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Welcome to TRAPPSTR.com

Posted on 22. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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Avoiding a big fat wasted life

Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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If you’re planning a 2 week vacation to Europe, you’ll probably spend plenty of time researching airfare, hostels, tourist sites, weather, transportation, local food, etc. You plan because you want to maximize the opportunity. Only an idiot would jump in a life raft at Virginia Beach and start paddling towards England.
Plan for the journey. Then [...]

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5 things I learned from my first 5 jobs…

Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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1. Mowing grass – My first job ever. Got to mow a local doctor’s office in junior high for a whopping $50 a week. To a 13 year-old in 1994, $50 a week was like your own personal oil field. The best part of this job was getting to work with my dad. This was [...]

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2 ways to sell

Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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I have two friends who are in sales. One sells cell phones and the other sells medical services. They are also the best at what they do & are ranked first in their stores and their districts. One of them even got pulled in front of 15 store managers where they drilled him with questions, [...]

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You can’t rage against yourself

Posted on 13. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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Democrats rage against Republicans. Fans of Manchester United rage against Liverpool fans. Same with cats & dogs…always at war.
That’s how it goes with rivals.
You don’t see this with bicycle riders and car drivers though. They are forced to share the same turf, and cyclists are the vast minority. Every year, many cyclists are injured and [...]

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My 100 Twitter Dads

Posted on 13. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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I fight the battle at least twice a week now–someone telling me Twitter is stupid, and a waste of time, and blah blah blah. But every day, I think Twitter is better than the day before. Tons of reasons it rocks, but my latest revelation is Twitter as a Mentoring Machine. I lost my dad [...]

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RIP: Soloists

Posted on 12. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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In 2009, soloists are at best, ignored. At worst, dying.
Solo leaders. Solo business people. Solo pastors.
There’s just too much noise nowadays. It’s hard to be heard over a thousand other singers.
The market for soloists is dwindling. But the market for conductors has never been better. Conductors are those fine musician-leaders who have a knack for [...]

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Emergency Funds & War Lists

Posted on 12. Aug, 2009 by Brett.

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I was never a saver until I heard the phrase “emergency fund” (thank you Dave Ramsey). Sure, I had always had a savings account but it was really just a “keep-money-here-til-I-go-broke-then-empty-it-in-a-panic” fund.
But Dave rebranded the boring “savings account” with a much stickier phrase–emergency fund. Think unexpected trips in an ambulance and $4000 A/C units that [...]

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Church>Fraternity>Business

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by Brett.

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I knew we had won when they announced Kansas State as first runner-up.
Me and my 15 fraternity brothers, dressed in suits and ties, were nervously sitting around a banquet table at the national awards ceremony for our fraternity. We were surrounded by hundreds of fraternity brothers from across the nation. I had a cell phone pressed [...]

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About TRAPPSTR.com

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by Brett.

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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 [...]

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