Between Canada And The United States
    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. Humor Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    Caption Contest 2013.9 and a Winner Announced!
    It's pretty sad, actually, that it's been so long between caption contests. In fact, I imagine all three of you readers out there actually FORGOT we had caption contests. This is possible to believe because I almost forgot that we had them!    To set things right, we will now reveal a new caption contest. But  But first: we must crown the winner of the last one.
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    Charisma – The Key to Opportunity
    Everyone has experienced walking into a room of strangers and not exactly knowing what to do.    Where do you sit? Who do you talk to? What do you do with your hands? Is everyone looking at you? What are they thinking? These feelings of insecurity are natural, but they don’t have to be permanent. 
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    Don't Waste Your Failures
    Here is a brief excerpt from one of my upcoming books (as yet untitled and unfinished): I was in a bookstore one day browsing through the section on historical fiction.    I am a sucker for a well-written novel set in a real historical time and involving characters from our past.    Thumbing through the familiar names of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, and Jeff Shaara, I was surprised to come across a couple of books in this genre by Steven Pressfield. 
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    A Hero's Freedoms and Freedom's Heroes
    Author Paul Johnson wrote, “How do we recognize the heroes and heroines of today? First, by absolute independence of mind, which springs from the ability to think everything through for yourself, and to treat whatever is the current consensus on any issue with skepticism.    Second, having made up your mind independently, to act – resolutely and consistently. 
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    Trout Fisherman in Hell
    There is a hackneyed old story about a fisherman who believes he has died and gone to Heaven as he catches one perfect 2 lb trout after another. As he sets his fly and hooks into yet one more, he. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    An Audience of One
    She knocks on the door to my office and waits until I motion her in. Politely she asks with expectant eyes if I''d like to visit her "gum store." For once making the right choice (trying to remember. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Religion
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    AND (The Art of the Both)
    The word "the" is the most common in the English langauge. Hot on its heels in terms of amount of usage is the word "and." "And" And" is also a very important word when it comes to high achievement. We. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    Don't Ever Let the Bozos Get You Down!
    If you are new to the pursuit of excellence, or are just launching upon your dream chase, or are just now responding to a calling on your life, you may need to be warned about something (or someone): [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Music
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    Leadershift Happening Now
    Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille Launch a Leadershift My good friends Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille are set to release their groundbreaking book Leadershift in just a couple of weeks. If you are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Politics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    Rascal Manifesto
    Stephen Palmer of the Center for Social Leadership concepted the idea for a poster for the Rascal Manifesto. His gang also recently produced this video to promote it. Enjoy. Sincerely, Chris Brady. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Lyrics/Poems
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    Your Personal Brand and the "Margaritaville" Concept
    It happened to you and it's uniquely yours. No one else has your story. No one else has your particular mixture of experience and ability. Not only did God make you unique in all your parts, but the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    Israel Initiative Study Trip
    My good friends at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina have committed to providing an intense Israel study trip for their students. Here is a quick highlight video of the 2012 trip. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Religion Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    Success is Hard
    The most formidable obstacle in anyone's path when deciding to enter the business world will likely be their own thinking. This was certainly true of me. I used to think that all I needed were the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    Exertion
    There are multiple roads to accomplishment. Some people begin the journey to success in a particular endeavor enamored with obvious natural talent. Everybody who observes such people gives ready. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Sports
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    Motivational Myths
    In life, in business, or wherever, it is necessary to find sources of motivation to help maintain peak performance. My business partner and often co-author Orrin Woodward once said, "If you don't. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    Personal Management
    "What do you do to stay so 'on' all the time?" the man asked me. I mumbled out some sort of answer and asked him a similar question. We finished our time together and parted ways, but his question. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    Immersion - When a Punch Becomes MORE than a Punch
    There are three stages in life on the road to mastery of any craft: 1. Ignorance - this is the brief but enjoyable stage where the task at hand appears interesting and enjoyable. Without the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    Viva la Viewpoint!
    "The government is best which governs least," is a statement often erroneously attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Although he likely would have agreed, the statement cannot be found in any of his. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Politics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    Dare to Polarize
    In life, we have an admirable tendency to conform, to seek harmony, and to build consensus. This is commendable, as we certainly don't want to intentionally cause conflict and wreak havoc. However, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    A Year in the LIFE
    This is the time of year when many people are sending out those online video and photo-montage Christmas cards (although I prefer the old fashioned snail-mail kind, with photos of the family). So, I. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor Sports Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    Don't Quit While You're Behind
    Achieving something great means going where you've never gone before. Even though much of the ground is therefore unknown to you, there is one main feature of your journey of which you should be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    The Skills Gap (and Work is Noble)
    My friend and author Tim Marks was recently invited by another of my friends (and often co-author) Orrin Woodward to give a talk describing the Biblical foundation for work. Tim illuminated how our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    Small Talk is Big!
    In our modern discourse, the word "big" is generally given a position of higher esteem than "small." With nieces and nephews arriving at their door, for instance, no distant relative ever says, "Oh, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    Caption Contest 2012.11 and a Winner Announced
    I was recently reminded that it's been a while since we've had a caption contest on this blog, and, not wanting to disappoint, I thought we'd take a break from the lofty literary heights to which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    Towns of Tuscany - Part 3
    Warm sun on your skin, smooth and curving mountain roads, beautiful vistas, delightful acceleration, the rumble of the engine, and nothing on your schedule but hundreds of kilometers of Tuscan roads. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    The Power of Fun
    Tensions were running high, people were getting on each other's nerves, and no one seemed sure what to do next. The particulars of the situation were complex and unfamiliar, and most of the factors. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    Memories vs. Material
    This bad economy is really poorly timed, mostly because it's happening right while we're alive to experience it. We've come out of a credit binge where easy money was available at low interest rates. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Finances and Economics LLR Daily Application Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    Calling Light Darkness - The Power of Words
    I don't believe in magic, but there is a power that operates a lot like magic - the power of words. Lemmesplain. The book of James (3:3-5) compares the tongue (our spoken words) to a tiny bit in a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs LLR Daily Application Politics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    Finally! Someone Makes Sense of the Presidential Debate
    It's time to break away from the deep, literary seriousness of this blog and have some fun. This version of the Presidential debate is more entertaining, and probably closer to the truth, than the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor Politics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    Towns of Tuscany-Part 2
    Part of the beauty of Tuscany is its seemingly endless supply of beautiful roads. While the main towns like Florence and Pisa can be frustratingly crowded, the rest of Tuscany is largely open. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    Towns of Tuscany Tour-Part 1
    There are times in life when everything just works out great. In my book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, I talked a little about riding a motorcycle through Tuscany. That trip, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    The Joy of Eating
    For anyone who knows me (the "food Neanderthal"), you may already be shocked by the title of this article. So you may not be surprised to discover that I've invited the talented Karen McCann, author. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    To Those Who Ride
    I was fifteen the first time someone called the police on me. I wasn’t doing drugs, destroying property, or breaking the law, but rather, I was disturbing the peace. My brother, some neighborhood. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sports Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    "A Month of Italy" Featured on "The Dove"
    I was recently asked to appear on "The Dove" television show. Perry Atkinson did a great job keeping me on track! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Religion The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    How Can You Be More Fun to be Around?
    It's not what happens to you, it's what you happen to do with what happens to you. I am impressed by many people, especially those who have a great attitude, seem focused on others, and make me feel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    Customized Success - It's Your Life
    It's your life. This statement is profound on many levels, such as: 1. you alone will be judged for how you live it 2. you alone are responsible for the results you obtain 3. you alone will be blamed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    Answer a Question with a Question
    One of the coolest pieces of sales training I ever received was, "Answer a question with a question." What a slick idea, I thought. Then I tried it. Wow, talk about difficult. When Jesus entered the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    Make Some Noise
    If you haven't noticed, we're in the Information Age. What that really means is there is too much of every kind of information: emails, texts, phone messages, instant messages, links, news, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
    Top 10 Realities of Success
    It doesn't always go the way you want, and it doesn't always go the way it should, but it does always go. Success isn't easy, easily explained, or entirely predictable. Anyone who tries to paint too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer in Children?
    Have you ever wondered if cell phones pose health risks? Do you know that researchers say children absorb twice the amount of radiation as do adults? With the recent theme of this blog of refusing to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    "Not Necessarily" - Cultural Contrarianisms
    I recently heard someone say, "It's not what you don't know that's hurting you - it's what you think you know that isn't so that's hurting you." In coaching and counseling individuals through all. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Politics
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    Vagobond Reviews "A Month of Italy"
    Vagobond is a cool online travel magazine we deemed worthy to include in the exclusive "Travel Recommendations" list on the A Month of Italy website. A special thank you to Vago Domitio, the creative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    Either Control Technology or It Will Control You
    In A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, I wrote about the accidental joy that resulted from poor Internet and cell phone connections. Going dark" electronically was one of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership Current Affairs LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    Caption Contest 2012.8 and a Winner Announced!
    Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2012.6! Here is the winning entry: Mark Mester said. Urine trouble now! June 13, 2012 at 06:03 PM Mark: Simply comment on this blog with. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    A Personal "Don't Do" Policy
    The following article comes from Jack Canfield, co-author of the record-breaking Chicken Soup for the Soul books (see the official credit at the bottom of this posting). I like most of what he's. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    Device Addiction
    I don't know if it's just my heightened awareness since releasing my latest book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, or if the world is also catching on, but it seems as if more and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs The Art of Vacation
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    Trading Up!
    My good friend Mark Haas sent me this and I thought it a wonderful way to wrap up this Sunday evening. Do not be conned into the world's enticements of temporal pleasures at the expense of eternal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Religion
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    Passivity an Active Destroyer
    There is a simple step people can take to radically improve their lives. Most, however, will not do it. In almost two decades of working with people in personal development, I am continually amazed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs LLR Daily Application
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    One Company Incentivizes the "Art of Vacation"
    Here's a portion of another article someone sent to me demonstrating that some companies are weighing in on the idea of the "Art of Vacation." In my latest book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR News The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    One Company Incentivizes the "Art of Vacation"
    Here's a portion of another article someone sent to me demonstrating that some companies are weighing in on the idea of the "Art of Vacation." In my latest book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR News The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    Others Rediscovering the Art of Vacation!
    Since the release of my latest book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, I have received countless connections to others who are also touting the power of vacations. Here is an. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    Customer Serve Us
    Most companies give the concept of customer service world-class rhetoric and mediocre implementation, at best. The attitude isn’t one of customer service, but rather of “customer serve us. Just the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership Italy LLR Daily Application The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    An Abrupt Ending
    Traffic whizzed by on both sides as a protective ring of motorcyclists and scooter riders stood guard. The rush-hour sun was hot like a mid-day melt. A policewoman did her best to address me in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    Lost in the Translation
    As I depict in my book, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, one of the most interesting aspects of travel is the chance to notice things that are usually obscured by the bustle of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor Italy The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    A Month of Italy - On Sale Today!
    A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation goes on sale today! Visit the website here! Buy the book here! Prego! Enjoy! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books The Art of Vacation Travel
  • CHRIS BRADY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
    Excuses are Useful
    "Excuses are useless, except when used for losing." I love quotes like that. However, I think I've grown to realize that excuses aren't entirely useless. They do have another function. Excuses can be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. The Art of Vacation Travel
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