About TRAPPSTR.com

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by in About, God, Leadership

TRAPPSTR.com is the homebase for writer Brett Trapp. Brett blogs from the frontlines of a fast-growing, for-profit company that merges business and world-change with an obsession to turn our clients into raving fans. Brett focuses his writing on Capitalism (business, leadership, marketing, etc) and Grace (Christianity, Gospel, God, etc.). He grew up in Alabama, lived in Nashville and has recently made his home in Atlanta. Brett loves having a foot in two worlds as a student of fine business and a clumsy follower of Christ. By day, Brett serves as a Vice President for a world-changing, Atlanta-based company that raises money and produces character education content for schools.

I am a child of Oregon Trail, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Saved by the Bell. When I was a kid I wanted to be an archaeologist. I was the 1994 Lauderdale County, Ala. Spelling Bee champion.  I have a mild obsession with college football. I still eat Lucky Charms, am a slow reader, and I procrastinate…badly.

I don’t believe in ghosts or making your bed. I’ve seen three people and a dog die (my dad died when I was 19). I believe Spiderman is better than Batman and Superman. I don’t mind eating by myself in restaurants. When I go to Target, I don’t push the buggy, I drag it. I like movies where something is attacking earth, and earth has to ban together to fight it off. I believe all trilogies pale in comparison to LOTR. One time, when I was in high school, I put gasoline into a styrofoam cup…really dumb.

I believe in the Bible and Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great.” I believe that if you could only listen to one song every day for the rest of your life it should be Chris Rice’s “Life Means so Much.” I believe that if you do nothing more than smile a lot and ask others questions about themselves, you will go far in life.

The perfect day for me would be rounding up all the cheesy church signs and dropping them in the ocean. I think God loved us so he sent Jesus. But to show he likes us, he sent Mexican food.

And with everything in me, I want to know that my life counted for something.

Thanks for reading my blog. :)

To watch a video of Brett receiving the 2005 Thomas Arkle Clark Award, click here

21 Responses to “About TRAPPSTR.com”

  1. Heather Sachs

    17. Aug, 2009

    DANG, BRETT! This rocks! I am so blownn away….this is amazing. You have an unbelieveable talent for writing! Don’t stop! Your words paint vivid pictures and your authenticity breaks down barriers bringing an instant connection with your readers. I am so pumped for you to have this up and running. Way to go! Simply incredible. Can’t wait to read more…how often will you post? Thanks for the privileged invitation to drop by.
    Romans 15:13
    Heather

  2. Stephanie

    17. Aug, 2009

    AWESOME! Absolutely love the blog! You are so creative and your passion for God, work, life is contagious. So, so very proud of you!

  3. FLAN

    21. Aug, 2009

    Trappster…..as your blog is titled, this is an amazing site and fellowship of information. I will put this in my favorites to check periodically. I have always took your words and truth to heart even though you are the slowest person I know….God is amazing in so many different ways and provides avenues of witnessing…..this may be your road! Great job…..

  4. Nathan

    21. Aug, 2009

    Just let me know when you want to go on a late night sign round-up … because I’m totally down for it!

  5. Martha

    22. Aug, 2009

    I love you, Brett Trapp

  6. Adam Comeens

    22. Aug, 2009

    The God and Mexican food comment is great! Definitely a quoatable and definitely truth. Your BLOG is great; it is you. And those lame ATO parties in that lame garage weren’t all that bad…really.

  7. Becky Archer

    22. Aug, 2009

    WOW – you are one Awesome individual Brett! This is great! Keep it up!

  8. JC

    22. Aug, 2009

    Awesome job!! Blog Rocks! congratulations!!

  9. Chris Carneal

    22. Aug, 2009

    Wow! You are awesome! Long awaited yet still exceeding expectations! May I brag for a moment . . I get to work with this guy every day! Few of you reading this get to say that! Brett Trapp is a World-Changer, Leader, Innovator and Encourager. I am a better man, boss, husband, father and friend because of you, Brett. Thank you for yet again adding value to so many people including me!

    I’m honored to be your friend!

  10. Lyndie

    22. Aug, 2009

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I love it Brett. Can’t wait to keep up and follow your genius thoughts. This is awesome.

  11. Wingo

    22. Aug, 2009

    You’re cool Brett, and this blog is cool, way cooler than my student with the “girlfriend” in Birmingham. :)

  12. Waddell

    24. Aug, 2009

    Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I am here. I am often intrigued by things you say, weather funny and off the wall, or deep and thought provoking. It should be interesting getting into your mind by following you here.

  13. CG Covey

    24. Aug, 2009

    I have also put gas in a styrofoam cup. The cup just started disappearing. I thought it was cool

  14. stevensewell

    24. Aug, 2009

    very nice mr. trapp, very nice indeed.

  15. Stephen savincki

    25. Aug, 2009

    I am quite certain you are the 13th disciple. unbelievable!

  16. Dana

    27. Aug, 2009

    Wow! I’m impressed! I have to agree with the Mexican food and the cheesy church signs. Glad you’re blogging. Keep it up!

  17. bethany

    30. Aug, 2009

    Brett, I never would have imagined back in 3rd grade that you would have grown up to be this amazing servant of God that you have become. I truly was blessed by your blogs, keep it up.

  18. Corey McMullen

    05. Oct, 2009

    This site is amazing Brett. You are indeed the man.

  19. Ann Carneal Murphy

    16. Feb, 2010

    I’m 6 months late in finally looking at your blog. Your upcoming trip to Haiti was the motivator. Brett–I thank the Lord for your presence in the life of Booster and specifically in the lives of Chris, Lyndie, Grace and Emma. God has gifted you and I have no doubt that your life will count mightily for the Kingdom. Being a slow reader is okay as long as you are comprehending and retaining what you read. I agree with you about smiling and asking questions (interested over interesting). You are an excellent writer and thinker. You are a blessed man and you bless the lives of others. Know that I am praying for your time in Haiti. Share Jesus. CTW

  20. Kara

    18. Nov, 2011

    HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY to my oldest friend! And by oldest, I mean the longest friendship I’ve had, not that you’re ACTUALLY the OLDEST friend I have =0)… and yes, I felt the need to clarify that given the decade change and the propensity to think yourself ‘old’ at this age. I do hope this Birthday is your best one so far- and hope that it chauffeurs in the best (and blessed) year/decade/adventure yet!

    Sincerely,
    YOUR oldest friend (same definition as above- to clarify =0)),
    Kara (i.e.: Keika)

  21. Lillie Seymour

    12. Jan, 2012

    You are an amazing writer!

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