5 Sep 17

Chris Brady Speaks at the 13th Annual Mastermind Event


The Mastermind Event is one of the most exclusive, direct selling events available anywhere. That’s why it sells out year after year. It is attended annually by entrepreneurs from over 50 countries representing over 100 Direct Selling companies and is a place where attendees can learn from people who have made it to the top in the industry. The Mastermind Event is total immersion in the world of leadership.

Chris Brady has been one of the Senior Faculty Members and top speaker draws at the event for many years. At the 13th Annual Mastermind Event in Orlando, Florida, Brady delivered entertaining and inspiring insights to a sold out crowd. He is simply a Mastermind Faculty Member you won't find on the usual speaking circuit. Like other presenters, he's agreed to participate in this event in order to elevate the profession for everyone in the industry.

22 Aug 17

Chris Brady Speaks at the Triangle Literacy Council Fundraiser


For over 45 years, the Triangle Literacy Council (TLC) has been serving individuals and families in the Triangle region (of North Carolina) with literacy and basic skills programming to improve lives through community and individual success.TLC provides literacy programs across a broad spectrum of individuals and families, for all age groups, for families and their pre-school children, for youth involved with the juvenile justice system, incarcerated women, inmates in county jails, and for the unemployed.

In order to fund these efforts, TLC hosts charitable events where the community can get involved and get educated on the importance of literacy. On August 22nd, 2017, TLC held their first-ever silent auction event where they provided free food and drinks to anyone who came to support the cause. Chris Brady, a TLC Board Member, served alongside business associates and other volunteers for the event. Brady, a strong supporter of literacy initiatives, was also the featured speaker for the evening and educated the attendees on the importance of literacy and all of the services that TLC provides to the community. “It was encouraging to listen to the stories of people who have gone through the programs and hear about how TLC has made a difference in their lives. A large crowd showed up to support the cause and overall it appeared to be a tremendous success!”

10 Jul 17

Chris Brady Selected as New Board Member for Italy for Christ


In July of 2017, Chris Brady was selected by the Italy for Christ leadership team to serve as a new Board Member for their charitable organization. The mission of Italy for Christ is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every Italian in this generation. Chris Brady loves the country of Italy and has visited and served there in different capacities many times. He documented some of his personal experiences and adventures in his popular book, A Month of Italy. Brady is also passionate about making the gospel of Jesus Christ known throughout the world. He considers it an honor to serve as an Italy for Christ Board Member.

16 Feb 17

Chris Brady Named Richtopia’s Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World


In February of 2017, Chris Brady was listed at #132 on Richtopia’s Top 200 list of most influential authors in the world, next to his business partner and friend, Orrin Woodward, who was listed at #92. According to Richtopia, the list is comprised of authors who are influential and effective at having soft-power and the ability to be proactive, particularly in the digital sphere. The Richtopia authors list is compiled using a number of metrics combining to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a person’s ranking are their social media profiles and standard media coverage.

30 Jan 17

Chris Brady Speaks at the Life Launch Event in Paris, France


For most companies and entrepreneurs, building and maintaining a local customer base is one of the first steps on the road to success. Once companies have achieved this goal, they often feel they are ready to take on the next step: expanding internationally.

Becoming a global company is an impressive feat, and not every business that sets out to do it actually accomplishes the goal. However, Life continues to be the exception. Currently, Life operates in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad, Tobago, United States, US Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and now FRANCE!

In an effort to welcome the French citizens into the Life community, an official launch event was held in Paris, the beautiful capital city of France, on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 with Life Founder and CEO, Chris Brady! Many people traveled from far and wide to attend the 8 hour seminar, including Life Members and guest speakers from Canada: Joce and Cynthia Dionne and Charles and Manon McIntyre. Brady had this to say about his experience at the launch event:

“The opening of the market in France was a smashing success! Already there are individuals who are embracing our mission of ‘Setting People Free’ and embodying our motto of ‘Having Fun, Making Money, and Making a Difference!’ Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality! We look forward to serving the people of France with our life changing products.”

30 Nov 16

Life Staff Make a Difference for Underprivileged Children in North Carolina


As a company, Life is intentional about making a difference in people's lives. The Life on Life Initiative has truly become a platform for Life Members and staff to actively participate in community service events that meet the needs of people who struggle to function in society.

During the holidays, it can be especially difficult for underprivileged families. That is why on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, the Life World Headquarters employees took time out of their busy afternoon to serve with the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Program.

The Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer Program works to bring joy to thousands of Wake County underprivileged children, providing them with new clothing, toys, and stockings, and the opportunity to have a happy Christmas morning.

The Life staff volunteered for the toy shop set-up portion of the program and assisted with every aspect of distribution including organizing toys and games, decorating, sorting Angel Tree gifts, setting up boxes, cleaning, and making stockings.

Life CEO, Chris Brady served alongside the staff at the event and had this to say about his experience:

“I am so proud of our staff who so enthusiastically chose to participate in this outreach today. The Salvation Army is doing such a great job of making sure children are not forgotten on Christmas, and I was honored to have been able to play a little part in that.”

19 Nov 16

Chris Brady Speaks at the 12th Annual Mastermind Event in Orlando, Florida


With more than 2,500 attendees, over 25 of the world’s top direct selling leaders and speakers, and more than 100 Direct Selling companies represented, the Mastermind Event is the longest-running, most trusted, well respected and relevant Direct Selling Event in the World. For many years, Chris Brady has been one of the Senior Faculty and top speaker draws at this event. Art Jonak, Founder of the Mastermind Event, had this to say about Brady, “Chris is quite possibly the most entertaining platform speakers in Network Marketing, and maybe in the world.”

12 Nov 16

Chris Brady Speaks at The West Institute Collision Conference at the University of Wyoming


The West Institute Collision Conference at the University of Wyoming is an event open to students and the public that is designed to answer questions about the Christian faith. The themed topic of the event was: Where Your Faith and Life Meet. Chris Brady spoke alongside Dr. Stephen Davey - Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church and President of Shepherds Theological Seminary, and Dr. Doug Bookman on November 11th-12th, 2016.

18 Oct 16

Chris Brady Speaks at the Premio Eccellenza Italiana 2016 in New York


The Premio New York brings promising emerging Italian artists to New York for a residency at the ISCP Gallery in Brooklyn. In mid-October, Chris Brady was asked to speak at the award celebration for Italian politician and best-selling author, Alessandro Lovino, who was presented the “Premio Eccellenza Italiana 2016” award. The award was presented to him on behalf of Italia USA Ponti Culturali Prmio Letterario.

15 Sep 16

Chris Brady Selected as a Board Member of Triangle Literacy Council


The Triangle Literacy Council improves the lives of adults, youth, and families by teaching basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success. For over 45 years, the Triangle Literacy Council (TLC) has been serving individuals and families in the Triangle region with literacy and basic skills programming to improve lives through community and individual success.

TLC provides literacy programming across a broad spectrum of individuals and families, for all age groups, for families and their pre-school children, for youth involved with the juvenile justice system, incarcerated women, inmates in county jails, and for the unemployed. Programs are offered for Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language, one-on-one tutoring with trained volunteers, a Juvenile Literacy Center for youth involved with the juvenile court system or at risk of being involved, financial literacy, life skills, civics and government, and specifically tailored workplace literacy.

Because of Chris Brady’s passion for literacy, and his personal involvement in the advancement of literacy initiatives, he was selected to be a Board Member for the Triangle Literacy Council in Raleigh, North Carolina.

28 Apr 15

Two Obstaclés Press eBooks Win in the 2015 eLit Awards!


We are very proud to announce that two Obstaclés Press ebooks are winners in the sixth annual eLit Awards! Orrin Woodward'sAnd Justice for All received a Bronze Medal in the Current Events (Political/Economic/Legal/Media) Category, and Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series won a Bronze Medal in the Self-Help Category.

The eLit Awards are a global, industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing excellence. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company.

In And Justice for All, Orrin Woodward digs into the questions of why humanity's long quest for concord, that ideal state in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, has only ever had fleeting success and how we can reverse the current trend toward less freedom and prosperity. Get your copy of the ebook or print edition today to find out what actions you can take to stop the erosion of freedom and establish society on a firm foundation of freedom and justice for all.

Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series showcases various people from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews whose actions created not only a ripple effect but such huge waves that our world has been forever changed. Learn from these inspiring Wavemakers with your very own ebook or print copy how even the smallest pebbles (disturbances in the status quo) can sometimes create the biggest waves of lasting change for the better.

Congratulations to our award winners! Click here to see the full list of winners.

30 Jan 15

Terri Brady’s ‘Letters to Lindsey’ Wins Bronze in Illumination Book Awards


Congratulations to Terri Brady! Her first book, Letters to Lindsey, based on her blog (letterstolindsey.com), recently won a Bronze Medal in the Keepsake/Gift/Specialty Bible category of the 2015 Illumination Book Awards.

Hosted by Jenkins Group, the Illumination Awards celebrate and recognize exemplary Christian books. Awards Director Jim Barnes says, "The Bible was the first 'self-help' book, filled with stories meant to show us how to live together in peace. These awards are dedicated to that spirit, and to books that help answer the simple question: 'What Would Jesus Do?'"

As a speaker, Terri has been captivating audiences with her inspiring stories and humorous anecdotes for nearly twenty years. It was the encouragement of her friend Lindsey Spiewak in particular that prompted her to start a blog, written in the form of letters-thus the title Letters to Lindsey-from one woman "blossoming in motherhood and faithful living" to another on the same journey. The blog quickly gained popularity, receiving tens of thousands of hits per month with readers in 134 countries at the time of the book's publishing. Many people requested that she publish a book, but Terri dismissed the suggestion, saying that her husband, Chris, was the writer in the family.

So Chris started the project without her knowledge, taking it "from conception to rough draft, including artistic layouts and concepts," in order to get it to the point where Terri could no longer humbly dismiss the idea. He says that once Terri accepted the notion of publishing her own book and got involved in the process, the "flair of her input" took the original concept "to entirely new heights" and turned the book into "a true work of art." In Terri's own words about the "letters" in her blog and book, the "letters are meant to vent, challenge, or simply entertain, but always to leave the reader and the writer changed."

Letters to Lindsey was published by Obstaclés Press as part of LIFE Leadership's AGO Series. Get your own copy of this award-winning book here.

Click here to see a complete list of the 2015 Illumination Book Awards winners.

13 Jan 15

Author Chris Brady Paints the Art of Leadership against a Colorful, Historical Backdrop


With the launch of his latest book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of a Fighting Sail, published by Obstaclés Press in December 2014, Chris Brady takes you on a voyage back to a time and culture vastly different from our own. Set sail on the open seas with the gallant and not-so-gallant leaders of the age of fighting sail and explore key insights into the art of leadership. Seafarers in this historic era faced enormous operational, tactical, and strategic challenges as they navigated rough waters and grappled with enemies in gigantic wooden ships. The need for leadership was tremendous. And it is in such extremely complex situations, when risk, challenges, and pressures are greatest, that the courage, heart, and fortitude of real leaders are revealed.

Regardless of whether you are a history buff, there is a lot to learn from the dauntless souls who managed to rise above such demanding circumstances, achieve victory, and lead others to accomplishment as well. Who in this day and age has the wisdom, grit, stamina, and energy to stand up against mighty waves and storms, make the right decisions in the heat of battle, and defeat any enemy? Who will batten down the hatches and lead the crew to victory when others are trying to abandon ship? The answer is you. Discover that today on a journey through the seas as you peak into the minds of true leaders in history and find inspiration to tap into the boundless leadership ability within yourself.

Purchase your copy today!

Click here to read a blog written by the author, Chris Brady, that takes you on a journey of how he came to write this masterpiece.

18 Dec 14

Is Your Sensitivity to Criticism Limiting Your Success?


The downfall of many people is in worrying too much about what others think. Surprising as it may be to some, success attracts criticism. It naturally brings competitors, detractors, and critics. And if you aren't aware of this fact and prepared to deal with it, it can be a significant stumbling block on the road to success. Real leaders know this and prepare for this inevitability ahead of time so it won't distract them from their purpose or hinder their progress.

But many people who want to be leaders but haven't yet endured the challenges that success brings think that success is easier to achieve than it actually is and that when they achieve it, they will automatically be loved, admired, and respected by everyone. But that just isn't the reality, and those who don't prepare themselves for such challenges often find themselves upset, distracted, and unfocused at crucial times when their leadership is needed most. Not good.

Having thick skin is the exact ingredient that can help those who are looking to round out this area of their lives that often holds them back, and LIFE Leadership and Obstaclés Press have just the book, aptly named Thick-Skinned, to teach you how to develop a positive thick skin and the right view of criticism. And you'll find that criticism can actually be a blessing when that happens.

Don't let thin skin trip you up and keep you from achieving your goals, dreams, and purpose in life or diminish the influence and impact you can have in the lives of others. Our thoughts control our lives, but the good news is we control our thoughts. So learn to take charge of your thoughts now. This LIFE Leadership Essentials Series book will help you figure out why you are thin-skinned, show you how to ignore the negative speak from others and focus on positive thoughts instead, and teach you ways to develop thicker skin so you can flourish without hesitation. Click here to purchase your paperback or e-book copy today!

11 Dec 14

LIFE Leadership Cofounders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Speak at Annual Mastermind Event


The Mastermind Event, where network marketing professionals gather to take their careers to the next level, sold out the Orlando, Florida, hotel where it was held this year. Among the lineup of top industry leaders speaking at the annual event were 'New York Times' bestselling authors and cofounders of LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady.

This year's network marketing Mastermind Event took place in Orlando, Florida, from October 31 - November 2. The event, which was the 10th annual gathering of its kind for network marketing professionals, boasted many industry-leading speakers. These professionals had worked months in advance to deliver informative content to their colleagues in an engaging manner. Among them were Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward, both of whom are 'New York Times' bestselling authors as well as cofounders of LIFE Leadership. Throughout the weekend, top leaders from around the world discussed best practices, shared helpful tools of the trade and inspiring success stories, and made lasting connections and friendships.

The Mastermind Event, founded by networker Art Jonak, is a closed event for members of the network marketing profession where top performers share information specific to the profession that has been tested and proven. Jonak and his Mastermind team say that networkers from over fifty countries and one hundred plus different direct selling companies have attended their event and that many of the attendees, like Woodward and Brady, are proven leaders running world-class organizations, so newcomers and those at all levels have an opportunity to mingle with and learn from the best and brightest the profession has to offer: networkers who have decades of real field experience and are still active in the industry. Says Woodward, "For the last five years, I have supported the event because it represents everything that is right about network marketing." He cites Jonak's personal sacrifice and commitment to excellence, the "world-class…leadership character, competence, and communication skills" of the Mastermind faculty, and the prevalent attitude of camaraderie as main reasons for his support. Woodward calls what Jonak has created a "win-win culture" where driven, passionate attendees from hundreds of different organizations lift one another and the entire industry up rather than tearing each other down.

Woodward and Brady, whose LIFE Leadership organization produces materials covering what they call the 8 Fs of life (Family, Finances, Fitness, Faith, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun) to help users personalize their goals and find solutions for greater success and satisfaction in all areas of life, were in good company among the other speakers at the Mastermind event, such as Sarah Robbins, Ørjan Sæle, and Randy Gage. Woodward says, "Everyone who attends the event leaves with a boatload of nuggets to improve him- or herself personally and professionally." A prevailing idea behind the event is that when so many have so much to offer, attendees are able to network, learn, and grow while having fun and creating lasting friendships with other professionals in their field.


9 Dec 14

The 'Financial Fitness Pack' Now Earns CPAs Continuing Professional Education Credits!


Here at LIFE Leadership, we are constantly striving to produce the highest quality products that can truly make a difference in people's lives. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that our materials and teachings bring true benefit to the lives of our Members and Customers. That's why we create products like our Financial Fitness Pack, which we have had the great joy of witnessing bring increased financial stability and prosperity, as well as greater peace of mind, to many in our community who had previously been burdened with debt and stress because they had never received an education in the often neglected but extremely important subject of how to properly manage one's personal finances. The Financial Fitness Pack shows people that learning to master their finances doesn't have to be daunting or scary, and it can even be fun.

And what's more, the education on proven financial principles and the key areas of personal finance that the Financial Fitness Pack provides is so solid and practical that even accounting professionals have come to recognize its value. Therefore, we now have the honor of announcing an exciting new development that will allow Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to earn self-study CPE credit when they incorporate the Financial Fitness Pack into their ongoing efforts to maintain their professional competence and their ability to provide quality professional services.

CPEThink.com, a leading provider of online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses for CPAs, is now offering 22 self-study credits for completing the Financial Fitness Pack material and passing an online exam. CPEthink.com is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) Sponsor of Continuing Professional Education, and the CPE credit hours satisfy or exceed the updated American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)/NASBA guidelines on self-study CPE activated in 2014 for all 50 states and US territories.

We look forward to helping many CPAs fulfill their Continuing Professional Education requirements, as well as helping many others enjoy the process of learning how to take charge of their finances. You can purchase your Financial Fitness Pack here. To access the CPE course learning objectives, review questions, and final exam, please visit CPEthink.com.


18 Nov 14

Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant


"The money thing" is one of the most important aspects of life to master-and the earlier, the better. You're never too young to learn the principles of success, especially when it comes to personal finances. Many adults are trapped in the Financial Matrix, struggling needlessly with debt and trying to figure out on their own how to properly manage their money because nobody taught them the principles of financial fitness when they were young. The majority of schools and colleges seem to skip right over the subject as if it weren't relevant. But learning solid financial principles and good spending, saving, and budgeting habits at a young age can prevent people from having to face the burden of a heavy debt load and get them on the path to abundance.

Don't let the Financial Matrix's system of debt ensnare the young people in your life and doom them to a life of constantly being broke and struggling to make ends meet. Break the cycle of debt, and give the next generation the edge they need to start mastering their money now. Get them a copy of Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series and show them how simple it is to take charge of their finances. They'll gain an understanding of the basics of money, four ways to make money, the power of giving and saving, what most people don't know about investing, wise spending habits, and ten financial danger zones to avoid or tread with care. And best of all, they'll be able to start creating their life of abundance now.


4 Nov 14

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Launch a Leadership Revolution in Italy


On Friday, October 3, 2014, authors and leadership experts Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward visited the Italian Senate in Rome to hold a press conference entitled “Launching a Leadership Revolution.” The event, moderated by author Alessandro Iovino, covered topics of great interest to those who hold positions of responsibility in this highly important and symbolic leadership institution. Also speaking at the event were Senator Lucio Malan, Governor of the Italian Senate, and Dr. Gaetano Sottile, President of Italy for Christ. Other participants included lawyers, politicians, journalists, business owners, and more.

Brady and Woodward’s ‘New York Times’ bestselling book ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution,’ the basis for material discussed in the conference, teaches about the “art” (presuppositions/thought processes/mindsets) and “science” (actions and strategies) of leadership, explaining the philosophy of the authors about what true leadership is and how people can improve their leadership effectiveness. With the belief that leadership is not a privilege exclusive to a few elites but rather a quality anyone and everyone can adopt to improve both themselves and the society in which they live, the authors maintain that the question all individuals must ask themselves is not whether they will ever be called upon to lead but whether they will be ready to do so when they are.

It is this unique philosophy Brady and Woodward have toward leadership that Iovino stressed during the event with the Italian Senate. And Sottile reaffirmed this idea, saying that in his experience of training young leaders in Italy and abroad, he has discovered that the essential quality for both one’s personal and professional life is to develop real leadership that can affect those around oneself.

After their conference in the Italian Senate, the two American authors traveled to Naples to speak at another event hosted by Gospel Napoli entitled “Becoming a Successful Leader.” Held in the city of Melito, the conference was opened by Pastor Marco Palma and Mayor Angelo Liccardo. Sottile again joined Brady and Woodward and pointed out that true leadership is founded in a deep and genuine Christian experience. The speakers all urged the many young people in attendance to be actors rather than spectators in the launch of a real revolution in leadership because as Woodward says, “The difference between success and failure isn’t ability as much as action.”

During their visit to Italy, Brady and Woodward also did a ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution’ presentation for rotary members in Ragusa Ilba. Rotary president Mario Schinninà organized the dinner speaking event, which was held at the Convent of Cappuccini. The members say they enjoyed the presentation so much that they are planning on hosting several more such events in 2015.

Click here to watch the video in Italian!

3 Nov 14

Winner of the FLC14 Financial Fitness Contest


The Financial Fitness Sales Contest results were a fascinating display of excitement coming from three different venues at the 2014 Winter Leadership Conventions. All of the participants received some well-deserved praise for achieving such incredible results. What a force for good everyone in LIFE Leadership contributes to as they sell a product that brings such amazing results.

The top three sellers were as follows:

  • 3rd Place: Thierry Laplanche and Marie-Maud Nazon
  • 2nd Place: Carol and Chad Baker
  • 1st Place: Sandy and Paul Northup

Aloha! The first place seller earned a plaque, a check for $7,149.29, and a trip to Hawaii! Second place received a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales plus a 3-night stay in Scottsdale, Arizona. The other four finalists in the top six each took home a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales.

The next Financial Fitness Retail Sales Contest is already underway, and sales of the Financial Fitness Pack are not slowing down. There are still millions of people out there that can take advantage of LIFE Leadership's flagship product. On top of the cash prize, the first place winner will receive a 4-night stay at an exclusive hotel in Waikiki Beach, and the second place winner will get a 3-night stay at an elegant hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona! It's not too late to get started or to rev up your motivation. So get busy thinking of new ways to sell those Financial Fitness Packs, and you may just end up taking first place. We are certainly eager to see who the top sellers will be. Will it be YOU?

2 Oct 14

Improve Interactions with Difficult People in Five Simple Steps


As important as relationships are for every area of life-and they are very important-relationships can be the source of some of our greatest frustrations. Some people just seem determined to be as difficult as they possibly can, continually putting up road blocks to peace and progress at every turn.

Dealing with difficult people is an inevitable part of this life we live. So you might as well get used to it and start planning right now for how you can make those difficult encounters a little less difficult…and a lot more constructive. Whether others are deliberately trying to make things hard or they maybe just had a bad day and ended up spewing all of their emotions onto you, there are steps you can take to deescalate quickly rising tempers, properly evaluate the situation and the needs of the difficult person(s), and not only keep things from boiling over into a hot mess but possibly even come up with a unique, innovative solution that makes all people involved much happier.

Dealing with Difficult People from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series teaches you the vital Five-Step Peace Process for turning difficult scenarios into positive and potentially fruitful endeavors while always keeping your interactions classy and professional, no matter how heated a situation might seem. And it provides insight into the seven main types of difficult people that you are likely to encounter so you can be prepared ahead of time for how to best handle them when they show up in your life.

Equip yourself to create healthy, productive relationships with people from all walks and attitudes. Get your copy of Dealing with Difficult People today . The conflict resolution skills you'll gain from this book will bring much more ease and grace to both your personal and professional relationships.

You may just find that those so-called "difficult people" turn out to be some of your best partners and allies. And at the very least, you'll be able to let go of a lot of frustration and breathe easier knowing you've done everything in your power to fully understand what makes them tick and come up with a creative win-win solution that benefits all parties. And all the while, you managed to avoid being difficult yourself and keep your focus on serving your own life purpose and making a positive, worthwhile contribution to all those you meet and to the world at large. Now that's a win-win!


16 Sep 14

Financial Fitness Wins Bronze in the Living Now Book Awards!


The revolution continues to grow strong! In confirmation of its effectiveness at teaching the principles of success in personal finance, theFinancial Fitness book has received yet another award. This time, Financial Fitness won a Bronze Medal in the Finance / Budgeting / Business Category in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards!

With the motto "books for better living," the Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life. And that is exactly what Financial Fitness is doing for people worldwide: changing lives by helping people of all ages and walks of life learn how to master their money. It offers forty-seven key principles and plenty of practical advice and tools for all of the important aspects of personal finance (the offense, or making money; the defense, or budgeting and discipline; and the playing field, or rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. And it breaks down all of the common barriers and excuses that most people have by demonstrating just how easy and fun it can be to take charge of your finances.

You can order your copy of Financial Fitness here. And if you really want to immerse yourself in financial education and solidify the habits that the book helps you develop, make sure you check out all the other top-quality personal finance products that LIFE Leadership has to offer. Our Financial Fitness Pack includes not only the Financial Fitness book but a companion workbook and eight informative and inspiring audios as well. Plus, we also have a twelve-month Financial Fitness Subscription that provides continual advice and encouragement to help you stay focused on the right principles and goals as you work to keep your budget squared away all year long.

Click here for the official results of the 2014 Annual Living Now Book Awards.

16 Aug 14

Learn How to Create Waves of Change and Make the World a Better Place


Do you have a vision of a better world but wonder how you can ever make it a reality? Do you feel helpless and too insignificant to impact the issues that matter most to you? Don't give up hope. Don't stop believing your dreams can come true because even small acts of courage can make a big difference.

Everyone is familiar with the phenomenon called "the ripple effect." The image of throwing a small pebble in a pond and watching the ripples cascade out from the point of impact clearly illustrates how one individual in a sea of people can cause a disturbance that shakes up the otherwise calm complacency of his or her environment.

All people are capable of initiating this kind of ripple effect. But do you know how to amplify the power and impact of those ripples and turn them into waves of change? Every now and then, extraordinary individuals come along who manage to cause not only ripples in the surfaces of our world but massive waves that are so huge they create lasting change.

And now you can be one of those people. You can learn how to bring about a whole new level of awareness in society and leave the world forever altered-forever better-with Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series. The book showcases several such extraordinary individuals ("Wavemakers," as we call them) from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews. Despite their diverse backgrounds and goals, what these Wavemakers all have in common is a legacy of making waves so enormous that our world will forever be changed by their brave actions. Regardless of whether we may agree with their viewpoints, there is much to learn from these people and their fascinating stories of courage.

Get your copy today and discover from these Wavemaking examples how to, with small acts of courage, make waves of your own that wash over the unsatisfactory status quo and bring your vision for a brighter future to fruition!


16 Jul 14

Leverage the Power of Fun for Increased Success and Fulfillment


Life was not meant to be boring. Fun matters. It is serious business and should be a priority. Without it, few people maintain the levels of inspired motivation and sustained effort that bring great success. Top leaders know this, and that's why they approach fun with the same kind of focus and passion as they do their work.

The Serious Power of Fun from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, with the Foreword written by Chris Brady, demonstrates the significance of fun and helps readers follow in the footsteps of top leaders to create a habit of designed gratification-where life just keeps getting better as time goes on-and turn any circumstance into the right kind of fun. It offers practical advice and examples of how to leverage the power of fun for increased enjoyment and success in every area of life.

For those who are suffering from drudgery and boredom in work and life, The Serious Power of Fun is just what the doctor ordered. Get your copy today and start using the power of fun to find relief from your affliction and revive every aspect of life. Energize your life. Enjoy your life. And laugh your way to greater success and fulfillment!


16 Jun 14

LIFE Leadership’s Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Rank in the “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” Published in Inc. Magazine


As unique and diverse as individuals can be, all people are still ultimately a product of their influences in life. So author of the book Management 3.0 and self-proclaimed creative networker Jurgen Appelo set out to discover who the most popular leadership and management experts in the world are. Specifically, he and his team tried to determine which people are globally the most popular management and leadership writers, in the English language.

Appelo's team ranked leadership and management experts based on data from six different sources (number of appearances in top lists, Goodreads ratings, Twitter followers, blog reputation, Wikipedia, and Google search ratios). They made a few adjustments to compensate for people's real affinity with the topics of management and leadership versus popularity in other areas. And then they averaged all of the rankings together to generate their list of the 100 most popular management and leadership writers.

Their findings were published in an "Owner's Manual" feature article "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" by Jeff Haden on May 12, 2014, in Inc. magazine, which is well-known for its focus on growing companies and the issues that affect business growth. (Inc. has published the Inc. 500, an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, since 1982. The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of that list, which ranks the nation's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500.)

Two of the founders of LIFE Leadership made the list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts," demonstrating their broad appeal and tremendous influence throughout the world in the fields of management and leadership. Chairman of the Board Orrin Woodward ranked #20 on the list, and CEO and Creative Director Chris Brady came in at #39.

To see the complete list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" as published in Inc. and to read more about the methodology used to create it, click the "More" link below.


3 Jun 14

Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Conference in Naples, Italy


New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, CEO, and Creative Director of LIFE Leadership Chris Brady delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Triangle Leadership Breakfast held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC on October 24, 2013. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Christian Business Men's Connection (CBMC), the annual event brings together government, business, academic, and civic leaders and helps them move beyond the programs and projects that consume their professional lives and focus on their internal character and what it takes to be an effective and fulfilled person and leader. Governor Pat McCrory topped the list of leaders speaking at the event. This year's theme was "Leadership that Lasts."

As a Christian and businessman Chris was honored to have been invited, along with the CBMC and other leaders in the area, to bring a message of hope to men in the marketplace and share life-changing information to help them be effective leaders who live meaningful, rewarding lives of purpose.


29 May 14

Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Breakfast with the Governor of North Carolina


New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, CEO, and Creative Director of LIFE Leadership Chris Brady delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Triangle Leadership Breakfast held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC on October 24, 2013. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Christian Business Men's Connection (CBMC), the annual event brings together government, business, academic, and civic leaders and helps them move beyond the programs and projects that consume their professional lives and focus on their internal character and what it takes to be an effective and fulfilled person and leader. Governor Pat McCrory topped the list of leaders speaking at the event. This year's theme was "Leadership that Lasts."

As a Christian and businessman Chris was honored to have been invited, along with the CBMC and other leaders in the area, to bring a message of hope to men in the marketplace and share life-changing information to help them be effective leaders who live meaningful, rewarding lives of purpose.

14 Apr 14

Learn How to Read Like a Top Leader and Improve Every Area of Your Life!


Leaders are readers. But did you know that there is more than one way to read? There are actually many ways. So how do you go about reading if you want to get the most benefit possible? You read like a top leader!

Leaders read differently than most people do. They read to learn what they need to know, do, or feel, regardless of the author's intent or words. They see past the words and read with the specific intent of finding truth and applying it directly in their own lives. Answers to problems can sometimes come in unexpected places, but top leaders know just how to find them.

Turn the Page from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series teaches you how to read like a top leader so you can emulate their success. Applying the skills taught in this book will impact your life, career, and leadership effectiveness in ways you can't even imagine. So get your copy, turn the page, and start reading like a top leader today!

8 Apr 14

Financial Fitness Wins Silver in the Axiom Business Book Awards!


The Financial Fitness book is creating a revolution in the world of personal finance. People everywhere are quickly and easily learning to master their money. That is evidenced by the countless lives that have been changed and by the Personal Finance Silver Medal that the book recently won in the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards.

The Axiom Award motto is "Success through Knowledge," and that is exactly what Financial Fitness brings. This comprehensive guide presents the best principles and advice for success in all areas of personal finance. Readers learn about the offense (making money), defense (budgeting and discipline), and playing field (rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. The hassle and confusion that so often accompany money matters are eliminated, so taking charge becomes simple.

LIFE Leadership is elated to be honored with this Silver Medal from the Axiom Business Book Awards, but we're even more excited about the difference this book is making and the lives that are being improved. In a world where the economy is anything but stable, a solid foundation of financial know-how is critical. So if you haven't already, it's time to join the revolution. Get your copy of Financial Fitness here and learn to kick the debt habit and thrive and prosper in any economy.

And to really make sure you completely absorb and apply these valuable principles, check out our Financial Fitness Pack (which includes a companion workbook and eight audios along with the book) and our Financial Fitness Subscription (which will help keep you focused on the right thoughts and actions for a full year) so you can develop a lasting habit of financial fitness.

(See the Axiom Business Book Awards winner announcement press release here and the entire list of winners here.)


18 Mar 14

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Share Their Experience and Expertise to Give Youth an Edge on Success!


Many people struggle for years to track down the right information and figure out the best path to be able to achieve their dreams and goals. This pattern is so common that a majority of adults have thought at some point, "If I only knew then what I know now…" But it doesn't have to be that way. There is no age limit on success! And there are those who have gone before us who have already done the hard work of pinpointing the best, most effective principles and ideas that can lead us to success in any endeavor.

New York Times bestselling authors and successful entrepreneurs Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward are two such people who are happy to reach out and share their wisdom and experience with today's youth and make a difference in their lives before they ever get to that point of wishing they knew then what they know now. The highly popular Edge monthly audio subscription series that Chris has created through LIFE Leadership equips young people to succeed at an early age. And now with the Edge book, Chris and Orrin deliver training articles and hundreds of their most popular tweets in the language of excellence as only they can.

With bold graphics and eye-popping photography from around the world, the Edge book is designed to be experienced, not just read! It's an exciting adventure with lots of thought-provoking, life-changing information. And readers will get extra enjoyment out of challenging themselves to locate all of the appearances of Obstaclés (a creation of Chris Brady), the sneaky villain who tries to stop anyone from achieving excellence. He represents the obstacles that we must overcome on the path to success. But with all of the helpful advice in this book, readers will have no problem stopping Obstaclés in his tracks before he can even begin to hinder their progress!

Get the Edge book and the Edge Series, and give every young person in your life an Edge on success today!

25 Feb 14

20 Years from Now, What Will You Wish You Had Done Today?


“Your place in this world is an address only you can occupy.” Do you know what your unique purpose is and how to go about making sure you fulfill it? Are you living the life you’ve always wanted? Or are you still looking for meaning and direction in your life?

The search for significance may very well be the most important pursuit of every human. Yet finding the right path for you can seem daunting and confusing for even the most confident and savvy of individuals. But New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brady brings order to the seeming chaos and provides a fresh approach to finding meaning, leading you through the adventure of your life like a veteran tour guide with his newest book PAiLS.

Learn how to determine a clear direction toward living the life you’ve always wanted with Chris’s creative PAiLS illustration and ziggurat / layer-cake construct. You will begin to understand the value of every moment and phase of your life and start to recognize how all that you have seen and done so far, even your mistakes, are just stepping stones for your next ascent in fulfilling your purposeful calling. The world is waiting for the important contribution that only you can make. Get your copy of PAiLS here, and learn how to give your most unique and valuable best, live your most satisfying and rewarding life, and leave your most worthwhile and beneficial legacy because, as Chris says:

“It’s not as important to succeed
As it is to matter,
And you’ll likely accomplish the former
If you shoot for the latter.”


20 Jan 14

A Chris Brady and/or Orrin Woodward Book Sold Every Two Minutes!


The word is out and spreading like wildfire. LIFE Leadership's New York Times bestselling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady definitely know their stuff. These leadership experts are the real deal. They have been there and done that, and they know how to help you do it too.

They've got what you need and want to make every area of life better. Book lovers, leadership enthusiasts, and people from all walks of life are rushing to get their engaging, principles-based, information-packed, and life-changing materials. In fact,someone buys a book by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady every two minutes!

So don't waste your time learning everything the hard way. Get in the action, be in the know, and get a leg up on the competition. Accelerate your learning curve dramatically with time-tested truths and the wisdom of practical, real-life experience.

Click here to browse for your favorite leadership and personal-development products by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady and all of the other expert content providers at LIFE Leadership. And start living the life you've always wanted today!

17 Dec 13

Propel Your Leadership Journey to New Heights with the LLR Workbook!


The New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward gave you the proper launch system and thrust for a perfect liftoff to put your leadership exploration on the right trajectory. Now, the authors have released an interactive workbook to help you explore the art and science of leadership further and propel your mission to all new heights. This new resource will fuel your hunger, boost your motivation, and help you stay the course and fully master the principles of leadership as you work to fulfill your purpose, achieve your goals, and leave available legacy for future generations. Everyone is called to lead at some point in life. Make sure you are prepared to take charge when it’s your turn. Check out the Launching a Leadership Revolution Workbook on the LIFE Leadership Shopping Cart today.

3 Dec 13

Rascal and Voyage of a Viking Are Winners in the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards!


We are thrilled to announce that Obstaclés Press books Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character by ChrisBrady, New York Times bestselling author with over a million books sold, and Voyage of a Viking: How a Man of Action Can Become a Man of Grace by bestselling author Tim Marks are both Living Now Book Award winners!

The Living Now Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, a book packaging and marketing firm dedicated to promoting books that enhance the quality of our lives and make the world a better place. The award winners were chosen from newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and parenting to wellness and spirituality. In all, 107 gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in 34 categories, out of 545 total entries.

Voyage of a Viking won the Bronze Medal in the Personal Growth/Motivation category, and Rascal won the Evergreen Gold Medal for Personal Growth (for books published since 2000). Check out the full list of winners here.

Congratulations to the authors! We are extremely proud of their skill and dedication to informing and inspiring readers in a way that can truly make a difference in their lives!


23 Oct 13

The eagerly anticipated first book of the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series comes highly recommended!


Released in September 2013, Mentoring Matters: Targets, Techniques, and Tools for Becoming a Great Mentor, with a Foreword by New York Times bestselling author Orrin Woodward, is already impacting readers in a powerful way. This book is an influential learning tool that shows how great mentoring is key to successful leadership. Mentoring Matters is the ultimate handbook to teach you the skills of being an effective mentor. Reach out and share your knowledge and expertise with those around you. If you don’t have a mentor yet, it’s time to find one; if you aren’t one, then you need to become one. Master the tools and techniques provided in this book, and your leadership achievements will be forever increased! More...

29 May 13

Chris Brady’s A Month of Italy Recommended by Vaughn Public Libraries


The staff members of the Vaughn Public Libraries have chosen A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation by Chris Brady as one their picks for their Adult Summer Shortlist. The other books included on their recommended reading list for summer are: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich. These books will be on display in all seven Vaughn Public Libraries locations. Customers are allowed to check them out for two-week periods. Visit www.vaughnpl.info/programs for more information.

For all those whose wanderlust has been suffocating stuffed deep down in the realm of Someday, New York Times bestselling author Chris Brady offers good news and renewed hope. With his book A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, he endeavors to prove to readers that they not only can go on a dream vacation but that they should, all the while removing any guilt they might be inclined to feel at such a prospect by illuminating the many-faceted benefits of vacationing.

Brady shares the highlights (and some not-so-highlights) of what he calls his “radical sabbatical” in Italy: a one-month-long family vacation designed to help the Bradys enjoy quantity as well as quality family time; entrench themselves in the authentic, day-to-day life of a rich, fascinating, and warm-hearted culture; and “sharpen the saw” by, as Brady explains it, going “slow in order to go fast.” With wit and humor, he illustrates how such a break from his normally frenzied life rejuvenated and inspired him and made him even more productive after his return. Within one year of his sabbatical, he relocated his family home to another state as he had long dreamt of doing, founded a multimillion dollar company with several of his best friends, and wrote a bestselling book—not bad for the clarity provided by just one four-week break!

The author expresses his own frustration in struggling to truly and sufficiently capture and portray the wonder, awe, and amazement of the whole experience with mere words or even photography. But with as much skill as is linguistically possible, Brady takes readers along on his family’s journey through Italy. Readers can feel the ground beneath their feet, the radiant sun on their skin, and the breeze in their hair. The aromas and tastes of pizza, pasta, cheese, wine, and gelato bring them sweet satisfaction. They relish the suppleness of fine Italian leather and admire all of the beauty that surrounds them. Claustrophobia and motion sickness can even set in for some as motorcycles whiz by while they maneuver around tight curves in a big, white, clunky minibus. A competitive spirit arises as they count Smart Cars with the kids. The weight of the locals’ stares engenders feelings of embarrassment at their obvious foreignness and humbleness for their lack of knowledge of the local area and its rules, customs, and language. But the locals’ accents, loud conversation, and sweeping gestures (which readers will surely catch themselves trying to imitate!) amuse them, and the warm hearts and smiles of the locals welcome them. A profound sense of smallness and yet interconnectedness overtakes readers as they consider the vast array of others who have trod the land before them and all of the history that has taken place there. The extreme heat and sweat are oppressive while climbing the many stairs and towers, but readers are enraptured and enthralled by the sight of all of the breathtaking, majestic views. In fact, readers feel so certain that they have witnessed and experienced the entire adventure with the Bradys that they realize their own dreams are most definitely not lost.

With revived wanderlust (and not even the tiniest bit of guilt), readers start planning their own “strategic/radical sabbatical” that they have been dreaming of for so long, knowing that it is undoubtedly the best course of action. Readers seeking further information and inspiration to help them achieve reinvigoration that results in greater clarity of thought and increased productivity can join the community of others who are Rediscovering the Art of Vacation by going to the book’s website www.amonthofitaly.com.

7 Mar 13

LIFE Leadership Products Win a Gold and Two Silver ADDY® Awards!


The ADDY® Awards (the American Advertising Awards) are the advertising and marketing industry's largest and most recognized competition. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local ADDY Awards are the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local Gold ADDY winners compete against other winners in one of fourteen District competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the National ADDY Awards competition.

On February 8, 2013, at Riverfront Banquet Center, the American Advertising Federation of Greater Flint (AAF-GF) presented its local 2013 ADDY Awards recognizing excellence in creativity for work completed in the year 2012. Forty-eight total ADDY Awards were presented, including seventeen Gold, thirty Silver, and an award for The One That Got Away. LIFE Leadership products brought home one of the Gold ADDY Trophies and two of the Silver ADDY Awards! The cover design for A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation won the Gold ADDY Award in the Collateral Material Publication DesignCover category. The cover design for Voyage of a Viking: How a Man of Action Can Become a Man of Grace and the packaging design for the Mental Fitness Challenge both received Silver ADDY Awards in the Collateral Material Publication Design Cover and Sales Promotion Packaging Single Unit categories, respectively. What impressive and inspiring achievements!

LIFE Leadership embodies the spirit of excellence, and these awards are a strong testament to the cutting-edge creativity of the world-class products that LIFE Leadership produces. Congratulations to all of the extraordinary people involved in developing these award-winning products, especially our fabulous graphic designer Norm Williams of NWA, Inc!


29 Jun 12

A Month of Italy by Chris Brady Now Available!


Have you ever felt overworked, overstressed, maxed out, and out of focus?

Have you ever needed a break from it all, meaning something more than a frenzied weekend or busy plastic vacation?

Have you ever had enough of your cell phone, emails, social networks, texts, and the like?Have you ever felt like you were out of balance and needed some serious restoration?

Have you ever considered the fact that you could take a career break—a sabbatical—to allow you to clear your head and restore your focus?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the back roads of Italy and seeing the famous Tuscan countryside?

Have you ever wanted to sample Italy's cuisine, sunsets, culture, art, architecture, and history?

Are you entertained by humorous narrative and adventure stories?

Anyone who can answer "yes" to even one of these questions will be happy to learn of the release of NY Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Chris Brady's latest book A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation this July. For just a little taste, here is the dust jacket inscription:

“What can possibly be said about Italy that hasn't been already? Primarily, that you can enjoy it, too! Refreshingly relatable in a genre previously populated by wealthy expats and Hollywood stars, this book chronicles an ordinary family taking an extraordinary trip, and most importantly, paves the way for you to take one of your own! With hilarious wit and fast-paced narrative, Brady thrills with honest commentary on what a ‘trip of a lifetime’ actually feels like, and most endearingly, he succeeds in convincing you that not only should you take a similar one, but that you will! Within a few pages, you'll be visualizing panoramic Tuscan vistas and breaking open the piggy bank, laughing as you turn the pages and dreaming of your own escape. This story is one of going slow in order to go fast; it’s about rediscovering and bringing back into favor a lost art, namely, the art of vacation, and it is—or rather should be—a story about you.”

In his uniquely humorous fashion, Brady relates the importance of strategic breaks and even sometimes "radical sabbaticals" to sharpen one's saw and maintain peak performance, optimum health, and overall well-being. The dominant message of the book is: "Sometimes you have to go slow in order to go fast!"

Brady's book certainly couldn't come out at a better time. Americans are working more and more hours and taking fewer and fewer vacations, leading to stress, burnout, and health challenges. Among the list of developed countries, the U.S. now ranks near the bottom when it comes to the average number of paid vacation days taken per year, with a staggeringly low average of just thirteen days (compared to forty-two for Italy, thirty-seven for France, and thirty-five for Germany). Even worse than the small number of breaks Americans take in a year is what they do with their time during those breaks. One survey stated that 88 percent of Americans carry electronic devices while on vacation to communicate with work! That's 88 percent! Given the fact that the idea of taking a vacation is nothing new and almost everyone seems to agree that at least some downtime is critical for maintaining peak performance and happiness, these trends in the opposite direction are shocking.

Brady relates his own personal story in the book, where he explains that he had lost his passion for excellence, was finding himself snapping at people, and was becoming annoyed at situations that would normally not even bother him. Then he realized that he had gotten away from his own well-proven formula for what he calls "strategic sabbaticals": intentionally scheduled breaks of various durations taken with the express purpose of keeping himself sharp and fully engaged in life. "People used to ask me all the time how I stayed so enthusiastic and motivated," Brady states. "Suddenly, I realized they weren't asking me that anymore!"

The solution?

A "radical sabbatical." Brady packed up his family of six and headed to the dreamy land of Italy, sticking mostly to the back roads and blending as deeply and smoothly as possible into the local cultures. What followed was a love and adventure story filled with hilarity, architecture, history, art, family, and success fundamentals.

And the result?

Within one year of Brady's sabbatical, he relocated his family home to another state as he had long dreamt of doing, founded a multimillion dollar company with several of his best friends, and wrote a best-selling book—not bad for the clarity provided by just one four-week break!

"Most people don't think of vacation as an art form," says Brady, "but it is. Too many people aren't taking sufficient breaks, or the right kind of breaks. A proper vacation should be more than rest—it should bring restoration. Living a fulfilling life that matters only happens with specific intent. And learning how to stay sharp and 'in the zone' is a very important, in fact strategic, part of that." Brady's book does an excellent job of communicating these important life truths, largely because of its wildly entertaining narrative style. Brady doesn't pontificate with a bunch of "dos and don'ts," but instead demonstrates the art of vacation through his own adventures.

Critics are already raving about the book. Here are some of the early reviews:

“I was intrigued from the first sentence clear through the book! It teaches so many life and leadership lessons—about family, relationships, learning, improving, and becoming better. I’ll read it again and again, and I’ll read it on the plane on every vacation I ever go on.” – Oliver DeMille, NY Times Best-Selling Author of A Thomas Jefferson Education, Freedom Shift, and 1913

"A beautiful story and pivotal idea for a book!" – Richard Bliss Brooke, Author of Mach II, The Art of Vision and Self Motivation, and The Four Year Career

"With humor, Brady shares the unbounded pleasure of vacationing with your family in a land of heart-warming history, incredible beauty, the most gracious people, and of course, the world's most delicious food and wine! After reading his entertaining work, you will be charting your own course to Italy." – Sharon Lechter, Co-Author of Outwitting the Devil, Three Feet from Gold, and Rich Dad Poor Dad

“Extremely engaging and delightful—a well told story!” – Chris Gross, CEO of Gabriel Media Group, Inc. and Co-Founder of Networking Times

“This is a book every traveler should read and bring along in order to experience the best of Italy.” – Dr. Gaetano (Guy) Sottile, President and Founder of Italy for Christ, Inc.

“Witty, funny, and at points downright hilarious, but mixed with profound truths shared in a way that makes one pause and ponder.” – Orrin Woodward

“A spellbinding lesson in learning how to live again, with real purpose. You can’t stop turning the pages . . .” – Art Jonak, Founder of Mastermind Event.com

“I have never read a book that teaches so much while being this fun at the same time.” – Tim Marks, Best-Selling Author of Voyage of a Viking

“This is the best work Chris Brady has written to date. If this is a vacation handbook, it has redefined the vacation experience.” – Venkat Varada, Silicon Valley Executive

“Vacationing truly is a lost art, and Brady poignantly and beautifully illustrates why it is so vital for driven leaders. A timeless treatise on ‘sharpening the saw,’ A Month of Italy is a book I will sip and savor, ponder and reflect on time and time again. Not only are Chris’s insights powerful and refreshing, but his vivid and witty writing is simply a pleasure to read. Reading this book is a charming vacation itself, and it will inspire you to vacation deliberately, effectively, and joyfully.” – Stephen Palmer, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen’s Guide to Rebuilding America“

In our hectic lives, we are rarely 100 percent present in any situation. Chris Brady shows that with proper play time, our work time is so much more effective. He has freed my spirit!” – Jason Ashley, Country Singer/Songwriter (Texas Songwriter of the Year 2008)

“Italy is unique. Moreover, it is a country where the traveler can enjoy the most various experiences. Chris Brady’s book has the ability, astonishing even for an Italian, to convey to the reader that variety, that richness of feelings, sights, perfumes, tastes . . . and people.” – Senator Lucio Malan, Senior Secretary of the Presidency of the Italian Senate

Whether readers are looking for an entertaining summer beach read or a manual for living a better life, A Month of Italy will surely fit the bill. A Month of Italy can be found wherever books are sold, and the author invites readers to join the community of others who are Rediscovering the Art of Vacation at www.amonthofitaly.com.

27 Apr 12

LIFE Wins District 6 Regional ADDY Award!


The American Advertising Foundation (AAF) announced the winners of the 2011 District 6 Regional ADDY® Awards, which celebrate creativity in advertising, and LIFE (the book) won. The regional ADDY® Awards competition was held March 16th and 17th in Lafayette, IN. In the professional category, there were 364 total entries with 34 winning the Gold ADDY® Award and 73 entries winning the Silver ADDY® Award. The LIFE Corporation brought home a Silver ADDY® Award for the LIFE book written by best-selling authors Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. This shows how awesome the LIFE book truly is and that it exemplifies the true spirit of creativity!

Once again, congratulations to LIFE and all of the hard workers who contributed their time, effort, and ingenuity to help produce a high-quality product worthy of such an inspiring award. We are setting the bar high and look forward to reaching even greater heights!

12 Apr 11

LIFE Book Released!


New York Times best selling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have done it again and this is their greatest work ever!! After having built a legacy in leadership, business and touching the lives of millions, they are more driven than ever to reach out and make a difference. Their latest book titled LIFE is hot off the presses! Every page is ALIVE and stirring with over three decades of Chris and Orrin’s combined adventures, experiences and invaluable lessons learned. The book dives into their compilation of the “Eight F’s” of LIFE: Faith, Family, Friendship, Freedom, Finances, Fitness, Following and Fun. Share their journey of amazing wisdom, A-HA! Moments, goose bumps, sleepness nights, adrenaline rushes, breaking points, human impact, growth and more! This book is a 5 Star masterpiece that embraces all of LIFE’s spokes! It’s timeless in it’s messages, clever in it’s delivery, superior in it’s quality, super fun for the eyes and MEGA useful. You won’t “read” this book, you’ll live it! Everything (Really, EVERYTHING) is in here. More...

24 Feb 11

Woodward and Brady Recognized for "The Best 25 Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011


The modern leadership movement is based upon the principle that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The arts of leadership and management, like all arts and skills, are learned and honed by practice over time. And one only learns how to practice from others who are farther along than oneself. That’s where blogs can be helpful. Hundreds of experienced leadership coaches and management experts publish their thoughts online. While not everyone can afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a management seminar, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can access high quality leadership advice for free. To help you get started we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the 25 best blogs on leadership and management of 2011. More...

28 Apr 15

Two Obstaclés Press eBooks Win in the 2015 eLit Awards!


We are very proud to announce that two Obstaclés Press ebooks are winners in the sixth annual eLit Awards! Orrin Woodward'sAnd Justice for All received a Bronze Medal in the Current Events (Political/Economic/Legal/Media) Category, and Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series won a Bronze Medal in the Self-Help Category. The eLit Awards are a global, industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing excellence. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company. In And Justice for All, Orrin Woodward digs into the questions of why humanity's long quest for concord, that ideal state in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, has only ever had fleeting success and how we can reverse the current trend toward less freedom and prosperity. Get your copy of the ebook or print edition today to find out what actions you can take to stop the erosion of freedom and establish society on a firm foundation of freedom and justice for all. Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series showcases various people from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews whose actions created not only a ripple effect but such huge waves that our world has been forever changed. Learn from these inspiring Wavemakers with your very own ebook or print copy how even the smallest pebbles (disturbances in the status quo) can sometimes create the biggest waves of lasting change for the better.

2 Jun 15

Ladder - From the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series


Never Let a Good Slump Go to Waste! Have you lost some of your enthusiasm for life? Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions, repeating a vicious, monotonous cycle of drudgery? We all face slumps from time to time, but how we respond to them can make a big difference in how long it takes to get out of our slumps and what kind of impact they have on our level of success. A slump doesn’t have to make you feel like you are at your wits’ end and on the verge of failure. A slump can actually be your friend and help you to climb to higher levels of success. So stop listening to the negative voices that tell you that success is too hard and that you aren’t good enough, and start listening to the true message that the slump is trying to tell you: that it’s time for a change that will make your situation much better. With Ladder: Climbing Out of a Slump from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, you’ll learn about the main kinds of slumps and the Six Rungs of the Slump-to-Success Ladder that will not only get you out of any type of slump but will also raise you to increased success. These steps are simple but powerful. Once you know the art of climbing the Slump-to-Success Ladder, you will have much more strength and control over where you end up. So when a slump comes, as great leaders do, you will smile and enthusiastically start climbing the Ladder right away, knowing that success is on the way!

6 Aug 15

Three Obstaclés Press Books Win in 2015 Reader’s Legacy Choice Awards


Three Obstaclés Press authors and their books were honored at a black tie gala during the first annual Reader’s Legacy Choice Awards and Writer’s Conference held at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas June 4–7, 2015. Toughen Up! by Claude Hamilton won a Gold RLCA Award. And Justice for All by Orrin Woodward and PAiLS by Chris Brady both won Platinum RLCA Awards. Congratulations to these authors for their tremendous accomplishments! Click here to see the full list of winners. The Reader’s Legacy Writer’s Conference is designed to give New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Amazon bestselling authors an intimate and personal forum to share their real-life experiences of writing and marketing a bestselling book with people who dream of becoming bestselling authors themselves. Reader’s Legacy hand selected world-renowned authors, speakers, and experts to be faculty members at the conference based on their successes and their abilities to share valuable information with others. In addition to receiving a Platinum RLCA Award, New York Times bestselling author and Chairman of the Board/founder of LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward was among those chosen to speak at the conference and share his formula for success. Approximately 200 authors, at various stages of the book-writing process, attended this first annual event, and Reader’s Legacy anticipates having around 1,000 attendees at the 2016 conference.