Archive for November, 2011

Letter #1 – Life outside the cage

Posted on 18. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #1 – Life outside the cage From: Brett Trapp – Nov 18, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 18, 2001 Dear Brett, Well, I guess it’s here. Happy birthday. I hope your 20s are your greatest decade yet (but not the greatest ever…haha). These letters have been fun. It was a great way for […]

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Letter #2 – The ignorance list

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #2 – The ignorance list From: Brett Trapp – Nov 17, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 17, 2001 Dear Brett, Well, this is it. Your last day in your teens, my last day in my 20s. Hopefully you’re seeing that life only sprints. It doesn’t know how to crawl. In your late 20s […]

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Letter #3 – The self in righteousness

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #3 – The self in righteousness From: Brett Trapp – Nov 16, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 16, 2001 Dear Brett, I wrote you yesterday about this issue of reliance vs. self-reliance. I need to address one more hyphenated “self” issue with you today. This one’s going to sting a bit so brace […]

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Letter #4 – Reliance

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #4 – Reliance From: Brett Trapp – Nov 15, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 15, 2001 Dear Brett, I’m up in the mountains right now, about an hour north of Atlanta. I’m staying in a one bedroom cabin with faded pictures of bears and floors made of compressed wood. There’s a fog hovering […]

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Letter #5 – The truth about hard work

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #5 – The truth about hard work From: Brett Trapp – Nov 14, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 14, 2001 Dear Brett, Well, you turn 20 in four days and I turn 30 in four days. Crazy, huh? Last thought on work as we come down the home stretch with these letters: You […]

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Letter #6 – Fear, growth, confidence, success

Posted on 13. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #6 – Fear, growth, confidence, success From: Brett Trapp – Nov 13, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 13, 2001 Dear Brett, Here’s a wild idea for personal growth. I want you to practice it a lot over the next ten years because I fear know you won’t do it enough. Ready? Attempt things […]

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Letter #7 – Palms up

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #7 – Palms up From: Brett Trapp – Nov 12, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 12, 2001 Dear Brett, Ok, I’m back. Sorry for the left-overs yesterday. In letter #9 I gave you a long list of your weaknesses. I forgot one, and it’s one of your biggest. You’re easily offended. When someone […]

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Letter #8 – Vampires and surgeons

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #8 – Vampires and surgeons From: Brett Trapp – Nov 11, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 11, 2001 Dear Brett, Hey buddy. Happy Veterans Day. Can I be honest? It’s Friday afternoon, I’m tired, and I don’t feel like writing. But you’re not getting off that easy. A while back, I had this […]

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Letter #9 – Weakness plan

Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #9 – Weakness plan From: Brett Trapp – Nov 10, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 10, 2001 Dear Brett, How did that make you feel yesterday? Talking about weaknesses and all. You don’t want to hear this. You don’t. But it’s true: You have weaknesses. Quite a few of them. You’re going to […]

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Letter #10 – Enduring friends

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by .

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Letter #10 – Enduring friends From: Brett Trapp – Nov 9, 2011 To: Brett Trapp – Nov 9, 2001 Dear Brett, I told you yesterday about the value in traveling with friends. Let’s talk about friends for a minute. At the age of 29 (only ten days til 30), I’ve been able to see a […]

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