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 the Lead Innovator for a world-changing, Atlanta-based company that does financial development for schools & leadership development for organizations.
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 excessively use a Blackberry, an iPod, a 55-inch television, satellite radio, GPS, and 3 computers. I still eat Lucky Charms, am a slow reader, and I procrastinate…bad.
I don’t believe in ghosts or making your bed. I’m a republican, but I don’t think God is. I’m not super “green” but I do try to be lime. 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 Wal-mart, 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.” In a perfect world, I would be a super-Christian. Unfortunately, I’m not. I have ego sitting on one shoulder and insecurity sitting on the other. 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. I believe the Gospel is the A to Z of Christianity, not the ABCs (thank you T. Keller). I believe the most dangerous belief you can hold is that you can earn God’s love or acceptance. That only comes through Jesus.
And with everything in me, I want to know that my life counted for something.
Thanks for reading my blog. :)